Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area.
Location & Size: Meade County, 2,221 acres
Contact (502) 942-9171
Elevation minimum 390 feet, maximum 690 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 2%, forest 93%, wetland 4%, open water 1%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.92468, Longitude W -86.03811
Directions & Description: The area is 6.2 miles from the intersection of KY 448 and KY 1638, in Brandenburg, and 2.7 miles from the junction of KY 1639 and the Dixie Highway (U.S. 31 W). Terrain is steep to rolling with bluffs overlooking the Ohio River and Otter Creek. Fishing access includes 5 miles of Otter Creek and 2.4 miles of the Ohio River. Multi-use trails are present. Refer to trail map for designated uses. The area is open Wednesday through Sunday from daylight to dark. Extended hours apply for camping and hunting.
A $3 per person daily access fee will be charged for entry to the area. Available activities currently include picnicking, hiking, bird watching, disc golf, wildlife watching and geocaching. A person may buy a $30 annual permit for these activities. Children under 12 may access the area for free. Primitive and RV camping will be available this summer. A $7 additional daily fee is required for high impact activities: horseback riding, mountain biking, archery range and shooting range. The shooting range is for single projectile firearms only; no shotshells or pistols allowed. A person may buy a $70 annual permit for high impact activities. Check online calendar (see http://fw.ky.gov/app1/calendar.aspx and select Other) or call Area office for closures or events.
Anglers and hunters must pay the daily access fee, and must possess a valid fishing or hunting license and appropriate permits. Otter Creek offers excellent stream fishing for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. Anglers must possess a trout stamp to keep rainbow trout.
Hunters may pursue squirrels, rabbits, furbearers, turkeys and deers. Squirrel and furbearer hunting is open under statewide regulations.
Deer hunting with archery and crossbow equipment is open under statewide regulations. Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area will host firearms quota deer hunts and the area will close to all other activities during firearms quota deer hunts and spring wild turkey season. Motorized, off-road vehicles are not allowed on the area.
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2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 50
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