Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bald Eagle tours at Land Between The Lakes

The Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be conducting bald eagle tours again this year. Van tours will be conducted on Dec. 12 and 13, Jan. 24 and 31, and Feb. 7. The price is $7 for adults.

For up close views of the eagles from the water, Land Between The Lakes will also be hosting a series of river cruises on Jan. 9, 10, 18 and 23. The cost for these tours is $60 and includes lunch.

"LBL is a major wintering spot for bald eagles from northern areas such as Michigan and Canada," said Carrie Szwed, Nature Station Public Programs Coordinator. "Because of excellent coordination between State and Federal Agencies in past years to restore eagle habitats and populations, we have seen tremendous increases in eagles both wintering and nesting in this area."

Land Between The Lakes, located in western Tennessee and Kentucky, is also known for the bison and elk that roam within the park boundaries. In fact, the original 25 elk that were reintroduced to Great Smoky Mountain National Park in February of 2001 came from the LBL.

The LBL area also includes more than 200 miles of hiking trails, including the Fort Henry National Recreation Trail.

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1 comment:

Rand said...

LBL Eagle tour is definitely a must do. The whole area is worth the trip if you are looking for outdoor time.