Montgomery Bell State Park


Campground Type
State Park

1020 Jackson Hill Road
Bums, Tennessee 37029


Montgomery Bell State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 120
Number of Sites with Electric: 120
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 120

Tents Allowed: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes

Montgomery Bell State Park is located seven miles east of Dickson in Dickson County. The rolling hills of Dickson County contain a treasure that was considered more precious than gold to the builders of young America. The treasure was iron ore, and it lured men by the hundreds to this area of Middle Tennessee. The site of the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church is located at Montgomery Bell State Park.

The iron industry in Dickson County has been long silent, but the 3,782 acres that make up Montgomery Bell State Resort Park still show the signs of its presence. Near the remains of the Old Laurel Furnace, ore pits, where men once scratched iron ore from the earth, lie quiet and abandoned; the hardwood forest, once heavily cut to clear farmland and to produce charcoal for the iron furnaces, has slowly healed its wounds. Fox, squirrel, raccoon, opossum, deer and a wide variety of birds and wildflowers have returned to the forest, making Montgomery Bell a place of quiet natural beauty.

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Montgomery Bell State Park Group Camping Cabins

I wanted to write a review of the camping cabins to help make this a more enjoyable stay for future visitors. We stayed at the cabins in May 2011. Take DEET or other tick/insect repellant and use it BEFORE you get out of your car. We had many tiny ticks. The cabins are very rustic and were built in the 1930's. Although there are beds with mattresses in the cabins you should take a foam pad or single bed size air matress. The matresess are VERY hard and uncomfortable unless you are used to sleeping on the floor. The beds ...
May 21, 2011

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