Off Highway 25, this 164-acre park is situated on the Bledsoe
Creek embayment of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Old Hickory Resevoir
near the old 1780's settlement of Cairo in Sumner County.
From Interstate 65 South: Traveling North from Nashville
on I-65, take Exit #95 to Vietnam Veterans Blvd. This will be
Hwy. 386. Take Hwy. 386 to Hwy. 31-E North all the way into
Gallatin, TN. Pick up Hwy. 25 East and travel approximately
7 miles to mile marker 20. Turn right onto Zieglers Fort Rd.
Travel 1 mile to the park entrance.
From Interestate 65 North: Take Hwy. 109 and Franklin
Ky. and 31-W exit to Portland, TN, off I-65. Travel approximately
3 miles on Hwy. 31-W south to Hwy 109 and take a left to Portland
and Gallatin. It will be approximately 23 miles to Gallatin.
In Gallatin, follow signs to the park.
From Interstate 40 East: Take Hwy. 231 exit off of I-40
through Lebanon, TN. Travel approximately 15 miles to Hwy. 25.
Turn left and travel 7 miles to Zieglers Fort Rd. Turn left
and travel 1 mile to the park entrance.
From Interstate 40 West: Take the Hwy. 109 and Gallatin
exit off of I-40. Travel North approximately 15 miles across
the Cumberland River Bridge. Travel approximately 2 miles to
Airport Rd. and turn right. Travel this road until you reach
the intersection at Hwy. 25. Turn right onto Hwy 25 and travel
2 miles to Zieglers Fort Rd. Turn right and travel 1 mile to
the park entrance.
The park offers 2 boat launch ramps-one is located inside the
park for registered campers only-one is located just outside
the park on Ziegler's Fort Road for the general public.
Boating Regulations (exit TDEC)
There are 72 camp sites with water and electrical
hookups and also equipped with picnic tables and grills. There
is a new bathhouse facility with showers and lavatories now
available. No reservations are taken for camp sites.
Dumping fees are included in camping fee.
Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times.
Phone number for the campground: 615-452-3706
Bledsoe Creek offers lake fishing on Old Hickory Lake. Catches
include bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie. A valid TN fishing
license is required. Fishing licenses are not sold at the park
but may be purchased at off-site locations near the park.
Fishing is limited to non-wildlife observation areas.
**Bait and Fishing supplies are not sold at the park
Fishing Regulations (exit TDEC)
State Parks fishing policies
There are approximately 6 miles of hiking trails, 1 mile of
which is paved and accessible to persons with a disability.
Trails are open year round
The park has 2 large picnic shelters. Shelter #1 can accommodate
up to 50 people and shelter #2 can accommodate up to 150 people.
Pavilions are equipped with grills and have water spigots.
Day Use Features:
There is one picnic area that has approximately 20 individual
picnic sites. Each site is equipped with a grill. There is also
a ballfield and playground.
Park Rangers can provide environmental programs year round
with some advance notice. Photo
Other activities available:
**Sports equipment is NOT provided.
Roads inside the park are not accessible to tour buses.