White-tail Doe
White-tail Doe


No Longer do the bear and large herbivores like the American bison and elk roam Fort Donelson National Battlefield, but visitors may encounter White-tail deer, Raccoon, Gray and Fox Squirrel, and other small Mammals passing through the park. The small intermittent streams, wetlands, and upland deciduous forest provide homes to several species of Amphibians and Reptiles. Look up and you may see a Red-tail Hawk or, with luck, a Bald Eagle soaring above the trees. Many song birds and water fowl can be seen or heard, and some call Fort Donelson National Battlefield home.


Is there anything more peaceful or relaxing than watching a butterfly? Stop by the park Visitor Center for updated list of butterflies, insects, or birds.

Black Scarab Beetle

Love 'em or hate 'em, insects are an essential part of our environment. Many can be seen in and around Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Find out what's available in our park. Stop by the Visitor Center for updated lists.

Last updated: April 11, 2021

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PO Box 434

Dover, TN 37058


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