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Dloflin13

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Danielle
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Loflin
Hello! I am trying to plan a three day adventure with my husband and am thinking about the land between lakes in Kentucky. I was wondering if this is something that is doable in January as well as if it would require three days or is it more of a day trip? We will be driving a F150 that has been built for adventuring and sleeping in hammocks. I appreciate any info!
 

systemdelete

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LBL is great in January, though through the fall right into the early spring you have to keep in mind hunting seasons when picking campsites. It’s not a deal breaker I just plan a backup campsite in each state(the park straddles TN/KY line) for the trip. If I check in with the rangers and they tell me it’s rifle season on deer in KY at that time I default to the TN side site for that trip.
 

Dloflin13

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South Carolina, USA
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Danielle
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Loflin
LBL is great in January, though through the fall right into the early spring you have to keep in mind hunting seasons when picking campsites. It’s not a deal breaker I just plan a backup campsite in each state(the park straddles TN/KY line) for the trip. If I check in with the rangers and they tell me it’s rifle season on deer in KY at that time I default to the TN side site for that trip.
Thanks for the info! I’ll be sure to check with the rangers about the hunting season. I am having a hard time grasping how big the area is, do you know of any gpx maps for this area that would work with Gaia?
 

joshjunior

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Was just out there a couple weeks ago. Love it! Plan to go back soon with some friends.
 

AdventureAwaitsTN

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Thanks for the info! I’ll be sure to check with the rangers about the hunting season. I am having a hard time grasping how big the area is, do you know of any gpx maps for this area that would work with Gaia?
I’ve found a few on the internet. Visit Turkey Bay Offroad Area, $20 for 3 day pass, they have marked trails, and a give you a map.
 

LBLTaco

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Northwest, Tennessee
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Stewart
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Newcomb
If you're really into off roading Turkey Bay is great, and there are a ton of fire roads worth exploring that can be challenging as well... especially if it's wet. I love the history of the area and there is still a lot of abandoned stuff hiding in LBL if you're into that kind of thing.
I should have the gpx stuff saved I will see if I can find it.

Found it and attached what I have... although it looks like I had deleted a lot of the roads I didn't want. There is a more complete one out there that includes Turkey Bay

GPX viewer
 

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Dloflin13

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South Carolina, USA
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Danielle
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Loflin
If you're really into off roading Turkey Bay is great, and there are a ton of fire roads worth exploring that can be challenging as well... especially if it's wet. I love the history of the area and there is still a lot of abandoned stuff hiding in LBL if you're into that kind of thing.
I should have the gpx stuff saved I will see if I can find it.

Found it and attached what I have... although it looks like I had deleted a lot of the roads I didn't want. There is a more complete one out there that includes Turkey Bay

GPX viewer
Thank you so so much!
 
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AdventureAwaitsTN

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If you're really into off roading Turkey Bay is great, and there are a ton of fire roads worth exploring that can be challenging as well... especially if it's wet. I love the history of the area and there is still a lot of abandoned stuff hiding in LBL if you're into that kind of thing.
I should have the gpx stuff saved I will see if I can find it.

Found it and attached what I have... although it looks like I had deleted a lot of the roads I didn't want. There is a more complete one out there that includes Turkey Bay

GPX viewer
Thanks for the gpx files.