Susan & Kevin W.

Pro

Franklin, TN

Joined August 2020

Parents, grandparents, golf professional, interior designer, weekend warriors, living our happily ever after🤍

Nice

Not the best place we’ve stayed…not the worst either. Pros: staff and owners are awesome, grounds are clean and well-maintained. Sites are fine (gravel, level, full hookups, spacious, fire ring/firewood on request, picnic table). Cons: road noise from highway is constant (video attached) and location (a tow vehicle is a must).

Five stars aren’t enough

Our five day stay is not long enough!This place is fabulous in every way. It’s huge, but feels very homey because of the layout and beautifully lush landscaping. The sites are incredible. Spacious, level, immaculate and private. The location is perfect…accessible to everything. We rode our bikes to the beach, the marina, restaurants, Starbucks, Publix, shops, etc. The community is gated, the staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. We are already looking at dates to come back for a longer stay. It is on the expensive side, but worth every penny.

Amenities out the wazoo

Gorgeous. Great layout. Tons of amenities. Slam dunk for a family with kids. Very much a “resort.” Pool, basketball courts, restaurant, gym, spa, market, gorgeous lake, etc. Five stars in that regard.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our only disappointment was the individual sites. We would rate them 3.5-4 stars max. They are level with full hookups, but very narrow and not much space for hanging out. Not very well landscaped or manicured like one would expect given the price and the overall beautiful aesthetic of the property. Our site was full of ants/ant piles, and sitting outside without being bitten was impossible.

Perfectly adequate

Definitely an RV park, not resort. No frills and packed tighter than sardines, but easy and convenient for a one night stay on the way to somewhere else. The RV park equivalent to a Red Roof Inn. Donna in the office is delightful. Rates are decent.

Nashville’s best-kept secret

I’m hesitant to write this review because this is our new close-to-home GO-TO camping spot and we don’t want it to get booked up. 😆 It is new, quiet, and extremely well-priced. Our lakeside spot was $60 per night. Our other lake resort stays in this area have been at least double that! There is a gated entrance, which I like. The staff here is unbelievably welcoming and friendly. The crew is constantly working on cleaning, landscaping and maintenance. This morning they were raking the beach sand because it rained yesterday. There are plenty of pet waste stations and attractive (seriously)trash bins spaced throughout the park. The sites are concrete, level and roomy with full hookups (great water pressure!), new picnic tables and fire rings. There is not one bad location on the lakeside sites. Our personal faves are 69 thru 81…odds/lakefront. There is a swimming beach (see pic) as well as several relaxing spots, a playground, a bark park and a dog washing station (see pic!). There is a bath house, laundry (with 4 brand-new LG front loading washers), a gym (with a universal, an elliptical and a treadmill) and a small store. See pics! Bathhouse is spotless. It is attached to the marina (but the marina is situated on the far end)and they rent kayaks, paddle boards, and golf carts. There are three docks with kayak and jet ski slips. The view of Percy Priest is incredible and serene. I seriously can not recommend this place highly enough. ***They are going to be adding tiny houses, cabins and aqua houses (think Bali, but closer😉).

All shiny and new

Small, new rv resort on Tim’s Ford lake in Winchester, TN. Very clean. Very well-maintained. There is a cute trading post that carries convenience items and has restrooms. All sites are pull-in with full (50 amp) hook-ups on the left side. Sites are large, newly paved and are equipped with very new, clean picnic tables. No fire rings…but there are 10 communal ones near the water and wood is provided at no cost. Views are incredible. Perfectly positioned for amazing sunsets. Golf cart rentals available. *We experienced issues with the power upon arrival but the general manager came right away and had the problem resolved quickly. Very responsive and professional!

Fave🙌🏻

Let me start by saying that we are BIG fans of TN COE parks. They are inexpensive, clean and generally very pretty. This one was no exception. Exceeded our expectations in every way. The sites are large, varied and very private in a lot of areas. That said, we started at site 18, which looked great on paper. And it was adequate but situated on an inlet with mucky water. We took a walk and found an empty site (45) with breathtaking views. We asked to switch and they were happy to oblige. It was worth unhooking and re-hooking. We went from a sewer hook up to non sewer and it was STILL worth it. See pics. Another bonus was the immaculate beach/swimming area which our dogs loved. Only downside was the non-existent WIFI and no satellite. Not a huge deal to us. We read and had uninterrupted conversations! Nice to unplug now and then!

Percy Priest perfection

By far the nicest place we’ve stayed, amenity-wise. Our site backed up to an amazing view of the lake and the marina. Very clean, well-maintained and well-run. The only downsides are 1)it’s a little pricey and 2) sites are close together…typical rv resort spacing, but they are staggered so it’s fine. Very close to home for us, so that’s a bonus. *second stay here…avoid site 16. It’s a great location in theory, but your view is largely obstructed by site 15 which is angled the opposite direction (see pic). *we preferred staying on the marina-side. It was shadier and more private.

Rustic charm

Very friendly, family-owned rv resort. Camp hosts were delightful and Michael came to greet us personally. He took us through the precious tiny houses that they rent. We swam and waded in the (very clean) river and watched kids jumping off of the rock ledge. No frills, but very clean. Downside is there are not many sites near the water. They do have big plans for expansion!

Tip💡: follow the directions on their website!

Our favorite yet

Of all of our stays so far (RV resorts, state parks, private campground)…Defeated Creek is our hands-down favorite. **Edited to say…salt lick has it beat in our opinion. It was beautiful, clean and peaceful. Our beautifully shaded site backed up to Cordell Hull Lake, and we had front row seating to the most exquisite sunsets. People were very friendly and the general consensus was that defeated creek is everyone’s favorite campground. And we have our eye 👁 on site #71 for next time! Primo spot! We had site #47 and it was massive…plenty of room for everything even our cornhole set. Book way ahead…it books up fast.

Tip💡: follow WAZE directions rather than RV Trip Wizard!!! Trip wizard took us a bass ackward way through winding narrow back roads only to end up on the highway we were originally on!👎🏻

Nice and quiet

This is our first experience at a state park, so we really don’t have anything to compare it to. It’s clean and quiet, with wooded sites that are spaced out so it feels very private. The hosts and rangers are friendly and helpful. To get to waterfalls, it’s quite a hike. A tow vehicle or bikes would be ideal to get around because the park is expansive. We did the Bluff trail which was nice and easy. The moonshine trail was very easy.

Tip!!! If you are coming from Nashville area, you are MUCH better coming in on 70 S through Murfreesboro than the way Rv trip wizard will route you! We learned the hard way.😐