Possibility of significant winter and ice event for Friday, December 6
A chance of a significant weather event, including a chance for significant ice accumulation, exists for much of western and middle Tennessee. Park closures and safety notices will be placed here. Please travel safely. More »
Threatened and Endangered Species
Endangered - In danger of becoming an extinct species.
Threatened - Likely to be placed on the endangered list in the near future.
Monitored - A species that is currently being monitored for habitat loss or other environmental conditions that may eventually result in it being placed on either the threatened or endangered list in the foreseeable future.
Here at Fort Donelson, we currently have three species under these definitions. They are the endangered Gray Bat, the threatened Price's Potato Bean, and the monitored Bald Eagle. Please take some time to read the Fact Sheets on these protected species and learn how you can help them continue to survive so future generation can enjoy these and other such natural resources.
Did You Know?
At the time of the 1862 battle, a six-gun Tennessee battery was located where the visitor center is located today. Porter's Battery saw extensive action during the battle, and had many killed, wounded, and taken prisoner. Captain Thomas Porter was seriously wounded during the battle.