Welcome to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area managed by the USDA Forest Service. Nestled between the beautiful Kentucky and Barkley lakes, we offer unique opportunities for recreation and education. Whether you want to relax on one of two enchanting lakes, camp with the family on a weekend getaway, hike with friends on our scenic trails, or plan a group wildlife viewing adventure, Land Between The Lakes has something you are sure to enjoy. We invite you to come visit for the day or bring your family and stay for a while. Be sure to check out our attractions as "Friends of LBL" interpreters bring the region's history, science, and environment to life. Begin your adventure by exploring the "See & Do" section of our website; you may be surprised by what you find. With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline.