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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Golden Pond, Kentucky - Western Waterlands

100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211

14 mile overall length, a series of connecting trails offer the opportunity for hikes as short as 1 1/2 miles, rated easy-moderate, 80 foot elevation change, located in North end, offers spectacular lake views.
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Hunting / Fishing

Nestled in western Kentucky and Tennessee, Land Between the Lakes offers a variety of outdoor "basics" plus many unique experiences. When the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers were impounded to create Kentucky and Barkley lakes, an inland peninsula was formed. President John F. Kennedy designated the peninsula Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area to demonstrate how recreational areas could provide economic stimulus in the region. Almost half a century later, visitors from all over the world are enjoying all the adventure that LBL has to offer. With more than 170,000 acres, hundreds of campsites spread throughout the area, 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, and hundreds of miles for all types of trail users, you're sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Be sure to "Call before you haul" to get the latest trail information.