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Martins Fork Wildlife Management Area
& State Natural Area

Hiking Destinations:

Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve
Hiking scenic Overlook

Cumberland Shadow Trail
Hiking Camping Fishing

Kingdom Come State Park
Hiking Miniature Golf Paddleboats Fishing

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Quadrule Falls

    Martin's Fork Wildlife Management Area and State Natural Area protects Martin's Fork, a scenic high-quality mountain stream that originates in the higher elevations of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Bell County, Kentucky.

    Martin's Fork and its watershed constitute a significant natural resource for Kentucky. Nine plants and three animals listed by the commission as endangered, threatened or special concern are known from the property. The property protects six natural community types and one new state record insect.


    Access is by foot traffic only. Hunting is open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons. Also open to bear hunting and EHU 6a quota elk hunts.

    Public Land Hunting General Use Guidelines

    Bear Hunting


    Information coming soon


Activities / Amenities
Hunting Hiking Fishing
Owned by the
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
(606) 337-9317
Official Web Site

Co-managed by the
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Designated a
Kentucky Wild River by the
Kentucky Division of Water

*Information on this page provided by KDFW and KNSPC

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