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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, KY

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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area

Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is a 170,000 acre National Recreation Area nestled between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Native wildlife such as deer, wild...[more]

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From Paducah, go east on I-24 and take Exit 31 to Hwy. 453 south towards Grand Rivers. Cross the canal between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley and continue on 4-5 miles into LBL. The road becomes The Trace. You will arrive at the North Welcome Station. From Nashville, take I-24 west into Kentucky to the Cadiz/Hopkinsville exit, exit 65. Take Hwy. 68/80 west through Cadiz and across the Lake Barkley Bridge. You are now in Land Between the Lakes. Approximately 4 miles into LBL there will be a median in the road and several signs, one directing you to the LBL Visitor Center

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