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Gladie Creek Historic Site, Red River Gorge
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.
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Yatesville Lake WMA Wetlands Viewing Area
Description: 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.

Wildflowers reach peak brilliance in late June. WMA also includes upland hardwoods, fields, and 2242-acre lake with additional viewing opportunities.

Wildlife to Watch: Wood duck, mallard, black duck, and bufflehead are common; other migratory ducks on the Mississippi flyway also stop over. Swallows, belted kingfisher, and great blue and green heron use the impoundments, as do beaver, mink, and other freshwater mammals. A wildflower plot next to the parking lot provides habitat for humming birds, butterflies, American goldfinch, and other songbirds. Best waterfowl viewing is November-March. Look for wood duck spring through fall; teal and bufflehead in September-early October. Migratory shorebirds are present September-November and again in spring. Belted kingfisher, swallows, and heron may be seen throughout summer.

Special Tips: Self-guided tours; guided tours by appointment.

Ownership: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; managed by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources 
Size: 4 acres 
Closest Town: Blaine

Facilities:
ParkingHandicap Accessible

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
SpringSummerFallWinter

Green Heron - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Blaine, drive 8 miles north on KY 201 to site, marked by signs. CAUTION: KY 201 IS NARROW AND WINDING BUT PASSABLE BY BUSES AND RVs.

For more information call (502) 564-4406.

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