Pickwick Landing State Park Campground

April 2016

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Campground Entrance

Pickwick Landing State Park Campground

116 State Park Road

Pickwick Landing Dam, TN 83865

Phone: (731) 689-3129

Website: https://tnstateparks.itinio.com/pickwick-landing

Hook-ups:  Water – Yes, Sewer – Dump Station, Electric – Yes, but limited 50 AMP, TV – No, WiFi – No

Rates:  $8 to $25 (Requires a $5 non-refundable reservation fee). Not sure if the price difference is due to level of electric required, time of year, or site preference.

Pickwick Park Rate

Lots: The lots can hold large RV’s but the road to get to many of the sites are narrow, and I would be concerned about putting anything longer than 30 ft. in any lots other than those nearest to the entrance.

Pickwick Park Map

Park Map – Campground is to the Right

Positives: This campground is located in a Tennessee State Park next to a lake with walking trails, golf course, boat launches, and a marina, swimming. There are a lot of things to do here and a beautiful setting in which to do them.

Negatives:  This is a State Park and, as with most state parks, the amenities are lacking. Only 16 of the 48 sites have 50 AMP electric; there’s a dump station but no sewer at the lot.

Overall: This is a place for a weekend excursion. The park is beautiful, but the amenities are geared for weekend camping. If you would like to go boating or fishing or hiking, this is a good place for you. If you want to stay a month somewhere and get to know the area, you might want to reconsider. There are many excursions you can take from here such as the Shiloh Battlefield, Helen Keller’s childhood home, and the home of Buford Pusser of “Walking Tall” fame are all within an hour from the park.

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Lots big enough for large RVs

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Some of the lots are not necessarily level.


Tight and twisty road

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Playground for the kids


Bath House


Tent Camping

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Walking Trails

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Pickwick Lake

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