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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

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238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211
+1 800-525-7077
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Jeep and Elk

There are so many things to do at LBL that they really need several entries. We used to frequent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gloria K
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Thanksgiving visit

We saw at the prairie, near Golden Pond,elk at a distance and about 20 bison stopped by the road... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Evelyn K
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Remlap
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many things to do at LBL that they really need several entries. We used to frequent the Turkey Bay area to ride ATVs and dirt bikes, but we hadn't been here in a few years. The purpose of this trip was to...More

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw at the prairie, near Golden Pond,elk at a distance and about 20 bison stopped by the road. The signs say 8-10 in am and 2-430 in pm. We saw bison at the south bison area near the home place late in the afternoon....More

Thank Evelyn K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed nearby at in a house rental along the Jonathan Creek section of Kentucky Lake. LBL visitor center was only about a 15 min drive. We stopped and they gave us some recommendations for our mixed aged group (7-43). We decided on hiking at...More

Thank hillsofpa4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a wide range of activities in this national recreation area from camping of all types to boating, lodges, and cabins to stay in. There are hiking trails, off-road trails and of course, fishing. It is open in all seasons with summer being the...More

Thank Gerry T
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Our family of 6 loves to visit and camp with our horses at Wrangler’s Campground. Good facilities for us and the horses. General store has anything you may forget. Making memories to last a lifetime.

Thank Trunk311
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We've been to Land Between the Lakes on two occasions. The scenery is beautiful, the ATV riding was fantastic! Make sure you know the laws on riding before you enter, they will make sure you are compliant before you enter. No double riding if your...More

Thank kcrager5466
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a great place if you love nature and the outdoors. The only drawback is that there are no commercial developments so there are no restaurants in the park so plan to take a picnic.

Thank Carla T
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

We are glad you had a nice visit. There are plenty of beautiful spots for a picnic or you can visit our local communities for some good food. Hopefully you are able to come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Not a major tourist attraction, but worth a quick stopover. There is a visitor center to gain information.

Thank Ryan S
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Glad you visited Land Between the Lakes, be sure to visit the Nature Station, Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and the Planetarium on your next visit.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great place to visit when in Kentucky. Whether you visit for a few hours or a full day you're going to have a great time. Beautiful scenery and friendly staff who are happy to share information and insider tips. Well worth a visit for kids...More

Thank Gill F
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Glad you had a nice trip to Land Between the Lakes. We hope you are able to come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Motorcycle vacation. Relaxing. It was a nice ride, and the main road is excellent. Unfortunately the side roads are gravel, which are not great for motorcycling. They would not allow motorcycles to enter the Elk & Bison prairie, so we couldn't do that... Otherwise, the...More

Thank ruthannet2017
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Glad you had a nice ride through Land Between the Lakes. Next time you come out you might want to try road 206, it is a beautiful road that was recently paved and runs from the Homeplace Area down to Ft. Henry Road, it is...More

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Mary T
30 November 2017|
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Response from Jackie H | Reviewed this property |
I have not visited in January. I agree that the visitor center is very friendly and helpful! It is a wonderful opportunity to view elk and buffalo! Enjoy!
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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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