Land Between the Lakes Welcomes New Bald Eagle to Woodlands Nature Station

By Woodlands Nature Station Staff, Friends of Land Between the LakesA rescued female bald eagle has found her new home at the Woodlands Nature Station through a partnership between the Friends of Land Between the Lakes, USDA Forest Service, and American Eagle Foundation.Last week, a team from the Woodlands Nature Station picked up the 7-year-old nonreleasable bald eagle with a partial wing amputation resulting from a gunshot wound. She comes from Upstate New York along the St. Lawrence River and was given to the American Eagle Foundation last year. Her rescuers gave her the name Tahahente, a Native American name…
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Golden Pond Planetarium has an all-new projection system!

Blog post by Bill FutrellLead Interpreter, Golden Pond Planetarium Friends of Land Between The Lakes  Golden Pond Planetarium Has An All-New Projection System! The SkyExplorer Digital Planetarium Software by RSA Cosmos/Konica Minolta combined with 2k Hi-Resolution Laser Projection system by Barco is now operational at Golden Pond Visitor Center, delivering … The Best Resolution | High Level of Brightness | Leading Contrast Ratio RSACOSMOS and Konica Minolta provide the best rendering capacities and deliver the most realistic image quality for an immersive experience throughout the domed theater.  Some of the key features with this new system include: Tailor made projection…
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LBL Trophy Buck is the Hunt of a Lifetime for Father and Son

By LBL Communications Department An intensive, four-year pursuit of an elusive buck dubbed “Sasquatch” at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) ended in celebratory tears, hugs, and shared joy between father and son. Like its namesake, glimpses of this 16-point deer were only captured in grainy photos. That was, until the 2021 Kentucky deer quota hunt at LBL. On that fateful November morning, Bobby Carnine and son, Jacob, both of Benton, Kentucky, had the hunt of a lifetime together, with Bobby describing it as “the greatest memory of my life.” This moment was decades in the making, as…
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Land Between the Lakes 2021 Heritage Geocache Challenge: The Civil War in Stewart County

2021 Stewart County Geocache Challenge Coin The Land Between the Lakes 2021 Heritage Geocache Challenge: The Civil War in Stewart CountyThe Heritage Geocache Challenge begins Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation AreaThe annual Heritage Geocache Challenge is put on by the Heritage Program at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area as part of our outreach to the public, to get people to explore their forest and their history, and to share the unique heritage of the families from Between the Rivers.About the GeocachesThis is the sixth year of the Heritage Geocache Challenge at the…
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Land Between the Lakes 2020 Geocache Challenge: Trigg County Bicentennial

The Land Between the Lakes 2020 Heritage Geocache Challenge: Trigg County Bicentennial Begins Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area The annual Heritage Geocache Challenge is put on by the Heritage Program at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area as part of our outreach to the public, to get people to explore their forest and their history, and to share the unique heritage of the families from Between the Rivers. This year, there were two challenges. The first focused on the African American heritage of Lyon County Between the Rivers. The second challenge, beginning…
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Land Between the Lakes 2020 Geocache Challenge: African American Heritage of Lyon County Between the Rivers

The annual Heritage Geocache Challenge put on by the Heritage Program at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area as part of our outreach to the public, to get people to explore their forest and their history, and to share the unique heritage of the families from Between the Rivers. This year, there will be two challenges. The first will focus on the African American heritage of Lyon County Between the Rivers. The second challenge will begin in the fall and focus on the Bicentennial of Trigg County. For the “Land Between the Lakes 2020 Heritage Geocache Challenge:  African American…
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The Heritage of Land Between the Lakes’ Daffodils

This time of year, the daffodils at Land Between the Lakes are gorgeous and profuse. They seem to pop up everywhere along roads and trails and even some more remote areas. They add color to a landscape just beginning to turn from winter to spring. Many visitors and staff enjoy taking pictures with them or just stopping to enjoy them on a hike or drive. What many visitors never stop to consider about our daffodils, however, is how they got there in the first place.Daffodils are not native to North America. They, like all Narcissus species originated in the forests…
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Dusk till Dawn

Dusk till Dawn

I looked east and spotted the orange glow piercing through the oaks still leafless from the long winter nights. I turned right from the trailhead and regained my footing as I reached a muddy path. I slipped and contorted in many ways as I tried to maintain my footing. My mind kept racing, “warm thoughts, warm thoughts,” but it did nothing to stop my now uncontrollable shivering. Only a madman could be up in these conditions for my specific agenda. I stumbled in the half-morn light crashing heavily on a twig. The crack pierced the cold morning air and a…
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Public Hearing Notice

Under Public Law, 88-578, citizens are afforded the opportunity to express their views concerning the recreational needs of the community. To provide a forum for discussion, an open public meeting is being held on April 2, 2018 at 2:00pm at the US Forest Service Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area located at 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, Kentucky 42211 sponsored by the US Forest Service Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and the Pennyrile Area Development District. The specific purpose of the meeting is to discuss the development of a Recreational Trails Program and Land & Water…
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