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Established Camping

Dover

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Barkley Lake

Overview

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.

Recreation

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.

Facilities

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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Location

Dover is located in Tennessee

Detail location of campground

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.

Address

BOX 218
Grand rivers, TN 42045-0218

Coordinates

36.4902778 N
87.8430556 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Group
  • Cabins

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets

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3 Reviews

Isabella H.
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2018

Great for RVs

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!

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Dover by Isabella H., August 28, 2018
  • Review photo of Dover by Isabella H., August 28, 2018
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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2018

Piney Campground/ lake Barkley/ Ky

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

Month of VisitJuly
Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

History and nature

Beautiful area with plenty to do and history to discover.

  • Review photo of Dover by Shelly S., September 26, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there cell phone reception at Dover?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.