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Most Recent Old Hickory Lake Camping Reviews
Unexpected Riverside Parking Lot

This definitely doesn't seem like an ideal campsite. There was a dispersed site along the road before you get to the water, and then its basically a parking lot, with a small patch of grass and a firepit by a loading dock into the river.

We arrived just after sunset and were the only ones. A nice mist hung on the water, and a swarm of bats began to make their way over us out to hunt for the night. It didn't seem like a great place to set up a tent, so we slept in our van. Two smaller cars ended up pulling up after dark, parked maybe 20-30 ft from us, and neither of them set up tents either, everyone staying in their cars.


This is a great out of the way campground. Room to spread out and enjoy nature. Better have a dish network or something like that, because there is no tv, cell, or wifi service in this park.

Bailey’s Point has ample camping, with great views.

Bath houses are clean and well maintained. Each camping loop has one bath house. You can see the lake from 99% of the camping spots. Attendants are courteous and helpful. As a family of 7 we would stay there again and again!

Nice campground

Kind of small but well maintained.


Well kept grounds, helpful hosts and clean facilities make this mostly shady campground a winner. Book early and score a waterfront site if your fortunate.

Great location

Great location, easy drive to Nashville. Most sites have lake view. Water,electric, and level sites. We where able to put two tents per site for our KFWC Meetup. Verizon 3-4 bars LTE

Best Campground Ever

By far the nicest campground we have ever stayed at. Water and electric sites and very spacious. Lakeside sites. Blacktop pad sites and level where your rig sits. Tables, fire rings, cooking grills, and limestone site. Well maintained. Very clean. Nice beach. Hosts all very pleasant and attentive. Doesn't get much better than this. 3rd year here and will be back.


Excellent campground right on the water. There's a swimming area for campers separate from the day use area. Many sites have their own water access. The tent only sites are at the back of the campground and are along the water. You have to take steps down from the parking lot to get to your campsite. The bathouse was clean. Great location close to Cummins Falls, Burgess and others.


We were in primitive site I and it was a perfect spot to camp on a hot day. The sun never touched our tent. They offer kayak rentals and they are good sturdy ones at a reasonable rate. There is no swimming but we enjoyed fishing. They have A honey locus tree on one of the trails which was cool. I had never seen one. They are pet friendly and pets are allowed leashes on all the hiking trails. The animals are not scared of humans or dogs. We had squirrels, birds, deer and turkey join us at our camp site.

Site 122 is NOT GOOD...

A pop up camper/truck bed tent/physical tents all good… NONONONONO NO TO AN RV OVER 20ft, backing up to get camper in, near jackknife to get a 28’ in the driveway, causing damage to my husband’s brand new ram as a small tree jumped out and hit him, we barely got our camper I.

there’s lack of outside space, beware of poison mushrooms that grow in abundance they want to eat,

It’s a 20 mile drive to the nearest cell signal, we did manage 4 digital channels but that was it.