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Hematite Lake in Land Between The Lakes

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Located near the Nature Station and Center Furnace, Hematite Lake is a popular attraction at Land Between The Lakes regardless of the season. 

With the 2.2-mile hiking trail that encircles it, Hematite Lake offers several unique opportunities for viewing wildlife at LBL.  It also provides the perfect environment for all sorts of family activities, including picnicking, kayaking, and fishing.

The hiking trail is easy and circumnavigates the entire lake.  In the back where the creek feeds into the lake, you'll experience walking on a long boardwalk and crossing the stream on a bridge. 

There you can witness beaver dams, birds, turtles and other wildlife.  Near the trailhead the path crosses Hematite Lake Dam which provides an interesting walking experience as you step on stones to navigate the water.

Hematite Lake is a popular destination due to its beautiful scenery, easy hiking, great picnic grounds and close proximity to the Nature Station.

Hematite Lake

SEASON  Year round
GPS  N 36 53.825" / W 88 2.567"  {Map It!}
LOCATION  12.7 miles / 19 minutes north of the Visitor Center on Energy Lake Road (FS Rd. #134)

Spend Some Time at Land Between The Lakes

Just like Hematite Lake, there are several other great places to visit inside Land Between The Lakes.  In fact, you might even need to spend a night or two so you can experience all LBL and the surrounding area has to offer.  If staying at a campground in LBL isn't an option for you, you can find extensive lodging choices just outside the national recreation area.

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Photo by Jennifer Dunnaway

We photographed this doe peeking from behind some tall grass near Honker Bay in Land Between The Lakes.