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Land Between the Lakes Temporarily Closing Bacon Creek Backcountry Area and Boat Ramp

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will temporarily close Bacon Creek Backcountry Area and Boat Ramp beginning April 30th, 2012, due to health and safety hazards.

Wind storm activity over the past two years has left the area strewn with fallen and leaning trees that threaten the safety of visitors utilizing Bacon Creek Road (Road 166) and the camping area. The entire area will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Land Between The Lakes staff also made the decision to temporarily close the area because of resource damage to the Bacon Creek Boat Ramp. The road leading to the boat ramp is in a poor location without adequate drainage and has eroded to the point where it is difficult to launch a boat.

Access to Lake Barkley is available nearby at Fords Bay south of Bacon Creek off of Road 347, and at Devils Elbow Boat Ramp north of Bacon Creek just off US68/KY80.

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation and environmental education for the public to enjoy.

LBL encourages visitors to review the official website www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs, policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures. Additional LBL information can be found on our website or by calling 1.800-LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000.


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