Bear Hunters:  The 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears opens Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549 AFTER 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met. Go here for info about checking bears

Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS NOT MET today.  Therefore, the bear season will remain open tomorrow.  For information about checking bears, click here.

 Salato Wildlife Education Center

The Salato Center will be closed November 27, 2014 - March 2, 2015 and will reopen on March 3, 2015

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

There's something fun for everyone! Bears, bobcats, eagles, and more!
Accessible exhibit trails, fishing lakes, hiking trails, and picnic areas


Welcome to the Salato Wildlife Education Center!

Welcome to the Salato Wildlife Education Center! From the lush, eastern mountains to rolling prairies... from lowland marshes to clear running streams... you'll experience Kentucky's diverse regional ecosystems and the wealth of fish, plants, and animals that make this their home.

What You'll See at Salato

Salato Center Exhibit map

Salato has something for the entire family! See native wildlife up close and personal along our accessible exhibit trails, bring a lunch and have a picnic, go fishing at one of our fully stocked lakes, or take a hike on the HabiTrek or Pea Ridge Trails! You’ll have fun, and you’ll learn something, too! For a preview, click on the links, below.

Enjoy our native black bears

Things To Know