Land Between the Lakes (LBL) News & Alerts
Flooding at Land Between The Lakes
GOLDEN POND, KY - Tennessee Valley Authority and the Corps of Engineers are predicting unprecedented lake levels for Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. The current lake levels are 372.5 feet and are rising. Predictions vary due to continuing rainfall. These lake levels have caused flooding along all of Land Between The Lakes (LBL) shoreline. Staff has closed all LBL boat ramps, campgrounds, lakeside campsites, trails, and roads. These areas are barricaded and closed for safety of all visitors. Citations will be issued to anyone found beyond barricaded areas. Star Camp will be temporarily open for camping with a Backcountry Camping Permit.
Open LBL day-use facilities include North Welcome Station, Nature Station via Silver Trail Road, Elk & Bison Prairie, Golden Pond Visitor Center and Planetarium, Golden Pond Target Range, The Homeplace, South Bison Range, and South Welcome Station. Activities such as hunting, picnicking, and hiking will be available in limited areas; however, extreme caution should be used due to saturated soil conditions and weather conditions.
Due to flooded roads, there may temporarily not be access to cemeteries. Wranglers Campground remains closed until further notice due to April's storm damage. Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area is closed due to saturated soil conditions and current flooding.
Piney, Energy Lake, and Hillman Ferry Campgrounds are closed. All reservations affected by Campground Closures due to lake level flooding, will be contacted by staff and given full refunds. Please wait for staff to contact you to avoid Cancellation Fees. Future reservations are still available online only at this time.
Visitors are encouraged to check the Alerts & Notices page at www.lbl.org for current information, open/closed lists, and details before coming to LBL, due to the recent storm damage and continued flooding.
Use caution on all roads in LBL due to flooding and overly saturated soil conditions. In addition, everyone is urged to use caution when crossing creeks, streams, or any areas with standing or flowing water. All low lying areas should be avoided. LBL staff asks visitors to observe all closures for your safety.
Media Contact: 270-924-2000
(May 3, 2011 - www.lbl.org)