Henderson-Sloughs Wildlife
Management Area

in Henderson Ky

Sauerheber Refuge Habitat and trail info: A 1,775-acre waterfowl refuge provides habitat for up to 10,000 geese and 10,000 ducks winter annually. Closed seasonally November 1 through March 15. Observation platforms near refuge edge are open year-round.

Wildlife Viewing Opportunities: One can view geese, American Widgeon, Green-Winged Teal, American Avocet, Common Snipe as well as many other shorebirds and waterfowl. Swamp rabbit, squirrel, deer, quail, raccoon, beaver, coyote, and dove are found here as well.

Jenny Hole-Highland Creek Unit: The Unit offers sloughs, bottomland hardwoods and some brushy areas. This is one of Kentucky's largest Great Blue Heron rookeries. Limited access by gravel roads. Primitive camping is available.

Wildlife Viewing Opportunities: Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Prothonotary Warbler, Great Egret, waterfowl, swamp rabbit, squirrel, deer, quail, raccoon, beaver, coyote and dove are all found here.

Click for Henderson, Kentucky Forecast Directions: T(2 stops) Take US 60 south (9 miles) to KY 136 to Geneva (2 miles) then take KY 268 NW 6.5 miles to Sauerheber Refuge on the left. Gas, lodging and dining opportunities available in nearby Henderson.

Map Info:
Map to Henderson-sloughs Wildlife Management Area
Brochure 1
Brochure 2

See Also:
  • Henderson, Ky Website


  • Downtown Henderson Project

  • Green River State Forest

  • Notes:

    I didn't get to see much of this area, I took some photos of what I could from a roadside lookout platform. Looks like a general wetlands / swamp refuge.

    Not sure about trails or not in this area , There are lookout platforms scattered along the roadway. I've added this to the site because it is unique to this area.


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