Sites in pine woods. We had a great view of the TN River. Friendly campers. Easy access. Lots of space between sites. Dump facilities easy to access. Gravel boat launches for fishermen. This is a great "campfire" place. Biking is pretty good. Fishing and biking is all there is to do. You can tour Shiloh Battlefield and play golf at Pickwick State Park. The smell from the pulp factory was obnoxious, but did not seem to bother my husband. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great little park. As stated by others, all the sites are shaded and offer a beautiful view of the dam and river. There is some train and factory noise, but we enjoyed the stay very much. The staff are friendly and helpful. Coming from the south or west, cross the dam and immediately take the sharp turn left, down to the riverfront and dam. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
TVA has some good, cheap, public campgrounds, and this one is real decent. It has LOTS of shade, every space is under huge trees along the TN river below Pickwick Dam. Great place to just relax, watch the river and barges go through. The place is being updated in sections. The electric boxes are modern and the water spigots adequate. There is a dump station on the way out. The bath houses are still a little old where we were, but clean as could be expected. As with any place near the water, there will be bugs and frogs. They spray out the entire bathroom with a water hose early in the morning and that helps. Don't let it concern you, cause: The real plus at the bath is WATER PRESSURE. The shower was really great because the pressure was so high - the best water pressure at any place I've ever stayed! (The campsites didn't have that high of a pressure so don't worry about that). And the price is a flat $20 a night, tax included! We camped here in a Motorhome.
4/16-4/18 Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground run by the TVA. Pickwick Landing, TN. This was our first time camping at a TVA campground and we enjoyed it. It’s a self-service campground with 95 sites and the majority of them offer level sites, water and electricity. There are heated restrooms with one shower but the bathrooms are used by fishermen and others just driving through. The campground is set in some pretty tall trees and one can watch the barges going through the dam during the day. Fishing, bird watching, riding bikes, people watching and visiting Savannah, TN and Shiloh National Military Park are all available. Also eating at the Inn at the Pickwick Landing State Park which is only across the bridge and also at Hady’s Hotel and Catfish just north of Shiloh are good choices. Some consider the catfish at Hady’s the best in the south. Adamsville,TN is close for a visit to Buford Pusser Home and Museum (sheriff from Walking Tall fame). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived at the campground and had to wait while the campground host sorted out two earlier arrivals. Once we made it to our site, it was so unlevel that we immediately sought out the host, who of course could not then be found. We arranged an informal three way swap with a recent arrival who wanted to move to set up his satellite dish in the dense tall pines, so we were then level. That afternoon, the ranger graciously accommodated all of our changes. Sites looked generally short for big rigs, and the roads were tight, but we did see a couple of 40 footers in sites. The paper mill nearby in Counce smelled bad there, but we never smelled it at the campground. There is very little shopping for quite some distance so come prepared for your needs. OTA TV reception was minimal with a couple channels from Jackson, Verizon air card worked well, as did our Tracfone. On our second day, ongoing work on the water system left us without water for a while (and the need to back around the road to exit the park with the motorhome). This is a good, rustic campground for visiting Shiloh battlefield and the famous Catfish Hotel nearby to the battlefield (provided the wait isn't too long as it was last week on the 150th anniversary of the battle of Shiloh). We'd stay in this park again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pickwick Landing State Park was a real gem. We had read the previous reviews; trains, and foul smells from a pulp factory, along with uneven sites were mentioned. We decided it would still be a good spot (for us) to stay while touring Shiloh and Corinth Civil War sites. The train was nonexistent, no foul smells (to us anyway), and, yes, the sites were not very level and in disrepair. We were able to find a semi-level spot and use our auto levelers to finish the job. TV reception was great, our Verizon MiFi card worked great, water and 50 amp service, with a dump station as you drive out of the park and quiet as can be in a beautiful wooded setting with the Inn and Lake within walking distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were one of 5 or 6 campers in the whole campground. All of the spots were shaded and most were not very level. There was very little sign of an attendant. Very quiet and peaceful. Bath house was clean. There is a wood pulp factory that is close by and does smell from time to time. We would stay here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a resort park with a marina, Inn and Conference Center. The lake and river offers fishing, boating, swimming and there is a good restaurant in the Inn with some great deals. There is a golf course across the street that is part of the park and a hiking trail that goes for 2.8 miles around the woods and lake. We arrived during a violent storm in the south with tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning but we were lucky that it was north of us and south of us and by three in the afternoon the sun came out and the sky was blue. Sites are not that level so we moved on after one night to another campground in the area. Only a few other campers at this time of year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pickwick Landing State Resort Park is a large operation which includes an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, a conference center which includes a restaurant, swimming and picnic areas, plus a marina. The camping area in which sites are available on a first-come, first served basis is located well away from the other activity areas and is relatively quiet. The entrance is somewhat confusing to one entering the campground for the first time. To reach the fourteen 50-amp sites, turn right. Turning to the left takes one to the remaining thirty-three 30-amp sites. Travelers with motorhomes over 30-feet in length should be aware that many of the sites are uneven and should expect to encounter some difficulty in leveling their vehicles. Please note that the TVA has a separate campground, Pickwick Dam, which is located just across the Tennessee River. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground - all sites had picnic table, fire ring,lantern hook, and grill. Restrooms could use upgrading. We saw people cleaning them - but there ain't a lot you can do with old! Water at these sites is on the opposite side of electric. You will probably need two water hoses. Sites are also not for rookies who are learning to level. The park was not crowded and we found a fairly level one - but the majority are slanted with the back lower than the front. Very much in the woods. Most sites were secluded by trees even tho they were fairly close together. Lake is about a five minute drive away with two public swimming beaches. Marina and boat rentals also available. Great golf course. Lots of night spots around with live music in the summer. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Campground was mostly empty. Very few level sites. Most sites are high front to rear or rear to front. Bath house was showing age, but was clean. 10 PM quiet time not enforced. Loud vehicles entering and leaving park well after midnight. Would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stinky, stinky. This park is close to a paper mill on the Tennessee River and if the wind drifts the wrong way it smells pretty bad. There are some level sites and all are paved. The campground is pretty run down with only one bathhouse for the whole camp and its not clean. The mill does shut down on the weekend so this might be a good time to stay, but there are a lot of boaters on the weekend. Most definitely will not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you have a big rig you need to get there early to pick a site which you can get into and is fairly level. You cannot make reservations here. It is a quiet park and very shaded. If I stayed in this area again I would probably stay below the dam. Mainly because its more level. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here while visiting Shiloh. Some of the sites were not even, but there were enough to pick from that were level. The restrooms and showers were clean. This is a very nice state park and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Easy to find campground in a wooded setting with paved interior roads. The paved sites are generally level with ample space between sites. Attendant disappears but there is a host on site. Water pressure and electric is good. No sewer. A good place to stay to visit the Shiloh Battlefield and the Corinth battle sites. Very quiet and peaceful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground offers nice, wooded sites, however it took three tries to find a level one. A helpful attendant stopped by to see if everything was to our liking. We used the park only briefly before leaving to tour Shiloh Battlefield. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gorgeous scenery in November. The trees were red and Gold and Yellow. A very nice campground. The dump station needs a little water pressure but the sites had ample water pressure and electricity. Picnic tables, fire rings and grills set back in the trees made this a super family camping experience. The dam campground is nearby if this one is full. A great place to spend the night after touring Shiloh. We camped here in a Motorhome.