Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Location & Size: Lewis County, 564 acres
Contact (304) 375-2923 ext 117
Area Habitat mostly Open Water: open land 2%, forest 21%, wetland 1%, open water 80%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.67479, Longitude W -83.44977
Directions & Description: The refuge is comprised of 3,200 acres in several islands, 3 islands located in Kentucky in Lewis County: Manchester Islands 1 and 2 east of Maysville, and Brush Creek Island east of Concord. Access on the Kentucky side by boat via the boat ramps at Maysville and Vanceburg, and on the Ohio side at the Brush Creek Public Ramp off of SR 52, 3.5 miles west of Rome.
Seasonal hunting on some islands; contact Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, P. O. Box 1811, Parkersburg, WV 26102. Owned by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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National Wildlife Refuge web site
2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 54
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