Taylorsville Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 9417 acres
Location: Spencer, Anderson & Nelson
Contact: (502) 477-9024; COE office (502) 477-8882
Elevation: minimum 479 feet, maximum 804 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.0155, Longitude W -85.2257
Area Habitat: open land 3.10%, forest 94.83%, wetland 0.42%, open water 1.65%.


Open under county and statewide regulations, except:
  • Muzzleloader deer season: open for December muzzleloader season only.
  • Modern Gun deer season: quota hunt only (Nov. 6-7, Dec. 4-5). 
  • Rabbit and Quail: open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31.
*Public self-serve shooting range available. Closed on Mondays. For more information, visit www.arcgis.com and type “Kentucky Shooting Ranges on Public Hunting Areas” in the search box.

*All seasons and the public shooting range are closed during deer quota hunts. 

Directions & Description

WMA consists of shoreline surrounding Taylorsville Lake. Access off KY 44 and KY 248 east of Taylorsville and by the lake (6 boat ramps on lake). Hilly to gently sloping woodland terrain with open ridge tops. Flat Salt River bottoms, steep hillsides.

  • Wildlife viewing area in nearby State Park.
  • Mobility impaired access to permit holders in designated area.
  • Shooting range on Briar Ridge RD (for single projectile firearms only; no shotshells or pistols allowed) Closed Monday, open Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 AM-sunset & Sundays noon-sunset. Check online calendar (see http://app.fw.ky.gov/Calendar/ and select Other) or pistols for closures or events.

    Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers