Dover is a day-use area that overlooks the lovely Lake Barkley. Whether its a gathering of family or friends, visitors can enjoy nature at its best in one of the countrys 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. Recreation: 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. Facilities: 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.
This campground is great for RVs, however the road leading up to the campground is a bit narrow and hard to maneuver a big RV. Once in the park, though, the spots for your RV in your campsite are big and can fit your RV. There was enough room for us to back in our RV as well. There is a campfire pit and table in each campsite. We only stayed here 1 night because we were driving through and needed a place to stay before we went hiking in the morning. There is a great hike about 15 miles away from the campground, so we wanted to stay here instead of getting up super early in the morning and driving 2hrs to hike. There was hook ups for the RV which was really nice too. The weather was perfect when we came in the middle of August. I did notice there were some mosquitos out, but luckily we were in the RV most of the night. Easy access to get back on the highway as well. The wildflowers were amazing on our hike! So many beautiful colors and varieties of flowers. Couldn't stop taking pictures of all of them!
This is an annual tradition for us. We haul our jet ski and camp right by the water. This place has a lot of amenities, including a "beach" boat ramp, courtesy dock, fishing pier and bathhouses.
The campsites are clean and we always enjoy our stay. My only complaint is that from the sites located on the water, the bathhouse is quite a hike.
Kids ride bicycles all over the park and I feel the place is pretty secure. Plus, Fat Daddys is just a short run up river if we want something other than camp food.
The closest store is about 8 miles away, so be sure you have what you need before arriving
Beautiful area with plenty to do and history to discover.