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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:
- July 2-3
- 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.
6/27/16–The herbicide crews will be begin spraying the powerline right-of-way in Land Between the Lakes around the July 7th to July 12th window. The larger line that runs up the length of Land Between the Lakes will be done after the small line is complete. I expect the large line to start the week of July 11th and finish up on or before July 22nd.
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)
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.
6/2/16–Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area is open.
Always Call Before You Haul 800-525-7077 or 270-924-2000
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.