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Land Between the Lakes Welcomes Spring with 2014 Season Opening

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area began its 2014 operations today, Saturday, March 1st, by opening several popular visitor attractions.

The Homeplace, Woodlands Nature Station, and North and South Welcome Stations opened their doors March 1st, along with Energy Lake, Hillman Ferry, and Piney Campgrounds. The Homeplace, Woodlands Nature Station, and North and South Welcome Stations will be open Wednesday through Sunday during March, then open seven days a week beginning April 1st.

LBL's Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

Operating hours for The Homeplace and Nature Station will be 10:00am-5:00pm; North and South Welcome Stations will be 9:00am-5:00pm. The Elk & Bison Prairie remains open year-round from dawn until dusk daily.

The Golden Pond Visitor Center and Planetarium, Wranglers Campground, and Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area remain open year-round as well.

Golden Pond Planetarium provides a full-dome viewing experience complete with state-of-the-art digital multimedia equipment. Visit www.lbl.org/CALOverview.asp?a=2 or call 270.924.2237 for show schedule. Come join us for an exciting glimpse of the night skies filled with celestial objects, constellations, and more!

Check the Calendar of Events (www.lbl.org/CALGate.asp) for a variety of fun programs for visitors of all ages and interests. The popular Discount Package, which offers approximately a 30% discount on admission to multiple attractions, and the LBL Fun Card, a discount opportunity that primarily benefits area residents and others who frequent the area, are available again this year.

The LBL Fun Card does not expire and provides your choice of 10 admissions to The Homeplace, Nature Station, Planetarium, or a combination of all three.

Land Between The Lakes honors the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access and Senior Passes as well as the new Military Pass. With the Access and Senior Passes, a 50% discount is offered to the card holder for basic campsites and general admission to The Homeplace, Nature Station, and Golden Pond Planetarium.

The Military Pass offers active duty military service members or their spouse and three additional guests free general admission, Monday through Friday, to The Homeplace, Nature Station, and Golden Pond Planetarium.

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 www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and more, or call 800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000.

Follow LBL on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes. To sign up for LBL’s electronic newsletter, email lblinfo@fs.fed.us"> lblinfo@fs.fed.us. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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