Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Unconditional Surrender of Fort Donelson created jubilation throughout the North and silence in Dixie. It was the North?s first major victory of the Civil War, opening the way into the very heart of the Confederacy.
Plane - The area is served by airports in Nashville and Jackson, TN or Paducah, KY. Car rental services are available.
From Land Between the Lakes NRA: Take either I-24E or Hwy. 68/80 to the Trace Road. Once you reach Dover, take a left on Hwy. 79 and follow signs to the park.
From Murray or Paducah, KY: Take 641S to Hwy 121. Once you reach Hwy 79 at Paris Landing, take a left. Follow signs to the park (approximately 13 miles).