Topic: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – On August 6th through August 7th, 2016, Land Between the Lakes will hold their 20th annual Hummingbird Festival at the Nature Station. The cost is ages 13 and up $7.00, ages 5-12 $5.00 and ages 4 and under Free
Be a part of the annual Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration to Central America! Immerse yourself amongst the hummingbirds and experience up-close critter encounters. Watch hundreds of hummingbirds visit each day.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Following last week’s storms that impacted the entire area of Land Between the Lakes, some facilities have now re-opened to the public just in time for some of their most popular events!
Wranglers Campground is hosting the 20th Annual Primitive Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th, from 7:30pm-10:00pm each night. Information is available at, www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/wranglers-campground-primitive-rodeo/2016-07-16/
As many know, Land Between the Lakes has experienced widespread wind and water damage.
It has been confirmed that the same storm that traveled through Marshall County on Wednesday, July 6th also crossed Land Between the Lakes.
It contained a tornado which touched down near Cravens Bay Campground, traveling along the ground for approximately a quarter mile before it went across Lake Barkley into Trigg County. The high winds impacted trees, open lands and other resources along its path.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Power is out across Land Between the Lakes due to strong storms that moved through the area last night. Additional storms are predicted to take nearly the same path again today.
Those camping in Backcountry Areas are encouraged to leave before this next round of storms occur. Additional roads could become blocked or damaged causing emergency response time to be increased.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Wranglers Campground will host the 20th Annual Primitive Rodeo, presented by Crossland Rodeo Company, Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th, from 7:30pm-10:00pm.
“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.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Get an up-close look at live tropical birds, check out reptiles from around the world, touch a tarantula, and visit with domestic petting zoo animals during Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station. The event lasts from 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday, July 16th, 2016.
“If your children like animals, they’ll love Cool Critters Day,” says Nature Station naturalist, Aviva Yasgur. “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a variety of interesting, exotic critters and see them up-close.”
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Visitors searching for a traditional family-oriented celebration may visit the Homeplace 1850s Farm on the Fourth of July at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.
Celebrate Independence Day from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Monday, July 4th, 2016 with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up; $3.00 ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and under, and includes all the day’s activities and programs.
Bring lawn chairs, ground blankets, to relax under the cool shade trees while enjoying old-time music. The festival offers open mic opportunities for local musicians and attendees.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station to waive admission fees Saturday, June 11, 2016, 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 animals in the Nature Station’s backyard. Visitors may observe snapping turtles during Creature Feature programs from 11:30am-12:00pm.
Golden Pond, KY – Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area and Trails, at Land Between The Lakes, is temporarily closed. The area recently received several inches of rain and freeze/thaw conditions are forecasted. To protect the resource, Turkey Bay will reopen when soil conditions improve.
Caution is recommended to anyone recreating in Land Between The Lakes, especially when hiking trails and driving back roads, due to saturated soil conditions.
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