Land Between the Lakes
National Recreation Area
Wether you enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, off-highway vehicle trails, camping, hunting or just simply enjoy nautre. Then you are bound to love the land that is
located between Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake. It is 170,000 acres of national recreation land known as Land between the Lakes. This recreation area includes 400 miles of roads, 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, 200 miles of hiking and biking trails, 100 miles of horse and wagon trails, and 100 miles of off road vehicle trails. Boaters you will find 22 boat ramps here.
Campground amenities include:
- Boat ramps
- picnic tables & grills
- restrooms & showers
- modern hookups
- outpost supply centers
- mountain bike rentals
- beach & activity areas
- camping shelters
- canoe rentals
Rushing Creek Campground- Restrooms & showers
Colson Hollow Group Camp - Group camping for up to 200
Wranglers Campground - Horesback riders campground
Backcountry Camping- Permits are required for overnight stays. Permits are available, along with maps and trail descriptions, at any welcome center.
Camping Reservations can be made at www.lbl.org or call 1-800-LBL-7077
Crockett Frontiers Campground
Hillman Ferry Campground
Lighthouse Landing Marina and Resort
Land Between the Lakes is a mountain bikers dream of over 200 miles of scenic trails.
For information on mountain bike rentals or trail maps
and the Grand Rivers Visitors Information office
Trails are open year round at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area. We went early to mid October which was quite gorgeous at that time of year with the changing leaves and the cooler temperatures.
Picnic before our 2 hour hike
Look what we found when we got to the other side.
Yes, that is a snake next to the log!