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Bledsoe Park

Middle Tennessee is full of great places to explore, things to see and wonderful opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Bledsoe Park in Sumner County is one of those places.

Visiting Bledsoe Park


We are taking a trip today and wanted to bring you along! Today we are visiting Bledsoe Park.

It is actually Bledsoe Creek State Park in Sumner County, Tennessee and it is a great place to go camping in an RV, in a tent, or just out for a picnic or day hike.  

Bledsoe Park is a really beautiful place to spend the day.  The trail that we took was not very difficult to traverse and was mostly in the shade (unless it is autumn). The trail followed the shore of Old Hickory Lake.

What you may need for a day hike:

Two young women with sunglasses pulled up on their heads and a pony tail high on the back of their head. The photo was processed in black and white. They are hiking at Bledsoe park in Tennessee by
Brianna and Cheyenne on the trail at Bledsoe Park

We chose a pretty day that was not too hot and not too cold to begin our adventure.  


Young woman in a white shirt and denim vest. She holds a "Y" shaped stick up to her eye and pretends it is a slingshot. She is looking at the camera. Behind her is the parking lot and boat launch for Bledsoe Park in Tennessee by
Bledsoe Park has different 57 campsites if you are wanting to stay more than an afternoon and boat ramps to put your boat or other watercraft in the water and have some fun. There is no swimming at the part where we were picnicking. I am not sure about other areas within the park though.  


Young woman sitting at a picnic bench with her family smiling at the camera at Bledsoe Park in Tennessee by
Brianna at the picnic table while we are eating lunch. She stops to smile at mom as she takes her picture.


If hiking is your interest there are over six miles of hiking trails for you to explore. This lets you get to know the park up close and personal.  One of the trails is paved all the way through so it is great if you have a wheelchair, walker, or stroller this trail is for you!

Photo of a dirt hiking trail at Bledsoe Park in Sumner County Tennessee. There are tufts of grass growing to the right and left but the meandering trail has large trees to the left and right of the trail leaving dappled sunshine and lots of shade for those hiking by
One of the hiking trails at Bledsoe Park.


There are picnic tables around if you want to just come for the afternoon and enjoy nature and your family. It makes for a peaceful afternoon.


Family at at picnic table enjoying their lunch at the Bledsoe Park in Sumner County Tennessee. Mother and father are facing the camera and the teen daughters are on the opposite side of the table by
Mr. and Mrs. Cottage enjoying a picnic with Cheyenne and Brianna
Bledsoe Park was once a hunting ground for several native tribes.  There are several historical sites just a few minutes from this park that would be great for homeschooling families and the history lover. We will put links to the ones we have been to at the end of this post.
Man and woman sitting at a picnic table at Bledsoe Park enjoying a picnic lunch with their family. The photo is processed in Black and white. They are sitting at the edge of the woods so there are large trees behind them and cars entering the parking and boat launch area. by


The park is 169 acres and Old Hickory Lake can be enjoyed from inside the park. There is a playground for children along the way to the campsites.


This park seemed mostly set up for campers as there are lots of campsites along the road. It has white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobcat, beaver, muskrat, bald and golden eagles at the park. The lake is stocked with bluegill, crappie, bass and more.

Bledsoe Park boasts 58 paved campsites that all have fire rings, grills, and picnic tables. All have water and electric hookups as well.



Forty-four of these campsites have 50/30/20-amp service, are level, and can accommodate rigs over 20 feet long.

They have a laundry facility that is open year-round.

We didn’t see many non-camping picnic benches so we stopped by the boat ramps to set up for our lunch.  We are on a journey to live life, to enjoy one another, and to experience joy.


Bledsoe Park has two bathhouses with heat and air conditioning so campers are able to have hot showers which is nice if you are tent camping.  Gotta get clean!



You can set up tents in the grassy areas or on the concrete pads that are marked for such.  



Several of the campsites are set up for those who have physical special needs as well. They are marked for that.



They sell firewood and ice on-site as well.


This was a good day. Full of laughter and we made great memories. It was good to have Mr. Cottage home from work for a change.  We enjoyed every minute of it. Anyway, we didn’t walk the full 6 miles of the trail during the time that we were there. Next time we will finish the trail and show you more of the beautiful park.Hope you enjoyed the trip to Bledsoe Park.  Check out these other posts and see what else there is in Sumner County for you to enjoy.
Bledsoe Fort – Colonial Days
Cragfont Mansion



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