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Laurel Bed Lake, Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Description

Elevation: 3674 feet

Laurel Bed Lake lies within Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area and is a manmade lake created by the damming of Big Tumbling Creek. The lake and the surrounding area are popular venues for bird-watching. For a description of the birding opportunities, refer to Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

Notes:

  • To Access the Site: A Restore the Wild Membership, Virginia hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or an access permit is required.
  • Some areas of the WMA are subject to seasonal closures and some roads may be closed during inclement weather.
  • Hunting could be occurring at this site April 1 – May 31 and September 1 – February 28th. If you are visiting this site during hunting seasons, please wear blaze orange for safety.

Directions

Location: Laurel Bed Lake is located within Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which is north of the town of Saltville, Virginia.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Virginia DWR Region 3 Office: 276-783-4860, birdingtrail@dwr.virginia.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Often inaccessible in winter. Restore the Wild Membership, hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or an access permit is required.

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Primitive Camping
  • Boat Ramp