David Crockett State Park RV & Campground Guide

Tennessee

Chances are that you've heard of Davy Crockett, known as the King of the Wild Frontier or the Lion of the West. At David Crockett State Park, you can explore the area where this legendary frontiersman lived and worked before he served in Congress and eventually died at the Alamo. Today, the park offers a glimpse into Crockett's life in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, teaching visitors about the distillery, powdermill, and gristmill he operated on the banks of Shoal Creek. Follow in his footsteps on the hiking and biking trails, enjoy the outdoors in the Olympic-sized swimming pool, and rent boats to explore Lindsey Lake. With its hot summers and mild winters, the park is a year-round escape. Getting there is easy as Lawrenceburg sits just one mile away and Columbia is 40 miles northeast. 

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Weather
Spring 40-75 F
Summer 65-85 F
Fall 40-80 F
Winter 30-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in David Crockett State Park

It's fun to experience the way the real David Crockett lived and worked — especially when you know there's a comfortable, modern RV waiting at your campsite. If you don't own an RV consider a rental through RVshare, as it is an easy, cost-effective way to take your trip to David Crockett State Park to the next level.

David Crockett State Park Campgrounds

The two David Crockett State Park campgrounds offer more than 100 sites, many equipped with water and 30-amp or 50-amp electric hookups. Within each campground, there's a bathhouse with modern toilets and hot showers. Your campsite fee also entitles you to use the park's dump station. Campground 1 is open from mid-March through the end of November; Campground 2 is open all year but with limited bathhouse facilities. Many sites fit RVs up to 55 feet long. Nightly rates start at $33 and vary throughout the season.

Veteran's Park Campground

If the campgrounds at David Crockett State Park are full, the closest alternative is the Veteran's Park Campground. With just 12 sites tucked under the trees, this campground is a lovely, quiet base camp. Each site has water and electric hookups. Nearby, you can access a creekside walking trail and a natural area. Sites are $20 per night.

Heritage Campground and RV Park

Stay in the heart of Tennessee Amish country at Heritage Campground and RV Park. Located on the edge of a historic Amish farm, this clean campground has a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere. Amenities such as a Wi-Fi hotspot, hot showers, a play area, and a laundry room make your trip more convenient. RV sites offer full hookups, and most offer pull-through access for big rigs. Rates vary; call for current prices.

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What to Do at
David Crockett State Park

Inside David Crockett State Park

Start your visit to David Crockett State Park with a tour through history. Check out the replica grist mill to get a glimpse of Crockett's everyday activities. In the summer, the park museum offers additional insight into local life and history. If you're in the mood to get active, check out the eight miles of hiking trails or bring your bike to explore the paved trail. Summer is the most popular time to visit the park, and for good reason — you can swim in the pool, fish for bass, and rent kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards at the lake. While you're hiking or relaxing around the fire, keep an eye out for the 100+ bird species that live in the park's forests.

Outside David Crockett State Park

You don't need to drive far from David Crockett State Park to find things to do. Nearby Lawrenceburg is small, but it offers an impressive variety of cultural and historical attractions. Everywhere you go, the beautiful South Tennessee countryside awaits.

Restaurants

Crockett's Mill Restaurant

The closest eatery to your campsite is located inside the park itself. Crockett's Mill Restaurant, which is open most of the year, offers homestyle classics such as chicken, steak, and pasta.

Type: American

Location: 1400 West Gaines, Lawrenceburg TN 38464

Square-Forty Restaurant

With options such as hot sandwiches, salads, and lunch plates, Square-Forty Restaurant is ideal for a family or group lunch. The food is great, the portions are enormous, and the ambiance is relaxed.

Type: American

Location: 40 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Puente Grande

Dig into a fajita platter or a burrito at Puente Grande, one of the best spots for Mexican food in this part of Tennessee. The vibe is fun and welcoming, and the guacamole casero is legendary.

