Nolin River Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 6456 acres
Location: Edmonson, Grayson & Hart cos.
Contact: (270) 646-5167; COE office (270) 286-4511
Elevation: minimum 480 feet, maximum 773 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.3811, Longitude W -86.0721
Area Habitat: open land 0.91%, forest 88.21%, wetland 2.56%, open water 8.40%.


Turkey: Open under statewide regulations during the spring season.

Squirrel: Open under statewide regulations during the spring season.

Coyote: Open under statewide regulations.

Groundhog: Open under statewide regulations.

Fall Hunting dates/regulations are currently pending. 

Best access to WMA is by boat or by permission of private landowners to cross their property to the adjacent WMA.

Directions & Description

WMA consists of shoreline surrounding Nolin River Lake. Access by KY 88, 1214, 259 and KY 728, with many secondary roads leading to within a short distance of lake. Terrain is rolling to rugged, with a mixture of wooded areas and cleared fields, some wildlife food plots. Fishing, boating, other water sports on lake. Hunting in small isolated areas, mostly only accessible by boat. Nolin River Lake State Park campground open year-round.

Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.