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    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

    1.

    Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground

    33 Reviews
    74 Photos
    181 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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park

    132 Reviews
    390 Photos
    343 Saves
    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Overview

    Mammoth Cave Campground puts campers in a prime spot to explore the depths and overland treasures of Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is an underground passageway containing more than 400 miles of naturally sculpted limestone and sandstone. It is the longest recorded cave system in the world. The grand-scale chambers and long, winding passageways were the inspiration behind the park's name. The campground doubles as an entry point to 14 miles of hiking and biking trails. It's also a five minute walk to the visitor center, where cave tours begin.

    Recreation

    A must-do activity in the park is exploring Mammoth Cave. Walking tours of the caverns leave from the visitor center daily. There are also miles of bike trails and hiking trails within the park.

    Facilities

    A must-do activity in the park is exploring Mammoth Cave. Walking tours of the caverns leave from the visitor center daily. There are also miles of bike trails and hiking trails within the park.

    Natural Features

    The campground is tucked inside Mammoth Cave National Park, which boasts scenic valleys along the Green River. The river is within walking distance of the camp, and the hilly Kentucky countryside expands beyond the valley. Deer and turkeys commonly stroll around the campground, so visitors are likely to see them grazing in the early morning and at dusk.

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearly 30 miles of the Green and Nolin rivers offer canoeing and boating through the park. Commercial outfitters outside the park rent canoes, kayaks and safety equipment.Most trails north of the Green River are open for horseback riding. Commercial liveries outside the park rent horses and some may provide organized excursions.

    Charges & Cancellations

    For rules and reservation policies please follow the link below: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies

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

    $50 / night

    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

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    Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    136 Photos
    192 Saves
    Lebanon, Tennessee

    Welcome to Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground, nestled near Lebanon, TN. This spot is a favorite for many, thanks to its proximity to Nashville and the serene, wooded environment. The campground is open year-round, making it a great destination no matter the season.

    One of the standout features here is the large, paved pads that make setting up your camper a breeze. If you're traveling with a big rig, you'll appreciate the spacious sites and the ongoing improvements to accommodate larger vehicles. The park is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    For those who enjoy a bit of hiking, the trails here are easy and flat, perfect for a leisurely stroll through the woods. The park also boasts several playgrounds and bike-friendly roads, making it a hit with families. If you're into exploring, don't miss the caves—just remember that some require permits.

    Amenities include clean bathhouses with hot showers, electric and water hookups, and a convenient store where you can grab essentials like firewood and ice. The staff here are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, adding to the overall pleasant experience.

    While the campground is generally peaceful, be aware that there might be some construction noise during weekdays. However, weekends are typically quiet and perfect for relaxation. The Wi-Fi can be spotty, so it's best not to rely on it for anything crucial. Verizon users will find good service, while AT&T is fair.

    Whether you're tent camping, RVing, or looking for a cabin or yurt experience, Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground offers a variety of accommodations to suit your needs. Enjoy your stay and make the most of the beautiful surroundings!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville KOA

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    Nashville KOA

    35 Reviews
    39 Photos
    205 Saves
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Come experience the finest in Southern Outdoor Hospitality at Nashville KOA Resort. Whether you are staying at KOA campgrounds in Tennessee for the day or all week, we are here to help you create an unforgettable getaway in exciting Music City, USA. Located less than 3 miles from the Grand Ole Opry, we are the perfect destination for exploring all the wonderful shows, shopping, and dining Nashville is known for. We even offer a concierge for site-seeing tours and tickets to local events.

    The campground offers RV sites for every type of RV from Big Rig Friendly Pull Through Sites that boast KOA Patios® to back-in water and electric sites. No RV? No problem. Stay in one of our Deluxe Cabins (complete with linens, towels, kitchen supplies) , reserve a rustic cabin or pitch a tent in our large grassy tent area.

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    • 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)

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    Cedar Creek (TN)

    21 Reviews
    37 Photos
    191 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

    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.

    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.

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

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point

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    Baileys Point

    34 Reviews
    107 Photos
    131 Saves
    Lucas, Kentucky

    Overview

    Bailey's Point campground is the largest of the Army Corps of Engineers' campgrounds on Barren River Lake. This campground offers several waterfront campsites with scenic views of the lake. Though the campground is one of the largest, you won't know it. There is room to roam, five camping loops with diverse scenery, and private coves for swimming or mooring your boat. You are sure to find a site that's your escape to nature and relaxation. View a virtual tour of Barren River Lake.

    Recreation

    Baileys Point has a boat ramp for access to prime fishing, water skiing and boating. Several islands in proximity to the campground are great for a quick picnic getaway by boat. Birding is also a popular activity with a variety of species including kestrels, indigo buntings, bald eagles and at night you can hear the calls of barred owls. Hikers can explore the C.E. Rager Nature Trail and the Robert Foster Hiking Trail. Robert Foster Hiking Trail gives you the opportunity to see the diversity of trees Kentucky has to offer and the C.E. Rager Nature trail is a nice short stroll along the shoreline of the lake. Great for poking around and possibly seeing the resident white squirrel of Baileys Point!

    Facilities

    Baileys Point has a boat ramp for access to prime fishing, water skiing and boating. Several islands in proximity to the campground are great for a quick picnic getaway by boat. Birding is also a popular activity with a variety of species including kestrels, indigo buntings, bald eagles and at night you can hear the calls of barred owls. Hikers can explore the C.E. Rager Nature Trail and the Robert Foster Hiking Trail. Robert Foster Hiking Trail gives you the opportunity to see the diversity of trees Kentucky has to offer and the C.E. Rager Nature trail is a nice short stroll along the shoreline of the lake. Great for poking around and possibly seeing the resident white squirrel of Baileys Point!

