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LBL to host 12-Hours of the Canal Loop Endurance Mountain Bike Race

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY –  Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts 12-Hours of the Canal Loop Endurance Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, September 27th, from 9:00am-9:00pm. Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive will be closed to non-participants Friday and Saturday, September 26th and 27th.

This endurance mountain bike event, hosted locally by Land Between The Lakes and Endurance + (Plus), is sanctioned by USA Cycling.

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Annual Lyon County Between the Rivers Homecoming at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Former residents of the Lyon County, Kentucky portion of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will gather for their annual Homecoming on Saturday, September 20th at Star Camp Picnic Area, on the northern portion of Land Between The Lakes.

All former residents, relatives, and friends are invited. Those attending should bring food, beverages, lawn chairs, and any other picnic or recreation items they wish. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between The Lakes 2014-2015 Archery Season begins September 6th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to participate in archery deer season which begins in September.

All hunters must possess State Hunting License/Deer Permit, Land Between The Lakes Hunter Use Permit (age 16 and over), and a Hunter Safety Card according to Kentucky or Tennessee state regulations.

Wild Turkey at LBL. (Land Between The Lakes)

Wild Turkey at LBL. (Land Between The Lakes)

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Hear Elk Bugling at Land Between the Lakes Elk & Bison Prairie

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Every fall, beginning in September, mature bull elk in the Elk & Bison Prairie at Land Between The Lakes begin their mating season. Bugling actually sounds more like a loud squeal. The Elk & Bison Prairie is open seven days a week, from dawn to dusk.

The prairie features a 3.5-mile paved loop road. Interpretive stops help visitors view wildlife and learn more about this native habitat.

Bull Elk at Land Between the Lakes. (Sherry Bailey)

Bull Elk at Land Between the Lakes. (Sherry Bailey)

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Tennessee Hemlock Conservation Partnership to Offer Assistance to Landowners

 

September 13th workshop will train landowners to protect hemlocks from invasive pest

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A small aphid-like insect has been devastating majestic hemlock trees in eastern Tennessee and the Cumberland Mountains. Treatments exist to protect these long-lived, tall evergreens. Now private landowners will have an opportunity to learn how to treat and protect their shady hemlock trees themselves.

The Tennessee Hemlock Conservation Partnership will teach the region’s private landowners how to obtain and apply the necessary chemical treatments to fight hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), the insect that threatens hemlocks. A free workshop is scheduled for Saturday, September 13th at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Van Buren County. Treatment location at park and directions will be provided to all who register for the workshop. «Read the rest of this article»

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LBL’s The Homeplace Trades Fair returns Labor Day Weekend

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Labor Day weekend 2014, The Homeplace 1850’s working farm will gather traditional trades and crafts people to share their knowledge of vanishing folk art skills to visitors to their annual Homeplace Trades Fair.

The fair will be Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, on the farm located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

An interpreter seen here making an old-fashioned rug on the porch at LBL's The Homeplace. (Land Between the Lakes)

An interpreter seen here making an old-fashioned rug on the porch at LBL’s The Homeplace. (Land Between the Lakes)

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LBL to hold Nature’s Most Extreme Weekend at Nature Station August 30th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes hosts Nature’s Most Extreme Weekend at Nature Station on Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st.

The public is invited to visit with Smokey Bear, take a canoe trip, cheer on the turtles at Turtle Talladega, try a fun scavenger hunt, and experience “extreme” animals up-close!

Barred Owl photo taken at Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley)

Barred Owl photo taken at Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley)

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Hummingbird Festival Returns to LBL’s Woodlands Nature Station August 2nd and 3rd

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts the annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd, from 10:00am-4:00pm at Woodlands Nature Station.

Admission to this special event is $6.00 ages 13 and up, $4.00 ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

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Land Between The Lakes Quota Deer Hunt Application Deadline is July 31st

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area reminds hunters that the July 31st, deadline for submitting 2014 quota deer hunt applications is rapidly approaching.

To submit applications by July 31st, hunters need to visit www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 270.924.2065. The application fee is $5.00 online, or $7.00 by phone. On or after August 25th, applicants can visit www.landbetweenthelakes.us and go to the quota hunt application link to see if they were drawn. «Read the rest of this article»

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LBL’s Wranglers Campground to host 18th Annual Primitive Rodeo

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Wranglers Campground at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will host the 18th Annual Primitive Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, July 18th and 19th. The rodeo is open to the public. Admission is $10.00 ages 12 and up and $5.00 ages 11 and under.

Wranglers’ staff recommends people bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Coolers are prohibited; food vendors will be available. In addition, camping at Wranglers will be half-price on Friday and Saturday.

(L to R) A child riding Winchester the gentle Brahma bull and bullriding contestants in action (Ultimate Challenge Bullriding Productions)

(L to R) A child riding Winchester the gentle Brahma bull and bullriding contestants in action (Ultimate Challenge Bullriding Productions)

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