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Montgomery Bell State Park

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Address: 1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029-5040
Phone Number:
+1 615-797-9052
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Montgomery Bell State Park is located seven miles east of Dickson in...

Montgomery Bell State Park is located seven miles east of Dickson in Dickson County. The park was once the center of iron industry in Middle Tennessee.

Montgomery Bell State Park is equipped with a conference center that can host up to 500 people. The onsite restaurant is open daily and available to cater events. Within the center, the inn offers 120 rooms and five suites. The park also has eight environmentally-friendly modern cabins available for rent.

The park’s campground can accommodate 60 ft. campers on most electrical sites. The campground has on-site sewer at 40 sites and can accommodate small pop-up campers and large RVs. There are 94 campsites available at the park.

There are many activities to try at the park. Most notably, are hiking, biking, golf and fishing. There are nearly 19 miles of trails throughout the park with one that follows the circumference of the park.

The Par 72, 18-hole golf course is a local treasure. The clubhouse, with snack bar and pro shop, also has a furnished patio that can be reserved for events.

There are three lakes within Montgomery Bell State Park for fishing and boating. Paddle boats, jon boats, canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the park.

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Gorgeous place!

Never seen so many dogwood trees! Even in the campground - had one dogwood on our site 104, which was spacious enough for a 37' 5th wheel w/4 slide-outs. An older campground... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is beautiful and a great place to spend the day. We tent camped over the Easter weekend and the campground was horrible. The area itself is great with a river and beautiful trees. The density of campers exceeds the areas capacity. With the kids ridding bikes, running around and trucks/car traffic it is like camping in a parking... More 

Thank NoName007
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never seen so many dogwood trees! Even in the campground - had one dogwood on our site 104, which was spacious enough for a 37' 5th wheel w/4 slide-outs. An older campground, wooded and sites pretty close together, but upgraded 50 amp, sewer - ours was creekside. Some interior sites, due to narrow roads & trees, would be difficult to... More 

Thank mymeme0226
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My rating of this park is aimed at those who want a very safe and civilized park with lots of accommodations and developments. It is beautiful, all the roads are paved and well maintained and there are lots of activities. The prices of things in the park are in keeping with the high quality throughout. The cabin rentals, for instance,... More 

Thank Terry T
Iowa City, Iowa
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Camped here because Nashville hotels are just too pricey. The park is an hour from downtown nashville, 45 minutes to franklin. Wish we had more time to explore the park, lots of hiking, creeks, history. Spot 79 was right on the creek and our kids loved it.

Thank schultee
Burns, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Being blessed enough to live a few miles from this park, we are here weekly, at least. The trails are nice, the church is a beautiful place to have some private time to reflect and pray and meditate. The recreational areas are always filled with families having a good time. The water is wonderful and the wildlife abundant. Beautiful scenes... More 

Thank maschoenbaum
Dickson, Tennessee
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good for everyone. There's hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking for a reasonable price, along with several picnic areas to have lunch at. There's a hotel to stay at with an indoor pool.

Thank Jessica C
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

My son and I went with our Scout pack to do some winter hiking. The park was exceptionally clean, and the trails were well groomed. This is not to say that some trails did not need some cosmetic work, but all in all they were passable and well marked. We will be back when Summer comes.

Thank Crashvic
Sparks, Nevada
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This state park reminds me of a Clink Eastwood movie. A combination of "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." I grew up here in the 60s and know it well. I haven't been back here in 20 years until recently. A lot has changed as expected. Bottom line is that there is a LOT to do in the park.... More 

Thank Glen H
Gallatin, Tennessee
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We hiked the Montgomery Bell and Wildcat trails. Excellent trails and no noted problems. We hiked almost miles. We want to visit again.

Thank mach2_13
Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I went to the park and was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was, drove around and took a look at the hotel and things and everything looks nice. The only issue I had was I was unable to get a map of some sort of the hiking trails, I asked at the visitor center but they were worried about... More 

Thank Kelly K

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