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Long Hunter State Park is located in central Tennessee, just to the east of Nashville and close to the towns of Lebanon and Smyrna. The state park lies along the eastern shores of Lake Percy Priest, the main draw for people visiting the park. Long Hunter State Park itself is divided into four sections, Couchville, Baker’s Grove, Bryant Grove, and Sellars Farm. Each section is intersected with a fork from the lake and is connected to each other by a strip of land.
Although close to major cities such as Nashville, Long Hunter State Park gives the air of rural bliss along the shores of Lake Percy Priest. Long Hunter State Park’s closeness to the Tennessee capital, combined with the excellent lakeside recreation it has on offer, makes it the ideal place to take an RV rental in central Tennessee. Accessing the park with a rental RV is made even easier with Interstate 40 and Tennessee 171 connecting the park to Nashville.
Rent a camper neat Long Hunter State Park and see what this vast lakeside playground has to offer. Search for an RV in Davidson County and see what a camping trip to Long Hunter State Park can be for you.
One of the biggest attractions for setting up camp at Long Hunter State Park is the chance to be first at the lake’s edge with your fishing rod and tackle. Lake Percy Priest has a fearsome reputation for its excellent fishing. Fishermen and women come from all over the state to come to try their hand at catching one of the trophy-sized bass that calls Lake Percy Priest home. Alongside the largemouth, hybrid, and black bass, Long Hunter State Park campers can also attempt to catch bluegill, crappie, trout, and channel catfish. With such a plethora of fish species, campers are rarely unsuccessful here.
With over fourteen thousand acres of lake to explore on Lake Percy Priest, it is no surprise that boating is a favorite of those camping at Long Hunter State Park. The park features two public boat launching ramps for easy access into Lake Percy Priest. The lake is a mecca for serious watersports enthusiasts who come to Long Hunter State Park. Whether it’s water skiing, wakeboarding, or just pontoon and paddle-boating - there is something for all. Those motorhome camping without their own boats can use the state park’s boat rental service. Here, campers can rent flat-bottom boats, canoes, and kayaks.
Alongside the colossal Lake Percy Priest, Long Hunter State Park also has a vast network of hiking trails, creating an Eden for outdoor enthusiasts. These trails make up over twenty-five miles worth of routes, ideal for both the expert and beginner hiker. ‘Byrant Grove Trail’ is an easy, one way, four-mile looping trail that follows the shoreline of Lake Percy Priest. ‘Volunteer Trail’ is a more moderate, five-mile route that provides hillside views of the surrounding county. This trail also gives campers the opportunity to catch glimpses of Long Hunter State Park’s vast bird and wildlife populations.
Those RV camping at Long Hunter State Park will find a handful of primitive campsites with the state park itself. Should campers venture a little further out, RV parks with many more amenities and facilities can be found with ease. ‘Safe Harbor RV Resort’ lies on the northwest shore of Lake Percy Priest, opposite the park, and provides a range of amenities and facilities for today’s modern campers. Full hookups are provided here, including 30 and 50 amp electric, water, and sewer. Facilities include flushing toilets, dump stations, a laundrette, and an on-site swimming pool. This campground also boasts cable TV and free WiFi.
Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is just north of the state park and also offers a plethora of facilities for RV campers. Full hookups are provided, including 20, 30, 50 amp electric, water, and sewer. Facilities include on-site laundrette and flushing toilets. There are also many pull-thru sites located here, meaning all sized rigs are welcomed.
Tennessee’s capital Nashville is only a stone’s throw away from Long Hunter State Park, and this world-famous city has a myriad of must-see sites. Head west of downtown Nashville and visit the American South’s answer to ancient Greece, a full-scale replica of Parthenon. The building acts as an art museum and stands in as the centerpiece to the Centennial Park
For any history enthusiast, the ‘Tennessee State Museum’ in Nashville is worth a visit. This museum has a wide range of exhibitions depicting many eras of Tennessee’s history. Visitors can view a variety of paintings, furniture, decorated silver, and weapons on display here. There is also a large military exhibition within the Tennessee State Museum covering all aspects of Tennessee’s involvement in America’s wars, these range from the Spanish-American war, right through to the Second World War - a real must-see for history buffs.
Families with young children should take a visit to the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. This center offers children a wide range of interactive exhibitions that allow them to learn through play. Each hands-on exhibit and display cover a range of topics from biology, physics, earth science, listening, and air & space. This fun-filled day will both entertain and educate the young ones on the camping trip, and allow the parents to kick back and relax.