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 9.14%, forest 89.12%, wetland 0.01%, open water 1.78%.


Turkey: Open under statewide regulations during the spring season.

Squirrel: Open under statewide regulations during the spring season.

Coyote: Open under statewide regulations.

Groundhog: Open under statewide regulations.

Bullfrog: Open under statewide regulations.

Turtles: Open under statewide regulations.

Fall Hunting dates/regulations are currently pending. 

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