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Land Between the Lakes Wranglers Campground Hosts 19th Annual Rodeo July 17th and 18th


Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN Wranglers Campground will host the 19th Annual Primitive Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, July 17th and 18th at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The rodeo is open to the public.

Admission is $10.00 ages 13-59, $8.00 ages 60+, $6.00 ages 7-12, and free for children 6 and under. A family pack option is also available for $25.00 which includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food vendors will be available; coolers are not allowed.

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (Staff photo)

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (Staff photo)

Enjoy half-price camping on Friday and Saturday at Wranglers. Woodlands Nature Station staff will present an animal program at 11:00am on Saturday in the campground pavilion. Additionally, kids of all ages can play games and make crafts from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

“The rodeo is a family friendly event that allows folks to watch local cowboys and cowgirls compete in one of our nation’s oldest sports,” says Jamey Thweatt, Manager at Wranglers Campground. “Crossland Rodeo Company from Eddyville, Kentucky brings the rodeo to visitors at Land Between The Lakes. Kids get to meet the rodeo bullfighters and clowns beginning at 6:00pm, see ‘Wild Together Trick Riders’ during the rodeo, and kids 8 and younger can even join in the calf scramble.”

Events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, calf scramble (8yrs. and under – no entry fee), steer wrestling, cowgirls barrel race, team roping, youth barrel racing (can enter both days at rodeo), bull riding, Jr. bull riding, and ribbon roping.

Competitors may register on Monday, July 13th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm (CST) only. For rough stock call 270.625.6532. For all others call 270.227.4400 or 217.972.2207.

About Land Between the Lakes

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at or call toll-free at 1.800.LBL.7077 or local at 270.924.2000. For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to .

Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature, @LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes, and Pinterest Photos can be found on Flickr at

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