4001 Bell Rd. Hermitage TN 37076
Phone: 615 889 7050 web: www.nashvilleshores.com
Pros: Directly attached and affiliated with popular water park. Close to Hermitage and downtown Nashville.
Cons: Tight sites, early check-out (10 am), no wifi at campsites.
General Info: The camp store is fairly well stocked but had limited food items. The store sells beer but with the high prices you are better off visiting the nearby Kroger store. They did have very good prices on souvenir t-shirts, etc. Decent quality t-shirts were just $12.99. Discount tickets to the waterpark are available to campers ($25 instead of $37) but must be purchased in the camp store. There is a laundry facility on-site: $1.50 for washer, $1.50 for dryer.
Appearance: The campground is fairly small (74 sites, 24 cabins)but well-maintained. The roads and campsites are paved. The sites are pretty tight and many of the fire pits sit directly behind the neighboring driveway. There is somewhat of a tight turnaround to exit the campground but we were able to negotiate the turn better than anticipated. There is not a whole lot to speak of in terms of flower beds or landscaping, but many of the sites are lake view (Percy Priest Lake). It was a bit disappointing that there is a fence all along the lake so there is no direct access to the water from the campsite. We did hear a good amount of airport traffic throughout the day and night, and a good bit of crowd noise from the water park.
Rating: (One to five lanterns with five being the highest)
Area Attractions: In addition to the adjacent water park there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the area. Shuttles are available to downtown Nashville where you can find live music 24/7. History buffs will enjoy the visiting the Hermitage – Home of Andrew Jackson. Opry Land, Dukes of Hazzard Museum, and Opry Mills Mall are also a short drive away. If you enjoy nature, there are very nice hiking trails at Longhunter and Radnor Lake State parks.
Family/Pet Friendly: Although the campground is part of the waterpark, it was disappointing that the campground did not have its own free use pool. There are cornhole boards, shuffleboard, a small playground and horseshoes for campers to use. There is also a marina that has canoe, kayak, jet ski, and pontoon rentals. Basketball was listed on the brochure but we walked the campground and did not see one. Unfortunately, there are not many activites for children to enjoy that do not have a fee attached.
There is a very large fenced in dog park, with a good amount of shade and places to sit. There are also pick-up bags and trash bins provided. None of the cabins are pet friendly.
Bathrooms/Showers: We really like the individual shower/bath rooms that are at this campground. These rooms offer privacy and space. These shower rooms were average sized and clean. There were ceramic tile floors and a small sink area. There was no bench provided but there was a two-pronged hook to hang a towel/clothing. The shower was hot, although guests we travelled with experienced cold showers, perhaps due to high volume. There are three shower/restroom rooms per side, but if the campground is busy you may have to wait for a bathroom, as there are no seperate toilets available.