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


Dyer's Creek boasts fantastic views of on the sparkling Lake Barkley in the wooded rolling hills of Tennessee. Whether it's a family picnic and a BBQ with friends, the recreation area provides the perfect setting for a relaxing get-together.

Natural Features:

Lake Barkley, the westernmost lake on the Cumberland River is connected by canal to Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreation complexes in the country.

Between both lakes sits the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, the largest inland peninsula in the United States. Here visitors have access to boat ramps, many miles of hiking trails, wildlife viewing and off highway vehicle riding.


Visitors here enjoy boating, fishing, wildlife watching and swimming.

Bring the binoculars and search for wildlife like the white-tailed deer, raccoons and bald eagles. Fishing is popular, and during warm months bass and catfish are abundant.


The park provides a playground, volleyball court, flush toilets and a boat ramp. The shelter accommodates up to 100 people and 50 vehicles. Ample paved parking is also available.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit the Lake Barkley State Resort Park for miles of hiking trails and horseback riding stables.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Walkways
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Electricity
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Volleyball Court
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Bait Shop
  • Emergency Services
  • General Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Hotels
  • Ice
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Shelter is for day use only; hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 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):
36.50139, -87.83333
36°30'5"N, 87°50'0"W

From Nashville, Tenn, take I-24 West to the Clarksville Exit. Follow Highway 79 for 20 miles to Dyers Creek Recreation Area entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOX 218
GRAND RIVERS  TN  42045-0218

Phone Number:

Information:  (270)362-4236
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