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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

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Great experience car camping

Loved my stay at the lakefront campground. It’s rustic with a bathhouse (toilet and sink but no... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Lorrie J
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Great TN park

This park is awesome. I loved the history at the park and we walked around at looked at the water... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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This park has opportunities for historical understanding, beautiful hiking, swimming, and overnight lodging. It is 2500+ acres and has almost 25 miles of hiking trails. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1825 Pilot Knob Rd, Eva, TN 38333-6099
+1 731-584-6356
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Loved my stay at the lakefront campground. It’s rustic with a bathhouse (toilet and sink but no showers) but the view is incomparable! Each site is less than 10 feet from Kentucky Lake. Big kudos to Ranger Aaron who stopped by and was kind enough...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lorrie J
Aaron S, Ranger at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thanks for your stay and review..

Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were doing a self-drive tour of Civil War sites. We had visited Fort Donelson and were on our way to Shiloh. The Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park was listed online as a Civil War site, though little information was given about it. As it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This park is awesome. I loved the history at the park and we walked around at looked at the water. The park is clean and well kept and like all TN state parks is free. We enjoyed the little visitors center gift shop area they...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Tennessee S, Tennessee State Parks Central Office at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thanks for the great review! We hope you come back soon and see us. Thanks for being a friend of TN State Parks.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

The park is located on the western side of the Tennessee River near Eva TN. The area is quite rural. The group lodge was clean on our arrival.. The group facilities are air conditioned. We did not visit the beach. Our group took several hikes...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ed J
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We stayed in one of the large, comfortable cabins. Our backyard view was of beautiful Kentucky lake. The Museum and Interpretive Center is great and it sits on one of the, maybe the highest, peaks in West TN. You can see forever at the lookout....More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Mary O
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The cabins at this park are lovely and large! The deck overlooking the lake is a great place to sip your morning coffee, or have a chilled adult beverage in the afternoon. The trails are wonderful and there is a fantastic folklife center with artifacts...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Pam B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Both the park office and the interpretive center are interesting and staffed with friendly people. The Interpretive Center was a small museum and included hours of video on many different, but geographically related topics. The view from Pilot Knob Hill is beautiful, overlooking the river.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Daniel R K
Reviewed 18 January 2016

A place to learn history about the civil war and old history of the Tennessee River. Watch movies free and eat fresh popcorn free and learn all about the history of the area.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Teri C
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We were rained out over a holiday weekend going toward the Smoky Mtns so we went west to avoid the weather. Most places were pretty full and a search found this state park on the banks of Ky Lake. We just wanted a place for...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Frank L
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

A bit out of the way, but this park has a nice setting with great historical value. The camping is a value and from what I've seen of the cabins, another great deal. Lots of hiking here, but the hidden gem is the Interpretive Center....More

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Ed J
17 July 2017|
Response from Mary O | Reviewed this property |
We didn' go to a beach area...however, you can walk down to the lake from the pet cabins...not sure about the other cabin access. The edge of the water has a wide path of small rocks. I would want to wear shoes.