Meriwether Lewis Campground

Natchez Trace Parkway

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Natchez Trace Pkwy. Hohenwald, TN 38462 662-680-4025 800-305-7417 Official Website

GPS: 35.5225, -87.456

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 32
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 915 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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22 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G
1bars
Verizon Voice Only
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 3G
1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
1bars
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Runswithdogs
Atlanta, GA 25' Airstream International Serenity Ford F150
16 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 28
“Nice location from which to explore the area. ”

Reviewed May 17, 2019

Overall Rating

We spent 3 nights here in early May. We were in the very back of the campground and had more privacy than the usual spaces. Our space was quite shaded as most here are. The park was busier than we expected for this time of year. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful. The park in general was well cared for. While you're there, be sure ... more

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2bars
AT&T 3G
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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 26

Kreska would stay here again

“Nice & Quiet.”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2019

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Got to location about 5:30 on a Wednesday, 24 April. Several nice tent spots. Restrooms but no showers. Had to trudge through the forest to find firewood but there was plenty on the ground if you’re willing to get down in the woods and haul it out. Only stayed one night but I really enjoyed it.

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Sites were full

SpyderTom would stay here again

“Very limited and tight”

Reviewed Apr 12, 2019

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Got in around 1:30 pm, figured I would have a decent site to pick from at the free campground. There was only 1, tried 3 times to get in it, just too tight for my 30 ft. rig. Several good sites just had cars parked in them, no RV, so it was being taken advantage of in my opinion. Some looked as if they had been there months with a lean... more

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3bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
Verizon 3G

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TWO PEAS AND THE POD
Pensacola, FL 2018 Airstream Tommy Bahama 27FBQ 2018 Ford F150 XLT with 3.5L EcoBoost
28 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 28

TWO PEAS AND THE POD would stay here again

“Best of the 3 FREE campsites along the Natchez Trace Parkway”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2019

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There are plenty of other accurate reviews for this campground so I'll just add my two cents. We visited all three free campgrounds along The Parkway and this is the only one we stayed more than one night. The three campgrounds reminded me of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, you know, one too hot---one too cold---one just right. ... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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foxylikeaturtle
TX Chevrolet
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

foxylikeaturtle would stay here again

“nicest free spot around”

Reviewed Mar 06, 2019

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this is the nicest place I've ever camped for free! flush toilets & running water (& soap!), flat paved parking with picnic tables and fire rings, access to Natchez Trace trail for hiking. there was a camp host but I never saw them; there were a few other campers but I didn't hear a peep - possibly quiet because it was below freezing t... more

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1bars
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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 14

Lionheart Adventures would stay here again

“Pleasant”

Reviewed Nov 25, 2018

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Nice park with narrow paved roads. There was a tiny bit of road noise, I imagine when trees are leafed out this is less, and we did have some ATVs come driving through after dark (odd, but they moved along). Trees are tight for a big rig like us (42 ft motorhome + 20 ft car hauler) but doable. Cellular was weak, definitely improved ... more

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1bars
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1bars
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Nikki & Mike The ...
Cleveland, OH 32' Forest River Sunseeker 3170DSF
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 22

Nikki & Mike The Next Chapter would stay here again

“We are without word.”

Reviewed Nov 05, 2018

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No services other than potable water. We were parked right across from one of the best bathrooms ever for a free campground. We stayed 4 extra days because we liked it so much.

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 27
“Well-Maintained, Scenic and Free”

Reviewed Sep 17, 2018

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Glad we found this quiet park off of the Natchez Trace Parkway. It was great to have flush toilets and water spigots at a free campground. Made new friends, including the Camp Hosts. Will be on our list of stops if we are back in this area. Lots of hiking but be cautious of poison ivy. Quiet during the week but fairly busy on w... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 27
“Clean, well maintained park. Lots of hiking trails.”

Reviewed Sep 08, 2018

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Our peaceful drive on Natchez Trace Parkway took us to the quiet beauty of Merriweather Lewis Park. Spacious sites with many pull through options. Flush toilets and water but no electricity or showers. Cell service on AT&T was spotty.

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1bars
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Anne H
FL 24' Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL
40 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Very peaceful”

Reviewed Aug 04, 2018

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We were here at the end of July and the campground was almost empty. Very peaceful. We camped near the rest rooms (flush toilets!) and hiked the trail that starts right there. We enjoyed the hike, but failed to notice the poison ivy! Be sure to shower after hiking! I wish I had!

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WHAT? Beauty and History In One Package...Meriwether Lewis Campground Natchez Trace Parkway Part 2

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Free Camping on the Natchez Trace

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile long recreational road and scenic drive through the states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.  It closely follows a historic forest trail that was used by N...

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TWO PEAS AND THE POD: MERIWETHER LEWIS CAMPGROUND (TN)

Meriwether Lewis Campground is easily the best of the three FREE campgrounds on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The bathhouse was clean and the sites were fairly level with back-ins and pull-thrus. The c...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Facilities:
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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