Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park Campground

Camden, Tennessee

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The site of a Civil War engagement, the highest point in West Tennessee, attractive campsites right on Kentucky Lake... Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park is a land of superlatives. Anglers and boaters love the proximity of Kentucky Lake to Lakefront Campground: you can almost fish from your tent at some of the sites. There is no designated swimming area, but a whole lake lies before you. However, before you hit the water, consider heading up to Pilot Knob. Catch the view from the point that settlers used as a beacon for many a year. There is an interpretive center up here, too, that focuses on the life and times of those who used to live on the Tennessee River.
Best Tent Camping: Tennessee

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Best Tent Camping: Tennessee

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

The site of a Civil War engagement, the highest point in West Tennessee, attractive campsites right on Kentucky Lake... Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park is a land of superlatives.

Anglers and boaters love the proximity of Kentucky Lake to Lakefront Campground: you can almost fish from your tent at some of the sites. There is no designated swimming area, but a whole lake lies before you. However, before you hit the water, consider heading up to Pilot Knob. Catch the view from the point that settlers used as a beacon for many a year. There is an interpretive center up here, too, that focuses on the life and times of those who used to live on the Tennessee River.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Camden
Campsites: 50
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Boat Launch/Ramp, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hiking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 731-584-6356 tnstateparks.com
Fees per Night: $11-$16
Facilities: Flush toilets, water spigots;  Happy Hollow also has hot showers
Driving Directions: Directions to Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park Campground

Recent Trail Reviews

10/13/2008
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A good place to take a small group of young campers that have little or no experience camping. The 5 mile trail takes around 3hr if you keep moving. It is a beautiful hike, I would like to have gone on the 19 mile. The primitive camp sites are level gravel pads about 30 feet from the river and each has a small grill (F.Y.I. I found fire wood to be scarce. You are allowed to gather wood off the ground, but there was little to be found). There is a restroom with lights about 400 feet from the camp sites with a water spout at the half way point.


9/1/2004
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