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Where to Camp This Labor Day Weekend

August 24, 2021  |  Permalink

Stay up late around the campfire, gaze at the stars, and relax at a Tennessee State Park campsite this Labor Day Weekend. Note: Same-day campsite reservations can only be made by calling the respective park.

Here are our most available campgrounds for September 2nd–6th:

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West Tennessee

T.O. Fuller State Park

15 minutes from downtown Memphis – RV and Tent Sites

The campground has many hardwood trees that provide plenty of shade. There are 45 campsites that are RV accessible with some sites accommodating up to 85 feet of RV space. Tent campers are also welcome. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, lantern hanger, fire ring, grill, electrical and water hook-ups. The campground also has a picnic shelter, playground, bathhouse, laundry, and a centralized dumping station.


Paris Landing State Park

1 hour west of Clarksville – Primitive sites

The campsites available for Labor Day weekend at Paris Landing are primitive tent camping sites. This means the sites do not offer water or electric hookups. However, up the hill in the RV campground, there are two bathhouses available that offer restrooms and hot showers. There is also a laundry room and a camp store near the campground.


Big Hill Pond State Park

1 hour south of Jackson – Primitive Sites

Big Hill Pond has 28 primitive campsites for tents and small RVs. Most sites will accommodate a trailer up to 20 feet. Each site has a table and a grill. While electricity and water are not available at each site, the campground has a modern bathhouse with restrooms and hot showers.


Fort Pillow State Historic Park

1.5 hours west of Jackson – Primitive Sites 

These sites are primitive meaning water and electric hookups are not available at your site. However, water is available close to each site. Each campsite has a grill, a fire pit, a picnic table, a lantern holder, and a gravel pad for tent set-up. The area consists of a roomy forest setting and two full-service accessible bathhouses. 


Middle Tennessee

Henry Horton State Park

1 hour south of Nashville - Hammock Camping Only

Henry Horton has a designated hammock campground made especially with the needs of hammock campers in mind. Each site comes with trees perfect for setting up your nest, a picnic table, a fire pit, and a grill. The campground even offers wifi. If you forget some essentials, stop by the park's camp store and then head out to enjoy the beautiful Duck River.


East Tennessee 

Warriors' Path State Park

30 minutes north of Johnson City – Hammock Camping Only

The Cedar Ridge hammock campground at Warriors' Path is the park's newest campground made entirely of recycled or reusable materials. This sustainable campground was built with the unique needs of hammock campers in mind and is limited to hammocks only. Each site can host multiple campers and is equipped with a fire pit, picnic table, and grill. There's a central water station and compost station for camper use. A bathhouse with restrooms and hot showers is located a short walk from the campsite.


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