270.924.2299 | Groups 270.924.2020
March and November | Wednesday-Sunday | 10am-5pm
Open Daily | April-October | 10am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day and December-February
Ages 13 and up $5
Ages 5-12 $3
4 and under Free
Higher rates may apply to special events.
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Nature Station Backyard Map
Homeschoolers’ Month at Nature Station-April 2017
Spring Break Programs | Harry Potter Themes | 2017
Homeschoolers’ Day at Nature Station-April 28, 2017
Wildlife Celebration 2017
Special Event | Total Solar Eclipse | August 21, 2017
- Sun and Moon Days-August 16-23 (11 x 17 poster)
- Sun and Moon Days-Total Solar Eclipse Programs-August 16-23-jpg (8 1/2 x 11 brochure size)
- Sun and Moon Days-Total Solar Eclipse Program Brochure 2017-pdf (8 1/2 x 11 brochure)
Go Native with Nature!
Get up close and personal with the natural world at our environmental education attraction, Woodlands Nature Station. Nestled in the woods between Honker and Hematite Lakes, the Nature Station serves as a gateway to the 8,500-acre Nature Watch Area. The friendly staff also serves as our “go to” specialists for wildlife viewing throughout Land Between The Lakes.
Gaze into the eyes of a great horned owl, howl with a coyote, or watch for the elusive red wolf in our Backyard Exhibit Area. Then, explore with us during one of our many guided programs: a sunset canoe trip, an afternoon nature hike, or a Sunday Safari. Little ones will love special days such as Cool Critters Day, story time programs, and up-close animal encounters.
Adults can take part in programs on wildlife, gardening, and nature photography. Secretly, our adult visitors delight in our children’s programs — even ones without kids. Our naturalists make learning fun!
Play Agents of Nature at Woodlands Nature Station! Just download the free, mobile game from the App Store or Google Play and select the Land Between The Lakes mission site. You’re all set for a day of discovery!
The Nature Station also rents canoes and kayaks from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Ask at the Nature Station front desk about rentals. Additionally, several scenic hiking trails embark from our Woodlands Nature Station.
March | Girl Scout Day
April | Homeschoolers’ Month
April | Homeschoolers’ Day
May | Wildlife Weekend
July | Cool & Crawly Critters Day
August | Hummingbird Month
August 1st weekend | Hummingbird Festival
Labor Day weekend | Nature’s Most Extreme Weekend
October | Wolf Week
October | Outdoor Kids Weekend
October | Howl-o-ween
November | Fall Frolic
November | Cub Scout Day
January/February | Eagle Boat and Van Tours
We offer fun programs every day to help you learn about our native animals, wildlife habitats, native plants and gardens, and conservation efforts. Call us to find out which animals, insects, plants, or habitat we will feature that day 270-924-2299.
Join us for our Parade of Raptors Everyday at 4:30pm
Staff and Guest Guided Tours
Eagle Watching Van and Boat Tours | January-February
Sunset Canoe Trips | May-September
Kayak Tours | May-October
Photo Tours | Throughout the year
Trail and Nature Watch Intros | Throughout the year
The Forest Service partners with Friends of Land Between The Lakes to bring you the interpretive programs, wildlife care, and trained naturalists at the Nature Station. Nature Station Gift Shop supports these efforts. To volunteer, call 270-924-2007. To find out more about our Friends Group, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org.