White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area Updated:05/2019

Located in south-central Virginia, the White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area provides outdoor enthusiasts in the region with a variety of opportunities. In addition to hunting and fishing, the road and trail system offers visitors excellent access to view wildlife, take a hike or enjoy the area's diversity of habitats.

More accurately a plateau, the topography of the White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area is moderately rolling with elevations ranging from about 550 to 900 feet. The area's 2,748 acres are about twothirds forested. Timber types are mixed hardwoods and pines including loblolly, and Virginia pine. Hardwood species are primarily the upland oaks — white, black, chestnut, and southern red. Habitat enhancement is accomplished by a combination of forest management, annual and perennial plantings, and an aggressive prescribed burning program in the open areas. The area is dotted with ponds that range in size up to about one acre. The area's meandering northwest boundary is formed by the Banister River.

Recreational Opportunities on this WMA

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Primitive Camping
  • Warmwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback riding is not allowed during hunting seasons, except on Sundays from September 1 – January 15 and from April 1 – May 15
  • Birding
  • Ranges


The area has one toilet facility and 16 parking lots. Five miles of improved gravel roads make travel within the area convenient. Gated roads and trails invite foot travel. A new sighting-in range is now available seasonally for rifle and shotgun enthusiasts. Built in 2003, this 100 yard range offers multiple shooting stations with a state of the art facility. Range rules and hours are posted on this page and on kiosks located at the ranges. Facilities are not available for handguns.


White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located near the center of Pittsylvania County, approximately five miles southeast of Chatham. Access from Chatham is via Route 57 east to Route 649 south, or from U.S. Route 29 south of Chatham via Route 640 north.

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Contact White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Chatham, VA  24531

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Pittsylvania County, Virginia