Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge

WMA Overview

Size: 381 acres
Location: Lewis
Contact: (304) 375-2923 ext 117
Elevation: minimum 500 feet, maximum 510 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.6748, Longitude W -83.4498
Area Habitat: open land 0.79%, forest 27.82%, wetland 0.00%, open water 70.60%.


Kentucky State and Local regulations apply when hunting in Kentucky.

To hunt or trap on the refuge, a refuge permit is required in combination with all applicable state hunting and/or trapping licenses.

Please Call (304-375-2923) or visit the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge page for more details and refuge regulations.

Directions & Description

The refuge is comprised of 381 acres in two islands, in Kentucky in Lewis County, Manchester Islands 1 and 2 east of Maysville.

Access on the Kentucky side by boat via the boat ramps at Maysville and Vanceburg. On the Ohio side access at Brush Creek Campground off of HWY 52, 3.5 miles west of Rome, Ohio.

Seasonal hunting is permitted on these island with a refuge permit. Contact the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 304-375-2923 ext 117 for information. Owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.