Land Between the Lakes: One of the Most Incredible Places on Earth

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Bison at the Elk & Bison Prairie

Bison at the Elk & Bison Prairie!

The beauties above are some of the residents of the gorgeous Elk & Bison Prairie in the Land Between the Lakes. When we visit the prairie (which is often, often, often) I’m blown away each time by the beautiful prairie, itself, as well at the majestic animals who call it home. We always see bison and almost always see elk – as in each time. More times than not (partly because my husband is a boss at knowing what time to visit the prairie) we actually drive right to (and park beside) a spot where these big cuties are resting, walking, or rolling in dirt.  You can see in the pictures below just how close they were outside of our car.

Trust me, you’ll always want to have your camera handy!

It feels ironic to be writing this with snow falling outside my window (!!!), but Land Between the Lakes would like you to know that they’re all the way open for business and can’t wait to see your face.

Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area begins its 2013 operations on Friday, March 1, by opening several popular visitor attractions.

The Homeplace, Woodlands Nature Station, and North & South Welcome Stations open their doors March 1, along with Energy Lake, Hillman Ferry and Piney Campgrounds. The Homeplace, Woodlands Nature Station, and North & South Welcome Stations will be open Wednesday through Sunday during March, then open seven days a week beginning April 1.

The Homeplace and Nature Station also have new operating hours of 10am-5pm. North & South Welcome Stations, along with the Golden Pond Visitor Center, are open 9am-5pm with the exception of extended hours, 10am-7pm, on Fridays, May 17-Sep 2.

The Elk & Bison Prairie remains open from dawn until dusk every day, year-round. The Golden Pond Visitor Center and Planetarium, Wranglers Campground, and Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area remain open year-round as well.

New for 2013 at Land Between The Lakes is the opening of two new nature viewing sites within the Woodlands Nature Watch Area located east of the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway, near Nature Station and Taylor Bay.

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