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Poole Knobs

20 Reviews


US Army Corps of Engineers

J Percy Priest Lake


Poole Knobs Campground is a lakeside oasis in the green hills of Tennessee, providing campers with countless recreational activities on the lake and in the surrounding woods and grasslands.


The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose from, including fishing, hunting, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Fishing opportunities abound at J. Percy Priest Lake, with a wide variety of species available, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, striped bass, Cherokee bass, and white bass. Other species such as catfish, bluegill, bream and trout provide excellent opportunities for younger anglers.


Poole Knobs Campground offers 87 shady and spacious campsites, along with one larger group camping site. The campground features drinking water, a dump station, flush toilets and hot showers, creating a comfortable camping experience. A boat ramp is provided, allowing guests to take advantage of the vast, sparkling lake. The group campsite can accommodate up to 40 campers, making it an ideal spot for family parties.

Natural Features

J. Percy Priest Dam and Lake was one of the first Corps of Engineers lakes to have recreation as part of its mission. The dam, completed in 1968, impounds 42 miles, with 14,200 surface acres of water. In soothing contrast to the sparkling waters of the lake are the adjacent 19,087 acres of grasslands and woodlands. A highlight of the region, the Cedar Glades Natural Area, is home to countless wildlife and plant species, including the Tennessee coneflower.

Nearby Attractions

J. Percy Priest Lake is conveniently located about ten miles east of downtown Nashville, offering visitors countless cultural activities in addition to the conveniences of a metro area.

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  • Drive-In
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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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

Site Types

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


For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

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

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20 Reviews

Katie T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2022

Nicest campground in middle Tennessee!

If you are lucky enough to snag a water spot it has hookups and views. I could come here annually it’s gorgeous and nicely shaded by the trees.

Month of VisitAugust
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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2022

Beautiful. Amazing.

We did a quick overnight at site 32 on our way to Pigeon Forge. Wish we would have stayed here for the 5 days we spent in Pigeon Forge. Beautiful campsite, right on the water, with walk-in access. Site had water and electric, but did not have sewage. Because we only stayed for a night, we had to use facilities on site (didn't want to dump tanks). Aside from being up a HUGE HUGE step-incline hill, facilities were clean.

Month of VisitJuly
Alissa B.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Pretty campground, cheap, but that’s about it

Pros: The campground is in a beautiful area of the woods. Decent neighborhood right by it. Right on the lake, and about half of the campsites are pretty private compared to other campgrounds I’ve been to. Decent prices.

Cons: The showers were dirty. The staff was pretty rude right off the bat and not friendly at all when there was some miscommunication. Not helpful at all either, they literally wouldn’t help out with anything we needed. Some of the pull through sites aren’t true pull throughs, so just be careful of that when booking. It gets really awkward because it’s actually a double site. You can’t run a generator past 10pm, even if you have a super quiet one, in the camper/RV non-electric sites. Also not a dealbreaker, but the planes fly low overhead and are really loud throughout the day/night. All in all I wouldn’t come back. It’s a shame because the wooded area it’s in is beautiful, just our experience was not.

Month of VisitAugust


Poole Knobs is located in Tennessee

Detail location of campground


From downtown Nashville, TN, take I-40 east to I-24 east. After 15 miles take exit 66B and turn right onto Sam Ridley Parkway. Turn right onto Highway 41 north, and after about 1.5 miles turn right onto Fergus Road. Make another right onto Jones Mill Road and follow the signs to the campground after 4 miles.


Lavergne, TN 37086


36.0508333 N
86.5102778 W

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