#45 – Journey to Land Between the Lakes


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Five days into our trip, we arrived at Land Between the Lakes and were recording at our camp spot on a chilly 39-degree evening.

We hope you enjoy the episode as we recap our travels to and around Land Between the Lakes.

Here are some highlights… Lake Wappapello, Missouri

Free campsite at a boat ramp near Poplar Bluff, MO. In this episode, we touched on our stay at Lake Wappapello and said we didn’t have internet. If you listened to episode #44 (where we actually were recording at Lake Wappapello) we clearly said that we had fantastic internet service. We were even doing some client work after our arrival.

Clearly, we can’t remember things from one day to another. We should do a better job of journaling.

Dorena Hickman Ferry, Missouri

Dorena-Hickman Ferry is one of the few riverboat ferries in operation and is the only ferry on the Mississippi between Missouri and Kentucky. Whenever we can, we like to add a ferry ride to our route. The ride was $14. It was a cloudy, drizzly day. We enjoyed ourselves.

Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tennessee

Located near Samburg, TN, Reelfoot Lake State Park was our campsite for our second evening of camping. We were just there for the evening and didn’t take the time to tour the park. It was busy and had no remote camping. When we arrived, there were very few sites left. We paid $28.69 and had electricity and water. It was Rainy. We sacrificed price for time because we wanted to be close to Union City, TN the following morning.

Dixie Gun Works, Tennessee

The destination that Robert had been looking forward to for months was Dixie Gun Works. We visited on a Saturday and the hours are 8 am – 12 pm. Dixie Gun Works specializes in black powder and antique gun parts. While Robert shopped, I walked around with Oscar and did a bit of computer work. I thought he would be shopping until they closed, but he found what he wanted and meandered around for an hour or so. It was the highlight of Robert’s day.

Land Between the Lakes, Tennessee & Kentucky Golden Pond Visitor Center

A nice visitor’s center with a planetarium, gift shop, and displays. There, we purchased a dispersed camping permit for $14 for three nights of camping (twice). We also purchased the driving tour of the Elk and Bison Prairie for $5.

Ginger Bay Campground

Our first night was at Ginger Bay Campground. To get to the campsite, we drove some pretty hairy roads. It was rainy. There was no cell service. It was wonderful.

Smith Bay Campground

Our second and third nights were spent at Smith Bay Campground. It was terribly rainy. Since we had great internet, we decided to stay and get some work done instead of driving around in the rain.

Elk and Bison Prairie

The Elk and Bison Prairie was a driving tour with an admission of $5. There was no guarantee that we’d see any elk or bison, but we did.

Fort Donleson National Battlefield, Tennessee

Located in Dover, TN, Fort Donleson National Battlefield offers a nice driving tour with a cell phone audio narration.

Hillbilly BBQ, Tennessee

While in Dover, we were getting pretty hungry. We enjoyed a great lunch at Hillbilly BBQ.

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