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Land Between the Lakes Storm Debris being cleared by U.S. Forest Service

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – While the U.S. Forest Service and electric company crews continue removing storm damage from power lines, roads and campgrounds at Land Between the Lakes (LBL), certain areas will be closed for several days.

Three severe storms with high winds, heavy rains and lightening crossed Land Between the Lakes beginning Friday. Forest Service crews began clearing roads on Friday but many trees continue to fall and create dangerous situations.

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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Land Between the Lakes Quota Deer Hunt Application Deadline nears

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Hunters wanting to hunt during the 2015 Quota Deer Hunt at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area must apply by July 31st.

To submit applications by July 31st, hunters can apply online, 24/7, at www.landbetweenthelakes.us and click on the quota hunt application link (on the Home page or Hunting page). Additionally, hunters can call 270.924.2065, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. The application fee is $5.00 online, or $7.00 by phone. «Read the rest of this article»

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View Hummingbirds at Land Between the Lakes Woodlands Nature Station in August

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – August is peak hummingbird viewing season in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Hundreds of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds rest and fuel up in the gardens and feeders at Woodlands Nature Station for their migratory journey south.

Nature Station naturalists will present special hummingbird programs throughout August that are included with the price of regular admission to the Nature Station:  $5.00 ages 13 and older, $3.00 ages 5 to 12, and free for 4 and younger.

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

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Land Between the Lakes reports Twin Fawns Born to Nature Station Doe

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station is excited to announce one of their white-tailed deer does gave birth to twins! These two tiny deer, with coats of ruddy brown and ivory white spots, are extremely small–the size of dinner plates.

They are very difficult to see at this time because their mother cautiously hides them at the bases of trees or along fallen logs, blending in with leaves and duff on the forest floor.

Nature Station welcomed the birth of twin fawns to one of the does in the deer enclosure in their backyard. Cautiously, their mother hides them at the bases of trees or along fallen logs, blending in with leaves and duff on the forest floor. They may be difficult to catch a glimpse of until they are a little older. (Arrianne Byrum)

Nature Station welcomed the birth of twin fawns to one of the does in the deer enclosure in their backyard. Cautiously, their mother hides them at the bases of trees or along fallen logs, blending in with leaves and duff on the forest floor. They may be difficult to catch a glimpse of until they are a little older. (Arrianne Byrum)

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Land Between The Lakes gives Summer Safety Tips

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers provide their annual list of safe habits to follow while recreating outdoors during one of the busiest times of the year–summer.

“We want everyone to have fun while they’re 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 Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between The Lakes to Celebrate National Trails Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – In celebration of the 23rd Annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6th, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to help with general trail maintenance on the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail.

Volunteers will meet at Golden Pond Visitor Center at 8:30am and work until around 12:00pm. Bring lunch, water bottles, and wear appropriate clothing, i.e., long pants, hiking boots, gloves, etc. The Forest Service will provide all tools and equipment, tick spray, and safety glasses.

Seven different access points give visitors multiple opportunities to bike and hike different sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Regina Roby)

Seven different access points give visitors multiple opportunities to bike and hike different sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Regina Roby)

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Come out to Land Between the Lakes to Recharge with Nature, History, and the Universe

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes’ 2015 summer lineup of Special Events has something for everyone.

Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras, binoculars, and picnic lunches. Stop by the gateway communities for food and supplies. For a complete program schedule, go to www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/

Canoeing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

Canoeing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

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