Hiking & Fishing
Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
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 integrity.
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 online at: https://www.wvfish.com/. More information about licensing and fees may be found at this link: http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/license.shtm.