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Camping at Cedar Creek Tennessee Campground

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Cedar Creek Campground is a popular camping destination nestled within Old Hickory Lake State Park, located near Nashville, Tennessee. Its location on the shores of Old Hickory Lake offers ample opportunities for water activities, including boating, fishing, and swimming.

Camping Facilities

  • Campsites: Cedar Creek Campground provides a range of campsites, including those with electric and water hookups for RVs, as well as tent sites. Each campsite usually features a picnic table and a fire ring.

  • Group Camping: For larger gatherings, Cedar Creek may offer group camping facilities. It's recommended to book these sites in advance, especially during peak season.

  • Amenities: Typical amenities include modern restrooms, hot showers, and a dump station. The campground may also have a boat ramp, allowing easy lake access for boating and fishing enthusiasts.

  • Accessibility: The campground works towards accommodating guests with disabilities, but it's advisable to check in advance for specific accessible facilities.


  • Water Recreation: Visitors can enjoy boating, water-skiing, kayaking, and swimming in designated areas of Old Hickory Lake.

  • Fishing: Old Hickory Lake is known for its fishing opportunities, with chances to catch species like bass, catfish, and crappie. A Tennessee fishing license is typically required.

  • Hiking: There are often trails available around the campground for hiking and wildlife observation.

  • Picnicking: Day-use areas with picnic tables and grills might be available for those looking to enjoy a meal outdoors.

Reservation and Fees

  • Reservation: Campsites can be reserved in advance through the state park's reservation system or through third-party websites. During peak season, reservations are highly recommended.

  • Fees: Campsite fees vary depending on the type of site and amenities provided. There may be additional charges for extra vehicles, use of the dump station, or other facilities.

Rules and Regulations

  • Pets: Pets are typically allowed but must be kept on a leash and supervised at all times. It's essential to clean up after pets and adhere to campground pet policies.

  • Quiet Hours: Campgrounds enforce quiet hours, usually from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., during which time noise should be kept to a minimum.

  • Alcohol: Alcohol policies may vary; some state parks prohibit alcohol consumption, so check the specific rules for Cedar Creek Campground.

  • Firewood: To prevent the spread of invasive insects and diseases, many campgrounds encourage buying firewood locally or gathering it on-site, if allowed.

What to Bring

When preparing for a camping trip to Cedar Creek Campground, consider packing the following items:

  • Camping gear (tent, sleeping bags, etc.)
  • Cooking equipment and food supplies
  • Water containers for fresh water, if not available on-site
  • Personal flotation devices for water activities
  • Fishing gear, if planning to fish, and a valid Tennessee fishing license
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, and other personal care items
  • Binoculars and camera for wildlife observation and photography

Before setting out on your camping trip to Cedar Creek Campground in Old Hickory Lake State Park, it is advisable to check the latest information from the park's official website or contact the campground directly for updated details on facilities, reservations, and any specific regulations that might affect your stay.

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