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Places to Camp near Carthage, TN

Are you in need of a campground near Carthage, TN? There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Carthage, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Carthage, TN (120)

    Camper-submitted photo from Edgar Evins State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Edgar Evins State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Edgar Evins State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Edgar Evins State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Edgar Evins State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Edgar Evins State Park Campground

    1.

    Edgar Evins State Park Campground

    56 Reviews
    214 Photos
    239 Saves
    Lancaster, Tennessee

    This recreation area is part of Center Hill Lake

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground

    2.

    Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    136 Photos
    188 Saves
    Lebanon, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground

    3.

    Defeated Creek Campground

    28 Reviews
    85 Photos
    138 Saves
    Carthage, Tennessee

    Overview

    Defeated Creek Park Campground sits along the banks of Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just seven miles from Carthage, Tennessee. The lake was named after Cordell Hull, a politician that was born in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Hull is best known for being the longest running secretary of state in American history, serving for 11 years. Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

    Recreation

    The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and boasts 381 miles of shoreline, offering countless recreational activities for visitors. Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing and jet skiing are popular activities on the water, and boat ramps and a marina provide easy lake access. Miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead within the campground. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

    Facilities

    The campground offers 155 sites for tents and RVs, all with electric hookups. Two large group day-use shelters are also available on a first come first serve basis or for reservation in the day use area, both shelters have water and electric hookups. A boat ramp, playground, beach, and tennis and volleyball courts are all provided, making the area perfect for families or larger parties. A marina is located adjacent to the campground.

    Natural Features

    Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills covered in a mix of shady maple, hickory, oak, beech and chestnut trees. Summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, quail, squirrels, rabbits and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen throughout the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic town of Granville, Tennessee, is 25 miles from the campground. Visitors enjoy celebrating the town's Heritage Day annually in May. Events include the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor shows and Civil War living history presentations.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground

    4.

    Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground

    33 Reviews
    74 Photos
    179 Saves
    Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    Bledsoe Creek has 58 paved campsites with fire rings, grills, and picnic tables. All have water hookups.

    Forty-four of these campsites have 50/30/20-amp service, are level, and can accommodate rigs over 20 feet long. Fourteen campsites have 30/20-amp service, vary from level to slight incline, and are appropriate for rigs less than 20 feet long. A dump station and laundromat are available year-round. Two bathhouses with heat and air conditioning provide hot showers. Tents can be set up in the grass or on paved parking pads unless otherwise indicated. Firewood and ice are sold onsite. Sites 4, 18, and 43 have additional improvements making them compliant with the American Disabilities Act.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island State Park Campground

    5.

    Rock Island State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    265 Photos
    335 Saves
    Rock Island, Tennessee

    This recreation area is part of Center Hill Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake

    6.

    Floating Mill - Center Hill Lake

    19 Reviews
    28 Photos
    11 Saves
    Silver Point, Tennessee

    Overview

    Floating Mill Park is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim. The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where visitors come to enjoy boating, fishing and water sports. The 415 miles of forested shoreline provide excellent hiking, hunting and camping opportunities.

    Recreation

    Boating, waterskiing, canoeing and fishing are popular activities on the water. Anglers will find bream, walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and white bass. Below the dam, the Caney Fork River is one of the most productive trout fisheries in the state. Nine miles of hiking trails meander around the lake. The Lost Springs Trail loops for two miles above the campground and Hurricane Marina.

    Facilities

    Boating, waterskiing, canoeing and fishing are popular activities on the water. Anglers will find bream, walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and white bass. Below the dam, the Caney Fork River is one of the most productive trout fisheries in the state. Nine miles of hiking trails meander around the lake. The Lost Springs Trail loops for two miles above the campground and Hurricane Marina.

    Natural Features

    Center Hill Lake is surrounded by lush mixed hardwood forests in the hilly Highland Rim region. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrels and rabbits roam the wooded hills around the lake. Floating Mill Park is surrounded by the lake on three sides, providing sweeping waterfront views.

