WMA Overview

Size: 9174 acres
Location: Floyd
Contact: (606) 226-9133; COE (606) 789-4521
Elevation: minimum 612 feet, maximum 1420 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.7015, Longitude W -82.6457
Area Habitat: open land 5.17%, forest 93.15%, wetland 0.04%, open water 1.56%.


Open under statewide rules and regulations except:

        Deer Season Restrictions:

        Muzzleloader: Open for December Muzzleloader Season Only

        Modern Gun: Quota Hunt Only

Other Restrictions: Deer, bear, and elk hunting is archery/crossbow only (firearms prohibited) in two areas near the dam:

  1. On the east side of the dam, the area extending southward from the dam to old Shoreline Campground No. 1
  2. On the west side of the dam, the area extending westward from the dam along KY 302 to Terry Boat Ramp

Directions & Description

The WMA surrounds most of the shoreline of Dewey Lake. 6 miles east of Prestonsburg on KY 194. Extremely steep and rugged; forested, primarily in hardwoods, with scattered openings.

Opportunities for hunting, fishing, boating, birding on lake.

Camping allowed only in corps-maintained campgrounds. Lodging, recreational activities, camping at nearby Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

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