River, stream, or creek camping near Nashville

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Camp Nashville Highland Rim

9 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Goodlettsville, TN
Primitive camping near Nashville at a secluded hilltop nestled in a hardwood forest. Flat areas for tents, trees for hammocks, car / van camping. Drive to site. Choose favorite of multiple unique sites upon arrival. First arrive, first choice of available camping spaces. Sites are not numbered or pre-assigned. Camping guests supply camping gear. Amenities: 2 community water hydrants, community vault toilet, fire pit at each site. Firewood bundles available for additional fee. Outdoor hot water heater for shower Apr-Oct, except freezing temperatures. Kid friendly. No extra charge for children. (check to be sure not charged for children if selecting +x). Pets permitted under owner supervision, campfires allowed, Trash policy is carry in / carry out. Please do not leave trash. Camping location north of downtown Nashville on a ridge at a higher elevation overlooking Nashville. Camp away from noisy highways, convenient to I65 and multiple amenities, grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops . 5 miles from three I65 exits. 14 miles from I24. 18 miles from I40. 18 miles from Nashville downtown riverfront. Uber or Lyft to Nashville available. Quiet hours after 10PM. If you're hanging out or arriving after 10PM.... keep it quiet for guests turning in by 10PM.
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Wooded Nashville Nook

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Whites Creek, TN
Travel through the tunnel of trees to reach our property, only 14 minutes from Downtown Nashville. This cozy, creekside RV/camper spot backs right up to a wooded hillside. Enjoy a grilled meal next to the firepit under the stars, or head downtown to see the music stars. You're conveniently only a 5 minute drive from a small grocery store, live local music/eats, or the beautiful hiking trails/greenway at historic Fontanel. Our home is on the other side of the creek, so we're only a stone's throw away if you need us!
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Maple Shade Farm full hookup site

1 site · RV50 acres · Greenbrier, TN
Tired of campgrounds that feel more like parking lots? Come and reconnect with nature and park your RV on our private, large, shaded, full hookup, 72 ft long, 30 and 50 amp RV site with wifi on our 50 acre farm with fire ring and picnic table and screen house. We are not a campground, just a small farm in a rural neighborhood with 2 full hookup RV sites for guests.  30 minutes (17miles) North of Nashville, Tennessee. There are wild Turkeys and Deer that roam the property. We also have some free range Guineas and Peacocks which is why we ask that all dogs, while welcome, remained leashed at all times. Great place to get away and enjoy nature, take a walk on our trails through the woods, take a hike down to our creek, listen to the birds and watch the sunset over the pasture while cooking s’mores on the fire, yet not that far from Nashville!  Perfect for enjoying nature and/or visiting Nashville. Traveling with horses? They are welcome to use our fenced pasture. This site is for self contained RVs only, there are no restroom facilities. Check in is between 2 pm and sundown. No check ins after dark without prior approval. Limit of 2 vehicles and 2 pets. When you request to book just let us know how many people will be camping, how many pets you will be bringing with you and what you are camping in, travel trailer or motor home, and what length in feet it is. Thank you! Since this is a natural area of fields and woods, along with farm animals and wildlife you may encounter insects. We recommend bringing insect repellent for mosquitoes and ticks and making sure that your pets have protection also.
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Sacred Dog Ranch

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Fairview, TN
Our sanctuary is a special piece of history and a regenerative farm where living soil and pollinator banks combat climate change and revive the eco-system ! The cabin we live in was built in 1797 - which we have preserved and upgraded with fantastic antique decor, Rock N Roll flare and cutting edge street art. We encourage art, music and nature crafting! We take great pride in providing a magical creative space that is welcome to earthlings of all stripes! The June blooms are exceptional and the butterflies’ will delight... you will leave a little piece of your heart here on the farm❤️🐝🐶🧚‍♀️ Horse Back Riding available!
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Stones River Camp & Kayak

1 site · Lodging3 acres · TN
Our beautiful setting overlooks the West Fork of the Stones River. With walk-in access to the water, the camp is perfect for exploring a thriving river system (2, 6, and 8 mile floats are easy since take-out points are just up the road a piece or just paddle up and down the river, depending on the rains). The river is wadable most of the year. Smallmouth and seasonal trout make for easy fishing. The river is home to an abundance of birds, turtles, and fur-bearing friends. Most second Saturdays of the month in the afternoon/early evening we have a music jam. It will be on our side of the property. You're welcome to join us and enjoy the music.
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Lionsgate Campground

