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Best Tent Sites Near Alvaton, KY (14)

    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Houchin Ferry Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Narrows Boat Ramp
    Camper-submitted photo from Narrows Boat Ramp
    Camper-submitted photo from Narrows Boat Ramp
    Camper-submitted photo from Narrows Boat Ramp
    Camper-submitted photo from Narrows Boat Ramp
    Camper-submitted photo from Narrows Boat Ramp
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    23 Saves
    Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

    The park offers thirteen designated backcountry campsites that are accessible only by hiking or horseback.

    Backcounty sites are primitive, with only a fire ring and horse hitching posts available.

    All sites except McCoy Hollow have a nearby water source, but campers should boil and treat water before drinking, or plan to carry in drinking water.

    Campsites are limited to one party up to eight people in size. Pickup a Backcountry map at the Mammoth Cave Campground information kiosk, or the Visitor Information desk. Permit Required - $10 per trip. Reservations through Recreation.gov.

    Overnight camping is permitted along floodplains and on islands along the Green and Nolin Rivers. Camping in these areas is only accessible by boat.

    When camping on floodplains, campers must camp at least ½ mile away from Green River Ferry, Houchin Ferry and Dennison Ferry Day Use Area.

    Know where you are. Riverside camping on private lands outside the park may not be permitted.

    Sudden rainstorms can cause rapid flooding along riverways and river levels and currents fluctuate dramatically, particularly during winter months. Always check the river level and weather forecast before launching or camping along the rivers. Pickup a Backcountry map at the Mammoth Cave Campground information kiosk, or the Visitor Information desk. Permit Required - $10 per trip. Permits available online, up to a week in advance. Permits are subject to cancelation due to river levels. River levels must remain below 20 feet.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain top retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain top retreat

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    Mountain top retreat

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    2 Photos
    4 Saves
    Cave City, Kentucky
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Market

    $150 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Avondale
    Camper-submitted photo from Avondale
    Camper-submitted photo from Avondale
    Camper-submitted photo from Avondale
    Camper-submitted photo from Avondale
    Camper-submitted photo from Avondale

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    Avondale

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    35 Photos
    50 Saves
    Hendersonville, Tennessee

    Overview

    Avondale is a wonderful destination for people looking to launch a boat or have a picnic. Visitors can bring their family and friends for water sports and plenty of sunshine. The boat launch area at Avondale is open year-round. Here, boaters can find quick access to the main channel of Old Hickory Lake. The picnic shelter can accomodate up to 50 people and is reservable on weekdays. ____

    Recreation

    Avondale is an ideal launching point for boat fishing. Bank fishing is also popular. Black bass, crappie, and paddlefish can be found in the area. Water skiing, sailing, wakeboarding, and swimming are also big attractions at Old Hickory Lake.

    Facilities

    The group picnic shelter accommodates up to 50 people and approximately 30 vehicles.Flush toilets (seasonal) and a boat ramp are available for use.

    Natural Features

    Located in Middle Tennessee, Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir created by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam on the Cumberland River. The lake is named after former president Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee-native nicknamed "Old Hickory" for his tough and aggressive personality.

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    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (615) 822-4846.

    Nearby Attractions

    Cages Bend Campground, with 42 water & electric sites, is just a short drive away from Avondale Access. At Cages Bend Boat Ramp, you can utilize both the launching ramp and fishing pier free of charge. Other nearby recreation areas include Rockland in Hendersonville and Bledsoe Creek State Park in Gallatin.____ Nearby Nashville attractions include sites such as the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Visitors can also tour President Andrew Jackson's early 19th century home, the Hermitage, a National Histric Landmark.__

    • Electric Hookups
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table

    $50 / night

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    Camp Nashville Highland Rim

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    29 Saves
    Goodlettsville, Tennessee

    Secluded hilltop primitive camping nestled among the hardwoods near Nashville.

    Amenities: community water hydrant, fire pit, vault toilet, tent shower (cold & hot water).

    Supply your own tent, hammock, vehicle, and camping gear. No electricity.

    Choose your favorite available camping space upon arrival.

    Base price includes two adults (18 or older) per reservation. Under 18 no cost with adult reservation.

    Contact host for special requests, and tips for local amenities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group

    $32 - $45 / night

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      Laguardo

      2 Reviews
      4 Saves
      Mount Juliet, Tennessee

      Overview

      Not far from Nashville, Laguardo is a great day-trip destination for kids and families. It offers a playground, boat ramp, and sandy beach to keep both the kids and adults entertained. Visitors looking for a little more action will find this area is also ideal for bank fishing.

      Recreation

      Laguardo is a popular spot for picnicking, swimming, bank fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and other water sports with a convenient boat ramp located within the facility.

      Facilities

      The group picnic shelter holds up to 50 guests and parking may be available for up to 50 vehicles. A restroom facility, family friendly playground, swimming area with sandy beach, and picnic tables located throughout the park are also available.

      Natural Features

      Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir created by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam on the Cumberland River. The lake is surrounded by wooded areas and grassy flatlands in addition to 440 miles of scenic shoreline.

      Nearby Attractions

      Just across the Old Hickory Lake to the North, hikers and cyclist can enjoy the trails at Lock 4 Park. Mountain bikers may also try the Shutes Branch Mountain Biking Trail. In Hendersonville, located at the dam, Archers and bow hunters can sharpen their skills using the Old Hickory Lake Archery Range and trail.

      • Pets
      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Drinking Water
      • Toilets

      $85 - $120 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Nat Caldwell Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Nat Caldwell Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Nat Caldwell Park

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      Nat Caldwell Park

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      3 Photos
      7 Saves
      Gallatin, Tennessee

      Overview

      Nat Caldwell Park is located right off of US-31E/Nashville Pike. This park is an ideal place for a day of picnicking and other outdoor activities.

      Recreation

      Nat Caldwell is smaller and not as busy as some of the other parks in the area making it a great place to relax and enjoy your day. It offers a reserveable group picnic shelter, grill, open grassy areas, and shoreline for fishing. It also serves as a great place to launch kayaks and canoes from the shoreline due to the fact is is in the headwaters of Station Camp Creek on Old Hickory Lake. If you need to launch a larger boat, Station Camp Creek is located straight across Nashville Pike just off of Douglas Bend Road.

      Facilities

      The group picnic shelter holds up to 50 guests with parking available for approximately 25 vehicles.

      Natural Features

      Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir created by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam on the Cumberland River. The lake is named after former president Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee-native nicknamed "Old Hickory" for his tough and aggressive personality. The lake features 440 miles of scenic shoreline, surrounded by wooded flatlands and plenty of access points.

      Nearby Attractions

      Hikers may be interested in the nearby Lock 4 Park. It offers hiking trails as well as mountain bike trails.

      Charges & Cancellations

      If a customer cancels a group day use facility (shelter) reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date, they will forfeit the total day use fee with no service fee charge.

      • Electric Hookups
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Picnic Table

      $50 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Holleman's Bend Camping Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Holleman's Bend Camping Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Holleman's Bend Camping Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Holleman's Bend Camping Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Holleman's Bend Camping Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Holleman's Bend Camping Area
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        River Floodplain Campsites

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        Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

        Camping on the river floodpain by Backcountry Use Permit.

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