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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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It was fun growing up in this area

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
Glen H
Sparks, Nevada
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This place needs a major renovation. Mattresses are very old and worn out. Carpets filthy in hallways. No room mini frig or microwave. Buffet is overpriced and understaffed. Guy at front desk was awesome. Wifi not available throughout inn and cell service and wifi is almost zero at the cabins. The cabins are fairly new but could use new bedspreads... More 

Thank dtrail6203
Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice location with a lot to do. There is a restaurant and inn near by but also boating, sports, lakes,etc for your enjoyment.

Thank Anthony C
Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The campground here is great for tent camping. The first few spots of the campground are for tents, which my family loves. We like the tent spots to be separate from the RV sites. The tent sites are very spacious. My kids loved running around the campsite; it was one of the larger ones we've had. The camp bathroom was... More 

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