    Natural Features

    The 10,000-acre lake is hugged by wooded hillsides in south-central Kentucky. With scenic views from almost every campsite, it's sure to make for a memorable camping experience.

    Nearby Attractions

    Across the lake from Baileys Point is the Barren River Lake State Resort Park, host of the Glasgow Highland Games. Other ramps and marinas close by are Port Oliver, Peninsula, and The Narrows. Not far away are other attractions such as the National Corvette Museum, Kentucky Down Under, Diamond Caverns, and many other day trips within reach. Visitors can explore Mammoth Cave National Park, an hour north of the campground.

    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 sites 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.

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

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bowling Green KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowling Green KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowling Green KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowling Green KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowling Green KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowling Green KOA

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    Bowling Green KOA

    17 Reviews
    54 Photos
    36 Saves
    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    Welcome to Bowling Green KOA, a campground that offers a mix of convenience and comfort. This spot is perfect for those who appreciate having amenities close at hand while enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you're in a tent, RV, cabin, or looking for a glamping experience, this place has got you covered.

    One of the standout features here is the pet-friendly environment, complete with a dog park where your furry friends can run off-leash. The campground also boasts a camp store stocked with essentials, so you won't have to venture far for supplies. For those who need to stay connected, there are electric hookups available, making it easy to keep your devices charged.

    Located near Bowling Green, KY, this campground is just a short drive from stores and restaurants, adding an extra layer of convenience. If you're planning a visit to Mammoth Cave, it's only about 30 minutes away, making Bowling Green KOA a great base camp for your adventures.

    Visitors have noted the cleanliness of the campground and the friendly staff. The sites are spacious, accommodating everything from small campers to big rigs. Some campers have mentioned that the proximity to the interstate can make it a bit noisy, but the overall experience remains positive.

    The campground is undergoing some updates, including a new pool, which promises to add even more fun to your stay. With activities for all ages and a focus on family-friendly fun, Bowling Green KOA is a solid choice for your next camping trip.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Ole RV Resort & Market
    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Ole RV Resort & Market
    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Ole RV Resort & Market
    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Ole RV Resort & Market
    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Ole RV Resort & Market
    Camper-submitted photo from Grand Ole RV Resort & Market

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    Grand Ole RV Resort & Market

    14 Reviews
    19 Photos
    72 Saves
    Goodlettsville, Tennessee

    Welcoming Families to the Nashville Area Since 2013 Nestled on 13 acres in historic Goodlettsville, TN, the Grand Ole RV Resort and Market is a family-owned and operated campground and resort. Since our grand opening on July 4, 2013, we have welcomed families to the Nashville area and provided them with a camping experience worth remembering. Whether you are here for a week or passing through the Music City for a day, we offer year-round camping, affordable accommodations, a full range of amenities, and a beautiful southern setting for you to enjoy.

    Our area has a little something for everyone in your family. If you enjoy the outdoors, there are many nearby hiking trails and the Nashville Greenway is close by or spend the day fishing at Old Hickory Lake or the Cumberland River. We are located only 12 miles from Nashville and all it has to offer.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points

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    Seven Points

    22 Reviews
    53 Photos
    276 Saves
    Mount Juliet, Tennessee

    Overview

    Seven Points Campground is a lakeside oasis in the green hills of Tennessee, providing visitors with countless recreational activities on the lake and the surrounding miles of woods and grasslands.

    Recreation

    The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose from, including fishing, hunting, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Fishing opportunities abound at J. Percy Priest Lake, with a wide variety of species available, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, striped bass, Cherokee bass, and white bass. Other species such as catfish, bluegill, bream and trout provide excellent opportunities for younger anglers. The Three Hickories Nature Trail is located in nearby Cook Recreation Area and features a 1.6 miles of nature trail through the wooded area.

    Facilities

    The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose from, including fishing, hunting, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Fishing opportunities abound at J. Percy Priest Lake, with a wide variety of species available, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, striped bass, Cherokee bass, and white bass. Other species such as catfish, bluegill, bream and trout provide excellent opportunities for younger anglers. The Three Hickories Nature Trail is located in nearby Cook Recreation Area and features a 1.6 miles of nature trail through the wooded area.

    Natural Features

    J. Percy Priest Dam and Lake was one of the first Corps of Engineers lakes to have recreation as part of its justification. The dam, completed in 1968, impounds 42 miles, with 14,200 surface acres of water. In soothing contrast to the sparkling waters of the lake are the adjacent 19,087 acres of grasslands and woodlands. A highlight of the region, Couchville Cedar Glade Natural Area, is home to wildlife and rare plant species, including the Tennessee coneflower.

    Nearby Attractions

    J. Percy Priest Lake is conveniently located about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville, offering visitors countless cultural activities in addition to the conveniences of a metro area.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville North
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville North
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville North
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville North
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville North
    Camper-submitted photo from Nashville North

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    Nashville North

    13 Reviews
    42 Photos
    33 Saves
    Goodlettsville, Tennessee

    Nashville North RV Resort is a camping oasis just 18 miles north of Downtown Nashville. Whether you’re passing through on your way south for the winter/north for the summer, or planning a trip to Music City, Nashville North RV Resort is the perfect campground for you. Open year-round and conveniently located just off Interstate 65 and Highway 31, you'll have an “easy in, easy out” camping experience, with long pull-thru sites and a well-stocked general store for all your travel needs. For additional convenience and comfort, you'll have access to a pet walk area, outdoor concert pavilion, swimming pool, shuffleboard courts, children's playground, and more! Book your spot today.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
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