Hoots and Hooves at Land Between the Lakes Part1

Land Between the Lakes, also known as LBL, is National Recreation area located on the western end of both Kentucky and Tennessee.  Last spring we took several trips down to visit my son who was attending college at Murray State.  You may remember the jaunt I made to the Hazel Kentucky Antique Shops or our stop off at Circus Skate Roller Rink.

Well our tip didn’t stop there, and I’ve gathered together only the most interesting points from the rest of the trip to show you.  I’ve broken it up into a few parts to keep each post short and sweet, and enticing enough to make you want to visit the LBL yourself, or find somewhere like it nearer to you to explore.

LBL map north and south-StowandTellUBriefly, the Land Between the Lakes is exactly that.  A strip of land that is surrounded by Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, spanning through both the state of Kentucky and Tennessee.  It has been nationally preserved.

If offers a wide array of outdoor recreational activities; educational and historical attractions; and is currently uninhabited by human beings, unless they are camping!

We started off one of our mornings taking in the serenity of Kentucky Lake:

bridge to enter lbl land between the lakes-StowandTellU

kentucky lake house-LBL-StowandTellU

ground cover in bloom-LBL-StowandTellU


While some of us stuck around to fish the day away, the rest of us headed off the visitors center to see what we could find:

fishing at LBL


We learned that LBL has an planetarium, an elk and bison prairie, a civil war era homestead farm, and a hiking trial system laid out in the 1800’s by civil war soldiers stationed at Fort Henry during that time:

visitors center space center plantetarium - LBL

visitor center-land between the lakes-elk-bison-prairie


After we stopped off at the visitor’s center, we knew exactly what our next stop was going to be: 

(I’ll give you a hint)



Stayed tuned for part 2 of our visit to Land Between the Lakes Kentucky/ Tennessee.

I mentioned that humans do not inhabit LBL, here is a short video on who does:


Thank you so much for stopping by ~ Amy

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8 Responses to Hoots and Hooves at Land Between the Lakes Part1

  1. Feral Turtle March 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    That looks like a great place. I tried to load the video but it didn’t work 🙁 But I did see the owl on the cover .Looking forward to part two! It looks like it’s gonna be a fun tour!

  2. Mel March 15, 2014 at 2:02 am #

    I love seeing posts like this, it give me more of an idea about America than hollywood and Disneyland which is generally all we ever see. It looks just beautiful!

  3. Danni@SiloHillFarm March 15, 2014 at 5:02 am #

    What a fun post! Sam and I have been to the “Land Between the Lakes” twice. Amazing history and beautiful place!

  4. Feral Turtle March 15, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    I just watched the video!! I love owls and was surprised to see how tiny the screech owl was. So cute! I had no sound but I am sure it’s my computer! It is having issues.

  5. heather f March 16, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    So pretty. I’m sure my husband would be fishing too. I love that room! I was just thinking how pretty that quilt looks. I am always in need of a new quilt idea.

  6. Doreen@househoneys March 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Well, you know what Fisherman would be doing there? It’s a lovely place Amy. I’ve never been there, so I appreciate hearing about it.


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