Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ballard and Doug Travis WMA access road gates to remain closed due to flooding

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 12, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tony Black (270) 759-5296  


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Access road gates at Ballard Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Doug Travis WMA will remain closed past the usual March 15 reopening date due to flooding along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

Managers report water is over some of the main roads on the WMAs, making them unsuitable for use by vehicles. Roads will remain closed to vehicles until the water recedes and employees have an opportunity to assess the safety of road conditions. Visitors on foot or by boat may access areas beyond the closed gates after March 15.

For more information on current conditions at Ballard, call the area office of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at (270) 224-2244. For information regarding Doug Travis WMA, call (270) 488-3233.