Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Cranks Creek WMA.
Location & Size: Harlan County, 2,155 acres
Contact (606) 337-9317
Elevation minimum 1424 feet, maximum 2948 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 5%, forest 95%, wetland 0%, open water 0%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.75629, Longitude W -83.19717
Directions & Description: 15 miles southeast of Harlan on Stone Mountain Road. (off US 421). No roads within area. Mountainous, extremely steep terrain with long, deep hollows, heavily forested, primarily in hardwoods. No camping. Fishing in is allowed at the lake known both as Cranks Creek Lake and Herb Smith Lake; rental boats available at Stone Mountain boat dock. Picnicking at adjoining Stone Mountain, a scenic gorge area. Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
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Kentucky Afield Destinations Article (Summer 2005)
Cranks Creek Lake Info , 2 pages
2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 46
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