Oakley Forest

The Oakley Forest Wildlife Management Area is approximately 2,911 acres in size, located in western Spotsylvania County, west of Todd’s Tavern. Oakley Forest WMA was part of a larger working farm that practiced wildlife and forest management for several decades. The habitats consist of a mosaic of upland mixed hardwood and pine forests containing with a few small areas of open fields, pastures, and old field habitats.


Special Regulations for Oakley Forest WMA

Properly licensed individuals may hunt, fish, and trap on Oakley Forest WMA. However, the following restrictions pertain to these activities on Oakley Forest WMA:

  • Sunday hunting is prohibited for all species except waterfowl.
  • Dogs may not be used to hunt bear or deer.
  • Deer of Either Sex may be taken from October 7–November 17 during the Early Archery Season (October 7–November 17), on November 11 during the Muzzleloader Season (November 4–November 17), and on November 25, December 2, and December 9–January 6 during the General Firearms Season (November 18–January 6).
  • Antlered deer must have four points one inch or longer on one side.
  • During the General Firearms Season, legal weapons include rifles, pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and/or archery tackle.


Oakley Forest WMA is located along State Route 612 (Catharpin and Pamunkey Roads) and State Route 608 (West Catharpin Road), west of Todd’s Tavern.