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September is Homeschoolers’ Month at LBL’s Homeplace 1850s Farm

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Home educators and students are invited to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm at Land Between the Lakes during September for Homeschoolers month. Visitors can experience Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic, “Little House in the Big Woods.”

Admission is $5.00 for ages 13 and up and $3.00 for ages 5 to 12 and free for 4 and under.

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace Animals July 2016. Tamworth pigs, a heritage breed at the Homeplace. (Forest Service Staff)

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace Animals July 2016. Tamworth pigs, a heritage breed at the Homeplace. (Forest Service Staff)

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Land Between the Lakes to offer Total Solar Eclipse Viewing and Programming

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will offer prime viewing locations for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st and “Sun and Moon Days” August 16th-23rd, 2017, a series of programs throughout the 170,00 acre area to celebrate and educate about this amazing natural phenomenon.

“Visitors looking for a prime spot to watch the Great American Eclipse are invited to Land Between the Lakes,” says Customer Service Manager Jeff Laird.

Be safe when viewing the eclipse… Wear solar viewing glasses. (LBL)

Be safe when viewing the eclipse… Wear solar viewing glasses. (LBL)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Food Drive July 29th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes asks the public to participate in a food drive on Saturday, July 29th. Visitors can bring 2 cans or boxes of non-perishable food items (per person) to any facility listed and receive a special discount.

Donations will go to the Stewart County Food Bank, Helping Hands in Trigg County, and Hope Food Bank in Lyon County.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

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LBL to hold 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival at Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station will host the 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 5th and 6th, from 10:00am-5:00pm at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Admission to this special event is $7.00 ages 13 and up, $5.00 ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration peaks at Land Between the Lakes in August.

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

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LBL’s Wranglers Campground to host 21st Annual Primitive Rodeo

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Wranglers Campground will host the 21st Annual Primitive Rodeo, presented by Crossland Rodeo Company, Friday and Saturday, July 21st and 22nd, 2017 from 7:30-10pm.

 “This is a great opportunity for families to get outside and enjoy some unique fun and see local cowboys and cowgirls compete in one of our country’s oldest sports. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the show,” says Wranglers Campground manager Jamey Thweatt.

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (LBL)

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (LBL)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Cool Critters Day July 15th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station invites the public to experience up-close animal encounters at Cool Critters Day on Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is $5.00 per person; ages 4 and under are free.

All programs included with admission.

On-site food vendors offer lunch and beverages.

Eastern Box Turtle at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. The box turtle is often seen crossing roadways. When it can be done safely, the turtle always appreciates a good samaritan getting it safely across the road in the direction it was going. (Emily Cleaver)

Eastern Box Turtle at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. The box turtle is often seen crossing roadways. When it can be done safely, the turtle always appreciates a good samaritan getting it safely across the road in the direction it was going. (Emily Cleaver)

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Land Between the Lakes Quota Deer Hunt Applications Available July 1st-31st

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Hunters can apply for Quota Deer Hunts at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area from July 1st-31st, 2017. Potential applicants will find the application link and additional information at https://landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/outdoor-rec/hunting

Hunters may also call 270.924.2065 to apply by phone, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Application fees are $5.00 online and $7.00 by phone.

Land Between the Lakes to beging accepting Quota Deer Hunt Applications June 30th.

Land Between the Lakes to beging accepting Quota Deer Hunt Applications June 30th.

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Land Between the Lakes gives Summer Safety Tips

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers provide their annual list of summer safe habits for outdoor recreation.

“We want everyone to have fun while they’re here,” explains Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Captain Duane Cameron. “Practicing safe habits makes all the difference.” Cameron asks visitors to keep safety in mind while enjoying Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and neighboring communities.

Entrance sign to Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

Entrance sign to Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

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LBL to hold Independence Day event at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The public is invited to a traditional community celebration of America’s birthday at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up; $3.00 ages 5 -12; free for ages 4 and under.

“Raising the 30 star flag from 1850 and reading the Declaration of Independence together are a moving way to remember why we still celebrate today,” says Homeplace Interpreter Kira Sanscrainte.

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. (Kelly Best Bennett)

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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LBL’s Woodlands Nature Station to waive admission on National Get Outdoors Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station will waive admission fees Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. The Nature Station is open 10:00am-5:00pm.

Come experience native gardens and rescued wildlife in the Nature Station’s backyard. Visitors may observe a bald eagle during a “Bald Is Beautiful” program from 11:30am-12:00pm.

The red-tailed hawk can be seen daily at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Staff photo)

The red-tailed hawk can be seen daily at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Staff photo)

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