WMA Overview

Size: 8025 acres
Location: Carter & Elliott
Contact: (606) 474-8535; COE (606) 474-5815
Elevation: minimum 643 feet, maximum 1168 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.2421, Longitude W -82.9818
Area Habitat: open land 6.60%, forest 91.68%, wetland 0.00%, open water 1.74%.

Regulations

Open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, rabbit, grouse, quail, furbearer and turkey seasons, except those seasons are closed during the open youth deer hunt.

Other Exceptions

Bear: Zone 2. See the Black Bear Hunting page on this website for more details.

Deer: Open youth hunt, limit two, only one of which may be antlered, first Saturday in November for two consecutive days. Open under statewide regulations for archery season, except closed during the open youth hunt. Crossbows legal during entire archery season, except closed during the open youth hunt. Open under statewide regulations for the youth gun seasons. Open for the December muzzleloader season only.

Open youth hunt details: An open youth hunt is held on the first Saturday in November for two consecutive days and is limited to youths ages 15 and under. Check in and check out required. Limit of two deer, only one of which may be antlered. Closed to all other hunting during the two-day event.

Waterfowl

The following portions are closed to all waterfowl hunting: within three-quarters of a mile of the dam site marina, the shores of Camp Webb and Deer Creek Fork of Grayson Lake. All other portions are open.

Directions & Description

WMA surrounds most of the shoreline of Grayson Lake. From Grayson, travel seven miles south on KY 7, watch for area signs. There are a few primitive interior roads. Mainly hilly and steep, with some gently sloping upland areas and fairly flat creek bottoms. Mostly forested, primarily in hardwoods, with openings in most bottoms and upland flats. Hiking on 20-miles marked trail.

Hunting, fishing, boating, birding on lake. Horseback trails, campground with water and electrical hookup at adjacent Grayson Lake State Park.

Managed by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.