Martinsville, Virginia

Things to Do

Turkeycock Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Animals & Wildlife

Lying along the ridge of Turkeycock Mountain northwest of Martinsville, the 2,679 acre Turkeycock Mountain Wildlife Management Area extends into both Henry and Franklin counties. There are several miles of rough gravel roads and numerous trails. The area is popular for horseback trail riding. Elevations in primarily forested area range from 1,100 to over 1,700 feet. A number of small streams drain into Scout Pond.

The Wildlife Management Area is open to hunting in season, as well as hiking, wildlife viewing and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Area is part of statewide Wildlife & Birding Trail System. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) will require an Access Permit for visitors to department-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and public fishing lakes effective January 1, 2012, who are age 17 and older, unless they possess a valid Virginia hunting, freshwater fishing, or trapping license, or a current Virginia boat registration, or are otherwise waived. Please see Access Permit Waiver Guidance. Daily or Annual Access Permits for WMAs and department-owned public fishing lakes statewide will be available January 1, 2012 for purchase online or you may call 866.721.6911 during business hours or visit a license agent.

Open daily, sunrise-sunset. 

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