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Begley WMA Fishing Hunting

Manchester, KY 40962 (94.261 miles)

Begley WMA is the result of a cooperative agreement between Begley Properties, LLC and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Reclaimed surface mined and forested land. Active surface mine sites, deep mines and the coal washing facility are off limits to the public. Owned by Begley Properties, LLC

Official Website: Begley WMA

Burchell-Beech Creek WMA. Fishing Hunting

Manchester, KY 40962 (94.261 miles)

Sloping hills, ridge top flats, narrow valleys primarily in hardwood forests with some overgrown fields in bottoms. No roads within area. Fishing in 34-acre Bert Combs Lake for trout, channel catfish, bass, crappie, bluegill.

Official Website: Burchell-Beech Creek WMA.

Beaver Creek WMA Hiking Fishing

Greenwood, KY 42634 (95.327 miles)

Steep, mountainous terrain in mixed hardwoods, approximately 150 acres of open fields. Opportunities for trout fishing and sightseeing. Within Daniel Boone National Forest. Beaver Creek Wilderness Area within WMA. No developed facilities.

Official Website: Beaver Creek WMA

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Corbin, KY 40701 (95.933 miles)

The solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge. Fifty-one rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities including interior corridors. All rooms totally renovated in 2006. Relax on the beautiful, large observation deck overlooking the Cumberland River winding thru the hillside. It provides a spectacular spot for a wedding. Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Official Website: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Barren River Lake WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Horseback Boating

Glasgow, KY 42141 (99.897 miles)

Hilly to gently sloping terrain, with woodlands and cleared bottomlands maintained for wildlife. Peninsula Unit, Grass, Goose Mason and Narrows islands open to primitive weapons hunting only. Tail-Water Campground open year-round; no camping on management area. The Dry Creek unit is the mobility impaired designated area. Boating, fishing on Barren Lake, camping, golf, horseback riding, swimming, lodge accommodations at nearby Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Official Website: Barren River Lake WMA

Cordell Hull Birthplace SP Hiking

Byrdstown, TN 38549 (111.727 miles)

Bunkum Cave Trail is rated moderate due to many gentle hills. The hike to the overlook is 3/4 mile (1.5 miles roundtrip), and the hike to the cave entrance is an additional ½ mile (2.5 miles roundtrip). Meandering through the mixed deciduous forest, the hiker may be able to view a variety of plant and animal life. Spring wildflowers in late March - early May are exceptional. The view of the cave is most impressive, the entrance measures 100 feet wide and 50 feet tall.

Official Website: Cordell Hull Birthplace SP

Carr Creek Lake WMA. Fishing Hunting Camping

Hazard, KY 41701 (113.415 miles)

Rough, mountainous terrain, primarily forested with big hardwoods, some brushy areas. Camping allowed in Corps-maintained campgrounds only. Fishing, boating at Carr Creek Lake. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Official Website: Carr Creek Lake WMA.

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Oneida, TN 37841 (117.450 miles)

Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. For more informatin call (423) 286-7275.

Official Website: Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Indian Mountain SP Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

143 State Park Circle, TN 37762 (118.446 miles)

Indian Mountain State Park is a multi-use facility in Campbell County near Tennessee's northern border. In addition to providing camping and recreation opportunities, the 200-acre park is unique in that it was developed on reclaimed strip mine land. Park visitors can enjoy fishing at the two small lakes, picnicking, camping, and two walking trails. Park visitors have the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife.

Official Website: Indian Mountain SP

Kentucky Ridge State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Pineville, KY 40977 (118.547 miles)

Kentucky Ridge State Forest is located in Bell County and consisted of 15,251 acres. The forest is open to public hunting and fishing, subject to state fish and game regulations, and is available for primitive camping, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding. ATVs are prohibited.

Official Website: Kentucky Ridge State Forest