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Avondale

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About This Campground

US Army Corps of Engineers

Old Hickory Lake

Overview

Avondale is a wonderful destination for recreationists looking a little boating on their day trip. Here, visitors can bring their family and friends for water sports and plenty of sunshine.

The picnic area is on the shores of Old Hickory Lake, just a short drive from Nashville,…

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Reservable
  • Electric Hookups

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups

Reviews

3 Reviews of Avondale

Ratings Breakdown

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Isabella H.
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2018

Beautiful place to stay

Avondale campground was a great place to stay, if you love water sports and activities. There is a beautiful lake nearby that is great for all water activities. Old Hickory Lake is gorgeous, and our family had a blast spending the days here. We did some kayaking, boating and fishing. Another…

  • Trail walk
  • Hiking!
  • Cool little pond on the hike
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Month of VisitMay
Melani T.
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2018

Beautiful in early fall

My family and I came here for a family reunion in September 2016. The changing leaves were absolutely beautiful. The hiking was amazing here, and with the fall colors changing, it made it even better. We really enjoyed staying at the campground. Here are a few things we really liked:

  1. Big…
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Month of VisitOctober
Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2017

Fun on the lake

Avondale is one of many excellent places on Old Hickory Lake to fish, boat and picnic. Off Nashville Pike, drive slow on the one lane road in, traffic coming out too.

Kato found a trail while we were walking that leads to several good but trashy fishing spots.

There were several boat trailers…

  • Several picnic spots
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  • Blue Heron
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Month of VisitJuly

Location

Avondale is located in Tennessee

Directions

N of Nashville on I-65, exit at Vietnam Veterans Blvd E and follow ituntil it rejoins Gallatin Road (Highway 31E), turn right onto Shute Lanefrom Gallatin Road, turn right again onto Avondale Access Road. Followsigns into recreation area.

Coordinates

36.32305571 N
86.54138828 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Avondale is a wonderful destination for recreationists looking a little boating on their day trip. Here, visitors can bring their family and friends for water sports and plenty of sunshine.

The picnic area is on the shores of Old Hickory Lake, just a short drive from Nashville, Tennessee. The lake is named after Andrew Jackson, the 7th U.S. President and Tennessee native with the nickname "Old Hickory."

Natural Features:

Old Hickory Lake is a reservoir in north-central Tennessee created by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam. The lake receives its primary inflow from the Cumberland River and spans 22,500 acres surrounded by wooded areas and grassy flatlands.

Recreation:

Avondale is an ideal launching point for boat fishing. Bank fishing is also popular, with black bass, crappie and paddlefish in the area. Water skiing, sailing and swimming are also big attractions.

Facilities:

The group picnic shelter accommodates up to 50 people and 45 vehicles.Flush toilets and a boat ramp are available for use.

Nearby Attractions:

Hikers can take on the Old Hickory Lake Nature Trail, a 1.1 mile trail with three scenic loops. Mountain bikers of all skill levels can enjoy the Shutes Branch Mountain Biking Trail.

The town of Hendersonville is very close and offers various historic districts to explore.

Connection Details

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  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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