Hazardous Weather/Storm Damage
Fri, 7/22/16, 3:00pm
- Brandon Spring Group Center
- Elk & Bison Prairie-NEW
- Energy Lake Campground–No canoe rental
- Golden Pond Planetarium
- Golden Pond Visitor Center
- Hematite Trail–Boardwalk is severely damaged; Cannot make a loop
- Hillman Ferry Campground
- North and South Welcome Stations
- Piney Campground
- Woodlands Nature Station
- Wranglers Campground-Wagons are encouraged to use legal roads only. Many trails will not accommodate wagons at this time due to storm damage.
- Fenton Campground
- Woodlands Trail
The following sites may take a while due to damage
- Cravens Bay Campground
- Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area
- Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum
- Please limit driving on all roads to minimize damage on saturated roadways
- Heavy rains have damaged some back roads and caused flooding in many places
- Roads may be blocked or damaged
- Trees are down across roads and in campgrounds
- People camping in backcountry campgrounds should exercise caution and be aware of surroundings
- Trail users should also exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings
Showing respect for our backroads will also help minimize the damage.
If you see something that needs our attention, please call us at 270-924-2000 or 1-800-525-7077. If it is an emergency, call 911.
Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Demolition
7/20/16–Starting at 1:00 am on Monday July 25, 2016, the Fenton Boat Ramp, dock and jetty will be closed to public use until demolition work is completed on the Kentucky Lake Bridge.
7/20/16–See weather and storm damage update above.
7/14/16–No canoe rentals at Energy Lake Campground until further notice
Nature Station and Planetarium are open. Homeplace 1850s Farm is closed.
7/29/16–See weather and storm damage update above.
5/13/16–Campsites 24-30 at Birmingham Ferry Backcountry Area will be closed to camping on the following days for the drag boat races:
- August 6-7
Campfire Safety Reminder
Land Between The Lakes reminds visitors to use extreme caution when building campfires, especially in backcountry. Please remove any debris around the fire ring, make sure campfire ashes are cold before leaving unattended, and keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby. Remember, only you can prevent wildfires. www.smokeybear.com/campfire-safety.asp
Prescribed Fire Information – In Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 (November-April), We may conduct prescribed burns in portions of Hunt Area 6, 11, and 13. Fall-Spring 2016 Prescribed Fire Information
We plan prescribed fire ignition under very specific conditions. Prior to a prescribed burn, we barricade roads in the burn area and monitor for smoke issues. We contact officials in nearby communities before the burn takes place. Prescribed fires improve overall wildlife habitat diversity and helps promote many native trees and plants like our oaks, hickories, native grasses, and wildflowers. View more information about Land Between The Lakes’ prescribed fire program.
While driving, watch for deer along and crossing roads in the area.
Use tick repellent spray, before heading out in the woods. For more information: Tick Info Sheet.
7/20/16–See Hazardous Weather/Storm Damage above.
7/13/16–The TVA herbicide crews completed spraying the powerline right-of-way on the eastern transmission line in Land Between the Lakes. They are currently working on the western transmission line. Effects of the spray are visible.
Use caution driving through construction activity around Eggner’s Ferry Bridge on US68/KY80 over Kentucky Lake and the Lawrence Memorial Bridge on US 68/KY 80 over Lake Barkley.
12/24/15–Forest Service Road 113 has significant washouts from recent rain. It will remain closed until repairs can be made.
8/19/15–FS Rd 126 is closed due to significant bridge damage. Use FS Rd 124 to access backcountry areas, boat ramps or cemeteries in that area. (Near Kuttawa Landing)
7/18/16–Turkey Bay is closed. See Hazardous Weather/Storm Damage above.
Always Call Before You Haul 800-525-7077 or 270-924-2000
7/14/16–Wranglers Horse Trails have some damage due to flooding and heavy rain. Wagons are advised to stay on legal roads only at this time. Many trails cannot accommodate wagons due to storm damage. For more trail information see www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/trails/horse-trails/.
7/6/16–At least one bridge has been completely washed away on the North/South trail south of Pinnegar Cemetery near the back of Sugar Bay. Please utilize Forest Service roads 139, 318, and 140 to avoid this site. On-the-ground signage will be installed in the next few days directing trail users around the area and promptly as other storm-related trail impacts are discovered/reported.
6/2/16–A trail detour is being implemented on the Canal Loop Trail to address two deteriorating bridges. The detour is located near the intersection of KY Lake Scenic Drive (south end) and the Canal Loop. In the interim, trail users should follow the posted markers utilizing KY Lake Scenic Drive and C-Connector for Canal Loop access.
11/24/15–Backpacking permits have moved from Jenny Ridge Picnic Area to behind Golden Pond Visitor Center and from North Welcome Station parking lot to kiosks behind North Welcome Station.
10/21/15–Hematite Lake Trail Maintenance and Improvement information at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/stewardship/land-resource-management/projects/project_detail/?project=47953
NOTE: Water is not available on trails. There are a few seasonal springs. You must carry water and/or bring a filter to use when you find water (lake shore). Water is available at Golden Pond Visitor Center and Land Between The Lakes dump stations.
- Leave firewood at home – do not bring it to campgrounds. Use firewood from local sources.
- If you have moved firewood, burn all of it before leaving your campsite.