Campground Stars: Bledsoe Creek State Park

Recent improvements at Bledsoe Creek State Park make the campsites compliant with the American Disabilities Act—one of the reasons for its 5-star Campendium review.

Bledsoe Creek State Park

400 Zieglers Fort Road
Gallatin, TN 37066
GPS: 36.3785, -86.3605
Elevation: 531 ft
Nightly Rate: $33

“It seems as if great strides have been made to make this park compliant to ADA guidelines,” said Campendium reviewer “YC”. “It shows in the spacious pull through paved sites and smooth walkways available for hikers with disabilities.”

“It’s a great off-season experience,” wrote YC. “The park has a variety of activities available including fishing, rowing, kayaking, plenty of park playground equipment and a large sandy beach area near the main information center. Lots of wildlife roaming near campsites including white geese and deer.”

“Nice camp showers, clean and accessible. Near enough to grocery stores, gas stations and old downtown Gallatin. Just outside the park on the right is a restored historical farm site. Plenty to do here.”

Bledsoe Creek State Park is home to a wealth of Native American history—it was a prime hunting ground for the Cherokee, Creek, Shawnee and Chickamauga tribes—and various historical sites are located nearby.

The park features 57 campsites, two boat launch ramps and fishing at Old Hickory Lake, a new bathhouse facility, and more than six miles of year-round hiking trails through the forest and along the lakeshore of the park. One mile of these trails is paved making it accessible to persons with disabilities.

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