Welcome to Land Between The Lakes
NOTE: Due to the US Government Shutdown,
all LBL facilities are closed. Trails and roads are
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) is a
170,000-acre outdoorsmen's paradise between Kentucky Lake and Lake
Barkley in western Kentucky and Tennessee.
This natural playground not only features vast forests, open lands
and streams. Adventurers will also discover
historical exhibits and much more. Families enjoy
the diverse educational and recreational facilities such as the
Woodlands Nature Station and the
Situated on a large peninsula surrounded by the nation's largest body
of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, you can enjoy a
weekend of fishing,
dining and soaking in the sun as you relax
at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
So start making plans for your next vacation to Land Between The
Lakes, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley!
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Land Between The Lakes is full of fun-filled, family-friendly attractions.
There's always something going on in and around Land Between the Lakes.
Elk and bison can be seen at the
Elk & Bison Prairie in Land Between
The Lakes. Drive through this scenic, enclosed area for your chance to
see these magnificent creatures up-close and personal. You might even
have to stop and wait for these guys to get out of the road!
LBL, deer, osprey, beaver, migratory birds and bald eagles can be seen
in addition to numerous other native wildlife. The
Nature Station features many live animal exhibits and programs for the
enjoyment of wildlife enthusiasts.
Travel The Trails
If you're looking for trails, we have them -
water trails. Dozens of miles of hiking trails
are scattered throughout the recreation area. Biking adventures will
enjoy several challenging trails through the park. Horseback riding
trails are quite popular in the Wrangler's Camp area.
Over 2,500 acres are set
aside for OHV riding in LBL. And most recently, water trails for
paddlers have been established along the shores of Land Between The
The Civil War was fought on lands in southern LBL, home to the former
site of Fort Henry. Iron furnaces from the 1800s are located here with
self-guided tours available at Center Furnace.
The Homeplace 1850s is a
working, living history farm with exhibits, interpreters and
demonstrations of live in the mid-19th century.
Cemeteries, the remains
of home sites and communities are scattered throughout the numerous back
roads of Land Between The Lakes.
Explore The Lakes
Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are on each side of Land Between The
Lakes, featuring more than 340 square miles of water for fishing,
boating and recreation. Dozens of boat ramps dot each side of the lakes.
Pontoons, fishing boats, house boats, jet skis, water toys and other
rentals are available for anyone who wants to spend time on the lake.
Several resorts and other
accommodations are located just across the
water from LBL. Over 200 restaurants are within a short drive of LBL as
well as a great selection of attractions the entire family can enjoy.