Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
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Hiking is a favorite outdoor activity for Woods homeowners
and lodging guests. Forest trails and country roads in and near The Woods
offer great hiking for everyone from serious back packers to those out
for a leisurely Sunday stroll.
Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, a 23,000 acre near
wilderness bordering The Woods, is the first choice of many hikers. Its
70 miles of trails lead to beautiful Sleepy Creek Lake, Meadow Branch
Trout Stream, Devil's Nose, and the Power Line observation point.
The Woods developers shared a strong commitment to Sleepy
Creek. They preserved public access to Sleepy Creek at all major hiking
trails in their Mountain Lake Road communities -- Sleepy Hollow
and The Woods. They contributed 202 acres to Sleepy Creek and helped West
Virginia's Department of Natural Resources acquire several hundred additional
acres of privately held interior tracts required to maintain the park's
Hunting Season starts on Monday, November 19, 2012.
Woods Management strongly recommends against hiking
in the SCWMA area during hunting season.
For a complete schedule of 2012-2013 hunting season click here.
On-property fishing is available at our Walden Pond and Sylvan Lake which are stocked with Blue Gills, Bass & Catfish. Members and Guests may fish these sites without fee or fishing license (catch & release only).
Other popular fishing holes include, Sleepy Creek Lake, Meadow Branch Trout Stream and the Potomac River. A fishing license is required for those locations. If you are interested in off-property fishing you can purchase a fishing license on-line at: https://www.wvfish.com/wizard/hflw000.asp. More information about licensing and fees may be found at this link: http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/Regs12/regs_LicenseFees.pdf.