I've grown up going to Montgomery Bell State Park and have been camping there for 23 years. The campground has water and electric hookups, space for RVs, and bathrooms with showers.
The campground is adjacent to a creek and a baseball diamond. In addition to these features, the park offers a lake for boating as well as a roped off swimming area and man-made beach. Next to the lake is the park lodge which includes a restaurant, meeting rooms, and a swimming pool. The lake also has a picnic pavilion with restrooms.
The park was built on an historic home site so there is an old chapel (which still has services) and an old log home as well as a small family cemetery. There are also a number of hiking trails, a suspension bridge, and very nice, modern cabins available to rent.
The downs: spaces are tight, location is in between a railroad and a highway, there is little shade & most spots are all gravel
BUT the people are amazing and make up for it in every way. Staff assists in parking and anything you need. We made great friends with our neighbors who were just as helpful and generous. Live music every night, breakfast and dinner available daily. Really is a great spot. Noise didn’t bother us at all from the trains, but we are from the city.
Bottom line, good value had a great time, would definitely stay again.
Clean and well kept campground. Sites are decent size but not very secluded. Bathrooms, including showers were clean. Draw to this campground would certainly be the state park. My wife ran a tri-athalon on a Sat so we stayed Fri and Sat. Great places to hike, bike and fish!
The park is amazing! The campground is ok, the spaces are good sized with plenty of space between, If tent camping, I would try to get one along the wooded sides, you’ll have more privacy that way. We stayed on site 99, across from a small creek, but right in the middle of the campground. The bathrooms are just ok, there’s no changing room in the shower stalls, so be prepared.
This is an RV park, located right outside Clarksville, TN. on I-24, about half way between Nashville and Land Between the Lakes. The grounds were clean and the sites were level. Most of the people there appeared to be permanent, or semi-permanent.
The shower and bathroom was clean. They provide free internet, there is a small store with firewood and other basics. Also a pool and playground. They are a Good Sam Park, so if you are a member you get a discount.
My sister and I were on a cross country road trip and made a stop here! It was exactly what we needed after being on the road! The restrooms were very clean, workers were friendly and helpful! Campsites were clean, the laundry room was a plus, and the WiFi was appreciated!
Amazing gem nestled off I-24. This campground offers almost all pull through sites, with a few being 100 feet long. Nice pool area with a community fire pit, and cool playground. Laundry room is big enough to live in and there’s a small store where you check in. Landscape immaculate and staff beyond friendly. Only a few issues. I you’re back around site 51 you get interstate traffic all the time and if you’re near site 9 it’s the running of the metal recycling center across the street. Also, the sign telling what to do after hours is placed where you can’t see it when it’s dark.
Beautiful park. Lots of hiking trails. Lakes, fishing, golf course, villas, conference center with nice restaurant that has both buffet and menu items. Biking is doable in the campground area and over to the chapel. Biking to the lake, I don't recommend. Road has a lot of large hills and no bike lane on narrow road. Bathhouses very nice and clean. Most campsites gravel, spacious and level. Sites 71 and others nearby steep uphill grade. Firepit and table. Variety of primitive, electric w/ water and some FHU. Lots of trees. Small camp store with wood.
We frequent this campground because it is close to home. Mostly suitable for RV camping with a few tent sites. All campsites have a fire ring, grill, and a trash can. 1/2 of the sites are direct waterfront, but the other half is close enough to benefit from the cool breezes of the Cumberland River. Fun to watch the river barges go by and fish. One boat ramp directly in the campground. A sandy beach area in the area, but there is no way I would go in that nasty river! The mature trees offer shaded canopy, but high enough your camper will more than likely not get snagged. There are pecans and walnut trees so be sure to wash your canopy when you get home to prevent stains. They do allow dogs, which is not a plus for me. People are allowing their dogs to become a barking nuisance. Large sandy children's playground. Adequate bathhouse. Extra parking for boats and jet skis. Well lit at night. The hosts are there but not overly friendly or intrusive. The county sheriff drives through twice a day. Corp of Engineer area so supposedly no drinking but most people do with no problem. Deer, Blue Herons, and Squirrels are abundant. Book at recreation.gov. Books fast in the fall.
great place to camp both RV and primitive!
