WMA Overview

Size: 769 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 2.21%, forest 97.27%, wetland 0.39%, open water 0.00%.


Open under statewide rules and regulations in effect for the county.

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. The easternmost tract is being used for management purposes only; it is currently closed to public use

To access the property, take exit 156 off I-64. Turn left, then take another left almost immediately onto KY 59. Travel approximately 6 miles; the parking area for the first tract is on the right. For the second tract, continue on KY 59, then 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.