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12 RV Parks near Smithville, Tennessee
We did however find 12 campgrounds within 25 miles of Smithville. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Smithville in the left hand column.
Aug 2019 - $30.00
We camped on site # 7, which is a lakeside view for 3 nights. The view of Center Hill Lake was awesome. The site was fairly level and plenty of space for camper and truck. It was a smaller campground, but taken care of nicely. Our site had some wood damage due to weather, but not anything that was a hinderance to us. It was very quiet the time we were there, even with boats out on the lake. It had two boats docks in the campground/recreation area and 1 sand beach for swimmers. We didn't have to use beach, as we were allowed to swim in the lake by our campsite. The lake was extremely clear and great to swim in. The campground had lakeside sites and regular sites also. For us, the lakeside sites are the ones to have. Overall, we will come back to this campground. - kycamper02
Sep 2017 - $15.00
Super nice park. Would've given a perfect 10 but three major defects. Dumpsters are few and far between. Restrooms/showers were not convenient and seem to be added like an after thought, but realize this is very hilly country and they did an excellent job of utilizing what ground they have. Biggest down fall is the signage or rather the lack of. One sign telling of upcoming park road, but none at the turn. If I hadn't used Google Street View prior to our trip I would have missed the turn completely. Wife's Verizon & my ATT were both strong enough to work, as well as our att Hot Spot for the laptop. No OTA TV. Excellent waterfront site, however Labor Day weekend is not the perfect time for a quiet, peaceful setting. Boaters were eager to share their music with everyone, if you wanted it or not. Will return at a less busy time. - garmp
Oct 2014 - $24.00
I'm writing the kind of site specific review I would find helpful...hope it helps someone! Lakefront sites are close together but there are a few gem spots. #11 and 12 are close together, but are great if you're with friends; they share a little path down to the water. #15 is great because it has a path to the water and at the end of the RV sites so no there's no close neighbor on one side. #9 is great for the same reason, you have some rocks to get down to the water but not so on top of your neighbors and great view. #19 has a great view of the water but no direct access. If you have kids it's great because the playground (which is really nice) is right in your backyard. The bathrooms were clean and the attendants were the nicest around. Burgess Falls is a quick 20 minute drive away and absolutely beautiful; take the hike all the way down to the bottom. We did it with our 4&5 year olds in tow, it's not difficult. This is one of my favourite campgrounds. - mamabird73
Jun 2018 - $20.00
We have stayed at many COE parks over the past decade and were shocked at the physical layout and cramped conditions here. Motorhomes, fifth-wheels and pull-behinds are crammed in like sardines near the lake. If you have a boat and do not mind being a few feet from your neighbor in an unlevel site, then Floating Mill will meet your needs. Our reserved site (made with due diligence and reading multiple reviews), turned out to be one that cannot be safely accessed with a 42 foot motorhome. We talked to the host and were allowed to spend one night in another site-- could not level and evening power was very low: on average 105 to 107. Our surge protector shut down power once (meaning that it dropped below 104). The bathrooms are ancient and in very poor condition: rusted doors, one toilet did not work, etc. The one bright note is that the hosts were outstanding in working with us and really are clearly an asset to the park. Interesting note: the host said that the first time they came to the park as guests in their larger motorhome, they could not get into their site and left to spend the night at a truck stop. We would NEVER consider staying here again. For anyone who frequents COE parks: this is unlike any that you have seen! And, that is a shame because the lake is beautiful! - flrvers466
Sep 2017 - $13.00
We only spent one night but really enjoyed being there. Would not hesitate to return! Beautiful, clean park, wonderful view of the lake. Easy entry and exit. Would highly recommend. - Meyka
Jul 2017 - $30.00
Restroom/shower by site 91 was dirty and almost unusable, but if you walked down to end of the campground there was a newer restroom that was a lot nicer. Great views of water and nice campsites. - Radelm
Aug 2019 - $25.00
Very steep and narrow campground road is difficult to navigate with a typical camper in tow. Sites are very tight and the steep narrow roads make backing in difficult. Trees and undergrowth greatly hinder the view of the lake, which is mostly the back of the marina anyway. Wifi was intermittent and cell phones barely worked and no TV reception. We won't return. - User2063
Jul 2019 - $42.00
We just stayed one night & want to come back & plan a longer stay!
Sites are so unique on platforms. Some platforms are steep grade entering,but level where you hook up. Loved parking on the platforms—plenty big enough for picnic table, awnings & even your row vehicle & another vehicle if needed.
