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 first available access.  Four-wheel drive 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

Fees: hunting license requirements may apply

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.

Site Description:  Skinner Mountain WMA is 7,228 acres of predominately forest 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.

Wildlife to Watch: Songbirds in the area include white-eyed vireo, tufted titmouse, Eastern towhee, golden-crowned kinglet, Eastern phoebe, red-tailed hawk, and a variety of woodpeckers.

Skinner Mountain WMA sign

NOTE:  Some areas are used for recreational purposes.  Please use these links before visiting the location.

Skinner Mountain WMA

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