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Celebrate River Days at LBL Memorial Day Weekend
By LBL
GOLDEN POND, KY - Experience River Days Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Enjoy water-themed activities at Woodlands Nature Station.

River Days has activities and events for all ages. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free with paid Nature Station admission ($5 ages 13 & up, $3 ages 5-12, free ages 4 & under). Events include:
Saturday, May 25         
Meet Smokey Bear (scheduled appearances throughout the day)

11:30 am           
River Invaders!: Learn about invasive species

1:30 pm            
River Tracks: Learn to identify wetland animal tracks

3:30 pm            
King of the Fisherman: The Bald Eagle

6-8:30 pm         
Sunset Canoe Trip (reservation & fee required)


Sunday, May 26
11:30 am           
Gentle Giants: Alligator Snapping Turtles

1:30 pm            
River Critters

3:30 pm            
Wetland Snakes

6-8:30 pm         
Family Oriented Sunset Canoe Trip (reservation & fee required)


Monday, May 27
11:30 am           
River Jeopardy

1-3 pm              
Kayak Adventure: Guided Tour around Bobcat Island (reservation & fee required)

According to Darrin Samborski, Environmental Education Specialist at LBL, “Visitors can experience a variety of programs focusing on natural encounters with wetland wildlife and habitat conservation. People will learn about animals that make rivers and lakes their homes.” Samborski added, “There will be onsite programs, crafts, and excursions on the water. Bring sunscreen, picnic baskets, and for certain activities, clothes and shoes that you can get wet and muddy.”

The canoe and kayak trips require reservations and full deposits. For more details or to make reservations, call 270-924-2020 weekdays, 8am to 4:30pm. LBL is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Nashville, TN. There are several options for overnight accommodations; camping is available at LBL and at private campgrounds in the area. Lodging is also available at state resort parks, motels, and private resorts in the surrounding area.

Visitors to LBL are encouraged to review the official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and additional information, or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000. Follow LBL on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes.


Published 08:00 AM, Sunday May. 12, 2013
Updated 06:16 PM, Thursday May. 09, 2013

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