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Tucked away in a peaceful location on the banks of the Duck River, Henry Horton State Park is an outdoor enthusiast's delight. Located near Chapel Hill, Tennessee, this 1,140-acre park boasts a championship golf course, excellent fishing, more than ten miles of hiking trails, and even an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
Whether you're planning a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure, you'll find plenty to enjoy here. Henry Horton State Park's RV campground is also easily accessible in a motorhome or camper.
For more details on what to do in the park, where to stay, and nearby attractions worth visiting, read on.
The picturesque Duck River flows through Henry Horton State Park and is as good a place as any to start your camping adventure. Its waters are home to smallmouth and largemouth bass, catfish, and redeye, making it a popular destination for keen anglers. Small boats are welcome on the river, but it's also quite easy to cast a line from the shore.
If you'd prefer to set out on foot and explore your wooded surroundings, ten miles of trails meander throughout the park. The Adeline Wilhoite River Trail Loop, a hike of moderate difficulty that follows the Duck River for just over a mile and a half, is a popular trail that also leads to a wetland observation tower. If you're keen to get a taste of local history, the Wilhoite Mill Trail leads you through hardwood forest and old farm fields to the location of a former mill which was built in the 1840s.
Natural attractions aside, there are also plenty of man-made activities to enjoy in Henry Horton State Park. The highlight for many visitors is the Buford Ellington championship golf course, which is surrounded by beautiful hardwood forest. At more than 7,000 yards long and boasting 37 bunkers, it's a demanding course — so you might want to tackle the challenge a few times during your stay.
If you prefer a different type of golf, you and the rest of the family might like to take on the 18-hole disc golf course, which is not only free but also a whole lot of fun. And with an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a trap and skeet shooting range also provided, there's a range of exciting activities keep campers of all ages entertained.
Planning on camping in an RV in Henry Horton State Park? You'll need to book an RV in Marshall County and find yourself the perfect site in the park's large RV campground.
Located in a wooded area in the park's northwest, the 56-site campground is spacious and well-maintained. Big rigs are welcome here, with some sites accommodating RVs up to 95 feet long. All sites come with their own fire rings and picnic tables, while three sites are also accessible for people with disabilities.
Restrooms and showers are available in two bathhouses, one of which remains open during the winter months, while the park's interpretive center and a kids' playground are located nearby. Firewood sales are available in the campground, and Wi-Fi is provided if you need to stay connected to the outside world. Dog lovers are also well catered for, and leashed pets are welcome in the campground.
If you're traveling with friends or family who aren't getting around in an RV, they might like to spend the night on a tent site, on one of the park's two backcountry campsites, or on one of six primitive hammock sites. Eight cabins and a 68-room inn are also available, so there's no shortage of accommodation options.
Once you've seen everything you want to see and done everything you want to do while camping at Henry Horton State Park, you don't have to head for home straight away. You'll find plenty more to see and do in this part of Tennessee, so take the time to check out some of the other experiences on offer in the local area.
If you're fascinated by Civil War history, you might want to take the 45-minute drive to Murfreesboro to check out the Stones River National Battlefield and Oaklands Mansion. If you'd like to spend a few nights in another great state park, the lush forests and beautiful lakes of Montgomery Bell State Park are a little over an hour to the northwest.
If you'd prefer to head for a major city, Nashville is less than an hour's drive north. While you're there, be sure to take a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Parthenon is another unique attraction in Music City you won't want to miss.
RV camping at Henry Horton State Park offers memorable adventures, and its location right in the heart of Tennessee means plenty of other exciting destinations are within easy reach. So when you decide to rent a camper near Henry Horton State Park and go exploring, you'll need to have some spare time up your sleeve to make sure you fit everything in.