Cookeville Tennessee Campgrounds
15 RV Parks near Cookeville, Tennessee
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Not for couples with children. No slide, swing or pool. Lots of traffic through the site to get to the on location restaurant. I would not feel safe letting my kids outside alone. - Bdavis2900
Mar 2015 - $16.00
Great value and a nice quiet country setting. The owner is very nice. Not sure why another reviewer would rate the park unfavorably, but some can be difficult to please. We stayed in 43' rig. - Dngreen51
Sep 2014 - $30.00
After staying here before,I decided to give it another try. I needed to order several items online,and they will ship to this park.It was a big mistake,as it's worse now than it was on the previous stay.
This is a poorly run,overpriced gravel parking lot. The owners live next door,but they are rarely in the park. The daily rate is an outrageous 30.00 a day and there are no amenities. Just a dusty gravel lot.
While staying here I also encountered damage by the young kids mowing,I told him on 3 different occasions they were throwing rocks with their gas powered weed trimmers while they were trimming the grass in the gravel all around every site,one of the employees was using one that didn't even have a guard on it. My camper and car were damaged. Never even got as much as an I'm sorry from anyone there after telling them and the so-called manager. A few days later another person got their drivers window broken out by rocks from the mowers.
The owners and employees have absolutely no regard for other peoples property.
Also had a brand new sewer hose that they put holes in with their weed trimmers.
They have minimal rules posted in small print in the office,but none are enforced.I also had a very rude and noisy neighbor that started his old dodge diesel work truck up at 5:00 am every morning just a few feet from my camper,then letting it idle for 30 minutes before leaving for work,when I complained several times,nothing was done and I was told I could move.
There are no amenities included in the price. Their is a restaurant, I was advised by other people staying in the campground that it had terrible food and service,so I didn't try it based on that advice.
There are some pull through sites with 50a,and some 30a back ins,all are the same rate.The sewer and water hookups are very close together,the water hookup is underground just inches from the sewer hookup.
There is also a pay fishing lake that's not included in the rates,they charge extra for it.
They have wifi,but it's very slow. I used verizon aircard,only got 1 bar had to use my wilson amp and external antenna.
No showers here,just a small restroom at the restaurant.
Would never stay there again,there are other places nearby including several coe parks with amenities that are much cheaper.
Rates are 30.00 daily,200.00 weekly,500.00 monthly. - 58fulltimer
Sep 2017 - $13.00
We only spent one night but really enjoyed being there. Would not hesitate to return! Beautiful, clean park, wonderful view of the lake. Easy entry and exit. Would highly recommend. - Meyka
Jul 2017 - $30.00
Restroom/shower by site 91 was dirty and almost unusable, but if you walked down to end of the campground there was a newer restroom that was a lot nicer. Great views of water and nice campsites. - Radelm
Aug 2016 - $15.00
A nice COE campground for families. Tent to big rig spots. No sewer. Voltage can drop when all the units are running AC. Nice beach, boat ramp, fishing. - ccsvolsfan
Sep 2010 - $26.00
I have stay here many times and love the park. There's live music and karaoke every Saturday night, movies on Friday night. This park is very family friendly. They have all kinds of things going on like Christmas in July (was there it was great), chili cook off in October (was there last year and going again this year). The owners are great, they keep this place very safe and the restrooms may be old but they are very clean. This is not a party park and we like this, all rules are enforced, GREAT. Oh, just a comment about the other comment I read, how can anyone control where wild geese go to the bathroom, really! There is always someone you can't please and it is usually the ones breaking all the rules, enough said. I will be camping at Indian Creek again and again cause it's great. - outdoorlover1
Jun 2009 - $26.00
