Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Guide

The 171,280 acres that make up the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area result from two dams on two rivers. The Tennessee River and the Cumberland River flow within 1 to 9 miles of each other in this region. A canal closes one end of the area, making it the largest land-locked peninsula in the United States. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy declared it a National Recreation Area. In 1971, the peninsula became a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where the intent was to measure humans' impact on nature. Located near Murray, KY, the area is easily reached from urban locations like Clarksville and Nashville, TN, from which many visitors travel to enjoy the area's pristine environment.

Shape Hiking Trails

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is one of the premier places for studying nature, natural habitats, and humans' relationship with the natural world. Students travel there to get involved with the environment. Schools in the area often take field trips to one part of this recreational area or another.

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How to get to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Address: 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area provides a variety of experiences for a family on vacation. Whether the plan is to hike or fish or to sit and soak in nature, this is the place to visit. Renting an RV to explore the entirety of the 176,000 acres that make up this recreation area allows you to experience all of it.