McDowell County Wildlife


McDowell County is located at the southern tip of West Virginia near the states border with Virginia.

In recent years the Deer and Turkey populations have grown tremendously and both can be found in great numbers throughout most of the county. The populations of Coyote, Bobcat and Black Bear have also increased. The thousands of acres of wooded forest land combined with numerous abandoned surface mine sites provides a diverse habitat and has contributed to this increase. The links below lead to photos of some of the wildlife in the area.



Contributed by: Alan Johnston



Elkhorn Creek Stream Cleanup, Saturday, April 14, 2007



Berwind Lake Photos


Dan's Wildlife Photos



Additional photos will be posted as they become available.


If you have wildlife photos from McDowell County you would like to contribute, please let me know.


McDowell County - McDowell County Historical Photo Album