Barren River Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 8734 acres
Location: Allen & Barren
Contact: (270) 646-5167; COE office (270) 646-2055
Elevation: minimum 482 feet, maximum 752 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.8777, Longitude W -86.0556
Area Habitat: open land 10.03%, forest 84.29%, wetland 0.78%, open water 5.03%.


Spring Hunting: Open under statewide rules and regulations except,

Other Restrictions: Hunters shall not hunt with breech-loading firearms on Peninsula Unit, including Narrows, Goose, and Grass islands. 

Directions & Description

WMA consists of shoreline surrounding Barren River Lake. Access from US 31E and KY 87, 98, 100 and KY 252, and by lake.

Hilly to gently sloping terrain, with woodlands and cleared bottomlands maintained for wildlife.

Peninsula Unit, Grass, Goose, Mason and Narrows islands open to primitive weapons hunting only. Tailwater Campground open year-round; no camping on management area. The Goose Island Unit is the mobility impaired designated area. Boating, fishing on Barren Lake. Camping, golf, horseback riding, swimming, and lodge accommodations at nearby Barren River Lake State Resort Park.

Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.