Land Between The Lakes

Golden Pond, KY

Where are we going?

Land Between The Lakes
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
238 Visitor Center Dr
Golden Pond
KY 42211

270 924 2000

What is there to do?

The Land Between The Lakes Recreation Area is a very cool adventure in nature for the whole family! It covers a vast area with mixed terrain which is perfect for a host of family fun! 

Some of the activities popular at the Land Between The Lakes is all about that nature! From hiking the many trails, to biking the trails, kids will love exploring the forests and getting right into nature. 

In fact there are over 300 miles on undeveloped shoreline, as well as 500 miles of trails (there's a LOT of hiking to be done there!) and 170,000 acres of forests and open lands. 

Which means - LOTS of room for fun! Horse riding is a popular activity, as well as off-highway driving, camping and fishing. There are even environmental-conservation education programs which are great for learning all about the area.

Want history? Of course Land Between The Lakes has that too! You can spend time in the 1850's living history farm, which represents a two-generation farm. There are fun interpreters in period clothing there just going about their daily chores. Livestock will be roaming at your feet - and it really introduces to the kids a time before the Civil War when life for most people was simple.

From history to space! The Golden Pond Planetarium is a place where the night sky is clear from pollution, and is a great way to experience the sky come to life! 

Did we mention the elk and bison? The Elk & Bison Prairie is an amazing experience, where the family can get RIGHT up close to these amazing creatures. These animals roam free over 700 acres, and visitors can travel in their car around a 3.5 mile paved loop road. There is also small game, birds and wild turkeys ready to have their picture taken too! 

(If you're there in May, you might just spot some of the first bison calves!) 

Land Between The Lakes is an amazing place for the whole family if you love nature, history and animals! 


How much does it cost?

Adults: Prices vary. Prairie $5 per vehicle. Homeplace $5

Children: Prices vary. Prairie $5 per vehicle. Homeplace $4 (Ages 5 - 12)

Free Under: 4 years for the homestead


Need a little extra help?

There are accessible features located in the campgrounds, visitors center and day-use facilities. The Long Creek Trail has 1/4 mile of paved flat surface.


When can we go?

Features vary. Year round daylight access to parklands.

All year round


Any top tips?

It's worth looking at the individual opening times and prices, as the Elk & Bison Prairie, Homeplace, and Planetarium all are different.

I’m Hungry!

The Visitor Center sells snacks and drinks. Yum Yum!

Healthy Eating

Picnic areas provided so why not bring your own healthy snacks and lunch! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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