The Eagle has Flown!
The juvenile eagle at Fort Donelson has fledged. The eagles now reside at the Confederate River Batteries, stop #4 on the driving tour. Visitors are encouraged to view and admire, but asked to keep a respectful distance, as this is their home.
Using a GPS? You can use the following addresses:
Visitor Center: 120 Fort Donelson Road, Dover, TN, 37058
Fort Donelson National Cemetery/ Park headquarters: 174 National Cemetery Road, Dover, TN 37058
Dover Hotel: 101 Petty Street, Dover, TN, 37058
From Paducah, KY: Take Interstate 24 East to exit 31, and go south on Hwy 453 to Land Between the Lakes (LBL). Follow this road through LBL to US Hwy 79. Take a left on US Hwy 79; the park visitor center is approximately 1.3 miles.
From Murray, KY: Take 641S to Hwy 121. Drive approximately 30 miles on Hwy 121, until you reach Hwy 79 at Paris Landing. Take a left on Hwy 79, and follow signs to the park (approximately 13 miles).
How much gasoline will you need to make your journey to Fort Donelson National Battlefield? You can click on the link to find out. (Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the gas pump.)
Did You Know?
BG Charles F. Smith, a division commander under BG US Grant during the Battle of Fort Donelson, was Commandant of Cadets during Grants and Buckner’s time at West Point.