Staying in or near a major city is not always easy when you travel in an RV, but when we find a place like Safe Harbor RV resort, located just a short 15-minute drive from downtown Nashville, we get the best of both worlds! Located on beautiful Percy Priest Lake, this campground was neat and tidy with beautiful, paved level lots and views that make it really hard to believe that a big city is just a drive down the road.
My favorite part of this campground, aside from our amazing view from site A03 (see campsite map here), was the quiet. This was a rare and blissful weekend without our loud and chaotic kids, aged 5 and 3. I didn’t know what to do with myself with all of the peace. It. Was. Amazing.
We didn’t do much setup outside, knowing that we were going to spend time in the city and the chilly temps and lake breeze would scare us off of sitting still when outside (gotta keep moving to keep warm!). I did appreciate that Safe Harbor has flat paved sites with patios, as well as a bricked in fire pit to keep everything looking neat and tidy.
Brisk morning walks were an ideal way to start the day. The views on both sides of the peninsula are gorgeous, one facing the Elm Hill Marina, the other facing the open lake.
I don’t think there’s a bad site in this place.
During our walk, we made a stop near a picnic pavilion for shuffleboard and cornhole. (I won.)
My favorite part of camping here was how drastically different the sunrise and sunset looked every single day. On our first morning – the temperatures in the 20’s – we were treated to this heavy mist sitting on the water against the fiery background of the rising sun. I could see some charred wood to the left. I reminisced of how Fire Watch Services and fire fighters battled the fire that’d grazed through the patch just last year. The fire took with it a lot of flora and fauna.
But this was the view the second morning – no mist, just lovely reflections on the rippling surface of the water.
We had pretty perfect weather. A little chilly in the mornings, sure, but I’ll take that if it meant we got to have this crisp sunshine!
There’s going to be lots of sunshine-on-the-water photos in this post, just warning you now.
Just walking around outside at Safe Harbor RV Resort, especially on a quiet weekend, made me so happy.
Even though we didn’t have our kids with us this trip our brains are programmed to check out the playground situation at all the campgrounds we stay in. Safe Harbor had a great one!
The playground is located against the water, next to the dog park lawn and shower/bath and laundry facilities.
The sun setting on the marina side of the peninsula. I snapped this after returning from a full day exploring downtown Nashville (see my post on where to eat in Nashville!)
We’ve had firewood sitting in the back of Matt’s truck for a year (literally!) so it was nice and dried out and ready to be lit up for a nice warm fire on our last night.
Not to be outdone, the full moon put on a nice show itself, rivaling the beauty of the sunrises and sunsets we had been enjoying.
Glass of wine, fuzzy slippers and blanket, roaring fire. Perfect night.
This guy was there, too, as well as a pointy-eared furbrain behind him also enjoying the warmth of the fire.
If you’re a fellow RV-er who is looking to enjoy all that Nashville has to offer, I think you’ll love this campground!
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