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Welcome to Land Between The Lakes

Top LBL Attractions
Nature Station
Nature Station
Elk & Bison Prairie - Photo by April Leigh
Elk & Bison Prairie
Turkey Bay OHV Area
Turkey Bay OHV Area
The Homeplace 1850 - Photo by Lisa Ketterer
Homeplace 1850
Hematite Lake
The Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area located on a peninsula between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.  LBL is a vast area full of adventure for those who are looking to  explore several hundreds of miles of country roads, shorelines and trails

But that's not why hundreds of thousands visit LBL each year.  Inside the park you'll find several developed campgrounds including Hillman Ferry, Piney, Energy Lake, and Wranglers

Visitors to LBL can enjoy the Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie, Planetarium, Homeplace 1850s, Turkey Bay OHV Area, and Hematite Lake.

Whether you want to spend an afternoon or a few days in Land Between The Lakes, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Land Between The Lakes Latest News

Free Admission to Woodlands Nature Station on National Get Outdoors Day

May 27, 2014 - Land Between The Lakes Press Release

GOLDEN POND, KY – On Saturday, June 14, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area waives admission fees to the Woodlands Nature Station. The Nature Station is open 10am to 5pm.

Come experience the native gardens and rescued animals in the Nature Station’s Backyard. People can learn how to attract and provide for Purple Martins at the “Nature Series for Adults” program from 11am-12pm. Children can learn outdoor skills at the “Be an Outdoor Kid” program from 2-2:30pm. Stay and watch the Raptor Parade at 4:30pm, as staff escort the owls and hawk to their night time enclosures.

Pre-register for a guided Sunset Canoe Trip, 6-8:30pm, and paddle a scenic bay in search of wildlife. Call 270-924-2020 to make reservations, $25 per canoe. Additional animal programs will be presented throughout the day.

The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, manages Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in partnership with Friends of Land Between The Lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. The National Recreation Area provides environmental education, outdoor recreation, lake access, and land management for the public to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000 for event listings, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and more. Follow Land Between The Lakes on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes and Friends of Land Between The Lakes on Facebook at To sign up for an events e-newsletter, email USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between The Lakes offer a unique vacation experience for everyone! Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley collectively is the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Here you can enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, eating at great restaurants, and experiencing the numerous attractions of the Land Between The Lakes. The region is located just eight hours from Chicago, three hours from St. Louis and six hours west of the Smoky Mountains.