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The Slab (by the Barren)

80 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents500 acres · Fountain Run, KY
Welcome to Heaven on Earth for those that love the Great Outdoors!! If you cant find something to do here then you obviously don't want to do anything and thats ok we have ya covered there too!! WE HAVE MOVED SOME OF OUR SITES!! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY YOUR SITE NUMBER AND LOCATION BEFORE BOOKING!! Site Numbers 16 and up have ALL moved!! We will be hosting some special events in 2024 that we would like to make you aware of first thing so you can plan your visit accordingly!! March 16 and 17. MSXC Cross Country Racing Come out and watch these guys and girls race their hearts out all over the farm. This will be the final race of their winter series and we are excited to welcome this great group of people to our farm and watch them race!! MAY 18th... Jeeps Invade The Farm and Kick Off Summer Concert!! What better way to start the summer than with Jeeps, an Obstacle course, Show and Shine contest, a Mud Bog, a Poker Run, Down Hill Barbie Jeep Races, AND a Concert featuring Moccasin Creek with special guest Caden Wilson!!! All Water Activities will open for the Season on May 18th so there really is something for everyone!! Make plans to come enjoy ALL of the activities we have to offer for this special weekend. Tickets for the Jeep Invasion and Concert can be purchased at www.ticketbud.com or in person at check in. Each person age 10 and up MUST PURCHASE a concert/event ticket to be on the farm that Saturday!! Our 4th of July Bash will be held here at the farm on July 6th!!! This is our 3rd year for our huge fireworks show and like everything else it just keeps getting Bigger and Better!! This year along with our fireworks display we will also be having... Our 2nd Annual Home Made Boat Race that morning and our Down Hill Barbie Jeep Races that afternoon. That Evening we will hold a Concert in our Amphitheater and will announce the artists that will be playing that night shortly. And of course our AMAZING fireworks show will take place after the concert that night!! Like our other events you will need to purchase concert tickets at www.ticketbud.com or in person at check in. Everyone ages 10 and up MUST have a concert ticket to be on the farm that Saturday!! September TBA. We are still working on this event!! Let me introduce you to our little hidden gem in scenic Monroe county Kentucky.  The Slab by the Barren campground is an outdoor recreation area like no other!!!  We are the perfect place for all of your family fun in the sun!!!   We have 75 very large shaded primitive sites spread out all over our 500 acre farm with nice gravel roads to most of the campsites.  We do NOT have any hookups but can accommodate RV's on most sites and you are welcome to run a quiet generator. ( We will be setting up at least 3 sites this winter with hook ups for Rvs. Please follow us here or on facebook for updates on those sites) Sites 1 - 40 are located on the banks of Salt Lick creek and Barren River with direct water access. The gravel bars are open for all campers to enjoy. Camping areas A, B, and C are spread out across different sections of the farm. Even though they aren't directly on the water you are still welcome to go down to the creek at any site and swim and fish and just enjoy the water. If you need any help in choosing the perfect site for your stay feel free to message me or call the office at (812)653-0102 and I will help in anyway I can. On to our amenities!!!! THE BARN!!  Is our converted milk barn where Kent and his mother Linda used to milk cows. The tank room is now our office for check in and camp store that we try to keep stocked with the best ice cream and anything else you might have forgotten at home. The old milk parlor where they actually milked the cows has been converted into 4 separate shower houses that are open 24/7. The Holding barn is currently undergoing some major changes this winter. It was such a large room that we have decided, in order to maximize its space, to split the barn in half and make 2 separate areas out of it. The front half by the showers will remain the kids and family play area, it will still have the pool and air hockey tables, family friendly games, tables and chairs. We will be adding more games to this area this winter and adding some exciting outdoor activities for the whole family for this summer. The other half of the barn is currently becoming the Jenkins Joint at The Slab. The Joint will be our full service bar where those 21 and older can enjoy a cold beverage, a game of