Cedar Creek Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 796 acres
Location: Lincoln
Contact: (270) 465-5039
Elevation: minimum 836 feet, maximum 1006 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.4564, Longitude W -84.5499
Area Habitat: open land 39.32%, forest 51.38%, wetland 0.25%, open water 9.17%.

Regulations

Open under statewide regulations for all squirrel and turkey seasons.

Exceptions

Bear: Zone 3. See the Black Bear Hunting page on this website for more details.

Deer: Open under statewide regulations for archery and crossbow seasons.

Furbearer: Trapping open with permission; Closed for furbearer hunting.

Grouse & Quail: Closed.

Rabbit: Nov.1 – Dec. 31.

Waterfowl

Shooting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise to 2 p.m. Hunters may not enter the area until 4 a.m.

Directions & Description

Cedar Creek Lake WMA surrounds the 792 acre Cedar Creek Lake. West of Crab Orchard on US 150. Directions from Stanford - travel east on US 150, 8 miles to the dam. Boat launch ramps are located on Connector RD off of US 150, east of the dam, Old US 150, and Cowan RD, off of HWY 1770.

The topography consists of gently sloping hills in a 300-ft buffer zone around the lake. Approximately half of the acreage is forested and half is in an open condition. Good to moderate populations of squirrel, rabbits and songbirds exist on the area. Good to moderate numbers of waterfowl use the lake during spring and fall migration.

The area is open under statewide regulations for small game and waterfowl but is not open to modern gun deer season. See the Fall Hunting and Trapping Guide for additional information concerning hunting seasons.

WMA is owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.