Amelia Wildlife Management Area

Chula, Virginia 23002

Amelia Wildlife Management Area

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"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."

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"This hike wanders a plethora of paths amid a 2,200-acre piece of land nestled against the Appomattox River in Amelia County. The trail system is composed of double-track trails that border forest and field. The Appomattox River is a major tributary of the James River. Amelia Wildlife Management Area, the setting for this hike, borders the Appomattox River for approximately 3 miles. The Appomattox originates in Appomattox County and flows east for 130 miles before meeting the James near Hopewell. Interestingly, the English originally named the river Bristol, but locals ended up using the Indian name after a tribe of natives settled in the eastern part of the watershed."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Check with VdGif to determine annual hunting seasons (call [804] 370-1000 or visit
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