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Defeated Creek Campground

24 Reviews

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Please note Site 51 and Site 52 share a pull thru driveway space. If Site 52 is occupied before Site 51 the entry method for Site 51 is impacted. Each campsite is rented seperately. 

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About This Campground

US Army Corps of Engineers

Defeated Creek Park Campground sits along the banks of Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just seven miles from Carthage, Tennessee. The lake was named after Cordell Hull, a politician that was born in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Hull is best known for being the…

Fee Info

Only licensed vehicles are permitted.

Each campsite is provided for two pre-paid vehicle entry. Additional vehicles, or visitors to campers are charged $3 fee per vehicle

$3.00 fee per vehicle after the first two initial hangtags are distributed with the campsite reservation

Reservation Info

Firewood Alert: When picnicking at this recreation area, purchase your firewood from a vendor who sells certified heat-treated firewood. Don't bring firewood from home. To help prevent the spread of the Emerald ash borer and other forest pests, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is prohibiting…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


24 Reviews of Defeated Creek Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 15
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 25, 2022

Great COE

Stayed here for a week for a fishing vacation. Good fishing, quiet, beautiful sunsets and herds of deer. The spots are flat, some cement, some gravel, depends on where it is. There’s a day use area attached to the campground with a nice walking path. The campground is easy to navigate. About the…

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Month of VisitJune
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2022

Beautiful spacious spaces

We love this campground. If you are lucky enough to get one of the lake front spots the views are amazing. Some spots have full hook ups.

  • Sunset
  • View from site 61
Month of VisitMay
Steve V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2021

Hidden Gem

This was our first time visiting and we found this to be a hidden gem that we’re not sure how it took so long to find. 150 sites with a good potion of them being waterfront and the majority of the others having water views. Multiple bathhouses throughout the park that we found to be clean and…

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Month of VisitDecember


Defeated Creek Campground is located in Tennessee


From Carthage, Tennessee, take SR-25 west for 4 miles. Turn north on SR-80, then east on SR-85. Follow signs to campground.


36.29972083 N
85.90889 W

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