pool, live music, karaoke, or just hang out. We will have a food truck set up every Friday thru Sunday until we get our kitchen completed and can serve our own food. The food truck and the kitchen will be available for anyone that would like to order food, especially those that check in late and don't feel like cooking their first night. KAYAKING!!! Take a relaxing paddle down the river in your kayak or ours. We have multiple trips 1, 2, 3, 6, and 10 miles and offer a shuttle service, and kayak rentals for those that don't have their own. LAZY RIVER TUBING!!!! Go with the flow in your tube or ours and float your cares away on our 2 mile float down Barren River. Float as many times as you would like per day, stop at the rope swing, or hang out at your campsite and then take off again. TANKING!!! Yes you read that right we now offer Tanking!! I'm sure you have never heard of it but let me tell you, as one group of campers exclaimed... "It is the most genius, redneck, fun thing we have ever done". Depending on the size of your group we will either put you in a 6ft or 8ft round metal cattle water tank and float you 2 miles down the river in it!! We have designed them for the maximum amount of fun and relaxation you can have on the water without getting wet... unless you want to. We have installed benches in them so all you need to bring is your cooler and friends and come spend the day on the river with new unique experience. FISHING!! Multiple fishing holes where you can catch stripe, small mouth, rock bass, Kentucky bass, channel cats, flat heads, and walleye on a regular basis. HIKING We have trails all over the farm from the scenic views on top of the bluffs to the quiet spring fed slate rock holler there is a trail for everyone to enjoy while you explore the farm.  WATER SLIDE!!!! On the upper side of the Slab bridge is a 75 ft long water slide into one of our many swimming holes. It is steep and fast and you are sure to make a splash!!! SLIP N SLAB 600!!!! New at the end of 2023... is my Greatest Creation!! The Slip N Slab 600. What is it you might ask.... well.... It is the LONGEST Slip N Slide in ALL of Kentucky!! Come take a ride down our 600 Ft long Slip N Slide!! It starts up at the top of the hill by the office and you slide down the natural hollar and end in the pond just below the amphitheater. It really is Fun for the WHOLE Family!! We have had people as young a 2 and as old as 73 slide down it and each and every one of them came back up to the top with a smile on their face and was ready to do it again!! NOW ON TO THE RULES!!!! NO OUTSIDE FIRE WOOD!!!  We sell large bundles for $10 at the camp store. We DO NOT allow ANY outside fire wood to be brought onto the farm!! DO NOT CUT DOWN ANY TREES ON THE FARM NO MATTER HOW SMALL!!! CAMPSITES WILL BE CHECKED AFTER YOUR STAY.  IF WE FIND ANY TREES CUT DOWN ON YOUR SITE  YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND WILL BE CHARGED 7 TIMES THE MATURE VALUE OF THE DAMAGED TREE. BOOKING A CAMPSITE AT THE SLAB BY THE BARREN THRU THIS SITE MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS.  We hate to have to do this but we have had trees chopped down for no reason. There is firewood available at the camp store and you are welcome to burn anything laying on the ground, trim low hanging branches, or pull stuff out of our brush piles. just don't cut down any trees. NO GLASS BOTTLES ARE ALLOWED ON THE FARM!! If we see them we will confiscate and dispose of them!! We are a WATER park and people run around barefoot. The last thing we need is broken glass all over the farm and people cutting their feet. So leave the GLASS AT HOME!! DIRT BIKES AND ATVS ARE NOW ALLOWED ON THE FARM!! Rider be respectful of our campers and ONLY ride on the designated trails!!  There are idle only areas around Pickett Bottom cabin and ALL Campsites. If you are caught riding with throttle down the gravel roads in the campground or thru campsites you will be given ONE WARNING!!  THE SECOND TIME it happens YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE IMPOUNDED for the remainder of your stay and you will receive A LIFETIME RIDING BAN FROM OUR CAMPGROUND. Be respectful and courteous and we will all have a great time!! We are trying to be inclusive to new activities while still staying the quiet peaceful slice of heaven that everyone has come to love. Please bear with us while we grow and try to work with everyone to make the Slab a place that everyone can enjoy. Thank you for your interest in our campground and we look forward to meeting you this 2024 camping season. God Bless!!
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Hammock’Sway Off Grid & Private

