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 in Liberty Park, along with rooftop bars and dining balconies throughout downtown provide magnificent river views. A two-mile meandering RiverWalk follows the majestic waterway, connecting downtown to the river. Plans are underway to bridge the walkway with the Clarksville Greenway, creating more than 20 total miles of connected walking and cycling pleasure.

Make sure to visit the As the River Flows Museum at the Cumberland RiverCenter to learn about the history of Clarksville's development from that very spot along the river.

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