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The Nature Station in LBL

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Learn all you can about the wonderful animals running, crawling and slithering through the Land Between the Lakes! Several inhabit enclosures at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area’s Woodlands Nature Station. The facility houses all sorts of animals from owls to turtles to snakes. The friendly staff will teach your kids about each and every one.

Educational Programs and Events

The Nature Station staff is always developing new ways for guests to interact with the animals. Adults indulge in gardening, nature photography and wildlife programs, while children enjoy offerings such as story time and educational programs with fun themes centered on science, nature and animals that live in the region.

Throughout the year, the facility also hosts events that celebrate the Nature Station’s delightful creatures. You can check out events like Cool Critters Day, Wildlife Weekend, Wolf Week, Howl-o-ween and more.

Outdoor Family Adventures

Watch majestic animals in their natural habitats during a Nature Station guided program. You’ll enjoy exciting adventures such as sunset canoe trips, afternoon hikes and Sunday safaris.

Interactive Events

Blend nature and technology by downloading the Agents of Nature game to your phone. Select the Land Between the Lakes mission site and have a blast.

General Admission

One of the best things about the Woodlands Nature Station is that it’s an educational opportunity that won’t break the bank. General admission for ages 13 and up is $5, and for ages 5 to 12, $3. Children 4 and under get in free. There may be additional fees for special events.

Plan Your Trip Today

The fascinating creatures at the Woodlands Nature Station are waiting to meet you and your family. So, pack the car, grab your camera and get ready to photograph some of the country’s most majestic animals and natural surroundings. It’ll be an educational adventure the whole family will enjoy.

Woodlands Nature Station

SEASON  March 1 through November 30
HOURS  March & November:  Wednesday-Sunday 10a-5p; April through October open daily 10a-5p
ADMISSION  Ages 13 & up is $5.00; $3.00 for ages 5-12; Ages 4 and under are free
GPS  N 36 54' 5.56" / W 88 02' 10.31"  {Map It!}
LOCATION  12.6 miles / 20 minutes north of the Visitor Center on Silver Trail.

Come Stay at Land Between The Lakes

The Nature Station is one of the most popular attractions in Land Between The Lakes.  In addition to the Nature Station, other major attractions include the Elk & Bison Prairie, the Planetarium, Homeplace 1850s, Hematite Lake, and many other outdoor recreational activities.  If you aren't planning to stay in one of Land Between The Lake's campgrounds, you can find other lodging options using the tools below.

Note:  ExploreKentuckyLake.com is not the official site of the Land Between The Lakes. You can access their official site here.


Good Morning
Photo by Nancy Smith

Campers at Land Between The Lakes are often greeted by morning fog rising off of the water and a gorgeous view.