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Piney River Escape

Bon Aqua, Tennessee


6832 Piney River Rd N
Bon Aqua, Tennessee 37025
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Sites: 11
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.95070
Longitude: -87.46545

Elevation: 532' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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7 Reviews

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Let's be very clear. Piney River Escape is NOT Big Rig Friendly. Can you shoe-horn a 42' Class A motorhome that is not towing in? Yes because we did it - so that makes it accessible but not friendly. If arriving from the west on I40 the directions take you down Hwy 48 which is nicely paved but narrow, winding and has a steep drop off instead of a shoulder most of the way. After that Piney River Road to the campground is about 12'-14' wide, bumpy, twisting, has some steep hills and has blind curves. Arriving at the campground you have to pass the exit (which would be the easiest way in) and then can either turn right into the upper campground where the host/checkin is or left into the lower campground. The turn into the upper where you need to go to check-in is guarded by a stout wooden fence on either side and you must turn in at exactly the right angle or risk taking the fence on the right with you or grazing the front left of your coach on the opposite fence. In addition although that entrance has a good amount of gravel it is much narrower than a big coach's turning footprint and the sides are dirt - in our case deep mud as it had been raining. Once in the upper campground the interior roads are gravel but narrow making maneuvering a challenge. We ended up in a back-in site about 3 rows up as that was the easiest to get into but the front of the site was about a 8"-10" lower than the rear. Getting out next morning was as challenging as getting in and we ended up backing all the way out and crossing the road into the entrance of the lower campground so we would be able to easily make the turn onto the road. I will add that if you are towing which we weren't there is no safe place to unhook before attempting to turn into the upper campground unless you go into the lower section and unhook there - otherwise it is unhook on the one lane road. The people seem nice and perhaps in better weather the rural character of the place would be welcoming but just be aware. We camped at Piney River Escape in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
not numbered
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tips for other Campers:

A better way in from I40 - which is the way we went out - is to take Hwy 46/Church Road (1854)/Missionary Ridge Road (1854)/Back Piney Road/Piney River Road and then the 2 entrances will be the first part of the park you encounter. That road is much better/safer - but longer distance if arriving from the west on I40. The turn to the lower section will be on your right in this case and the upper section to the left.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The pictures & reviews online are nothing like what we saw! First off we drove almost 3 hrs to get there & was told the site we reserved was still occupied with previous camper, we were shown a different site on the water, too close for my liking, the other section was like a trailer park with long timers. I could go on but hopefully this is enough to make people aware & beware! We camped at Piney River Escape in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
Site 1 Lake loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping about 15-20 from Campground.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

What a wonderful park. We had a river (big fast moving creek)front site, got lucky, they stay full. The roads getting there are bad... just slow down, you will be okay. The only drawback to the creek side was flash floods... kinda scary watching it rise. They were still recovering from a nasty flood in Nov 2017. The regular sites are way up the hill and high and dry. They are more park like, still very nice. People in this park, a lot of monthly.. a few even visited, were super friendly. The hookup connections were a little rough all though, they were working on it, just trying to be honest, only thing that kept it from a 10... The camphost... cant say enough good things, what a privilege to meet you sir. We are trying to pick a time for a longer stay in the Fall. We had good internet on our Sprint on our hot spot. Follow their directions, NOT GOOGLE!!!! We will definately, absolutely return. FREE LAUNDRY!! We camped at Piney River Escape in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Creek Side
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dickson is near.. check out Amish Grocery - Country View Market, 15 miles or so... grocery stores at minimum 10 miles.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This campground has been given overly generous reviews. It is a nice site on a farm and river. The host and campers were all friendly and helpful. However, there are other issues that need to be brought out. The facility is remote on rough chip and seal blacktop roads. The facility is not well designed for easy access internally. When you come in the entrance and pull to the exit where the office/host site is the only way to get to a site is to back to it. When you go back out the exit from the office, there is not enough room on the narrow public road to turn a car back to the entrance much less a camper. The site (they are not numbered) we were on was poorly plumbed for waste. The inlet was on the uphill side of the slab. I could not set up a downward slope to the inlet from beneath my motorhome. Parking slabs are narrow with no patio. For access to utilities on the driver's side I had to pull into the site and back out on leaving. The roads and area around the sites were muddy. The sites near the river, were laid out parallel to the river rather than oriented for easy access. Some were well off the graveled road with no harden access. The gravel access had water running across the road the day we arrived. We were advised that use of the river sites would be risky due to flooding potential. We enjoyed our stay because all we needed was a parking spot for a week. We will camp elsewhere if we are in the area again. We camped at Piney River Escape in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
No designations
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We planned on staying a few days and ended up staying 2 1/2 months. Love this park. The owners are super people. Hope we get an opportunity to go back someday. Spacious

concrete sites with fire ring and picnic table. We camped at Piney River Escape in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure and check out the Pinewood Store

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

It's the most quite and peaceful place we've ever been to. We have enjoyed the river water greatly! It's hard to explain but once you get there you simply relax. The owner is a really great guy. He usually has only one spot that he can give you if you're staying for only few days. You'll need to book many months in advance if you want to stay for few months.

Its one of these places that you can overlook or miss, it's not a usual campground, there are only few spots for RVs but it is magical.

Laundry was free. We didn't use the bathrooms or shower so we can't say much about it. The Piney river runs through the campground and is great to swim in. The kids that were around loved it.

It had a Wi-Fi connection but very slow. We camped at Piney River Escape in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Tell the owner you prefer not to be behind the showers/bathrooms! Unless... Its the only spot he has.

Enjoy :)

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

This is a wonderful small family oriented campground located on the bank of the Piney River on a family farm. There are a couple of pavilions adjacent to RV sites that generally are rented full time. There is one rest room and one shower available, the laundry facilities are located across the road. It is a Good Sam park, so discounts apply. Occasionally, the owner hosts blue grass/country music "jams" at the park, usually with some local up and coming talent. Our stay was during one of these and we had a great time. Swimming, floating, and canoeing the Piney River is great fun for the young, so everyone will have a good time. COME! We camped at Piney River Escape in a Truck Camper.

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