Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium, Golden Pond

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located in Kentucky and Tennessee between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. The area was designated as a national recreation area in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy.

Originally managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which had constructed dams to create the two lakes in this area, the recreation area was transferred to administration of the United States Forest Service. In 1991 it was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. President Donald Trump's administration withdrew it from the program as of June 2017.
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  • Now going on twenty years, me and my family continue to enjoy Land Between the lakes. We have gotten plenty of use out of the state boat ramp by the Lodge. We'd spend the weekend there on the...  more »
  • Never heard of park before my husband found it while trying to find a place to camp somewhere near Paducah, Kentucky. This area has plenty of different things to do. From fishing to camping, off...  more »
  • Very large place. Visitor center hours are limited from 9-5 so keep that in mind if you need visiting info (they have it all there). Beautiful rivers and lakes, camping, lodging, boating, jet skis, paddle boats, nature, wildlife, swimming, golf, off road trails, fishing, hiking and more. Great place to R&R with my sweetie. The $5 Elk and Bison Prairie was nice. You’re away from it all but there are things to keep you occupied and a great place to get some exercise!! We lodged at one of the state parks while there and it included activities, as well. If you love nature, water activities, hiking/trails, off-roaring, golf, camping or just need to get away - this is a super place to visit.
  • The visitor center has a lot to offer. With the Planetarium there also it's a fun place to go. They have a lot to look at and read. You'll learn all about the area and how it came to be. All kinds.of souvenirs and a playground for the kids.

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