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Jefferson County, WV
About Jefferson County
Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Jefferson Rock
Shenandoah Canal
Entler Hotel
Rumsey Monument and Tobacco Warehouse
Morgan's Grove Park
Peter Burr House
Charles Town
Jefferson County Courthouse and Museum
Zion Episcopal Church
Happy Retreat
St. George's Chapel Ruins
Cedar Lawn
Claymont Court/Blakeley
Middleway Historic District
Berkeley County, WV
About Berkeley County
B&O Roundhouse & Station Complex
Belle Boyd House
Berkeley County Courthouse
Triple Brick Museum
General Adam Stephen House
Green Hill Cemetery
Van Metre Ford Bridge
Bunker Hill Mill
Morgan Chapel
Morgan Cabin
Gerrardstown Historic District
Hays Gerrard House
Mill's Gap
Sleep Creek Wildlife Management Area
Hedgesville Historic District
Mt. Zion Episcopal Church
Snodgrass Tavern
Morgan County, WV
About Morgan County
Spruce Pine Hollow Park
Berkeley Springs
Dutch Cemetery
Throgmorton's Inn
Bath Historic District
Berkeley Springs State Park
George Washington's Bathtub
Roman Bath House & Museum of the Berkeley Springs
Washington's Lots
Sir John's Run
Panorama Overlook
Great Cacapon
Camp Hill Cemetery
Paw Paw
Paw Paw Tunnel
Coolfont Manor House
Cacapon State Park

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Sleepy Creek Management Area


Straddling Sleepy Creek Mountain between Berkeley and Morgan counties, the Wildlife Management Area contains 23,000 acres of mountainous terrain. A 205-acre lake, located in the center of the area, offers excellent fishing especially off the broad concrete dam. In a nine-year period between 1994 and 2002, Sleepy Creek Lake yielded 129 trophy large-mouth bass. Boats are allowed on the manmade lake but no gas-powered engines. There are primitive campsites around the lake.

White tail deer, wild turkey, squirrel and ruffled grouse make for good hunting in season.
Extending for 252 miles north to south, Tuscarora Trail, an old Indian path, runs the full length of Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area. It passes Sleepy Creek Lake, Meadow Branch trout stream, Devil’s Nose and other observation points.

Within the management area is the site of Hunter John Myers’ house. Born in 1765, he stood six feet four inches in height. His features reflected the savage wilderness in which he lived and it is said that rarely did a wolf, bear or deer ever escape him.

The 1800-acre Woods Resort which borders Sleepy Creek WMA has preserved public access to the area at all major hiking trails and contributed some acreage.

Location: Sleepy Creek WMA can be entered from Shanghai Road in Morgan County or Back Creek Valley Road in Berkeley County.

For more information: www.wvdnr.gov

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