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Land between the Lakes, Kentucky Trip

  • October 23, 2019 11:33 AM
    Message # 8073503

    Report prepared by Linda Decker ----

    Trip Report: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky
    October 18-20, 2019
    Trip Sponsors: Linda Decker & Jim Heichelbech   


    Land Between the Lakes is a huge recreation area with numerous camping and paddling options.

    This trip had 6 paddlers that spent 3 sunny autumn days exploring areas in Land Between the Lakes. As we paddled the undeveloped shoreline, we saw abundant wildlife and changing fall colors.  

    We camped in a primitive camping area called Pisgah Point. We were nestled in the trees with a waterfront view and we were able to launch from our campsite.

    Thursday Camp set up and an evening paddle on Kentucky Lake

    Friday  Kentucky Lake: Campsite Launch to Duncan Bay Refuge Area (12+ miles)
    We explored the bays and shoreline and spotted Otter and Eagles

    Saturday  Taylor Bay to Honker Bay Woodland Nature Watch Area (10 mile round trip paddle)
    We saw a large flock of White American Pelicans along with other birds. We were surprised with many jumping Chinese Carp and Jeff took a hit in both the shoulder and the jaw! From Honker Bay we hiked (5 miles round trip) to the Woodlands Nature Watch Station where we saw rescued animals natural to the LBL area and the  historical ruins of the Center furnace in the Hermatite Community.

    In the evening we drove through the Elk and Bison Refuge and we were able to see both Elk and Bison grazing.

    Sunday   Two of us paddled (12+ miles ) up to the Canal to Lake Barkley from the campsite while a few others went on a tour of the Kentucky Dam Operations Center.

  • October 23, 2019 5:13 PM
    Reply # 8074119 on 8073503

    Photo Links for this trip:
       Linda's Pictures:   https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHSumRr 
       Jeff's Pictures:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/aMDtaGVLD3KT9Kdm9
     Jim's Pictures:     https://www.flickr.com/photos/merlin3d/albums/72157711471080883

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