Outdoor Adventure

Editor's Note: Please remember to do your part to Leave No Trace when you enjoy Clarksville's parks and natural beauty. Let's leave our natural areas safe, beautiful and fun for all visitors. Make sure to take out anything you bring in and if possible, pick up and properly dispose of any trash you may find. 

Start your morning on (or in) the water! Throw in your line at the Cumberland River, one of the world’s top catfishing spots! On the Cumberland or Red Rivers – or many of their offshoot creeks and streams -- you can fish, boat, waterski, or tube to your heart’s content. Kayak or canoe up to 14 miles along our 650 miles of navigable waterways. Local outfitter Run-a-Muck Canoe is located at the eastern end of the county along the Red River. Check this map for the multiple access points along the Cumberland and Red Rivers if you bring your own craft. 

Golf and Disc Golf

Tee off at any of Clarksville’s six golf courses. Swan Lake is a municipal course set adjacent to the scenic Dunbar Cave State Natural Area. Or, bring the whole family for a fun disc golf outing at Rotary Park.


Hike three miles of easy-to-moderate trails and explore the cave at the 144-acre Dunbar Cave State Park. It’s the only public cave in the nation where you can see prehistoric Mississippian Native American cave art dating to the 14th century. Reserve a tour between May – September Take along a picnic and enjoy watching the turtles, ducks and geese. 

To burn more calories, tackle nine miles of paved trails by foot or bike at the Clarksville Greenway, an abandoned rail bed featuring bluffs, a creek, canopied trees and farm landscapes. 

Explore downtown starting with a stroll along the Cumberland RiverWalk. Take a few moments and relish a swing overlooking the river. Then, continue your trek and wind upwards into historic downtown via the connecting Upland Trail and Spur Line Park where you’ll see historic buildings and cross two former railroad trestles.

Mountain Biking

Rotary Park offers a 5.2-mile single-track mountain mile trail offering portions to accommodate beginner to intermediate skill levels. The North Ford St. Mountain Bike Trail features a 3-trail for advanced riders and a designated children's area. 

Rock Climbing

King's Bluff is the designated rock climbing venue for the Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky region. The straight-up bluffs overlooking the Cumberland offer fun and thrills for adventure seekers of all levels.


Enjoy a drive through the countryside to the 126-acre Montgomery County Shooting Complex. Choose between sporting clays, trap, skeet, five-stand, tactical pistol ranges, 3-D archers, dynamic steel rifle/pistol ranges, long range rifle and more. Cross Creek Clays is a premier shotgun destination nestled in the rolling hills of Palmyra with three 16-station sporting courses for shooters of all abilities and a beautiful rustic clubhouse.

Relax for dinner at Liberty Park Grill overlooking the Clarksville Marina and catch a magnificent Cumberland River sunset.

Featured Places

Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave is a remarkable prehistoric site, not just for Tennessee but for the entire Eastern Woodlands. Dunbar Cave...

Rotary Park Disc Golf Course

This 18-hole course with red and yellow baskets for each concrete tee, giving players of all ages and skill levels an...

Swan Lake Golf Course

Swan Lake is an 18-hole, 6,065-yard course located at beautiful Dunbar Cave State Natural Area. This par-71 course...

Clarksville Greenway

Bike, skate, run, or walk the trail, and maybe bring a friend or pet too! Restrooms available on-site as well as benches...

Rotary Park

Rotary Park is a 111.3-acre nature park located on Rotary Drive, near the Sango community. Boasting over five miles of...

Cumberland RiverWalk & Red River Trail

One of Clarksville's most scenic developed trails, the Cumberland Riverwalk follows the Cumberland River beginning at...

North Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail

The main portion of this mountain bike trail is about 3.5 miles and is rated More Difficult - Advanced. But you'll also...

King's Bluff Rock Climbing

King's Bluff is a recreational climbing area along the Cumberland River. The limestone crag is 9.78 acres and has over...

Montgomery County Shooting Complex

Countless shooting options available for all ages on this 126-acre estate. Choose between sporting clays, trap, skeet,...

Cross Creek Clays

Cross Creek Clays is a premier shotgun destination nestled in the rolling hills of Palmyra, TN. Envisioned and created...

Liberty Park Grill

Liberty Park Grill is a casual dining restaurant overlooking the Cumberland River and Clarksville Marina.

Clarksville Marina

10-acre Fishing Pond Community-built Playground Walking Trail 1.8 miles 4-Lane Boat Ramp into Cumberland River 4...