Montgomery Bell State Park is located seven miles east of Dickson in Dickson County. The rolling hills of Dickson County contain a treasure that was considered more precious than gold to the builders of young America. The treasure was iron ore, and it lured men by the hundreds to this area of Middle Tennessee.
The iron industry in Dickson County has been long silent, but the 3,782 acres that make up Montgomery Bell State Resort Park still show the signs of its presence. Near the remains of the Old Laurel Furnace, ore pits, where men once scratched iron ore from the earth, lie quiet and abandoned; the hardwood forest, once heavily cut to clear farmland, and to produce charcoal for the iron furnaces, has slowly healed its wounds.
Fox, squirrel, raccoon, opossum, deer and a wide variety of birds and wildflowers have returned to the forest, making Montgomery Bell a place of quiet natural beauty. There’s a lot to do and see at Montgomery Bell State Park! Enjoy a meal al fresco at one of our picnic areas, or reserve a picnic pavilion for your family reunion or company picnic. Hit the links at our Par 72, 18-hole golf course, or hike some of the approximately 19 miles of trails at the park. Have a valid Tennessee fishing license? Fish one of our three lakes. Jon boats, canoes and paddle boats are available for rent at the park as well. Whatever your interests, we’re sure to have something that appeals to you.
Extend your fun by extending your visit! Make yourself at home at one of the park’s 40 campsites or relax with a stay at one of the park’s modern two-bedroom, two-bath cabins. There is also a 120-room, 5-suite inn located on the park. The inn also features conference-style meeting room facilities that will accommodate up to 500 people as well as a southern-style, 190-seat restaurant that can also provide banquet and catering services for your meeting and event. For more information, visit http://www.tnstateparks.com/MontgomeryBell.
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