4 sites · Lodging, Tents48 acres · Bon Aqua Junction, TN
Enjoy some privacy just 35 minutes west of Loveless Cafe' in Nashville. 20 miles south of Dickson, TN. The 48 acre campground is almost all woods and access to trails on about 35 acres. More trails are coming. There is about a 1/2 acre of field to park in between the road and the creek if you don't have an off road vehicle. Mother Nature has a lot to offer when you cross the creek into the first two campsites that are on the 30' creek. One big spring runs through the middle of the 2 sites with small cascading waterfalls. Both sites have string lights and 120V extension cords. These two sites are right next to each other so if you have another couple that wants to join you these two spots are perfect. Expand the pictures to a full screen as you scroll so the description will show up at the bottom of the picture. Not all pictures are on the property but describe close places to visit. SITE ONE: The nicer of the two sites along the creek, has granite counters, a round fire pit with a fold down heavy cooking grate, charcoal grill and a large wrought iron table and chairs. RENT A CAMPER WITH SITE 1 or BRING YOUR PERSONAL CAMPER: There is a camper site option on the other side of the creek with stairs and stones to cross the creek. 30 amp. 240 and 120 volt plugs. Click on additional fees for camper electrical hook up. Split wood is available for all 3 sites from a neighbor but is now left by the rick on the camp site. Just donate what you think is fair for the wood or grab any fallen dead wood from the forest for free. I suggest at least $5.00 per 20" bundle. And no plastic wrapping that's bad for the environment. SITE TWO: Also along side the 30' creek. There is a round steel fire pit surrounded with wrought iron chairs, a separate picnic table, granite countertop work space and a small grill. 2 flat areas for tents. Set your chairs in the creek in front of your site. The clear cold water is a great place to relax and cool off or watch crawfish, minnows and salamanders and the occasional blue herron. 120V and string lights. SITE THREE: "Still Hollow" is more private and located right in the middle valley of the property. There is no electricity but you can still enjoy the sound of the small cascading waterfalls and creek that run along side of the site for a relaxing sleep. There is a granite countertop, charcoal grill and fire ring. A small round wrought iron table and 4 chairs are there for a place to eat lunch. The old moonshine barrels are still barely standing by the spring. This site is also accessed from the opposite side of the campground on Ben Fly Rd or Greer Rd for the serious off roaders. 4 wheel drive may be necessary but a Hyundai car entered through the creek in 2 wheel drive. It was dry though. STAR GAZING for all 3 sites: There is a cleared area on top of a hill side for stargazing far from the city lights. CHECK IN: Check in can be as early as you like if the present campers have checked out. You can always hang out elsewhere on the property and start your day to explore and hike till they leave. Just let us know in advance. And you can stay all day the day of check out but you may have to pack up and park elsewhere if other campers need the spot. If not. Stay till dark. PHOTOS: EXPAND THE PHOTOS TO A SINGLE VIEW! You can see the description of each photo and which site is in the picture. Some are not at the campsite but nearby attractions. VEHICLE TYPE AND PARKING: In order to drive up into the campsite, you may need a 4x4 vehicle but definitely need ground clearance. If you do not have a 4x4 vehicle or ground clearance, that is okay, park in the field and bring your water shoes for campsite 2. There are stairs and rocks to cross over to Site 1. Stepping stones for site 2 are coming soon. LOCAL ACTIVITIES: TOUR THE AREA IN A CAN-AM: Check out 'Fisher's Off Road' to rent a really nice 4 seater CAN-AM machine. Drive around the local dirt roads for miles and learn the history of Moon Shine Alley, drive through many creeks and see some beautiful views. We took to tour with Fisher and it was a blast. https://www.fishersoffroadrentals.com/ This company supports the locals and cleans up the trash on the sides of the roads; a great service to the area. FISHING: https://www.fishingworks.com/tennessee/maury-tn/lake/hooker-chemical-pond-d/ 30 minutes away are 3 small lakes, or very large ponds. I think it costs $5.00. They have small boats for rent as well. FISHING, KAYAKING AND CANOEING: PINEY RIVER Canoe rental: https://www.pinewoodcanoecamp.com/ Great fishing, floating and they have camping as well. OTHER CAMPING OPTIONS: Fisheroffroadrentals also has a Hipcamp site. PINEY RIVER GLAMPING: https://www.campspot.com/book/pineyriverresort Beautiful place on the piney river. Beautiful tiny home cabins, Glamping tents that are amazing. Park your own camper on the river. If you like to meet other campers, this is the place to go.
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Run-A-Muck on the Red River

15 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Adams, TN
As a child I grew up on the river, canoeing down Red River and even playing on this very piece of property.  Ten years ago my best friend and I started a canoe and kayak company to allow people to experience the same things that we experienced as children.  We have met thousands of people and had opportunities to become friends with many of them.  We look forward to seeing them every year.  Three years ago we were able to purchase this piece of property for the kayak company and watch it grow into more than we ever thought it would be.  It's almost surreal owning a piece of property that you played on as a kid.  We are very thankful to have it and share it with others, and hope that they'll have some of the same experiences that we have had on it.  Learn more about this land:Pitch a tent or hammock (where available) next to the Red River, across the river from Port Royal State Park and adjacent to the historic Trail of Tears. You can camp along the river or out in the open. Seven minutes from the interstate (exit 8 or 11 on I-24). You can fish or swim in the river, try local restaurants in Clarksville, or just hang out and enjoy being outside.
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Beech Hollow Hideout

