Description

Fort Pillow was built by confederate troops in 1861. The steep bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River made the fort a strategic location. A beautiful park overlooking the majestic river is also good strategy, as is visiting the park on a warm summer day to bone up on your Civil War History. Tours of the fort are offered daily, and there’s a museum onsite with artifacts and other cool stuff. The campground is rustic, enabling you to head back to the 1860s with relative ease. With flushing toilets and potable drinking water, you’re already faring better than those that walked before you.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
32 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Fort Pillow Campground.

Forest
Lake
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Hipcamper Thomas
Thomas S.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017

Located near the Mighty Mississippi River. Great views at various spots throughout the park. The Park has a museum, that is well worth the visit. If camping, RV or tent pack in some food and drinks. Nearest Walmart is in Ripley TN, few miles away.

Hipcamper John C.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2017
Park
Fort Pillow State Park
State
Tennessee
Country
United States
Phone Number
731-738-5581
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
35.634° N, 89.848° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 32 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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