Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area & Trails are closed due to the recent heavy rainfall and with more expected this week. However, the Wranglers Horseback Riding Trails and the Hiking and Biking Trails are now open.
Please use caution on any trail - watch for possible debris from past flood water, hanging limbs, and leaning trees. Trail closures may be implemented at anytime due to precipitation and soil conditions. We encourages users to “Call Before You Haul” to check current trail conditions by calling 270-924-2000, then press 3.
It is highly recommended you use tick repellent from March 15 until the first hard frost (usually mid Nov.), before hiking or other outdoor activities. Tick repellent is available for purchase at all LBL Facilities or at local stores.
Most of Energy Lake also opened on Monday. Most of Energy Lake is open from March 1 through November 30. NEW - this year “A” Loop will remain open all winter, on a first come, first served basis. For more information call 270-924-2270.
Energy Lake is a quiet inlet separated from the rest of Lake Barkley by Energy Dam. Campers can enjoy Energy’s beach, activity area, or rent a canoe. New improvements to Energy Lake include newly paved entrance road (Road 134) from US Hwy 68/80, new shower building, and gatehouse.
Other areas opening for business this week include Hillman Ferry & Piney Campgrounds and the North and South Welcome Stations, as well as the Nature Station, Homeplace and the Planetarium.
The Homeplace lets people experience life on an 1850s farm. Daily activities on a working farm from the 1850s would involve a variety of tasks, which would vary from day to day depending upon the weather and the time of year. The Homeplace is a working farm; thus not every activity will be seen daily.
The 1850s farm raises heirloom vegetables and crops, as well as minor breeds of farm animals.
The Nature Station offers live reptile programs, wildlife viewing, backyard tours, guided canoe trips, gardening programs, and in general allows you to experience wildlife and native plants in a manner that allows you to marvel at the sights, sounds, and reasons why they act as they do.
The Planetarium is a theater with controlled temperature (cool in summer and warm in winter) and a 40 foot (12.2 m) diameter dome.
This press release was submitted by Friends of Land Between the Lakes.