2 sites · Lodging, Tents100 acres · Dowelltown, TN
Peaceful healing property. We do organic gardening and have animals that you can visit with as well. I have a sculpture studio and art gallery that you can come check out. We've been living off the grid for over 30 years. Come visit us and learn about our way of life! Enjoy complete privacy in a cozy forest retreat hut in a beautiful hollow in Middle Tennessee. Accommodates 2. Pretty steep 200 yd uphill hike to hut. Perfect for relationship getaway, spiritual retreat, or writing - planning intensive. Nationally-known spelunking (Indian Grave Point Cave) within 1/2 mile. 3 miles from Center Hill Lake. Hiking trails. Experience our alternative lifestyle with owner built solar log home, organic gardens and sculpture studio. Guests must arrive before dark to ensure finding correct address (GPS errs a last moment) and to facilitate hike up to hut. Potable water, trash disposal, and a toilet are available on site. Pets are permitted, as well as campfires (outside of burn bans). Guests love staying here: "Wow! This place is amazing, beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, and super cozy on cold nights. I can not recommend this place enough. William is a gracious host. He made sure I had enough wood for the wood stove and spring water to drink. If you are anywhere close and want a totally unique experience check this place out."
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Brentwood/ Nolensville RV Stay

1 site · Lodging14 acres · Brentwood, TN
Mill Creek Retreat is a beautiful 14 acre property with a creek and walking trails - located in Brentwood and just minutes from Nolensville. We are actually closer to Nolensville town center than we are to Brentwood town center. Wildlife such as deer, hawks and colorful birds are frequently seen. Enjoy sitting by the stream and maybe do a little fishing. Our property is private and spacious, yet close to everything. Take a short drive to three grocery stores, restaurants, and gas stations (only 1-2minutes away!). Once you enter our long driveway, the RV sits a long ways back from the road. This place is GLAMPING with many nearby conveniences! Drive only 30 minutes to get to downtown Nashville, downtown Franklin, Nashville airport, and many other attractions in the Nashville area. We are only 2 miles from downtown Nolensville and 15 minutes from downtown Brentwood (Franklin Rd.). Enjoy going out to eat to many of the nearby restaurants or cook your meals in the RV in our modern kitchen, or on the grill or campfire. If you are here in the summer, make sure you take advantage of the beautiful pool and work out center nearby at the Nolensville Rec Center. Our RV is supplied with everything you need for camping - just bring your clothes and food! Glamping made easy!
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Lost in The Woods

1 site · Tent21 acres · Clarksville, TN
Tent in the woods along West Fork River! We're excited to welcome you to our property.Over 20 acres to explore and use, with the Red River at your usage. Wildlife to look at, rolling hills to hike, and fishing and kayaking to name a few. Enjoy the scenery and enjoy the outdoors. We have worked hard to make our tent as comfortable as possible for your stay.
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Middle TN Outdoor Escape

12 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Williamsport, TN
We welcome you to come experience our secluded 50 acre outdoor escape in middle Tennessee. Our property offers a variety of terrain and backs up to 2,000 acres of TWRA / Williamsport Lakes which offers some of the best fishing around. We've got plenty of trails to hike and explore filled with abundant wildlife. Learn more about this land: Take in middle Tennessee’s back country beauty with a stay on our secluded 50 acres that backs up to over 2,000 acres of TN Wildlife Management Area/Williamsport Lakes. Lots of wildlife and hiking trails on location. The Natchez Trace State Parkway and Williamsport Fishing Lakes are just a short five minute drive away! Book a guided off-road adventure tour at Fisher's Off-Road Rentals which is just ten minutes away. Use the promo code "ADVENTURE" and get 10% OFF! Our 50 acre property offers several different areas to camp or RV. Choose from; our large group camp area perfect for a large gathering of friends & family, a private “in the woods” tent site with campfire, a site on the hill that “overlooks the valley” or for those of you with RVs, choose from one of three areas on our property "under the stars." Our “Group Glamp” is perfect for larger groups and features a huge campfire with Adirondack chairs, picnic tables, stage with electricity, string lights, water, a clean port-a-potty, four private outdoor showers with on demand hot water and four electric posts for tents. It's the perfect area to get together with friends and family to make memories to last a lifetime. Pricing is based on the amount of people in attendance divided by four (number of people at each campsite) and then times by $40 per night. Come experience country living with a secluded Outdoor Escape in Middle Tennessee!
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Dreamline Trails & Camping

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Fairview, TN
Dreamline Trails & Camping is a showcase of downhill mountain biking trails and jump lines, built by us to promote our trail building business. The property provides mountain biking trails, hiking trails and camping along 900 feet of Naomi Branch creek. Camp in a field or in the woods, both have sites by the creek.
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