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
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.