WMA Overview

Size: 907 acres
Location: Trigg & Lyon
Contact: (270) 753-6913
Elevation: minimum 358 feet, maximum 383 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.6874, Longitude W -87.9090
Area Habitat: open land 9.37%, forest 2.98%, wetland 32.19%, open water 55.79%.

Regulations

Open under statewide rules and regulations, except:

Duck Island Refuge:

Deer Season Restrictions:

  • Archery/crossbow: Open under statewide archery/crossbow seasons only through October 14, 2022
  • Muzzleloader: Open for October Muzzleloader Season Only
  • Modern gun: Closed
  • Youth Gun: Open during the Youth-only Gun Season; Closed for Free Youth Weekend

Squirrel: Open August 21 - October 14, 2022

Rabbit and Quail: Closed

Fall Turkey: Open under statewide archery/crossbow seasons only through October 14, 2022 Other Restrictions: North Island Refuge is closed from November 1 - February 15. Duck Island Refuge is closed October 15 - March 15, with the exception of the October muzzleloader deer season. All non-refuge tracts are open under statewide regulations.

Directions & Description

WMA consist primarily of islands in Lake Barkley with Duck Island maintained as waterfowl refuge. Fishing, boating and other water-related sports.

The North Refuge is closed Nov. 1 - March 15 and Duck Island Refuge is closed Oct. 15 - March 15.

Lake Barkley WMA is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.