Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is conserving areas in Kentucky where the state’s natural resources can remain they way they are. More than one-third of the areas were bought with dollars from hunting and fishing license sales. Kentucky's Wildlife Management areas offer diverse opportunities for natural experiences besides just hunting and fishing, as well as birding, biking, hiking, camping, and canoeing.
Please note that the pictures used on this website represent only a small portion of the diverse natural wonders that can be viewed in Public Wildlife Areas in Kentucky.
The Wildlife Management Areas are divided into five regions. Visit each section to learn more about Kentucky's wildlife management areas.
Travel responsibly on designate roads and trails or in permitted areas.
Respect the rights of others including private property owners and all recreational trail users,
campers and others to allow them to enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed.
Educate yourself by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies, planning for your
trip, taking recreation skills classes and knowing how to use and operate your equipment safely.
Avoid sensitive areas such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands and streams, unless on designated routes.
This protects wildlife habitat and sensitive soils from damage.
Do your part by leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of
waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species, restoring degraded areas
and joining a local enthusiast organization.