WMA Overview

Size: 2535 acres
Location: Bell & Harlan
Contact: (606) 654-2533
Elevation: minimum 1313 feet, maximum 3332 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.6981, Longitude W -83.4470
Area Habitat: open land 1.89%, forest 98.26%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.00%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons.

Bear: Bell Zone (Bell County portion); Harlan Zone (Harlan County portion). 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

Along Brush Mountain north of Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. From Pineville, take US 119 north approximately 10 miles to HWY 987, then south to Cubage to Mill Branch-Hensley Flats RD (undeveloped road requires 4WD); from HWY 119, take HWY 1344 to end, turn left onto HWY 217, travel ¼ mile to Park Service road. Mature forest, extremely rugged, steep terrain, many high cliffs. Fishing opportunities for brook trout.

Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.