Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area

WMA Overview

Size: 107580 acres
Location: Trigg & Lyon
Contact: (270) 924-2065
Elevation: minimum feet, maximum feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.8868, Longitude W -88.0875
Area Habitat: open land 6.03%, forest 91.23%, wetland 1.37%, open water 1.38%.


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

Turkey: Open for quota and non-quota turkey hunts. Hunters shall take no more than one (1) turkey with a visible beard. No bonus birds. Must use statewide permit.

Squirrel: Spring Squirrel hunting is permitted under local and statewide regulations.

Coyote: Night hunting prohibited. A hunter shall not place or distribute bait or otherwise participate in baiting wildlife.

Other Restrictions: LBL hunter permit is required. Fallow deer are illegal to hunt.

Please Call (270-924-2065) or visit the Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area’s website for more details.

Directions & Description

Between Kentucky and Barkley lakes. Access by KY 453 (The Trace) and KY 80. Many secondary roads and trails within area.

Terrain varies from gently rolling to fairly steep; much of area is forested with many clearings, old farm sites, plantings.

Special hunting regulations. Scheduled field trials Sept. 1- March 31. For specific information, write Land Between the Lakes, Natural Resource Section, 100 Van Morgan Dr., Golden Pond, KY 42211-9001, or call (270) 924-2065. Hunter Use Permit ($20) required (Hunter Use Permit does NOT include LBL backcountry camping permit). Horseback riding on designated trails. Also hiking, camping, fishing, boating, nature and educational centers, captive elk and bison herd. Owned by U. S. Forest Service