Land Between The Lakes
National Recreation Area
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211

Phone: 270-924-2000
Toll Free: 800-525-7077

Self Guided Tours
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Click to see the Wildlife Viewing Self Guided Tour Map (pdf 321kb)

Pick & Choose

This wildlife tour is a pilot program to help LBL visitors plan where to go for a self guided adventure. If you'd like to see wildlife, look over the selections on the map; choose the ones that fit your needs and interests. You will need to print this PDF document and bring it with you. Please let us know how this helped you have an enjoyable visit to LBL by emailing:

Wildlife Viewing

Early morning and late afternoon are generally the best times to observe wildlife. Close attention and quiet patience will help ensure the thrill of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat. Good luck and happy viewing!

Little Things Can Make a Big Difference!

Remember to use bug spray for mosquitoes and ticks. Products with permethrin should be applied to clothing to kill ticks and products with DEET can be applied to clothing and skin to repel ticks and mosquitoes. Wear long sleeves and tuck your pant legs into your socks or tape them down to keep ticks and chiggers from climbing up your legs. Don't forget to check for ticks after returning home and remove them right away!

Food & Gas

Although LBL does not provide food (besides vending machines) or gas services, many restaurants and gas stations are located near the entrances to LBL. Please fill up your gas tanks, before you come exploring. If you'd like to pack your lunch, LBL has many picnic areas that offer scenic views of lakes or forests.


Woodland Trace National Scenic Byway

Travel this 43-mile passageway through Land Between The Lakes to your choice of outdoor recreation activities such as camping under the stars, hiking forest trails, exploring the universe from your planetarium seat, canoeing or kayaking picturesque bays, motorboating along splendid waterways, riding ATVs, mountain biking along lakeside clifts, horseback riding to scenic views, picnicking at a quiet pond, time-traveling to the 1850s, discovering Civil War sites, or photographing beautiful spring flowers or colorful autumn leaves. Click HERE for a travel itinerary. For more information go to the America's Byway website.


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