WMA Overview

Size: 7732 acres
Location: Bath & Menifee
Contact: (606) 784-6428; Winchester Forestry office (859) 745-3100
Elevation: minimum 744 feet, maximum 1315 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.0438, Longitude W -83.5720
Area Habitat: open land 5.99%, forest 93.93%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.01%.


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

Turkey: Hunters may not use breech-loading firearms. Scopes or optical enhancements shall not be used.

Squirrel: Hunters may not use breech-loading firearms.

Coyote: Night Hunting is prohibited.

Directions & Description

Located approximately 10 miles south of Morehead, KY. Salt Lick, KY located on US-60 can be accessed via I-64 exits 123 and 133. Road access within the WMA is provided by the Zilpo Scenic Byway (FR 918) north of FR 129, Buck Creek RD (FR 918A) that loops around to meet Zilpo Scenic Byway and Leatherwood RD (FR 129). Some gated side roads may be opened for seasonal hunts. The WMA is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest and Cave Run Lake. It is almost completely forested with scattered openings. Terrain is rough with some gently sloping areas on ridge tops and creek valleys. Hiking trails are available.

The U.S. Forest Service managed Zilpo Campground is adjacent to the WMA and provides access to Cave Run Lake. The Cumberland Ranger District Visitor Center is located north of the WMA near Cave Run Lake Dam on KY 801. Hunting limited to longbow, crossbow and muzzle-loading firearms only. For hunting information contact Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources; additional information available from U.S. Forest Service, 1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, KY 40391.

Owned by U.S. Forest Service.