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Located in Standing Stone State Forest, the park has plenty for visitors to explore. The park got its name from the Standing Stone that rests in the park, towering 12 feet tall and standing upright on a sandstone ledge. The rock was placed as a boundary line between two Indian Nations, then when it fell the Indians preserved it on an improvised monument.
This rustic park covers nearly 11,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau and is well known for its diversity, beautiful scenery, fossils, and wildflowers. Its closest towns are Hilham, Celina and Livingston. Renting an RV in Overton County will also put you in close vicinity to other natural wonders such as the Daniel Boone National Forest.
One of the best things to do in the park is to make use of the eight miles of day-use hiking trails that wind their way through the forest. The trails give visitors access to some of the most picturesque areas in the park, passing through colorful fields of wildflower, across bubbling streams, and through towering woodlands. There is nothing better than after a long day of walking ending up camping with an RV in a nearby state park.
Every year the famous National Rolley Hole Marble Tournament is held here in September. As it is the largest contest of its kind, it draws visitors and competitors from all over the country. In addition to the actual tournament, the festival includes music, food, demonstrations, marble making, and fun activities for the kids. This is a great time to rent a camper Standing Stone State Park as there will always be something going on.
The park is home to Lake Kelly, which is popular for boating and fishing. You can hire boats directly at the park such as canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and rowboats. The lake provides some great fishing for bass, catfish, bluegill, and trout, and Standing Stone State Park camping gives you immediate access to these facilities.
Overall Standing Stone State Park has 36 campsites, all of which have a picnic table, grill, water, and electricity, which is offered in 20, 30 or 50 amperage. The sites can accommodate rigs of up to 45 feet and is located in a scenic, hardwood section of the park. In terms of facilities, the park has restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.
When RV camping in Standing Stone State Park, the kids can enjoy making use of the playground, rec room, and pool access. Thanks to the location of the campground, visitors can enjoy numerous recreational trails on their doorstep. RV camping at state parks doesn’t get much better than this.
An incredible natural attraction near Standing Stone State Park is the Cumberland Caverns. There are over 32 miles of caves and underground passages to explore which are filled with waterfalls, rock formations, stunning pools, and more. There are numerous tours throughout the day as well as overnight tours. Additionally, you can also take adventure tours in the cave, which is perfect for thrill seekers.
For some family fun is Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort, featuring more than one million gallons of water. The park contains a huge number of attractions such as slides, a huge wave pool, a lazy river for relaxation, a lovely beach, cruises on the lake and much more. Also, in Nashville Shores is a Treetop Adventure Park where visitors can let out their inner Tarzan and swing from the trees and ride the ziplines down to the ground.
If you want to learn a little more about the area, then head to the White County Heritage Museum which celebrates the interesting history of the highland region of Tennessee through a range of exhibitions, both temporary and permanent. Step back in time through 200 years of history and come out filled with new knowledge.