Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area

Covering over 5,000 acres in Union County, Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area features rolling hills with patches of hardwood forest.  Hunters should consult the current hunting guide to learn all the regulations for Higginson-Henry.  Hunting is usually productive on this WMA.  Popular species that are pursued on the WMA are rabbit and quail, as well as deer under special Quality Deer Management restrictions that are in place.  There are over twenty miles of hiking trails and nine miles designated for horseback riding.  There is also the 80 acre Mauzy Lake that has good bank access fishing.

http://fw.ky.gov/More/Documents/Higginson-HenryWMA_ALL.pdf

Moffit Lake Recreational Area

This 140 acre county owned and operated campground provides the opportunity for you to enjoy a weekend of quiet, relaxing, family-oriented camping.  The 64 acre lake is stocked annually with a selection of catfish, bass, crappie, or bluegill and redear to satisfy any angler.  Free fishing is offered to anyone under the age of 16.  The boat dock is handicap accessible and the boat ramp can accommodate boats of any size.  For those wanting to enjoy the lake from the water, pedal boats and john boats are available to rent.

Unlimited primitive tent camping is offered for those interested in just “roughing it.”  There are 48 campsites suitable for both RVs and tent camping, equipped with 30 and 50 amp hook-ups and water.  18 sites are for short-term camping (less than a month) and 30 sites can be used for seasonal/monthly camping.

Daily visitors can access the campground for free for picnicking, hiking, biking, or just driving around.

Location

378 Moffit Lake Road | Morganfield, KY 42437 | Phone (270) 333-4845

Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

This large Wildlife Management Area in the western reaches of Kentucky contains a wide diversity of habitat.  From steep upland forests to gently rolling river bottom land hardwoods and open agricultural fields, Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest has it all.  Bordered by both the Ohio and Tradewater Rivers, this WMA contains plenty of good hunting opportunities.  Good populations of whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrel and furbearers exist on Big Rivers.  Several roads, trails and parking areas provide good access throughout the WMA.

http://fw.ky.gov/More/Documents/BigRiversWMA_and_StateForest_all.pdf

Henderson-Sloughs Wildlife Management Area

Consists of Sauerheber Refuge, which is a 1,775 acre waterfowl refuge where up to 30,000 Canadian geese and 10,000 ducks winter annually, and Jenny Hole-Highland Creek, the state’s largest Great Blue Heron rockery.  The Sauerheber Refuge has observation platforms open year round.

Location

15 miles north of Morganfield on State Route 360 | Morganfield, KY 42437

John James Audubon Birding Trail

Union County is part of a 60-mile trail starting at the John James Audubon Museum and Nature Center in Henderson, Kentucky that includes sloughs, wooded areas and the 1,775 acre waterfowl refuge.  A list of birds likely seen include the Bald Eagle, Mallard, Scarlet Tanager, Red-Headed Woodpecker, Eastern Kingbird, and many more.

Lee K. Nelson Wildlife Viewing Area and Outdoor Learning Lab

Facilities include a prairie, the Forest, an old home site, a levee, wetlands, an oxbow river, and a pier.  Learning lab is used for art classes, biology classes and field day events for students.

Location

State Route 56 East | Morganfield, KY 42437