17 Parks near Smyrna, Tennessee
Aug 2016 - $33.00
I do not recommend this location.
First: The site I was placed in, the dump line was uphill. Extremely hard to use.
Second: Lost power. Surge protector showed reason was a open ground. Had to move after setting up because of the problem.
Staff was helpful after hours.
No internet. Stayed here because I needed internet. Showed strong signal but would drop out constantly could not get work done.
After moving the new site was nice. Very little grass in site. - Long distances traveler
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Large crowded RV resort with gravel roads and sites with table. Difficult to determine sites as all gravel and at odd angles. More like a crowed campground than a RV park. Most sites occupied with monthly rigs only a dozen for travelers. Recommend inspecting sites before paying. Some sites ok for a few days, some not. Both back in and pull thru sites, all short. Lot of trees. Strong free password wi-fi, good cell signal and ota tv. Nice pool and playground. Large open pavilion with some activities and live music on weekends. 20 miles from the downtown Nashville, but only a couple miles to stores and restaurants. Staff friendly and helpful. Good laundry. OK for overnight and lower cost than other parks. Will not return. - Pepper Dan
Aug 2016 - $35.00
We use this park is a one night stop. Access from I 24 was easy and convenient. The park was quite full and closely spaced. Not much grass on sites, mostly gravel. We were escorted to our site and staff assisted with placement so that we did not have to unhook. Many long-term residents. Park was clean and quiet. Strong Verizon signal. Good tasting water. Not a place to sit out under the awning, but good for overnight or for visiting in the area. We would camp here again. - cbcon2
Jul 2016 - $22.00
Stayed in site 16. Great view of the lake. Clean facilities. Camper pad wasn't very level. Dumpster was overflowing at checkout on Monday (probably due to being July 4th weekend). Will definitely be back. - steen6302
May 2015 - $24.00
Awesome park. Well maintained and extremely clean. Current hosts are friendly and helpful. They called to make sure we were OK when we didn't arrive on the first day of our reservation due to mechanical problems. The site we were in, 56, was just perfect. Little path down to the lake where we took our chairs and watched the lake go by. Even when full on the weekend it was very disciplined. Most of the noise stopped by 10 pm or so. Now, the helicopters, on the other hand, were annoying all day when they were landing/taking off in our direction. The scenery more than made up for it. Boat rental close if you don't have your own. Fish right from the shore by camp too. Some people had their boats pulled up right by their campsite. - Thorfinn
May 2015 - $10.00
Our site was very easy to get into with our RV but there are definitely some sites that would be tough to get into with a large RV. Especially the sites on the inside of the loop as there are steep drives up to the flat pad. There are lots of trees so almost all of the sites are in heavy shade. Good voltage and water pressure. Verizon phone reception was very iffy. We were very lucky and had a hole just big enough to receive DirecTV service. - Ramblin On
Oct 2015 - $15.00
We stayed here from Sept 2015 - December 2015 as part of the Amazon Camperforce program; our campsite was paid for via Amazon. The campground is mostly old permanent campers and run down. We were staying in the back and had to be moved because the guy next to us was making all sorts of noise from midnight - 3am. They even told us they had other complaining about him and even one camper called the cops on him yet they did nothing about it but move us to another site.
The only amenities they had were showers and a bathhouse which were run down. The office allowed mail to be delivered for campers but always smelled of smoke and I couldn't even take my kids in due to that.
All in all this isn't a long term stay site. It would be fine for an overnight stop but we won't be back. - FrugalNavyWife
Jan 2010 - $11.00
Campground was clean but had many old and rundown RVs that seems to be here for a while. Most are long term residence, most of them are in small travel trailers. No problems here but folks aren't very friendly. It is the only campground in the local area. We camped here to be close to family in the area. This is just a place to park your RV, no activities in the campground. - nascaron
Jun 2016 - $26.00
This campground did not live up to the expectations I've come to expect from a Corps of Engineers campground. It was somewhat overgrown and not very well kept. The website described our site as paved. In fact, it was gravel. Each site had a picnic table and fire ring.
Situated on the western shores of J. Percy Priest Lake, this campground is close to Nashville. This was a non-electric campground prior to 2012. A flood washed out several of the campsites and the Corps rebuilt 10 of sites with water and 50 amp electric service. Our site, #4, was spacious, but a bit of a challenge to back in to. It required backing off the main road, down and steep, off canter grade that really racked our motorhome's frame. I noticed several of the other sites appeared more difficult, if not impossible to access with a large motorhome. I don't think this access issue would affect those camping in travel trailers or 5th wheels. Once positioned on the site, everything was perfectly level. - moleary18
Aug 2016 - $22.00
We have camped at many COE parks in the past including Seven Points. It seems that maintenance and upkeep have gone to the wayside here at Seven Points. The grass was extremely high in places, almost to your knees in some. The bath house (1) is in need of some serious upgrades, clean but well worn. The one bath house and one restroom ran out of toilet paper over the week end and the host stated it wasn't his job to furnish extra rolls, the cleaning crews took care of that.
