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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

#1 of 2 things to do in Golden Pond Features Animals
238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211
+1 800-525-7077
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Solar Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, my husband and I went to Land Between The Lakes to watch the solar eclipse. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melissa S
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Mayfield
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Hike Hematite Lake Trail

Great trail wide path very clean . Easy to moderate because the of change in elevation. 2.6 miles... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Craig W
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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers 170,000-acres of outdoor activities and environmental learning between Barkley and Kentucky Lakes in western KY/TN. Enjoy hundreds of miles of bike, hike, horse, hunt, and off-highway vehicle trails. Campgrounds and picnic areas offer lake access to swim, boat, and bank fish. Get up close to owls, foxes, bobcats, and other rescued native wildlife at Woodlands Nature Station. Experience life on an 1850’s farm with period animals, crops, and hand-made tools at The Homeplace. Drive the 700 acre Elk & Bison Prairie to view native plants and wildlife. Daily shows at the Golden Pond Planetarium bring outer space to life in a 40-foot dome theater. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
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238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211
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+1 800-525-7077
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On August 21, 2017, my husband and I went to Land Between The Lakes to watch the solar eclipse. We crossed the Eggers Ferry Bridge and stopped in Fenton. There was a lot of people there waiting to see God's glory. Car's from as far...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great trail wide path very clean . Easy to moderate because the of change in elevation. 2.6 miles complete trail , far boardwalk is damaged and marked closed . Talked with some who completed the entire loop. Was very enjoyable, will do it again .

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in the western Kentucky/Tennessee area Pease visit the Land Between the Lakes. There is much to do and see. There are bison and a planetarium, how awesome I that. Two giant lakes on both sides of the Trace. Beautiful scenery and trails...More

Thank rowtreeman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bison and elk drive was fun but no elk found. Cost $5 a car and needed cash as credit card machine was broken. No attendant. Nature area was nice but not worth the $5 a head to get in.

Thank ttoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

LBL is a fabulous Forest Service location - 175,000 acres of nature, beautiful drives, world class hiking and biking, professionally maintained campgrounds, bird and wildlife viewing and an Elk & Bison drive-thru facility. LBL is located between the Cumberland River (Lake Barkley) and the Tennessee...More

1  Thank Alan B
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had such a nice visit to our neck of the woods. The surrounding communities do have a lot to offer. I hope you are able to come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from visiting LBL for the first time. I needed to get away for a few days of solitude and enjoying nature but couldn't go across the country. This was less than four hours away from where I live in central Indiana, and...More

4  Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a jewel hid away! O my just breath taking scenic drives and adventures and wildlife from bison, elk to hummingbirds, to wild turkeys. We were pleasantly pleased. Reminded us of Yellowstone except no boiling pots. This is a must see. We spent the...More

1  Thank workalittle
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you had a nice time visiting us at Land Between the Lakes. I hope you are able to come back and spend more time with us and visit the Golden Pond Planetarium and Homeplace 1850s Working Farm.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Bike trails are great, you have your pick of paved and dirt ones (quite challenging at times). Hiking trails off the visitor/information stations are nice too. But watch out, we took our dog and despite her having anti-tick medication, we ended up taking +35 ticks...More

1  Thank Vero2011_05
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Glad you had a nice time at Land Between the Lakes. Sorry about the ticks they are particularly bad during the summer. I would recommend coming in the fall, especially to see the animals in the prairie, they like the cooler weather and are a...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

LBL is a great place to visit. Check out one of the visitor centers to get some local info. Also, check out the elk and bison prairie.

Thank jnwill0
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Glad you had a nice visit to Land Between the Lakes. Hopefully you are able to come back in the fall to hear the elk bugling at the Elk & Bison Prairie.

Reviewed 5 July 2017

we live close to LBL and the Bison/Elk Range. we frequent the drive through range and there is always something to see if you take the time to look. the kids loved the homeplace where they got to see what life was like back then...More

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LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Glad you had a nice visit to Land Between the Lakes. The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Woodlands Nature Station are great places to visit, be sure to check our calendar for upcoming events this fall. The elk in the Elk & Bison Prairie will...More

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lonewulf44
30 June 2017|
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Response from Daniel M | Reviewed this property |
There is a beach at Kentucky Dam State Park, by the dam, that is for anyone that I recall. You can't get muck further north on the lake.
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dstodd523
18 June 2017|
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Response from LandBetweentheLakes | Property representative |
We do not offer golf cart or moped rentals in Land Between the Lakes.
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dmsdixie
3 May 2017|
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Response from LandBetweentheLakes | Property representative |
A place near water will be your best option as far as seeing wildlife from your camper or tent. Throughout Land Between the Lakes there are many places to see wildlife. In addition to the Woodlands Trace National Scenic... More
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