Green River Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 21037 acres
Location: Taylor & Adair
Contact: (270) 465-5039; COE office (270) 465-4463
Elevation: minimum 687 feet, maximum 996 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.2925, Longitude W -85.2998
Area Habitat: open land 10.67%, forest 86.79%, wetland 0.24%, open water 2.30%.


Open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, furbearer and turkey seasons, except these seasons are closed during deer quota hunts. Area also closed to all hunting except archery deer hunting and the quota pheasant quota hunt for four consecutive days beginning on the third Friday in November.

Other Exceptions

Bear: Zone 3 (Adair County portion). See the Black Bear Hunting page on this website for more details.

Deer: Quota hunt, either sex, two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in November. Mobility-impaired quota hunt, either sex, two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in November. Open under statewide regulations for youth gun, archery and crossbow seasons, except archery season closed during deer quota hunts.

Grouse: Closed

Pheasant: Areas designated for pheasant quota hunts are closed to small game hunting during pheasant quota hunts.

Quail & Rabbit: Open Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, exceptclosed during deer quota hunts and closed on pheasant quota hunt area for fourconsecutive days beginning on the third Friday in November.


Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to 2 p.m. Hunters may not enter the area until 4 a.m.

Waterfowl Blind Restrictions

• Permanent blinds are not permitted;

• Decoys and temporary blinds must be removed from the WMA at the end of each hunting day;

• Hunt sites must be at least 200 yards from any other hunt site or waterfowl refuge area;

• No more than 4 persons shall occupy a single hunt site at any one time; and

• Designated recreation areas and access points are closed to all waterfowl hunting.

• Discharge of firearms is prohibited within 100 yards of a residence or occupied building whether or not the building is on the WMA.

Directions & Description

WMA consists of shoreline surrounding Green River Lake. Located between Campbellsville and Columbia.

From Campbellsville take HWY 70 East 4 miles to where WMA begins. You can also take HWY 76 off of HWY 70 to other portions of the WMA. From Columbia take HWY 551 North for 8 miles or HWY 206 North for 12 miles to WMA. Various other county roads or boats can also be used to access the WMA.

Gently rolling terrain with flat bottoms and ridge tops. Mixed hardwoods with cleared areas in agricultural crops and wildlife food plots. Camping in designated areas only. Boating, fishing at Green River Lake State Park.

Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.