WMA Overview

Size: 2155 acres
Location: Harlan
Contact: (606) 654-2533
Elevation: minimum 1424 feet, maximum 2948 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.7563, Longitude W -83.1972
Area Habitat: open land 4.64%, forest 95.36%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.09%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons.

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

Elk: Portions open during quota elk hunts to persons who possess the appropriate elk hunting permit.

Directions & Description

15 miles southeast of Harlan on Stone Mountain Road. (off US 421). No roads within area. Mountainous, extremely steep terrain with long, deep hollows, heavily forested, primarily in hardwoods. No camping. Fishing in is allowed at the lake known both as Cranks Creek Lake and Herb Smith Lake; rental boats available at Stone Mountain boat dock. Trout are stocked in Cranks Creek Lake, refer to the fishing guide for regulations. Picnicking at adjoining Stone Mountain, a scenic gorge area. Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.