28 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents37 acres · Spencer, TN
Get Lost or Find Yourself. Sway Camping is a private, Off Grid camping experience in Rock Island TN. Situated between Isha Yoga center, Fall Creek Falls, and Rock Island state park, this property is something special. Each campsite offers a private space perfect for getting away, or large enough for family and groups. Pet Friendly property with lots of room to be a part of nature along the beautiful Rocky River. Camp along the river or up in your own private forest. One of the darkets skies around so be ready for some stargazing at night by the fire. This is a property I purchased in 2018 to create a camping experience that reflected the image of camping as a kid. This isn’t a "hotel without walls." This is real camping. No phone signal. No electric wires. Just nature and beauty in a quiet environment. Get lost or find yourself relaxing along the Rocky River. Stay in a hammock, a tent, camper, RV, or one of our cabins. Privacy and freedom is what we are about. Pet friendly camping that should be shared, but please don't tell everyone you know. Only your favorite people.. Then come camp!
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Compound HQ

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Silver Point, TN
Seeing a need for adventure therapy in this area, we built the Compound to provide sensible solutions. We've created a rustic glamping site for retreats, reunions, and families to gather. Bring your camping gear or ask for accomadations that we can provide. Eager to host you and give you all a tour of the Compound. It has been a great creative outlet for me during this pandemic in hopes to offer opportunities to connect with nature and bring clarity on what truly matters in times like these. Allow me to be your guide through the journey of healing through adventure therapy. Be prepared for good vibes and healing energy from the trees that surround the CompoundHQ.org.
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Stone Branch Cabin

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Spring City, TN
Relax by the outdoor fire pit surrounded by mountain laurel and a wet weather creek or cozy up indoors around the wood burning stove and piano. Either way, Stone Branch Cabin offers the perfect place to unwind, unplug, and enjoy the outdoors. Stone Branch Cabin is a completely off the grid with no electricity or running water located in a wooded, rural area on Waldens Ridge close to several segments of the Cumberland Trail. There are ample opportunities for day trips to hiking trails, swimming holes, waterfalls, climbing spots, and more. The cabin is nestled on 5.7 acres of wooded land complete with 2 wet weather streams. Just off the covered back porch you'll find an outdoor fire pit, chairs, an outdoor kitchen with a rain collection barrel for washing dishes, and a picnic table illuminated by solar string lights. We have one disc golf goal and a croquet set if yard games are your thing. Or simply relax and play fetch with your dog and watch your cat play on the set of cat steps leading up their very own cat-sized cabin. Other amenities include basic cookery and dinnerware, a Coleman stove and grill (please bring your own propane), an outhouse, board games, art supplies, local hiking guides, trash service, and more.
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Hannsz Hideaway

1 site · Lodging21 acres · Spencer, TN
I have just over 21 acres of land in the woods. Perfect for deer hunters, nature lovers, and city folk just needing a getaway. All comforts of home, but in the middle of nowhere. State park is nearby, hosting a golf course, riding stables, and rope courses, zip lining and waterfalls you can hike to the bottom of. Beautiful place to spend the day hiking, or just taking in the beautyLearn more about this land:I have about 43 acres of woodlands, that have many deer and turkey roaming around. Rent the loft, you can hunt my land. Have large fire pit available. Hens provide eggs, and pigs to eat up any scrap food you may want to leave behind.400sq ft rustic loft, 1queen bed, one couch, tv, kitchenette, and bathroom.  Wether you want to hunt, or just getaway from reality, this is a good hideout.  Hidden in the woods, just one rooster who can not tell time! During winter time please bring propane to help with the heat. Either a 20lb bbq tank or the one pound propane bottles. Thanks
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Crossing Creeks Farm

3 sites · Lodging125 acres · Shelbyville, TN
In December of 2012, our family purchased 125 acres located in south central Tennessee, Bedford County. With no permanent driveway, two creeks to cross to access the land, barbed wire fence everywhere and an old hay barn, there was much work ahead to be done. We have made many improvements over the years but the two creeks offer the same beauty. Now two bridges and a driveway cross over the two creeks before they merge into one, producing the name Crossing Creeks Farm. We are passionate about producing great food for our family’s table and yours. With a commitment to producing pasture raised, organic fed and soy free everything through regenerative farming practices, our focus is grass-fed meats and eggs. Our second passion is hosting guests right here on the farm with unique farm stays.Learn more about this land:At Crossing Creeks Farm, we are passionate about producing pasture raised, organic fed, soy free food for our family's table and yours. We are now offering our private farm campsite complete with outdoor bathhouse and picnic pavilion. This site offers many comforts of home but while still enjoying the outdoors unplugged. Each Adirondack cabin is open air with the front fully screened. Upon arrival, park in front of our farm store where we will meet you with our tractor and wagon to load your belongings. We will deliver your gear to the campsite located across the creek while you get a brief tour of the bathhouse and facilities.Our private campsite sits in the bend of one of our farm's creeks with two large old trees in the middle, along with a fire pit, picnic pavilion, 2 Adirondack cabins, and an outdoor bathhouse. Whether you are booking for just yourself or a group up to 10, you have the entire campsite to yourself during your stay. The nightly price includes the campsite for 2 guests, each additional guest (including children) is an additional $20 per guest per night. Each Adirondack cabin can sleep up to 5. Each is complete with a queen bed, twin bunk bed and a cot. Linens are provided but feel free to bring your own too. Please bring your own pillows. You will need to bring your own towels, washcloths and soaps for the outdoor bathhouse. The bathhouse includes a shower with hot water, toilet/changing stall, and outdoor sink for washing hands and dishes. There is no electricity in the campsite so please bring flashlights/lanterns. The pavilion and bathhouse have beautiful solar powered string lights that automatically come on at dark. The front of the campsite sits just outside our horses' pasture. So while sipping your morning cup of coffee, you may see horses or wild turkey or even deer. And with our farm store just a short walk from the campsite, you can pick up fresh eggs for breakfast or a juicy steak for dinner. We also have plenty of fire wood and fire starters available for purchase. Also enjoy a walk on our private farm walking trails.Our family lives on the farm so let us know if you need anything during our stay.Our farm is located only 1.5 miles off the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, which offers great tourism opportunities at distilleries such as Jack Daniels in Lynchburg, George Dickel and Nearest Green. The historic town of Bell Buckle is only 6 miles from our farm and offers great shopping (lots of antiques), seasonal craft fairs/events and dining. And with so many water sources like Normandy Lake, Duck River, Tim's Ford Lake and the Elk River nearby, the day adventures- kayaking, swimming and fishing-are endless. With Nashville just an hour away, the opportunities for making great memories are abundant.
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Peaceful Haven Cabin