The one dump station is installed backward, with the rinse hose connection on the wrong side of the RV. Also, the dump station is really tight, curved and narrow, making it hard to get your big rig in without running over the curb and possibly damaging your tire sidewall, be careful.
Another problem with Seven Points, with today's large RV's, the roads in the campground are fairly narrow which makes it very hard to back your rig into some sites, without getting front tires into the side ditch.
But, overall, if you look over the minuses and look only at the positives, Seven Points is still a great place to camp. Wonderful views and normally very quiet and peaceful and very convenient to the Nashville sights and sounds. I just hope that maintenance is not falling to the wayside. Normally COE parks are a great place to camp and very well kept. - Jimmymike
Aug 2016 - $11.00
Stayed here in our Class B camper. Very impressed with the cleanliness, quiet and beautiful lake setting. Extremely close to Opryland. We were lucky to get in without reservations as we were told this campground books up early. Corp of Engineers campground so we got a discount with our federal parks pass. - Scooterd16
Aug 2016 - $11.00
Beautiful setting. Peaceful, quiet, deer grazing. Our GPS sent us on a road that was very scary. Low hanging trees that scraped our coach up, low wires that made me cringe, and narrow, no shoulder road. One of the people in the office was rude and surly while the other person was nice and sold my husband a Senior Pass which we could use for one night. She was nicer the next day but sure started our visit on a sour note.
Our site was lovely but VERY tight. Now I know why some parks won't accept coaches over 40 feet. With four slides it was difficult to maneuver around the trees so they could be extended but we made it work. It was a pull through but a back in would have been easier on some of the sites we saw.
There is a dump conveniently located as you exit but as someone else mentioned it is a bit difficult to get in. They needed to make the turn wider for ease of entry.
The lake is beautiful but I wish they could do something about the geese and their poop which was EVERYWHERE. Pets aren't allowed on the beach but these birds walk all around leaving poop bigger than my dog's. I love nature and don't know what could be done but it really made for a nasty visit to the lake.
Again, it is a beautiful place but for us there were just one too many frustrations so I'm not sure we would go back. - tb919
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Cute little state park with lots of hiking available. We stayed in Campground 1. Sites were VERY close together, and given that, we would probably try Campground 2 the next time we visit. Lots of trees made the sites nice and shady. Dump station serving Campground 1 and 2. The bathhouse is old and needs upgrading and maintenance, but the site was $20 and there is no park entry fee, so you get what you pay for. Our site claimed to be level, but in fact was slightly angled; nothing some leveling blocks couldn't fix, just don't trust the descriptions on the website entirely. We'll be back to explore more trails! - CBird
Jun 2015 - $20.00
The RV campground is but a small portion of the camping in this state park. We had water and 50 amp electric, but no sewer; however, there is a dump in the park. Bath house was very old and not too clean - be sure to take shower shoes. A mixture of pull thru and back in sites. Plenty of shade, but still got fairly good TV reception with antennae. Laundry room on site - 4 washers and dryers each. We paid $20 per night. No wifi and very weak Verizon coverage. - clongest
May 2015 - $25.00
I selected "$25.00" because I can't remember the exact nightly rate. It was somewhere in the $20's range.
