Top Campgrounds Near Memphis, TN: Scenic And Convenient Locations

Ah, the soulful city of Memphis! It’s no secret that this city is near and dear to my heart. Memphis has given us the toe-tapping grooves of the blues and the mouthwatering aroma of BBQ. But do you know what else? It’s surrounded by some of the most scenic campgrounds you and your RV will ever encounter. Let’s venture beyond Beale Street and Graceland to discover nature’s wonders near Memphis. Pack up your rig, and let’s hit the road!

1. Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park Just a short drive north of Memphis, this state park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Spanning over 13,000 acres, you’ll have ample space to set up camp. My personal favorite? The sunrise views over Poplar Tree Lake.

2. T.O. Fuller State Park The first state park open to African Americans east of the Mississippi, T.O. Fuller holds a special historical significance. Apart from its rich history, the park boasts of hiking trails and a serene ambiance.

3. Tom Sawyer’s RV Park Situated right by the Mississippi River, the sounds of the flowing water and the riverboats’ distant hum will be your lullaby. Perfect for fishing enthusiasts and those seeking a quiet retreat.

4. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Ideal for families, this park in Horn Lake, MS, offers water attractions and themed events. And yes, there’s an opportunity for your little ones to meet Yogi Bear!

5. Fort Pillow State Historic Park Mingle with history as you camp in this historic Civil War battleground. The park offers stunning views of the Mississippi River, making it a treat for both history buffs and nature lovers.

Personal Tip from Doug When in Memphis, make sure to take out some time for a BBQ trail. From Central BBQ to Payne’s Bar-B-Q, the flavors of Memphis are as enticing as its campgrounds. So after a hearty meal, retreat to nature and let the food coma take over under a canopy of stars.

FAQ : Q for “Top Campgrounds Near Memphis, TN: Scenic and Convenient Locations”

Doug, which campground would you recommend for first-timers? For beginners, Tom Sawyer’s RV Park is quite straightforward with plenty of amenities and full hookup sites.

Are these campgrounds pet-friendly? Most campgrounds like Meeman-Shelby Forest and T.O. Fuller are pet-friendly. However, always call ahead and check their specific pet policies.

Can we book sites online? Yes, many of these campgrounds offer online booking. It’s always a good practice to book in advance, especially during peak seasons.

Is tent camping available at these sites? Absolutely! While these are RV-friendly sites, tent campers are welcome too. Meeman-Shelby and T.O. Fuller, in particular, have dedicated tent sites.

How’s the cell reception in these campgrounds? It varies. While campgrounds closer to the city like Tom Sawyer’s have decent cell reception, more remote sites might have spotty service. Always carry a map and let someone know your whereabouts before heading into areas with potential poor reception.

Memphis is not just about the blues and BBQ; it’s also a gateway to nature’s best. So, whether you’re a seasoned camper or just starting, the areas around Memphis promise an adventure you won’t forget. Safe travels, and may your journey be as soulful as a Memphis tune!

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