Our back tent bunk fit over the rail, so it was like sleeping in a tree house. In the morning we watched variety of birds from our bed! Just so cool! Some sites have different views of either the marina or the lake. All are wooded & shaded. We didn’t see a bad site in the grounds. There was so swimming area nearby, but it looks like you could drive to a beach if we had time. Also very close to the marina where numerous boating rental options including jet skis & house boats.
There shower house was impeccably clean & just nice! Well ventilated & plenty of room for keeping your stuff dry while showering. The water pressure was ok, but plenty of hot water.
There was a fire ring beside the platform with an additional spigot for washing dishes.
Definitely a place to come back to! - CartonC
Jul 2019 - $20.00
This park was surprisingly beautiful. Spent one day boating on the lake, another day canoeing on the river, and each night BBQing at the unique wood deck campsite. This park is clean, quiet, and beautiful. Also had good wifi at our particular site. The only downside may be the access to the water from the campsite, and the confusing roadway. Other than that we had a great time and will be back! - Peter Schuessler
Aug 2019 - $15.00
On the banks of the Caney Fork with the occasional cool breeze from the tailwater on the waterfront sites. Fabulous! The COE always seem to do it right. Spacious, level, 50Amp, water, gravel site with borders, picnic table, covered two layer table, lantern post, firepit....etc. Nice clean bathrooms, great water pressure showers, and washers & dryer. Campground hosts are great and the garden around the office is filled with flowers, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Hard to drive by without enjoying! Unfortunately several waterfront sites are closed due to bank erosion from the high releases this spring. Big Rock Market just up the road has a fantastic selection of fishing kayaks. Also provided us with river shuttle service and killer BBQ! - Blowfishqueen
Jun 2019 - $11.00
We loved this place, but had only one night and couldn't extend due to MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Our campsite was perfect and right beside a running stream. - ginger2you
Jun 2018 - $30.00
Nice little campground convenient for those wishing to fish the Caney Fork River. Sites are level and easy to get into. Our site #24 had partial shade, but it was in the 90's when we were there and I wished we had a site with more shade. There is a nice open space between #24 and #25 with a walkway that leads to the river. Should have been a great place for the kids to play, except that everyone decided that was the place to let their dog use the bathroom and didn't clean up after them. My only real complaint is there are no sewer hookups and the dump station is pretty minimal. - VolFan9183
Jul 2011 - $30.00
We have stayed in all sorts of campgrounds around the US and generally are not very picky. That said, this is the worst campground we have ever seen. We drove in and out within an hour. The drive in is very difficult. We spoke with the owner several times, explaining at we had a 35' class A, and she assured us this was no problem. The roads in are very narrow and hilly with many blind curves. The entrance to the park is extremely steep and narrow, with a sharp drop on one side. We have driven our RV through mountains and snow in Colorado (ex. Breckenridge) and California (ex. Cobb Mountain), so we are very used to hills. However, the entrance to this park was almost impossible, and would have been impossible with a less experienced driver. Once we parked, we found that the hookups were at the back of the sites and very far away. Power was 50' away from the RV and water was at least the same distance. While we were attempting to set up, we let the kids go to the playground. We quickly learned that there were wasp nests in the playground equipment, when our 4 year old was stung. Overall the entire park was very run down. No sites appeared to be level. This is probably an OK park if you are just looking for somewhere quiet to fish in your tent and don't want any amenities, but this is not a place for a nice RV or family vacation. - Cocoabeachfam
Jan 2013 - $25.00
Great little quiet park with a dozen RV sites on the hill, that gets great cell phone and air card reception. Tents sites down by the boat ramp on the river (no hookups at tent sites). The owners are wonderful people who keep everything nice, neat, and clean (no derelict trailers). Clean bathhouse with small kitchen for use during gatherings in the pavilion. All sites have fire rings and picnic tables. Great safe place for a long term stay or a quiet weekend of camping, fishing and boating. Playground for the kids. Only drawback is the 1/2 mile gravel road that is fairly hilly...we had no trouble getting in though...would highly recommend! Admin note: Park is seven miles north of McMinnville in Rock Island a non-existent town. - kakampers
Sep 2019 - $32.00
AMAZING!!!! As always, Tennessee state parks do not disappoint.
Beautiful scenery, trails to walk, beach area to swim. Clean bath houses and good size playground. Site had the playground in its “backyard”. Mostly wooded sites and all asphalt. Some sites would be too small to navigate bigger rigs but it tells which ones when you reserve.
