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Prentice Cooper, Franklin State Forests Campsites Closed to prevent spread of Coronavirus

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of ForestryNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is closing the campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice. A surge in the number of campers is creating safety and health concerns for the public and forestry staff.

Campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice.

Campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces new Firewood Policy

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.

The new firewood policy requires visitors at the Nashville District’s recreation areas, primitive campsites and 25 campgrounds to use only firewood that has been certified as heat-treated by U.S. Department of Agriculture or state natural resource agency.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. (USACE, Mark Rankin)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. (USACE, Mark Rankin)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division reports Emerald Ash Borer found in Hamilton County

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been found in Hamilton County. The identification was made recently and has been confirmed by USDA.

The find in Hamilton County is of particular concern because it is not adjacent to the already quarantined areas in East Tennessee. At least a dozen trees adjacent to the rail lines in Chattanooga and an EAB trap located in a park near the rail hub tested positive for the insect.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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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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37th Annual Camper’s Fair Returns to LBL’s Piney Campground

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – This is no ordinary weekend camping trip! Set up your campsite at Piney Campground’s 37th Annual Camper’s Fair, September 15th-19th, and enjoy a variety of activities including arts, crafts, and evening entertainment. Piney is located in Tennessee on the south end of Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.

Piney is open to the public at no admission fee, Saturday, September 18th, from 8:00am-4:00pm and Sunday, September 19th, from 10:00am-2:00pm, for the open house. Displays of camping equipment, RVs, and boats will be provided by area dealers. Piney campers are invited to bring arts and crafts to display at the flea market. Campers wishing to participate in the displays need to notify Piney Campground gatehouse staff upon entering the campground.  «Read the rest of this article»

 



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