Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fish And Wildlife Commission To Consider Regulations For Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area At Dec. 3 Meeting
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission members will consider access fees and hunting regulations for the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area at their Dec. 3 meeting in Frankfort.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is in the process of acquiring the 2,155-acre Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area in Meade County. The city of Louisville, which once operated the property as a park, closed it two years ago.
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission members will consider a proposal to charge access and special activity permit fees to users to help offset the cost of running the area. The proposed entry fee would be $3 a day for each visitor, or $30 for year-round access. Children under 12 would be admitted free.
Another proposal calls for a special activity permit fee of $7 a day, or $70 for an annual pass. This permit would be required for those visitors using the area for mountain biking, horseback riding or utilizing a shooting range.
Other proposals to be considered include two separate weekend-only gun seasons for deer, archery hunting for deer and other hunting season dates.
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will begin its quarterly meeting at 8 a.m. (Eastern Time) Dec. 3 in the Arnold Mitchell building at 1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort. The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife campus is located off U.S. 60, 1.5 miles west of the intersection with U.S. 127.
For agenda information, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov.