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Quadrule Falls at Martin's Fork WMA/SNA ~ photo by Ellis Laudermilk, KSNPC

Martin's Fork Wildlife Management Area / State Natural Area

Location: Harlan County
Size: 1,061 acres
Access: Open to the publicOpen to Public

Owner:
* Kentucky Division of Water Wild Rivers Program
Managers:
* Kentucky Division of Water Wild Rivers Program
* KSNPC
* Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Purchased with Assistance of: 
* Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund

Link to Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund
 
Martin’s Fork Wildlife Management Area and State Natural Area protects Martin's Fork, a scenic high-quality mountain stream that originates in the higher elevations of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Bell County, Ky. Dedicated into the preserve system on March 8, 2006, this 1,601-acre site is located on Cumberland and Brush mountains in Harlan County.

Management of this site is shared between the Kentucky Division of Water Wild Rivers Program, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) and the commission. Martin’s Fork and its watershed constitute a significant natural resource for Kentucky. Nine plants and three animals listed by the commission as endangered, threatened or special concern are known from the property. The property protects six natural community types and one new state record insect. When facilities are completed, the area will be open for hiking, nature study and wildlife-related recreation, including hunting in accordance with regulations established by KDFWR.

Visit KDFWR's Martin's Fork Wildlife Management Area and State Natural Area page.