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Shelby Bottoms Park is located in northeastern Tennessee, close to the cities of Nashville, Lebanon, and Brentwood. Located along the banks of the Cumberland River, Shelby Bottoms Park is an oasis of greenery separated by the river and Nashville. Finding such an open and green space so close to the city makes Shelby Bottoms Park the ideal retreat for Nashville citizens. Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, visitors can camp along its banks and soak up the fresh air. The recreational possibilities in Shelby Bottoms Park are endless, from fishing and boating in the Cumberland River to the hiking and cycling around the Shelby Bottoms Greenway; there is something for all.

Shelby Bottoms Park's closeness to Nashville, combined with its riverside recreation, makes this park an ideal place to take an RV rental. Accessing the park with a rental RV is made easier with Highway 155 running along the edge of the park. Rent a camper near Shelby Bottoms Park and see the natural side to Nashville. Search for an RV in Davidson County and start your Shelby Bottoms Park adventure.

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Getting Outdoors

As Shelby Bottoms Park lies along the greenway of the Cumberland River, fishing is, of course, a popular activity. The great fisheries at Shelby Bottoms Park are frequented by keen anglers from Nashville, and it is easy to see why. This river, running a just a few miles from the city, is home a wide verity of freshwater game fish and will entice any serious angler. Shelby Bottoms Park campers can try their hands at catching rainbow trout, brown trout, walleye, sauger, and striped bass. The river is known to hold recording-breaking fish, only adding to its appeal.

Along with the fantastic fishing, Shelby Bottoms Park also attracts its fair share of boaters. Boating along the Cumberland River is a great way to spend your time here, and with the boat ramp located within the park, accessing the river is easy. Canoeing and kayaking your way down the Cumberland River is a must when camping at Shelby Bottoms Park. Those motorhome camping without boats of their own can always head to the local boat rental services in Nashville itself.

As Shelby Bottoms Park is somewhat of a green oasis in the metropolitan area of Nashville, hiking and nature watching have become somewhat the park’s calling card. The network of looping trails that span across the length of the park offers great views of the river and the woodlands that surround the greenway. Throughout the shade of the oaks and maples, numerous birds call this place home, ideal for both nature lovers and birdwatchers alike.

Camping at Shelby Bottoms Park

Those RV camping at Shelby Bottoms Park will struggle to find campgrounds within the park itself. Although no campgrounds can be found within the park, there are RV parks within a short drive of it. Nashville KOA makes for a great place to set up camp and is only a five-minute drive from Shelby Bottoms Park. Full 20, 30, 50 amp electrical, sewage, and sewage hookups. Facilities include a dump station, flushing toilets, shower block, laundry services, and a swimming pool. There are also many pull-thru sites, meaning all sizes of rigs are welcome here.

Another site perfect for setting up camp to visit Shelby Bottoms Park is Jellystone Park just north of Shelby Bottoms Park. Full 20, 30, 50 amp electrical, water, and sewage hookups are provided here too. Facilities include a dump station, shower block, and flushing toilets.

Exploring the Area

The famous city of Nashville is minutes away from Shelby Bottoms Park, and it offers campers a series of great sightseeing and day-tripping opportunities. No visit to the city of Nashville would be complete without a nod to its country music legacy. Nowhere else is this more palpable than with a visit to the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is a must-see for any music fan, especially those fans of country music. The hall of fame is also a museum centered on preserving and presenting the history of country music and the role it played in the city of Nashville.

Those with interest in historical architecture and culture must undoubtedly pay a visit to the lifesize reconstruction of Athens Parthenon. This structure is an exact replica of the one that stands in Greece and is constructed in the same neo-classical style. It was built in 1897 with the design from confederate veteran Willam Crawford Smith. It was initially constructed as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The interior of the building also acts as an art museum.

Lovers of history will still have more to see with a visit to the Andrew Jackson hermitage. This building, located in Nashville, was the estate and home of the 7th president of the US, Andrew Jackson. Call ahead and take a tour of this historic building, one that brings to life not only the life of the former president but also the world in which he lived.

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