Land Between the Lakes Loop

Stewart County, TN, US

Route Overview

36 mi.
2,360 ft.

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area gets its name from the two lakes, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, that form the west and east boundaries of the park. Visitors can enjoy camping, paddling, hiking, biking and fishing, as well as attractions like a planetarium and a living history farm. Bison and elk were reintroduced to the area and can be spotted in designated areas. The main north-south roadway through the park (TN-49) is designated as the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway and a joy to experience on bike. Cyclists can explore the scenic byway, mountain bike trails and gravel roads. The park gets busy during peak travel times and holidays. For a quieter ride, weekday mornings during the off-season are recommended.

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