Rustic-type State Park. There is a loop with pull-through large sites for motorhomes, but we chose the more rustic loop with smaller sites. Most of them are somewhat unlevel, the paved camp roads are rough, and you need to be a skilled driver/backer to manipulate some of the roads and sites. Fortunately, its just the type of place I prefer. Spacious campsites, though unlevel. Very rustic setting, requires skill (which I have) to back-in the tight areas, but once your are setup its great. Good power, nice fire pits and picnic tables. Will definitely return here again, but we plan to visit many more of the State Parks in Tennessee. - JaredWPhillips
Aug 2016 - $39.00
This was our first stay at this campgrounds. Adjacent to the campgrounds there is a water park that I believe is owned by Northville Shores. I also believe that the water park came before the campground. The sites are well maintained on concrete slabs. Some sites are within arms reach of each other. If you are planning to have a relaxing and quite stay you should know that the music from the water park starts at 10am and continues until closing at 8 or 9pm. There is no WiFi in the campground, you have to go to the office to use it and I have been told by another camper that they charge $5.00 for its use. The pool is in the water park so you will have to pay to enter the park They do give campers a discount. They have priced it so you have to buy a season pass if you plan to use it more than one day. The water front sites are not accessible due to a fence. No access to the lake except near the boat launch site. I for one do not recommend this camp ground. Our neighbor started to remove the axle on there travel trailer at 7:00am. It seems they don't inspect for these things. - Stedy
Apr 2016 - $39.00
This is primarily a waterpark/marina and I would imagine during the summer months is extremely crowded and loud. We stayed here in their off season so the park was pretty empty and the waterpark was not yet open. The staff here is very friendly and very helpful. The park is located close to town, with shopping and attractions close by. The sites are concrete and some are level, but there are large concrete columns placed randomly throughout the area that, combined with the tight turns and narrow roads, make for some interesting navigation in a 45 foot rig. While here, we saw a couple rigs get caught up on the concrete curb while negotiating the tight turns. As long as you're careful driving around the interior of the park, this is a nice place to stay. - WhiskeyMan
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Nice place but no pool which was bad on a hot stay, only way to cool off was to pay to get in the water park, did have cable tv but was not clear. They did have a shuttle ($) to get into Nashville which was very good. If in the area again would look for a different campground. - DBLR
Aug 2011 - $36.00
If you want a particular site make sure you get it in writing. The office staff is new to accommodating RV'ers and it appears that a good "working" plan is still being developed (how to keep up with who is coming/going-where/when and what site numbers). This is a nice, established, mobile home park close to I-40 and conveniently located. There are plenty of spaces, and large sites. Maybe more suitable for the longer stays. - road-rambler
2100 Safari Camp Rd. Lebanon, Tennessee 37090 (map) | (615) 449-5527
Sites: 100 | Latest Rate: $40.00 | 107 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $40.00
The trip off the highway to the campground caused damage to the paint of our RV and also whacked our antenna by low hanging branches. The road is extremely narrow and an oncoming truck made it more difficult to avoid the bushes with no shoulder.
Separated from I 40 by a thin strip of trees, the noise at the campground wasn't as bad as it could have been. The pool is right in front along with a few cabins and the main office and store and lovely landscaping. The sign for Parking for the Boss took us by surprise. The boss should be content to park on the back sixty if it means there's more room for customers.
The road to the sites is narrow. The sites couldn't be more socked in. We were worried about getting out in the morning but a kind neighbor pulled her truck out of the way for us. Many sites have more than one vehicle which added to the chaos.
Lovely outbuildings and pool. Extremely family-friendly. Lots of very happy appearing kids and their parents. Surrounded by rolling hills.
Surprisingly, we had a quiet night, but once morning came, it was time to get out of there. - nickypoo
Aug 2016 - $41.00
We stay here almost every year while we visit relatives. The park is quiet. A few sites are satellite friendly & we were lucky enough to get one this time. Our site was level enough & the hook ups were well placed. We also got antenna signal. There is WiFi but no cable. The interior roads could use some grading & they are kind of narrow making it difficult to exit the park with our big rig. They have a huge field for exercising your dog. They have a nice pool, too. Picnic tables are new. - Connie's Co-Owner
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Stayed for 5 nights as we visited relatives in the area and Nashville. Very impressed with the overall facilities and staff were friendly and very helpful. Did not give a 10 in overall rating due to closeness of the spaces however somewhat typical of many KOAs. WiFi was good. While no cable TV, able to pickup over the air many local channels. Pad was gravel and very adequate. Restrooms were clean and well stocked. Will stay here again. We camped in a class C motorhome. - Tiger6
Oct 2015 - $25.00
The owners are the biggest detriment to this park. I overheard the old man owner referring to one of his monthly renters and said if they don't like it they have wheels and can leave. Not my idea of customer service. Also restrooms covered in mold and bugs. The shower water was scorching. The office didn't even write it down. I would Never give that place another cent. - darlene eley
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Park is OK for an overnight stay, but no longer. Appears to have at one time to have been a KOA, but has become very trashy with permanent residents. Long grass, expired plates (one 2004?) on several worn out vehicles, with old RVs and rutted roads the norm. The showers were in bad need of "de-mildewing" and updating. The pool looked great, but very small. Our pull through site worked for us and the power was good, so that's all that really mattered. - Teacher's Pet
Jul 2014 - $27.00
We made a reservation but upon checking in was told they don't take reservations as they are strictly first come first serve. Luckily there was one space available. This campground has mostly long term campers but it's well maintained. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Laundry room is spacious with TV and rocking chair provided while waiting for the laundry. Washing machine takes $1.50 per load while the dryer is 50 cents for 10 minute drying time. We won't stay here again due to not taking reservations. - gartail