Martins Fork Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 764 acres
Location: Harlan
Contact: (606) 654-2533
Elevation: minimum 1270 feet, maximum 1851 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.7363, Longitude W -83.2588
Area Habitat: open land 13.09%, forest 91.75%, wetland 0.00%, open water 4.19%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons.

Bear: Harlan Zone. See the Black Bear Hunting page on this website for more details.

Elk: Portions open during quota elk hunts to persons who possess the appropriate elk hunting permit.

Directions & Description

The WMA consists of shoreline surrounding Martins Fork Lake. From Harlan take US 421 to HWY 987, approximately 4 miles to the lake. Mountainous terrain, forested primarily in second growth hardwoods. No roads within area. Fishing, boating in 340-acre Martins Fork Lake.

Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.