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Review:  Seven Points Campground

Review: Seven Points Campground


By avatar  Stacy
Posted On 07/29/2019 16:53:43
Trip Date 04/22/2019  

Camping | Tennessee | Hermitage | Nashville | J Percy Priest Lake | Campgrounds near Nashville | RV Camping near Nashville



From Lynchburg, we headed almost due north to Nashville, Tennessee. Our internet hunt for RV camping near Nashville helped us to find a campground that we would return to in a heartbeat. Located in the nearby city of Hermitage, we reserved three nights at the almost fully booked Seven Points Campground. Campgrounds with lake access almost always appeal to us, and this one sits on J. Percy Priest Lake. The campground was close enough to the big city for easy day trips, yet far enough away for us to enjoy some of nature as well.

If you're searching for campgrounds near Nashville for a trip with either your tent or RV, this post is just for you. With an overview of campsite amenities as well as the recreational activities available at the campground, you'll get a feel for whether or not Seven Points Campground is for you. You'll even find some photos taken at the campground during our stay, as well as the numbers of our favorite campsites plus why we liked them!



Campground Amenities at Seven Points Campground

Seven Points Campground is part of the US Army Corps of Engineers network. The campground is physically located in Hermitage, Tennessee and is just over a 20 minute drive away from the sounds (and sites) of Nashville.

Seven Points Campground is open and available for camping annually from April 1 through October 31. In addition to two large group picnic shelters, there are 59 generously sized campsites plus one additional park host site. Campsites are priced at $26.00 per night for the 16 sites with lake access and $22.00 nightly for all other individual campsites.

With two flush toilets, a sink and hand dryer for women and a toilet, urinal and sink for men, the campground restroom facilities are fairly standard. Although the showers, toilet stalls and sinks were all in working order, the one place within the campground that we found which was not in as good condition as in many comparable campgrounds was the shower house.


Restroom at Seven Points Campground

Restroom at Seven Points Campground

A welcome surprise was to find an older model washing machine and dryer located outside just behind the shower house. The machines, which appeared to be priced at $2.00 per wash load and $1.00 per dryer load, could come in very handy for campers.



As we've found is common with most campgrounds operated by the Corps of Engineers, Seven Points Campground is clean, cared for and overall well maintained. It was apparent that the main road through the campground had been black topped not too long before our visit. Both a dump and dumpster are located near the campground entrance. The dumpster appears to stay connected to a trailer so it can be quickly and easily removed once filled.

One of the most popular attractions for those visiting Seven Points Campground is J. Percy Priest Lake. Depending on the weather during your visit, you might see couples kayaking or canoeing. You're also likely to see families taking advantage of the ramp to take their boat out for a spin. Anglers visiting the lake can cast a line in hopes of catching bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie or even trout.

There's also a protected swimming area with a small sandy beach at J. Percy Priest Lake. Nearby signage strongly encourages the use of life jackets by sharing statistics of drownings in the lake. Apparently of the 168 drowning related deaths in the lake, 165 of those individuals were not wearing life jackets.


Sandy Beach at J. Percy Priest Lake

Sandy Beach at J. Percy Priest Lake

There's something for everyone at the campground - even the young ones. Seven Points Campground has a modern playground situated near the sandy beach. The good news for parents is that there's a parking lot nearby. If the kids are ready to play and neither mom or dad want to walk the distance to the play area, it's just a short drive away!


Seven Points Campground Play Area

Seven Points Campground Play Area

If you're looking for more than outdoor activities to fill your time at the campground, there's all that the nearby city of Nashville has to offer. Looking to fill your day with a tourist attraction like the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry or even a replica of The Parthenon? Nashville is the place. For those wanting some evening excitement like a nice dining experience or a venue to listen to some tunes, Nashville has that as well.

The total cost of our three night stay was $66.00 including any fees and taxes. Compared to most other similar places that we've camped, the combination of price and amenities rank Seven Points Campground as one of our top picks.



Campsite Amenities at Seven Points Campground

Individual campsites at Seven Points Campground are reservable online six months in advance. Once you select a campsite for your preferred date range, payment in full is required in order to complete the reservation process. (Our three night reservation was made just under three months in advance. At the time of our online inquiry, there were only two sites available - an ADA compliant site and Site 42 which we reserved.)

Just over a week before our scheduled arrival, we received an e-mail notice from Seven Points Campground with the following message:

"We are looking forward to your visit to Seven Points Campground. This email is to let you know that beginning this year, we will start strictly enforcing the 3 pm check-in time. This change in management is an effort to allow our cleaners additional time to prepare campsites for new occupants."
During 2019, camper check-out time is 2:00 PM and a 12:00 noon check-out time will be implemented beginning in 2020. The 3:00 PM check-in time will remain unchanged going forward.



