The campground is basic. If you’re looking for a quiet weekend close to Nashville this is your place. However, it’s pretty basic. It’s well maintained but also dated.
Myself and a group of friends all went camping here for my husband's birthday.
The campsite had enough trees for 3 of us to hammock camp and the trees provided plenty of shade, which is nice!! We also we're able to fit 2 tents in our site as well with plenty of space left for activities :) The site was near the Duck River so we were able to see it from our campsite and you could hear it, too!
This park has some good hiking trails that are not that hard. Easy enough to take your kids on if you have any.
We spent only two nights there. During this time there was lots of activities for the whole family. We did not get to experience all of them. The ones we did were professionally managed. The children loved the different playgrounds and the pool was well cared for. The only bad thing about it all was the spiders. There was serveral types around the camping area.
There were eight of us that utilized several of the primitive campsites on an overnight bikepacking trip. Everything was nice. The camp staff was friendly and helpful. The shower facilities worked well. I would recommend primitive site 5 as the best location but the other four we used worked well.
Wide river and short trails
Henry Horton State Park has that back country lived in feel. Probably has something to do with the multitude of kinfolk wandering about:)
South of Nashville, Tn 31A runs right through the middle of the actual park.
Duck River runs through the park and is a main focus of the entertainment with rental places picking up tubers from on the road into the tent area. (Yes, I received several dirty looks for driving on the road toward the tent area.) I parked in the restroom area as the road was completely blocked with children, inner tubes and adults.
The tent area had BIG sites that would easily fit several tents and trees for hammocks. There are 10 sites. The river was at the rear of the tent area as well as a trail Adeline Wilhoite River trail that followed the river. There are also primitive campsites available if your backpacking through located near the observation deck on the Adeline Wilhoite River trail loop.
The bathhouse is newer and well kept. There is a playground in the middle of the campground area, in front of the visitors office. ( pretty awesome looking sandpit)
The RV area is adjacent through the woods it has 56 sites. The sites looked adequate, but from what I saw they were close together. There may have been more space further in.
There is an Inn and cabins available also on the other side of the park/river.
We enjoyed the trails , just gotta say BUG SPRAY :) Keep your eyes open for critters and there are bikers using several of the trails.Wilhoite Mill Trail is one of the features of the park, which leads to a historic mill.
So pack your banjo and yak and git on out to Henry Horton State Park for a good ole time !