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.
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.
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.