Annual Land Between the Lakes Eagle Hike

  • February 2, 2013 · 7:30 AM
  • Land Between the Lakes

Join us for a day of hiking and eagle watching at the Land Between the Lakes on the shores of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. January and February are prime bird watching months as Bald Eagles (and maybe even Golden Eagles) from the Great Lakes region are overwintering in the balmy Kentucky weather.

This is a join event with Team Green, Nashville's original Adventure Club. Click here for photos of last years hike.

Hike Stats

Meeting time: 7:45 AM (in Bowling Green) 10 AM at the LBL visitor center (Golden Pond)

Hike Distance: 8-10 miles

Estimated Hike Time: 6 hours

Difficulty: moderate

Well behaved dogs are welcome

People traveling from Bowling Green will meet up at 7:45 in the parking lot of the old mall (WKU small business center) on the corner of Campbell lane and Nashville Rd (across Nashville Road from the Kroger shopping center) and carpooling/ caravaning to LBL. We will meet up with the Team Green members at the visitor center at 10 and head out to the trail.  We will most likely be hiking part of the North/ South trail and then the trail around Honkers Bay. You should be prepared to travel 8-10 miles for both trails. In years past we have broken the hiking into two segments of about 3 hours each so if you can always opt out of the second trip and check out other attractions at LBL (bison range, homeplace, nature station) and still grab dinner with the group on the way back to BG. Some people come out just for the North South hike and then headed back in early afternoon.

We will not go if it is raining or it is predicted to rain. Dress warmly in layers, wear sturdy boots, and bring plenty of water and lunch. We will have a few spotting scopes and binoculars but if you have your own, please bring them. Once we get to LBL, we will reassemble at the visitors center to find out if the eagles have been hanging out in any particular areas. If the birds are scattered about, we'll hike a section of the North/South trail from Sugar Bay to Duncan Lake . After that we'll head over to the Woodsland Nature Station and hike around the Honkers Bay before heading back.

Map of LBL

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  • Renee W.

    I have never seen so many eagles and never this close in the wild before. It was a great trip.

    February 4, 2013

  • Mike M.

    A good time. We saw a few eagles.

    February 3, 2013

  • Powell A.

    Great Hike! And we got snow!

    2 · February 3, 2013

  • Bob S

    Headed to Golden Pond visitor center will be there at 10:00.

    February 2, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Here is a link to the weather for tomorow. Just wanted to give a heads up to everyone so that you can be ready for it. See you in the AM, Robert

    http://www.weather.com/weather/tomorrow/Cadiz+KY+USKY0749:1:US

    February 1, 2013

  • Bill

    Why are the number of spots limited? Is it due to carpooling limits?

    January 30, 2013

    • Bill

      Thanks, much appreciated

      January 30, 2013

    • Bill

      I found a drake creek kayak rsvp in your neck of the woods for next weekend, so I'm good. See ya when I see ya. Have a great weekend!

      February 1, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Oh poo, mud will make the trip more memorable.

    January 30, 2013

  • Gail O.

    How far is the first section the N/S ,

    January 30, 2013

    • Phil

      Its about 5 miles but with almost 2 inches of rain there this morning we may not be able to do that stretch.

      January 30, 2013

  • Renee W.

    If anyone south of Bowling Green or in northern Tennessee wants to car pool, they can ride with me. Something came up and I won't be staying to visit friends in the area after all. I live in Portland TN.

    January 30, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Hey, if we all join this group we can add alot of miles for a good cause:
    http://www.facebook.com/events/403385509743069/

    January 28, 2013

  • Renee W.

    I'll meet you all at Land Between the Lakes. I live in Portland, so Bowling Green would be out of the way; also I have a friend who lives near there that I'll be visiting afterwards, so I would not be able to car pool back. Could someone who will be with the group private message me with a contact number to help me find you all once I get there?

    January 27, 2013

  • Gail O.

    How far is the Duncan lake section ? Are we gonna hop on at the end of road #132. And get off at road # 139 or go further down ?

    January 26, 2013

  • Jason C.

    Just made some good CD mixes good for a car pool.

    January 21, 2013

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