1 site · Lodging120 acres · Dowelltown, TN
Nestled near Smithville, Tennessee, and Center Hill Lake, my property is situated at the end of a "holler," ensuring a secluded retreat. With no neighbors for several miles beyond my 120 acres, this serene escape ranges in elevation from 600 to 1200 feet, featuring remarkable rock formations and canyons accessible through trails. Revel in the tranquility as you unwind on the front porch, gazing at the stars and listening to the soothing calls of owls. Inside, find comfort in two beds boasting new gel foam mattresses (38" twin). Stay connected with provided internet access while enjoying the convenience of washing and drinking water. Experience the refreshing touch of a natural spring, where you can place a cup for a cool drink. Additional amenities include a accessible garden hose, a drink refrigerator, and a microwave. Stay cool with a ceiling fan and utilize electric plugs for your convenience. An attached outhouse with a cedar shaving commode provides a rustic yet comfortable relief option. Relish the outdoors on the covered deck equipped with a table, chairs, and a tabletop wood stove perfect for cooking hotdogs or roasting marshmallows. Venture down the road to explore rock hunting along a creek or make a short 4-mile trip to Center Hill Lake. This unique property offers a blend of natural beauty and comfortable amenities for an unforgettable getaway.
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Historic Log Cabin

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Christiana, TN
Learn more about this land:This is a one room historic log cabin furnished with a queen bed. It has a stone fireplace. The bathroom is located in the adjacent cabin. There is a table outdoors and a large fire ring.  Hiking: Old Stone Fort is located 43 minutes away, with beautiful waterfalls.  Rock Climbing and Hiking: at Stone Door, Foster Falls, and Denny Cove, all 1 hr 24 minutes away. Biking: the 12 mile Stones River Greenway is 13 minutes away. Kayaking: the Duck River is 39 minutes away, and the Collins River is 1 hour away. Stones River National Battlefield is 23 minutes away.Bonnaroo Music Festival is 43 minutes away.Hop Springs Brewery 27 minutesUncle Dave Macon Days 23 minutes
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Cedar Rock Off Road

2 sites · Lodging, Tents140 acres · Hartsville, TN
Cedar Rock Off Road is a rustic retreat for those seeking an adventure or just some rest and relaxation. This rugged off road ranch is located on a 140 acre property in Hartsville, TN. The cabin sits atop a hill and provides guests with beautiful views from our two front porch swings. This charming 1 bedroom, with an additional sleeping loft, and bathroom sleep up to 8. We also offer a unique opportunity for the avid rider including a mini moto-cross track**(must sign waiver prior to arrival).
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Futurology Farms

