Skinner Mountain WMA
Site Directions: Northeast Access: From Fentress County Courthouse, go West on HWY. 52 for 7.5 miles to Boatland Road and turn left; or from Overton County Courthouse, go East on HWY.52 for 20.4 miles and turn right on Boatland Road. Travel South on Boatland Road for 1.6 miles and turn Right on Skinner Mountain Road and continue for 0.6 miles for the first available access. Four-wheel drive is recommended for this entrance. 36.38955 -85.04341
Northwest Access: From Fentress County Courthouse, go West on HWY. 52 for 9.9 miles to Manson Road, turn left and travel south 7.5 miles to Wilson Ridge Road. Skinner Mountain WMA is on the left side of Wilson Ridge Road. 36.342865 -85.105223
Hours – daylight hours only (excluding applicable hunting seasons)
Seasonality - year-round
Special Use – Hooved animal riding, bicycling and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use permitted only by individuals possessing a valid hunting and fishing license and WMA permit or a High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit. OHV’s permitted from the fourth Saturday in August through the spring squirrel season.
Fentress County • 18,950 acres
Region III Office (931) 484-9571
Special Use - Hooved animal riding, bicycling, and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use permitted only by individuals possessing a valid hunting and fishing license and WMA permit or a High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit.
OHVs are permitted from the fourth Saturday in August through the spring squirrel season.
Big game, small game, and trapping are the same as statewide seasons except as noted.
Trapping and small game hunting close at sunset the day before hog control season.
Wild hogs may be taken during any deer hunt by legal deer hunters.
Quail - Nov. 4, 2023 - Jan. 11, 2024, and Jan. 15, 2024.
Wild Hog (Control Season - Dogs Permitted) - Jan. 12 - 14, 2024. No limit, either sex. Only authorized participants are allowed in the area during the Wild Hog Control Season.
All participants in the hog control season must wear on the upper portion of their body and head a minimum of 500 square inches of blaze orange, visible front and back.
Participants may use any legal weapon and ammunition that is legal for taking Deer, Bear, or Elk.
Legal hours - One half-hour before sunrise and one half-hour after sunset.
Dog training - Sept. 1, 2023, - March 15, 2024.
Site Description: Skinner Mountain WMA is a predominately forested area in the Northern Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee. Skinner Mountain WMA forest’s ecoregional habitat type is Temperate Broadleaf & Mixed Forests and contains rich hardwood coves, upland mixed hardwood forests, sandstone cap rock houses, with some remnant shortleaf pine.