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4adventures wrote a review Nov 2020
96 contributions9 helpful votes
A beautiful TN State Park featuring over 6,000 acres on Center Hill Lake. Easy and almost direct access from the interstate. Nice hiking trails, several boat launches and marina. Nice visitor center with Observation tower that allows for 360 views. Nice clean campground with spacious sites with power and water. Water sites offer exceptional views. Shower and restrooms were clean and comfortable with temperature control. Park rangers were friendly and were frequently patrolling the area. Onsite boat rentals in season. Interpretive center was closed during our visit but features an outdoor Aviary which was available showcasing McKenzie the blind Barred Owl and a raptor. Beautiful. Just ouside, actually right across the street from the entrance is Big Rock Market. A small market with basic necessities, drinks, t-shirts, stickers , BBQ and delicious Mac and Cheese. Caney Fork Outdoors center is also on this site. Smithville, TN is close by. Be aware most stores close at 2pm on Saturday. Stop by Harmony Farms and visit/ take a tour of this working farm.…
Date of experience: November 2020
smcdaniel wrote a review Oct 2020
Ariton, Alabama365 contributions90 helpful votes
My husband and I took a week to try out the hiking in eastern Tn state parks. We enjoyed the cleanliness and beauty of this one.
Date of experience: October 2020
Beth T wrote a review Oct 2020
Check visitors center first to see if the trails are open before hiking. We did a couple but the others were closed.
Date of experience: October 2020
RickyG2013 wrote a review Sep 2020
Orlando, Florida5 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice cabin with great Paddle Boarding opportunities on Center Hill Lake. Cabins were clean and well kept and provided access to a courtesy dock for easy access of our paddle boards. Great day trips on the water. The lake was a little crowded on Saturday but great during the week. We brought our dogs and the cabins were grouped by dog owners to not bother others. Only down side was provided by Mother Nature, not the TN Parks - BUGS! Picked up a nice batch of redbugs (chiggers) somewhere. Also, bring a "spider stick" to knock down the webs on the trails. All part of staying in a park to me, so didn't gig them a star.…
Date of experience: August 2020
UncleDawg01 wrote a review Jul 2020
Mount Juliet, Tennessee129 contributions50 helpful votes
So before this goes downhill, the park is clean, the staff is nice, bath houses are clean and functional, and all is as you would expect it to be in a state park. Now, that being said, the marina across the cove from the campground is somewhat of party central on certain Saturday nights in the summer. Lots of people, music till the wee hours of the morning, etc. If this bums out your nature vibe, then it’s worth noting. The campground, and for that matter the park as a whole, is very hilly. Be prepared for a calf workout unless you plan to hop in the car every time you have to pee. The water was nice, but there’s not really easy access. A lot of climbing over rocks and falling into the water. Now, some reviews claim this to be the best park in TN and I find opinions to be like belly buttons, everybody’s got one. Not my personal favorite, but that’s just me. If you have a boat, I could see this being your favorite summer hang out.…
Date of experience: July 2020
Response from Gibson S, Guest Relations Manager at Edgar Evins State Park
Responded Jul 28, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are saddened that your experience was not as great as we would have liked. We strive to provide the best service. We'll be taking your experience into consideration as we work to improve.