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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12 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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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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gregnroxietravels

38 Tiffin Allegro Bus
2009 Honda CR-V
16 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 18
“We love this campground!”

Reviewed Apr 14, 2018

Overall Rating

This is our second time around at Meriwether Lewis. We timed our arrival just perfectly. We had left Jeff Busby campground very early so as to time our arrival when all the other campers were leaving. There is a natural turnover in these parks along the Trace. People rise early to hit the road so if you get in to any of the campgrounds... more

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1bars
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6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: X

Pete would stay here again

“Only giving 3 stars because area is mostly for RVs”

Reviewed Apr 08, 2018

Overall Rating

We stumbled upon Meriwether Lewis Campground and were saddened to find each site (other than 1 handicapped site) to be taken. We were briefly chatting with the hosts when a kind man offered to move his van to the open site to free up his already settled in site! We were nestled between many other RVs (limiting privacy for us tent camp... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

sidebysideadventures would stay here again

“Great campground, great price!!”

Reviewed Mar 17, 2018

Overall Rating

Well maintained campground. Sites were reasonable size and spaced well apart. Very clean heated restrooms which was much needed as it got down to 27 degrees the night we were there. Water available outside of bathrooms. Very accommodating host couple.

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 29
“Beautiful, quiet, free!”

Reviewed Feb 08, 2018

Overall Rating

I really would have like to have stayed longer. Unfortunately T-Mobile and Verizon service were too unreliable, even with a booster. Sometimes it was usable but pretty spotty. We work online, so could only stay Sunday. The campground was beautiful, surrounded by trees, with pull-thru and back in spots. No showers, no hook ups, and ... more

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1bars
Verizon Voice Only
1bars
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TheGypsyAndUs

34 Holiday Rambler Vacationer
14 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
“Peaceful. Beautiful. Quiet. Free.”

Reviewed Jul 08, 2017

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We stayed here from April 27-May 1st. There is no charge to stay here.The campground is absolutely beautiful. The sites are large, well spaced, allowing for a great deal of privacy. There are no services, but water is available, though not at the individual campsites. There is very little light, so you can enjoy the natural night sky t... more

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0bars
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0bars
T-Mobile 3G
0bars
T-Mobile Voice Only

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Two Plus Lu

19 Escape 5.0 (formerly 2010 Four Wheel Camper Eagle)
2017 Toyota Tundra
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 9

Two Plus Lu would stay here again

“FANTASTIC free camping, but so many ticks :(”

Reviewed Jun 01, 2017

Overall Rating

Free camping is hard enough to find on the east coast, so this place is a real gem. All sites are paved and most are pull-through, but beware that sites are narrow so Class As and those with slide-outs need to be careful wiggling in and positioning themselves so slides have enough room to deploy. Each site has a picnic bench, fire ... more

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

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gregnroxietravels

38 Tiffin Allegro Bus
2009 Honda CR-V
16 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 30

gregnroxietravels would stay here again

“Beautiful park with amazing amount of history”

Reviewed Apr 11, 2017

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We are staying in the campgrounds as I write this....what a great place! The hiking, the roads for biking, the campsites, the history, all wonderful. The Nat'l Parks Service has done a great job maintaining this site. Everything, including the restrooms, are kept very clean. If you're here on the weekends, be sure to check out the "sta... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon 3G

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lamber
VT
25 Airstream Classic
2007 Chevrolet Silverado
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

lamber would stay here again

“Fabulous national park service campground!”

Reviewed Mar 06, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed here for one night as we made our way north on the Natchez Trace Parkway. We were here early March so there were plenty of sites to choose from - both back in and pull through. We found a nice pull through that was fairly level. All sites are paved, some more level than others. All very clean and well-kept. Bathrooms we... more

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8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 18

WandeRob would stay here again

“Awesome!!!”

Reviewed Jan 08, 2017

Overall Rating

Beautiful NP campground right off the Natchez Trace. This campground is a model for what all NP sites should be. Impeccably laid out with equal amounts of pull thru and back in sites, all sites are mostly level and very large. Each site has a nice picnic table and fire ring and even individual trash cans (wow, really!) There are no hoo... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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J. I. M.
Pensacola, FL
36 Grand Design Momentum Toy Hauler
2014 Ram 3500 DRW 4X4
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 23

J. I. M. would stay here again

“Peaceful and Safe”

Reviewed Dec 08, 2016

Overall Rating

We stayed here in Dec. 2016. Pull thru sites as well as back in for dry camping. Heated bathrooms extremely clean, no showers. We didn't use but like to check out and relay info for others that may wish to stop here.. Rangers come through regularly and that is very appreciated to know they are around. We had the place to ourselv... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Free Camping on the Natchez Trace

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

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