Marion County WMA and State Forest

WMA Overview

Size: 1341 acres
Location: Marion
Contact: (502) 477-9024
Elevation: minimum 780 feet, maximum 1200 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.5481, Longitude W -85.1209
Area Habitat: open land 1.27%, forest 98.96%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.00%.


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

Located 9 miles southeast of Lebanon and 5.5 miles north of Bradfordsville. It is on the west side of Siloam RD. From US 68 travel 5.5 miles east of Lebanon, take Penick-Tatum Loop southward, go south on Tatum Lane 2 miles, then south on Siloam RD about a half mile; the WMA will be on your right. From KY337, take Siloam RD north about 1 and ¾ mile; the WMA will be on your left. Boundaries are marked with WMA and State Forest markers as well as yellow blazing on trees. There is currently 1 parking area, on the west side of Siloam RD. An information kiosk (board) with map is at the parking area.

The property consists of steep to rolling ridges and hollows. The best hunting opportunities are for deer, turkey, and squirrel due to the extensive oak-hickory woodlands in various stages of growth. The fields surrounding the parking area will offer limited rabbit hunting opportunity. The area is currently open under statewide regulations applicable to Marion County. Trapping is by permit only (call 502-477-9024 to apply). No check in station for hunting, call in to report hunt results. Do not park in the road or on roadsides; park in the designated parking lot only. There are no ponds or lakes on the Marion Co. WMA & State Forest. Fishing is not recommended.

Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Kentucky Division of Forestry and Marion County Fiscal Court. Purchased with funds from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (nature license plate fund) and Wildlife Restoration (grant program from federal excise tax on guns and ammunition).