US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Registration Process

Open House Tours

Barkley LockDue to heavy construction at the Barkley Powerhouse, there will not be any Open House Tours or field trips this year.  However, Barkley lock will remain open to the public from 9:00am to 5:00pm starting Memorial Day and ending on Labor Day.  If you would like to schedule a corporate, school, or family field trip to Barkley Lock outside of this time-frame, please call our office and check for availability of Park Rangers to give you a tour.  Thank you for your patience as this construction project continues.

Tour Rules & Details

  • We ask all guests to arrive at Lake Barkley’s Natural Resource Management Visitor Center at least 15 minutes prior to the tour time for check in.
  • All facilities and shuttle are ADA accessible.
  • Only visitors with approval and confirmation will be permitted on the tour. No substitutions or additions are allowed.
  • All participants over 16 years of age must provide photo identification upon arrival for the tour.
  • Visitors may not carry packages, backpacks, or other containers during the tour.
  • Photographs and video recording of the interior of the Powerhouse are strictly prohibited.

  • No high-heel, open heel shoes, including clogs and Crocs or bare feet will be allowed on the tour. Tennis shoes are recommended.

  • All children ages 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult during the tour. Any increase in threat conditions can result in an approved tour being cancelled with little notice. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Privacy Act

Information is solicited in accordance with Title 10, US Code Section 552 and is used to provide information necessary in preparation for a scheduled tour of the facility and to verify positive identification of visitor. Solicited information is voluntary; however, failure to provide information may result in denied visitor access. The information provided to the Corps will not be retained digitally or by hard copy after the scheduled tour date.