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Martin Luther King Jr Day Fee Waiver

December 29, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

Members of the public who want to visit the Elk & Bison Prairie, or get a horseback riding day-use permit at Wranglers Campground, can do so for free in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

“Experience hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, and scenic driving in the great outdoors with your family and friends,” said Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager at Land Between The Lakes. “We encourage visitors to come out and enjoy numerous free outdoor recreation opportunities year round.”

The Forest Service is participating in the fee waiver day along with the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation. Be on the lookout for other fee waiver days and weekends throughout 2016 atwww.landbetweenthelakes.us/visit/rates-hours/ under “Forest Service Fee Free Days.”

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000. For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature,@LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes, and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/lblnra. Photos are available on Flickr for downloading athttps://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/sets.

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Photo by Jennifer Dunnaway

Replicas of the Nina and Pinta occasionally dock at Green Turtle Bay. We snapped a photo of the masts of the Pinta last summer.