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Montgomery Bell State Park

1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029-5040
+1 615-797-9052
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Great place to hangout

We camp here often as a family and with small groups. It is local for us, so it is nice to always... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milton W
via mobile
Great place for a day hike, swimming, boating, or a en easy overnight

Very friendly and helpful park rangers. Surprisingly nice scenery (two lakes in the trail system... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Emma B
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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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1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029-5040
+1 615-797-9052
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camp here often as a family and with small groups. It is local for us, so it is nice to always see people you know. The park is easy to get to know well, yet has plenty to do. It’s best for hanging out,...More

Thank Milton W
Tennessee S, Owner at Montgomery Bell State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing all the things you enjoy about camping at Montgomery Bell! We have many improvements coming to the Inn in the near future! We're excited your family and small groups can enjoy those in the coming years.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Very friendly and helpful park rangers. Surprisingly nice scenery (two lakes in the trail system). The Montgomery Bell trail is 10.5 miles long and has 3 shelters for an easy backpacking trip. Plenty of shorter trails too depending on your needs. Can swim, fish, and...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Pretty place, too bad the campground rules are ignored and not enforced. Sites are too crowded next to playground. Kids constantly walking through our campsite. Large groups at a couple campsites, one close to us being loud past midnight. The one that done me in...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Wow what a nice park. Friendly people. Bathrooms were clean. Lots of kids on bikes though so be careful. We stayed here so that my niece would have a place to change into her wedding gown as she was married in the little church there....More

Thank jespence60
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Trails, playground, great camping, open fields for games, etc. A little bit for everyone. Off the beaten path makes for a quiet spot for a variety of interests. Dickson is just a few miles to the west - with a great main street and local...More

Thank MikeandSherry B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

One of my most favorite places. The other campers were fun and friendly, the camp hosts are the absolute best, and the hiking is terrific. Very scenic! The Inn has a restaurant with good food as an option to cooking at your campsite every meal....More

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Regarding the Inn, it was quite a disappointment. It's in disrepair (see photos), and if you like to swim, be forewarned, the pools are bad news: run down and grimy (including the beach, the outdoor pool, and the indoor pool). The food in the restaurant...More

Thank doulos214
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I love this state park there is so much here to do and not very far from Nashville so you can go to Nashville very quickly also there is canoeing and zip lining not very far away and a variety of restaurants to choose from...More

Thank chaplain1
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I will divide this review into two parts. The indoor facilities and the outdoors. We rented a villa (152) for 5 nights. Great architectural design but needed serious upkeep ! Ours had work done on some shower pipes and they cut away a large section...More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I think the reviews I have read about this place are accurate. We wanted to rent a cabin but they were all taken. The lobby is nice and the people are friendly and helpful. We checked in around 10 pm and asked for a roll...More

Thank Kathy S
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Tabitha F
11 July 2016|
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Response from bonitadc | Reviewed this property |
I did not stay at the hotel, rather, we just enjoyed the outdoors and grounds, and the lake. I saw several people walking their dogs. It's a state park, and has no signs prohibiting pets on the grounds - in fact, there is... More
Dana M
8 September 2015|
Response from Tabitha F |
I'd like to know that information myself Dana M