WMA Overview

Size: 2506 acres
Location: Lee
Contact: (606) 877-8409
Elevation: minimum 816 feet, maximum 1236 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.6620, Longitude W -83.6940
Area Habitat: open land 15.92%, forest 83.96%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.00%.


Open under statewide regulations for all spring hunting and trapping seasons.

Fall Hunting dates/regulations are currently pending. 

Directions & Description

Off Kentucky HWY 11, north of Beattyville. From Slade at the (Bert T. Combs) Mountain PKWY take HWY 11 South 10 miles to the WMA on the right. Best access is from HWY 11 or from Fixer Road (to access ridges) or Cave Fork Road (to access the hollow). Directions from Beattyville: take HWY 11 North 7.0 miles to the WMA on the left. Ashland WMA lies in northern Lee County just south of Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge

The area is almost entirely forested with extremely rugged, steep terrain and many high cliffs. Elevations range from 850 to 1,250 feet above sea level. Good to moderate populations of grouse, squirrel, furbearers, deer, turkey, and songbirds exist on the area. The hollow is surrounded by clifflines characteristic of this portion of the state. Several man-made waterholes provide habitat for many reptiles and amphibians.

No ATV’s, camping, horseback riding, or rock climbing is allowed on the WMA. Public hunting is provided by an agreement between Ashland, Inc. and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The area is open under statewide regulations for all game species.