|Lake Barkley State Resort Park|
Primarily lakeshore forest with numerous woodlots and open areas, this park provides visitors frequent opportunities to view various mammals and bird species. Upland oak, hickory, mixed pine, hardwoods, bottomland hardwood forest, snags, cliffs, cool-and-warm water streams, rock outcrops and dea...
Land Between the Lakes
|Description: Land Between the Lakes (LBL), an International biosphere Reserve is a 170,000-acre recreation area offering an exceptional variety and abundance of wildlife.|
Wildlife to Watch: Predominantly upland oak-hickory communities support 53 species of mammals, ranging from the time least shrew to the American bison (buffalo). More than 230 species of birds visit LBL throughout the year. Upland birds such as bobwhite, wild turkey, and woodcock live here year-round. LBL’s 300 miles of undeveloped lake shoreline provides habitat for Canada goose, goldeneye, and bufflehead, green and great blue heron, killdeer and other shorebirds, and one of the largest concentration of wintering and nesting bald eagles in Kentucky. LBL hosts Kentucky’s only herd of European fallow deer. A pair of federally listed endangered red wolves may be seen at Woodlands Nature Center along with other native wildlife.
Special Tips: Maps, brochures, and directions to best viewing sites available at LBL visitor center and welcome stations.
Wildlife may be viewed any time of year, but visitors can check brochures to see when viewing is best for particular species. Excellent viewing from extensive hiking trail system and paved-gravel roads. Trails range from barrier-free too rugged. Interpretive center; blinds, platforms, and towers; guided/self-guided tours. USE CAUSTION DURING TICK SEASON AND SPRING/FALL HUNTING SEASONS.
Ownership: Tennessee Valley Authority
Size: 106,458 acres
Closest Town: Canton
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: