Nice large non-designated grassy areas with full hookups. By "non-designated" I mean you can park in any direction close to the hookups, to try to get level. The owner/managers are very nice and cordial. Excellent location just off the the Natchez Trace Parkway. Power and water were good with easy access. The sewer location was odd. Ours, which we didn't use, was under our rig by the time we leveled parallel to the campground interior road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is not the easiest to find, signage from the road is very poor and major roadworks alongside the campground did not help. As mentioned before the hook ups were very strange, the placement of the water and electric was not logical. There was a dump station and we had 50 amps at our site. Set on thirty acres with a lovely walk to the creek. Easy access, gravel road with a grass pad, long pull through so no need to unhook the towed, big rig friendly. Plenty of space around the RV, lots of grass and shade trees. It was very quiet at night but come the morning the road works started up at 6:15 am. The campground had few RV’s and what were there was mainly permanent residents, probably the major road works had scared everyone else off, we were there for only one night. The bathrooms and laundry were very bad and needed a major update. Wi-Fi and cell were both good. The owners are both friendly folk, and have a small restaurant on site which is open for three nights during the week. This campground has great potential if the owners desired to develop it. We would probably stay here again, once the road works have been finished. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Strange hookups, electric on one side, water on the other, sewer almost too far away. Open field parking, with pretty little trees planted (will be nice when they mature)...Owner friendly, although directions were incomplete. Had to use my 50AMp to 30Amp dogbone to hookup, don't know if it was just my site or all. Right off the Trace, may it real handy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place was one of those that is a newish campground that might not look like "wow" but what great people and this was one of the best times we had on a 3 week trip. Though we weren't there on the night of the fish fry, there were enough people that the owner had an impromptu one. Great company and we would stay here anytime coming up the Natchez Trace. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I spent a great 6 days there. Although I didn't have a horse to ride their trails, there were many day riders and campground people that did and raved about them. I spent my time in two of their cabins and enjoyed my stay a lot. They offered a breakfast which I tried and enjoyed. Good place to check out if you are in the area. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This campground was great! If you want solitude, level sites, nature sounds to lull you to sleep, this is the park for you. First night, shared the park with 2 other campers in the other loop closest to the restrooms. Didn't even know they were there until kids rode by on their bikes. Clean, large sites, beautiful scenery, a great park for a few day boon-dock stay. Definitely will return. On a cautionary note, there was a reported, but unconfirmed by officials, sighting of a timber rattlesnake. So, wildlife is present. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent FREE National Park campground along the Natchez Trace Parkway with paved sites, widely spaced, many pull through, all situated in a beautiful wooded setting. Rest rooms were modern and clean. Water taps were available in the campground but no dump station is provided. Verizon cell and data signal were available (3G) but not super fast. Very few sites were occupied when we visited in early May. If you like camping without hookups, this is as good as it gets. Each site had a picnic table, fire ring and NPS allows you to scavenge for campfire wood. Excellent visitor center and Meriwether Lewis monument adjoin the campground. Rate entered as $1 because $0 not an allowable value. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This a wonderful clean quiet campground, with widely spaced sites, picnic tables, fire pits and water available. Good selection of hiking trails and the information display at the museum is very well done. Don't miss the cemetery. One of my favorite campgrounds and it is free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped at the Meriwether Lewis campground around noon and boy were we lucky to get a site. This campground is free (one of three on the parkway) and they were paving one of the two loops so campers could only camp in the first 15 sites. I have read before that the “snowbird” Canadians drive up the trace heading home and that they take most of the sites sometimes even doubling up and even save sites for their friends. I can’t believe the NPS allows this! There were only three sites left and fifteen minutes after we were settled five other RVs rolled in. Two of them could not fit in the remaining two sites so they moved on. All sites were taken within fifteen minutes of us getting here yet during the rest of the day others kept on driving through – 10 of the 15 sites were Canadians. There is a big parking lot with restrooms, water and picnic tables that they use for an overflow area. No electricity but it is free and very peaceful! Really enjoyed the drive today once we got on the trace – so relaxing especially since not one other camper or car was heading south everyone else was heading north! This was just a one night stop for us but we would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park could have a bunch of ratings (other than the 8 out of 10 we gave it): Access - 6 because it is out of the way. Unless you are a local, it is in the middle of nothing. Nothing? you say? How about the Natchez Trace? Well, we were underwhelmed by the sights to see. Also, the park is old and roads are a little tight, but our 38' motorhome did fine. The sites are huge. They advertise that there are back ins only and 15X30 site sizes. Not so...there are plenty of pull-thrus for large rigs. Cost - 10; It is FREE! Yes, FREE! Ambiance 12 (out of 10); It is a lovely park...large oaks, quiet...there were never more than 6 occupants during our 4 day stay. Facilities - There aren't any; just water fountains spaced throughout the park, and a bathhouse. To sum, I would definitely come here again If I were going to be in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped off here on a three day trip up the Natchez Trace Parkway. This is a very pretty park. There isn't much to do in the campground. You just pull in and pick out a site. No registration or fees. But, there are also no amenities. There are some neat things to see in the immediate area. The park is at milepost 385.9 on the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. We enjoyed our one night stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Natchez Trace KOA is not a typical KOA. It seems like they have partnered with Thousand Trails who sells camp sites in the Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve. KOA people check you in, give you a map that shows the section where they have 81 KOA sites of the advertised 653 sites, and they tell you "take any one". It is a mile or so over broken, pot holed asphalt. Up on a ridge. Far away from the lake, store, facilities, amenities. Sites are water (20 PSI) and electric (106 volts under load), concrete patio, table, and grill. Wash-outs are common and can make site access difficult if not impossible. You can see that the effort to develop this place was a long time ago and nature has taken its course since then. As an overnight stop with laundry, it was acceptable for us, with no car. To stay here for any period would require a golf cart, car or truck. In this way you could get to the good stuff to offset the negatives. We camped here in a Motorhome.
From the previous reviews this sounded like a great place to stay. There are 32 sites, lots are pull throughs, we walked the campground and found only two sites that might take our 40 foot motor home. The first site we could not get our slides out, the second site was marginally better, and after a lot of maneuvering we did get our slides out. It was a challenge with so many trees and low hanging branches, the sites were not huge nor were they a breeze to park a big rig in. It’s a pretty campground, no amenities, but there was a new and spotlessly clean bathroom, and of course it’s free. There seemed to be a lot of junky cars, tattered tents, old RV’s and someone living in a van. There is a 14 day stay limit, but it looked as if many of these folk had been there for a long time. In the short time we were there a couple of RV’s drove through and exited very quickly. We did not feel at all comfortable staying there, so moved onto a better campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campsite for free. No sign up, just pull into an empty site. Very quiet and dark without the annoying security lights of RV parks. Good hiking trails along with the interesting Meriwether Lewis monument and pioneer cemetery. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has just been redone with newly paved roads and pads. The Restrooms looked like new and all the tables and benches were new this spring. PRICE $0 as in NO CHARGE! Can't beat that. Beautiful wooded setting, lots of space between campsites. Many pull through sites that make parking with a big rig a breeze. