Bledsoe Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide


Bledsoe Creek State Park is a small 169-acre area on Old Hickory Reservoir, a water source for the large city of Nashville, TN, 35 miles to the southwest. The park sits on what was once a bluff overlooking the confluence of Bledsoe Creek and the Cumberland River. Bledsoe Creek carved out a deep gully on one side of the escarpment, which created an embayment, or indentation. This was the result of the construction of Old Hickory Dam in 1954 which raised the reservoir's water levels. The resulting embayment created a peninsula-type effect where the park's shoreline extended and where Bledsoe Creek's spring and fall flows created a natural feeding ground for fish. The fishing along the shoreline of Bledsoe Creek State Park, where well-established trails exist, is legendary for that reason. Though the park is small, its effect on the local economy, when combined with other RV parks in the area, substantially provides an incentive to develop private businesses in local communities like Gallatin, TN, located only 7 miles away.

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Spring 38-78 F
Summer 64-89 F
Fall 38-82 F
Winter 28-51 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bledsoe Creek State Park

Camping in an RV is the best way for a family to stay at Bledsoe Creek State Park. The park offers a variety of activity opportunities throughout the year. When you camp in an RV, you not only have a comfortable place to sleep in the evenings, but you also have plenty of room to carry your essentials and other items like fishing gear, hiking equipment, and boating equipment. If you are looking for an RV rental, turn to RVshare to find the best one for your needs.

Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground

Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground offers 58 paved RV campsites. Rigs up to 40 feet find easy accommodations at this park. Several playgrounds dot the campground, making it easy for kids to play while parents can take a breather at their campsite.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30- and 50-amp

  • Sewer Hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, warm showers, dump station

  • Fee: $21 to $40 per night

Dad's Bluegrass Campground

Dad's Bluegrass Campground is located 32 miles north of Bledsoe Creek State Park and across the border in Kentucky. The park offers 96 campsites, 70 of which are pull-throughs. Each site is 30 feet in width and 70 feet in length, which provides plenty of room to deploy side-outs. Guests are greeted at arrival and escorted to their campsite to ensure they are parked and hooked into the system. Metered LP gas is available at the camp store along with RV supplies, fishing supplies, groceries, firewood, ice, and a snack bar. The campground supports a swimming pool and a well-stocked fishing pond.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station, laundry facilities

  • Fee: $47 to $49 per night

Two Rivers Campground

Two Rivers Campground offers 104 RV campsites, 11 of which are pull-through. While each site is 54 feet long, the pull-through sites are 24 feet wide, and the back-ins are 30 feet in width. A camp store provides firewood, ice, and groceries. The campground supports a swimming pool, a game room, and playgrounds. Cable TV is piped into each RV campsite.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, laundry facility, dump station

  • Fee: $57 to $68 per night

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What to Do at
Bledsoe Creek State Park

Inside Bledsoe Creek State Park

Several easy hiking trails overlook the Old Hickory Reservoir. Campers can rent kayaks or canoes at the camp store if they wish to get onto the lake. Angling is the favorite pastime of visitors, either from the lake surface or along the bank. The campsites are staggered so that each site has a view of Old Hickory Reservoir. Wildlife, such as deer and ducks, regularly run through the park. Many of the trails have markers pointing out wildlife habitats, including favorite bird nesting places.

Outside Bledsoe Creek State Park

Though the area immediately outside Bledsoe Creek State Park is sparsely populated, visitors need not go far to find densely populated regions like Nashville, TN, to the southwest, and Frankfort, KY, directly north. Even in the small communities, state parks like the one at Bledsoe Creek draw visitors that help boost an otherwise weak economy. Restaurants of varying cuisine, shopping malls, and historical monuments accompanied by many intriguing panoramas with incredible views satisfy any family's vacation needs. 


Campione’s Taste of Chicago

An interesting restaurant near Bledsoe Creek State Park is Campione’s Taste of Chicago. Their eclectic cuisine includes parts of Italian and American with a dash of pizza on the side. Try the combo sammich from the menu for an intriguing mix of flavors.

