Increase Learning and Lifelong Memories:  Outdoor Classrooms

Increase Learning and Lifelong Memories: Outdoor Classrooms

About Brandon Spring Groups wanting to experience nature in a fun and safe environment while still enjoying all the amenities of home-- enjoy staying at Brandon Spring Group Center at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Brandon Spring serves the area as a year-round overnight facility for groups of all ages. Nestled on a wooded knoll, it overlooks scenic Bards Lake and Lake Barkley in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes. The center provides the right environment for all of your overnight group gatherings especially when you want to get away from the distractions of town. Something…
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Rare bird spotted at Long Creek Refuge

Rare bird spotted at Long Creek Refuge

Rare sighting of a Roseated Spoonbill  By John Pollpeter, Lead Naturalist at Woodlands Nature Station Birders got an extra treat this August as a Roseated Spoonbill, an unusual wading bird from Florida and the Gulf Coast, decided to visit Land Between the Lakes. The bird stayed around for about two weeks. The spoonbill foraged at the Long Creek Refuge at the corner of Highway US68/KY80 and Energy Lake Road near Barkley Bridge. This man-made wetland refuge is one of the most popular birding spots in Land Between The Lakes. Roseated spoonbills have visited Land Between the Lakes before along Honker…
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See wildlife like ‘Asia’ did

See wildlife like ‘Asia’ did

This testimonial was submitted by a guest on one of our Sunset Kayak Tours. Sign up for our Canoe and Kayak Tours in August (16, 30, and 31)!    Hi Denise, I just wanted to let you know that the kayaking was AMAZING. We saw tons of wildlife: beavers, deer (that swam!), blue herons, egrets, etc. Our guides were incredibly nice and knowledgeable, and the kayaking was really fun. Plus, we ended up knowing almost everyone in our group (fellow Murrayans and WKMS listeners!). AND we got to howl with the wolves/coyotes. What else do you need? Haha. In fact, we're…
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Bird is the Word

Bird is the Word

On Saturday, May 10, we will devote a whole day for you to learn about some of the 250 species of birds at Land Between The Lakes. Our Woodlands Nature Watch Area provides some of the best birding in the South. Conveniently located in the crossroads of many different habitats and part of the Mississippi flyway, Land Between The Lakes attracts quite a diversity of birds. We are located between the eastern forests and the western prairies, as well as the northern dwelling birds mixing with the southern species. This combination makes the beginning of May the peak for spotting…
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