|Yatesville Lake WMA Wetlands Viewing Area|
Within this 16,000-acre WMA, a special viewing area is set aside on a 1-acre bluff overlooking three 1-acre wetlands managed for waterfowl. Each impoundment is managed differently to provide a variety of habitat conditions, complemented by nearby Cherokee Creek.<br><br>
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Gladie Creek Historic Site, Red River Gorge
|Description: This historic site lies within the Red River Gorge Geologic Area, a National Natural Landmark recognized for its great diversity. Red River, Kentucky’s first National Wild and Scenic River, adjoins the site and Natural State Resort Park is nearby.|
Wildlife to Watch: Wildlife commonly seen in this upland cove forest of pines and mixed hardwoods are beaver, muskrat, little brown and small-footed bat, groundhog, skunk, squirrel, chipmunk, opossum, box turtle, vultures, red-tailed and broad-winged hawk, barred owl, crow, wood duck, and various songbirds, such as rufus-sided towhee and indigo bunting. Bobwhite, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, and woodcock are seen occasionally. Lucky visitors may glimpse a corn snake or great blue heron. The area also has a small captive bison herd.
Special Tips: TO AVOIND WEEKEND CROWDS, best viewing is on weekdays in early morning and late afternoon during spring, summer, and fall.
Visitors station, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April through October, offers interpretive exhibits, brochures.
Drinking water available; restrooms are not barrier-free. Viewing areas/blinds; restored log cabin; paved parking. Boat ramp on Red River. Camping nearby.
Ownership: USDA Forest Service
Size: 40 acres
Closest Town: Slade
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: