in Breathitt, Knott and Perry Counties, this area encompasses approximately
15,000 acres of primarily upland forest. Robinson
Forest is owned by the University of Kentucky and is used
as a forestry/silviculture experimental study site.
Hunting and fishing are managed by the KY Department of
Fish and Wildlife Resources by agreement with UK.
Approximately 4,000 acres of Robinson Forest has been
strip mined for coal since the early 1990's to raise money
for the school. A large portion of the area is
considered a wildlife refuge (~10,000 acres), with the
remainder open to hunting and fishing (user permit
required). The area is home to a wide range of
wildlife including reintroduced elk, black bear, ruffed
grouse, timber rattlesnakes, green salamanders and a wide
variety of songbirds. A vast network of 100's of
trails enable the visitor to access this area.
Forest WMA can be accessed from Jackson (Breathitt County)
by heading south on Hwy 15 to Lost Creek. Turn left
onto Hwy 476. After ~8 miles turn left onto Buck
Creek Road (gravel). The Robinson Forest Camp is
located approximately 3 miles down this road.
711 Clemons Fork Road
Clayhole, KY 41317
Dept of Fish and Wildlife Resources - Number 61
Forest - University of Kentucky
Forest WMA - West Kentucky Corporation
- private interest group