Office opens at 8am and closes at 5pm Check-In is 12pm noon CST Check-In for Cabins is 2pm CST
Check-Out is 10am CST Late Arrivals:
- If arriving after 6pm CST and you have not paid/reserved a site, use the iPad kiosk outside office to check yourself in. Instructions will be posted on wall by the iPad.
- If you have already reserved and paid for your site online, you must check in the next morning between 8am and 9am CST.
Photo ID is required at check-in for our records Waiver and Release of Liability is required to be signed by all guests 18 years and older Belle Ridge is not responsible for items left in vehicles. Please lock your doors Belle Ridge has permission to use any photograph taken throughout a guest's stay for advertising purposes Belle Ridge is family oriented and guests understand there is a 5mph speed limit in the campground and 20mph on the trails Day Use guests must leave the park no later than 6:00pm CST, and other site guests must leave by 10:00pm CST.
Must be reserved with a credit card.
We do not charge additional fees for basic housekeeping after your departure. However, a minimum of $50 will be charged to your credit card if cabin is not left in the same condition in which you reserved it. Beds do not need to be made.
You will also be charged for any damaged furniture, fixtures, etc.
You may use the laundry room behind the office if desired.
No pets allowed in cabins.
Between 10pm and 8am CST Children should be at their campsite and/or supervised by 9:00pm CST. ATVs/UTVs Do not drive ATVs/UTVs during quiet hours. Generators: No rules currently governing generators unless they disturb other guests. This rule may be amended at any time. Pets: RV guests with pets that continuously bark may be forced to relocate to a Caribou Loop site. (which is closest to the highway, but also closest to the future dog park). Refusal to relocate will result in loss of remainder of reservation without refund.
A reasonable number of visitors are welcome.
All visitors must register at the office upon arrival and pay a guest fee of $3.00 per person.
Visitors must leave the campground by 10pm CST.
Extra vehicles must not block the roads, and overflow should move to designated parking areas.
Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times.
Pets are not to be left unattended.
No pets allowed in camp store, restrooms, playground, or cabins.
All pets must be cleaned up after (no messes for other campers to find).
No pets allowed in the water or on the beach.
RV guests with pets that continuously bark may be forced to relocate to a Caribou Loop site. (which is closest to the highway, but also closest to the future dog park). Refusal to relocate will result in loss of remainder of reservation without refund.
A small campfire may be built in the fire ring provided at each site.
Fires may never be left unattended.
All fires must be extinguished before retiring for the night.
No burning of metal or plastic.
Firewood may be purchased at the camp store or you may use any fallen/dead wood found in the woods to burn.
Do not remove bark from standing trees.
Chopping or cutting wood is not permitted.
Do not bring any firewood to the campground as tree destroying pests are a major issue.
Unburned firewood may be stacked neatly by a tree at your site. You may also benefit from others’ unused wood.
Never drive off the main roads or trails. Never drive through empty RV sites, tent sites, or grass/fields. Speed Limit 5mph speed limit for all vehicles in campground and 20mph speed limit on trails. 4-wheel drive is required for driving on the trails. All ATVs/UTVs must be registered at office. Quiet Hours: No driving ATVs/UTVs during quiet hours.
Alcohol Permitted at campsites only. Trails: No one under the influence may drive on the trails. Trails can quickly become exceedingly dangerous or deadly if inebriated. No alcohol allowed on trails. Especially no alcohol by the children’s playground.
Beer is sold in the camp store.
Not permitted in any campground buildings, including cabins or the playground.
Be mindful of others if smoking at the pavilion.
Swimming is only allowed at Rock Pond Beach. No life guard on duty. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. No jumping off the rock ledge. No pets allowed in the water or on the beach.
Swim at your own risk.
Open the same hours as the office.
All laundry detergent must be “HE” (High Efficiency). (Using non HE detergent will overflow the machine, and our water efficient washers do not use enough water to get all the non-HE detergent from fabric.
Extra quarters for washing available in the office.
