The Kentucky Cornerstone is home to the Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. LBL is a 170,000-acre outdoor's paradise between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley in western Kentucky and Tennessee.
LBL offers vast forests, open lands and streams. Adventurers can enjoy camping, trails, wildlife and historical exhibits and much more. Families enjoy the diverse educational and recreational facilities such as the Woodlands Nature Station and the Homeplace 1850s.
Situated on a large peninsula surrounded by the nation's largest body of water in the central United States, you can enjoy a weekend of fishing, boating, dining and soaking in the sun while relaxing at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
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!
Throughout LBL, deer, osprey, beaver, migratory birds and bald eagles can be seen in addition to numerous other native wildlife. The Woodlands Nature Station features many live animal exhibits and programs for the enjoyment of wildlife enthusiasts.
Travel The Trails
Trails cater to all types of exploration including hiking, biking, horseback riding, ATV and 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 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