Over Father’s Day weekend, we went camping at Bledsoe Creek State Park in Madison, TN, and while it was incredibly HOT (90-100 degrees and HUMID every day), it was a nice extended weekend. It felt like we had literally just gotten back from camping at Dale Hollow, seeing as we did that trip over Memorial Day weekend, but since we don’t have one big vacation planned this year, it’s easy to do multiple mini trips such as these.
What Happened and What We Did
We camped at Bledsoe Creek from Thursday-Sunday. When we arrived on Thursday, it was the hottest day of the entire trip. This is the day that the high registered at 100 degrees. We arrived, got a few things unloaded, and decided to tackle the tent. Since we only had a few weeks between camping trips, we remembered the tricks to the tent, so it went up faster than last time. We also got the rainfly on immediately, and had better tent stakes this time. Good thing, because we did have a rain blow through after setting up the tent, but thankfully it wasn’t a thunderstorm this time… just a good ‘ol summer rain.
We were so thankful that we had tree coverage on our site. It’s amazing the difference trees can make when it’s 100 degrees outside. It was also nice to have a riverfront campsite again, with direct access to the river from our site. This ended up being one of our favorite places to camp. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The trails are actually nice and not dangerous. We ended up writing down some site numbers we’d like to try next time… meaning we intend to go back!