Daniel Boone National Forest
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  • Beaver Creek Wilderness

    The 4,753-acre Beaver Creek Wilderness offers solitude and adventure. Tall sandstone cliffs and stone arches loom over a steep, rocky valley. Minimal signage marks the rugged trails, preserving the remote setting. Motorized vehicles and equipment are prohibited within the designated wilderness. This is surrounded by the Beaver Creek Wildlife Management Area, which is managed cooperatively between the Forest Service and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Hunting is allowed in the wilderness. See Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide for hunting information.


    The prehistoric use of the land at Beaver Creek dates back nearly 10,000 years. Archaeological evidence suggests that Native Americans used rock shelters in the area as temporary shelter, most likely for hunting and gathering. State and federal laws protect all archaeological resources. Do not collect or dig for artifacts.