Land Between the Lakes late fall and winter schedules for visitors

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area says its visitor facilities have begun late fall and winter operation schedules.

The schedules LBL has published include:

November schedule:

Homeplace 1850s Farm and Woodlands Nature Station — Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.

North and South Welcome Stations — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.

Golden Pond Planetarium and Golden Pond Visitor Center — Open seven days a week.

Homeplace, Nature Station, Planetarium, Visitor Center, and Welcome Stations — Closed Thanksgiving Day.

Reservation Call Centers — Closed Nov. 20 to Jan. 18; Re-opens Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. (Reservations are available online only while the call center is closed).


Planetarium — Open daily through Dec. 23; Closes at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec 31; Closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1,2016.

Visitor Center — Closed Christmas Day.


Homeplace and Nature Station — Closed.

Hillman Ferry, Energy Lake, and Piney campgrounds — Closed.


Visitor Center and Planetarium — Closed New Year’s Day.

Planetarium — Open daily beginning Jan. 2.

Winter Programs:

Homeplace and Nature Station will offer multiple guided programs, including the Bald Eagle Van and River Cruise Tours.

Beginning Nov. 28, Planetarium visitors can experience vivid laser lights set to holiday music and other holiday shows digitally projected on a 40-foot dome. Groups of 10 or more can make reservations any time by calling 270-924-2020.

Open Year-round:

Elk & Bison Prairie — Open dawn-to-dusk. LBL says the winter months offer the best chance to view elk, as the colder and shorter days draw them out later in the morning and earlier in the afternoon to feed.

Self-Service Fee Camping Areas and Backcountry Camping Areas — Open

Wranglers Campground, Turkey Bay OHV Area, hiking and biking trails, and Golden Pond Target Range — Open unless inclement weather causes temporary closures for visitor safety (To allow for safe clean-up and maintenance of the area, Wednesday morning Target Range closures until 11 a.m. will continue).

When planning a trip to Turkey Bay or Wranglers to trail ride during times of excessive wet conditions, LBL advises to “Call Before You Haul,” by dialing 270-924-2000 and pressing 1 for alerts and notices on weather related closures, or check the Alerts page at

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