Woodlands Nature Station

Woodlands Nature Station
at Land Between the Lakes

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.




Go Native with Nature!

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. 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!

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. 

Staff and Guest Guided Tours

Eagle Watching Van and Boat Tours | Canceled for 2020-2021 season
Sunset Canoe Trips | May-September
Kayak Tours |  May-October
Photo Tours | Throughout the year | Canceled for 2020-2021 season
Trail and Nature Watch Intros | Throughout the year | Canceled for 2020-2021 season

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.

We o​ffer 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.

Homeschool Day 2020 Educators Packet

Nature Station Calendar of Events