Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Ed Mabry - Laurel Gorge WMA.
Location & Size: Elliot County, 698 acres
Contact (606) 474-8535
Elevation minimum 720 feet, maximum 1160 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 5%, forest 95%, wetland 0%, open water 0%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.129, Longitude W -83.18958
Directions & Description: From Morehead, take KY 32 east toward Sandy Hook. After crossing the Elliott co. line, the WMA be accessed by Sand Gap Road, directly off KY 32 at the head of Clifty Creek, or from Stegall-Cold Spring Road (The only location to provide direct access to Laurel Creek). The area is part of Laurel Creek Gorge and has rockhouses, waterfalls and moss-covered boulders shrouded by rhododendron and hemlock. The WMA stretches from cliff line to cliff line, making it a long, narrow piece of rugged property. Laurel Creek, which flows through the gorge, averages 15 to 20 feet wide. Although mostly shallow, it does offer some deeper holes. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources stocks 3,000 rainbow trout annually in April, May and June, along with 250 brown trout in early spring. The Ed Mabry-Laurel Gorge WMA is open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons. Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
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2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 47
Kentucky Afield Destinations Article (Summer 2009)
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