Details for McGregor Park Courtesy Boat Dock

McGregor Park Courtesy Boat Dock

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Average rating 3.3 stars from 20 reviews

Address 640 N. Riverside Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040


After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO


280 foot courtesy dock at the park for pleasure boats to dock temporarily while enjoying the sites of downtown Clarksville or just while loading and unloading their boats.

Overnight and short-term docking is available by reservation only, fuel and water are not available, but electricy is provided. Anyone wishing to make a reservation for overnight or short-term docking should call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Security is not provided at the dock, so boat owners are discouraged from leaving their valuables unsecured while docked. In case of an emergency, users can contact the Park Rangers or the Clarksville Police Department by calling 911 or calling 552-1011 for non-emergencies.

VHF channel

Do not monitor, call on phone.


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info


Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


On main channel deep water on RDB 13' dockside, rig for port side along side (bow into current) with fenders just off water.





Tide & current additional info

Depends on flow and rains. Reported to have 1-1.5 knots on 09-24-09.


Approach: 30
Transient dockage: 13
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: The dock is long for 2-5 boats and low 8-10 inches above the water.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Boats under 50' pay $21 and with electricity $30.
Docks run by Parks and Rec. Dept. Call for reservations


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Three power stations one at each end and one in the middle. The station at the ramp is the only one with a 30 amp outlet. The other two each have one 50 amp outlet.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Good dog walk at top of ramp.

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out



No - Not close.


Yes - Trash cans available.




Yes - Porta potties.




No - Only quick shops.


Yes - Harbour Freight 1/2 mile to the North.


Yes - Walking distance to restaurants. Thai restaurant is reported closed June 2012. Kellys Diner across the street is reported to be quite good. Fast food restaurants about a mile away.


Yes - But not close.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for McGregor Park Courtesy Boat Dock
Still a Good Stop, 2016-09-10
Captain: , Westbrook CT (277)

Sturdy floating concrete dock with space for up to 6 40' boats. Farmer's market Saturdays May to first week of October. 8 - 1PM. Food, veggies and artisans. Beech Haven Winery an Uber ride away.

Good Overnight Stop, 2014-12-10
Captain: , Nashville, tn (21)

Easy access. 50 Amp service. $35.00 for 57 foot Connie. Great hamburgers at Kellys across the street from dock. Wake from barge traffic minimal. Very heavy traffic on River side drive up hill from dock. Would stay here again.

Convenient and inexpensive, 2014-11-10
Captain: , Athens, AL (641)

$30 for overnight with power. Stopped here twice, to and from Nashville. Seemed very secure, we had no problems. Exposed to the river so you may get some wakes from passing barge traffic. Good food about a 15 minute walk to downtown - Blackhorse Brewery. It's all uphill going, but downhill heading back is nice.

Basic stopover, 2014-09-25
Captain: , Winter Garden, Fl (2391)

This is a plan dock - in good condition, entirely exposed to the river. There are places to go for some provisions, but no full size grocery stores within walking distance. No water. The first power station is broken off of it's mount, unknown if it still works. The middle one works fine. The station at the bottom of the ramp has 50 & 30, but the 50 amp wasn't working well - breakers kept popping. Not a bad stop, but don't expect much.

Multiple facilities along the waterfront., 2014-08-11
Captain: , Moyock, NC (1084)

There is the Clarksville River Center 931-645-7476 with very high railing, probably not intended for tie-up - no cleats; two boat ramps, a 8" high and 160' long courtesy dock $21 without power, and $30 with power, but no services; and a private Clarkesville Marina 931-645-7476 $1.50/ft. This15 block City River Walk area is beautifully landscaped with close by restaurants and businesses, on the other side of a busy street.

Nice coutesey dock., 2014-07-17
Captain: , Illinois (2523)

We didn't stay the night but did stop for lunch. We recommend Kelly's right across the road from the dock. Watch the traffic, it is heavy and fast.
Docks are in great shape and very stable.

Clarksville McGregor Park Dock MM126, 2013-09-27
Captain: , Patrick AFB Florida (1254)

To clarify, there is now (2013) a fee of $21.00 for overnight dockage, plus an additional $30 _if_ using electricity (otherwise no charge for electric). Fairly close to downtown (across pedestrian bridge) and up a hill. A few restaurants nearby, but no multi-flavor ice cream shops (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry seems to be big here). Some fast food restaurants a short ways downstream. Nothing for groceries that we could find. Visit the art center if you get here early.

Actually located at about mile 126 (ACOE chart) on RDB just downstream from pedestrian walkway across the neaby busy highway.

Dock has room for about 5 40+footers and that's all. If you want to stay the night, call early for reservations just to make sure you have a place to stay.

A lot of traffic noise during the day; we have yet to experience the night-time traffic, but I'd guess it continues.

