Very rich in history — that’s the Bledsoe Creek State Park in Tennessee as it was once a prime hunting ground for the Cherokee, Creek, Shawnee and Chickamauga Native American tribes.
Located in 400 Zieglers Fort Rd, Gallatin, Bledsoe Creek became a Tennessee State Park in 1973. It features 57 campsites, more than six miles of scenic hiking trails that meander through the forest and along the lakeshore of the park, and two boat launch ramps.
Aside from camping, guests will have a lot of activities to enjoy at the Bledsoe Creek State Park. They can go fishing or boating at the Old Hickory Lake, have a picnic at the park and take part in different park programs that provide entertainment for all ages.
Those who want to go bird watching can stay at the observation deck near the lake, which offers guests the opportunities to see birds like the Prothonotary Warbler, Hairy Woodpecker, the Wood Duck, Red-shouldered Hawk and other bird species.
Aside from fishing and boating, you can also go skiing at the Old Hickory Lake or do other water recreation activities.
But hiking is the best outdoor activity you can do at Bledsoe Creek State Park. You can go through the High Ridge Trail, the Shoreline Trail, the Owl Ridge Trail, the Woodchuck Hollow Trail, the Birdsong Nature Trail and the Mayo Wix Memorial Trail.
All these activities would surely make your visit at the Bledsoe Creek State Park a very memorable one.