Abandoned places tell a story.  Some places have great history while others are cloaked in mystery.

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The old Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge headquarters still stands.

Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge

I found another old building in LBL, tucked away and mostly forgotten about in the northern part of Empire Point.  It’s important to dive into the backstory of this building before I go on.

Before Land Between The Lakes came into existence in the 1960s, a large chunk of the lands along and north of US 68 were already a wildlife refuge, known as the Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge.

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Silo Overlook in Land Between The Lakes

This was the former Silo Overlook while still in operation. Thanks to Bryan for sharing.

Prior to the Land Between The Lakes being taken over the by US Forest Service from TVA, one of the more popular attractions in the park was Silo Overlook.  It was located on the shores of Lake Barkley near Honker Lake at the end of Mulberry Flat Road (GPS 36.908W, 88.016N).

The structure was an abandoned silo that rises about 40 feet from the ground.  It was converted into an overlook with a wooden incline built to the top.  Folks could walk up the top of the silo for beautiful views of Lake Barkley.

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Vampire Hotel in Land Between The Lakes

The only photo we have been able to come across of the “Vampire Hotel” in LBL. If you have some photos of the original structure, please share them with us!

“Vampire Hotel” (moniker) is an abandoned structure near Kentucky Lake in the Land Between The Lakes.  The stone and concrete structure was partially torn down in the 1960s with the creation of LBL but part of it remained.  It was one of just a handful of remaining structures in LBL not completely removed.  Throughout the 1990s, it had become a popular hangout spot with locals – some of whom were less than reputable.

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