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September 15, 2013

LBL honors 20th Annual National Public Lands Day


Land Between the Lakes invites nature lovers and the outdoors enthusiast to spend a September Saturday with them and enjoy your public lands as Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area pays honors to National Public Lands Day. LBL will waive fees at participating day-use facilities and have a trail clean-up opportunity to mark the annual nationwide event on September 28.

General admission to The Homeplace, Woodlands Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie, and the Golden Pond Planetarium show at 1pm will be free. Also, Wranglers Campground will waive day-use riding fees.

Daisy Troop 5474 won 2012 photo contest with this picture of young troopers helping out on NPLD.

Daisy Troop 5474 won 2012 photo contest with this picture of young troopers helping out on NPLD.

Participate in a trail clean-up at Wranglers Campground from 9am-3pm. Bug spray, gloves, and lunch will be provided. Use your horse or your own two feet. For more information or to register, call 270-924-2007, register at Wranglers Campground gatehouse, or email

Land Between The Lakes joins other National Forests and National Parks across the United States in participating in our nation’s largest one-day volunteer event for public lands.

“Get out and get active on National Public Lands Day. “This is an inspiring way to celebrate public lands and give back to your favorite places,” says Emily Schmadeke, Volunteer Coordinator for the LBL Association.

For more information on volunteer opportunities at Land Between The Lakes, visit

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy.


Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and more, or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000. Follow LBL on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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