Kentucky Parks & Recreation

Ashland Wildlife Management Area

Ashland Wildlife Management Area is a 4,500-acre site located in the western part of Boyd County in Kentucky. The area is managed by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and is popular among visitors for its diverse range of wildlife and recreational activities.

Visitors to Ashland Wildlife Management Area can engage in a variety of activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and wildlife photography. The area is home to a wide range of wildlife species, including deer, turkey, squirrels, rabbits, and various types of waterfowl.

One of the main points of interest at Ashland Wildlife Management Area is the large wetland complex, which features several shallow ponds and marshes that provide habitat for various bird species. The area is also home to a number of historic buildings, including a log cabin, a schoolhouse, and a church.

Interesting facts about Ashland Wildlife Management Area include the fact that it was once the site of a large iron furnace, which operated from 1826 to 1868. The area was also used as a training ground by Union soldiers during the Civil War.

The best time of year to visit Ashland Wildlife Management Area depends largely on the activities you wish to engage in. Hunting season typically takes place from September to January, while fishing is best during the spring and summer months. Overall, the area is best visited during the mild months of spring and fall when temperatures are comfortable and wildlife activity is at its peak. Get driving directions.

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