Montgomery Bell State Park RV & Campground Guide


Once the beating heart of Tennessee’s legendary iron industry, Montgomery Bell State Park is located just seven miles east of the town of Dickson in Dickson county -- and only a short drive from Nashville. Its 3,700+ acres include stunning Tennessee countryside, of course, but also a suite of modern conveniences that make it perfect for any sort of outing.

For instance, the park boasts a conference center that’s equipped to host up to 500 people, and an onsite restaurant open daily and available for catering. There’s also an inn as well as a well-appointed campground, whose 94 sites include many that can accommodate 60-foot campers.

Montgomery Bell State Park also offers a wide variety of organized events, from fun runs to night sky viewings to golf cart safaris. It’s also a great place to just plain kick back if you need a break from reality -- and in this guide, we’ll explain all the details you need to do it in comfort and style!

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Spring 35-76 F
Summer 62-85 F
Fall 33-79 F
Winter 22-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Montgomery Bell State Park

As we alluded to in the intro above, Montgomery Bell State Park is a great place to stay as an RVer -- that is, if you can get a reservation. Many of its generously-sized campsites include water and electric hookups, and almost half of them are also equipped for sewer service.

The campground is open all year round, and rates start at an uber-affordable $15. That said, they do fill up fast… so if you find yourself stranded, take heart! Here are some other RV campgrounds in the Montgomery Bell area.

(Psst: still stuck in a tent? As much as we love getting reacquainted with nature, we have to admit, air conditioning’s pretty nice… especially in a sweaty Tennessee summer. To upgrade your next camping experience to the next level, check out the privately-owned travel trailers and motorhomes available at RVshare!)

Dickson RV Park

If you’re looking for a spot that’s local and offers all the basics without any fancy frills, Dickson RV Park has you covered. With full-hookup, pet-friendly sites and seasonal rates available, you may just decide you want to stay for longer than you thought!

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: pool, pull-thru sites

Tanbark Campground

Comprised of a serene and sprawling 120-acre parcel of land just a few miles south of Dickson, Tanbark Campground is an ideal resting spot that’s easy to find from the highway. Its hookup sites offer up to 50 amps of electrical service, and it’s equipped with on-site bath house and laundry facilities, so you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy all the state park has to offer at your leisure. (Oh, and did we mention it’s a Passport America property?)

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: n/a

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: heated bath house, on-site laundry, picnic tables, Passport America discount

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What to Do at
Montgomery Bell State Park

Inside Montgomery Bell State Park

If you’ve ever wandered through a Tennessee forest trail, you probably don’t need to be told why Montgomery Bell State Park is an attractive destination. The lush landscape and cool countryside breezes speak for themselves. 

But just in case you’re wondering what all you’ll do with yourself once you get there, here are some of the most common pastimes pursued inside the park.

Hiking, biking, and birding - If you’re all about getting back in touch with nature the old fashioned way, Montgomery Bell State Park won’t disappoint. It’s got a vast network of hiking and mountain biking trails, and its trees are home to some of the most beautiful and unique birds in the state -- so be sure to remember to look up!

Paddling and swimming - Boats (without outboard motors) are allowed on all three lakes inside Montgomery Bell State Park, and the swim beach on Lake Acorn is free and available to the public, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Kayaks and pedal boats are also available for rental at an affordable cost of $18 per hour.

Golfing - Montgomery Bell State Park is home to a unique, wooded golf course that was originally built back in 1973 and redesigned in 1988. Keep an eye out for the deer, geese, and wild turkey who call the course home while you’re swinging!

Fishing - Properly-licensed Tennessee fisherfolk can reel bass, bream, and catfish from 50-acre Lake Woodhaven.

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How to Get to
Montgomery Bell State Park

Montgomery Bell State Park is located just east of Dickson, Tennessee along US-70, and is accessible from Nashville via I-40. For the best directions from wherever you are, plug the following address into your GPS or navigational system:

Montgomery Bell State Park

1020 Jackson Hill Road

Burns, Tennessee 37029

Entering Montgomery Bell State Park

Like all Tennessee state parks, Montgomery Bell is free to enter, though fees are assessed for boat rentals, use of camping facilities, and other activities. The park is to visitors open 24 hours a day, year-round… so it’s never the wrong time for adventure!

Whether you find yourself enjoying your Montgomery Bell State Park adventure in the comfort and convenience of an RVshare rental, or your travel plans lead you somewhere else entirely, we can’t wait to learn all about what you get into. Tag us in your social media posts, or send details and photos to us directly at [email protected]. We may choose your trip to be featured on our blog or social media channels!

Frequently Asked Questions About Montgomery Bell State Park

What is the climate of Montgomery Bell State Park?

Summer temperatures at Montgomery Bell State Park reach into the high 80s, and the weather is generally humid. Winters are chilly and damp, and there are eight or nine days of rain each month.

What is the best time of year to visit Montgomery Bell State Park?

Late spring, summer, and early fall are the best times of year to visit Montgomery Bell State Park as the weather is warm and pleasant. Winters are cold, but the park is less crowded during these months.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Montgomery Bell State Park?

Montgomery Bell State Park is home to opossums, deer, squirrels, foxes, and raccoons. Visitors can also spot a range of bird species, including ducks, owls, chickadees, and nuthatches. Bald eagles can also be seen during the winter.

Are pets allowed at Montgomery Bell State Park?

Pets are allowed in Montgomery Bell State Park and at the park’s campground. They are not permitted inside buildings or at the beach or playground areas. Dogs must be leashed at all times and cannot be left unattended.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Montgomery Bell State Park?

The Montgomery Bell State Park campground features 47 sites with water and electric hookups and 40 sites with sewer hookups. Some sites can accommodate RVs up to 60 feet in length. The campground also offers picnic tables, grills, and restrooms.