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DEFEATED CREEK PARK, TN

part ofCordell Hull Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Defeated Creek Park Campground sits along the banks of Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just seven miles from Carthage, Tennessee.

The lake was named after Cordell Hull, a politician that was born in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Hull is best known for being the longest running secretary of state in American history, serving for 11 years.Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

Natural Features:

Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills covered in a mix of shady maple, hickory, oak, beech and chestnut trees. Summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail, squirrels, rabbits and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen throughout the area.

Recreation:

The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and boasts 381 miles of shoreline, offering countless recreational activities for visitors.

Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie.

Boating, sailing, water skiing and jet skiing are popular activities on the water, and boat ramps and a marina provide easy lake access.

Miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead within the campground. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

Facilities:

The campground offers 155 sites for tents and RVs, all with electric hookups. Two large group day-use shelters are also available, both with water and electric hookups.

A boat ramp, playground, beach, and tennis and volleyball courts are all provided, making the area perfect for families or larger parties. A marina is located adjacent to the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The historic town of Granville, Tennessee, is 25 miles from the campground. Visitors enjoy celebrating the town's Heritage Day annually in May. Events include the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor shows and Civil War living history presentations.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Marina
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • $3 fee per car for visitors of campers
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.29972, -85.90889
36°17'59"N, 85°54'32"W

From Carthage, Tennessee, take SR-25 west for 4 miles. Turn north on SR-80, then east on SR-85. Follow signs to campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DEFEATED CREEK PARK
140 Marina Lane
CARTHAGE TN 37030

Phone Number:

Information: (615)774-3141
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