Most of Land Between the Lakes remains without power after storms

Most of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is still closed Friday after this week’s storms. 

LBL spokeswoman Jan Bush says power was returned to the administration building Friday, but all other facilities are still without power. 

Bush says backcountry camping is not allowed for anyone at this time, because downed trees mean it isn’t safe. She says crews are working to fix the roads, and she asks you "Please respect the roads," so they don’t continue to deteriorate and you don’t become stuck. She says the damage is extensive, and a worker in a plane is surveying the damage Friday.

Crews are working on electrical hookups at places like Wranglers Campground, Bush says, so no one is electrocuted. 

Closed facilities include:
– Administration offices
– Welcome Stations
– Nature Station
– Homeplace 1850s Farm
– Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory
– Golden Pond Visitor Center
– Wranglers Campground
– Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area
– Elk & Bison Prairie
– Cravens Bay Campground

Open facilities include Piney Woods and Brandon Spring, which are both at the southern end of LBL and didn’t sustain as much damage as the northern parts. And Bush says you can camp at Hillman Ferry, but there’s no power or water. 

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