WMA Overview

Size: 323 acres
Location: Lewis
Contact: (606)-780-0854
Elevation: minimum 780 feet, maximum 1140 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.3800, Longitude W -83.2771
Area Habitat: open land 3.10%, forest 97.21%, 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. 

Directions & Description

Located in Lewis County, Old Trace Creek Wildlife Management Area was purchased with Kentucky Wetland and Stream Mitigation (FILO) Fund for stream restoration. The property is about 95% forested with the remaining open land being creek drainages and a couple of small fields.

Old Trace Creek has moderate to steep terrain with several forested ridges and benches. There is abundant opportunity for game species as most of the tract is upland oak forest. Old Trace Creek is under statewide regulations for hunting season and bag limits

To access the property, take exit 156 off I-64, turn left onto KY-59, about 6 miles turn left onto Old Trace Creek Road (Old Trace Hill Road) and go 1 mile. The property is on the right

Old Trace Creek WMA is owned by Ky. Dept. Fish and Wildlife Resources.