Taylorsville Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 9419 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 4.90%, forest 93.18%, wetland 0.38%, open water 1.52%.


NOTICE - Taylorsville Lake WMA Closure on November 9-10

The Briar Ridge section of Taylorsville Lake WMA, including the rifle range, has reopened after officials completed prescribed burn on the south side of Briar Ridge Road on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Visitors to this 900-acre section are asked to exercise caution and avoid any smoldering woody debris. Precipitation is in the short-term forecast and should extinguish any remaining activity. The northern side of Briar Ridge Road was not part of the prescribed burning activities.

Open under county and statewide regulations, except:

Deer Season Restrictions:

        Muzzleloader: Open for December Muzzleloader Season Only

        Modern Gun: Quota Hunt Only

Rabbit and Quail: Open November 1 - December 31, 2022

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