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Land Between the Lakes set to reopen Friday after government shutdown ends
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, October 18, 2013 4:01 AM EDT
GOLDEN POND, Ky.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky and Tennessee is set to reopen with the government shutdown ending.
Officials with Land Between the Lakes apologized to would-be visitors for any inconvenience caused by the shutdown.
The largest inland peninsula in the United States, Land Between the Lakes closed to the public earlier this month when a congressional battle over spending and funding forced the government to close multiple attractions across the country.
The 170,000-acre recreation area is squeezed between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, about 51 miles south of Paducah.