Rough River Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 4180 acres
Location: Breckinridge, Grayson & Hardin
Contact: (270) 646-5167; COE office (270) 257-2061
Elevation: minimum 424 feet, maximum 633 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.6361, Longitude W -86.4362
Area Habitat: open land 3.33%, forest 85.62%, wetland 0.36%, open water 10.43%.


Spring Hunting: Open under statewide rules and regulations in effect for the county.

Directions & Description

WMA consists of shoreline surrounding Rough River Lake. Access from Caneyville take KY 631; from Owensboro take US 60 west to Harned and KY 79; from Leitchfield, KY 259; from Big Clifty, KY 720; also access by boat. Rough terrain and high banks limit access to established areas. Wooded, with a few cleared fields. Hunters use care: areas surrounding public lands are heavily developed.

Laurel Branch Campground open year-round; no camping on the management area. Camping, swimming, overnight accommodations at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, (270) 257-2311; fishing and boating in lake.

Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.