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Land Between the Lakes Wranglers Campground Hosts 19th Annual Rodeo July 17th and 18th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN Wranglers Campground will host the 19th Annual Primitive Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, July 17th and 18th at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The rodeo is open to the public.

Admission is $10.00 ages 13-59, $8.00 ages 60+, $6.00 ages 7-12, and free for children 6 and under. A family pack option is also available for $25.00 which includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food vendors will be available; coolers are not allowed.

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

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

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LBL’s The Homeplace to hold Traditional Independence Day Celebration July 4th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – People wanting a more traditional celebration on the Fourth of July, will find one full of historical fun at the Homeplace 1850’s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between The Lakes.

Celebrate Independence Day from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, July 4th, with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games.

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

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17th Annual Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival to be held at LBL’s The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850’s Farm at Land Between The Lakes hosts the Pickin’ Party Old-time Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 13th and 14th. Visitors are encouraged to bring their instruments for jamming sessions throughout both days.

Festival and farm admission is $7.00 ages 13 and up, $5.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

The Homeplace Pickin' Party offers fun for everyone. Visitors enjoy the scenery on the farm, as well as some old-time music under the shade trees. Photo by Kelly Best Bennett. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Homeplace Pickin’ Party offers fun for everyone. Visitors enjoy the scenery on the farm, as well as some old-time music under the shade trees. Photo by Kelly Best Bennett. (Land Between the Lakes)

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“Agents of Nature” Mobile Game now available at Land Between The Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Families visiting Woodlands Nature Station now have a new way to discover the forest. Agents of Nature is a free, mobile game that kids play at the Nature Station and surrounding trails to trigger nature-based challenges using a tablet or smartphone.

You’ll need to download the mobile app and the Land Between The Lakes “mission site” at home or on a Wi-Fi hotspot. There are more than 20 mission sites across the United States and Canada, including the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Agents of Nature is a mobile game kids can play at LBL's Nature Station.

Agents of Nature is a mobile game kids can play at LBL’s Nature Station.

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White Lightning Mountain Bike Race at LBL June 7th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Endurance-Plus will sponsor the White Lightning mountain bike race Sunday, June 7th, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Online registration will be available at www.bikereg.com/white-lightning-xc through June 4th at 11:00pm.

Online registrants will receive $10.00 off race day price. Onsite registration will be available Sunday, June 7th, beginning at 7:30am.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area has 47 miles of mountain bike trails. (LBL - O'Neil Arnold for KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area has 47 miles of mountain bike trails. (LBL – O’Neil Arnold for KY Toursim)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Children’s Day on the Farm at The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TNChildren’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 30th, at The Homeplace 1850’s Farm in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. From 1:00pm-4:00pm, children can step back-in-time and do farm chores typical for children in the 1850s.

Homeplace admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Children's Day at Land Between the Lakes' The Homeplace -- activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

Children’s Day at Land Between the Lakes’ The Homeplace — activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

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Shortleaf Pine Planting at Land Between The Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes has planted approximately 29,000 Shortleaf pine seedlings on 42 acres near Demumbers Bay.

Hardwood trees and Loblolly pines in this area sustained heavy damage during the 2009 ice storm and other wind events. Non-native Loblolly pines were removed from the area and replaced with native Shortleaf pines.

Shortleaf pines recently planted near Demumbers Bay area. (Yvonne Helton)

Shortleaf pines recently planted near Demumbers Bay area. (Yvonne Helton)

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Land Between the Lakes’ Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory Summer Evening Shows and Star Parties

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Summer Evening Planetarium Shows begin May 30th with Firefall at Golden Pond Planetarium followed by a Star Party.

Friends of Land Between The Lakes will present additional 8pm evening planetarium shows and star parties on select Saturdays during June, July, August, and September. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3,00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

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Laser Light Music Shows returns to LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium with Brand New Projector

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN Laser Light Music Shows at Golden Pond Planetarium begin Saturday, May 23rd, at 5:30pm on a brand new, multimillion color laser projector. People can see laser lights synchronized to popular music fill the 40-foot dome every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:30pm and 7:00pm through September 4th.

Additional Saturday shows are at 8:00pm May 23rd, June 6th and 20th, July 18th, and August 1st and 15th. Laser shows continue to be offered Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5:30pm and 7:00pm through October 31st, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. All seats are $7.00.

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

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38th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament to be Held at LBL’s Honker Lake

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Kentucky Lake Bass Club and the Knights of Columbus of Aurora will sponsor the 38th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 16th.

This tournament develops the fishing skills of children and adults who are physically or mentally challenged. Land Between The Lakes hosts the tournament at Honker Lake, off Forest Service Road 135 near Woodlands Nature Station.

Fishing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL Photo)

Fishing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL Photo)

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