the dyrt
Wendy J.
Old Hickory , TN
Joined August 2018
Fabulous place to kick off the AT

This campground is great for a range of campers who enjoy hiking or just looking at a beautiful waterfall. We planned a night here before starting a section hike on the AT. The short hike up from the welcome center let us know we were perfectly unprepared with backpacks over 40lbs.The next day the grounds keeper let us stow extra weight from our packs in the storage area so we didn’t have to hike back down to our cars.

The bathrooms were nice enough and warm in November. Also the area had plenty of firewood to forage if you didn’t bring your own. Unfortunately it had rained the previous day so we should have bought a starter log and firewood at the welcome center.

We were only there 1 night, but I could see spending a few days and enjoying the area. Very accommodating to tents or campers.

Great Even in the Rain

We stayed at a campsite by the lake. What I didn’t realize until we got there is that the site is on a wooden platform because the shoreline is a little steep. We had brought a canoe and so it was A bit awkward trying to get down to the lake toting a canoe directly from our campsite. Although, we made it work, and had a great time.

We fit our truck, 2 tents for 2, and a mini kitchen set up with table and benches comfortably. The running water was fantastic!

That evening a storm came and I was so thankful for the platform because the rainwater ran off between the wooden slats, no mud!!

Bathrooms were ok, and had hot water showers.

Lovely Spot by the Lake

I’ve camped here several times and always try to get a spot on or across from the lake. The bathrooms are nice and camp sites are set up to be quite spacious/private with good tree coverage for even summer camping. Love that it’s so close to Nashville and even close enough to make a morning coffee run if you forget to pack yours.

Something for Everyone

This is a great campground and has something for everyone to enjoy. Even if camping isn’t your thing, they have well appointed cabins. We went horseback riding and had a great experience celebrating a birthday weekend.