Campgrounds near Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campgrounds near Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee was the setting for Stone's River, one of the Civil War's most important battles. Today's city is endowed with the excellent Stone's River Battlefield Park, but it's outdoor attractions do not end there. The countryside is still one of rolling hills and cedar forests, and the surrounding area is dotted with campgrounds where outdoors enthusiasts can hike, bike and fish.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park

This 8,100-acre forest and park is about 20 miles north of Murfreesboro. The campground has 30 sites for tent campers, serviced by a shower house, camp store, dump station and coin laundry. Each site has its own picnic table and barbecue grill. The park has eight miles of hiking trails, and the cedar forest is home to numerous deer, foxes and wild turkeys. The park also has an outdoor swimming pool, playground, softball field, and courts for horseshoes, volleyball and tennis.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
328 Cedar Forest Road
Lebanon ,TN 37090
(615) 443-2769

Edgar Evans State Park

Set on the shores of the Highland Rim's Center Hill Lake, Edgar Evins State Park is roughly 30 miles to the northeast of Murfreesboro. The campground consists of 60 concrete and wood platform sites on the slopes overlooking the lake. Tents that need pegs must use large nails instead, and this step is recommended by the park. The campground is serviced by three shower houses and one dump station. The campground also has a picnic area with barbecue grills and fire rings. The larger park has a coin laundry, marina with boat ramps, lakeshore swimming area and 11 miles of hiking trails.

Edgar Evins State Park
1630 Edgar Evins State Park Road
Silver Point , TN 38582
(931) 858-244

Poole Knobs Campground

This campground is set less than 15 miles northwest of Murfreesboro on the shores of the J. Percy Priest Reservoir. The campground has a lane of camping sites that have no hook-ups, but are for both RVs and tent campers, as well as a small area reserved for tents alone. The campground is serviced by a single shower house, but there are bathrooms distributed in convenient locations throughout the area. There is also a boat ramp and dump station. Poole Knobs is adjacent to a Wildlife Management Area, so deer, skunks and raccoons frequently enter the campground.

Poole Knobs Campground
493 Jones Mill Road
Lavergne TN 37086
(615) 459-6948

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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