Fort Pillow State Historic Park


Rates: $10.50 — $31.25 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

The campground has 32 campsites, six of which will accommodate RV and camper trailers with 50 amp electrical service and water. There are also 17 sites with 20 amp electrical service with water stations in close proximity to each site.

Primitive campers have their choice of nine different sites without electricity, but they will all have water in close proximity to each site. Each campsite has a grill/campfire pad, a picnic table, lantern holder, and pea gravel for tent set-up. The area consists of a roomy forest setting, and two full-service bathhouses that are handicap accessible. There is a dump station for grey water and a dumpster for garbage conveniently located at the entrance to the campground.

Firewood is available from dead fallen limbs and trees. From the Butterfly Garden parking lot to the campground is 1/2 mile. Campers can register online or through the park office.

Back Country camping is allowed only at the designated site located on the Blue Chickasaw Bluff Trail. A permit is required for the site. You can obtain this permit from the Park Office/Museum. The trail to backcountry camping is hilly and moderately difficult. Total trail is four miles long.

New Firewood Policy – Effective June 1, 2016 - DON’T MOVE FIREWOOD

In order to protect our forests and trees from invasive insects and diseases, Tennessee State Parks asks that ALL campfires be made with heat-treated wood or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Please refrain from bringing untreated wood into the park.

Certified heat-treated wood is available to purchase from concessioners in many of the campgrounds as well as from vendors in the communities around the park. Certified heat-treated wood is clearly marked with a state/federal seal.

The Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive pests are a growing threat to the forests of Tennessee and the surrounding region. To learn more about the pests that threaten Tennessee and what you can do to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests, visit

To learn more about Don’t Move Firewood, visit
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