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LBL Law Enforcement gives Summer Safety Tips

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – In preparation for one of the most popular holidays at Land Between The Lakes (LBL), Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers are offering their annual list of safe habits to follow while visiting the National Recreation Area and area State Resort Parks.

“We want everyone to have fun while they are here,” explains Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Captain, Duane Cameron, “and often times practicing safe habits can make all the difference in the world.”

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

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

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department announces Temporary Closure of the McGregor Park Boat Ramp

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The McGregor Park Boat Ramp will temporarily close to the public from midnight, Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 through 8:00pm, Thursday, May 24th, 2012 to allow for safety personnel training. «Read the rest of this article»

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Liberty Park to Open on Friday May 18th, 2012

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Friday, May 18th, 2012, most of Liberty Park will be open for public use.

“We are thrilled that the day is here when we can allow the public to use most of these incredible facilities. The boat ramps have seen significant use already as has the marina basin. Now, more of the park will be available for fishing, walking, picnicking and all kinds of outdoor fun,” said Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

The Walking Trails along the Cumberland River are part at the new Liberty Park which opens on Friday

The Walking Trails along the Cumberland River are part at the new Liberty Park which opens on Friday

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TVA Releases Final Natural Resource Plan

 

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority has completed and released its proposed Natural Resource Plan, designed to enhance stewardship of public recreation facilities, water resources, wildlife and plants, and historic and cultural sites on TVA-managed reservoir lands.

The plan will help guide TVA management and public use policy for about 293,000 acres of public lands and 11,000 miles of shoreline across 46 reservoirs in seven states within TVA’s service territory over the next 20 years. TVA is entrusted to obtain the greatest public benefit from these natural resources. «Read the rest of this article»

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4th of July Holiday Safety Tips from LBL Law Enforcement

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area suggest making safety precautions as much of a summer tradition as fireworks on the Fourth of July. 

“Because we are coming into the busiest part of the summer, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and take extra precautions so you can safely enjoy the outdoors,” said Forest Service Law Enforcement Police Captain Duane Cameron. Captain Cameron recommends keeping the following precautions in mind: «Read the rest of this article»

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Liberty Park Remains Closed for Construction, Boat Ramp, Dock Accessible on Weekends Only

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department has opened a new, four-lane boat ramp and two boat docks at Liberty Park for weekend use only.  The park area remains closed until its completion.

Because of continuing construction at the park, the ramps are only open from 7:00am to 8:00pm each Saturday and Sunday. Liberty Park Boat Ramp is closed to the public during weekdays. This is noted on a sign at the park entrance.

Liberty Park Boat Ramp

Liberty Park Boat Ramp

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More Camping and Lake Access Opportunities Return to LBL

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Camping and lake access opportunities are returning to Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area as flood waters recede.  Lake levels for Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake are currently at 362.3 feet and dropping. 

The majority of campsites are open at Energy Lake Campground; all sites will open by May 20th. Hillman Ferry Campground and Piney Campground expect to open most walk-in sites and reservation sites on May 20th. Each seasonal camper at Hillman Ferry and Piney will be contacted individually as their site becomes available. Areas C, D, and E at Wranglers Campground are open for reservations. There are a very limited amount of walk-in sites available (call campground for availability, 270-924-2200).  Wranglers Riding Stables is open, as well as a significant portion of horseback riding trails. Day-use riding is currently available. Visitors can make camping reservations by visiting www.lbl.org or calling 800-525-7077. «Read the rest of this article»

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LBL Campgrounds Opening as Flood Waters Recede

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Camping and Lake Access opportunities are returning as flood waters recede at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.  Lake levels for Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake are currently at 366.4 feet and dropping. 

The majority of campsites are open at Energy Lake Campground; all sites will open by May 20th.  Hillman Ferry Campground expects to open reservations sites on May 20th, and have all seasonal sites open by May 28th; walk-in sites may not be available until after May 28th. Piney Campground expects to open to seasonal campers May 19th, and have reservation sites open by May 20th. On May 20th, visitors may begin making camping reservations for Hillman Ferry and Piney Campgrounds by visiting www.lbl.org or calling 1-800-525-7077. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Rapidly Rising Lake Levels Create More Impacts at LBL

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Tennessee Valley Authority and the Corps of Engineers are predicting unprecedented lake levels for Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake rapidly rising to 372 feet by May 4th (13 feet over summer pool) and will be held at this level for a couple of days.  The current lake levels are 367.4 feet and are predicted to rise to 370.7 feet by Sunday, May 1st. 

These lake levels have caused flooding along all of Land Between The Lakes (LBL) shoreline. As of today, LBL staff closed all boat ramps, and lakeside campsites, trails, and roads. All developed campgrounds will be closed by Sunday, May 1st.  These areas will be barricaded and closed for safety of all visitors.  Citations will be issued to anyone found beyond barricaded areas. Star Camp will be temporarily open for camping. «Read the rest of this article»

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Rising Lake Levels Impact Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Tennessee Valley Authority and the Corps of Engineers are predicting the lake level for Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake to rapidly rise to 372 feet by May 2nd (13 feet over summer pool). The current lake level is 363.5 feet and is predicted to rise to 368 feet by Saturday.

This will greatly impact LBL’s boat ramps, campsites (campgrounds, backcountry areas, and self-service areas), trails, and roads. Efforts are underway to barricade and close all impacted areas.  «Read the rest of this article»

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