Spring turkey and spring squirrel hunting seasons are open under statewide regulations on most wildlife management areas (WMAs) owned, leased or managed by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. However, special regulations are in effect on Barren River Lake WMA, Higginson-Henry WMA, Livingston County WMA, Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, Peabody WMA, Pioneer Weapons WMA, Robinson Forest WMA and West Kentucky WMA. Please consult the Kentucky Spring Hunting Guide for more details about these WMAs and federal lands.

Dale Hollow Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 5632 acres
Location: Cumberland & Clinton
Contact: KDFWR (270) 465-5039; COE office (931) 243-3136; Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park (270) 433-7431
Elevation: minimum 647 feet, maximum 967 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.6745, Longitude W -85.3394
Area Habitat: open land 5.38%, forest 91.26%, wetland 0.00%, open water 3.60%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons, except the area between the lake edge and the Corps/Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park boundary is closed to all hunting.

Bear: Due to a proposed regulation change, please check back later for possible new information about bear hunting on this area, or call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549.

Directions & Description

WMA is a shoreline buffer of Dale Hollow Lake. Access at end of Scott-Finley RD off HWY 449 and end of Casey Branch RD off HWY 61 and by boat. Terrain varies from gently rolling creek bottoms to steep ridges. Fishing, boating; camping, recreational facilities at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park.

Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.