Henry Horton State Park RV & Campground Guide

Tennessee

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Henry Horton State Park offers a stunning retreat just an hour south of Nashville, and convenient to a wide range of other urban areas in central Tennessee. Constructed in the 1960s on the estate of the former governor of Tennessee, Henry Horton, the park offers a stunning riverside vista that’s populated by one of the most diverse sets of plants and animals in the country. 

There’s plenty of man-made splendor to enjoy, there, too; the park is home to the remnants of a mill and bridge, which were used by the extended Horton family over the course of more than a century. It also boasts an inn, rentable cabins, a swimming pool, a golf course, and a campground including more than 50 RV-friendly campsites.

No matter what’s calling you into the Tennessee countryside, this guide will help you get there with as little hassle as possible -- so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

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Weather
Spring 36-77 F
Summer 63-87 F
Fall 35-82 F
Winter 26-51 F
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Nearby Cities
Chapel Hill, Tennessee
Lewisburg, Tennessee
Columbia, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Henry Horton State Park

Henry Horton State Park’s on-site campground is attractive, especially for RV campers. (Psst: if you’re still tenting it, you might seriously want to consider an upgrade, and RVshare’s network of privately-owned RV rentals makes it affordable and fun!)

Sites at the state park start at just $15 nightly, and the campground even offers Wifi. But with just over 50 sites to choose from, they fill up fast, no matter what time of year you’re looking.

Fortunately, there are some other local spots to consider if you find yourself stuck without room at the inn! Here are some local RV parks and campgrounds to check out in the Henry Horton State Park area.

River Road RV Park and Horse Camp

Located just down the road from the entrance to the state park in Chapel Hill, this RV facility is a great option if you’ve brought your equine friends along for the adventure. It doesn’t have too many extras, but it does offer full-hookup sites and big rig access… and honestly, what more do you really need?

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: n/a
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: horse-friendly accommodations

Campers RV Park

Easily found off I-65 in Columbia, Campers RV Park is a family-run campground that offers all the basics in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Along with full-hookup sites at competitive prices (including long-term rental), they also offer an outdoor stage, hot showers, and a laundry room.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: n/a
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: outdoor stage, hot showers, laundry facilities, pavilions

RV Rentals Near Henry Horton State Park

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What to Do at
Henry Horton State Park

Inside Henry Horton State Park

Chances are you don’t need any excuses to take a countryside getaway. But just in case you’re wondering what visitors get up to inside Henry Horton State Park, here’s a (very) short list.

Hiking and biking - With ten miles of dedicated hiking trails and plenty of paved roads perfect for cyclists, Henry Horton State Park is the perfect place to get some cardio with a view.

Golf (both regular and disc) - With a challenging, full-sized fairway and one of the best disc golf courses in the state of Tennessee, no matter which way you prefer to test your hand-eye coordination, you’ll find a way to challenge yourself.

Fishing and swimming - Thanks to its Olympic-sized pool and the flowing Duck River, if you fancy a dip or a delicious fish dish, you can get your fill at Henry Horton. (Fisherfolk must be properly licensed in the state of Tennessee.)

Trap and skeet - The Henry Horton trap and skeet range is considered one of the finest in the state and offers skeet, trap, wobble trap, and five stand shooting.

Outside Henry Horton State Park

Obviously, there’s no shortage of excitement to be had inside the park… but what about outside of it? If you find yourself with some extra time, here’s what to see, do, and eat in the wider Henry Horton State Park area.

Restaurants

Your tummy’s gonna get to rumblin’ at some point. Here’s where to quiet it.

River Terrace

Craving a different kind of southern experience? If you’re in the mood for Cajun and Creole-inspired meals, don’t miss a trip to River Terrace Restaurant. From NOLA classics like crawfish and shrimp etouffee to a perfectly sweet creme brulee cheesecake, you’ll find something to satisfy every aspect of your appetite. 

Type: Southern

Location: Columbia, Tennessee

Las Fiestas

Some like it hot -- and if that describes you, head to this authentic Mexican eatery serving up comforting dishes in a no-frills atmosphere. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Type: Mexican

Location: Chapel Hill, Tennessee

Sightseeing

Whether a rainy day sends you for an indoorsy activity or you just need to look at something new, here are our suggestions.

Milltown Dam

Have a look at this lovely, original dam, located just a few miles west of the park in Lewisburg.

Location: Lewisburg, Tennessee

Wyatt Archaeological Museum

Even if you thought history class was boring, this museum will bring the past to life. Combining education and entertainment isn’t always easy, but the Wyatt Archaeological Museum pulls it off!

Location: Cornersville, Tennessee

Nashville

Yes, we’re going to go out on a limb and recommend an entire city -- because when you’re talking about a place like Nashville, you can’t go wrong no matter what you do. Highlights include bar-hopping on Broadway and visiting the Grand Ole Opry, but you could also head to hip East Nashville for some thrift shopping or a delicious brunch.

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How to Get to
Henry Horton State Park

Henry Horton State Park is located about an hour south of Nashville, and is accessible from that city via I-65. The most reliable way to find directions to the park is to plug the following address into your GPS or navigational device:

Henry Horton State Park

4209 Nashville Highway

Chapel Hill, Tennessee 37034

Entering Henry Horton State Park

Like all Tennessee state parks, there’s no fee to enter Henry Horton -- though cabin rentals, pool use, and other amenities may incur a cost. The park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the exception of Christmas Day, though certain on-site amenities and facilities may hold different business hours.

Whether it’s an RV trip to Henry Horton State Park or something entirely different (like, say, a Carribean cruise), we’re eagerly waiting to hear all about the travel adventures you get into! Send photos and details to us directly at [email protected], or tag us in your social media posts. We may just reshare your stories with our followers on Facebook, Instagram, or through a blog post. Happy camping!