13 Parks near Hilham, Tennessee
Sep 2016 - $20.00
The campground overall was small, but well laid out with lots of space in each spot for equipment and larger campers. That said, getting into the spaces was a little interesting as many people when we were here, had more than one vehicle in their space, so the access road (one-way) was that much narrower.
Our spot (#1) was easy to get into, although the width of the driveway into the space made getting in the dark a little interesting. During daylight it would be a snap to back into. There were spaces that could accommodate larger campers (5th wheels, etc.) but getting backed in could be an issue if your rig was longer than about 30' Our spot was mostly level (only a little off side-to-side) but some of the other spots were not particularly level. Check the descriptions on the reservation site as they seem to be accurate.
The bathrooms were kept spotless while we were here, and they were in good condition. There was a nice laundry room as well (washer and dryer, coin op.), with a three-well sink for washing dishes. The electrical service was a little older, but in good condition, and the water pressure was good. The locations of the services was right at the edge of the pad so getting to them was a snap.
Dump station located at the exit: one hole only. Good condition, and very clean. Lots of space to maneuver, easy-in, easy-out.
Park staff were very friendly and accommodating: some of the best service on a holiday weekend that I've ever had. (Tenn. parks always seem to have great park staff.) The park had lots to do as well (SUP, kayak, canoe, and fishing boat rentals on the lake, sand volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, etc.) as well as a large swimming pool.
Be advised that there is no wireless and no camp store, although there is a small gift shop at the park office. Check in was easy, as were reservations, and the park roads were in good shape with no local traffic to speak of. Firewood is available outside the park, but not inside. - WrongWayRandall
Sep 2015 - $23.00
We stayed here from Thursday until Sunday. It is out in country and QUIET!!! The 1st night was great, but the 2nd night it was raining a bit and campground electricity was a bit iffy. The whole campground would shut down for a few and then come back on. The reason we knew was because campground would go completely black. Alot of sites are slight slopes. Ours was a deep hill to pull down into, but evened out when we set up. That and the electricity are the reasons we gave it a 9 instead of 10. We had a surge protector for our camper so no worries.The restrooms were standard state park as in older , but in clean working condition. The park was nice and the lake was a real nice smaller lake. People were fishing the banks and lots of picnic areas to choose from. We saw alot of wildlife in the park and it is real peaceful to say the least.There are lots of waterfalls and hiking to choose from within 45 min drive or so from park. Overall we will camp there again. We stayed in 21' travel trailer. - kycamper02
Apr 2015 - $18.00
Reflects 25% senior discount. Beautiful state park in the hills of north central Tennessee. Follow the park directions coming in here. You do not want to come in on the TN136. There is a one lane bridge over the dam that no large vehicle can negotiate. Spaces are well spaced, however many are not level, so some research is important if you need a fairly level space. Park staff is active in planning activities; we were here during the Spring Rally and attended several professional presentations with live animals. There is a pool here but it was still closed when we were here. Park was quiet most of the time, especially at night. Electric was steady, water pressure is high @ 80PSI, we used a regulator, most sites have good drainage during rain. No sewer at the sites here and dump is a ways up the road. No wifi, but Verizon MiFi and phones worked well. Bathhouses were kept clean and stocked. There is a 5 mile trail here; we did not walk it while here because of recent rains. A county road cuts directly thru the park, so you have to be alert while walking on the roads. Many birds and wildflowers here to view, we also saw fox and turkey. The dam site itself is very pretty, with picnic areas and a small swinging bridge. Be sure to visit the Overton Lodge, just for the drive. There are 2 waterfalls on the drive that are worth seeing. The staff is friendly and helpful. The office has a nice gift store. We would not hesitate to stay here again. - Fixn2gocamp
May 2016 - $25.00
This out-of-the-way park has a rustic charm and lots of trees. Campsites are close, but the park is small enough that you don't feel like you're in a crowd. Best part of the park was the host, who was more than amenable. He and others made sure my rig was level and situated to my liking. I'm a woman traveling alone, and the host checked in on me in a way that made me feel comfortable and secure. The surrounding area is beautiful, and I wish I could have stayed longer. Good wi-fi, too. - OmakMary
May 2015 - $27.00
