9 Parks near Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Loretta Lynn's Ranch would be a great destination if all the advertised activities were actually offered. The campground is lovely, hilly and deeply shaded. It's about 2 miles down a steep hill from the campground to Western Town where the attractions are, not a comfortable walking distance in the summer heat. We didn't bring a tow vehicle and were counting on the advertised golf cart rentals to get around, but there are no carts. So we had to unplug our RV and drive down each day. A large camp store is on site, but it was not open Monday-Wednesday. The store hours are not posted so I don't know if that was normal or if the clerk just didn't show up for work. Campsites are open reservations, drive in and pick your spot. That's usually not an issue, except that when we vacated each morning to drive to Western Town we had to leave behind a pile of chairs to save our campsite. Hurricane Creek winds through the property and we were looking forward to a tube or canoe float, as advertised. But like the golf cart rental, none of these things were available. Making matters worse, the large inviting pool was padlocked shut during the week, although we saw swimmers when we pulled in Sunday night. While the campground was neat and tidy, the bath house was not so nice. Graffiti-filled walls, shabby showers, and broken air conditioning. The game room was a collection of out-of-order arcade machines. Even the two soda machines outside weren't working. We did enjoy the live music every night at the campground, and that gave us something to do in the evening as there are no over-the-air TV channels here. The Ranch's big signature event, amateur motor cross racing, is scheduled for early August. Maybe all the staff were busy prepping for that instead of taking care of the campground. Despite the disappointments, we had a good time at Loretta Lynn's Ranch and I'd consider returning when all the amenities are up and running. - Flying Mantis
Apr 2016 - $28.00
Really nice park, but might not be for all rigs depending on occupancy rate. Sites are full hookup and reasonably spaced and paved (one section gravel) but some of the sites are less than level for some rigs. Really enjoyed the tours of Loretta Lynn's facilities and listening to her music. Park is woodsy but we got satellite OK. Phone service is really minimal, and no camp wi-fi. Our Verizon wi-fi was really weak, but that is not the campground's fault. They do not reserve by specific site so you can choose from the available ones that would fit your rig. - Grumpier99
Nov 2015 - $20.00
Nice park for a destination, but an excellent value for early in the week overnight stop.
Clean, good facilities. Don't know what it would be like during a crowded season. Facilities might be stressed.
Will always stop here when traveling on I-40.
Very easy drive a few miles from I-40 to the park. - PawPaw
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Park was clean and had lots of trees. It was also quiet and mostly used as an overnight stop, which is why we stayed here (we did not have a reservation). The park was a little tight navigating our 43.5' 5th wheel, however, it was able to be done without a lot of work since the park was mostly empty; if it had been dark or more busy, it would have been difficult to navigate. Site was not very level and was just long enough for the RV. But for an overnight stop, it was OK. - Rv warrior
Jul 2016 - $42.00
I have a 30' Bumper Pull travel trailer. Most sites are short. We parked in a pull thru site that that was barely long enough for truck & trailer. Sewer dump was at the front of the site close to 20' from my dump outlet. Had to pull half way out the next morning in-order to dump my tanks. They do have a dump station but it was pretty busy with everyone leaving 1st thing that morning.
The pull thru sites are kind of close together and for that reason we were not allowed to have a campfire which we were really looking forward to after a long day on the road.
Very clean KOA. Would probably stay here again as an over-nighter, if we could get a site with more room and allowed us to have a fire. - arkansasmel
Oct 2015 - $40.00
Didn't like this place at all but had to stay somewhere. Sites are very close, the road noise was the worst I have ever experienced. This is a old KOA and it shows it. The dog run is a joke. I guess if you have to get off the road for the night its OK but I wouldn't want to stay here longer then that. Verizon worked OK. - NPmoto
Jun 2015 - $28.00
This is a small private park close to I-40 exit 137 and the Tennessee River. The pull-through sites have full hookups. All sites have 30/50 amp power. Several of the full hookup sites are occupied by seasonal campers. There are cabins and a house for rent. A pavilion is at the top of the hill and a pond with fountain at the bottom of the hill. We did not use the restrooms. The manager is very talkative and helpful. We arrived at dusk and there were a lot of mosquitoes. We stayed here because the nearby park had dog breed restrictions. The manager here was very dog friendly. This campground is in a rural area and not near restaurants or gas stations. It is an OK place for one night since it is near the interstate. The manager prefers if you arrive by 7 p.m. unless you call and make special arrangements. - Lini
Jul 2016 - $14.00
First and foremost, this is a work camp. Mostly long term residents. The owner does keep a few spots for overnighters. Best to call and check. Don't assume. Owner lives on site. He was very conscientious opening the office for us when we came in a little late. He made sure we were situated and comfortable.
There are two virtually new washers and dryers. Clean, quick and effective for a good price. - CharlieB
Jun 2016 - $24.00
This was our 2nd stay at Tanbark. We like it because it's convenient, clean, and comfortable. We arrived late and left early. We needed a place to rest and this filled the bill. It did exactly want we needed it to do. Very good service. The park has expanded. The dog walk area which used to be an open field is well mowed. - db1112
Apr 2016 - $16.00
Two 50 amps, one gravel, one paved. We got the paved. Pulled in and chatted with Curtis, friendly helpful staff. Had to park our car behind us on the far side of the road but it is nice weather so we didn't mind. We could reach out and touch the neighbors that pulled in a short while later but we have privacy shades so no problem. Not a destination park but Passport America price was reasonable for our two night stay, the park and restrooms are old but clean and the permanent residents keep their areas neat. We would stay again. - PERRELLAS
Sep 2015 - $12.00
We decided to stay at the no-hookups area of the park, because there you are right on the shore of the Tennessee River, in the woods, with a lovely view. There are a couple of nearby water spigots, but no electricity and just a small bathroom with a flush toilet but no shower. Since we were the only campers there, we could let our dog run loose, which was nice.
