Elk in the Elk & Bison Prairie, LBL
Members of the public who want to visit the Elk & Bison Prairie (or get a horseback riding day-use permit at Wranglers Campground) can do so for free in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.
“Experience hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, and scenic driving in the great outdoors with your family and friends,” said Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager at Land Between The Lakes. “We encourage visitors to come out and enjoy numerous free outdoor recreation opportunities year round.”
The Forest Service is participating in the fee waiver day along with the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation. Be on the lookout for other fee waiver days and weekends throughout 2016 at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/visit/rates-hours/ under “Forest Service Fee Free Days.”
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.
To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.
Don’t think for one second that cooler weather makes a trip to the Land Between the Lakes or the Elk & Bison Prairie any less fun or memorable. You can actually see the wildlife in the prairie more easily, thanks to less leaves and grass in your way. The same holds true for birding – you’ll find bird watching (and certainly photographing) easier than ever.
Just bundle up!