It was peaceful and away from all hustle and bustle. We had full hookups, clean water and a level space. The owners were very friendly and helpful. In fact, I ran out of propane in both of my tanks and the park owner took my tanks to town with him, had them filled, and when I returned to my RV, he had them both hooked up for me. I would recommend this place, in spite of it being 26 miles from where I had to do some business in Cookeville. - Don Self
Jul 2009 - $20.00
One of the best kept secrets in Allons, TN! The hosts are wonderful! Why, one night the weather dropped to 50 degrees, and one of the owners asked if we needed blankets. The other owner helped my son perfect is badminton stroke while we relaxed during the evening. The trout farm is only 200 feet from the campground. Dale Hallow Lake Dam is 15 min. and Lilly Lake is onlly 20 min. from campground site. Price is quite a bargain, and it is away from all major traffic. Great family spot with a pavilion that houses many family games to play at night. - Mscamperreview
Aug 2015 - $15.00
79 sites with w/e, 16 pull thru, most with some type of shade. Several situated overlooking the Obey River and below the Dale Hollow Dam. Located adjacent to a large trout fish hatchery(tours welcome) with trout fishing allowed in the runoff waters from the hatchery. We camped here in a popup motorcycle camper. - mailman01
Jul 2014 - $12.00
Beautiful campgrounds on the Obey River just below the Dale Hollow Dam. Trout fish hatchery adjoins the campground. Kids would love this and is interesting to adults as well. Campers were catching limits of trout from streams leading from the hatchery. Sites were level and well spaced. Loved this campground. - mailman01
Jul 2012 - $20.00
Excellent park clean well kept volunteer on duty 6 days a week. Bath houses are clean and laundry is available. Most sites have shade at sometime of the day. Close to lake. Quite and peaceful. Would stay here again. - Buddman
Jun 2010 - $12.00
Beautiful, remote campground on Dale Hollow Lake that is well-maintained. Only about 12 sites have 50 amp service. Nearest town is over 20 miles away, so take ample supplies when you go. About half the sites are shaded, and most are reasonably level. Lake swim area has clear water with sand/gravel bottom. Comfort stations are clean and accommodating. Enjoyed walleye and smallmouth bass fishing in the clear water lake. While campground was heavily occupied during weekends, occupancy rate during weekdays was only about 20%. - igor2brvn
May 2006 - $18.00
Somewhat to very difficult severely twisty windy access road. I don't mind the road, even with a 40' RV, but, I certainly understand the problem. That said, we absolutely love this stunning, out of the way park. The pine beetles have taken their toll on some of the shade, but you can hardly envision this park with out going there. Great lake access and we go there as much as possible, at LEAST twice a year. I don't think any sites have sewers, dump station is convenient to get to though. A lot of the sites were, in the last year or two, were upgraded to 50 amp power pedestals. - djevanstn
Jun 2009 - $12.00
We had a beautiful waterfront site, with water & electric, as many are. The bathrooms & showers were clean & funtional. The roads into this out of the way park, are an experience in themselves, but no problem if you take your time, many hairpin curves, just watch out for the Crazy garbage truck driver, who nearly took us out on one of the 15 mph turns at over 50. This park should be rated at 10, but because the folks that have the current contract aren't real big on grounds maintenance, grass hasn't been mowed for at least 3-4 weeks, great for ticks & chiggers, also don't seem to be up on rules enforcement, as we observed teenagers swimming in unautorized areas, dogs not only Not on a 6 ft. leash, (one was on a 20ft leash), but also watched the attendant drive by one man with his dog not on a leash at all, and just wave at him. - bukhrn
Jun 2008 - $26.00
This is a wonderful place. We had a lake front site and kept our boat there near us. Extra clean bathrooms and grounds. Dale Hollow Lake is famous for it's beautiful clear waters. You just can't fish during the day. There are lots of places to eat by boat and a nice marina nearby at Sunset. - ILoveLucy
May 2008 - $24.00
This is a Corps of Engineer park on Dale Hollow Lake. It is a good drive from the closest town so make sure you take everything with you. There is a marina at Willow Grove about 4 miles away. This is a beautiful park with a great view of the lake. A lot of sites are in the open due to the beetles killing the trees a few years back. There is still some shady sites in the middle of the park. I will be back. Camp host are the nicest people you will meet. - Scott Elkins
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Obey is located on Dale Hollow Lake only minutes south of Byrdstown TN on Tennessee Highway 111. All interior roads are paved, some sites are paved (19), all have picnic table and fire pit. 86 sites have water and electric. There is a dump station but some maneuvering is required.