About 1 mile from this campground is a water/electric campground (which costs a bit more, but still reasonable) and there you have showers in the nice, clean bathroom. But that campground is situated in the woods, with no view. That campground was about half full when we were there.
Miles and miles of nice hiking trails at this state park, and also a very nice small museum. The staff at the check-in office and the museum were VERY friendly, and even let us bring our dog inside both places, and gave us bottled water because they could see we were thirsty after our hike and hadn't carried water with us. - HercMaster
Apr 2013 - $79.00
This stay was in the rustic log cabin on Pilot Knob. This cabin is a hidden gem. It is very secluded with a panoramic view of the Tennessee River and Kentucky Lake. It has a wood burning fireplace. Very clean. Tons of hiking trails and a river life and civil war museum are right out the back door. We have stayed in the RV campground here before, and it is a nice, peaceful place to camp as well. The park is clean and neat. Bring plenty to eat and whatever supplies you need, it is about 10 miles back to town if you forget anything. - PERRY4
May 2012 - $16.00
We only stayed one night while traveling through the area. The campground area with water and electric is in dire need of repair and upkeep. The sites are very narrow, very uneven and the macadam surfaces at some sites are badly broken or uneven. Our unit is 36' long, and an inexperienced driver may have difficulty getting into the sites. The grass needed to be cut, some sites have never been cleaned from the fall and winter and it just appears as if someone had forgotten about this area of the campground. The setting is beautiful, with many trees and woods, so it is sad that it is so neglected. There was no one else there, so obviously it was very quiet. Good place for a one night stay when traveling. - mccombk
Jul 2012 - $46.00
This is a large resort community made up of cabins, homes, and some small RV sites. Most were seasonal. Though you can park an RV here, it is not very accommodating for big rigs. We had a somewhat level pad, but the sewer was out. Beautiful lake and marina. 9 miles off the highway but easy access. Owner is VERY friendly. Family business for 53 years. Place was clean and overall nice. We would come here again and leave time for renting a boat and fishing. Just know that you need to be specific about your needs when making a reservation. - Patriot04
Sep 2010 - $27.00
While the setting is gorgeous, right on the banks of Kentucky Lake, this campground leaves much to be desired. The sites are narrow and so close together that if you dare build a campfire, you stand a chance of burning your camper down. If you enjoy boating and fishing, you can't beat the location. There is a pavilion where they have karaoke on the weekends. If you like to drink beer and sing, you'd love it. If not, be prepared to be serenaded to sleep by a bunch of drunks. This is a Good Sam's park, and to be fair the owner has construction ongoing to improve the place. - PERRY4
Jul 2009 - $30.00
The only real positive were the extra clean bathrooms. The overnight spots were under construction and had open ditches and porta-potties nearby. The "lake" view is really a view of the marina and all the boat slips. - CATFREE
May 2015 - $35.00
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. - MikeMayNaama
Aug 2014 - $31.00
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! - GoinPlaces
Jul 2015 - $20.00
The park rangers were very friendly respectful, and very easy to get along with. There were good and friendly campers close by. There was a very small amount of trash left by the last campers, but no problem there. The campground is the largest and nicest I've been to. There's a lake for swimming and fishing. There's playgrounds for children to play in. There's daily hikes the rangers take campers on to teach them different things about the plants and animals and fire starting. There's also boating, fishing, geocaching, golfing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding. I found the campground very peacefull and easy going. - jimLE
May 2015 - $18.00
Rate reflects senior discount. Beautiful, rustic state park, located several miles from any town so bring your supplies with you. There is a small convenience store about 3 miles away, grocery store in Linden or Parsons. Heavily forested, the main campground was clean, staff friendly and helpful. They have a nice visitor's information center with a gift store. They sell firewood and will deliver it to your campsite. Roads are asphalt, pads are gravel...most are fairly level. The park has a lot of hills, walking and biking can be challenging. Nice fishing pier and small swim beach. Restrooms were clean. There is one washer/dryer, old, but they work fine, reasonably priced ($1.00/.75). Park is kept clean and neat. Sites are nicely spaced but the camping loops are small; it was mostly empty and quiet while we were here, but when full, we expect it could be noisy. They have a walking trail. Playgrounds looked clean and modern. Electric was steady and stayed on. Water pressure was 40PSI. They have trashcans in the campground at each site. There is a primitive area about a mile from the main entrance for tents. The park also has back country camping. We enjoyed our stay; it is a very nice state park. We would definitely stay here again. - Fixn2gocamp
Sep 2010 - $17.00
Mousetail Landing State Park is one of the newer parks in the Tennessee State Park system. It is a beautiful little park located on the Tennessee River. The campground I am writing about is the RV campground located in the main park. There is also a rustic campground that is lakefront that has several really nice tent sites or you can dry camp in a smaller motorhome or TT. The RV campground is located atop a steep hill, but once you get there it is shady and quiet. (I can't stress enough that the access road is very steep.) The road on the third loop is very difficult to get a longer trailer out of. We were pulling a 31' TT and had the truck off the road on one side and the trailer tires in the ditch on the other side. Our new 40 foot 5th wheel wouldn't make it. If you camp here, you'll love it. The rangers are super friendly and there is a lot to do including fishing, boating, and hiking. The Buffalo River is nearby and it is an excellent river to canoe or tube. There are several small fish restaurants just across the Tennessee River in Perryville and the food is great. There is a convenience store located near the state park, so if you forget something it isn't far to get ice, drinks, gas, diesel, or whatever. - PERRY4