My family visited Indian Creek every summer while I was growing up, but then switched to Edgar Evins. We decided to return this past weekend after about 10 years, and were severely disappointed! The entire park is dirty and nasty now that it's privately owned. To begin with, they don’t properly take care of the bathhouses. Besides being full of poisonous spiders and in disrepair, it's also filthy. I suffered through a shower with moldy curtains and a rusty shower head. I mustn’t forget the poison ivy growing inside and around the entire camping pad, or the goose droppings EVERYWHERE including the roads and even the sand beach. It’s unsafe and unsanitary for children, or anyone for that matter, to be in this campground! To keep costs down they refuse to turn the lights on at night! It’s pitch black and very dangerous while climbing the steps to the bathroom. One guest fell and hurt her ankle while trying to do so. They are more concerned with, “keeping costs down,” than the safety of the campers. They are charging an outrageous $27 a night while they don't even offer running water at the swimming area (another cost saving measure). They will try to swindle money out of you any way they can, and will lie right to your face to justify their ways. Save your time and money and visit a state owned park. Owning a campground is a large responsibility and these people don’t have the funds, customer service skills, or manpower to run it properly. - hunnybunny
Jul 2006 - $22.00
Beautiful park, quiet, boat ramp, swimming beach, volleyball, basketball, horseshoe pits and the best part is Live Music and karaoke on Saturday nights every week. I plan on making this campground my favorite one. I plan on camping here allot. The fishing is great too. You can't go wrong going here the people are so nice that own the park. - Outdoorlover
Sep 2017 - $15.00
Super nice park. Would've given a perfect 10 but three major defects. Dumpsters are few and far between. Restrooms/showers were not convenient and seem to be added like an after thought, but realize this is very hilly country and they did an excellent job of utilizing what ground they have. Biggest down fall is the signage or rather the lack of. One sign telling of upcoming park road, but none at the turn. If I hadn't used Google Street View prior to our trip I would have missed the turn completely. Wife's Verizon & my ATT were both strong enough to work, as well as our att Hot Spot for the laptop. No OTA TV. Excellent waterfront site, however Labor Day weekend is not the perfect time for a quiet, peaceful setting. Boaters were eager to share their music with everyone, if you wanted it or not. Will return at a less busy time. - garmp
Oct 2014 - $24.00
I'm writing the kind of site specific review I would find helpful...hope it helps someone! Lakefront sites are close together but there are a few gem spots. #11 and 12 are close together, but are great if you're with friends; they share a little path down to the water. #15 is great because it has a path to the water and at the end of the RV sites so no there's no close neighbor on one side. #9 is great for the same reason, you have some rocks to get down to the water but not so on top of your neighbors and great view. #19 has a great view of the water but no direct access. If you have kids it's great because the playground (which is really nice) is right in your backyard. The bathrooms were clean and the attendants were the nicest around. Burgess Falls is a quick 20 minute drive away and absolutely beautiful; take the hike all the way down to the bottom. We did it with our 4&5 year olds in tow, it's not difficult. This is one of my favourite campgrounds. - mamabird73
Sep 2013 - $11.00
Price is senior pass. This is a beautiful well maintained clean COE campground. The gate attendants & camp host were all very nice & friendly & you could tell they enjoyed being there. Campers were also very friendly. The restrooms/showers were old but very clean. We would stay here again. - stella fouche
Aug 2017 - $35.00
The park is quiet and secluded. The owner is very accomodating and we enjoyed the pool all spring. Friendly neighbors and small town atmosphere. No cell service but free wifi. Lake access and close to Marina and town. By the lake so bring bug spray. - GerieTrevino
Jul 2017 - $40.00
Absolutely horrible experience. This place is basically a dive. Basically, all the sites are occupied by people living there not camping. The place is a giant mud pit when it rains. The owner is rude and hates children. Waste of time and money and would not recommend this place. We left after the first night and went about 3 miles down the road to Indian Creek campground and love it!!! - Harry kimbiani
Oct 2016 - $40.00
This campground is small and full of trees which appeal to us. Although the pool was closed since we were there in October, the pool appears to be of a good size well-maintained. The campground has a small lounge with a pool table which can also be used for table tennis. There is a large stone fireplace in there as well. There are two washers and dryers for camper use. For children there is a small swing set as well as tether ball, basketball and a volleyball net. Many of the campsites are pull-throughs. The campground has a new owner, and it is obvious he is intent on restoring the campground facilities. The campground is very close to the town of Granville, and we walked into town most days. During the time we were camping, Granville celebrated their Fall Festival which was wonderful. Every Saturday night the town hosts the Sutton Ole Time Music hour as well as a family-style dinner. If we lived closer, we definitely would plan weekend camping trips at Made In The Shade regularly. We stayed in a full-service site with our two dogs for 8 days at the beginning of October. There was plenty of room to put up our screen room in front of the RV. One alert: Made in the Shade welcomes hunters, so if that offends you, this might not be the place for you. On the other hand, the owner is very accommodating about assigning campsites. - User3725
