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LBL’s Nature Station Visitor Experience enhanced by Eagle Scout Project

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Jordan Abernathy with Boy Scout Troop 200 in Paducah Kentucky completed his Eagle Scout project on November 15th, 2014, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Completion of an in-depth, public service project is required to attain the highest rank in the Boy Scouts–an Eagle Scout. Jordan designed, built, and installed an arbor with a bench in the Nature Station’s Backyard Native Gardens and hummingbird feeding area.

Jordan Abernathy, of Boy Scout Troop 200 in Paducah, Kentucky, completed his Eagle Scout Project at the Nature Station on Saturday, November 15th. (Aviva Yasgur)

Jordan Abernathy, of Boy Scout Troop 200 in Paducah, Kentucky, completed his Eagle Scout Project at the Nature Station on Saturday, November 15th. (Aviva Yasgur)

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LBL offering Free Cedar Christmas Trees until December 24th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Free Christmas tree permits for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be available online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us, under Reservations and Permits began November 28th. Permits, maps, and cutting guidelines may be obtained online anytime.

The public may also obtain a permit from the Land Between The Lakes Administrative Office, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday from now until noon on December 24th. Permits are not available at Golden Pond Visitor Center. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between The Lakes now accepting applications for 2015 Seasonal Camping

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is now accepting applications for the 2015 Seasonal Camping Program.

There are a total of 113 campsites in the seasonal camping program available for two to nine months at Hillman Ferry, Piney, and Wranglers campgrounds.

Cravens Bay and Taylor Bay campgrounds have a total of 21 short-term (one to six months) sites available.

LBL's Wranglers Campground. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Wranglers Campground. (Land Between the Lakes)

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LBL’s Recycling Program receives a Boost

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Personnel Truck Leasing of Murray, Kentucky, has donated a 48-foot, dry van trailer to Friends of Land Between The Lakes.

The trailer will be used to store and transport recyclable materials to processing centers as part of the recycling program conducted by the U.S. Forest Service at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Friends of Land Between The Lakes also thanks Paschal Truck Lines of Murray for their assistance in acquiring this donation. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between the Lakes’s The Homeplace to hold a 1850’s Christmas

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Bring the family and experience a simpler 1850’s Christmas. For over 10 years children have enjoyed visiting with Santa Claus at The Homeplace 1850’s working farm. Christmas in 1850 will be held on Saturday, November 29th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Visitors to the 1850’s farm can make Christmas decorations, collect holiday recipes, and sing along to old-time Christmas tunes provided by The Dixie Volunteers.

The Homeplace 1850's Christmas program. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Homeplace 1850’s Christmas program. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Cub Scout Day at Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Woodlands Nature Station will host Cub Scout Day on Saturday, November 22nd, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Activities, programs, and displays will center around the Cub Scout Astronomy Academic Achievement Award to help Cub Scouts gain their belt loop and pin awards.

The Cub Scout Day program is free with Nature Station admission: $5.00 for ages 13 and over, $3.00 for children 5-12, and free for 4 and under. Everyone is welcome.

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes presentation at Land Between the Lakes Saturday, November 8th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – The Golden Pond Planetarium and West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers present “Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes” following the 5:30pm planetarium program Saturday, November 8th, in the Golden Pond Visitor Center at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

This program introduces various binoculars and telescopes, and teaches basic skills required to use them.

Child viewing through a telescope at Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. (Land Between the Lakes)

Child viewing through a telescope at Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Fall Frolic at Woodlands Nature Station November 8th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to celebrate the arrival of autumn during Fall Frolic, at Woodlands Nature Station, November 8th, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Nature Station admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under.

Fall Frolic features a variety of fall nature events and fun filled activities, including hayrides, live music, and appearances by Smokey Bear.

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes to Honor Veterans November 8th-11th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will join all federal agencies in honoring veterans this Veteran’s Day weekend, Saturday-Tuesday, November 8th-11th, 2014, with free admission to: The Homeplace on Saturday, November 8th; Woodlands Nature Station on Sunday, November 9th and Free 1:00pm Golden Pond Planetarium show on Monday and Tuesday, November 10th and 11th.

Active and retired members of the armed forces that present their military ID at each attraction will receive free entry for themselves and their families during Veteran’s Day weekend.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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Land Between The Lakes Wildlife Refuge Closures

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – On November 1st, 2014, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will close nine wildlife refuges to human entry and all activities including hunting, fishing, and boating. These areas will remain closed through March 15th, 2015.

The wildlife refuge closures include portions of Duncan Bay, Smith Bay, and Rushing Bay on Kentucky Lake; Fulton and Honker Bays on Lake Barkley; the western one-third of Energy Lake; and Long Creek Refuge at the back of Elbow Bay. These areas are marked with buoys or signs. Entry is prohibited from November 1st to March 15th.

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

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

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