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JONES-KEENEY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

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Princeton, Kentucky - Western Waterlands
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U.S. 62
Princeton, KY 42445

800-858-1549
info.center@ky.gov
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1,999 acres, mostly forested with hilly terrain, scenic overlook, bow & rifle ranges, interpretive hiking trail,
  • Hiking
  • Hunting / Fishing
  • Shooting Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Over 80 years ago, two gentlemen helped to establish a game preserve on a prime piece of property between Dawson Springs and Princeton, Kentucky. These conservationists were Dr. Joe W. Jones and Dr. L.B. Keeney. Years later their legacy continues in the Jones-Keeney Wildlife Management Area. Additions have been made throughout the years and it continues to provide visitors with excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Caldwell County Sportsmen Club operates a shooting range and bow hunters will find a range for them as well. The hilly terrain is home to deer, wild turkey and squirrel. An interpretive trail leads through the WMA and points out some of the unique features to visitors. One of these is the presence of Black Cohosh, a shrub that outside of Jones-Keeney grows exclusively in eastern Kentucky. Donations of additional property will ensure that visitors for generations continue to have plenty of room to explore.

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