Will definitely be back!!!!! - stephmartin
Jul 2019 - $32.00
nice state park will come again. friendly staff. had church service right there and gave us breakfast - countryshooter
Jun 2019 - $32.00
We thought this was a great place to stay. We like smaller parks where the sites aren't on top of one another; you could see a couple of neighbors, but not the whole park. Nothing extravagant, but everything you need if you like being in nature. Beautiful scenery and great places to hike/walk around. We will definitely go back. - 2smiths
Jun 2019 - $28.00
Level site with water, electricity and sewer. Nice park area with stocked ponds. What concerned us is that the sewer opening was above the water outlet and any residual drainage from the sewer went into water outlet area. Eww. It is a few miles north of highway in rural area. Quiet. We were there with 26' travel trailer. - A New Chapter
Apr 2019 - $30.00
Quite close to Tennessee Tech. We stayed there while rooting for our son's Miami University racing team at a SAE event at TTU. Very quiet, a lot of seasonals (but what park doesn't have those?), and a tiny bit seedy, but offers a good value for somewhere to stay for a night or two. I'm not a fisherman so the appeal of the catfish lakes is lost on me. We ate at the restaurant and I'd give them a B-. Just not our cup of tea, but a lot of value-priced choices on the menu. - 4forsmores
Sep 2018 - $30.00
We have stayed here on and off for a few years. We have friends in Cookeville we visit when staying here. The restaurant has good food and service. There are catfish lakes if you want to fish but you have to pay a fee. Always been quiet the times we stayed. - Kenny Walker
Sep 2010 - $26.00
I have stay here many times and love the park. There's live music and karaoke every Saturday night, movies on Friday night. This park is very family friendly. They have all kinds of things going on like Christmas in July (was there it was great), chili cook off in October (was there last year and going again this year). The owners are great, they keep this place very safe and the restrooms may be old but they are very clean. This is not a party park and we like this, all rules are enforced, GREAT. Oh, just a comment about the other comment I read, how can anyone control where wild geese go to the bathroom, really! There is always someone you can't please and it is usually the ones breaking all the rules, enough said. I will be camping at Indian Creek again and again cause it's great. - outdoorlover1
Jun 2009 - $26.00
My family visited Indian Creek every summer while I was growing up, but then switched to Edgar Evins. We decided to return this past weekend after about 10 years, and were severely disappointed! The entire park is dirty and nasty now that it's privately owned. To begin with, they don’t properly take care of the bathhouses. Besides being full of poisonous spiders and in disrepair, it's also filthy. I suffered through a shower with moldy curtains and a rusty shower head. I mustn’t forget the poison ivy growing inside and around the entire camping pad, or the goose droppings EVERYWHERE including the roads and even the sand beach. It’s unsafe and unsanitary for children, or anyone for that matter, to be in this campground! To keep costs down they refuse to turn the lights on at night! It’s pitch black and very dangerous while climbing the steps to the bathroom. One guest fell and hurt her ankle while trying to do so. They are more concerned with, “keeping costs down,” than the safety of the campers. They are charging an outrageous $27 a night while they don't even offer running water at the swimming area (another cost saving measure). They will try to swindle money out of you any way they can, and will lie right to your face to justify their ways. Save your time and money and visit a state owned park. Owning a campground is a large responsibility and these people don’t have the funds, customer service skills, or manpower to run it properly. - hunnybunny
Jul 2006 - $22.00
Beautiful park, quiet, boat ramp, swimming beach, volleyball, basketball, horseshoe pits and the best part is Live Music and karaoke on Saturday nights every week. I plan on making this campground my favorite one. I plan on camping here allot. The fishing is great too. You can't go wrong going here the people are so nice that own the park. - Outdoorlover
Sep 2018 - $30.00
The owner bought this park about 3 years back is getting it in better shape. About 35 sites total about 4 or 5 short term sites. Gravel roads with grass and gravel sites. He tries to keep his campers under control and the only issue we had was a kid kept turning a couple of dogs loose. He was on them like a duck on a big. Less than a mile walk into historic Granville. - TXiceman1
May 2018 - $25.00
We were directed to a space that required driving between 2 campers, then to the right between a tree and picnic table to unlevel site. Then drove out and back in to a site that was between same 2 campers but straight ahead. Level okay. Used electric on next site over to get 30amp. Run down and uncared for Park. Didn't use facilities. Stayed in camper. WiFi worked for short time then not for the evening. No Verizon service. - Sewgratefulquilts
Apr 2018 - $35.00
No cell phone service, wifi works 25% of the time. Electric is metered and we were charged double for the last month there. Scolded for running a/c in the summer and heaters in the winter. Muddy mess half the year. Dryers take 2 hours to dry a normal sized load of clothes. Pets aren't allowed in the building. Owner is rude and disrespectful. Will not recommend this place to anyone. - GerieTrevino