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Title: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: KySongDog on January 04, 2019, 02:31:18 PM
I heard President Trump say the shutdown may last months.   I have tried to call Wranglers Campground and no one answers.    Does anyone know for sure if LBL is affected by the shutdown?    The campground may be closed due to this stupid pissing contest in Washington.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: pitw on January 04, 2019, 02:56:00 PM
I wondered the same thing :shrug:.  Fn country :innocentwhistle:.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: coyote101 on January 04, 2019, 03:12:49 PM
All of the facilities like campgrounds are probably closed. I imagine that law enforcement are the only ones working.

Pat
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: KySongDog on January 04, 2019, 03:41:36 PM
Do you know of any alternative camping facilities, Pat? 
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: coyote101 on January 04, 2019, 03:42:53 PM
I called LBL and got an Alert message for January 3rd, stating that all recreational facilities at Land Between the Lakes including Turkey Bay off road vehicle area are closed due to the lack of government funding.

Pat
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: coyote101 on January 04, 2019, 04:30:00 PM
Do you know of any alternative camping facilities, Pat?

I'm not sure what might be available at Kenlake State Resort Park, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, or Lake Barkley State Resort Park. All are close to LBL and have facilities. We went to Pine Mountain State Resort Park in 2009 because the ice storm closed LBL and it was pretty nice.

Pat
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: riverboss on January 04, 2019, 07:02:56 PM
It won't last long.

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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 05, 2019, 01:03:12 AM
I have just received clearance to put in vacation days so I don't even have a cabin yet. I may be out of luck for a cabin.

I am assuming every one wants stew again this year.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: linemansteve on January 05, 2019, 06:16:05 PM
I got ahold of a woman at piney grove campground and she said they where shut down till the Gov. opens back up.  My question is if no one is there 1- can we still hunt 2- will the wardens be around if there not getting paid 3- can they keep you from hunting there if they are closed ?   I’m looking at off site lodging
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: coyote101 on January 05, 2019, 06:49:14 PM
I got ahold of a woman at piney grove campground and she said they where shut down till the Gov. opens back up.  My question is if no one is there 1- can we still hunt 2- will the wardens be around if there not getting paid 3- can they keep you from hunting there if they are closed ?   I’m looking at off site lodging

1- I believe that LBL itself is still open, but all facilities will be unmanned and closed.
2- Law enforcement are considered Essential Personnel and are still working. I talked to an LBL law enforcement officer last week.
3- See 1 above.

Hopefully they will be reopened before long. If not we need to come up with a location to meet up, maybe one of the outdoor pavilions.

Pat
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: riverboss on January 06, 2019, 04:26:57 AM
There's no one working most of the time anyway. It's more of a Honor system.


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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: centerfire_223 on January 07, 2019, 05:56:13 AM
What I wanna know is, if it's closed am I going to get my money back for the cabin rental?
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: KySongDog on January 07, 2019, 07:53:24 AM
What I wanna know is, if it's closed am I going to get my money back for the cabin rental?

I'm sure there will be refunds made.   I remember a few years ago when they shut things down due to weather and made refunds.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: riverboss on January 07, 2019, 04:47:17 PM
I have talked to some people at Aurora that own Aurora cottage's, the have plenty of room to accommodate any or I would think all of us.
They're prices aren't bad about what the cabins are maybe a couple bucks more but you can have indoor showers and depending on the room full kitchens with fridge.
 They're refund is something to talk to them about as they won't give a complete refund but I don't think they keep much.
Lots of parking and everyone would be together, plus Slag could cook outside and the bigger cottages have doors between them so there would be plenty of room to hold the sat night get together.
He's a number you can call and you can go to the web site and see the rooms and parking.
It's only 1 mile from LBL and about 8-10 from wranglers. Gas station close by and a dollar store, Mexican restaurant.
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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 08, 2019, 10:44:05 PM
I have talked to some people at Aurora that own Aurora cottage's, the have plenty of room to accommodate any or I would think all of us.
They're prices aren't bad about what the cabins are maybe a couple bucks more but you can have indoor showers and depending on the room full kitchens with fridge.
 They're refund is something to talk to them about as they won't give a complete refund but I don't think they keep much.
Lots of parking and everyone would be together, plus Slag could cook outside and the bigger cottages have doors between them so there would be plenty of room to hold the sat night get together.
He's a number you can call and you can go to the web site and see the rooms and parking.
It's only 1 mile from LBL and about 8-10 from wranglers. Gas station close by and a dollar store, Mexican restaurant.
Pet friendly but a charge.visitors can't see pics , please register or login


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Thanks riverboss!
I will be looking into this.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 15, 2019, 10:53:43 PM
OK I am staying at cabin 10 at the aurora cabins
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: centerfire_223 on January 16, 2019, 06:03:52 AM
What's the cost of those cabins?
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: riverboss on January 16, 2019, 06:31:13 AM
They run about the same $55.00 -$65.00 for a cabin you can get cottages for $100-$110 something like that.
I stayed there about 15 yrs ago. You can book 2 cottages and open a door between them and have room for 10 or so people to sleep and live.

