Land Between the Lakes

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area United States National Recreation Area which spans over 177,000 located in Kentucky and Tennessee between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. The area was designated a national recreation area by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The recreation area was originally managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority but jurisdiction has since been transferred to the United States Forest Service. It was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve in 1991, but was withdrawn from the program as of June 14, 2017.

Recreation in the area includes boating, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, horseback riding and more. The recent construction of two new bridges have eased logistics as a new four lane highway runs through Trigg County and connects to Calloway County