Nature Station

(Grand Rivers KY to Dover TN)
While driving through Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area I stopped to see some things between camps.

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Woodlands Nature Station – Great Horned Owl

The Woodlands Nature Station was a combination garden and zoo. Native plants and wildlife were on display; they had a coyote, deer, and several birds. Around it were trails into the woods.

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Wild Turkey

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Ironweed Flowers

Down the road was Energy Lake; a reservoir that fed into Lake Barkley. And, at the main Visitor Center and Planetarium, I found Golden Pond. Not the one from the book; but rather, from the name of the town that used to be at that location.

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Energy Lake

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Golden Pond

On the way to my next camp, there was a pull-off by the road for an Iron Furnace which operated for a short time in the 1800s. Also, there was a viewing place for the bison range. However, they must have been on the far end as none were seen near the roadway.

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Great Western Iron Works Furnace

I had a nice, quiet campsite by the water in a loop all by myself.

Camps: Piney CG drycamp
Scene: Birds, lake, pond, flowers, furnace

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2 Responses to Nature Station

  1. Martha November 6, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

    It sounds like you couldn’t have found a nicer campsite – quiet and in a loop all by yourself. It’d probably be a different story during the summer.

    • Pleinguy November 7, 2016 at 10:07 am #

      You got that right! Don’t think I’d want to be there in the middle of summer anyway.

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