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Hiking and Camping at BLEDSOE CREEK STATE PARK

Outdoor Recreation: Hiking and Camping at Bledsoe Creek State Park

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Hiking and Camping at BLEDSOE CREEK STATE PARK

Looking for hiking trails near Antioch, Tennessee?

Bledsoe Creek State Park is a great option for both hiking and camping.

400 Zieglers Fort Road

Gallatin, TN 37066



The history of Bledsoe Creek State Park is extensive. The Cherokee, Creek, Shawnee, and Chickamauga Native American tribes previously used it as an excellent hunting area. The once-large herds of animals were scattered once English immigrants came, never to reappear. Along with other surrounding historical monuments, the region is home to a plethora of Native American heritage. In 1973, the area around Bledsoe Creek was designated as a Tennessee State Park.

There are 57 campsites in the park. There are beautiful hiking paths that go longer than six miles. The park's pathways wind through the woodland and alongside the lake. These paths have one mile of paved sections that make them accessible to those with impairments. All seasons can be used the trails.
There are two boat launch ramps available at Bledsoe Creek, one of which is only accessible to registered campers. Fishing at Old Hickory Lake, picnic areas (the largest of which can hold up to 150 people), and park programs, which offer entertainment for people of all ages and change annually, are other activities.


PaddleEZ provides kayak and paddleboard rentals at Bledsoe Creek. It costs $18 an hour. You will be provided with a code to access your boat and equipment after completing your online reservation and payment.

Visit one of the seven trails at Big Hill Pond, including Fox Hollow Trail and Rocky Knob Trail, which vary in length and complexity.

The 22,500-acre Old Hickory Lake Reservoir offers water sports including skiing, fishing, and other water activities.

At the park, 116 different species have been identified.


57 flat campsites, each 65 feet long and 25 feet broad, are available along Bledsoe Creek. The boundaries, fire rings, grills, lantern stands, and picnic tables at the campsites have all been replaced. There are 14 campsites with 30 amp service, and 43 with 50/30 amp service. A garbage station and water are always accessible for each site. The campgrounds have recently undergone modifications to make them ADA accessible.

Additionally, there are eight rustic beachfront sites available. These beachfront locations provide stunning lake views. Each drive-in site features a fire pit, grill, and picnic table. Up to four tents may be set up with ease, and there are many trees available for hammocks. You can fit up to eight persons per site. Potable water is available to campers, but there is no power. The distance to the bathhouse, our well-known Shoreline Trail, and a fishing spot are all quite short.
The two restrooms provide heat and hot showers and are ADA compliant. All year long, the laundry is open.
Pets are welcome, but they must be leashed and kept under supervision. At the park, you may purchase firewood.

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