Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

WMA Overview

Size: 9347 acres
Location: Graves, Marshall & McCracken
Contact: (270) 527-5770
Elevation: minimum feet, maximum feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.8795, Longitude W -88.3444
Area Habitat: open land 15.26%, forest 48.48%, wetland 35.54%, open water 0.31%.

Regulations

Refuge permits required for anyone that is also required to have a Kentucky State hunting license and is engaged in hunting activities on the Refuge. The free permit should be obtained and signed before arriving to hunt on the Refuge.

For more information: Call (270) 527-5770 or visit the refuge's hunting page at www.fws.gov/refuge/clarks_river/hunting_info.html.

Directions & Description

Along a 40-mile stretch of Clarks River; nearest town is Benton. No established roads or trails. Clarks River is the only National Wildlife Refuge located entirely within Kentucky. Land is still being purchased to complete projected size of 18,000 acres. Hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing. Owned by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 91 U.S. Hwy. 641 North, Benton, KY 42025