The surrounding area abounds with many historic Civil War Sites, Antique Shops, Fishing on beautiful Kentucky Lake, Land Between the Lakes (LBL) offers hiking, fishing, & hunting - Visit the historic Homeplace village, Elk & Bison Prairie, The Planetarium, & the Historic Iron Works Furnace.
Built around history, this quaint small town is worth a visit. Kentucky Lake is the largest manmade lake in the Southeast, a big catfish on a pole, the Worlds Biggest Fish Fry, big smiles, big hearts that volunteer to help one another and raise over $200,000 a year for local charities selling homemade pies and casseroles. Or you might think we are small, a 1/16 size replica of the Eiffel Tower, small businesses and small town charm.
Serving as an accommodation for riverboat travelers before and after the Civil War. It also was the place where Gen. Buckner and his staff used as their headquarters during the battle. It served as the hospital after the surrender. Much relevant Civil War history happened here. It was here at the Surrender House on Feb. 16, 1862 following a council of war with Brigade Generals Floyd and Pillow, Brigade General Simmon B. Buckner to the confederate defenders of Fort Donelson to Major General U.S. Grant, USA. The two senior confederate generals, having abandoned command escaped Lt. Nathan Bedford Forest, refusing to agree to the surrender, led his calvary regiment and a number of infantry men out of the defense without loosing a man or meeting oppostion.
Fort Donelson is just a short 10 minute drive from the Campground. Make time to plan a visit to this historic Civil War site located on the beautiful Cumberland River, it is also a great place to spot birds, photograph, or have a picnic lunch after walking about the park taking in a little bit if our Nations history.
This farm is part of the Revolutionary War land grant, issued as a land warrant. The owner Mr. Coolant's took possession of the assigned 40 acres on 12/01/1808. The hollow where the Home Place now stands & worked their land holding for the next 10 years.
Farmers were fortunate to be located near the major mode of transportation for that day, the river. They lived between the Cumberland & Tennessee Rivers, this area is known as the four rivers, as it is also between the Ohio & Mississippi. The crossroad has a significant impact on farm life. News & goods usually reached farms within a few weeks, and sending farm raised produce & livestock was convenient.
It is a working history farm. Most of the farm & livestock are historic varieties from the Mid 19th- century.
When you visit you will see the men folk at work with their oxen, harvesting and curing tobacco, repairing a roof and you may even lend a hand at the walking plow or help in the repair of a fence.
This is a trip for the entire family.
What is the Ram Truck Open Series?
Welcome to the Ram Truck Series 2016 Season. We look forward to seeing you on the tournament trail for some exciting fishing and tournament action. This Anglers Guide is to assist you with information you will need as you compete on the tour.
The Ram Open Series offers the best payout ever in a series of this format. Payouts are the largest in weekend angler tournament history!
$5,000 1st place Boater guaranteed regardless of the number of entries
The first place payout increases based on the number of boaters and co-anglers