The Original Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Site Since 1996


Variety Of Attractions at LBL make a Recreation Paradise

Please make a selection from the following for more information on that attraction.
The Nature Station | Elk & Bison Prairie | Golden Pond Planetarium | The Homeplace | Eagle Tours

The Nature Station

GPS Coordinates: N 36 54' 03.7'' W 88 02' 21.5''

A hands on encounter with the natural world right in our backyard! The Nature Station is located in the woods between Honker and Hematite Lakes. It is home to many animals such as: great horned owls, coyotes, the exclusive red wolf, and many more. The station offers guided tours throughout the day. Many activities are offered for both adults and children such as: hiking, canoeing, seminars, wildlife gardening, nature photography and more.

SEASON: Mar. 1-Nov. 30 DAYS: Daily, Apr. 1-Oct. 31; closed Mon. & Tues., Nov. and March
HOURS: 9 a.m.-5 pm. Mon. thru Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 pm. Sun. Call for more info: 1-270-924-2000 or 1-800-LBL-7077
TO VISIT: The Nature Station is located north of the Golden Pond Visitor Center. Travel north on The Trace about 8 miles, turn on Mulberry Flat Road and travel another 5 miles.
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Elk & Bison Prairie

GPS Coordinates: N 36 47' 23.16” W 88 03' 13.0''

The Elk and Bison Prairie is a 700-acre restoration of Kentucky's native habitat. It was created as a restoration project for the species. A gentle winding road will guide you through this remarkable habitat restoration effort. Be sure to watch for elk and bison, and listen for the magnificent bugling of the elk.
OPEN ALL YEAR DAWN TILL DUSK Call for more info: 1-270-924-2000 or 1-800-LBL-7077

TO VISIT:The Elk & Bison Prairie is located north of the Golden Pond Visitor Center off The Trace.
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Golden Pond Planetarium

GPS Coordinates: N 36 46' 41.13'' W 88 03' 45.2''

The Golden Pond Planetarium (located inside the Golden Pond Visitor Center), operated by the Land Between The Lakes Association, brings to life the fascinating world of outer space and modern space exploration . At the Planetarium and Observatory you can explore phenomena such as white dwarves, black holes, and life on Mars, all unveiled on the planetarium's 40-foot dome. You can also learn to identify the many constellations on a simulated night sky. Or head to the Golden Pond Observatory, where you can observe the stars through one of the four telescopes or spy solar flares through the Hydrogen-Alpha refractor. The Planetarium offers three different shows: Images of the Infinite, The Voyager Encounters, and Kentucky Skies, each is shown at various times daily throughout the March-December operating season.

SEASON: March 1 to mid-December. The Golden Pond Planetarium is closed November 22-30 to prepare for the Christmas Show which opens on December 1st.
TO VISIT:The Golden Pond Planetarium is located inside the Golden Pond Visitor Center. The Observatory is located just behind the Planetarium. The Visitor Center is located in the center of LBL, where The Trace and Hwy. 68/80 meet
For more information call : 1-800-455-5897
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The Homeplace

GPS Coordinates: N 36 39' 17.4'' W 87 58' 32.9''

History comes alive at The Homeplace - 1850, a working 19th century farm. Each day interpreters in period clothing demonstrate the daily chores and activities of the period. The events and festivals highlight the spirit and times of this era throughout the season. Some examples include, sheep shearing in the spring, music making on a summer's night, or bringing in the harvest in the fall. The farm contains 16 log structures, 14 of them original. Most of the crops and livestock are historic varieties from the mid-19th century, grown and harvested using period tools and techniques.

TO VISIT: The Homeplace is located in the Tennessee portion of LBL. From the Golden Pond Visitor Center travel south on The Trace about 12 miles.
SEASON: Mar. 1-Nov. 30 DAYS: Daily, Apr. 1-Oct. 31. Open daily in March from 9am to 5pm Mon. - Sat. and 10am to 5pm Sun. Closed Mon. & Tues. in Nov.
HOURS: 9 a.m.-5 pm. Mon. thru Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 pm. Sun.. Last ticket sold at 4 p.m.
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Woodlands Nature Station in LBL Eagle Tours

Few things equal the beauty of bald eagles in the wild! Winter is the peak season for catching a glimpse of bald eagles in LBL. We'll search the winter sky and lakeshore for a look at our national symbol during this staff-led van tour to eagle viewing "hot-spots."
Dress for the weather. Moderate walking required. Registration is limited. Reservations and full deposits required.
For registration information, call weekdays, 8 am-4:30 pm, 270-924-2020.
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