Honker Lake (sometimes referred to as Honker Bay) is located near Woodlands Nature Station in the Land Between the Lakes. The 212 acre lake is named for its large population of Giant Canada Geese, which are as beautiful as the lake, itself. When you approach the lake, the honking from these geese let you know, right off the bat, that this is one incredibly well-named lake.
If you enjoy hiking, Honker Trail (a 4.5 mile loop trail) winds around the lake through dense forest and along the lakeshore.
Canoe Trips are frequently scheduled throughout the year – check with the Woodlands Nature Station for times and dates. These canoe trips are something the entire family would enjoy. Trust me, it’s an experience you’ll talk about for years. Canoes and kayaks can also be rented from the Nature Station.
“Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s for waterfowl management. Honker Lake, a shallow 180-acre impoundment, hosts several wildlife reintroductions such as beaver, osprey, giant Canada geese, and otters. The lake offers three great ways to view wildlife: by foot, by canoe or kayak, and by car.” – From the official Land Between the Lakes website
Whether you enjoy the beauty of Honker Lake by foot, canoe, or kayak, the beauty will take your breath away. In addition to the natural beauty of the trees and lake, you’ll see nesting geese, beavers, otters, Osprey, heron, and (if you keep your eyes peeled) maybe even an eagle or two. If you’re visiting Honker Lake while they’re in bloom, the lotus flowers across the lake’s surface make an especially gorgeous display.