Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Lake Cumberland WMA.
Location & Size: Clinton, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell & Wayne counties, 52,463 acres
Contact (606) 376-8083; COE office (606) 679-6337
Elevation minimum 630 feet, maximum 1218 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 13%, forest 79%, wetland 0%, open water 8%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.86047, Longitude W -85.07927
Directions & Description: (39,484 acres in land at summer pool): Lake shoreline in Pulaski, Russell, Wayne, Clinton, McCreary counties. Fishing in Poynter, Clifty, Coldwater creeks: 10 miles west of Somerset on Hwy. 80, then 7 miles on Piney Grove Road; Caney Fork Creek: 8 miles northeast of Jamestown on KY 619; many other access points, roads and trails around lake.
Gently sloping creek bottoms to steep ridges, hardwood forests, old farmlands, wildlife plantings. Fishing and hiking. Opportunities for hunting, fishing, boating, birding on lake.
Mobility impaired access to permit holders in designated area. For camping, check with owner. Camping facilities and horseback riding trails available at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and General Burnside State Park are nearby. Owned by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Current Operational boat ramps    ( 0.8 MB, 1 page )
US Army Corp of info
General Burnside Island State Park
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 48
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