Bledsoe Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located near the town of Gallatin in Sumner County, TN, Bledsoe Creek State Park is a lush, green preserve spanning 159 acres. The park sits alongside the Bledsoe Creek, which feeds into the Old Hickory Lake. Named after an early European settler named Anthony Bledsoe who built a fort and hunted buffalo in the area, the park was first dedicated in 1973. Early inhabitants originally included the Shawnee and, later on in the early 1700s, the Cherokee and Chickasaw people. Today, visitors enjoy camping, strolling along the scenic lakeshore and the woodlands, and having fun out on the water. Throughout the year, visitors can enjoy ranger-led nature environmental programs and picnicking in the shade of several picnic shelters. Nearby Cities: • Gallatin, TN • Nashville, TN • Lewisburg, TN • Clarksville, TN

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Spring 49 - 73 F
Summer 65- 89 F
Fall 49 - 77 F
Winter 29 - 51 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bledsoe Creek State Park

Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground • Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: No • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Max RV length: 65 feet • Other amenities: Restrooms, grills, picnic tables, fire rings, firewood, playground, boat launch

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

In addition to all of the outdoor recreation offered at the park, you might also enjoy touring the remnants of the late 18th-century Bledsoe Fort and viewing the historical exhibits and artifacts. Stop by the visitors center to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area and to learn about the guided hike schedule and the junior ranger programs. Browse the gift shop at the visitors center to take home a souvenir of your visit.

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.

Fishing Fishing

Try your hand at catching fish species such as bass, crappie, catfish, and more. You can launch a boat into either Old Hickory Lake or Bledsoe Creek or try fishing from the shoreline.

Geocaching Geocaching

There are a few geocaches to be found in and around the park. Be sure not to disturb wildlife or habitat areas when searching for these hidden treasures. Bring a pencil or a pen so that you can sign the logbook once you find the cache.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

The wooded areas and creek shoreline provide multiple opportunities to sit and observe the beauty of nature. Enjoy the shade of the picnic pavilions or head to the lake or the creek to keep an eye out for the waterfowl. There's also a designated wildlife observation deck. Take a look at a map once you are in the park to find the observation deck, which is near the Raccoon Creek Lane day-use picnic area.

Stargazing Stargazing

The peaceful surroundings of the park are perfect for watching the night sky, and the park even offers guided stargazing activities and events throughout the year. Keep in mind that the temperatures can dip lower in the evenings, so be sure to be prepared with warmer clothing or light layers.

Flora and Fauna

Large mammals such as deer make a home in and around the bark, and there are also plenty of birds to spot, including wild turkeys, songbirds, and waterfowl. Head out along the Birdsong Interpretive Nature Trail, which starts near the visitors center, to learn more about the flora and fauna found in the park. Stop by the pollinator's garden while you're there.

Hiking Hiking

You'll find several fantastic hikes to choose from within the park. The Perimeter Trail is one popular option. This trail meanders along the shore for about 6.5 miles offering beautiful vistas along the way. Families with strollers can enjoy the paved Mayo Wix Trail, which is 1 mile long and relatively flat.


Launch your boat from one of the ramps in the park and enjoy a day of boating along the scenic Bledsoe Creek. You can also enjoy boating on the lake. You'll even find a boat rental facility in the park if you don't have your own. Note that one of the boat ramps is reserved for overnight campers only. The public boat ramp can be found on Zeigler Fort Road.

Swimming Swimming

Bledsoe Creek State Park is an excellent place to enjoy a refreshing dip in the creek on a hot summer day. There are designated swimming areas.


Bicycles are not permitted on many of the park's trails, though you'll find some great trails outside of the park in the greater Gallatin, TN area.

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How to Get to
Bledsoe Creek State Park

From Nashville, head north on I-65 and take exit 95 to Vietnam Veterans Blvd, also known as Hwy 386. From there, head onto 31-E North until you reach Gallatin. From Gallatin, take Hwy 25 East for about 7 miles. At mile marker 20, turn right onto Zieglers Fort Road. You'll find the park entrance signage on your left after about 1 mile.

Entering Bledsoe Creek State Park

Bledsoe Creek State Park is open to the public and there is no fee for entrance.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bledsoe Creek State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Bledsoe Creek State Park?

The park is open seven days a week, year-round. While summer temperatures may be best for swimming, many people also enjoy visiting the park in the winter. Campers can even get a low-season discount between November and February. As an added bonus, winter is when bird-watchers are most likely to spot certain species, including the elusive bald eagles and golden eagles in the park.

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

The park is popular with bird-watchers year-round. Keep an eye out for birds such as red-shouldered hawks, great blue herons, wood ducks, and great egrets. You'll find lots of deer and small game within the park as well.

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

RVs are welcome at any of the park's campsites, but some are able to accommodate larger RVs than others. You can choose your spot when making reservations online.

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

Reservations can be made online through the park's website for an extra fee of $5. Campsites vary in cost depending on the season and a few other factors. You can expect to pay a minimum of $29 per night, but most sites cost about $36 per night.

Are pets allowed at Bledsoe Creek State Park?

Yes. Your furry friends are welcome to join you at Bledsoe Creek State Park, but they must be kept on a leash, and you must clean up after them.