Fort Donelson Status March 6 2014
The park's visitor center is open today, March 6, 2014. The main tour road, for stops #1-6, is closed, as is stop #7 and #10. Park staff is working on removing ice and snow. Many local roads, especially back roads, are still treacherous.
Natural Features & Ecosystems
When we visit a place like Fort Donelson National Battlefield, or perhaps another of our Nation's majestic National Parks, we often look around us...but how often do we look up above us? While visiting Fort Donelson, try to identify as many cloud types and formations as you can. You can use this checklist as a guide.
Did You Know?
Andrew Foote, commander of the Navy flotilla at Fort Donelson, insisted on total abstinence for the crews, mandatory religious services and observance of the Sabbath, and he himself rarely swore. It was said that he could preach, fight, or pray with equal facility. More...