Cedar Creek Corps of Engineers Park.
Cedar Creek COE campground is located near Nashville, Tennessee. As is typical with COE campgrounds, Cedar Creek is exceptionally well manicured in a beautiful area of Mt. Juliet. There are 59 sites spanning a peninsula overlooking Lake Hickory. We reserved one of six waterfront sites for the weekend (due to someone’s last-minute cancellation) and spent an extra five days in one of the inner loop sites. Although the loop sites are fine, the waterfront sites are nothing short of spectacular.
The Waterfront Sites.
Spacious along with a beautiful view, Site #54 is one of the best campsites ever! Unfortunately, all the waterfront sites are booked all the way through the allowed reservation period and so you will need to plan early or keep checking for last-minute cancellations. These sites have extra long paved driveways that make it a cinch to level the rv. A terrace of brick pavers adds height to the already magnificent sweeping views. Large oak trees provide shade on hot days and each campsite has a beach area for launching kayaks or anchoring a boat. There are a few water view sites directly behind the waterfront sites that would be a great alternative. Most of them have even longer paved driveways with plenty of breathing room between neighbors.
The Loop Sites.
Many of the loop sites also have a lake view with a nicely manicured grassy area with lots of large Oak trees in between. Most of the sites are long enough for big rigs but the turns can be tight as you drive around the loop to get in your site. After being spoiled with the waterfront site, I did feel a little more cramped for space as neighbors are much closer. Every campsite has a grill and picnic table and some have better shade than others. None of the sites have sewer connections but they all have 50 AMP service along with water connections.
The only real complaint I have with the Cedar Creek COE campground is an outdated and sometimes icky bathhouse. Because the main bathhouse is near the public amenities, many of the day park visitors walk into the campground area to use the restrooms. Just outside the campground is a yacht club, boat landing, fishing pier, swimming beach, pavilions, and a playground. Truly an oasis in the middle of suburbia. Camping is $20/night unless you are able to snap up a waterfront site which will set you back an additional four bucks at $24.nt. And if you are of a certain age (seniors), you get a 50% discount! Reservations are made at Recreation.gov.
Mt. Juliet, TN , 37122-3467
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