In Southern Tennessee near the Mississippi border, Bill Hill Pond State Park encompasses over 4,000 acres of wooded outdoor recreation space. With an observation tower that provides panoramic views of the nearby Travis McNatt Lake and the boardwalk through the swamp, visitors to Bill Hill Pond State Park can experience a variety of outdoor recreation while taking in stunning views and observing wildlife.
Bill Hill Pond State Park offers a campground for overnight visitors. There are 28 rustic sites to choose from, each equipped with picnic tables and grills. There is also a modern bathhouse that offers hot showers. The campground does not offer any hookups, and generators are restricted after 10:00 PM. Fees start at $13.75 per night, not including taxes and fees. For reservations, see the park’s website.
For daytime activities within Bill Hill Pond State Park, guests can paddle around the 165-acre Travis McNatt Lake with their own kayaks or canoes or rent one from the park office. Fishing may yield bass, bream, or catfish. There is a boat ramp for boats, electric motors only.
There are also 10 trails to choose from in the park, which vary in length and difficulty, ranging from under a mile to six miles (for horses or mountain biking). There are 14 miles of equestrian trails for those with horses, but mountain bikers are also allowed on equestrian trails.
In Tennessee state parks, pets are permitted in all campgrounds, but they must be kept under physical control—either on a leash or inside a crate—at all times. Check with the park office before planning a hike with your pup; some trails do not allow dogs.
On the trails that do, they must still stay on a leash at all times. Bring waste bags and plenty of water for yourself and your pet. If you are in Southern Tennessee and looking for a quiet campground to stay at or trails to explore with your family or furry friend, spend some time at Bill Hill Pond State Park.