Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Kentucky River WMA.
Location & Size: Henry & Owen counties, 2,629 acres
Contact (502) 535-6335
Elevation minimum 438 feet, maximum 891 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 22%, forest 76%, wetland 1%, open water 0%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.40913, Longitude W -84.89513
Directions & Description: One mile west of Gest (near Lock 3) on Hwy. 561; ˝ mile south of Gest; 1 mile south of Gratz on Brown’s Bottom Road; 4 miles south of Gratz on KY 355. River flood plain and associated uplands, old fields and oak-hickory forest. Mobility impaired access to permit holders in designated area: Welch Tract - Hardin Bottoms. Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, portions purchased with funds from the Heritage Lands Conservation Fund.
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Kentucky Afield Destinations Article (Winter 2001)
Kentucky Afield Destinations Article-Roberts and Gilbert No 2 tracts (Fall 2004)
Heritage Lands Conservation Fund
2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 48
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