WMA Overview

Size: 98 acres
Location: Greenup
Contact: (606) 474-8535
Elevation: minimum 480 feet, maximum 550 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.7342, Longitude W -82.9360
Area Habitat: open land 57.14%, forest 20.41%, wetland 0.00%, open water 22.45%.


Closed to all hunting and public access Nov. 15 – Jan. 15, except open for waterfowl and dove hunting when statewide seasons are open. Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons at other times, except centerfire rifles/handguns may not be used to take deer. Open to waterfowl and dove hunting during other times of the year according to statewide regulations. Use of waterfowl blinds at South Shore WMA is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bear: Zone 3. See the Black Bear Hunting page on this website for more details.


Closed to all hunting and trespassing Nov. 15 - Jan. 15, except for dove and waterfowl hunting. Open to waterfowl and dove hunting during other times of the year according to statewide regulations. Use of waterfowl blinds at South Shore WMA is on a first-come,first-served basis.

Directions & Description

Located north of US 23, on the eastern edge of the City of South Shore. Consists entirely of Ohio River bottomland. Twenty-two acres of seasonal wetland with the remainder being grassland and brushy tree rows. Open only to waterfowl hunting Nov. 15 - Jan. 15, annually. Open to hunting according to statewide regulations during other times of the year with the exceptions that: (1) Center fire rifles or handguns may not be used for hunting at any time, and (2) Steel or other non-toxic shot is required for all dove hunting. Good opportunities for bird-watching and wildlife photography outside of the waterfowl hunting season.

Two shallow wetlands on South Shore WMA attract a wide variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, and herons fall through spring. Three waterfowl blinds are available for wildlife viewing and photography beginning Feb. 1. Blinds will continue to be available for hunting only from autumn through the end of January. Blinds remain open until the wetlands dry out, usually from late May to late June. Access to the blinds from the parking area near the WMA entrance by foot travel only. Blinds are a one-quarter to a one-half mile walk from the parking area. Depending on the water levels, appropriate clothing such as rubber boots or chest-high waders are recommended. Each blind can accommodate most camera equipment and up to four people, benches are provided for seating.

Owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.