WMA Overview

Size: 13138 acres
Location: Pike
Contact: Scott Freidhof (606)783-8634 COE (606)437-9426
Elevation: minimum 749 feet, maximum 1989 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.4258, Longitude W -82.4132
Area Habitat: open land 11.34%, forest 87.43%, wetland 0.02%, open water 1.18%.


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.

Fall Hunting dates/regulations are currently pending. 

Directions & Description

The WMA surrounds most of the shoreline of Fishtrap Lake. From Pikeville take US 460 south. KY 1789 leads to dam area, KY 1373 and KY 1499 lead to upper lake.

Can access by boat. Very steep, rough terrain with narrow ridges and valleys; completely forested, primarily in hardwoods, with scattered openings. Opportunities for hunting, fishing, boating, birding on lake. Mobility impaired access to permit holders in designated area.

Fishtrap Lake WMA is a designated Active Restoration Area and is CLOSED to elk hunting to allow the herd to build. Managed by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.