We stayed in site 73 which was a pull in. It is directly on the lake with a great view next to the boat ramp . I would bet the ramp is busy during the summer. The grass needed mowing and our fire pit wasn't clean. Not the usual COE maintenance we have experienced. - Tom and Patty
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
Oct 2016 - $30.00
We've been coming here in October for the past several years as the first stop on our annual road trip out through the US (we are from Ontario). In early October weekdays the park is virtually empty although it gets a little busier at weekends. The site is set out in loops with 7 or 8 sites per loop giving a good amount of privacy and nice outlooks over well kept grassed areas. Loop B has sewer and there may be another loop with FHU but not sure. Sites are concrete with a patio area and fire pit and some levelling may be required.
There are several washrooms with laundry (2 washers/2 dryers) at each one at $1 per load. Wifi has been the only bug this year as they have downgraded the system. We used to pay $15 for 2 weeks of Tengo Internet and it was speedy and sound. This year it is free and barely usable so we've not been able to use it for work. Went to Monticello and got a pre-paid AT & T package for the ipad instead.
Dale Hollow Lake is 2 miles and there are plenty of walking trails and a great golf course just a mile away within the park.
Apart from the Wifi issue this is a great spot and we'll be back again next year. - Bayers
May 2016 - $30.00
This is a beautiful setting close to the Dale Hollow State Park Lodge and marina. Some of the vloopscare full hookups and others have water and electric only. Most sites are level and later out with 8 pads at each loop in a circular pattern. There are two playground areas and 3 restrooms with showers and laundry facilities. The lodge has a restaurant, small store at the park with limited items and there is a small convenience store a few miles away. If needed more supplies it is necessary to travel to one of the surrounding towns about 18 to 25 miles away. - NEOK
May 2015 - $30.00
Several bath houses . The one we used was dated but clean. Select loops have full hookups. We stayed in B2. It was pretty level; had to level side to side a little. Not all sites are level and require some leveling. Sites are sort of short not too bad for us there. Class A's just have to park toad in the grass, which campground seemed OK with. Sites are in circles which is nice as you don't have a view of your neighbor's camper. You have your own view of woods or something else. Appears other loops have electric and water hookups if not full hookups. There are a couple playgrounds, 2 dump stations. Each site has a fire pit. Within the resort there is a Marina where you an rent boats also a Lodge where you can go eat meals as well. There is a campground pool. It wasn't in use but opens Memorial Day weekend. There is mini golf and a mini store to get ice, firewood and limited supplies. There is several hiking trails within the park if you only want to do one we suggest Eagles View best view in the park. The only complaint I have is there is not a Lake view but there is a local swimming hole east of the marina next to a boat ramp which is nice. Sites are asphalt with a asphalt patio area in the middle of the site. Very nice mature campground. - CmcDowell
Jul 2008 - $22.00
Nice, quiet cg with good management. - abn
Jul 2016 - $19.00
This is a very beautiful park. Our site was huge and very spacious. Noise was never a problem. There is ZERO cell service and that was one of my drawback. The other was I wished they had speed bumps to slow the constant traffic down. Kids are riding bikes and walking all the time so it would be very wise. Beach area was very well maintained. Park rangers and police presence most of the time. - Campingfamily4life
Jul 2011 - $13.00
One of the very nicest Army Corp parks you'll ever see. Huge sites. Clean! Not all sites have sewer. We stayed at a discounted rate (Golden Access). A bit noisy on holidays (lake activity and kids); otherwise very peaceful, serene setting. Friendly and safe! Paved roads with gravel sites. We stay here whenever in TN. - jalapeno_lulu
Jul 2010 - $26.00
This is a very nice, well-maintained COE campground. There are many sites right on the water, several in the woods, which tend to be better-shaded, several with beautiful views out into open, broad grassy areas. I saw several deer and two wild turkeys. The host was extremely helpful and accommodating. There is no pool, but there is a very nice-looking sand-beach swimming area at the lake shore. I didn't swim there but did swim just off my campsite. The water had no odor, and it was very comfortable (air temps in the mid-90's). Boat traffic was minimal, but I visited during the week. The only warning I would offer is that some of the sites seem to be set up as joint sites, adjoining each other with a continuous gravel pad. If you are camping with another party, this may be desirable, but if you are this close to a stranger, you may not have much privacy. I would recommend calling the campground to request guidance on the type of site you want. The campground map does not do a good job of explaining which are conjoined and which are separate. - Groenlo