Avondale Campground and Camping

Fishing Hot Spots near Avondale Campground

  "Caught around 10 Smallmouth bass with a few over 2lbs. Also caught a few small Large Mouth bass...." Sycamore Creek

  "The bass fishing has been great for the last 3 weeks. They are coming off bed. We caught 40 bass..." Old Hickory Lake

  "Vivrett Creek, no boat...." Vivrett Creek

About the Campground

Located along the shoreline of the nearly 22,500 acre Old Hickory Lake just outside of Hendersonville/Gallatin and Metropolitan Nashville, TN, Avondale Recreation Area offers visitors a variety facilities and outdoor recreation opportunities, including: exceptional bank and boat fishing, recreational boating, reservable group picnic shelter, and boat launch. With numerous species of wildlife residing in and around Old Hickory Lake, visitors can view abundant populations of migratory songbirds, waterfowl and wading birds, making nature study and photography additional exciting pastimes.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Potable Water
  • Skiing


Peak Season
May 07 2010 -
Sep 06 2010
Peak Season
May 06 2011 -
Sep 05 2011

Alerts and Important Information ** The pool "lake" level at Old Hickory is extremely high due to large amounts of precipitation/rain received on 1-2 May, 2010! We expect the lake levels to remain above normal for several days. Due to these high lake levels, no shelter reservation will be made/held for the next 17 days. We anticipate it reopening on 21 May 2010 ** Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. The recreation area is open May 7 - September 7, 2010 and the shelter may be reserved for $35/day. The shelter will accommodate up to 50 people and 45 vehicles. Check in time is 7am and check out time is 10pm. More information about this area may be obtained by calling (615)822-4846. There is limited Parking.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Avondale
Campground Phone: 615-824-4989
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Avondale Recreation
Hendersonville, TN

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More About Avondale Campground

Avondale is a campground located in Hendersonville, Tennessee. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -86.54139 latitude, and -86.54139 longitude into your GPS device.

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