Frederick City Cooperative Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) contains over 7,000 acres of forest land in western Frederick County. The area is popular with deer, squirrel, grouse and turkey hunters. Recent cuts to salvage timber killed by gypsy moth defoliation has enhanced the area for grouse and deer. Numerous small ponds on the area attract migrating waterfowl particularly wood ducks and mallards. Also, bass and panfish can be caught in these ponds. Two branches of Fishing Creek are available for trout fishing.
The area can be reached via Mountaindale Road off of Route 15 or from Gambrill Park Road off of Route 40 west of Frederick, MD. This area's proximity to major population centers contributes to it's popularity, especially for short trips. For additional information contact the Maryland Wildlife Division at 14038 Blairs Valley Road, Clear Spring MD 21722 at 301-842-2702.
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Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)