Montgomery Bell State Park started its life at the heart of the Tennesee iron industry during the 1800s. The park gets its name from the company of the same name that owned these lands up until the mid-1930s. Montgomery Bell State Park's locally famous Group Camp One campsite was part of the Civilian Conservation Corp's living quarters during the 30s as they worked the land.
A small museum exists on site dedicated to the men who helped change the course of the country. There are 94 total campsites available for guests to enjoy inside of Montgomery Bell State Park. The grounds can handle up to 60-foot campers as long as your chosen site contains electrical hookups. A dump station is located centrally for both RVs and pops up campers.
In addition to these campsites, there are 22 primitive sites that also exist and are available for guests upon entry. Reservations for the more deluxe areas can be made up to six months in advance so make sure to check out the Tennesee State Parks' website for more information. Feel free to bring your dog, although they will have to stay on a leash throughout your stay.
A small fenced off dog area existed here as well for canines to do their business. Pets are not able to be tied up outside of tents or campers, per park regulations. The park has 19 miles of total trails available here and offer a diverse combination of challenges for people of all age and ability. This network circles the park in concentric loops, offering guests a chance to catch everything Montgomery Bell State Park has to offer.
Dogs can walk the trails with their owners as long as they are well behaved and on a leash. Make sure to bring plastic baggies and fresh water for any long expeditions. If you like to golf, Montgomery Bell State Park contains a Par 72, 18-hole course complete with a clubhouse, snack bar, and pro shop open throughout the season. Sorry dog lovers, but the golf course and all adjacent facilities are off-limits to guests.