J Percy Priest Dam, TN

Seven Points campground is run by the US Army Corps of Engineers  and is conveniently located about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. We made reservations at site 14 which was  a 87 foot back in site which was more than adequate for our 40 foot, 5th wheel. The cost of the sites were $22 to $26 nightly.

While directing my husband as he backed up our longer rig, I was paying attention to the trailer’s wheels. (At the previous campsite I learned about the dangers of letting the wheels go off of the pavement.) At this campground there were gullies running along both sides of the road with cute stone and brick abutments – I am not sure if they were designed to fortify the culverts  or were added as a decorative touch.28e8f36a-46f4-4ec5-94e4-eba0106b10a9.jpg

Of course while I was minding the trailer tires – I forgot all about the truck tires and if it wasn’t for the nice couple camping across from us – we would have had trouble.  The front passenger wheels on the truck where in the gully and even though our F350 has guts – I am certain we would have ended up damaging the truck if we would have tried to drive up and over the stones.

The location of the campground is great for driving into Nashville.  The lake was beautiful with clear water and a beach. The campground even had a nice laundry coin laundry facility, but no change machine and no change available at the Registration booth.

But a quick trip to the grocery store solved the problem and while doing laundry I ran into a couple who recognized me from a previous campground.

One of the benefits for us being full-time RVers is the ability to easily make acquaintances and friends. When we started our adventure of full-time living with no permanent residence we didn’t own a camper and stayed in furnished stick and brick rentals. The downside was we had trouble meeting people.

Besides campers waving and saying hello, some share favorite places to visit, suggestions on routes, and safety advice. An owner of a Kountry RV staying at the campground said, “after exiting your campsite stay to the far right, the road slopes and the first time I took the corner I thought I was going to dump my trailer.”049fe198-2d34-477c-a7f4-dd5c84743e0a.jpeg

The campground is small with sixty sites some with water views and the sunsets were beautiful.


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