Tailwater Rec Area Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

The Cordell Hull Tailwater Recreation Area is located just below Cordell Hull dam near the town of Carthage, TN. The lake itself is named for Cordell Hull, one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers who was born in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Many visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking. One picnic shelter is available for reservation. Tailwater Recreation Area has the following Aliases: Dam Shelter on Dam Road Shelter Below the Dam Shelter Across the Road From Corps Office

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Flush Toilet
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Playground
  • Potable Water


Peak Season
May 01 2010 -
Oct 14 2010
Peak Season
May 01 2011 -
Oct 29 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. Picnic shelters may be reserved for $50/day. Rivers are suject to turbulent waters during discharge periods. More information about this area may be obtained by calling (615) 735-1034.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Tailwater Rec Area
Campground Phone: 615-735-1034
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Hendersonville, TN

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More About Tailwater Rec Area Campground

Tailwater Rec Area 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 -86.66361 latitude, and -86.66361 longitude into your GPS device.

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