Camping at J. Percy Priest Lake

All developed campgrounds on J. Percy Priest Lake are convenient to boat ramps, shower houses, bathrooms, and dump stations.  Primitive camping is also available on select islands.  Be sure to look for the white Carsonite post bearing a tent symbol and camping rules before unpacking gear and equipment.  Firewood quarantines are currently in effect. Firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click Here for more information.

For maps of each campground click on the campground's name below.


 Campground Name Anderson Road   Poole Knobs  Seven Points
 Approx. Season

 May 13 - Sept. 30

 May 1 - Sept. 30  April 1 - Oct. 31
 Fee Range  $20 - $30  $20 - $40  $26 - $30
 Number of Sites  37 88 60
Water Hookups  10 sites  55 sites  All sites
 Electric  10 sites  56 sites  All sites
 Sewer  No  No  No
 Dump Station  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Swim Beach No  No  Yes
 Phone Number*  (615) 361-1980  (615) 459-6948  (615) 889-5198

Directions From






Take I-40 east for 5 miles to exit 219.

Turn right on Stewarts Ferry Pike and continue straight

 on Bell Road for 5 miles. Turn left on Smith Springs Road,

then left on Anderson Road. The campground is ahead about

1 mile on the left or continue straight on Anderson Road to

access the day use area and shelter.

Take I-40 east to I-24 east.

After 15 miles take exit 66B and turn right onto

Sam Ridley Parkway. Turn right onto Highway 41 north,

and after about 1.5 miles turn right onto Fergus Road.

 Make another right onto Jones Mill Road and follow the

signs to the campground after 4 miles.

Take I-40 east for 7 miles and to exit 221B.

Turn right onto Old Hickory Boulevard, then left on Bell Road,

right on New Hope Road and left on Stewarts Ferry Pike.

Follow the signs to the campground.



*Phone numbers are for information only; Reservations are made through the NRRS at 1-877-444-6777.  See below.


Campsite Reservations


For reservations, you can use our nationwide one-stop shopping for selected Federal recreation facilities and activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service.  This service is known as the National Recreation Reservation Service, NRRS.  Advance campsite reservations for facilities at J. Percy Priest Lake can be made by calling toll-free at 1-877-444-6777 or on the web by clicking one of the links below each campground's name.

Campground Visitor Passes

Visitors to registered campers will be charged a $3.00 visitors fee each day they visit. Visitor hours are from 6 am to 10 pm daily. All visitors must stop at the park attendant booth and provide their drivers license and tag information to the attendants on duty.

People visiting the campground to look over and evaluate the facilities for the possibility of camping in the future will be issued a free 15 minute pass. These passes may not be available during peak usage hours, including weekends and holidays, for the safety of campers and their guests. Please call the campground first to make sure that a 15 minute pass will be available.