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Montgomery Bell State Park

Burns, Tennessee


1020 Jackson Hill Rd
Burns, Tennessee 37029
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.08594
Longitude: -87.28612

Elevation: 645' (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+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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46 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Where oh where are my ear plugs? Quite hours are not enforced!! We traveled here for an event nearby, so we made our reservations very early to ensure a spot for our 35 ft. TT. The campground office was closed when we arrived on a Friday at 2:00pm. Since we had not stayed at this CG before, we didn't know the road to our site. There are lots of family groups here, making for a loud party all day and into the night. Sites are extremely close together. And many sites have no grass, gravel only...not good for dogs.. The park needs to hand out equiette tips for the campers as many do not know that it is rude to walk thru your campsite. I'm am very disappointed in this campground and would not stay here again. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Older very pretty campground and we loved it. We had a beautiful and spacious site looking onto a beautiful creek and we slept to the sounds of water rushing over rocks. The campground was very busy with about half the campground full and all the sites with sewer so I recommend reservations. Most of the campers were locals and many had big dogs. We love big dogs so it was not a problem for us. The two handicapped camp sites were exceptionally nice and wide. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
95
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby White Bluff has two hardware stores that offer RV supplies and propane refills.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We were really impressed by the beauty of the park - just awesome. The sites were nice, although the picnic tables could use a little TLC. The restroom/shower facilities do not have AC, so there was evidence of mold/mildew and both the shower and toilet facilities were not up to current standards. We were only able to stay one night. We would like to return and be able to really explore the park. Good spot to come in the spring or fall. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Tight roads. Spaces can be difficult to back into. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park close (about 30 miles) to Nashville. One of the few low cost options when visiting Nashville. There are three bath houses. One was somewhat small (and I think older) but all three were very clean. Water flow was low but acceptable. Park rangers came by often and were very friendly. This keeps the "un-desirables" out of the park. I think local home school children used the play ground in the afternoon. The cross country running team was running when we were there. They were VERY well behaved and created no problem. The site #17 was long enough for us to back in, but a number of the sites could be somewhat difficult to get into with the trees and we would have had a problem if the site across the road from us was in use. There were a large number of big rigs at the sites with sewer connections. Sewer at some sites for extra $. Dump station, but no fresh water at dump station to fill up. Only "dirty" water to wash down spills. As with all TN state parks, only approved (fire dried) fire wood is allowed. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We had a creekfront site. We knew ahead of time the sites would be close together, so it wasn't a surprise. Level lot. Poorly position campfire ring. We didn't use the bathrooms but they were buggy and needing updating. Playground equipment out of date and all aluminum which isn't ideal in Summer. It's a good place to go that is an hour from Nashville, so we'll be back in the fall for a short trip. Strangely, there were a large number of flies. We've been camping throughout middle Tennessee and haven't encountered as many as we did here. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Kids eat free for lunch on Sundays at the state park restaurant. It was a good southern fixins buffet.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We loved this park! We went to the website ahead of time and chose our spot based on the map, site dimensions/description and photos. Loved that they had photos...really helped us select the perfect site. We reserved ahead an paid just under $41 total, including day use fees. There campground has lots of trees/shade (not satellite friendly), a river, is easy to navigate, beautiful scenery, clean restrooms, and the campsites were incredibly wide/large with plenty of space cushion around so we weren't on top of our neighbors. Our site had hookups and was hard packed gravel/dirt. The park was fairly crowded on June 1, and the ranger came along that morning around checkout time to make sure we were vacating our space so they could ensure the next person wouldn't find us still there. Fair enough. We had a premium spot on the river, but it was more for ambiance as the flow was practically nill, so the river was a bit sketchy looking. We had our dogs on 15 - 20 foot leads and they enjoyed plenty of room on our site without encroaching on neighbors sites. The other campers we met were friendly. Lots of kiddos riding bikes and having fun, and we didn't encounter loud, obnoxious campers at night. I would definitely recommend this beautiful park and would not hesitate to stay here again...only wish we'd had more time here to chill and enjoy the nice weather (June 1). We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Premium Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 3 nights at the park. It was clean and everybody was very nice, although there was no attendant so there was nowhere to buy firewood. It was less than an hour to Nashville and also less than an hour to Franklin, which is a cute little town!

There was a large field for our dogs to run in, we were able to let them do so because there were few people there at the end of December. My folks came in a big rig, and they were unable to access the back spots, but a friendly Ranger came by and let us all upgrade to a full hook-up spot and waived the $5 upgrade fee. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out Franklin! We fell in love.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very helpful staff, great park, beautifully maintained. Saw deer, wild turkey and other critters driving though the park. Was a little hard to find the actual campground. The Inn at the park serves good food, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner for a reasonable price. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site number 35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Backing into the site was a little tricky. True with many here. Local town, Dickson, has everything you might need.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The space they assigned us was horrible to back in. The park was nice and the grounds were beautiful. The staff really needs to evaluate the spaces they assign. I had to jump my front tires over 6 X 6s in order to back in the space. Lots of people at the park during our stay. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Do not remember
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Just an overnight stay, second time in the last year. The campground is clean and seems well maintained. The one bathroom I checked out was clean and orderly. The roads in the campground are quite narrow and twisty. The sites ate quite close together and the trees don't appear to have been trimmed. We woke to something falling on the roof and found, next morning, two large limbs had hit us.

My one negative is the price: $20 for electric and $30 for full service in a state park with no amenities is darned pricey. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Great State Park to visit. Close to town, yet rural setting. Something for everyone in family to do. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
107
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A little tight for longer units. Well maintained and clean. Great place for kids. All types of campers. Very quiet. Nice stream runs through park.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very crowded with very little room to back in or pull out. Cars parked everywhere. Was a foot off level from front to back. I saw pets but have no idea on their policy. I noticed trash around the park. It was a holiday weekend but I expected better.

I would stay in a parking lot with no water and electricity to keep away from this place. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

The park was great for family with children. Parks large baseball, and field for all types of games. A stream that kids could play in. No WiFi nor cable. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Handicap
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The site provided, person to hold games for the children . And a movie was provided for everyone.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park, very friendly staff. Not big rig friendly. VERY narrow roads, tight turns, trees close to road and most sites. We got lucky to find an end site with a lot of room to pull up. Still dragged on tree limbs on the side/roof. Would stay again because it's too tight for our 38' 5th wheel. To bad, it's a pretty park with a nice creek running behind. We camped at Montgomery Bell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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