Montgomery Bell State Park

     


Burns, Tennessee
Phone: (615) 797-9052

Sites: 50
Avg. Rate: $21

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Latitude: 36.0859391991086
Longitude: -87.2861194610596

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-stream Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 8
  • Good 9
  • Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

21 Reviews

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Lini

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty nice campground. Some sites are close together; the water faucet for the site next to us was almost under our awning. All sites are shaded. The creek behind some of the sites is nice. Good planned activities by the rangers. We went to a hoedown at the picnic shelter. Lots of children riding bikes and scooters so you have to be careful when walking dogs. The park has a sand beach at the bottom of a steep hill, but you have to drive there. The state park is very large so go in the main entrance at the north side of the park. The entrance sign is small and is on the opposite side of the road from the entrance. The inn has a restaurant with a buffet and Friday is seafood night. I would recommend the Clement Hotel Railroad Museum in Dickson. They gave us a personal guided tour for $4 each. We learned about the history of the area including Montgomery Bell, iron production, and the railroad. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

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Traveler John

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Don't expect peace and quiet here. Everyone is packed in cheek to jowl, dogs barking, music blaring, kids screaming, everyone having fun. I hit it on a weekend, and it could be a whole different scene during the weekdays. All sites are shady and nice but close together. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

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JohnandDeb

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This was 'Fall Break' in TN. Campground is completely full and sites are narrow and you must disconnect. I would not recommend this for a large rig and would never have come if I knew this was 'Fall Break'. Beautiful park, just too crowded and too tight. Our 23' trailer fit well, but was difficult maneuvering. The park seems well maintained and all sites have 30/50A w/ water and for 10 more dollars you can buy a site with sewer if available. The host seems congenial just harassed with the crowd. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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MaineDon

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Due to wheel bearing problems, we ended up spending 3 nights in this park: Friday through Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, the park was full, with hoards of kids yelling, screaming, fighting, tearing around on bikes, etc. This went on all day and into the night, well after Quiet Hours were supposedly in effect. Finally, my wife got up at 11:30 p.m., put on her robe, and went out to ask them to quiet down: this while many of their parents stood by and watched. Where was the park staff while all of this was going on after hours? We had kids buzzing through our site on scooters. The 5'er was hit by a football 3 times. By Sunday afternoon, the place was nearly empty, quiet and peaceful. It's a pretty park, with nice trees and a meandering stream. So if you want a park where your kids or grandchildren can run wild, come on the weekend. If you want tranquility and a pretty setting, try Sunday through Thursday. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2265

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Our price reflects disabled vet/military. Relatively nice park, although somewhat off the beaten path if you are just "over-nighting it" (like we were). Park is about 10 miles off I-65. Paved roads once you turn into the park, however, turns are a little tight if you are towing a big rig (40' fifth wheel). Once inside park, sites themselves are nice, some paved, water and electric is easily accessible. Handicap sites are not shaded but are long and relatively level. Be aware the "Camper Check In" hut at entrance to camping area DOES NOT take credit cards. Appeared to have kid stuff (playground, bike riding etc.). Would stay again if spending a few days. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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fulltime.petes

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Older Park with lots of trees. We couldn't find a site where our satellite would work. Our Verizon cell and MiFi worked OK. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

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dqcarol

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We landed here on a busy week just before Easter. Staff will not tell you (or simply do not know) about any availability in the campground. Visitor Center is pretty tight, but we parked and asked to unhook to scout for a site. The Ranger told us to just follow him on his regular route, and he would lead us through the campground. His information the we would not need to unhook our vehicle was totally wrong. We entered the campground OK, but quickly got jammed in a tight turn and had to unhook on VERY un-level ground. Ah, well. That accomplished, we maneuvered very well, and finally located a rather tight back-in site that we could squeeze into. If it had been a less popular weekend, we would have had many nice sites to choose from, some with full hookups. As it was, we had a clear overhead and thus, satellite service for the TV. There are two fantastic handicapped sites that went empty, nice restrooms, fire rings and a few BBQ stands. Most sites have picnic tables. Wi-Fi and cell service for Verizon is weak and spotty. The park is lovely, with lakes for fishing and a terrific Conference Center with a buffet style restaurant. Beautifully maintained grounds, good roads, easy drive into Nashville. Lots of play equipment for kids, a stream to play in or get wet and lots of walking trails. Our 40' motor home w/ 1 slide had plenty of room. good dump station. Our rate reflects Military/Disabled rate. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

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DXSMac

Review Count: 171
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. However, trying to get into a back-in site is dicey if you drive a big rig. The road is narrow and when you get ready to back up, you have to be careful you don't hit a tree with your front end. Sites are spaced apart fairly decent. Sites appeared to be fairly level, at least my site was. I got here around 3:30 PM and the office was closed to do inventory (month end) and I was told I could pay with a credit card in the morning. A ranger stopped by later and verified that I could do that. There are abundant trash cans, it seems there was a trash can every other site. Restrooms were OK, not the cleanest, but not bad, either. At this time of year it was pretty quiet. I was told in the office that if you have a Water and Electric only it's $20 as opposed to $25 for full hookup. However, I was also told that if you are in a full hookup site and only use the Water and electric, you can specify so and just pay the $20. Guess it's OK to do that at this time of year. No TV reception via antenna. Verizon Cellular modem (4G) worked well. Verizon Cell Phone and Wireless Landline both worked, although the Wireless Landline struggled to keep a signal. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

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montana10

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very clean park with room to maneuver larger rigs. These are all shaded sites with gravel pads. Although the sites are fairly close, the grounds make up for it. For the money it cannot be beat. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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mbr3366

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I am not sure why this park gets rated so highly. We assumed it is mostly used by locals in the area. If you want to be close to your neighbor than this is your type of camping. This was our first experience in TN and from the woman on the phone when I called for info, to the young man who took our money who was clueless about the sites, it was not a great experience. Would bypass this park in my opinion. However it looks like this is a very family oriented park and very well used. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

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Corninggirl

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is beautiful! The campground is first come first served so I don't think I would try to get in during the summer. It got quite full this week and it's October! The sites are very large for the most part, some on a lovely creek. My unit is 39 feet so I had fewer sites to choose from with all the trees and narrow roads. But I will definitely return. I also got a handicapped reduced rate, very nice. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User1192

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, clean and well maintained. All of the park rangers were polite and helpful. The park hosts have been there almost 4 years and friendly. The bathrooms were cleaned everyday Monday.-.Sunday and the site trash cans were emptied daily. We stayed 7 days with our 4 yr. old and 16 yr. old. Plan on going back many more times. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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helotes2010

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park. Full hookups and some local TV. We were evacuated after 5 days because the creek overflowed our site but it wasn't a problem, we could move to higher ground. You can get WiFi at the conference center and they have a nice lake and some hiking trails. Has super bike trails of all levels. Bathhouse was clean. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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bigdaddy2

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

One of my favorite state parks here in Tenn. The sewer hook-ups only added to the rating of the park. Some changes are in store for the new year with different entrance area but i totally agree with the need to make improvements that add to the safety of campers. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User998

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice campground, but visitors should be aware of three things: bathhouses are not cleaned during the weekend (when the campground is crowded), bathhouses are small for the amount of sites, and some sites are extremely close together. We highly recommend the Inn's buffet. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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