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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 16, 2019, 07:34:01 AM
I reserved cabin 10, sleeps 6, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, TV and couch with 2 beds
180 total for 2 nights.

Very easy online reservations. :yoyo:

Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 16, 2019, 07:52:02 AM
What I rented
https://www.kylakecottages.com/cottages/cottage-10
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 16, 2019, 07:59:32 AM
Looks like 3,4,5,6,7 and 8 are still available according to there online reservation system
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: Shortround on January 18, 2019, 07:44:39 AM
We rented a cabin at Aurora so fozzy bear and I will be there
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: coyote101 on January 24, 2019, 10:01:36 AM
We will be in cabin #4 at Kentucky Lake Cottages.

Pat
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: centerfire_223 on January 25, 2019, 05:10:07 AM
Drew and myself talked it over yesterday and if the government don't open back up, then we are going to just stay home this year. Keeping our fingers crossed that something will change before next Wednesday.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: riverboss on January 25, 2019, 06:33:19 AM
Hopefully we can find a place that we don't have to worry about the government shut downs again, looks like we are staying in multiple sites. I don't know about you but but this is getting old to deal with. I'm all for this shut down! Go Trump, but they're must be a way around this crap of not getting your refunds.
I hope you and Drew make it.

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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 25, 2019, 07:21:25 AM
The wranglers camp will get you a refund.

The aurora cabins are right about the same price as the wranglers cabins and have a lot more amenities.

If need be I have room in my cabin as I am a single in a 6 person cabin. So if ya want I got room for ya

Hope you can make it this year.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: weedwalker on January 25, 2019, 03:02:19 PM
I'll be close by, in a cabin at the Fin & Feather motel. Sunday the 27th thru till the next Sunday.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 25, 2019, 03:12:46 PM
Just heard they came up with a solution to end the shutdown. More info to follow
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: KySongDog on January 25, 2019, 03:39:25 PM
They are opening back up.  So I suppose Wranglers will to.   I cancelled my reservations at the Aurora motel.   

What a F-ing mess! 
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: riverboss on January 25, 2019, 08:39:54 PM
Were staying in Aurora! 
I like the idea of phone service, tv, kitchen and hot water!

See everyone down there, be careful driving!

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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 26, 2019, 05:06:32 AM
Gonna go ahead and stay at the Aurora cabin. I like the idea of the added amenities.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: HaMeR on January 26, 2019, 12:47:29 PM
Its a 3 week reprieve according to the radio. Does that mean its full on openings or just partial. I just heard a tidbit of the info when I started the truck this morning.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: weedwalker on January 26, 2019, 05:31:06 PM
They were showing people trying to get into national parks today on the news. But they were still closed and a person from the parks dept said it could be mid to late week before they open. So I'm staying in Aurora.

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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: riverboss on January 26, 2019, 07:21:40 PM
So I will see you tomorrow then!

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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: weedwalker on January 26, 2019, 07:53:32 PM
Yeah Dan. I'll be there about noon.

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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: riverboss on January 27, 2019, 04:16:38 AM
The weather looks awesome all week!
For those coming don't forget your LBL permit, I almost did!

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Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: KySongDog on January 27, 2019, 07:29:45 AM
They are opening back up.  So I suppose Wranglers will to.   I cancelled my reservations at the Aurora motel.   

What a F-ing mess!

Well, I'm back in Aurora.  What a F-ing mess....again.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: centerfire_223 on January 28, 2019, 05:50:23 AM
I am cancelling my reservations this year, if I can. I will catch you guys next year. Everyone put the hurt on them for me.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: coyote101 on January 28, 2019, 02:34:52 PM
I am cancelling my reservations this year, if I can. I will catch you guys next year. Everyone put the hurt on them for me.

Ronnie,

I just got off the phone with Wrangler's, they are opened back up. Don't cancel, come up and hunt with us.

Pat
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: centerfire_223 on January 28, 2019, 03:54:09 PM
All the confusion and wonder has just taken the fire out of me. Beside I am pretty busy right now trying to get my boat rebuilt. Those extra few days would really help. We will be back next year, yall have fun and be careful out there.
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: slagmaker on January 28, 2019, 08:53:57 PM
 
All the confusion and wonder has just taken the fire out of me. Beside I am pretty busy right now trying to get my boat rebuilt. Those extra few days would really help. We will be back next year, yall have fun and be careful out there.

But who's gonna help me cook? :sad:
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: HaMeR on January 30, 2019, 02:38:21 PM
I'll have plastic bowls with snap on lids for whoever wants to use them or take stew home in. They are sherbert bowls we've saved but forgot to bring down last year.  :laf: :laf:
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: nastygunz on January 30, 2019, 05:24:21 PM
No sherbert?.... :innocentwhistle:
Title: Re: LBL and Government Shutdown
Post by: HaMeR on February 09, 2019, 12:29:25 PM
 :nono: :nono: