Yellowbank WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 7556 acres
Location: Breckinridge
Contact: (270) 547-6856
Elevation: minimum 382 feet, maximum 872 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.0265, Longitude W -86.5095
Area Habitat: open land 14.64%, forest 82.76%, wetland 1.27%, open water 1.28%.


Spring Hunting: Open under statewide rules and regulations in effect for the county.

Directions & Description

Consists of 2 separate tracts, the Main Area and Town Creek Tract both in Breckinridge County.

Main Area: Near Ohio River and Meade County line; 20 miles north of Hardinsburg on KY 259; 20 miles west of Brandenburg off KY 144 to KY 259. Horseback riding allowed only on roads and trails (25 miles) indicated by signs. No off-road/field/woods horse use. Horseback parking area located next to information station. Hiking trails (0.6 miles, 2.5 miles loops) across from information station on KY 259 and a 1.2-mile loop trail accessed from center of WMA. Self-guided demonstration area features habitat types, prairie grasses, wetlands. A 20-stop archery trail (¾ mile loop) located at the end of campground is open to public. No broad head use allowed while target shooting, field tips only; all targets are off to the right of the trail for safe walking. Fishing in area ponds and on Yellowbank Creek, ramp at creek, providing access to Ohio River. Area north of KY 259 is a designated Mobility Impaired Area and signed portions are closed Oct. 15-March 15 as a Waterfowl refuge. Primitive camping on designated site only - primitive rest rooms in camp ground.

Town Creek Tract, Near Addison and Ohio River; 14 miles NW of Hardinsburg on KY 60 to KY 144; 2 miles west of Addison on KY 144 to Holt RD. Access/ Parking area on KY 144 near Town Creek Bridge and Holt RD. Foot Travel Only. Fishing and Hunting allowed in Town Creek Embayment except for Private Property surrounding the eastern portion of the bay. Visitors must observe posted signs at access/ parking areas.

Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Breckinridge County Fiscal Court. Portions purchased with funds from the Heritage Lands Conservation Fund Board.