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Hours of Operation
6:00am - 10:00pm

I-40 West from Nashville, to Exit 182 (Fairview/Dickson Hwy. 96 Exit). Turn left (West) onto Highway 96. Stay on Highway 96 until it deadends at Highway 70. Turn right (East) on Highway 70, off-ramp provided. Stay on Highway 70 approximately 3 miles. Park entrance is on the right.

From Memphis (I-40):Take I-40 East to Exit 182 (Fairview/Dickson Hwy. 96 Exit). Turn right (West) onto Highway 96. Stay on Highway 96 until it deadends at Highway 70. Turn right (East) on Highway 70, off-ramp provided. Stay on Highway 70 approximately 3 miles. Park entrance is on the right.

Montgomery Bell State Park
1020 Jackson Hill Road  |  Burns, TN 37029
Office: 615-797-9052  |  Inn: 615-797-3101
Toll Free: 1-800-250-8613

Biking Boating Camping Fishing Golf Group Camping Hiking Trails Picnic Facilities Swimming

Sundays are Special at State Parks!

Package includes standard room and full breakfast and beverage for 2 adults for $69 plus tax. Call for reservations toll free: (800) 250-8613 or (615) 797-3101

Restrictions: Good for any Sunday unless followed by a holiday (Memorial Day and Labor Day)

Harpeth River Canoe Packages

Montgomery Bell State Park is located seven miles east of Dickson in Dickson County. The rolling hills of Dickson County contain a treasure that was considered more precious than gold to the builders of young America. The treasure was iron ore, and it lured men by the hundreds to this area of Middle Tennessee. The site of the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church is located at Montgomery Bell State Park.

The iron industry in Dickson County has been long silent, but the 3,782 acres that make up Montgomery Bell State Resort Park still show the signs of its presence. Near the remains of the Old Laurel Furnace, ore pits, where men once scratched iron ore from the earth, lie quiet and abandoned; the hardwood forest, once heavily cut to clear farmland and to produce charcoal for the iron furnaces, has slowly healed its wounds. Fox, squirrel, raccoon, opossum, deer and a wide variety of birds and wildflowers have returned to the forest, making Montgomery Bell a place of quiet natural beauty.

Conference Center

Montgomery Bell State Park offers conference style meeting room facilities to accommodate up to 500 people. Banquet and catering services are available.

Overhead projector, microphones, mic stands, screen, sound system, marker boards, phone, podium, lavaliere mics, markers, internet connection, TV and VCR, slide projectors.

Conference rooms, floor plan, capacities and dimensions ( printable .pdf format)


The restaurant at Montgomery Bell is part of the Inn and Conference Center. The restaurant seats up to 190 people and has a picturesque view of Lake Acorn.

Seafood Buffet on Friday nights; Steak Buffet on Saturday nights.

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7am-10am
Lunch: 11am-2pm
Dinner: 5pm-8pm


Montgomery Bell State Park offers a variety of accommodation options. The park has 8 2-bedroom vacation cottages, campgrounds and RV camp sites, rustic group camping cabins, and a 120-room, 5-suite park inn.

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Group Camp


There's a lot to do and see at Montgomery Bell State Park! Enjoy a meal al fresco at one of our picnic areas, or reserve a picnic pavilion for your family reunion or company picnic. Hit the links at our Par 72, 18-hole golf course, or hike some of the approximately 19 miles of trails at the park. Have a valid TN fishing license? Fish one of our three lakes. Jon boats, canoes and paddle boats are available for rent at the park as well. Whatever your interests, we're sure to have something that appeals to you.

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Picnic Facilities

Gift Shop

The gift shop offers a wide assortment of gifts, collectibles and souvenirs. You can choose from a variety of items such as a cap and t-shirt to a crystal ornament or a walking stick hand crafted in Tennessee, picture frames, magnets, mugs and plush animals for the kids. And if you have forgotten your toothbrush, we have that too! Please come in, browse and enjoy.


Programs offered by park Interpretive Specialists include: Amphibians & Reptiles, Aquatic Ecosystems, Forest Ecosystems, Fossils of TN, Mammals of TN, Nature Games/Nature Touch & Feel, Nature Walks, Recycle It!, Wildflower Walks(seasonal) and Harpeth River Canoe Floats (seasonal). Contact the park for scheduling.

Team building programs by AdventureWorks - Photo Gallery


The Nashville Business Journal 2006 Book of Lists ranks Montgomery Bell Inn and Conference Center as 18th on Banquet Facilities and 23rd on Convention Facilities.