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About Your Visit to Bells Bend Outdoor Center

LocationBells Bend Outdoor Center

Bells Bend Outdoor Center
4187 Old Hickory Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37218
(615) 862-4187 phone
(615) 880-2239 fax

Hours of Operation

Bells Bend Outdoor Center is open Tuesday thru Friday 12:00 - 4:00 P.M., Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and by appointment. Bells Bend Park is open daylight until dusk seven days a week

Directions to Bells Bend Outdoor Center

From I-40 take exit # 204 and go north on Briley Parkway. Take exit # 24 and turn left onto State Rt. 12. – toward Ashland City. Go over 2 miles and turn left at the stop light onto Old Hickory Blvd. Go 4 miles, the entrance to Bells Bend Park (trailhead) is on your right. Go to the second Park entrance for the Bells Bend Outdoor Center.

Other Information

  • Free admission
  • Free programs offered year-round
  • Pets allowed; must be on 6 foot or shorter leash
  • Collecting of plant, fungi, wildlife, or other natural or historic items prohibited without permit from Metro Parks (Contact Nature Center for permit information)
  • Motorized vehicles not permitted on Greenway or Old Roadway trails
  • Permit camping only
  • No alcohol, drugs, or firearms allowed in parks at any time
  • No hunting or trapping permitted

Hiking and Trails

Bells Bend Park offers more than 6 miles of hiking trails including 2 trailheads. Maps are available at the outdoor center trailhead and parking areas. Contact the Bells Bend Outdoor Center at
(615) 862-4187 for more information.

 Bells Bend Trail Map