Shana D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2019

Confusing Campground, Awesome Rangers!

We ended up camping here after another campground didn't work out. We arrived without reservation and didn't know much about the park, so we needed a little help from the rangers when we were choosing a spot. The campground seems to have been renovated in the last few years. The sites are all mixed together. You have a handful of RV sites with 50 amp, a couple of 30 amp sites and then lots of tent sites that have 20 amp or no power at all. The problem for us was that the leaves have fallen, so we couldn't even see where the parking pads were and all of the different sites were mixed together. I think it would be easier to sort it out via the website that has info listed for each site. 

Ranger Tyson informed us that they were doing a night hike to the Fort and they would be serving Gumbo for dinner around the campfire at the Fort. Sign me up! It was one of the fee based activities, but for $5 per person, it was totally worth it! Tyson and Matt were awesome and the evening hike was surprisingly very cool!

As for the park itself, they don't have a huge "tourist attraction" like some parks, so it was very peaceful and not overcrowded. They work hard to offer great ranger lead programs. You can tell right away that the staff really does care about this park. 

The bathhouse was newer and clean. Each bathroom was private in that you had your own suite style bathroom with toilet, sink & shower. The only drawback is that the bath house building (2) only had (1) mens suite and (1) womens suite each. I could see a line forming during warmer months, especially if there were lots of tent campers.

The park had a really nice day use area with a new playground, pavilion area and picnic tables. There is also a basketball goal/court area near the day use area. The visitors center/museum was a bunker style building built into the side of the hill. Great exhibit and lots of info on the battle and fort at Fort Pillow. There is also a small fishing lake with a boat ramp and pier.

  • Entrance
  • Handicap site 6
  • Handicap site 6
  • Walk in Site 4
  • Suite style restroom
  • Visitors Center/Museum
  • Evening hike to the Fort with the Rangers
  • Rangers fed us gumbo on the evening hike to the Fort
  • Site 10
  • Site 17
  • Tent site w/no power
  • Site 23
  • Site 30
  • Site 32
  • Fishing lake
  • Along the trail
  • Part of the Red & Yellow Trail
  • Basketball court
  • Day use area
  • Nice playground in the day use area
  • Parking at Visitors Center
  • inside museum/visitors center
  • behind visitors center
  • inside museum/visitors center
  • Campground bathouse
  • Walk in site 4. River in the background.
Site6 (Handicap spot that they allowed us to stay on since it was unoccupied)

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