The campground is decent although a bit plain in the winter when the trees are bare. But right across the street is Cummins Falls State Park. This park is an amazing find and will blow your mind with the single best swimming hole in the US.
So we were unlucky with one campground due to space and knew we wanted to go to Cummins falls so we stumbled upon this while waiting for space. Very unique…it is literally right across the street from the state park entrance. Limited sites but offered primitive and RV spaces so it is perfect. Sites were plenty big but not many trees so your neighbors are gonna talk to you. You can’t be unneighborly here as it’s meant to be a community. General store was closed but it does look to have it all from ice, firewood, candy and ice cream. Can’t wait to come back to here!
The sites are nice and mostly level which is a bonus for the big rvs and there are some in the back that sit up against the forest so you have a bigger player ground. They did have a little area for a stage and playground for the kiddos so that makes it happy for everyone. Does have a locked gate so not everyone can get in which is nice as well.
If you are considering this site, just go book it now! Our absolute favorite camp site! We visited this paradise for my fiancé’s best friends wedding. They got married at the base of Cummins Falls just across the street. The park rangers and general store staff were the nicest people to work with while arranging their big day. We had two tent sites ($20 a night) and the brides parents had a cabin ($79 a night). The restrooms/showers were immaculate. Showers are set to a timer for lights and have a small area for your things. Bathrooms are also opened by a door code which you get when you purchase a site. They have a playground, and even ice cream in the general store! Camp sites are roomy, with a table and fire pit. We had spots 26&27 and couldn’t have been happier! The parents cabin was adorable and spacious, with a nice grill and fire pit out front. They even had chairs and lights. This location is beautiful and just a short drive from town. Definitely make time while staying here to hike Cummins Falls, it’s worth every second. If we could give this site twenty stars we would! Will definitely be returning!
We camped here in September and this campsite is one of the nicest and friendliest sites we've camped at. The General Store was wonderful!
Very nice. Quiet and clean. Smaller than it looks on the campground map but really friendly people. Bath house is top notch!! Very clean with separate, personal shower rooms with keypad entry.
Campground was easy to get around, well taken care of and the restrooms/showers were immaculate. They have a small playground for kids, and Cummins Falls right across the street which had all of the trails closed off other than the look out unfortunately for us. Not much to do other than that. Wifi was spotty. I liked that the campsites were spaced out and not on top of each other. The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating.
We have made this our yearly campground we go already once. This place is great they have everything campsite are big, bathroom and showers are together located in the middle of the grounds. The staff is amazing! It is family owned and they are probably the nicest people you will meet. The general store is key great sandwiches, wonderful ice cream, it also has all of the basics. They have plenty of souvenirs. It is a great place to go and relax. It is located right across from Cummins falls which is perfect for the hike. If you want to do the hike which I highly encourage it. We hike down everytime so far and love it. Pro tip if you want to go on the hike go early almost right when the park opens. There are les people which makes the hike more enjoyable. We can’t wait to go back and I hope to see you down there!
Just getting in from a fun weekend at Old Mill Camp in Cookeville, TN. Old Mill is a private campground directly across the street from the entrance to Cummins Falls State Park (the park is a day Park only and has no camping on site). Wide open sites with plenty of well established trees to provide shade. New, modern bathhouse. Hiking to the falls is adventurous requiring two creek crossings (that can be up to knee deep or more depending on where you cross) and some bouldering, but once you get to the falls it’s amazing. The area is right on the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail so lots of impressive wineries nearby. There is also 4 breweries (a fifth opens the end of Oct 2018) in the area. Oh, and you have to visit Ralph’s Donut Shop in downtown Cookeville! We’d really like to go back in warmer weather to take advantage of the many swimming holes on the hike to the falls and be able to play in the falls.
When coming to Cummins Falls you want to be able to enjoy the day fully, especially when traveling from far away. If you arrive early and are wanting to fully hike down to the waters it is a must to arrive early and by the time you finish enjoying activities driving is not something that sounds appealing. This camp is perfect for allowing you to do just that. Just off property from the falls this is the closest place you can stay and it pays off big dividends!!
Where there is no sign of wifi, this place has your back. Where there is no store in site, again this place is reasonable and well equipped. But this isn't just a place to stay it is a place where you can also have additional activities including Kayaking and horseback riding.
But perhaps my favorite thing about this site is they ALWAYS allow walk-up camping for primitive tent camping and can accommodate a lot of campers. For me as a tent camper with no hook ups it was $20, had I have wanted electrical those sites are $35. Both sites come pretty standard and similar in way of picnic tables, fire rings and parking which is really nice.
I was there midweek and there were a lot of other campers but it didn't seem loud and I really liked that there was an area which said campers only so people just coming out to the falls weren't roaming around camp.
Check out other things to do in the area, it is a really neat area with tons of things to do within driving distance. This is a great place to hub.
Enjoy the Falls but be mindful of the hours, it is not a 24/7 site and does close if you arrive late in the day you will not be able to go all the way down the trail to the water itself.
Check their website because they are in the process of upgrading their facility even further and will soon be offering cabins as well :)
Just a short walk to the falls. Will be back if cooler weather!