One great thing about this place is that there is a river nearby. This river/creek was super busy, probably because it was a hot weekend. The campground was definitely full, and was "closed" because all campsites were taken. Thankfully we reserved our spot ahead of time. This place was full of activities- everyone doing something! The one downside I would say about this campground was how close each spot was to each other. Kind of felt like we were sharing a spot with our neighbors. The people next to us were super friendly, and quite which was nice. It was definitely loud most of the early evening with people by their camp fires. The rangers/people working here are super nice and friendly. They gave us great recommendations on where to hike. The hiking was great, and we saw some amazing views. Bathrooms were a little dirty- not sure when the last time they were cleaned, but definitely wasn't when we were there. There was also people that you could tell have been staying there for quite some time, not just a weekend trip. They were super friendly, and helpful. Overall, loved our stay here and would probably come back again. If their campsites were bigger we would definitely be back! Its like a small community here!
This is a nice campground if you want to be able to access downtown Nashville but still want to camp. There is a shuttle to and from and Uber and Lyft are available also. It is well maintained with clean, hot showers and some outdoor space with games and hammocks. There is a large pool also. The people are friendly and helpful.
Located at Land Between the Lakes at the south end. This campground has about 18 sites. You can can camp near the water or back in the woods. The sites have concrete picnic tables, fire rings and gravel for parking and to set up your site. As m motioned, no electricity or running water. Nearest water point is about five miles away at the South welcome center. Vault toilet (one seat). Sites are close but not crowded. There is a small no wake lake next to the site and lake Barkley is 50 yards away. There is also a boat ramp into Lake Barkley a quarter mile away. This is a great site for relaxing and fishing.
There are sites on the water, but you have to reserve them early. You can see the lake on most of the sites. It is well kept and very safe. This campground fills up fast so you need to reserve your site fast. It has a boat ramp if you bring your boat, jet ski,etc. It also has a beach where you can swim. We have camped in this campground many times and never had any trouble.
This park is great for family activity, and has nearly 20 miles of trails. All trails are marked very well and the park provides maps in the information office. It wasn’t too crowded when we went, but we did go early on a weekday.
Picnic tables, trash cans and grills are available at campsites. There are over 100 campsites available with a variety of electric, water, and sewer accommodations. They do get picky on how many people/tents are at each site so keep this in mind and review their rules on the website.
Stopped just for the night as we passed through. Easy access to interstate. Pull through sites were long enough for our truck & camper so we didn’t have to unhitch for one night. Sites were not all jammed together. Bathrooms were clean. Grounds were well maintained. Staff was friendly.
Looks like it would be really good for multiple night stay as well.
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 amazing thing we did was hiking. We spent our early mornings hiking the trails nearby. We did have to drive 10-20miles to get to the different trailheads, but it was definitely worth it. The views were spectacular (see pictures attached.). It was a little chilly in the mornings, but that may have just been the spring time early morning chills. The campground has a picnic shelter area where you can go if you have a big group. These picnic tables were in a great location, and when we went they seemed to be pretty open. I bet once summer comes, these picnic tables are prime spots. There is also a boat ramp on site, just FYI. If you like easy trails, there is the 1 mile long loop called "Old Hickory Lake Nature Trail." This take you around the lake, and was a great well maintained trail. There is also a mountain biking trail called "Shutes Branch" that looked like a ton of fun! Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. The best part about this place was that there was so much to do. I feel like there was something for EVERYONE! Hiking, biking, water activities, trail walking and more. Not sure what more you could ask for!
our family loves this park! we go there often. one of our favorites in Tennessee!
My family and I came here in the summer and enjoyed the warm weather, great hikes and family time. This campground was really nice, clean, and loved that it was easy to find and in a great location. The campsites had a table and a small fire ring that we used for making delicious s’mores. We spent hours in the evening around the campfire enjoying each other and making lots of s’mores. During the morning and day we ventured outside of the campground and did some hiking. There are some awesome hikes that have the best views! The only downside I would say about the campground was that we were only able to find 1 bathroom and it was a little walk away from our campsite. My mom hated this because she has to get up in the middle of the night and use the restroom, and didn’t want to walk alone at night. Also there was no water available in the campground so definitely bring your own! Overall, we enjoyed our time here and would definitely come back. There is also a lake about 30mins away that we went to one of the mornings. It was beautiful and a great little getaway.
this is a new jelly stone. needs some updating to the facilities as far as things to do for the family to compete with the koa down the street.