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About Shellmound - Nickajack Dam Reservation
Operator
Tennessee Valley Authority
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Water Hookups
Location
Shellmound - Nickajack Dam Reservation is located in Tennessee
Latitude
35.008 N
Longitude
-85.609 W
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5 Reviews of Shellmound - Nickajack Dam Reservation
Good but could be better

Only one shower per bathroom so be ready to shower at odd times if you stay in a tent. Make sure you call the morning of to make sure there is a spot open before driving down. They don’t do reservations, which I really wish they did. But they will put a cone in your site if you call that morning. They have a swimming area that you can walk to which is nice.

Ok camping If you like is a little ruff

Lost of camping great fish around play groung for the kids

Used to be a go to spot.

Camped there every summer for several years.

close to river

campground is on the river and great for motor boaters. its on tva property so rules are strick.

First to Review
Nothing to see here.....

I24 goes right through Jasper, Tn and crosses an epically picturesque section of Nickajack Lake. Nickajack dam is within a few minutes of the I24 Jasper exit and Shellmound Campground is located adjacent.

Shellmound is "privately" managed and can not be reserved through RecGov.

The RV section is crowded with no privacy, but maintained and clean. There is a playground area at the front and it is separated from the day use area.

The primitive campground is located behind the RV Campground and seperated by trees from the RV's. There are a few spots within the trees to camp and a "parking" area. The rest of the primitive area is in a large field with an awesome view of the lake, pick a spot. So depending on when you arrive and how crowded the area is you may not get a tree or next to the lake:) there are picnic tables and fire rings. I didn't inquire as to their maximum capacity.

The day use area is very nice, manicured with a swimming area, dock and boat ramp. The water was surprisingly clear and COLD!

I noticed a sign for Little Cedar Mountain Trail on the way out, but did not have the opportunity to check it out. Maybe next time.