Books are free in the laundry room, but if you keep one it must be replaced with another family-friendly book.
No refunds will be granted if cancelling a reservation that exists during any major holiday. No refunds for sites will be granted due to inclement weather as camping is an outdoor experience and we cannot control the weather. Full refunds for reservations of UTVs in the event of trail closure due to inclement weather. Cancellation fees may be subject to change at any time.
Our system uses the current array to determine the fee for cancellation based on two factors: How many days until reservation and how may nights are being cancelled.
Top row: Days until reservation. Left column: Nights being cancelled.
Please respect other campers and use designated roads, crosswalks and paths. Please also respect the private residence just behind the office.
If you move a picnic table or fire ring, please put it back where you found it. Grey Water: Do not spill any grey water on the ground (Tennessee law). Fireworks and Firearms are strictly forbidden for the safety of everyone. Garbage: Bag and tie garbage and place in dumpster or garbage cans by bath house and pavilion. Garbage bags available at camp store if needed. Bicycle Riding: all children 16 years old or younger must wear a helmet under Tennessee law.
Belle Ridge Retreat is a privately owned and operated facility. Belle Ridge reserves the right to refuse service to and/or expel any person(s) displaying behavior we deem to be inappropriate. I also acknowledge and understand that even though Belle Ridge Retreat makes every reasonable effort to provide a secure environment, the security of my person, my belongings, and all persons and belongings in my party are my sole responsibility and I agree to hold Belle Ridge, LLC harmless in any and all claims arising from any incidents that may occur during my stay.
Yes, but it must stay on the pad, not the dirt/grass. There is a $5/tent charge, and the standard fee of $3/person/day will still apply. (RV site includes two guests, so if there are four people staying at the site with one tent that's an additional $6/day plus $5/day)
Follow the walkway that goes to the left of the office. Machines accept quarters only. There is a change machine in the laundry room and it's open 24/7.
It is roughly 1.5 miles from the office and takes between 45 minutes to an hour and a half on foot. Keep in mind this is a 610' drop in elevation.
This is a hard question to answer as the terrain is too rough to measure with a wheel, and our hiking trails follow a 60+' bluff which prevents GPS tracking. Hiking the Red to Blue trail to Bridal Falls takes between 30 and 45 minutes.
No; we required 4 wheel drive and the machines may not be over 70" wide. ATVs are allowed, but we highly recommend against their use on our trails due to the difficulty for smaller, lighter machines.
Not currently, however we stocked Emerald Cove with bass and bluegill late 2018. Once the fish population has stabilized we will allow catch and release only.
The age restriction to drive and rent a UTV or cabin is 18 years old
Yes, we are open on all holidays and year round.
Exit 301 on I40
They are, however there is an additional $25 cleaning fee.
UTV rentals are from office open to close. Currently 8am to 5pm.
No, we currently do not.
All of our RV pads are equipped with 20 30 and 50 amp outlets. They also have water, septic, and are within WiFi range of our WiFi towers.
No we do not. However, Amerigas in Cookeville does.
It is a $10 charge to bring your own ATV/UTV while staying with us that pass is good for up to a week.
Yes, there is a $500 deposit( cash or card) per machine, which is returned to you when the machine comes back undamaged.
We have weekly rates listed on the website, which is currently 25% off the nightly rate. Please call for monthly rates, as this changed depending on the time of year.
Please click the tab at the top of this page that says "Rules" and scroll down to the cancellation table. The rates are dependant on how many days being cancelled as well as how many days in advance you cancel.
It is posted on the site at 8AM whether the UTV trails will be open or closed. You may also call our phone number and the automated assistant will tell you if the trails are currently open or closed. Trails are generally closed for two days after 1.5" of rain in a single day, or longer if it remains cloudy with high humidity.
Yes, it is $20 per dump if you are not camping with us.
It is 11' deep and about 9' deep at the rock wall edges.
No we do not, but we do have high speed wifi towers throughout our campground.
Campers with their own machines must be back to their site at quiet time (10pm).