Sites: 48 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 5 Reviews
Aug 2015 - $25.00
This park is now called Made in the Shade. Park is well maintained, let water run, rust accumulated in pipes, once cleared it was fine. First 30 amp plug was dead, other in box was fine. Open for satellite, no cell service either Verizon or AT&TDid not use the pool or the pavilion. - walt66
Apr 2010 - $24.00
The park is clean but way too small. Site are too close together. The only thing for kids to do is use the pool. The campground is on the lake but there are so many trees in the way you can't get to the water. This is a nice place for a over night stay but not a vacation stop. - outdoorlover1
May 2006 - $16.00
I would also say that the previous owners turned it into a dump. There was garbage everywhere, shady activities, and disgusting bathrooms. But the new owners have cleaned it up very very nicely. The previous owners' "snack bar" wasn't nearly as great at the store that's there now. The laundry room has been cleaned up very nicely. Not only is this a great place to come to escape, but it has been greatly improved since the previous owners practically destroyed it. I would highly recommend it, especially if you camped here before the ownership change. You'll be surprised at the positive changes. - Visitor
Mar 2017 - $31.00
The campground is very nice and clean, but for the rate they really ought to have sewer hookups. They had newer looking wifi, and I had signal, but the internet was down the whole time we were there. The showers were clean but pretty dated and leaky. Water hookups were not turned on, but the frost proof hydrant at the front was on. Took several hoses to reach, didn't seem like a big deal to have turned on the water for campers using those sites. - joshjack
Mar 2016 - $25.00
All sites will accommodate campers up to 30 feet, a few sites go up to 35, and only 4 are sized for 40 feet. Our travel trailer is 28 feet and we fit comfortably in a 35 foot site but parked our truck next to the camper. Restrooms are a little older but very clean and well maintained. The sites are platforms - tight for big trailers, but worth the views. Some of the smaller sites only have utilities on the left side (drivers side if backing in), so make sure you have extension cords and long hoses. The staff is very friendly. Fly fishing info and supplies at a store at the park entrance. This is a boater's park. Weekends book up, but rangers said it's quiet and easy during the week. Can be busy and noisy on holiday weekends. - bbpqiggy
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Pretty park. VERY unique sites, ours was built on a thick |wooden| platform (supported by huge steel beams and concrete columns) sticking out over a bluff above the lake; super-strong, held our 38' motorhome. Properly placed hookups, our site actually had water spigot on both sides. Limited car parking at site. Spaces are size-limited, most no more than 28' but our site (#39) was long enough for at least a 40'. Check reservation site closely and choose the correct one. Clean bathhouse, nice views of lake, partial shade, playground, boat ramp, open year round, park wifi, good cell signal on ATT and Verizon. Great state park ranger / law enforcement patrol (saw them around 24/7, thanks guys!). We would def stay here again.
Caution = place is HILLY. Very steep driving in/out of campground, unhook toad at the office if not before. - TheGrandMan
Aug 2017 - $26.00
We were very pleased with this site. They even had fish cutting/cleaning wooden tables at every site. There was water and electric at our site but no sewer. IMPORTANT: Make a sharp right at end of dam (it's a down slope because campground is at bottom of dam). There were no signs so we kept going up a steep and curvy mountain road. Luckily found a tight space to turn around. Other campers experienced the same issue. There is the barest of cell coverage and is in and out. No wi-fi and no TV. So if you want to disconnect from all communication, this is the place. Nice playground. We only stayed two nights so can't elaborate about the fishing or any other details. - Ceil-54
Aug 2017 - $26.00
Quiet park at the base of a large hydroelectric dam. Camp host was friendly and helpful. Park ranger was present and attentive. Site was very level, access to bathhouse at either end of the small loop. Nice playground in good repair. - JKS47
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Very clean with nice sized sites and lots of trees for shade. Some sites back up to the river. Gate attendant is very friendly and helpful. - ktbear