Type: Mexican

Location: 2022 N Locust Ave, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries

You'll feel like you've stepped back into the 1950s at Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, a diner-themed restaurant a few miles from David Crockett State Park. Fill up on a classic burger-and-fries basket, and make sure to leave room for one of the restaurant's signature shakes or banana splits.

Type: Diner, American

Location: 2132 N Locust Ave, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Rick's Barbecue

Try some Tennessee-style smoke meats at Rick's Barbecue. Whether you pick up your food at the drive-through or enjoy the breezy patio and bright dining room, the hickory-smoked pork and rich side dishes will leave you planning a return visit.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 1507 N Locust Ave, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Shopping

Resplendent Boutique

Resplendent Boutique carries a selection of women's clothing and accessories. You can also find home decor, candles, and small gifts.

Location: 14 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

New Moon Antiques

Whether you're searching for a collectible plate or a piece of furniture, the eclectic stock at New Moon Antiques is sure to be a delight. Each piece is carefully curated and cleaned, and the friendly staff is always happy to chat about the origin.

Location: 45 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Carriage House Antiques

Just a few steps from New Moon Antiques, Carriage House Antiques is another great place to shop for vintage items. Be sure to allow plenty of time to browse as antique hounds can easily spend hours exploring the packed aisles.

Location: 38 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Two Sparrows Lawrenceburg

Known for its exceptionally friendly service, Two Sparrows Lawrenceburg makes a charming addition to your itinerary. The store carries home decor, accessories, and clothing for women, men, and kids.

Location: 272 N Military Ave, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Dunkin & Sons Fruit Market

Stock up on healthy snacks for your camping trip at Dunkin & Sons Fruit Market. With options that include seasonal fruits and exotic delicacies, there's a fresh treat for every taste.

Location: 916 N Locust Ave, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Sightseeing

James D. Vaughan Museum

If you're interested in gospel music in America, don't miss the James D. Vaughan Museum. This small museum chronicles Vaughan's career as a singer, a publisher of gospel music books, and the operator of the first gospel station in the United States.

Location: 31 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Amish Heritage Welcome Center And Museum

Explore the area where the Amish first settled in Tennessee at the Amish Heritage Welcome Center And Museum. Check out the farmhouse, explore a replica schoolhouse, and take a guided tour to learn about the Amish culture. Book a tour on one of the horse-drawn wagons or trolleys and you can ride through the countryside at a relaxing pace. The center also offers animals, horseback rides, and a bustling store.

Location: 4001 Highway 43 N, Ethridge, TN 38456

Crockett Theatre

Enjoy an evening of vintage entertainment at the Crockett Theatre. This Art Deco building has been in operation since 1950, hosting groups that include The Singing Carter Family and local musical acts. Known for its kid-friendly events, this spot is fun for the whole family. If you're interested in musical theater, look out for productions by the Lawrenceburg Community Theatre group.

Location: 203 N Military Ave, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Laurel Hill Wildlife Management Area

Known for its exceptional bass and bluegill fishing, the Laurel Hill Wildlife Management Area is popular with anglers. It's also home to 30 miles of equestrian trails and several hunting areas. Many activities are off-limits during big-game hunting seasons, so be sure to check the calendar before your visit.

Location: 39 Peter Cave Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Bobby Brewer Park

If you're traveling with kids, head to Bobby Brewer Park in Lawrenceburg for an evening of fun and games. The park features a variety of sports fields; you might even be able to catch a baseball game. Bring snacks to enjoy in the picnic area, and practice your swing in the batting cages.

Location: 500 Weakley Creek Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

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How to Get to
David Crockett State Park

To get to David Crockett State Park, travel to Lawrenceburg on Highway 43. Take West Gaines Street west until you see signs for the park. If you're coming from Highway 64, you can take Gaines Street or West Point Road east to the park road.

Entering David Crockett State Park

David Crockett State Park is open all year from 7 a.m. to sunset for day-use activities. The park office opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m., with extended hours during the summer months.

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