Bledsoe Creek State Park

Old HIckory Lake

Once used as hunting grounds for Native Americans, Bledsoe Creek State Park now offers plenty of recreational opportunities. The grounds were once occupied by Chickamauga, Shawnee, Cherokee and Creek tribes. After the white settlers came to the area, the large animal herds were diminished. In 1973, the Bledsoe Creek area became a state park, offering glimpses into Native American history while various historical sites are within a short drive.

More than six miles of year-round hiking trails span the park. A mile-long trail is paved so it is handicap accessible. There are also two boat ramps, one is available to registered campers only while the other ramp is open for public use. There are picnic facilities available, with the largest pavilion able to handle as many as 150 people.

Old Hickory Lake

Amenities of the park include:

  • 57 campsites
  • Boat ramps
  • Boat ramp
  • Restrooms / bathhouse
  • Pavilion
  • Hiking trails
  • 30 amp and 50 amp sites
  • Primitive sites
  • Laundry
  • Dump station
  • Playground
  • Fishing dock
  • Picnic area

Entertainment for all ages is available through the park programs. Check at the Visitors’ Center to learn more about the program offerings. The Visitors’ Center at the park can provide additional information about the park and the activities available to the nearby communities.

The park has 57 campsites, which have access to a bath house, a private boat ramp and a courtesy dock. Campers can enjoy fishing, boating or just enjoying wildlife. To learn more about the park or for camping reservations, call (615) 452-3706.


  • Birdsong Nature Trail – 0.3 mile
  • High Ridge Trail – 1.3 miles
  • Mayo Wix Memorial Trail 1.0 miles
  • Owl Ridge Trail – 1.0 Miles
  • Shoreline Trail – 1.5 miles
  • Woodchuck Hollow Trail – 0.2 mile


The park is located at:

400 Zieglers Fort Road
Gallatin, TN

Phone:  615-452-3706

Below is a short video overview of Bledsoe Creek State Park.


Old Hickory Lake