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Division of Forestry
Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area

Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management AreaMarrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is a 1,983-acre tract of land located on Highway 90 in Metcalfe and Cumberland counties.  Kentucky’s seventh state forest has been an active stewardship forest for 30 years and was the 2003 Kentucky Tree Farm of the Year.

Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is strategically located near outstanding state park facilities such as the Barren River, Dale Hollow and Lake Cumberland state resort parks. Visitors now have another option in the Commonwealth for hiking and wildlife viewing.

The land was purchased for more than $1.3 million with funds from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund and the Forest Legacy Program administered by the U.S. Forest Service in cooperation with its state partners.

Marrowbone State Forest is open to the public for day use only unless hunting regulations specify extended hours. Allowable activities include regulated hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing. Off-road vehicles, including ATVs and horseback riding is prohibited.

Map of Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area

 Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area pine plantation. Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area fescue conversion field. 

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