Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Nathan Bedford Forrest
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 45 ft.
Nathan Bedford Forrest is located in Tennessee
36.0912 N
-87.986 W
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7 Reviews of Nathan Bedford Forrest
Well kept

The tent sites were well kept. They are gravel pads with a grill and fire ring. They are right on the water with easy access to put in a kayak. And close to a boat ramp if bringing a boat. It’s shaded. The bath house is a bit of a walk and they have restrooms only, no showers.

One of my Favorites!

Love camping at Happy Hollow! It's small but great people and feel very safe!

Truly Unfortunate Name

Would love for the park to be renamed, because it’s beauty far exceeds its namesake. The lakefront sites are really cool and the facilities are pretty decent! Bit of a steep hill to access some of the sites. And some are built on wooden decks.

Beautiful lakeside view

We enjoyed our visit and the wonderful view, but if we return, we will get a site further from the boat access ramp. There are 2 ramps, but everyone wants to use the one right in the middle of the site at zero dark thirty.

standard state park campground, fine place to camp

We arrived late at this campsite and left early, so I didn't get a chance to see much of the state park (although the hiking trails looked good), but the campsite itself and amenities were great. We were going to camp at site 9, but ended up camped at Site 14, which was on a loop trail, so a little farther from the toilets/ shower block but with more privacy. The campsite had a picnic table and fire ring, and a paved spot to park the car on.

There are also cabins available to rent in one section of the campground, but we chose to just put up our tent. Everything was clean, lots of spots and a mix of RVs and cars- it's definitely a good campground if you are exploring around the area or need a good place to camp while traveling somewhere else.

Note: Site 9 is close to the toilet block and the light was shining into the site late, so we switched to site 14. Site 14 is slightly sloped, so be aware if you are putting up a tent there.

Short visit

Lovely little campground, but beautiful & serene. Lots of great trails to hike. A good place for a Civil War history buff.

First to Review
Great park with a not so great name...

Despite the name, this park pleasantly surprised me. There are 3 different campgrounds and 2 of them are primitive, so there is something for everyone. There are also some backcountry sites along the NBF 10 and 20 mile trails. Some of the rustic camping sites are right along the Kentucky Lake. There are also a few trails (both short and long) and are nice with views of the lake.