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Land Between the Lakes Expands List of Recreation Sites Temporarily Shut Down

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – To protect public health and align with federal, state, and local guidance to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) officials have announced the temporary shutdown of facilities, campgrounds, and developed camping areas for the safety of visitors and staff.

These measures are temporary but effective immediately. A date for reopening recreation areas is currently undetermined.

LBL's Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum temporary shutdown.

LBL’s Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum temporary shutdown.

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Offering Virtual Services, Limits in Person Operations

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) is limiting in-person operations and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.

Customers needing information are encouraged to call 270.883.1559 or 270.883.1379 during regular business hours for prompt customer service.

Entrance sign to Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

Entrance sign to Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

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Austin Peay State University to offer incoming students new summer camp-style orientation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is unveiling a new opportunity open to all incoming Governors – Camp R.O.W., a multiday “summer camp” experience focused on building connections with the APSU community.

Austin Peay State University new summer camp-style orientation to be offered to incoming students in August. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University new summer camp-style orientation to be offered to incoming students in August. (APSU)

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Land Between the Lakes closes many areas due to Storm Damage

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes , KY/TN – The storm Friday created downed trees and power lines blown over at Land Between the Lakes. The U.S. Forest Service continues to assist visitors and address the hazards.

Forest Service crews began accessing damages at 7:00pm Friday as a southeast moving storm brought high winds, lightening and heavy rains Friday evening. Land Between the Lakes staff ask people to postpone visits to the area while crews locate and clear hazards.

Downed tree blocking a road at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

Downed tree blocking a road at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Commemorate “Hamburger Hill” 50th Anniversary with 31.87-mile Run / Walk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, several hundred active-duty 101st Airborne Division Soldiers will be joined by almost 80 Vietnam-era U.S. Army Veterans for a 31.87-mile ultramarathon at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as part of their commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill.

This week marks 50 years since the frontal assault on Hill 937, Dong Ap Bia, Vietnam. The ten-day engagement, more commonly referred to as Hamburger Hill, was fought by U.S. Army Soldiers, including those from the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Marines and the South Vietnamese military.

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Flooding Leads to Some Closures at Land Between the Lakes, Exercise Caution

 

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – U.S. Forest Service officials at Land Between the Lakes warn visitors of rising lake levels that will close some campgrounds and impact trails.

Piney Campground, Cravens Bay Campground and Smith Bay will close on March 1st. Other campgrounds will have some restrictions.

Visitors are encouraged to exercise caution and use boat ramps at their own risk.

Flooding at Land Between the Lakes causes closures of some trails and campgrounds.

Flooding at Land Between the Lakes causes closures of some trails and campgrounds.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under a Flash Flood Watch

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Western Dickson County, Stewart County, Houston County, and Humphreys County that is in effect through early Thursday morning.

At 3:33am CST, Wednesday, February 20th, doppler radar indicated heavy rain and thunderstorms moving across northwest Middle Tennessee. Radar estimates up to 1.5 inches of rain has fallen in this area since yesterday. The additional heavy rainfall this morning will cause minor flooding of roads and low lying areas across the advisory area.

1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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National Weather Service reports Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports possible risk of severe storms Wednesday, February 6th and Wednesday night across Clarksville-Montgomery County and most of Middle Tennessee. The best chance for severe storms is around Clarksville, Dover and Erin.

The primary threat is damaging straight-line winds.

Rain and thunderstorms will become heavier and more widespread tonight and will last into Thursday evening before a strong cold frontal passage.

2.5 inches of rain expected around Clarksville-Montgomery County by Thursday evening. Some flooding possible.

2.5 inches of rain expected around Clarksville-Montgomery County by Thursday evening. Some flooding possible.

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LBL’s Homeplace 1850s Working Farm to be restored by HistoriCorps

 

HistoriCorps

HistoriCorpsDover, TN – HistoriCorps, a national nonprofit dedicated to preserving America’s historic structures, in collaboration with Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, will start restoring the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm from August 12th – September 14th, 2018.

Situated in The Trace, Tennessee, the community has stood the test of time since its inception in the 1850s.

LBL's Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum from Pre-Civil War Era to Undergo Preservation Efforts.

LBL’s Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum from Pre-Civil War Era to Undergo Preservation Efforts.

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Austin Peay State University embraces community with Foy Center’s new outdoor camp for teens

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This summer, Austin Peay State University’s Foy Fitness and Recreation Center is offering a new summer camp for teens—Govs Outdoors (GO) Teen Camp.

The day camp, which furthers APSU’s commitment to the surrounding community, focuses on getting teens outdoors and offers activities ranging from hiking and biking, to rock climbing and caving, all of which are offered in the Clarksville area.

APSU's Foy Fitness and Recreation Center to hold summer camp for teens.

APSU’s Foy Fitness and Recreation Center to hold summer camp for teens.

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