Roaring River Park

Cordell Hull Lake

Roaring River Park is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, near Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Many people enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hunting and hiking in this wonderful natural area. Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

This wooded day-use area offers one large group shelter. Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, a playground and boat ramp.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills wooded with a mixture 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.

Nearby Attractions

The historic town of Granville, TN is a 20-minute drive 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 Confederate Civil War living history presentations.


The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and has 381 miles of shoreline, offering recreational activities for just about any type of visitor.

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.

Contact Information


10417 Dodson Branch Hwy. Gainesboro TN 38562

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: (931) 268-2540

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From I-40, take HWY 53 north through Gainesboro, TN. Turn east on HWY 135 and follow signs into recreation area.

Available Campsites

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