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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17 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
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Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
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
T-Mobile Voice Only
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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 14

Lionheart Adventures would stay here again

“Pleasant”

Reviewed Nov 25, 2018

Overall Rating

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
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

Overall Rating

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

Overall Rating

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

Overall Rating

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
38 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Very peaceful”

Reviewed Aug 04, 2018

Overall Rating

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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0bars
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gregnroxietravels
38' Tiffin Allegro Bus 2009 Honda CR-V
18 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
Verizon 4G/LTE

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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
T-Mobile Voice Only

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TheGypsyAndUs
34' Holiday Rambler Vacationer Kia Soul
20 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
“Peaceful. Beautiful. Quiet. Free.”

Reviewed Jul 08, 2017

Overall Rating

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
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
0bars
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T-Mobile Voice Only

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

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