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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area can be found in both the states of Kentucky and Tennesee and lies between Lake Barkley and Lake Kentucky. Located only a few miles from the cities of Clarksville, TN, Nashville, TN, and Bowling Green, KY, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is interwoven in the history of both western Kentucky and western Tennessee.
Lying between such major rivers and lakes, campers visit Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area every year to soak up the fantastic lakeside recreation as well as the rich natural surroundings. All this makes for the ideal place to take an RV rental in both Tennessee and Kentucky. Accessing Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area with a rental RV is also super simple as Highway 68 bridges both lakes.
When you search for an RV in Stewart County, TN, and near Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, you too can enjoy this unique landscape of water and prairies.
One of the biggest draws for those visiting Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area has to be the two lakes themselves. With Lake Barkley on the eastern shores of the area and Lake Kentucky on the western, campers are spoilt for choice. Those keen anglers who come here may seek out Kentucky Lake as it is famous for holding record-breaking fish. Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area campers will find it easy to head to the lakeshore and cast into the lake. Here they are able to catch largemouth bass, white bass, buffalo carp, and yellow perch.
Along with the record-breaking fishing to be had from the shores, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is also the place for boaters. Boat ramps can be found along both edges of the recreational area, launching into both Lake Kentucky Lake Barkley. The size of both lakes make them perfect for watersports of all kind, and these include water-skiing, pontoon boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Those motorhome camping without their own boats can head to ‘Kenlake Maria’ close to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, where campers can rent a verity of boats.
Following along with the great lakeside recreation on both lakes, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is also a fantastic place to get out and explore. One section of the park that is fascinating to explore is the Elk & Bison Prairie. The wild elk and bison roam free in this seven hundred acre enclosure, just as they have for thousands of years. Campers travel in an enclosed vehicle around a three and a half-mile paved road, viewing these majestic animals safely.
Those RV camping at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will find no end of campsites scattered around the peninsula, on both sides of the Kentucky - Tennessee state line. One of the most accommodating RV parks is the ‘Dixieland Country Cabins & Campground.’ Full 20, 30, 50 amp electric, water, and sewer hookups are provided here. Facilities include a dump station, flushing toilets, laundry service, and picnic tables. Many of the sites here are pull-thru, meaning all sized rigs are welcome.
Another great RV campground with the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is the Crockett Frontier Campground. This site also offers a full 20, 30, 50 amp electric, water, and sewer hookups. Facilities include a dump station, laundry service, and flushing toilets. Pets are welcome on-site but must be kept on a leash at all times.
Campers with an interest in history should not pass up the chance to visit the nearby Fort Donelson National Battlefield. This historic Civil War battle took place in 1862 between Union and Confederate forces and initiated the invasion of the south. This is a must-see for those with interest in the American Civil War, and as it is within Stewart County, it is extremely close to the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.
With the Tennessee capital of Nashville only being an hour’s drive from the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, a plethora of day trip opportunities are close. The ‘Nashville Zoo at Grassmere’ is a perfect fun day out for families visiting Nashville, especially those with young children. The zoo covers nearly two-hundred acres and is home to six and a half thousand animals encompassing four hundred species, great for lovers of the animal world. Alongside the zoo’s exciting animal exhibitions, there is also the Grassmere Historic Home. This early 19th-century house is also on the National Register of Historic Homes.
Families with young children should take a visit to the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. This center offers children a wide range of interactive exhibitions that allow them to learn through play. Each hands-on exhibit and display cover a range of topics from biology, physics, earth science, listening, and air & space. This fun-filled day will both entertain and educate the young ones on the camping trip and allow parents to relax.