Convenient Stop, 2012-06-08
Captain: , Aquia Harbour, VA (1177)

Floating dock close to downtown. Dock is in excellent shape and nice clean park area. Electric was reliable. Lots to do in town. First Thursday is an "artist walk. Several local artists display their works at various downtown galleries. Roxie Theater has live performances and there is a Farmers Market on Saturdays in season. Going to the Museum this afternoon. There is also a nice display in the park building a short walk from the dock. We will probably stop again on our return trip from Nashville.

Good place to spend the night, 2012-05-16
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (153)

Not many places to find to throw the hook on this section of a very low Cumberland River. Nice bar/restaurant area just up the hill.

Nice stop, close to Wendy's., 2011-11-05
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, FL (603)

Bare bones city dock but had 50 amp electric. No water. Can walk to convenience stores. Domino's Pizza delivers. Call the City first for docking permission.

Excellent location, 2011-11-02
Captain: , Channel Islands, California (1149)

We really enjoyed our stop in Clarksville. This is a great dock. It is conveniently located and is only a short walk from the old historic downtown in one direction and the Harbor Freight Tool in the other directions. Lots of good restaurants. The city Rec staff that manages the dock was very nice. Bevely gave us some good recommendations on places to see and on restaurants.

Could be better, 2011-10-12
Captain: , Murfreesboro, TN (360)

Clarksville is a must stop for trawlers going to and from Nashville. The park is nice and well kept. The dock is new and just a short walk to all stores. We stayed on a weekend and the park is a gathering place for locals. It seems the police do not enforce the park curfew and the kids partied till the wee hours. The signs are hard to read with the phone number for reservations, but once contacted the people are very nice. Call 931.645.7476

Electricity is highway robbery, 2011-10-09
Captain: , Cape Canaveral (1191)

This is a convenient dock within ten minutes of downtown old Clarksville with some good restuarants, especially the Black Horse Grill and their curry pizza. However, even though the docks are free, the city charges $30 per day for electricity.

Memorial Day Weekend 2011, 2011-05-29
Captain: , Grand Rivers, KY (45)

This is an excellant one or two day dock with limited services. Electriciy was not available during our stay due to recent flood (last week) that got into the electrical service. There is no protection from wake as it is directly on the river. Downtown restaurants and Roxy theater are good places within walking distance - two to three blocks uphill.

McGregor Park Courtesy Dock, 2010-06-22
Captain: , Rockport, Texas (167)

This is a great place to spend a couple of days. The dock is within walking distant of restarurants and the Clarksville Downtown Historic District. The docks are floating concrete, in like new condition, and the park is nice and clean. The dock has three 50 amp electrical hookups, one at each end and one in the middle of the dock. There are two inconveniences (1) there is no water at the dock and (2) the dock is the staging area for the small boat ramp at the park (lots of wakes from fishing boats, wave runners, ski boats, pontoon boats, etc). Oh, by the way, it is FREE including electricy.

new dock, 2009-10-19
Captain: , placida,fl (330)

Good dock and the night we stayed there we saw none of the debris others experienced. Enjoyed the German restaurant in town,Bruni's' Just don't use the elevator to the walking bridge, it is used as a toilet and is foul.

Only Port in a storm., 2009-09-25
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

IT's a nice dock, and free , but located on the outside of a river bend. No water, only limited supplies. Gas staion and Napa. fast food and bars, some resturants. As it happens, on a trawler, you will stop here on you way to Nashville
This is the trashiest river I have ever seen.
If you tie on the upstream of the dock, you will get less deris,'
Fender you boat as far as you can from the dock to allow the debris to pass instead of collecting between your boat and the dock.

Free Dock with power in Clarksville, 2009-09-24
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, Fl (6909)

This is a new 280 ' floating concrete dock with three power stations one at each end and one in the middle. The upstream station has a 30amp inaddition to the 50. The other two each have one 50 amp outlet. The dock is located on the RDB which is an outside bend in the river just below the Memphis Line RR Bridge. This is the debris course flowing down river so you should fender the boat off the dock if possible to avoid being a catch for a possible prodigious amount of floatsom...limbs, logs, and the usual urban debris from upstream. Being on the outside apex of a deep water bend in this river makes the location hazardous if a downbound barge gets loose or the tow miss-judges the turn. I would recommend against this dockage during periods of high flow e.g. floods etc. because of the debris and barge exposure except as a last resort.

New Dock , 2008-06-08
Captain: , Absarokee Mt (1228)

Face dock along LDB, downstream of old bridge, in park area. Free, call for reservations but no one answered. Good sturdy dock, 50 amp in "bolsters" on inboard side of dock in three places. Open to public, wakes can be bad. No wifi. Good walking park. On a weekday this could be good and beats trying to find an anchorage.

McGregor Park, 2008-02-07
Captain: , Plantation Yacht Harbor, Islamorada, Fla. Keys (4686)

new courtsey dock in downtown Clarksville; no services, but walking distance to local restaurants and stores

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