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Land Between the Lakes Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with River Days


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Experience River Days Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th-27th, at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Enjoy water-themed activities at Woodlands Nature Station.

River Days has activities and events for all ages. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free with paid Nature Station admission ($5.00 ages 13 & up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free ages 4 & under).

Smokey Bear to be at LBL's River Days Saturday, May 25th. (Land Between the Lakes)

Smokey Bear to be at LBL’s River Days Saturday, May 25th. (Land Between the Lakes)

According to Darrin Samborski, Environmental Education Specialist at LBL, “Visitors can experience a variety of programs focusing on natural encounters with wetland wildlife and habitat conservation. People will learn about animals that make rivers and lakes their homes.” Samborski added, “There will be onsite programs, crafts, and excursions on the water. Bring sunscreen, picnic baskets, and for certain activities, clothes and shoes that you can get wet and muddy.”

Events Include

Saturday, May 25th Meet Smokey Bear (scheduled appearances throughout the day)
11:30am River Invaders!: Learn about invasive species
1:30pm River Tracks: Learn to identify wetland animal tracks
3:30pm King of the Fisherman: The Bald Eagle
6:00pm-8:30pm Sunset Canoe Trip (reservation & fee required)
Sunday, May 26th
11:30am Gentle Giants: Alligator Snapping Turtles
1:30pm River Critters
3:30pm Wetland Snakes
6:00pm-8:30pm Family Oriented Sunset Canoe Trip (reservation & fee required)
Monday, May 27th
11:30am River Jeopardy
1:00pm-3:00pm Kayak Adventure: Guided Tour around Bobcat Island (reservation & fee required)


The canoe and kayak trips require reservations and full deposits. For more details or to make reservations, call 270.924.2020 weekdays, 8:00am to 4:30pm. LBL is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Nashville, TN. There are several options for overnight accommodations; camping is available at LBL and at private campgrounds in the area. Lodging is also available at state resort parks, motels, and private resorts in the surrounding area.

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy.

Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and additional information, or call 800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000. Follow LBL on or




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