Pennyrile State Forest

WMA Overview

Size: 14379 acres
Location: Christian & Caldwell
Contact: (270) 797-3241
Elevation: minimum feet, maximum feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.0578, Longitude W -87.6537
Area Habitat: open land 2.64%, forest 96.91%, wetland 0.24%, open water 0.15%.


Turkey: Open under statewide regulations during the spring season.

Squirrel: Open under statewide regulations during the spring season.

Coyote: Open under statewide regulations.

Groundhog: Open under statewide regulations.

Fall Hunting dates/regulations are currently pending. 

Directions & Description

8 miles south of Dawson Springs. From Princeton, take US 62 east to KY 109, then south to WMA. From Hopkinsville, take US 41 north to KY 1348 west. Many trails, roads (some paved) within area. Hilly terrain, primarily timbered.

Hiking trail. Food, lodging, camping and recreational facilities at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Fishing in Beshear and Pennyrile lakes.

Owned by Kentucky Division of Forestry