3 Parks near Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
Jun 2015 - $16.00
Multiple stays here now over 10 years (traveling full-timers).
Upgrades completed to last loop (C?) including the bathhouse. Large ADA-compliant concrete pads & walkways to bathrooms, nice. Removed many trees in this section now so there is not nearly the shade there was - trees / shade remains in the other sections that have not been 'upgraded'.
Loop C remodeled showe rhouse is nice, but they lowered the water pressure to nearly nothing, and it sucked! Luckily the 'older' bath houses (there are two) have strong pressure, good even with the shower valves you have to push to stay running.
As always, TVA sites are a good value - even with the recent turnover of management to a private vendor. We paid $16 a night with our Federal Access Pass. A great place to stay. - TheGrandMan
Oct 2011 - $20.00
Sites in pine woods. We had a great view of the TN River. Friendly campers. Easy access. Lots of space between sites. Dump facilities easy to access. Gravel boat launches for fishermen. This is a great "campfire" place. Biking is pretty good. Fishing and biking is all there is to do. You can tour Shiloh Battlefield and play golf at Pickwick State Park. The smell from the pulp factory was obnoxious, but did not seem to bother my husband. - c31245
Sep 2011 - $10.00
This is a great little park. As stated by others, all the sites are shaded and offer a beautiful view of the dam and river. There is some train and factory noise, but we enjoyed the stay very much. The staff are friendly and helpful. Coming from the south or west, cross the dam and immediately take the sharp turn left, down to the riverfront and dam. We will definitely stay here again. - larriin
Apr 2013 - $20.00
We arrived at the campground and had to wait while the campground host sorted out two earlier arrivals. Once we made it to our site, it was so unlevel that we immediately sought out the host, who of course could not then be found. We arranged an informal three way swap with a recent arrival who wanted to move to set up his satellite dish in the dense tall pines, so we were then level. That afternoon, the ranger graciously accommodated all of our changes. Sites looked generally short for big rigs, and the roads were tight, but we did see a couple of 40 footers in sites. The paper mill nearby in Counce smelled bad there, but we never smelled it at the campground. There is very little shopping for quite some distance so come prepared for your needs. OTA TV reception was minimal with a couple channels from Jackson, Verizon air card worked well, as did our Tracfone. On our second day, ongoing work on the water system left us without water for a while (and the need to back around the road to exit the park with the motorhome). This is a good, rustic campground for visiting Shiloh battlefield and the famous Catfish Hotel nearby to the battlefield (provided the wait isn't too long as it was last week on the 150th anniversary of the battle of Shiloh). We'd stay in this park again when in the area. - Jay Rutherford
Mar 2012 - $20.00
Pickwick Landing State Park was a real gem. We had read the previous reviews; trains, and foul smells from a pulp factory, along with uneven sites were mentioned. We decided it would still be a good spot (for us) to stay while touring Shiloh and Corinth Civil War sites. The train was nonexistent, no foul smells (to us anyway), and, yes, the sites were not very level and in disrepair. We were able to find a semi-level spot and use our auto levelers to finish the job. TV reception was great, our Verizon MiFi card worked great, water and 50 amp service, with a dump station as you drive out of the park and quiet as can be in a beautiful wooded setting with the Inn and Lake within walking distance. - ynnargynnarg
Jul 2011 - $20.00
We were one of 5 or 6 campers in the whole campground. All of the spots were shaded and most were not very level. There was very little sign of an attendant. Very quiet and peaceful. Bath house was clean. There is a wood pulp factory that is close by and does smell from time to time. We would stay here again if we were in the area. - jasonshery
Aug 2015 - $18.00
As others have said, the sites aren't close to level. I was lucky there was a 6" thick concrete slab left by a previous camper that I could use to level up side to side. Other than that we liked everything else about the park. Bring your chocks and blocks and enjoy the spacious sites with lots of trees between neighbors. Plenty of room for dogs to run and swim. - BamaRambler
Jun 2012 - $18.00
If you have a big rig you need to get there early to pick a site which you can get into and is fairly level. You cannot make reservations here. It is a quiet park and very shaded. If I stayed in this area again I would probably stay below the dam. Mainly because its more level. - TEXASBOY
Apr 2011 - $15.00
We stayed here while visiting Shiloh. Some of the sites were not even, but there were enough to pick from that were level. The restrooms and showers were clean. This is a very nice state park and we would stay here again. - pegdit