WMA Overview

Size: 9172 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 7.61%, forest 91.29%, wetland 0.00%, open water 1.05%.


Open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, rabbit, quail, grouse, furbearer and turkey seasons.


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

Deer*: Open under statewide regulations for archery, crossbow, December muzzleloader and youth firearm seasons. Quota hunt, either sex, two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in November. Limit one during quota hunt.

Elk*: Open during quota elk hunts to persons who possess the appropriate elk hunting permit.

* Firearms are prohibited for deer, bear and elk hunting on two areas near the dam: 1) on the east side of the dam, the area extending southward from the dam to the old Shoreline Campground No. 1, and 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.