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Magnificent elk are in Western Kentucky, inside the Elk and Bison Prairie at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. – Land Between the Lakes staff

Welcome to the Tennessee River Valley!

Explore the Region

Explore the range of experiences to be found in this spectacular geologically diverse valley sometimes called the “Great Lakes of the South.” From white water to flat water paddling; from bouldering to wildflower hikes; from wakeboarding to sailing, from bass fishing to fly fishing; from antiquing to live music, there is an adventure waiting to be discovered by you. Discover the heritage of the Cherokee, Civil War, and African Americans told through the stories of people and places.

Listen to our new "Explore the Tennessee River Valley" Podcast hosted by Joe Harper.