May 19, 2013
Golden Pond, KY – Experience River Days Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th-27th, at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Enjoy water-themed activities at Woodlands Nature Station.
River Days has activities and events for all ages. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free with paid Nature Station admission ($5.00 ages 13 & up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free ages 4 & under).
January 14, 2013
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area has scheduled their annual Bison Auction for Saturday, February 2nd, 2013.
The USDA Forest Service manages two herds of American Bison at LBL. Due to annual reproduction, there is a need to remove surplus bison from each herd. Thinning of the herd is necessary to sustain optimal habitat conditions and animal health.
January 13, 2013
Golden Pond, KY – Monday, January 21st, Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will be waiving fees at participating day-use facilities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. General admission to the Elk and Bison Prairie will be free and Wranglers Campground will also be waiving day-use riding fees.
“We encourage visitors to come out and enjoy numerous free outdoor recreation opportunities year round,” said LBL Customer Service Manager Brian Beisel. “Bring your family and friends and experience hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, and scenic driving in the great outdoors.” [Read more]
January 12, 2013
Golden Pond, KY – Due to excessive rainfall, saturated soil conditions, and additional rainfall in the forecast through Wednesday, Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area is temporarily closed, as of January 10th, 2013. Staff will re-evaluate trail conditions as the weather improves.
Turkey Bay staff strongly encourages users to “Call Before You Haul” to check current trail conditions at 270.924.2000, option 3, or visit LBL’s official website at www.lbl.org under Alerts & Notices. [Read more]
January 10, 2013
Golden Pond, KY – Forest Service Road 134 (Energy Lake Dam) will be closed from January 22nd through February 8th, 2013, for maintenance. Crews will be installing fiber optic lines and conduit in the road to improve communications on the Forest.
Access to fishing and both boat ramps at Energy Lake Dam will be unavailable during this time. Temporary barricades will be in place. [Read more]
September 1, 2012
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area invites teachers to “come outside and play” for free at several day-use facilities Saturday & Sunday, September 15th and 16th, 2012 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Weekend.
“This is a great opportunity for us and the “Friends of LBL” to say thank you to all the educators in our area for the time and energy they spend connecting their students with the great outdoors,” said Sharon Waltrip, Program Manager for Environmental Education at LBL. “We invite teachers to come out and discover all of the environmental education opportunities LBL offers.” [Read more]
August 24, 2012
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area has lifted the order prohibiting open fires. The burn ban was put in place in June because of high temperatures and limited rainfall.
Continue to play it safe with fire year round. Monitor campfires at all times, and completely extinguish with water, stir the coals, and assure it is cold to the touch before leaving the area. Always use caution when disposing of cigarettes and matches. [Read more]
July 1, 2012
Golden Pond, KY – Due to heightened fire danger with hot, dry weather forecast for the foreseeable future and the recent burn ban for Trigg County, Kentucky, Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area’s Area Supervisor just signed a temporary closure order prohibiting open fires anywhere on the Forest except in metal campfire rings in developed campgrounds only, effective immediately. [Read more]
June 1, 2012
Golden Pond, KY – On Wednesday, May 30th, 2012, the Wildlife Department at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area received a call from Ray Stainfield, one of their dedicated volunteers who monitors many of LBL’s eagle nests.
While monitoring the Duncan Bay area, Stainfield discovered that the eagle nest had fallen to the ground since his last visit. In checking the area, he found a nestling on the ground that still needed 2 to 3 more weeks of development before it could fly. [Read more]
May 2, 2012
Land Between the Lakes
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area invites all bird lovers to Woodlands Nature Station for a Birding Bonanza on Saturday, May 12th.
Enjoy guided walks, learn to identify common birds, get tips on attracting birds to your backyard, build your own nest, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy face to face encounters with Nature Station’s raptors, and more! [Read more]