Want to get away? Grab your tent and sleeping bag and bring the kids for a nice relaxing weekend in the wilderness. Here are five great places to camp for all kinds of campers, all within an hour or two drive of Williamson County.
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1. Long Hunter State Park
This place is for those looking to really rough it. Located just outside Mt. Juliet, Long Hunter State Park offers two backcountry campsites along the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake. It is a six-mile hike into the sites, and they don’t have restrooms, running water or picnic tables. That means these sites aren’t for everyone, but they are great for anyone looking to rough it within a 45-minute drive. Currently these sites require a reservation on a first-come, first-served basis, but can be reserved online.
Rate: $8 per day
Pets welcome but must be leashed.