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Natchez Trace NPS (free) campground at mile marker 385.9. We loved this CG! There are no hookups, but the ambiance makes up for it. The roads and campsites were all recently paved and pretty level; at least half are pull thrus, so great for a stop along the trace. New camp picnic tables at most sites, too. Water spigots in several places, but not at each campsite, as mentioned this is dry camping. There are very clean and spacious (with handicap facilities) restrooms, but as previously mentioned, no showers. There was not a host present while we were there. Batwing antenna received a few stations, and our Verizon phone and broadband both worked, though not a really strong signal. Only 4 campsites occupied of 30 or so, which is quite a shame for such a beautiful campground! The historic park was quite nice, with the grave of Meriwether Lewis (Lewis and Clark)at the park a few miles from the CG. Definitely worth the stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground. Level spaces. Many pull-thrus. New, clean, flush-toilet restrooms with soap. The Recovery Act is alive and well at this campground as the campground and the entire Meriwether Lewis area of the Natchez Trace Parkway is being upgraded. Stayed two nights and would loved to have stayed longer. The campground is free; however, the site will not take a zero in the price section so I put in $1.00. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We came in April 14th, and there was plenty of space. No problem for large rigs, roads tight in spots but not a problem. Still all French Canadians headed north, we were the only Americans here. TV via batwing mostly ok, Verizon cell good, broadband barely picked up a signal. Hohenwald is just west on route 20, 7 miles, nice place called Mike's Place just across 412 in town, Walmart is down 412 which goes back to the Trace. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a free National Park Service campground. This is a great campground to use while driving the Natchez Trace. Sites are large and very shaded. It is very peaceful, quiet and dark (at night). There is no registration or fee but there is a campground host. There are rest rooms but no showers. Most of the rigs were large and there was plenty of room between sites. If you can dry camp, this is a wonderful campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pretty wooded setting, very quiet in November which was nice. Bathrooms clean enough but simple, no showers or hook-ups but also no fees. There was a water spigot for filling tanks near the bathrooms. Sites nearer the bathroom are more level than the other sites (about #1 through 11) not all sites are big rig friendly but some would probably be fine. This is a wonderful place to stay while exploring the Natchez Trace Parkway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Busy place, no hook-ups, no showers and one shabby bathroom far from a number of sites, but can't beat price and location. Lots of trees and right on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Some sites looked large enough for bigger rigs but not sure if they would accommodate 40+ footers, we have a 30 ft class A and all sites were big enough for us. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Thousand Trails member rate. IMPORTANT: as noted in other reviews, you need to be very careful getting to the campground from the NT Parkway as we saw 2 folks have issues - when you get off the parkway there is an 11 foot overpass that has many RV roof marks on it... It is super simple to avoid though as just to the left is a dirt "bypass" with 13 foot+ clearance. The campground itself is a typical NACO park in that everything is rustic and spread out. The roads are worn-but-paved. There are nice facilities including a pool and mini-golf that has been refurbished, tennis courts (too worn to use), camp store, and other facilities. Also there’s a nice facility called the “Town Hall” which is where a lot of activities happen. Many of the campsites are unsuitable for large rigs but we did not have an issue as it was not very full. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Roads are in disrepair. We camped in off season and very few people here. We are part of zonecamping and the cost reflects that. The lady at the reception area could not have been any friendlier and was that way on the phone when we set up reservations. Top of the Natchez Trail and offered lot of privacy since very few people was here. Will return. No 50 amp service. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Arriving at Natchez Trace Thousand Trails. One exits the parkway and immediately comes to an 11 foot overpass. However, a sort of bypass has been created that gives plenty of clearance. One eases off the pavement onto the gravel beside the road, drives through and then back up onto the road. Once you arrive at the campground and check in you are still a mile and a half or more down a rather worn-but-paved road to the primary Thousand Trails campground. This is away from the pool, mini-golf (needing lots of TLC), tennis courts (needing even more TLC), camp store, and other facilities. However, a quarter of a mile from the actual campground there’s a nice facility called the “Town Hall” which is where a lot of activities happen. A portion of this facility falls under the KOA umbrella. KOA customers can’t use TT campsites and TT members can’t use KOA. None of the KOA sites offer sewer hookups or are close to the lake. Also, there are lots of cabins, so with nice views of the lake. No TT traveler need to expect a lakeside campsite. Those spots are all taken by annual users who have old contracts that pre-date the merger of NACO and Thousand Trails. It may be worth noting that none of the occupied prime lakeside sites have sewer hookups. The rule of thumb is “sewer site=no lake view.” Of course, there are seasonals and annuals occupying many of the full hook up sites too, but if one arrives during the week and not in the middle of a busy weekend they have at least a fair chance of snagging a full hookup/30 amp site. I can’t imagine this place ever being clear full. There are lots of nice campsites for people who are satisfied with a water/electric site. Some of those sites aren’t suitable for a bigger rig, but many of them are. This place clearly needs upgrading: primarily road work, more full hook up sites, 50 amp electric (there’s none), and fresh gravel on the sites. One surprising plus is good Wi-Fi. My Verizon phone signal has been rather poor, but using my Wilson Sleek signal booster it is usable. To us, the draw here is the campground’s being so close to Natchez Trace Parkway. I don’t see it as a destination park aside from it being a good spot to let the kids have freedom to roam and enjoy the playground or simply as a place to enjoy some downtime. I know efforts are being made to catch up on various maintenance concerns and increase the appeal of this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Apparently this is one of KOAs newest parks. Don’t know how KOA ever approved this mess. Difficult to get to. A mile to get to the KOA sites from the office (it’s still also a Thousand Trails campground). Low electric voltage; no cover on the 30 amp plug, and no outlet switch – switch is live all the time. Low water pressure. No sewer at the site. Poor TV reception – only one network channel. The only positive was very good Wi-Fi. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Better than normal Thousand Trails. Nice facilities, beautiful lake,and lots of space. Typical of these parks now, annual sites have taken over. There are even multilevel decks, carports, and docks built on site. Most all of the full hookups are taken by these permanent guests. It is beginning to look like a trailer park. So plan to only have water and 30 amp electric. With so many sites, you can find one that is level. They had an excellent 4th of July party and fireworks show, hence the better rating than is truly deserved. Membership rate is 0 (annual dues). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Member rate is -0-. Very nice campground. Big rig access is limited, recommend loop B. Two really big hills before you get to the campsites in loop B. No 50 amp. Not all campsites have sewer. Campground to close end of October for the winter, so not much going on for activities, and CG is nowhere near full. Staff going about their business, but not overly friendly. This CG could be a real jewel, but it needs a major overhaul. So many sites are not even big enough for a pop-up! Many sites are on little "hills" with grassy ditches between you and neighbor. The best sites are taken by seasonals, of course. Most roads are paved, looks like they attempted to fix some of the bad potholes from last year. Bathrooms are very rustic: shower curtains for a door in the toilet area. Over air TV was poor, only received one station ABC. Branches right over RV, so a site in the open probably better reception. Verizon cell 3G, only 1bar. Will return, and hope that they add 50 amp FHU at all sites soon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park looked great when we arrived, with well manicured grass at the entry, a ballpark, playground, and pool. We paid a $3 fee for use of these facilities, but they are so far away from the camping areas that it's impractical to use them for a short stay. There are tent sites, seasonal sites, and overnight sites, plus rental cabins. We were given our choice of sites in the Phase 3 area adjacent to a large lake. The access road to this area was bumpy, narrow, and steep, and all roads were patched, had holes, and were uneven but negotiable. Our area was not well-maintained. The gravel/grass sites were fairly level, but many were overgrown with tall grass and had cracked concrete picnic table pads. Many picnic tables were on the grass, and they had mowed around them, leaving grass grown tall underneath. The first site we checked had sewage spilled on the ground around the sewer connection; the toilet paper and waste had been there a while. Other sites we looked at had damaged water standpipes. One circuit box is shared by two sites, so a longer cord may be required. The bathroom facilities were okay, but in need of some TLC, and ventilation was inadequate for humid mornings. They use shower curtains for toilet stall doors. We could not get a wi-fi signal anywhere but the office area, and our Verizon cell signal was weak. Lots of flies and red ants. We would probably not choose to stay here again, but there aren't many full-hookup options close to this part of the Natchez Trace, and it was so hot and humid we wanted these amenities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You have to use an underpass to get to the campground and it has an 11’ clearance which is too low for us. Strangely, there is a depressed dirt road right beside the regular road and it provides the additional clearance. This is an old NACO park with no 50A service. We are using 30A but the voltage must be lower than 120 because the A/C is very inefficient, running just better than warm. This park has also crossed the line between sites that are generally available and those that are rented for the season resulting in a very poor selection for those of us just passing through. I’ve never seen such steep inclines in a park before. Road surfaces are rough. Very slow Internet with the Verizon card. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff. Unfortunately the laundry was not working in one site. Grounds were a bit unkempt. Beach and pool clean and busy. Pool at lodge in need of repair. Roads needed work. Only location for Wi-Fi was in the lodge. It was slow! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most of the sites are in need of some work. Trying to get level was a undertaking. We ended up moving to another site that was slightly more level. Had a difficult time with Verizon coverage but air card worked. TV by antenna didn't occur. Staff were friendly and courteous. This park could use some landscaping detail and road work. Presently the only pool functioning is almost 2 miles from the campsite. They have a very nice Rec Hall in Phase II, too bad they charge to shoot pool. I don't think we would stay here again. Price reflects Resorts of Distinction Membership. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow. This park looks wonderful when you look at it from the Ranger Station. Beyond that, it needs big time work. Most of the sites are not usable. Roads have a ton of potholes. Employees don't obey the posted speed limits. Wi-Fi wasn't working, don't know how long it has been down. AT&T phone only works on the hill in front of the Rec Building. The positives: People were friendly, and they serve a good inexpensive breakfast in the Trading Post. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in a 40-footer with 4-slides and a tow vehicle. We had been here in 2007. The park needs maintenance, including the road going up to the Phase 2 campground. We were able to get a site that allowed us a satellite signal and a phone signal (Verizon). Personnel were friendly and helpful. We would stay again when traveling the Parkway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has a beautiful entrance and great rangers. Unfortunately, this is where the goodness ends. Once you get to the campsites, it all changes. The sites are disgraceful: overgrown, poison sumac growing right where you need to plug in the utilities and totally uneven. Why can't TT invest some of this cash it charges me for maintenance fees? Oh well... We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was so pleased with my weekend here. The place was very clean. I loved the pool and beach. My tent camping area was right on the water and quiet. Will tell all my friends: this place is the best kept secret around middle Tennessee for a cheap get-away. Felt safe camping here as a single female. We camped here in a Tent.
Do not recall the exact date I was here: tried to review this park before but the review did not come up. Had a wonderful time here. Loved the pool and beach. The rangers were so nice. Some people were not pleased with their sites but, for myself: I was here to camp, not looking for a backyard. Camped right on the water. Site was private and clean. I had no trouble setting up. I have recommended this site to friends and cannot wait to go back again. We camped here in a Tent.
This is indeed a park that has seen it's best days . There appears to be no investment in the park by TT corporate. We unhooked the tow, found a place, went back to the RV, drove down to the site and while we were getting ready to back into the site a guy in a golf cart parks his golf cart there and says the site is taken. TT staff said they would make him move but just goes to show you that not all members of TT are decent. We then picked out another site, backed in, hooked up the electric and nothing. Maintenance came and said it was indeed busted. I then moved to another site. The staff was way behind in their mowing also, lots of tall grass which means more insects which were the abundant. This is not a TT park I would recommend. I am sure back in the 80s or 70s this was a swell place to visit. The convenience store which is half on site and half open to the public had an odd smell, I think it too was just old and moldy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Lots to do & see both in the park and in the area. Two swimming pools operate in the summer, small boat rental, indoor raquetball courts, a nice exercise room and mini golf are also available in the park. The only reason it is not rated a 10 is because there was no cell phone service available at all in the park. (Not their fault, but it was uncomfortable not having access to our cell service.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
