Description: Quarry Road Watchable Wildlife Area features a wildlife viewing shelter located on a 1-mile trail loop. The shelter offers visitors the opportunity to experience animals in their natural habitat. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Ky. Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at Barren River Lake have developed 14 acres of native warm season grasses adjacent to the trail entrance to replicate the prairie fields that once dominated this area. Barren County, Ky., is part of a larger area historically known in the pioneer days as “The Barrens,” an area the Native Americans utilized to attract large game.
Wildlife to Watch: The one-mile loop trail will lead you to a secluded viewing shelter nestled at the edge of an open viewing area frequented by white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, cotton-tailed rabbit and eastern bluebird, among other bird and mammal species.
Ownership: US Army Corp of Engineers
Size: 14 Acres Closest Town: Glasgow, KY
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
Driving Directions: Quarry Road Recreation Area is located off of State Highway 252 at the dam in Barren County, adjacent to the Corps of Engineers office.
From Louisville, Ky.: Take I-65 South toward Nashville, take Ky. 101 Exit 38 toward U.S. 68/Scottsville/Smiths Grove, merge onto Ky. 101 via the ramp on the left toward Scottsville/U.S. 68, turn left onto Ky. 1533, turn left onto Ky. 252, Quarry Road Recreation is on the right after you cross the dam.