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Montgomery Bell State Park

1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029-5040
+1 615-797-9052
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"Worst camping experience ever"

Pretty place, too bad the campground rules are ignored and not enforced. Sites are too crowded next... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary W
via mobile

Wow what a nice park. Friendly people. Bathrooms were clean. Lots of kids on bikes though so be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029-5040
+1 615-797-9052
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 September 12, 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 August 15, 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 July 28, 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 July 14, 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 July 2, 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 June 29, 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
Reviewed June 20, 2017

I visited MGST for a conference for 3 days. On the first day that we got there a tree had fallen on the main power line and there was no power at the hotel; however, the staff was great and helped us find another place...More

Thank lcgovols
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The park itself is beautiful. I know the state of TN doesn't have a lot of money to spend on upkeep but the Inn here is in dire need of some TLC. The rooms and hallways are old, dark, peeling wallpaper, etc. we were really...More

1  Thank gourdess
Tennessee S, Owner at Montgomery Bell State Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Gourdess, thank you for your review. We know that our inn suffers from deferred maintenance, and we want you to know that we are working with available resources to address those issues. We appreciate you staying the night with us, and we hope you will...More

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Tabitha F
July 11, 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
September 7, 2015|
Response from Tabitha F |
I'd like to know that information myself Dana M