WMA Overview

Size: 3571 acres
Location: Perry & Leslie
Contact: (606) 877-8409; COE office (606) 398-7251
Elevation: minimum 759 feet, maximum 1467 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.3413, Longitude W -83.4699
Area Habitat: open land 21.09%, forest 73.54%, wetland 0.06%, open water 5.21%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons.

Fall Hunting dates/regulations are currently pending. 

Directions & Description

WMA consists of shoreline surrounding Buckhorn Lake. Access from KY 15 and KY 28 west from Hazard, KY 257 north from Hyden; from Daniel Boone PKWY (now Hal Rogers PKWY), take Hyden exit, turn left; 2 old roads follow lake shore; primary access by boat.

Mountainous terrain, primarily forested with some open land in bottoms. Picnicking, swimming, boating facilities at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park.

Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.