Hipcamp host Kat B.,
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--------------Due to Covid19 shutdown this is only available for families who already live together. ----------------------------------This space is a nice shaded area that is more than 50% bordered Burnett and private to the rest of the property. Some vehicles may not be able to drive to this area and will need to park approx 50yards away. There is a small fire pit with roc


--------------Due to Covid19 shutdown this is only available for families who already live together. ----------------------------------This space is a nice shaded area that is more than 50% bordered Burnett and private to the rest of the property. Some vehicles may not be able to drive to this area and will need to park approx 50yards away. There is a small fire pit with rocks. Many trees are suitable for Hammock camping in this area. Can accommodate approx 4-5 ground tents.----------------------------------

A four acre plot bordered by Burnett Creek. You will pass by the multiple creekside, primitive camping spots that are shaded by trees to get to the group area tucked privately in by the creek. Our meadow of thriving wildflowers and makes a communal space to meet fellow campers - If you want. From the meadow to the creek, life swarms all around. Bees, Butterfly Bush, Milkweed, Otters and more enrich the environment. Potable water and a shared portable bathroom are on site.  

The site itself is an easy distance to Downtown Knoxville and an even easier access to all that South Knox's Urban Wilderness has to offer. It uniquely offers a hint of back country camping without the 25 mile hike in, a great way to test the waters for primitive camping or a an easy stop close to the city for a seasoned traveller. 🦋 🐛 🌈 🚲 ⛺️Best suited for off-road vehicle, bike, tent, and hammock camping without the frills of a KOA. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Have a question? Send Kat a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Back Pocket Group Site in Tennessee.

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Hipcamper Erin
Erin M.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2021

As advertised! Primitive little space tucked into the woods - perfect for our group's mountain biking trip to Baker Creek!

Hipcamper Todd

Location location

Todd B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 7th, 2021

Seems pricey at $40/ night plus tax and $13+ hip camp fees.
Close to where we wanted to be and the city of Knoxville.
Camp sites can be muddy and wet after a good rain.
Only amenities were a clean portapotty.

I did not realize until I arrived that I had actually stayed here 2 years ago at $20/ night.

Location is the big positive here.

Hipcamper Rob
Rob J.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

Great campsite with a little privacy from the main sites. Awesome to camp just a few yards from the creek and fall asleep to the sound. The center section of the site was a little muddy during our stay, but we've also had a ton of rain recently so that was to be expected. Location is very convenient to downtown. 15-20 minutes to the UT campus, zoo & more.

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Hipcamper Danielle

Great stay

Danielle H.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

Great stay! Group campground was private despite the campground being relatively close to Knoxville. Camped right next to a beautiful creek. It was wonderful that a picnic table and fire pit were provided at the site. Would absolutely stay again.

Hipcamper Julie
Julie H.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

The creek at this spot was really nice to listen to while we slept. The ditch was a little scary but totally manageable to cross, even after a night of rain. The spot is pretty damp with tacky soil all day long, thankfully we brought a towel to wipe things with. There are 4 maybe 5 trees for hammocks and a few flat spots for tents.

Hipcamper Blake
Blake R.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2021

Awesome campground just minutes from all the breweries and restaurants in South Knoxville. A couple minutes further and you're right in downtown. But it still felt remote and peaceful. Truly a perfect place to set up camp for a few days of mountain biking, climbing, hiking, and swimming in and around Knoxville's Urban Wilderness. The group site was big and right next to a little creek that was absolutely wonderful. Nice picnic table and a fire-it with a grill grate to cook your dinner. I brought my tent, but opted instead to hang up my hammock in two trees right on the edge of the water. Wonderful little piece of serenity in Knoxville. Would absolutely camp here again.

Nice wide group site backs right up to the creek. Plenty of privacy and space to spread out.Picnic table at the site.Loved the sound of the creek trickling along all night.Keep your eyes open for this sign as you're driving up to the property
Hipcamper Elizabeth

Perfect for families or a group

Elizabeth T.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2021

We loved that the group site was tucked away from the other campers. The creek ran right around our site and had a shallow area for our kids to play without any worries (8, 10). The one thing our whole family agrees we loved most about camping here was the firefly's. It looked like hundreds in the trees at night flickering and we were just in awe.

The directions were easy to follow. Our van scraped a lil in the dip to get there but it's old so we didn't care. It has stores close by and was an easy drive to Knoxville. The property is in a quiet area and we felt safe. If we're ever in town again we'd definitely campout here.

Just a couple steps down from the back pocket group site. Not too deep and the water was nice and cool.
Hipcamper Julian

Super close to baker creek preserve

Julian L.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2021

The group site at Kat's place is perfect for a group - has a picnic table, fire pit, and large area for multiple tents. The water spigot is over by the carport area, a quick 1 minute walk, but not at the site itself. Located super close to bike trails like Baker Creek Preseve and Knoxville's Urban Wilderness trails.

Hipcamper Amy

Perfect little getaway

Amy A.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2021

This was the perfect campground for us! We were close to home, so campers and friends could come and go as needed. We were close to restaurants, grocery stores, kayaking, bike riding, etc., and yet it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. The site provided everything we needed.


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