Lake Cumberland watershed

Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area

Park/State Park


Highway 90 in Metcalfe


(270) 646-5167

Marrowbone State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is a 1,608 acre swath of land located in central Kentucky that offers ample hunting and hiking opportunities. The area includes mostly upland timber scattered with pine growth and is used to educate and demonstrate sound forest and wildlife management practices. The land has been previously named the Kentucky Tree Farm of the year and holds over 30 years of conservation history.


Hunters will find Marrowbone State Forest a great place to hunt a variety of big and small game. The area is rich with deer, turkey, squirrel, and furbearer populations and is open to hunting of these species during their statewide-regulated seasons. 

It should be noted that ATV use and horseback riding are prohibited in the area. Hunters will find steep and strenuous terrain within the forest and should be prepared to navigate the varying and sometimes challenging slopes. 


The abundance of wildlife and varying terrain within Marrowbone State Forest makes for great wildlife seeing and hiking for visitors interested in participating in these activities. The forested habitat makes for rugged and serene hiking, with added challenges in the sometimes strenuous terrain. 

The area is day use only. Hikers should plan on day hikes and no overnight trips.

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