5 sites · Lodging, Tents28 acres · Whitleyville, TN
Futurology Farms is nestled along the Cumberland River in Central Tennessee and features seclusion, beautiful countryside vistas, bountiful river views, and wildlife. You'll find water activities on the river and hiking at the farm and state parks close by. It has been a lifelong dream and vision for our family to have a magical place with lots of land to create an experience. The farm is brand new as of September 2020, so there's lots to do and is a work in progress with still much beautification to be done. Despite the development in progress, the farm is gorgeous and there's lots to do and explore on and around the property.The mountain farm is a passion of ours and we seek to create a space that will be self-sustaining, leave a minimal carbon footprint, and foster a culture of farm-to-table lifestyle. In addition to the environmentally conscious aspects of the long-term plans for the farm, we have dreams to craft a space that encourages and promotes the arts, both visual and performing. Jackson County has been coined a sportsman paradise by those who know of the hidden gems this beautiful piece of Tennessee has to offer. We are just an hour outside Nashville, 25 minutes from Cookeville and Livingston, 20 minutes from Dale Hollow Lake, and 9 parks with hikes and waterfalls within 45 minutes. We have 3 boat launches right on the Cumberland River within 3 miles. You can hike, swim, kayak, canoe, jetski, boat, or float on the river. There are several marinas within 30 minutes. It's important to know that this is a raw and challenging terrain. It's a mountain or some may say a hill. We call it a mountain because of the rock bluffs, cliffs, and dramatic nature of this spot. As such, there are cliffs you could fall off, trails that are difficult and dangerous at times depending on your hiking skill level. These are for the adventurous type and use is at your own risk.This property has a magical feel and really allows you to connect with nature in a peaceful, beautiful, and serene place. We are proud to be the guardians and caretakers of this beautiful land and we hope you enjoy it too. :) 
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The Home Place

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents300 acres · Sparta, TN
A beautiful farm passed on to us by our folks. We love to share it because we see it with new eyes when we show it to you. Large farm with walking trails, horses, dogs, chickens and a million fireflies in June! Come spend a night in the country! We have an organic garden world class salads you can create from fruits and vegetables. Good cell reception here. Pet fee $25 per pet. Great hikes, picnic areas, dogs to pet, bluegrass music sometimes, 2.5 miles from Burgess Falls, 12 min to Walmart.  We offer multiple cabins for rent, a lodge, or camp sites (both tent and RV spots available). Please read listing descriptions, as each listing is unique.  Guests love staying here: "I came up to Sparta, Tennessee to heal my lungs from the Red Tide. I definitely healed up well at Dan’s cabin in Sparta!! I loved writing music on my cabin porch looking at beautiful green hills with mini ponies roaming around!! The trails on the property were awesome! And at night i loved picking on the guitar with Dan and his family! They were so kind and real genuine people! I highly recommend this hip camp, he has multiple cabins, all unique and special! Plus its close to so many amazing state parks, waterfalls, and swimming holes!!!"
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Black Willow Farm

1 site · Lodging81 acres · Pikeville, TN
Our stunning 81-acre property sits in the heart of Tennessee's natural beauty. Our land boasts rolling native grasslands and pasture, with five ponds scattered throughout, including a large one that features a picturesque waterfall and is home to a family of playful beavers. Wildlife lovers can spot deer, red tail hawks, osprey, coyotes, blue heron, wild turkey, egrets, and an array of songbirds and frogs, making it the ultimate destination for birdwatching and nature photography. For those with a sweet tooth, the property is teeming with wild blackberry bushes, providing a summer harvest ripe for the picking. If you're looking to spend a night out under the stars, we offer two primitive campsites in an old cattle field. These sites come with a fire pit, cooking grate and a breathtaking view of Tennessee mountains and farmlands. On top of the hill, surrounded by a canopy of trees, we have an off-grid cabin perfect for those seeking a cozy retreat. The fully equipped cabin includes propane lights and heaters, a full kitchen, half bath, and accommodates up to 6-8 people, making it the perfect space to relax and unwind. Outside, we have a charming patio area with a dining set, a porch with plenty of seating, and a fire pit with a cooking grate. Take a leisurely paddleboat ride around the pond or simply sit back and relax in one of our Adirondack chairs. Our property offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Whether you're seeking an adventure-filled weekend or a peaceful escape, our land has something for everyone. Book your stay now and indulge in nature's beauty.
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Cabins near Smithville with wildlife watching guide

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Looking for a great cabin camping experience near Smithville, Tennessee? With over 730 options available on Hipcamp, you're sure to find the perfect spot for wildlife watching. Check out top campsites like The Falls at Sewanee Creek (286 reviews), Hammock'Sway (220 reviews), or The Slab (by the Barren) (210 reviews) to get started. With popular amenities like showers, campfires, and trash service, and activities like swimming, fishing, and off-roading (OHV), you'll have everything you need for a great trip. Average prices per night start at $45, with options as low as $25.

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