Bledsoe Creek State Park, Gallatin

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Bledsoe Creek State Park is a state park in Sumner County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The park consists of 169 acres (0.68 km2) managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The park spans much of the west shore of the Bledsoe Creek embayment of Old Hickory Lake, an impoundment of the Cumberland River created with the completion of Old Hickory Dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1954.

Bledsoe Creek State Park was developed as a recreational area by the Corps as part of its Old Hickory Dam project, and was designated a state park by the state of Tennessee in 1973. The park is primarily a campground and recreational boating and fishing area, although the park has developed several miles of hiking trails and provides environmental programs throughout the year. The park is located within a 5-mile (8.0 km) radius of the Wynnewood and Cragfont state historic sites, Bledsoe's Fort Historic Park, a Mississippian-period mound complex, and the Cairo Rosenwald School, all of which attest to the area's pre-historic and historic importance to the Upper Cumberland region.

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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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