Upon our arrival at the campground shortly after 3:00 PM, we were quickly checked in, handed a map and in route to our site. Our site was clean and, during our walks about the campground, the unoccupied sites that we saw all appeared well maintained and litter free. The campground is full of tall trees which provide afternoon shade to a large number of sites. Standard amenities at all sites include 50-amp electric, a water hook-up, grill, fire pit and picnic table. The park's dump station is conveniently located just outside of the campground loop opposite the entrance station.

Backing into site 42 was made a little more difficult with our long trailer due to the drainage ditches with deep drop-offs on both sides of road. Fortunately, with my attempts at providing limited assistance through a walkie-talkie and Scott's continually expanding experience with backing into sites, he was successful!


Campsite 42 at Seven Points Campground

Campsite 42 at Seven Points Campground

The paved parking pad at site 42 is level and the site is surrounded by tall trees which provide plenty of afternoon shade. The trees located behind the RV parking pad will even accommodate hammocks. A large gravel pad located adjacent to the parking pad is a great feature of the site and helps to avoid tracking dirt and mud into your RV.


Large Gravel Pad at Site 42

Large Gravel Pad at Site 42

The camping loop is best described as being rectangular in shape. The lake is situated so that sites on one of the longer sides as well as one of the shorter sides have lake access.



Site 42 is located on the inside of the camping loop and therefore does not have lake access. The parking area for the campground's boat ramp, however, is directly across the park road from the site. While seated at our picnic table with our backs toward "RV There Yet?", we had an excellent view of the fishing pier as well as J. Percy Priest Lake.


Lake View from Picnic Table at Campsite 42

Lake View from Picnic Table at Campsite 42

As expected, our onsite utilities included 50-amp electric and water. An uncovered wooden picnic table, lantern hook and grill are clustered together on the large gravel pad. (The grill must have been replaced just prior to our stay as it was unlike any that we've previously seen at a campsite. It was in brand new, never been used before condition!) A grated fire pit as well as a moveable small food preparation table are also located on the gravel pad.


Campsite Amenities at Seven Points Campground

Campsite Amenities at Seven Points Campground

We had good phone and data service through both of our carriers, Verizon and T-Mobile. We were also pleased to have a good selection of broadcast television channels available for the limited time that we did spend inside "RV There Yet?".



Favorite Campsites at Seven Points Campground

Although we spent most of our time away from the campground seeing and doing all that we could in Nashville, we did manage to walk around the entire campground. As with every place that we stay, we always like to pick our favorite sites as we never know when we will have an opportunity to return! With the caveat that backing in to many sites is made more difficult with long trailers (due to drainage ditches with large drop offs) we did find some favorites at Seven Points Campground.
  • While back-in Sites 1 and 6 and pull-through Site 3 don't have a lake view, they are all well shaded.
  • Neither back-in Site 53 nor pull-through Site 57 are near the lake, however both are well-shaded with a number of trees which will accommodate the hanging of hammocks.
  • Site 35 backs up to the lake with a nice view.
  • Although each requires backing in quite a long distance, Sites 15 and 17, Sites 19 and 21 and Sites 27 and 29 are each connecting sites which would be fun for friends or families who are traveling together. All six of these sites have lake access as well.



  • The entrance to back-in Site 39 is sloped downward, however the RV parking pad is level. Stepping down a number of stair steps leads to a paved pad on which sits a concrete picnic table with a bench on each side and a nearby lantern hook, grill and fire pit. The view of the lake from the picnic table is awesome.
  • With an entrance similar to Site 39, back-in Site 41 is our favorite. The site has a small table sitting at the same level as the parking pad. Stepping down 8 stair steps leads to a round concrete table on a paved pad with remaining standard amenities nearby.


Campsite 41 at Seven Points Campground

Campsite 41 at Seven Points Campground

Amenities at Campsite 41

Amenities at Campsite 41

Nashville's Country Music Scene

There is definitely more to Nashville than country music. In fact, during our visit, the city was preparing for the 2019 NFL Draft which would start just days after our departure. Although we aren't big into the country music scene, we wanted to spend at least a part of our time learning about what so many associate with Nashville. Check back soon to read Soaking up some Country Vibes (& More) in Nashville for sightseeing ideas fun for both country music fans as well as bystanders . . . and maybe even critics!

Camping near Nashville, Tennessee

If you were to recommend your favorite campground or RV park to someone wishing to be near Nashville, what would your recommendation be and why?




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Created On 07/28/2019 19:04:58  
Updated On 07/29/2019 20:52:33
Scheduled On 07/28/2019 19:53:43
Posted On 07/29/2019 16:53:43
Last Editor Stacy
Location  Seven Points Campground, Nashville, TN, United States
LinkId  7PointsCampgroundNashville
StoryId  1564355098323





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