Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Paintsville Lake WMA.
Location & Size: Johnson & Morgan counties, 11,220 acres
Contact (606) 424-2508; COE office (606) 297-6312.
Elevation minimum 715 feet, maximum 1265 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 4%, forest 94%, wetland 0%, open water 1%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.9003, Longitude W -82.96362
Directions & Description: (12,103 acres in land at summer pool): approximately 3 miles northwest of Paintsville on Hwy. 40, then Take Hwy. 2275 to Marina/Dam, Hwy. 580 to access west side of WMA or Hwy. 172 to access east side of WMA. Rolling hills, two-thirds in hardwood forest, some old fields, crop fields. Quality Deer Management: special regulations. Opportunities for hunting, fishing, boating, birding on lake. Managed by Ky. Dept. Fish and Wildlife Resources. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 50
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