Cook Day Use Area Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Cook Day Use Area is located on J. Percy Priest Lake 7 miles east of Nashville, TN, and close to the historic Hermitage, which is the famous home of President Andrew Jackson. Visitors here enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking as well as many other activities. The day use area offers a boat launch, a playground and interpretive trail.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Flush Toilet
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Swimming


Peak Season
Apr 01 2010 -
Oct 29 2010
Peak Season
Apr 01 2011 -
Oct 28 2011

Alerts and Important Information Cook Day Use is subject to closing on busy weekends and holidays. Visitors leaving the area can expect long waits to re-enter the area. *Alcohol and pets are not allowed in Cook Day Use Area including the shelters* Each vehicle entering the park must pay a day use fee. Cook Day Use picnic shelter reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. Shelters are available for reservations from April 01 - October 28, excluding major holidays and Sundays between June 6 and July 25, 2010. The cost is $40 a day. Shelter 1 can accommodate up to 75 people and 20 cars. Shelter 2 can accommodate 100 people. The reservation fee is for the reservation of the shelter only. All shelter users must pay the day use fee of $4.00 per vehicle when entering the park. Items such as public address systems and amusement rides are not allowed. Activities other than picnicking activities must be approved by the Resource Manager and may require a Special Event Permit. The day use area, which includes the picnic shelter, will close at 7 p.m. Cook does not give rain checks nor do they give refunds for inclement weather. More information about this area may be obtained by calling (615) 889-1096 or (615) 889-1975.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Cook Day Use Area
Campground Phone: 615-889-1096
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

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More About Cook Day Use Area Campground

Cook Day Use Area is a campground located in Mount Juliet, 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 -86.59583 latitude, and -86.59583 longitude into your GPS device.

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