Land Between the Lakes Regional Water Trail to Launch
March 29, 2019 | Staff Report
The Land Between the Lakes Regional Water Trail will launch at 10 am on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Brandon Spring Group Camp, 336 Brandon Spring Road, Dover, Tennessee, 37058, inside Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, with a public event.
Jeff Laird, customer service manager at Land Between the Lakes said “Everyone is welcome to join us as we kick off the trail. There will be local vendors, free guided kayak and canoe trips and information about the amazing accessibility of water-based recreation in the region.”
The Land Between the Lakes Regional Water Trail initiative is a collaborative effort to develop and promote the water resources around the Land Between the Lakes region to create economic, health and social benefits for the region and its citizens. A National Water Trail designation is being sought.
This project will be completed in phases. Phase 1 includes the 300 mile shoreline of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Phases 2 and 3 will encompass approximately 186 miles of Kentucky Lake/Tennessee River and 118 miles of Lake Barkley/Cumberland River. A map and descriptions of water trail access points is available at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/watertrails/.
This project received assistance from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. TRCA administrators from Tennessee and Kentucky worked with a team of federal, state and local agencies, including the US Forest Service, National Park Services, US Fish and Wildlife, Friends of Land Between the Lakes, US Army Corps of Engineers, Kentucky and Tennessee State Parks, TVA and state and local tourism offices.