Amelia Wildlife Management Area Professional Review and Guide
"The 2,217-acre Amelia Wildlife Management Area (WMA) encompasses forest, rolling fields, and wide hedgerows that offer great bird-watching. The 100-acre Amelia Lake and a smaller pond entice anglers with largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, redear sunfish, and other species. Note: The grassy trails here are mown sporadically. If you plan to hike in summer, call to inquire about trail status.
The commonwealth’s wildlife-management areas, operated by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), greatly expand outdoor-recreation options in central Virginia. With no national forests east of the Appalachian Mountains, avid hikers look to WMAs to effectively double the state-owned land at their disposal. And while these areas lack the conveniences associated with state parks, they are, as the name suggests, great for wildlife-watching."