Description - T**Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**
he area was established in 1974 under a lease agreement between the Berwind Lake Company and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The lease was designed for the purpose of developing plans and conducting wildlife management activities beneficial to the wildlife resources of the area. Support for the lease agreement establishing the Wildlife Management Area came primarily through the efforts of the Berwind Conservation Club.
Elevations range from 1642 feet to 2628 feet and the majority of the area is heavily forested. Oak and hickory dominate the woodlands, which also have some beech and maple cover. A small percentage of the area consists of brushlands which were created by timber cutting, old log landings, skidder trails and abandoned strip mines. Most of the open land is located around Berwind Lake near the picnic areas and swimming pool.
- Camping -
2 sites w/electric & water - 16.00 per night.
6 rustic sites - 11.00 per night. (1 ADA compliant site w/ water)
each site equipped with picnic table, lantern post and charcoal grill
check-in is at noon; check-out is at 11:00 a.m.
six campers to a site - additional charge of $3.00 for every person that is over 6 campers to a site.
Hunting Prospects - managed for forest game,turkey,
whitetail deer (bow only),squirrel,raccoon,grouse
Fishing Prospects - 20 acre lake,largemouth bass,trout,channel catfish,bluegill
foot trail surrounds the lake
accessible fishing pier
boat launch ramp - electric motors only
Swimming Pool - Closed for the 2006 season for repairs
Hiking Trails - Three designated trails, an overlook, and miles of unimproved logging and gas well roads
Picnic Area - Includes an accessible shelter and reservable shelters, call the park office for reservations
Recreation - fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, boating, hunting
Climate - West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.
I-77 northbound and southbound: Take I-77 to Princeton, WV, to Exit 9, WV Rt. 460W. Stay on 460W to Tazwell, VA. At Exit 2, take WV Rt. 16N. Stay on 16N to War, WV. Once in War, go to the end of the city limits and make a left across the bridge. Follow road to the park entrance (about 3 miles). Make a right into the park entrance and follow signs to facilities.