US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Make a Reservation

Salt Lick Campground will be open for the 2019 recreation season from April 17 through September 30, 2019.

Call toll-free 1-877-444-6777 between 10 a.m. to midnight Eastern Standard Time between March 1 and Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EST between Nov. 1 and end of February for information and to make a reservation. Call centers are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Group sales for ticketing is closed on Sundays. You can also get information and make reservations online here at Recreation.gov.

 

Salt Lick Creek Campground

Salt Lick Creek Campground is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just 10 miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains.

The campground offers 150 family sites and one large, group day-use shelter, all with electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities, and a dump station.

Salt Lick Campground Map

Activities and Amenities Within Facility:
•Boat Ramp
•Drinking Water
•Dump Station
•FishingGravel campsite at Salt Lick Creek Campground.
•Flush Toilets
•Horseback Riding
•Hunting
•Laundry Facilities
•Parking Area
•Playground
•Park Attendant Booth
•Showers
•Swimming

Know Before You Go

  • Only licensed vehicles are permitted. 
  • Each campsite is provided for two pre-paid vehicle entry. Additional vehicles, or visitors to campers are chargedWhen picnicking at this recreation area, purchase your firewood from a vendor who sells certified heat-treated firewood. Don't bring firewood from home. To help prevent the spread of the Emerald ash borer and other forest pests, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is prohibiting firewood that is non certified heat-treated firewood. Visit Firewoodscout.org or Dontmovefirewood.org for further information. $3 fee per vehicle.
  • Pets are prohibited in day use area due to health department restrictions with recreation areas with beaches.
  • Firewood Alert: When picnicking at this recreation area, purchase your firewood from a vendor who sells certified heat-treated firewood. Don't bring firewood from home. To help prevent the spread of the Emerald ash borer and other forest pests, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is prohibiting firewood that is non certified heat-treated firewood. Visit Firewoodscout.org or Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Families and friends enjoy coming to the lake for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, and relaxing in the outdoors.

 

Natural Features:
Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills wooded with a mixture of shady maple, hickory, oak, beech and chestnut trees. Summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail, squirrels, rabbits, and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen throughout the area.

Recreation:
The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and has 381 miles of shoreline, offering recreational activities for just about any type of visitor.

Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing, and jet skiing are popular activities on the water.

Many miles of hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead in nearby Defeated Creek Park. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

Nearby Attractions:
The historic town of Granville, TN is a 45-minute drive from the campground. Visitors enjoy celebrating the town's Heritage Day in May. Events include the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor shows, and Confederate Civil War living history presentations.
 
Getting There:
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.32278, -85.80861
36°19'22"N, 85°48'31"W

From Carthage, go 4 miles west on SR-25, then north on SR-80, then east on SR-85 to Gladice. Turn right on Smith Bend Road and follow signs.

Contact Information:
Mailing Address:
SALT LICK CREEK
520 Salt Lick Park Lane
Gainesboro TN 38562-5372

Phone Number:
Information: (931) 678-4718