I am so disappointed. I paid all this money for Thousand Trails and the first time we leave Florida, I end up here. This place is run down. The roads are horrible. The sites are better suited for tenter's. Most of them you can not get any sizable RV into. Ticks are everywhere. The rec hall you have to use for Wi-Fi smelled horrible and the A/C was off. I would not return here and will be writing to TT to complain. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are Thousand Trails members so we camped here at no charge. The campground is huge and there are some steep hills to climb to get to various "phases" of the park. The main roads are in terrible condition. This was our first visit and we were disappointed that they have been let go without upkeep for apparently a long time. The "town hall" is where activities are held and wireless internet is available. A word of caution: one evening I walked out the exit door to go across a covered walkway to the next building. The door to the next building was locked. I turned around to return to the main building and found myself completely locked out and unable to get off the "bridge" which is many feet in the air above the ground below. Luckily I had my cell phone with me and called my spouse to come "rescue" me. Had I been unable to get a phone signal or had I not carried my phone with me, I would have been trapped out there in the cold rainy night for hours or worse as there was hardly anybody in the park. As the building is supposed to be locked up at 10 pm, I guess I would have been discovered by then. I reported this to the ranger at that time and he apologized and said he may have forgotten to unlock the door. But I saw the same thing happen twice more to two others--including the activities director who said the door lock was defective. That bad experience notwithstanding, we had an absolutely amazingly friendly reception the first time we walked into the "town hall" on Saturday evening of our arrival. A group of people immediately said hello, introduced themselves and asked our names, took us on a tour of the facility (door didn't lock us out that first time!) and invited us to play "baseball" that evening. The ranger who checked us in was also very friendly and helpful. Although it rained and rained most of the time we were there, there was enough of a break in the bad weather to allow putting the kayak in the lake and fishing. Warning--check yourself carefully after walking in the woods. Hubby found 4 ticks on himself a little later. Every site we saw had a concrete patio and was fairly level. We enjoyed our stay here and appreciated the closeness to the Natchez Trace. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Visited in the off season, cold and blustery, but the staff was warm and helpful. Great breakfast in the store/restaurant and Friday fish frys in the summers are legendary according to quite a few locals. Will return!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here using the Thousand Trails membership. We were in Phase 2, site 2 with full hookups. Would like to have had 50 amp but 30 amp did fine. We had a patio, table, grill. Our internet ,on the roof of our motorhome, worked but we had to use a portable dish for TV due to trees. Our cell phone worked until the last couple days when we had to use the antenna and booster. We enjoy the Natchez Trace Parkway and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent 2 weeks at park while riding the Natchez Trace Parkway via motorcycle. I'm a Thousand Trails member which explains the nightly rate. The exterior roads are getting rough and need some attention. For the most part the interior roads leading to the sites were OK. There is a shortage of rest rooms and I counted only 5 washers and 2 dryers for the entire park. Very few pull thru's and only about 25%-35% of the sites have sewer connections. Plenty of dump sites throughout park. The park and the sites were clean, the workers very friendly, and the lake was beautiful. I enjoyed my stay and would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Thank God it was only $1 to stay here. The place is an overblown joke. Gravel sites completely ill-maintained. Just an old, rundown, junky has-been campground. Certainly not worthy of the half a million dollar coach that we brought in. What a waste of time. And, they don't tell you that you have to drive off a road and into a ditch to avoid a too-low underpass to get here. This was the first time we had used a Thousand Trails affiliate membership (Western Horizons) and it is definitely the last. To add insult to injury; we had a knock on our door one afternoon while here, from a man soliciting Thousand Trails memberships. When we stay at a park or resort we NEVER expect to be solicited by sales people. This was a complete invasion of our privacy. We'd never return or buy a membership in such a place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One hundred and twenty six sites are full hookups. Others are water and electric only. We were lucky to obtain a full hookup site. Our site had a patio, picnic table, and standing BBQ. Lots of treed sites. Roads need some repair. Many picturesque sites within an easy drive. Especially the Natchez Trace Parkway. Staff friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.