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Wildlife Management Areas by Region

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Maryland's diverse geography provides many different opportunities to enjoy its rich landscape. Select a region below to locate information and maps for Maryland's Wildlife Management Areas.

Central Maryland
Central Maryland

Adjacent to the urban areas of Baltimore and Washington lie some of the most tranquil and serene places. Well hidden from the hustle and bustle of city life, a daily excursion to a local WMA can prove to be a welcome relief.

Eastern Maryland
Eastern Maryland

This rich land area east of the Chesapeake Bay harbors some of the most beautiful and diverse wildlife around. WMAs provide many opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, hiking and bird-watching, in addition to seasonal hunting activities.

Southern Maryland
Southern Maryland

Southern Maryland has changed little since it was first settled by the English colonists in the 1600's. Southern Maryland provides the hiker, hunter, photographer, or fisher-person with much to do.

Western Maryland
Western Maryland

The grand forested peaks and valleys of Maryland's Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains form an ancient and rugged wonderland. With more than 120,000 acres devoted to wildlife management. This is Maryland's last frontier. Relax in a canoe gliding on a golden pond. Bound a raft through some of the finest whitewater in the east. Hunting, fishing, and hiking are enjoyed year-round.