Bledsoe Creek State Park, Gallatin

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Bledsoe Creek State Park is rich in history. It was once a prime hunting ground for the Cherokee, Creek, Shawnee and Chickamauga Native American tribes. Once English settlers arrived to the area, the once great herds of animals were dispersed, never to return. The area is home to a wealth of Native American history along with various historical sites nearby. The Bledsoe Creek territory became a Tennessee State Park in 1973.

The park features 57 campsites. There are more than six miles of scenic hiking trails. The trails meander through the forest and along the lakeshore of the park. One mile of these trails is paved making it accessible to persons with disabilities. The trails are open year round.

Bledsoe Creek offers two boat launch ramps, one for registered campers only and the other open for the general public. Other activities include fishing at Old Hickory Lake, picnic facilities (the largest able to accommodate up to 150 people) and park programs which provide entertainment for all ages and change annually.
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  • The kids absolutely love Bledsoe Creek State Park. You can walk out on the bridge and feed the fish, turtles, frogs. Great play area. Wonderful walkiing trails.  more »
  • Bledsoe Creek is a state park with care takers onsite! They do a great job keeping it clean. Bledsoe is on the lake! So bring your own fishing poles, kayaks, canoes, etc. They have a playground for th...  more »
  • Past the sign for this park hundreds of times decided to give it a go. Beautiful park. Bathrooms spotless. Camp site level with a view that can't be beat. Well maintained trails. Check in easy and efficient. Actually saw an eagle swoop down and catch a fish right in front of our campsite. Definitely will be back.
  • This is a nice small park with camping facilities, lake, playground, and hiking trails. They also have a place to put your boats in the water. It would have been five stars but while walking over one of the bridges you could see dead fish floating around. The water just didn't seem very clean either which could possibly account for the dead fish. The main lake seemed better and we did see many live fish and a turtle in it.

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