Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is located in western Kentucky between the Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River) and the Lake Barkley (Cumberland River) water systems.
“When the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded to create Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, an inland peninsula was formed.
In 1963, President John F. Kenney designated the peninsula Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in an effort to demonstrate how an area with limited timber, agricultural and industrial resources could be converted into a recreation asset that would stimulate economic growth in the regional.
Today, LBL remains the country’s only such demonstration site and is the centerpiece of the region’s tourism industry” (Source LBL – About)
With all that said, LBL provides visitors with many things to do and see. It boats, camping, fishing, a planetarium, an elk and bison prairie, hiking and biking trails, boating, horseback riding, target range and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. Come walk with us!