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Barkley Lake



Dover day-use area is a great spot to enjoy a day outdoors with family and friends. Visitors to the area can enjoy boating, fishing and picnicking while taking in the beauty of the nearby Lake Barkley. There is also the nearby Fort Donelson National Battlefield and convenient shopping, groceries and gas.


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.


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.


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

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.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Dyers Creek
Barkley Lake
Bumpus Mills
Barkley Lake
Barkley Lake
Sites 1-7, 50-52, 79-90
Kenlake State Resort Park
Sites 9-49
Kenlake State Resort Park
Sites 53-78
Kenlake State Resort Park
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