WMA Overview

Size: 8026 acres
Location: Carter & Elliott
Contact: (606) 474-8535; COE (606) 474-5815
Elevation: minimum 643 feet, maximum 1168 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.2421, Longitude W -82.9818
Area Habitat: open land 2.33%, forest 96.72%, wetland 0.00%, open water 1.00%.


Open under statewide rules and regulations, except:

Deer Season Restrictions:

  • Archery/Crossbow: Crossbows are legal during the entire archery season, except closed during the November Open Youth Hunt.
  • Muzzleloader: Open for December Muzzleloader season Only.
  • Modern Gun: Closed.
  • Youth Gun: Youth Gun Seasons Open. An open youth hunt is held at Grayson Lake WMA on the first Saturday in November for two consecutive days and is limited to youths ages 15 and younger. Check-ins and check-outs are required, but any deer harvested must be telechecked. Limit of two deer, only one of which may be antlered. Closed to all other hunting during the two-day event.

Other Restrictions: Camp Webb is closed to all hunting.

Directions & Description

WMA surrounds most of the shoreline of Grayson Lake. From Grayson, travel seven miles south on KY 7, watch for area signs. There are a few primitive interior roads. Mainly hilly and steep, with some gently sloping upland areas and fairly flat creek bottoms. Mostly forested, primarily in hardwoods, with openings in most bottoms and upland flats. Hiking on 20-miles marked trail.

Hunting, fishing, boating, birding on lake. Horseback trails, campground with water and electrical hookup at adjacent Grayson Lake State Park.

Managed by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.