Kentucky Wildlife & Nature
See Kentucky Elk, Old Growth Forests & More!
Want to go on safari, but only have a few days? Head to the “wilds” of Kentucky. Visitors can embark on Kentucky wildlife tours and watch the Eastern Kentucky elk herd, the largest herd east of the Rockies, in their natural habitat, or view old growth forests that predate the arrival of the pilgrims. Kentucky Wildlife Management Areas, Kentucky Nature Preserves, National Forest and State and National Parks are great places to commune with nature and our native Kentucky wildlife and learn about conservation efforts. Plan your next Kentucky nature adventure and experience the true outdoors!
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119 acres, accessible by guiged tour only, globally rare species
Sandy Hook, KY
698 acres, narrow gorge surrounding Laurel Creek, trout fishing
16,204 acres, some areas off limits due to active mining operations, mostly rugged terrain, former mine benches allow for easier travel than other nearby areas, open to statew...
1,131 acre lake, fish species incude- black bass, crapppie, all 3 major catfish varieties, and striped bass, opportunities for hiking, horseback trails are currently being wor...
14 mile horseback trail open to horse riders and hikers, 30 miles of trails open to ATV use by mobility impaired hunters, campground at Grapevine Area, boat launch ramp
1907 acres, open to statewide hunting seasons, hiking & horseback trails on wma, small pond with carry down ramp
153 acre park, borders Kentucky River, boat access ramps, 167 site campground, working fort with demonstrations, Kentucky River Walk Trail
36,113 acres, gently rolling to steep and hilly terrain, good forest and farm habitats, 2 lakes, trout stream, special hunting and fishing regulations/permits
Fort Knox, KY
Active Military Reservation, 108,618 acres about 60% open to hunting, special regulations for access and hunting, contact the hunt control office for more information
1,358 acres, Bell County, Mostly forested land with some reclaimed mine sites, steep and rugged, opportunities to hunt deer, turkey and small game.
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