Kentenia State Forest

WMA Overview

Size: 4081 acres
Location: Harlan
Contact: (502) 564-4496
Elevation: minimum 1320 feet, maximum 2920 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.9244, Longitude W -83.2269
Area Habitat: open land 5.93%, forest 93.92%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.05%.


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.

Bullfrog: Open under statewide regulations.

Turtles: Open under statewide regulations.

Fall Hunting dates/regulations are currently pending. 

Season dates, bag limits and zone restrictions apply based on the county zone where the area is located.

Directions & Description

Harlan County, take US 421, 3.5 miles north from intersection with US 119 to Trail 1679 (Little Shepherd Trail; only road through area).

Mountainous, steep terrain, with narrow ridge tops and numerous rock outcroppings; completely forested, primarily in hardwoods. Also sightseeing and hiking on Little Shepherd Trail.

Owned by Kentucky Division of Forestry.