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Scenic Drives in Land Between the Lakes

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With 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline surrounding more than 170,000 acres of land on three sides, Land Between The Lakes is one of the premiere spots in the nation for sightseeing.  "Friends of LBL" staff stand ready at the North Welcome Station, South Welcome Station, and Golden Pond Visitor Center to assist visitors with finding the ideal spots to take in, whether by car, bicycle, foot, or horse.

LBL's Scenic Byway, the Woodlands Trace (commonly referred to as "The Trace"), runs north and south through LBL and provides access to all of its attractions and facilities.  This 45-mile paved highway begins near Grand Rivers in Kentucky and ends in Dover, Tennessee.  Kentucky Lake Drive provides a shorter sightseeing experience with a three-mile drive located in the northern end of LBL.  It is accessible via The Trace and provides access to picnic areas and hiking and biking trails.

Visitors can hike or mountain bike the Canal Loop Trail, an 11-mile loop which provides scenic overlooks of Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and the Canal.  LBL is also home to more than 70 miles of horse trails, and its guided eagle tours give visitors the opportunity to view the area's majestic bald eagles.

LBL's "Legal Road & Hunting Map" can be picked up the Visitor's Center or you can visit our Maps section for downloadable maps.

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

Big Bass
Photo by Brandon Hunter

Nathan Long holds up two nice bass while fishing with guide Brandon Hunter recently on Kentucky Lake.