Barren Fork WMA consists of approximately 497 acres along the Barren Fork Creek in eastern Adair County and is located approximately 5 miles south of Westville, OK. Over a mile of this Ozark stream lies within the boundary of the WMA. The property consists predominantly of creek bottom habitat and hay meadows and has small sections of oak-hickory forest on the rolling, rocky, and relatively steep hills surrounding the creek. The average annual precipitation is about 41 inches. Area use regulations can be found in the Oklahoma Hunting Guide.
From Westville: 5.0 miles south on Hwy 59, Turn left on E754 Rd for 0.4 miles, Continue straight onto S4725Rd/E0761Rd for 2.0 miles.
Game Species of Interest:
- Deer: White-tailed deer present in fair numbers.
- Turkey: Eastern turkey present in low numbers.
- Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, gray fox, raccoon, skunk, and opossum are found on the area.
- Squirrel: present in fair numbers.
- Rabbit: Cottontail rabbits are available
- Quail: present in low numbers
Nongame Species of Interest:
- Bald Eagle: Eagles occasionally winter along Barren Fork Creek
Camping and Facilities:
Camping is not permitted on the WMA. Accommodations can be found in Stilwell and Westville.
Stilwell Chamber of Commerce (918) 696-7845
Westville Chamber of Commerce (918)-723-3243
The Barren Fork Creek provides excellent year around smallmouth fishing, some spotted and largemouth bass, and a variety of sunfish species. For more information about fishing the Barren Fork Creek, consult the Oklahoma Fishing Guide.