Families can get permits to cut their own Christmas tree at Land Between the Lakes

You’ll be able to get a permit beginning Friday to cut your own Christmas tree from certain locations in the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area.

According to a news release, free cedar Christmas tree permits and information including maps and cutting guidelines will be available from November 25 through Christmas Eve on the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area website landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations.

Permits can only be obtained online and entitles a family to cut one cedar tree anywhere in Land Between the Lakes except within sight of U.S. Highway 68/Ky. Route 80, the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway, all cemeteries, nature watch areas, campgrounds, timber sale areas, facilities, including the elk and bison prairie and other mowed areas.