Type: Italian, American

Location: 179 Hancock Street, Suite 208, Gallatin, TN 37066

Epic Eatery

The Epic Eatery provides a combined steakhouse and seafood menu. It's a tossup as to which is better—their grilled salmon or the hand-cut Black Angus fillet mignon.

Type: Steakhouse, Seafood

Location: 392 West Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066

Starr Ranch

If you are in the mood for authentic Southern cooking, visit Starr Ranch. Here, you will find everything southern for your meal. Don't miss out on their fried green tomato appetizer with bacon-wrapped smoked meatloaf.

Type: Southern

Location: 170 North Water Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066


Alberto’s specializes in Brazilian and European cuisine. Try either their spaghetti Bolognese or the penne bacon mushroom for a meal you will remember forever.

Type: Brazilian, European

Location: 210 Douglas Bend Road, Gallatin, TN 37066


The Mall at Green Hills

The Mall at Green Hills features 124 stores. A few of the stores are local businesses, but most, like The North Face and Nordstrom, are well-known national brands.

Location: 7500 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Walmart Supercenter

There is a Walmart Supercenter in Frankfort, KY, just 32 miles north of the park. When you have a list of items to purchase, take the time to travel to this store, where medicines, apparel, fresh produce, and camping gear are easy to find.

Location: 301 Leonardwood Road, Frankfort, KY 40601


Grand Ole Opry

A visit to the Nashville area is not complete without a stop at the Grand Ole Opry. For a small stage, this country music setting has featured a jaw-dropping range of big-name artists for over a century. Considered the home of country music, many artists often begin their careers here.

Location: 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

Country Music Hall of Fame

You can tell that you are in the heartland of country music when the Country Music Hall of Fame is nearby. This site is the location where country music stars are recognized for their lifetime performance achievements. You can hear the evolution of country music at this location as recordings of performances by each awardee are played at the touch of a button when you pass by their exhibit.

Location: 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Fort Nashborough

When you visit Nashville, don't forget to visit the spot where the city began. Fort Nashborough is a protected historical site that sits on a bluff above the Cumberland River. The first settlers crossed the Cumberland when it was frozen and quickly built this fort to shelter their families.

Location: 1st Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201

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How to Get to
Bledsoe Creek State Park

The nearest significant city to Bledsoe Creek State Park is Nashville, TN. To approach Bledsoe Creek State Park from Nashville, get onto Interstate 65 North (I-65 N) and go for 0.8 miles. Keep left to get onto Interstate 24 West (I-24 W). Drive on I-24 W for 11.2 miles, then take the right fork onto Tennessee Highway 386 North (TN-386 N). Follow TN-386 N for 17.3 miles, where the road will merge with Tennessee Highway 25 East (TN-25 E). Travel 4.4 miles on TN-25 E, then turn right onto Zieglers Fort Road. After 1.4 miles, turn left onto Bledsoe Creek Road. The entrance to the park is 0.6 miles ahead.

Entering Bledsoe Creek State Park

Bledsoe Creek State Park is a day-use area that is open dawn to dusk

Bledsoe Creek State Park Entry fee : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bledsoe Creek State Park

What kind of wildlife can be found in Bledsoe Creek State Park?

Bledsoe Creek State Park has a lot of wildlife to offer, including a large variety of birds such as osprey, barred owls, great horned owls, white-eyed vireos, and Carolina chickadees.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Bledsoe Creek State Park?

This park has 44 campsites with 50/30/20-amp service and water hookups appropriate for units longer than 20 feet. They also have 14 more campsites with 30/20-amp service and water hookups suitable for equipment less than 20 feet.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Bledsoe Creek State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations can be made online for Bledsoe Creek State Park. The park has 58 paved campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, and grills. The nightly rates depend on the date and availability, but they charge a $5 reservation fee.

Are pets allowed at Bledsoe Creek State Park?

The park allows pets as long as they are leashed, caged, or crated at all times. Pets are not permitted in public eating places, food stores, and swimming beaches/pools.

Is Bledsoe Creek State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Bledsoe Creek State Park has made additional improvements to camping sites 4, 18, and 43 to ensure accessibility. The bathhouse, fishing pier, and boat dock are also accessible for disabled visitors.