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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Approximately 2 miles of trails, 1 bedroom B&B with a sportsman's theme, 2 acre pond with bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, 80 acres of property
La Center, KY
8,015 acres,hunting, 9 fishing lakes, some boat restrictions, wildlife viewing,
1,053 acre park, 10,00 acre lake, fishing for a variety of species, trails for multi-use, 99 campsites, guided horse rides, marina with boat/jet ski rentals
8,799 acres in Barren and Allen counties, hilly to gently sloping terrain, fishing access, hunting for a number of species, primitive weapons hunting areas and impaired mobili...
41 acre preserve, 2 miles of trails, open to public, large migrant bird population
Whitley City, KY
17,753 acres, located within Daniel Boone National Forest boundaries, only 150 acres are open fields, hunting and trout fishing, primitive camping allowed in some areas
New Concord, KY
119 acres, mostly wetland, open to statewide hunting regulations & seasons
16500 acre forest and arboretum with hiking, biking, fishing (Lake Nevin Only) geo hiking, plants that are tagged and identifiable.
7 acre lake, species include largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish-bank access only, 3.5 miles of trails, 62 campsites-no water from November-April, Outdoor Museum
Guided paddlie trips on Green River
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