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 10.25%, forest 8.60%, wetland 27.78%, open water 53.69%.

Regulations

All non-refuge tracts open under county and statewide regulations.

  • North Island Refuge is closed Nov. 1 - Feb. 15.
  • Duck Island Refuge is closed Oct. 15 - March 15, with the exception of the October muzzleloader deer season.


Duck Island Refuge - Exceptions

  • Archery/crossbow deer season: open under statewide archery/crossbow seasons through Oct. 14 only.
  • Muzzleloader deer season: open for Oct. muzzleloader season only.
  • Modern Gun deer season: closed.
  • Youth - Gun deer season: open during the youth-only gun season; closed for free youth weekend.
  • Squirrel: open Aug. 21 - Oct. 14, 2021.
  • Rabbit and Quail: closed.
  • Fall Turkey: open under statewide archery/crossbow seasons only, through Oct. 14. 

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.