Rockcastle River WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 2924 acres
Location: Pulaski
Contact: (606) 677-1098
Elevation: minimum 780 feet, maximum 1360 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.1154, Longitude W -84.3509
Area Habitat: open land 36.01%, forest 63.00%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.99%.


Open under statewide regulations for the squirrel, turkey and furbearer seasons, the chase-only, quota hunts with dogs, archery, crossbow and modern gun bear seasons and the archery, crossbow and youth gun deer seasons.

Rabbit, quail and grouse hunters must check in and check out at a self-service kiosk and clearly display a department-provided hangtag in a vehicle. Hangtags available in advance through this website.

: Open under West Zone 2 regulations.

: Modern gun season open under statewide regulations for two consecutive days starting the second Saturday in November. Muzzleloader seasons closed.

Quail and Grouse
: Open until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, except when closed during the modern gun deer season. Daily bag limit is four quail and two grouse.

Rabbit: Open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31.

Directions & Description

From Somerset, take KY 80 east. After traveling approximately 10 miles, turn right onto KY 1675 at the community of Stab. Go a little more than 5 miles and turn left onto Acorn-Ano Rd. to the area. Drive approximately 1 2/3 miles to the boundary.

No ATV’s, camping, horseback riding, or rock climbing is allowed on the WMA. The area is open under statewide regulations for all game species.

Upland Bird and Rabbit Hunters MUST check in/out at Kiosks using HangTag (last page of map document)

Rockcastle River WMA Temporary Off-Limits Areas: Due to the presence of preexisting natural gas wells on Rockcastle River WMA, two areas have temporarily been deemed off-limits to public access for safety reasons. Off-limits areas are marked by no admittance signage, in conjunction with orange boundary flagging and orange paint.
Descriptions of the two off-limits areas are as follows:
Acorn Ano Road Off-Limits Area -Entering the WMA via Acorn Ano Road all property to the south of the road extending southeast 0.97 miles to a no admittance sign just before pond #5. The off-limits boundary turns due south and follows a network of interior WMA roads / mowed paths to the WMA boundary. All roads and mowed paths are delineated by no admittance signs, orange flagging and orange paint. The Acorn Ano Road Off-Limits Area is 119 acres in size.

Buren Turner Road Off-Limits Area -All areas of the WMA accessible and adjacent to Buren Turner Road. Extending west to boundary line marked by no admittance signage, orange flagging and orange paint. The Buren Turner Road Off-Limits Area is 394 acres in size.