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part ofBarkley Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


Dover is a day-use area that overlooks the lovely Lake Barkley. Whether it's a gathering of family or friends, visitors can enjoy nature at its best in one of the country's greatest freshwater recreational complexes.

Natural Features:

Lake Barkley, the westernmost lake on the Cumberland River, sits among wooded rolling hills. The lake is connected by canal to Kentucky Lake, a reservoir that stems from the Tennessee River.


Boating, fishing, swimming and picnicking are popular activities at Dover day-use area. Wildlife including the occasional deer, raccoon or golden eagle, are commonly spotted in the area.


The group picnic shelter fits 100 people and 50 vehicles. It does not have electric hookups.

Nearby Attractions:

Dover is close to Fort Donelson National Battlefield, where the Union Army won their first battle of the Civil War.

Shopping, grocery stores and gas stations are conveniently located nearby.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing
  • Parking
  • Playground
Know Before You Go
  • For more information on Lake Barkley, Please Click Here
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    36.49028, -87.84306
    36°29'25"N, 87°50'35"W

    From Nashville, Tenn., take I-24 west to Clarksville. Exit on Highway 79. Follow Highway 79 to Dover Recreation Area.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BOX 218
    GRAND RIVERS  TN  42045-0218

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (270)362-4236
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    Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration