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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says a popular campground that was closed after a storm last month has been reopened.

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Most of Land Between the Lakes remains open during the partial government shutdown and nonprofit group Friends of LBL wants those who visit to be mindful about their waste. LBL is operated by the U.S. Forest Service which is closed during the shutdown.


National forests in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia are among more than a dozen across the South waiving campground fees for people displaced by recent flooding in Texas and elsewhere.

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U.S. Forest Service officials are urging caution in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois due to flooding following last week’s heavy rain. 

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Eagle viewing tours and cruises are being offered over the next couple of months at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is offering free cedar Christmas tree permits starting later this month.

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is taking early reservations for camping for next August, when a total solar eclipse is occurring.

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Residents from areas surrounding Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area showed up for the Forest Service hosted listening session, filling the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center last night.

Most had the intent of crying out against the Forest Service’s management of LBL, pointing out what they saw as inconsistencies in their plan and making pleas to protect areas they once called home.

LBL Officials Encourage Pisgah Bay Dialog

May 26, 2014

  The U.S. Forest Service is developing plans to advance upland oak and shortleaf pine forest structures by thinning trees on 4,469 acres and conducting multiple prescribed fires on 5,160 acres of the Pisgah Bay Project Area at Land Between the Lakes.

The U.S. Attorney General's office will soon decide whether to uphold a protest aimed at stalling a Land Between the Lakes maintenance contract won by a South Carolina-based company.

The U.S. Forest Service awarded EnviroSmart the contract in late August, over local company Swift & Staley, which has managed road, trail and facility maintenance along with environmental services for the last three and a half years.