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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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Magical Place to Visit

We had a wonderful visit to the 1850's Homeplace today in the LBL. We've been to the Nature... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
scubamomof2
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Metropolis, Illinois
Camped at piney

Great place lots of great sites. I looked online for a site off season middle week. It looked wide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
seekmyface
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key largo
via mobile
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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 5 days ago

We had a wonderful visit to the 1850's Homeplace today in the LBL. We've been to the Nature Station many times and have seen every show at the Planetarium, however we had yet to visit the Homeplace. Talk about saving the best for last. I...More

Thank scubamomof2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place lots of great sites. I looked online for a site off season middle week. It looked wide open so I did not make reservation. When we got there around 4 pm we asked if we could ride around and we're told no. They...More

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

I'm sorry you had a bad experience, hopefully your next visit will be better and now you have been able to see where some of the sites are located so you get a more scenic one next time. I have shared this with Piney's campground...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really loved this area! We visited the LBL prairie loop where we saw buffalo and elk. Very pretty!

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went through the elk and bison area. Only five dollars per car, so not bad. There was one bison immediately as we entered, and no others through the rest of the trail. We saw a herd of about 15 elk near the end. Sort...More

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even a Civil War historian has to take time to stop and smell the roses. I've been to Fort Donelson at Dover, Tennessee, the site of U.S. Grant's first great conquest of the Civil War. And I've been to Paducah, Kentucky, an unappreciated and overlooked...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My primary plans/destination in Illinois for the eclipse had cloud forcasts so I switched to plan B. I had never been to the Land Between the Lakes, but I knew it's large area would provide numerous spots to view the eclipse. I was especially appreciative...More

Thank Johnathon M
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you had such a nice time at Moss Creek. It is a beautiful location to visit and enjoy a picnic even on a day without an eclipse.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had such a nice time at the eclipse event at Fenton. Hope you are able to come back and join us for some of our events at Woodlands Nature Station or the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had a nice hike, hope you are able to come and hike some of our other trails in Land Between the Lakes.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you had a nice visit to Land Between the Lakes. I hope you are able to come and visit us this fall when the elk start to bugle and the leaves change color. There are lots of events happening at the Woodlands Nature...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

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.More

Thank ttoo
LandBetweentheLakes, Public Relations Manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry you had a bad experience with our Elk and Bison Prairie machine, that machine will be replaced by the end of this month and ready for bugling season with the Elk. Our animals in the prairie like cooler temperatures are are more active earlier...More

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lonewulf44
1 July 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
4 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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