    Nearby Attractions

    Edgar Evins State Park, about 25 minutes from Floating Mill, sits on the shores of the lake. An observation tower at the Visitor Center offers a spectacular view of Center Hill Lake and the surrounding hillsides. Burgess Falls State Park is a 35-minute drive from the campground. Here, the Falling Water River drops approximately 250 feet, creating numerous breathtaking waterfalls. Hiking trails and overlooks help visitors enjoy the scenery. The large Native Butterfly Garden is a popular attraction within the park.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground

    7.

    COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground

    13 Reviews
    19 Photos
    30 Saves
    Granville, Tennessee

    Overview

    Salt Lick Creek Campground is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just 10 miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Families and friends enjoy coming to the lake for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, and relaxing in the outdoors.Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

    Recreation

    The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and has 381 miles of shoreline, offering recreational activities for just about any type of visitor. Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing, and jet skiing are popular activities on the water. Many miles of hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead in nearby Defeated Creek Park. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

    Facilities

    The campground offers 150 family sites and one large, group shelter, all with electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities, and a dump station. Also within the site is a boat ramp, playground and visitor center.

    Natural Features

    Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills wooded with a mixture of shady maple, hickory, oak, beech and chestnut trees. Summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail, squirrels, rabbits, and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen throughout the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic town of Granville, TN is a 45-minute drive from the campground. Visitors enjoy celebrating the town's Heritage Day in May. Events include the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor shows, and Confederate Civil War living history presentations.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville East-Lebanon  KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville East-Lebanon  KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville East-Lebanon  KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville East-Lebanon  KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville East-Lebanon  KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville East-Lebanon  KOA

    9.

    Nashville East-Lebanon KOA

    15 Reviews
    12 Photos
    39 Saves
    Lebanon, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek (TN)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek (TN)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek (TN)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek (TN)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek (TN)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek (TN)

    10.

    Cedar Creek (TN)

    21 Reviews
    37 Photos
    190 Saves
    Mount Juliet, Tennessee

    Overview

    Cedar Creek Campground on Old Hickory Lake in north-central Tennessee, offers 60 campsites and limitless options for activities like boating, hiking, fishing and relaxing on the swim beach. A picnic shelter located in the day use area may also be reserved on weekdays throughout the summer. The lake is named after the 7th U.S. President, Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee-native who earned the nickname "Old Hickory," because of his tough, aggressive personality.

    Recreation

    Sailing, swimming and fishing are popular activities for visitors interested in water sports, while birders and wildlife viewers will delight in the abundance of migratory songbirds, waterfowl and white-tailed deer. Wild turkeys and rabbits also frequent the area.

    Facilities

    Modern amenities such as laundry facilities and hot showers are available for a more comfortable camping experience. Sites also come with water and electric hookups for added convenience. Families will enjoy the playground, and visitors looking to entertain will find the group picnic shelter, which accommodates up to 50 guests, to be an excellent gathering spot. Parking, however, is not guaranteed.

    Natural Features

    Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir, primarily fed by the waters of the Cumberland River. The lake is surrounded by shady wooded areas and grassy flatlands, and offers an impressive 440 miles of scenic shoreline.

    Nearby Attractions

    Cedar Creek is just beyond the Nashville metropolitan area. Head to the "Music City" to tour the Country Music Hall of Fame or explore former President, Andrew Jackson's early 19th century home, "The Hermitage," a National Historic Landmark. Also located just minutes from the park is the Shutes Branch Mountain Bike Trail.

    Charges & Cancellations

    * Once your reservation has been created, there will be a $10.00 fee to cancel and a $10.00 fee to change your site or dates. * Cancellations made the day before, or up to the day after your arrival date will also be charged the first nights use fee. * No-Shows are charged a $20.00 fee plus the first nights use fee. * If your reservation is for 1 night, and you have been charged the first nights use fee, there is no $10.00 service fee.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

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