Bledsoe Creek State Park, Gallatin

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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  • We went here for a picnic and to hike the trails. The park has several paved trails that are shaded and very nice. The trails are marked well. We also took the non-paved trail along the lake. There...  more »
  • We were heading to Florida so we stopped for two nights. It's a beautiful heavily wooded campground with tame deer! The restrooms were clean and updated. We would stay again!  more »
  • It's a nice park even if it's not very large. There's lots of camping, boat launches, and hiking. The trails are nice--not too short but not too long either it's easy to do a casual hike in an hour or two. Half the trail is along the lake with the other half through the forest, both of which are enjoyable. On my last visit, I saw a dozen deer--they were all over the place! It's also probably nicer when it's rained more recently; on my last visit, all the little creeks in the park were dry.
  • Bledsoe Creek is a really great spot to camp at! I loved that the campsites are actually pretty big and lots of space between sites. This campground has a playground and lots of pavilions. Check in is with camp host 👌🏻There are tons of really great trails varying from wheelchair accessible to strenuous. Look out for the deer in the morning and evening as they walk around.

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