Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Campgrounds

Dover, Tennessee

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Land Between the Lakes is a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area approximately 90 miles north of Nashville. It is the largest inland peninsula in the United States, stretching into both Tennessee and Kentucky. Formed when the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers were impounded, creating Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, LBL was designated a National Recreation Area in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy. Today it receives an average two million visitors a year. The popularity of Land Between the Lakes is easy to understand; there’s something here for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors. Boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, bicycling, and wildlife viewing are a few of the outdoor activities available at LBL. Visitors can also see a working 1800s arm at the Homeplace Living History Farm, view the stars at the Golden Pond Planetarium, or learn more about the area at the Woodlands Nature Center. The campgrounds in this eTrail include: Piney, Boswell, Gatlin Point, Neville Bay, Bumpus Mills, Montgomery Bell State Park, and Mousetail Landing State Park.

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Campgrounds Professional Review and Guide

"Land Between the Lakes is a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area approximately 90 miles north of Nashville. It is the largest inland peninsula in the United States, stretching into both Tennessee and Kentucky. Formed when the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers were impounded, creating Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, LBL was designated a National Recreation Area in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy. Today it receives an average two million visitors a year.

The popularity of Land Between the Lakes is easy to understand; there’s something here for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors. Boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, bicycling, and wildlife viewing are a few of the outdoor activities available at LBL. Visitors can also see a working 1800s arm at the Homeplace Living History Farm, view the stars at the Golden Pond Planetarium, or learn more about the area at the Woodlands Nature Center. The campgrounds in this eTrail include: Piney, Boswell, Gatlin Point, Neville Bay, Bumpus Mills, Montgomery Bell State Park, and Mousetail Landing State Park."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Dover
Additional Use: Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hiking
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Driving Directions: Directions to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Campgrounds

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