WMA Overview

Size: 13191 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 8.88%, forest 88.78%, wetland 0.01%, open water 2.37%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons. However, the modern gun deer season is open under statewide regulations for 10 consecutive days starting the second Saturday in November.

Bear: East Zone 2. See the Black Bear Hunting page on this website for more details.


The Greenbriar Creek Branch, and Yatesville Lake, including all islands, north of the mouth of Greenbriar Creek Branch are closed to waterfowl hunting, except for Yatesville Lake State Park.

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