328 Cedar Forest Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090
(615) 443-2769 http://tnstateparks.com/parks/campground/cedars-of-lebanon
Lebanon Tennessee is roughly 30 miles east of Nashville. Cedars of Lebanon State Park is named for the abundant red cedar trees throughout the area. The park has a total of 87 campsites, all with picnic tables, grills and electric and water hookups. There are also 30 tent and pop-up sites available. There is a Laundromat (nice machines – 3 washers:$1.50 and 3 dryers: $1.00) and a dumping station. There is a small campstore with limited supplies including ice for $3.00 per bag and firewood at $5 per bundle. The nearest grocery store is about 15 minutes from the park (Wal-Mart) The campground is open year round. We stayed at site #52.
This is a very picturesque campground with a good amount of mature trees. All of the roads are paved and are well-maintained with the exception of a few bumpy spots. All of the sites are on nice gravel pads that are fairly level. There are three sections to the campground. Section A sites are all pull-through and is most popular for RV’s. Section B can accommodate a variety of campers, with most of the sites back-in. Section C was mainly for tents and pop-ups (20 amp only).
Rating: 1 to 5 lanterns with 5 being the highest)
Our main reason for staying at this campground was its proximity to the Hermitage, the home of Andrew Jackson. It was about a 20-25 minute drive. The tour of the historical plantation, home, and museum was very informative and we also enjoyed a really good lunch at the Kitchen Cabinet Café. http://thehermitage5-px.rtrk.com/
Downtown Nashville is approximately 45 minutes from the campground.
Nashville Shores Waterpark is roughly 15 minutes away. https://www.nashvilleshores.com/
This campground has a lot to offer for families without ever having to leave the park. There is a large softball/baseball filed that is lighted at night, hayrides on the weekends, a nicely maintained playground, basketball court, tennis, Butterfly garden, nature programs, a pavilion/picnic area, a 36 hole disc golf course (many holes are shaded, into the woods), and hiking trails. There are 8 miles of trails including 3 half mile, a one mile and a 5 mile trail. We liked the Cedar Glades trail because it was well blazed and offered a decent amount of wildflower viewing. There is an abundance of St. John’s Wort.Some of the other trails were very narrow in spots, rocky and had exposed roots in the pathway. Be sure to bring your bug spray! There is also a 12 mile horse trail. You are permitted to bring your own horses or there is a horseback riding stable that offers nice, well cared-for horses for $20 per person/hour. There is an Olympic sized swimming pool that is very clean and nice at a daily fee of $2 for campers and $4 for non-campers. The campground also offers church services on Sunday mornings from Memorial day – Labor day.
There is no fenced in dog park and we did not find the hiking trails especially good for walking the dogs due to some challenging terrain. There are waste pick up bags located at the entrance of the trails but there are no trash cans provided.
There are three bathouses – one for each section, all were kept fairly clean. There is good water pressure and spray and there was very hot water available. We liked the fact that the inside of the shower house were very bright with very good lighting. There is adequate space in the shower stalls, with a dressing area/bench. Not all of the shower stalls had hooks to hang towels.