Hi. My husband and I will be taking our yearly weekend without kids trip July 4th weekend and are wondering about campgrounds in the area. We went to a music festival at Camp Zoe last year and loves the campground but realized we're just too old for music festivals. We really enjoyed being right by the river, sitting around in the water during the hot part of the day and floating down the river in tubes, plus the bluffs were gorgeous. Is there a state park or NPS park in the area where we can be close to the river for swimming and floating but have a little bit of seclusion/quiet and some leisurely hiking trails? We will be tent camping.
The Round Spring or Pulltite State Parks are both gorgeous and reasonably priced. Both have the river flowing right through the campground so bring a cheap raft! Drop yourself in at the Group site or cross the bridge and drop in behind Carrs and float down to the last round spring take out point. I think Quite time is at 10. Which is sort of nice. They don't make you go to bed then, but you do have to keep the noise down. If you want a peaceful float, float on the 4th. There is very few people that float that stretch of the river on the actual holiday. Oh yeah, and since it is a state park in a national forest, there are no fireworks! (But if you want to see some, I think Eminence has a big display and community picnic) I hope I have helped!