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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 in America east of the Rockies, in their natural habitat, or view old growth forests that predate the arrival of the pilgrims in the area.

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. Each park offers the chance to catch views of area wildlife and learn about local game and fish conservation efforts.

The list of wildlife viewing destinations below includes forests, parks, wildlife management areas and other places to get out in the field for sightings, education and adventure. For the sportsmen, there are also plenty of opportunities for hunting in KY. Plan your next Kentucky nature adventure and experience the true outdoors!

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Burkesville, KY
3398 acre park, 27,700 acre lake, fish for: 5 species of bass, crappie, muskie, trout, walleye, catfish and bream, spearfish for rough fish, 15 miles of multi-use trails, boat...
Burkesville, KY
5,651 acres, numerous species open to public hunting, ADA access hunting sites, access to fishing for a number of different species in Dale Hollow Lake
Morehead, KY
Cave Run Lake, hiking, biking, horseback trails & camping, boating, wildlife viewing, hunting, campgrounds,


London, KY
hiking, biking, horse & ATV, laurel river lake, cumberland & laruel rivers, numerous campsites & shooting ranges
Manchester, KY
Redbird Crest trail for atv/ohv, hiking, horse, camping, hunting, fishing
Whitley City, KY
Hiking, biking, atv & equestrian trails & camping, fishing, hunting, Cumberland river, Lake Cumberland access, Barren Fork & Bell Farm Horse Camps
Columbia, KY
102 acres, 2 seperate tracts, borders Green River Lake WMA, canoe access to Casey Creek on northern tract, mostly forested
Prestonsburg, KY
9,242 acres, public hunting and fishing for numerous species, access trails are steep and mountainous, boat launch ramps and campsites
Wilmore, KY
Kentucky & Dix Rivers, trout & bass, wildlife viewing trips
Stanford, KY
400 acres, mostly bottomland bordered by Dix River & Mud Lick Creek, open to statewide turkey & small game regulations, no modern gun deer hunting
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