Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Get up close and personal with the natural world at our environmental education attraction, Woodlands Nature Station. Nestled in the woods between Honker and Hematite Lakes, the Nature Station serves as a gateway to the 8,500-acre Nature Watch Area. The friendly staff also serves as our “go to” specialists for wildlife viewing throughout Land Between The Lakes.

Gaze into the eyes of a great horned owl, howl with a coyote, or watch for the elusive red wolf in our Backyard Exhibit Area. Then, explore with us during one of our many guided programs: a sunset canoe trip, an afternoon nature hike, or a Sunday Safari. Little ones will love special days such as Cool Critters Day, story time programs, and up-close animal encounters.

Adults can take part in programs on wildlife, gardening, and nature photography. Secretly, our adult visitors delight in our children’s programs — even ones without kids. Our naturalists make learning fun!

Play Agents of Nature at Woodlands Nature Station! Just download the free, mobile game from the App Store or Google Play and select the Land Between The Lakes mission site. You’re all set for a day of discovery!

The Nature Station also rents canoes and kayaks from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Ask at the Nature Station front desk about rentals. Additionally, several scenic hiking trails embark from  our Woodlands Nature Station. 

Special Events
March  | Girl Scout Day
April | Homeschoolers’ Month
April  | Homeschoolers’ Day
May | Wildlife Weekend
July  | Cool & Crawly Critters Day
August | Hummingbird Month
August 1st weekend | Hummingbird Festival
Labor Day weekend | Nature’s Most  Extreme Weekend
October  | Wolf Week
October  | Outdoor Kids Weekend
October  | Howl-o-ween
November  | Fall Frolic
November | Cub Scout Day
January/February | Eagle Boat and Van Tours

We offer fun programs every day to help you learn about our native animals, wildlife habitats, native plants and gardens, and conservation efforts.  Call us to find out which animals, insects, plants, or habitat we will feature that day 270-924-2299.

Join us for our Parade of Raptors Everyday at 4:30 pm.

Staff  and Guest Guided Tours
Eagle Watching Van and Boat Tours | January-February
Sunset Canoe Trips | May-September
Kayak Tours |  May-October
Photo Tours | Throughout the year
Trail and Nature Watch Intros | Throughout the year




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Latitude: 36.90154 Longitude: -88.036401 Elevation: 456 ft

Seasons Open

March and November | Wednesday-Sunday | 10am-5pm Open Daily | April-October | 10am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving Day and December-February

Hours Open

March and November | Wednesday-Sunday | 10am-5pm Open Daily | April-October | 10am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving Day and December-February


Ages 13 and up $5 Ages 5-12 $3 4 and under free. Higher rates may apply to special events.

How to Get There

Woodlands Nature Station is located at 3146 Silver Trail Road, Cadiz, KY 42211, inside Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee

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