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Temporary Weather Related Closure of LBL’s Turkey Bay OHV Area

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden 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.

Land Between the Lakes' Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area and Trails. (LBL)

Land Between the Lakes’ Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area and Trails. (LBL)

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Land Between The Lakes Eagle Viewing Opportunities

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – During January and February, van tours and Kentucky Lake cruises will take visitors to several bald eagle viewing hot spots around the 170,000-acre Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

In addition to bald eagles, visitors will likely see native wildlife such as ducks, turkeys, deer, and herons. Land Between The Lakes partners with Kenlake State Resort Park to host a weekend of brunch and lunch cruises on Kentucky Lake January 16th-18th on the CQ Princess, a 96-foot luxury yacht.

American Bald Eagle (Land Between the Lakes)

American Bald Eagle (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between The Lakes “No Hunting” Zones Open to Archery Deer Hunting

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Five areas typically marked as “No Hunting” will opened to archery deer hunting on December 1st, in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Hillman Ferry and Energy Lake campgrounds will be open to archery hunting through January 19th.

Piney Campground, Brandon Spring Group Center, and the South Nature Watch Demonstration Area in the eastern portion of Hunt Area 16 south of Fort Henry Road will be open to archery hunting through January 4th. Hunters are encouraged to harvest antlerless deer in these areas to maintain healthy deer populations.

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

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

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Small Game Seasons to Open at Land Between The Lakes December 1st

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Small game hunting season opens at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area beginning December 1st, 2015. Season dates and regulations differ from state-wide dates and regulations.

Hunters should be sure to check for details on the Land Between The Lakes Small Game & Waterfowl Hunting Information Sheet available at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/outdoor-rec/hunting/.

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

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

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Free Cedar Christmas Trees available at LBL

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Free Christmas tree permits for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be available online at www.LandBetweenTheLakes.us/reservations/ November 27th-December 24th.

Permits, maps, and cutting guidelines may be obtained online anytime. Members of the public may also obtain a permit in person at the Administrative Office, 8:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday, November 30th through December 23rd.

A permit entitles a family to cut one cedar tree between November 27th and December 24th.

Land Between The Lakes Offers free Christmas Tree permits staring November 27th.

Land Between The Lakes Offers free Christmas Tree permits staring November 27th.

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

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Farm invites members of the public to experience Christmas in 1850 on Saturday, November 28th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Adults and children alike can whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus and participate in traditional Christmas activities. Homeplace admission includes Christmas in 1850 programs:  $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free ages 4 and under. All ages are welcome at this family event.

Children sit on Santa's lap to tell him what they would like for Christmas. Join us each year in November at The Homeplace in Land Between The Lakes for an 1850's Christmas. (Keurin Gaffney)

Children sit on Santa’s lap to tell him what they would like for Christmas. Join us each year in November at The Homeplace in Land Between The Lakes for an 1850’s Christmas. (Keurin Gaffney)

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LBL to host Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes event

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Golden Pond Planetarium and West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers present Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes following the 5:00pm evening planetarium program Saturday, November 14th, in the Golden Pond Visitor Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.

“This is a perfect opportunity to meet people with similar interests and learn how to use telescopes and binoculars to view the moon and stars. Plenty of experts from the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers club will be available to offer assistance,” said Planetarium Manager, Rob Milner.

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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Land Between the Lakes Fall Fest at Woodlands Nature Station November 7th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station celebrates the arrival of autumn during Fall Fest Saturday, November 7th, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Fall Fest features a variety of nature programs and activities including hayrides, live music, crafts, a seasonal hike, and appearances by Smokey Bear. Nature Station admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under.

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O'Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O’Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

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Land Between The Lakes to honor Veterans November 7th-11th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area joins all federal agencies in honoring veterans this Veteran’s Day weekend, Saturday-Wednesday, November 7th-11th, 2015, with free admission.

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to active duty military, veterans, and their family who visit Land Between The Lakes,” says Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager. “We appreciate the service and sacrifices made by all members of our military across the country.”

Land Between the Lakes - The Homeplace. (LBL Staff photo)

Land Between the Lakes – The Homeplace. (LBL Staff photo)

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Rehabilitated Bald Eagle Released at LBL

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – A young bald eagle was released back into the wild Saturday, October 10th, 2015, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area near Duncan Lake.

Forest Service volunteer eagle nest monitor, Ray Stainfield, found the young eagle out of its nest during routine eagle nest monitoring in June. Ray noticed a stick hidden under its left wing. The eagle’s breast had begun to grow around the stick and required treatment. «Read the rest of this article»

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