Land Between the Lakes Set to Reopen Friday

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky and Tennessee is set to reopen with the government shutdown ending.

The area will welcome visitors starting Friday at noon CDT.

Officials with Land Between the Lakes apologized to would-be visitors for any inconvenience caused by the shutdown.

The largest inland peninsula in the United States, Land Between the Lakes closed to the public earlier this month when a congressional battle over spending and funding forced the government to close multiple attractions across the country.

The 170,000-acre recreation area is squeezed between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, about 51 miles south of Paducah.

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