Barkley Lake

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.

The group picnic shelter accomidates about 35 people and 10 vehicles. The facility has lights and electricity and a water spigot.

Need to Know

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.

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.


Boating, fishing 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.

Contact Information


BOX 218 GRAND RIVERS TN 42045-0218

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 270-362-4236

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Nashville, or St.Louis , take I-24 Clarksville, take Exit 8 for TN 237 W. 2.4 Mi., Right onto Warfield Blvd 1.6 Mi. continue onto 101st Airborne PKWY for 6.3 Mi. contine onto TN 347 -PKWY for 4.5 Mi. Turn right onto US 79 S. for 24.2 Mi. Turn right on W. Spring St. for 466 feet, Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Hood ST. for 500 feet. Turn right on to Forrest St 200 FT.

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