Saxis Wildlife Management Area

Located on the bayside of Virginia's Eastern Shore in Accomack County, the Saxis Wildlife Management Area remains one of the region's pristine marshlands. The management area offers the opportunity to hunt the marshes, fish the surrounding waters or view a vast array of water and shore birds.

The Saxis Wildlife Management Area is predominately tidal marshland, divided into three tracts totaling approximately 5,678 acres. All three tracts are peninsulas, bordered by the brackish waters of Beasley Bay, Pocomoke Sound or Messongo Creek, or several smaller fresh water creeks. Forested high ground, or hummocks, occupy portions of the area farthest inland. Maintained primarily in its natural state, there is little in the way of active management or development on the area.

Recreational Opportunities on this WMA

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Primitive Camping
  • Horseback riding NOT permitted
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp


Public launch ramps are available at Saxis, Messongo Creek and Marsh Market.


To reach the area from U.S. Route 13 at Temperanceville take Route 695 west.

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Saxis Wildlife Management Area is not employed by or affiliated with the Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.

Contact Saxis Wildlife Management Area

Saxis, Virginia  23427


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Accomack County, Virginia

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