Cumberland River

The Cumberland River is the focal point of all that is Clarksville. Our history, economic development, scenic beauty and recreation all began with the river. 

You’ll often see large barges on one side with kayaks or fishermen on the other, as trade and recreation have reached a workable balance. Impressive venues and restaurant patios provide magnificent river views. A 1.25-mile meandering RiverWalk follows the majestic waterway, connecting downtown to the river. Soon, the walkway will connect to the 20+ mile greenway trail system.

Top catfishing waters, a marina, 14-miles of kayaking, canoeing, boating, skiing or tubing, plus nothing short of jaw-dropping sunsets are a few pleasures the river gives us today.