Golden Pond, KY – Nestled between the beautiful Kentucky and Barkley lakes, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers unique opportunities for recreation and education.
Whether you want to relax on one of two enchanting lakes, camp with the family on a weekend getaway, hike with friends on one of it’s scenic trails, or plan a group wildlife viewing adventure, Land Between The Lakes has something you are sure to enjoy.
With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, why not let Land Between The Lakes be your getaway place?
There are several Special Programs going on through the month of August at LBL.
Planetarium Shows – Golden Pond Planetarium — Daytime shows: Ages 13 & up $4.00; Ages 5-12: $2.00
Far Out Space Places – Monday-Friday at 10:00am and Saturday & Sunday at 4:00pm
Laser – Legends of the Night Sky – Daily at 11:00am
Blown Away: The Wild World of Weather – Saturday & Sunday at 11:00am
Two Small Pieces of Glass – Daily at 3:00pm
The Skies Above – Daily at 1:00pm
Journey to the Edge of Space & Time – Daily at 2:00pm
Tuesday, August 2nd
11:00am: A Real “Hoot”-enanny – Nature Station
2:15pm: Leave it to Beaver – Nature Station
7:00pm: Lasermania & 8:30pm, Laser Country Laser Lights Music Shows – Golden Pond Planetarium
Thursday, August 4th
2:15pm: Become a Snake-ologist! – Nature Station
7:00pm: Laserpop & 8:30pm, Laser Beatles Laser Lights Music Shows – Golden Pond Planetarium
Saturday & Sunday, August 6th & 7th
Hummingbird Festival – Nature Station — If you like hummingbirds, delight in watching more hummingbirds in one place than you can count! Stop by anytime, as there will be a variety of programs, demonstrations, and activities going on throughout the weekend.
9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday
10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday
Saturday & Sunday, August 6th & 7th
10:00am-5:00pm: Drag Boat Races – Pisgah Bay For more info, contact 800.732.0088 or www.kdba.net
Saturday, August 6th
1:00pm-3:00pm: Don’t Fence Me In – Homeplace
7:00pm Lasermania & 8:30pm, Laser Retro Laser Lights Music Shows – Golden Pond Planetarium
Sunday, August 7th
1:00pm: Chair Weaving – Homeplace *International Year of Forests Program*
Tuesday, August 9th
11:00am: Creature Feature: Bald Eagle – Nature Station Program free with NS admission
2:15pm: Goodies for Groundhog – Nature Station Program free with NS admission
Thursday, August 11th
2:15pm: Roaming the Nights in Shining Armor: Armadillos – Nature Station
Saturday, August 13th
11:00am: The Role of the Rattlesnake – Nature Station Program free with NS admission.
7:00pm-9:30pm: Moonlight Canoe Trip – Location TBA
$25.00 per canoe. Includes same day NS admission. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270.924.2020 to reserve your space and for meeting location. Weather permitting.
Enjoy an LBL sunset and the beginning of an evening under the moon as we paddle the waters of Lake Barkley. We’ll watch for shoreline wildlife such as herons and osprey as the sun goes down and then listen for nocturnal creatures under the light of the stars and moon.
Sunday, August 14th
1:00pm-3:00pm: Scavenger Hunt – Homeplace Program free with HP admission
2:15pm: Insect Safar – Nature Station Program free with NS admission.
Tuesday, August 16th
11:00am: “Animal Meet & Greet” Tour – Nature Station Program free with NS admission.
2:15pm: What in the World is a Whistle-Pig? – Nature Station Program free with NS admission.
Thursday, August 18th
2:15pm: Truly Talon-ted – Nature Station Program free with NS admission.
Saturday, August 20th
10:00am: A History Hike on the Center Furnace Trail – Meet at NS Program free to all LBL visitors.
1:00pm: Watermelon Social – Homeplace Program free with HP admission.
2:15pm: Totally Turtles – Nature Station Program free with NS admission.
Sunday, August 21st
1:00pm: My Family Tree – Homeplace Program free with HP admission.
2:00pm: “Trees are a Breeze” Identification Hike – Nature Station Program free with NS admission.
For more information on a program or event please visit www.lbl.org or call 270.924.2000.
About Land Between the Lakes
When the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded to create Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, an inland peninsula was formed. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated the peninsula Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in an effort to demonstrate how an area with limited timber, agricultural, and industrial resources could be converted into a recreation asset that would stimulate economic growth in the region. Today, LBL remains the country’s only such demonstration site and is the centerpiece of the region’s tourism industry.
Land Between The Lakes offers all the outdoor recreation “basics,” with some unique opportunities for environmental education and historic interpretation. Nestled in western Kentucky and Tennessee, LBL hosts visitors from all over the nation and from more than 30 foreign countries. With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, you’ll discover a wide range of opportunities in LBL to create memories that will last a lifetime.
LBL is maintained by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with “Friends of LBL” for the public’s enjoyment and safety.