Salt Lick Campground is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just 10 miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains.
Families and friends enjoy coming to the lake for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, and relaxing in the outdoors.Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.
The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and has 381 miles of shoreline, offering recreational activities for just about any type of visitor.
Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing, and jet skiing are popular activities on the water.
Many miles of hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead in nearby Defeated Creek Park. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.
The campground offers 150 family sites and one large, group shelter, all with electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities, and a dump station. Also within the site is a boat ramp, playground and visitor center.
Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills wooded with a mixture of shady maple, hickory, oak, beech and chestnut trees. Summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s.
Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail, squirrels, rabbits, and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen throughout the area.
The historic town of Granville, TN is a 45-minute drive from the campground. Visitors enjoy celebrating the town's Heritage Day in May. Events include the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor shows, and Confederate Civil War living history presentations.
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We stopped for one night at Salt Lick Creek, passing through on our way to Colorado. Our site was right on the creek and very near the beach. We went for an evening swim and we had a picturesque view of the sun setting over the mountains. This campground is situated perfectly alongside the creek in the mountains of Tennessee. The creek sites have less privacy. If you prefer wooded secluded sites, this campground offer those as well.
This is a great out of the way campground. Room to spread out and enjoy nature. Better have a dish network or something like that, because there is no tv, cell, or wifi service in this park.
This is one of those spots you can really get away at. It's a long drive in, too the point your not sure your on the right road, lol. The phone service is spotty at best, which i love but the seclusion and views are great. It's really a hidden gem thats all by itself. Great wildlife viewing, great fishing and all around a great campground. The bathhouses are a little spread out but that's because your pretty spread out. One of my favorite places.