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Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area Brochure
Open Wednesday - Sunday from dawn to dusk. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except on Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fourth of July.
The area is closed on the state holidays of:
Office Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sanctions: A person Identified by the area manager as being in violation of these rules may:
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Pine Grove Pavilion - is available for rent for events (i.e. weddings, business functions, family reunions, etc.). Electric is available for use at the pavilion and 3 portable lavatories will be on the site from April to October 31 each year.
Horseback riding is allowed on the Red Cedar Trail (RCT) and the Boone Hollow Trail (BHT).
Please note: To participate in horseback riding at Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, you must provide your own horses.
Travel East on US-60 to KY -144, turn left onto KY-144 and travel approximately 30 miles. At the intersection of KY 144 and KY 79 turn left and follow KY 79 for 2.4 miles. At the intersection of KY 79 and KY 1051 turn right on to KY 1051. Follow KY 1051 and then merge to the right onto KY 448. From KY 448 you will travel approximately 2 miles to the intersection of KY 448 and KY 1638. Turn left onto KY 1638 and follow it 5 miles to the entrance of the area on the left.
Travel North on US 31W to the intersection of US-31W and HWY 1638. Turn left onto HWY 1638 and follow it approximately 4 miles to the entrance of the area on the right.
Take I-64W to Exit 19A, to KY 841 South, Gene Snyder Freeway. Take the US-31W/US-60 exit, EXIT 1, toward FORT KNOX/LOUISVILLE. Turn LEFT onto DIXIE HWY/US-31W S/US-60 W. Continue to follow US-31W S/US-60 W. Turn RIGHT onto KY-1638 and follow it approximately 4 miles to the entrance of the area on the right.
Follow DIXIE HWY/US-31W S/US-60 W to the intersection of US-31W S and KY-1638. Turn RIGHT onto KY-1638 and follow it approximately 4 miles to the entrance of the area on the right.
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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources receives no money from the state’s general fund. Agency funding is supported by Sportsmen and Sportswomen every time they purchase a hunting or fishing license; buy a firearm, ammunition, or fishing or archery equipment; pay boat registration fee; buy fuel for your boat; donate via the Kentucky state income tax check off to the Nature and Wildlife Fund.