Kentucky Ridge State Forest

WMA Overview

Size: 11794 acres
Location: Bell
Contact: (502) 564-4496
Elevation: minimum 1040 feet, maximum 3140 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.6765, Longitude W -83.8526
Area Habitat: open land 5.58%, forest 94.15%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.30%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons.

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

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

Directions & Description

Five miles southwest of Pineville on KY 190. Fire trails provide limited access to interior of area. Mountainous terrain, primarily forested. Recreational opportunities and lodging at Pine Mountain State Resort Park; many scenic overlooks in area.

Owned by Kentucky Division of Forestry.