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Status: Closed through Thu May 01 2014   Season Dates


From fishing to boating and hiking, campers and day visitors at Bumpus Mills enjoy hours of fun on the upstream section of Lake Barkley.

Many bird species reside here, including golden and bald eagles. Don't forget to pack binoculars and a camera to take advantage of the excellent opportunities for birding and wildlife photography.

Natural Features:

Bumpus Mills is located on scenic Lake Barkley among wooded rolling hills. Lake Barkley is the westernmost lake on the Cumberland River, which flows westward to the Ohio River.

Barkley lies parallel to Kentucky Lake, a reservoir that stems from the Tennessee River. Between both lakes is the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.


The recreation area is ideal for hiking, fishing, swimming, picnicking and boating. Abundant wildlife includes wild turkey and deer.


The small campground offers 15 sites with water and electric hookups. Other amenities include hot showers, a dump station, boat ramp and public marina.

Nearby Attractions:

Due east is Fort Donelson National Battlefield, which marks the site of the first Union victory of the Civil War. The Bear Creek Waterfowl Management Unit is a short drive south of Bumpus Mills.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Please wear a lifejacket for all water sports
  • For more information on Lake Barkley, Please Click Here

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.61972, -87.88306
36°37'11"N, 87°52'59"W

From Nashville, Tenn., take I-24 west to Clarksville, TN. Follow Highway 79 South 20 miles to Highway 120. Follow Highway 120 for 10 miles. Turn left onto Tobaccoport Road and follow entrance signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOX 218
GRAND RIVERS TN 42045-0218

Phone Number:

Information: (270)362-4236