Jellystone Park Campground
2572 Music Valley Drive, Nashville TN. 615-889-4225
This Jellystone Park is one of many campgrounds that are part of the Jellystone franchise. This particular campground is conveniently located in the heart of the country music capital of the United States. Music Valley Drive is just minutes from popular attractions such as the Opryland Hotel, and Opry Mills Mall.
This campground is one of three campgrounds on Music Valley Drive, while none of the campgrounds offer a lot of shaded sites, and have limited space within each site, we found Jellystone Park to be the best maintained of the three. While the roads leading to the campsites are not paved, they are very well-maintained gravel roads. The grass areas were well manicured and the overall appearance of the campground was clean and well cared for. A nice service is their daily on-site trash pickup. While we generally prefer campgrounds that have more shaded sites and park-like surroundings, it is hard to top the convenient location right off of Briley Parkway (155).
Rating: (1 to 5 lanterns, 5 being highest)
Several area attractions are just a mile or two from the campground including the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills Mall , Waterpark, Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, Music Valley Fun Park (Go Karts, Arcade, etc.), and Bass Pro Shops. If you want to relive some great childhood memories, be sure to visit the Dukes of Hazzard Museum. Camping World is conveniently located within walking distance and an RV dealership/service station is immediately next door.
Other attractions that are further away but still convenient include downtown Nashville, the zoo, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Art Museum, and Radnor Lake Natural Area and Wildlife Refuge, just to name a few. We visited the Refuge and were very impressed with the wildlife viewing and hiking trails available.
The restrooms were very nice and modern with tile showers and dressing areas. This is one of the nicest facilities we have visited. There was ample room to accommodate the size of the park and were always clean and well-stocked. The only complaint I could say was that one shower stall had low water pressure, but this could have been a temporary issue.
We were there off-season (February) so there were not many activities for families within the campground. We can tell from the website, however, that during the peak camping season this campground offers many fun activities such as hayrides, visits from Yogi and Boo Boo, a pool, amphitheater, miniature golf, sand volleyball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, basketball, pedal carts, playground,etc. You can also rent golf carts.
The campground is pet-friendly, and even has some pet-friendly cabins. There is a fenced-in dog park but it wasn’t very large. During the peak season the space may be limited and not allow for dogs to move about very much. There were pet waste bags and trash containers provided and a nice gazebo nearby.