Ragland Bottom Campground is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim.
The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where visitors come to enjoy boating, fishing and water sports. The 415 miles of forested shoreline provide excellent hiking, hunting and camping opportunities.
This waterfront campground offers 40 sites with water and electric hookups, as well as 16 primitive tent sites. A large group day-use picnic area is available as well, with water and 15-amp electric hookups. Amenities like flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided, creating a comfortable camping experience for guests. A boat ramp, volleyball court, basketball goal, playground and hiking trail are all conveniently located within the campground. The adjacent day-use area has a group picnic shelter, boat ramp, and swimming beach.
Center Hill Lake staff at Ragland Bottom, Floating Mill, and Long Branch Campgrounds invite registered campers of October 31, 2021 to participate in a chance to win one free night of camping for the most festive Halloween campsite.
Campers have an opportunity to decorate their campsite and each camper can vote on a site. Voting slips and submissions will be available during your campground’s booth hours Saturday, October 30th and end Sunday, October 31st at 5 pm.
Those registered campers interested in trick or treating are invited to participate Sunday, October 31st at 6 PM. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We ask everyone to respect those who wish to not hand out candy or decorate their site.
Make your reservations today at 1-877-444-6777 or visit recreation.gov! Follow us at www.facebook.com/centerhilllake.
Only two tents allowed per site. Tents must be placed on campsite pads. Only one wheeled camping unit allowed to each site. one wheeled camping unit and one tent is allowed.
Center Hill Lake is surrounded by lush mixed hardwood forests in the hilly Highland Rim region. Beautiful dogwoods bloom in the campground in springtime. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrels and rabbits roam the wooded hills around the lake.
Burgess Falls State Park is a 25-minute drive from the campground. Here, the Falling Water River drops approximately 250 feet, creating numerous breathtaking waterfalls. Hiking trails and overlooks help visitors enjoy the scenery. The large Native Butterfly Garden is a popular attraction within the park.
Boating, waterskiing, canoeing and fishing are popular activities on the water.
Anglers will find bream, walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and white bass. Below the dam, the Caney Fork River is one of the most productive trout fisheries in the state.
Nine miles of hiking trails meander around the lake. The Red Post Trail is a short, but steep, two-mile trail that loops above the campground. Hikers who brave the moderately difficult climb are rewarded with beautiful overlooks of the lake and nearby Sligo Bridge and Marina.
1410 RAGLAND BOTTOM RD SPARTA TN 38583
For campground inquiries, please call: 931-761-3616
From Smithville, Tennessee, take US-70 east for 8 miles. Turn left on Ragland Bottom Road and follow signs to the campground, located one mile from Sligo Bridge.