Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area
The Falcon Guide “Hiking Kentucky” listed
Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area as a great place to visit in the spring. Well, it was the middle of summer and I had an
afternoon to kill so why not? Note to self…start to pay attention to these suggestions. Yellowbank WMA is in beautiful
Breckinridge County. A good deal of my ancestors lived here in the 1800’s so it seemed like a great mini adventure.
When I got to Yellowbank everything was as described in the book. The trail heads were well marked. Items of interest were
where they should have been…and I should have gone in the spring. Spring would have been a wonderful time to visit with
its vast array of wildflowers.
The trail would have also not have been so overgrown.
I had planned to link 2 trails with a walk through the natural gas pipeline clearing. That “clearing” had grown
up to about 4 feet. Crossing it I couldn’t help but think that all the Deet in the world could not save me from the
itching that would surely follow for the next 2-3 weeks. Luckily I escaped with
only around 10 bug bites.
The area is a must see in the right season. The
rockhouse was impressive and the ponds picturesque. Summer and Fall “hunting season” appears to be the times not
to visit. If you do the fall, dress up with lots of orange to protect yourself. Take your own water…oh and plenty of