Fort Pillow State Historic Park

Camping


Family Campground

Rates: $15 — $25 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

The Family Campground has six campsites that accommodate RVs and campers with 20, 30, 50-amp electrical and water hookups. The six sites accommodate rigs up to 60 feet. There are 15 sites with 20-amp electrical hookups and water stations in close proximity to each site.

The campground is trashcan free and has a dump station, a dumpster, recycling bins, and a spot for gray and black water. The dump station and dumpster are conveniently located at the entrance to the campground.

The park sells firewood and campers may also use dead wood that has fallen near their campsite. 


Primitive campsites

Rates: $11 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Also located in the Family Campground are nine primitive campsites. There are no electrical or water hookups, but water is close 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 accessible bathhouses. 


Group Campsite

Rates: $ — $25 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

A group campsite is located on the Red Historic Trail. This site is has a large pavilion equipped with full bathhouses, picnic tables, grills, and fire rings. It has a large open area to set up tents. There is a small parking lot prior to reaching the campsite and overflow parking is at the butterfly garden. This site accommodates up to 200 people. Please call the park office for more information and to make your reservation.


Backcountry Campsite

Rates: $8 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

There is a designated backcountry site located on the Blue Chickasaw Bluff Trail. The hike in is a little less than one mile. The closest water source is in the family campground about one half-mile away. There are benches and a fire ring. The newly built outhouse is the result of an Eagle Scout project.

The trail to backcountry camping is hilly and moderately difficult. Please check in at the park office or museum prior to heading out.


Policies & Disclaimers

Firewood Policy

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.

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 www.protecttnforests.org.
To learn more about Don’t Move Firewood, visit www.dontmovefirewood.org.
To find wood vendors visit www.firewoodscout.org/s/Tennessee.