Edgar Evins State Park Campground

Silver Point, Tennessee

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This park is set on the shores of Center Hill Lake, where innumerable steep, folded hills offer outstanding scenery. There is very little flat land, and this forced campground designers to construct some very unusual campsites, which ended up being the most unusual, by far, of those in the book you are reading. When glancing at the accompanying campground map, you will see that Edgar Evins State Park’s campground looks like a mere series of loops. What the map does not show is the extremely steep terrain from which large, level, wooden camping platforms supported by concrete and metal poles extend from the sloping terrain. So, you literally pitch your tent on a level platform notwithstanding that the ground recedes below you. The picnic tables are on the platform, but the upright grill and fire rings are on the land, by the platform. No smart camper would want to have his or her fire ring or grill on a wooden platform! This platform setup literally has campers hanging out in the trees. Low wooden fences border the platforms to keep you from falling off them. The experience is akin to camping on a deck looking out on the land below.

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"This park is set on the shores of Center Hill Lake, where innumerable steep, folded hills offer outstanding scenery. There is very little flat land, and this forced campground designers to construct some very unusual campsites, which ended up being the most unusual, by far, of those in the book you are reading. When glancing at the accompanying campground map, you will see that Edgar Evins State Park’s campground looks like a mere series of loops.

What the map does not show is the extremely steep terrain from which large, level, wooden camping platforms supported by concrete and metal poles extend from the sloping terrain. So, you literally pitch your tent on a level platform notwithstanding that the ground recedes below you. The picnic tables are on the platform, but the upright grill and fire rings are on the land, by the platform. No smart camper would want to have his or her fire ring or grill on a wooden platform! This platform setup literally has campers hanging out in the trees. Low wooden fences border the platforms to keep you from falling off them. The experience is akin to camping on a deck looking out on the land below."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Silver Point
Campsites: 69
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Boat Launch/Ramp, Swimming, Boating, Hiking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 931-858-2115 tnstateparks.com
Fees per Night: $8-$20
Facilities: Hot showers, flush toilets, laundry
Driving Directions: Directions to Edgar Evins State Park Campground

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