Topic: Land Between the Lakes
Land 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.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Offering Virtual Services, Limits in Person Operations
Land 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.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The U.S. Forest Service plans to implement fee and policy changes for some uses and attractions beginning March 1st, 2020 to meet changing visitor needs at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL).
Some changes will begin March 1st while others are set to begin later in the tourism season. A complete list of current rates and hours are available online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/camping/rates-hours/
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) approved updates to the state’s fishing regulations at its September meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.
The changes came to the commercial fishing, sport fishing regulations, and bait regulations for 2020-22.
In addition to the fishing regulations, the Fisheries Division announced its 2019 awards. Eric Ganus, who coordinates the agency’s statewide commercial fish, turtle, and mussel programs, was named Fisheries Biologist of the Year. Tim Williams was named Fisheries Technician of the Year and serves as the senior technician at Buffalo Springs Hatchery, the agency’s largest trout hatchery which is located in Rutledge.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – From now until July 31st, 2019, Hunters can apply for firearm quota deer hunts at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area July 1st-31st, 2019. Potential applicants can apply at https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com
Application fees are $5.00 online.
Quota hunts provide unique recreational opportunities within the region and help maintain a healthy deer population.
Land 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.
Land 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.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Govs Outdoors is holding an outdoor adventure camp for teens this summer.
Govs Outdoors Teen Camp is open to ages 12-15 and focuses on getting teens outdoors and into activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing and caving, all offered in the Clarksville area.
101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Commemorate “Hamburger Hill” 50th Anniversary with 31.87-mile Run / Walk
Fort 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.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
Land 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.
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