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December 4, 2013

Winter storm forecast prompts LBL to close for visitor safety

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GOLDEN POND, KY: Due to inclement weather moving into the region, Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will close all facilities by 5 p.m. Thursday, December 5. All visitors will be asked to leave, including campers in backcountry areas.

Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area and Trails will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 4.

Land Between The Lakes is in the process of notifying individuals that their camping and other program reservations are cancelled for this weekend.

Closed facilities and activities include:

  • Administrative Offices
  • Backcountry and Self-Service Camping
  • Brandon Spring Group Center
  • Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory
  • Golden Pond Target Range
  • Golden Pond Visitor Center
  • Trails and Scenic Roadways
  • Turkey Bay OHV Area – closes Wednesday
  • Wranglers Campground

According to Tina Tilley, Area Supervisor at Land Between The Lakes, “The safest decision is to close Land Between The Lakes due to hazardous road conditions with freezing rain, sleet, snow, and freezing temperatures predicted for our area. When conditions allow, we will reopen.”

For updated information, check our official website at – Alerts & Notices Page, follow LBL on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes, or check with your local media. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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