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Gallatin - Bledsoe Creek State Park

400 Zieglers Fort Road

Bledsoe Creek State Park is rich in history. It was once a prime hunting ground for the Cherokee, Creek, Shawnee and Chickamauga Native American tribes. Once English settlers arrived to the area, the once great herds of animals were dispersed, never to return. The area is home to a wealth of Native American history along with various historical sites nearby. The Bledsoe Creek territory became a Tennessee State Park in 1973.

The park features 57 campsites. There are more than six miles of scenic hiking trails. The trails meander through the forest and along the lakeshore of the park. One mile of these trails is paved making it accessible to persons with disabilities. The trails are open year round.

Bledsoe Creek offers two boat launch ramps, one for registered campers only and the other open for the general public. Other activities include fishing at Old Hickory Lake, picnic facilities (the largest able to accommodate up to 150 people) and park programs which provide entertainment for all ages and change annually.


Anastasia Mitchell

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Awesome park! Mostly shaded areas and trails right along the water. Beautiful view. Peaceful and very family friendly. Public restrooms are very nice. Plenty of wild life - my husband and I ran into a few deer that were very close, and we also saw some cows, geese, ducks and swans. Nice paths and is very well maintained.

david lopez

Friday, April 27, 2018
The best place to bring your family for a great weekend get away. Quiet, peaceful, surrounded by nature's beauty, this is by far the best way to spend a weekend without breaking the bank. Very clean restrooms on site, showers included. Picnic tables, fire pits, swings and things for the kids. Call ahead and reserve your spot for this summer. Happy camping!!!

Art Thompson

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Beautiful park. Lots to due from hiking, camping, walking or launching your boat there is a lot you can do. The Tennessee History Coalition is building a few building replicating the log homes that were built by early settlers here. They have days were you can speak with people that will show and teach you about this period in history. This is definitely a worthwhile visit if you are in the area.

Rhonda Harris

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
This is just a beautiful park/campground. The improvements that have been made just catapults it to the top of the list of gems. The Friends of Bledsoe keep adding details that make this place all the more inviting. Whether you want a place to walk, picnic or camp you'll find a spot here. Quiet and Serene and great for deer/turkey watching.

Peggy Rees

Thursday, May 10, 2018
This is where you want to be on those hot days of summer, walking through the cool shelter of Tennessee trees. Cedar, sycamore, and tulip to name a few. A vast variety of pretty flowers and deer galore! Worth a visit.

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