Yatesville Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 13193 acres
Location: Lawrence
Contact: (606) 686-3312; COE office (606) 686-2412
Elevation: minimum 585 feet, maximum 1046 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.1081, Longitude W -82.7461
Area Habitat: open land 4.31%, forest 93.88%, wetland 0.36%, open water 1.46%.


Open under county and statewide regulations, except:

Deer Season - Modern gun: Open under statewide regulations for 10 consecutive days starting the second Saturday in November.

Directions & Description

WMA surrounds the western shore of Yatesville Lake. Located 3 miles west of Louisa, KY near US-23, 15 miles south of I-64. KY 32 (near Blaine) passes through southern portion of area. Take KY 32 to Blaine or from Grayson KY 1 to KY 828. Watch for signs.

Hilly, wooded terrain with fairly broad bottoms. Primarily hardwood forest with significant wetlands, openings. Opportunities for hunting, fishing, boating, birding and hiking on two marked trails (approximately 8 miles).

Managed by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers