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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Great layout for RVs. Nice bathrooms, mini cul-de-sacs and right on the water. Secret gem, books fast.
Its right by the lake and it's very clean people are nice I would suggest you try camping here
love this place!
Great campground , many sites on the water. spectacular sunsets. bathrooms were cleaned daily, camp personnel were very helpful and kind. NICE BEACH AREA TO SWIM. Cedar Creek Marina is within walking distance and they rent boats . The restaurant is awesome with live entertainment most nights during the summer. Only 10 minutes to major shopping areas.
$5 per vehicle, nice place to go downtown the day to relax and swim
Compared to other COE campgrounds we have been to the sites here are a little small. we are in Site #4, satellite cones in perfect. we have a 41’ Class A with a toad. Getting to the park after turning off main road, it’s a 2 lanes of winding road with shoulders almost all 4 miles, 35 mile speed limit. The bathrooms are dated and lots of bugs. we showered everyday so not horrible but fastest shower we taken in a long time. If you can get one of the lake front sites they are huge and a beautiful view. Except for the park it’s hard to ride bikes outside of the park because no shoulders on the road. There is a nice beach and playground for the kids however on the weekends it’s crowded. Shopping close, nice marina with boat and kayak rentals not a half mile away, there is s nice bar/restaurant with live bands on the weekend, casual with happy hour and inexpensive food prices. It has indoor outdoor seating.
We are currently staying at Cedar Creek. It's a nice campground with about 60 sites. There are not as many waterfront sites compared to most Corps of Engineer Parks. There are some other inside sites with views, but the majority do not have them.
I would give the campground 5 stars but the day use area kind of ruined it for us on the weekends. The crowd has been loud and rowdy and left the day use area a mess. They also overflowed into the campground, walking in and using the campground showers and restrooms when they had their own.
I walked around on Monday with my dogs and found everything from condoms to dirty diapers. If the Corps can get a handle on the day use area, this little gem would be perfect.
This is one of my favorite campsites. On Old Hickory Lake. Accomodates both tents and RV’s. Most sites have a lovely view of the lake if not directly along the shore. Swimming beach, playground, and marina both within walking distance. National Park pass offers significant discount to seniors.