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Bledsoe Creek Camping State Park
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400 Zieglers Fort Road
Gallatin, Tennessee   37066

Phone: 615-452-3706
Off Highway 25, this 164-acre park is situated on the Bledsoe Creek embayment of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Old Hickory Resevoir near the old 1780's settlement of Cairo in Sumner County.
There are approximately 26 camping sites with water and electrical hookups and also equipped with picnic tables and grills. There is a new bathhouse facility with showers and lavatories now available. No reservations are taken for camp sites.

Dumping fees are included in camping fee.

Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Phone number for the campground: 615-452-3706
The park offers 2 boat launch ramps-one is located inside the park for registered campers only-one is located just outside the park on Ziegler's Fort Road for the general public.
Bledsoe Creek offers lake fishing on Old Hickory Lake. Catches include bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie. A valid TN fishing license is required. Fishing licenses are not sold at the park but may be purchased at off-site locations near the park.

Fishing is limited to non-wildlife observation areas.

**Bait and Fishing supplies are not sold at the park

Bledsoe Creek Camping State Park is located near Gallatin, Hendersonville and Hermitage

The park has 2 large picnic shelters. Shelter #1 can accommodate up to 50 people and shelter #2 can accommodate up to 150 people. Pavilions are equipped with grills and have water spigots.

Day Use Features:There is one picnic area that has approximately 20 individual picnic sites. Each site is equipped with a grill. There is also a ballfield and playground.
There are approximately 6 miles of hiking trails, 1 mile of which is paved and accessible to persons with a disability.

Trails are open year round

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 21 Perfect place to experience Totality by Gloria S
park review stars; one to five Cudos to staff for their organization on Eclipse day. I came from Houston and the park was the perfect place to hike before the eclipse and absolutely the perfect place to watch it.
July 13 Great Camp Ground1 by South Going Walker
park review stars; one to five This is one of the nicest campgrounds that is part of our journey. Clean! Friendly and very Helpful Staff. Attractive wildlife to watch, nice scenic walking trail. Water handy to each site and electrical hook-ups.This will be a come again spot on our list!
July 8 Facilities
park review stars; one to five Where did the trash cans go? The only trash cans are in the picnic area, which is free; the paying campers are expected to deliver trash to the dumpsters. When and why did this change?
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From Interstate 65 South: Traveling North from Nashville on I-65, take Exit #95 to Vietnam Veterans Blvd. This will be Hwy. 386. Take Hwy. 386 to Hwy. 31-E North all the way into Gallatin, TN. Pick up Hwy. 25 East and travel approximately 7 miles to mile marker 20. Turn right onto Zieglers Fort Rd. Travel 1 mile to the park entrance.

From Interestate 65 North: Take Hwy. 109 and Franklin Ky. and 31-W exit to Portland, TN, off I-65. Travel approximately 3 miles on Hwy. 31-W south to Hwy 109 and take a left to Portland and Gallatin. It will be approximately 23 miles to Gallatin. In Gallatin, follow signs to the park.

From Interstate 40 East: Take Hwy. 231 exit off of I-40 through Lebanon, TN. Travel abpproximately 15 miles to Hwy. 25. Turn left and travel 7 miles to Zieglers Fort Rd. Turn left and travel 1 mile to the park entrance.

From Interstate 40 West: Take the Hwy. 109 and Gallatin exit off of I-40. Travel North approximately 15 miles across the Cumberland River Bridge. Travel approximately 2 miles to Airport Rd. and turn right. Travel this road until you reach the intersection at Hwy. 25. Turn right onto Hwy 25 and travel 2 miles to Zieglers Fort Rd. Turn right and travel 1 mile to the park entrance.

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