Long before I arrived in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area I felt the name made it sound like some kind of fantasy land from the pages of an old book about adventure and beautiful landscapes. After arriving I quickly realized that’s exactly what it is. My camera rarely left my side as I spent four days exploring this national treasure straddled by the Tennessee and Kentucky Rivers.
This fishing pier at the Piney Campground was a great place to spend my first morning in the Land Between the Lakes. It was just as peaceful as it looks.
This sheep at Homeplace 1850’s Farm was just chillin’.
A couple of the historic homes at Homeplace 1850’s Farm were open to the public.
I feel like these stepping stones across the spillway at Hematite Lake would have been more photogenic if it was surrounded by water, but it still looked kinda cool.
This white pebble beach at the Moss Creek Day Use Area was the most breathtaking place I visited in the Land Between the Lakes.
My trip coincided with the hummingbird migration so I saw hundreds, maybe thousands, of them fluttering around the Woodlands Nature Station.
The sunset from the Moss Creek Day Use Area was incredibly peaceful, and on a Tuesday evening in early August I had the entire place to myself.
This lone dead tree struck me as ironic in a place abounding with wildlife.
This couple knew how to enjoy a peaceful day in the Land Between the Lakes.
There were lots of baby bison bouncing around the Land Between the Lakes!
The adult bison sure loved to play.
I think 616 was a bit perturbed to have their picture taken. Maybe they hadn’t finished their coffee yet? It was early one morning.
Seriously. The bison loved the play.
This sunset was seen directly from my campsite at the Redd Hollow Campground.
I’m not much for sunrise (because it’s just too early) but this was the view from my campsite at the Hillman Ferry Campground my last morning in the Land Between the Lakes. I wished I didn’t have to go.
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