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Brown Bike Farms

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· Knoxville, Tennessee
19 acres
13 sites
12 RV/Tent
1 Tent
The property is a four acre plot bordered by Burnett Creek. We have multiple creekside, primitive camping spots that are shaded by trees, and adaptable to multiple groups. Our fire pit is carved out in the center of a 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 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 van, car, bike, tent, and hammock camping without the frills of a KOA. During the busy season there are a handful of bookings for this area and in the offseason usually more one at a time. Bookings are for 2 people each to keep it from feeling crowded. If you have more than 2 you will need to book multiple sites. 
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Biking
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Forest
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Emma B.Joined in August 2018
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 6 hours
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248 ratings · 194 reviews
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Bryan L.recommends
January 31, 2023
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Always a good choice camping in Knoxville,very safe very quiet.all around a great experience!
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Emilio M.doesn't recommend
December 4, 2022
Back Pocket Group Site
Not happy, sorry.
The location of the place is ok, it is easy to find but the camping sites are full of garbage and other people's things. When we got to the Back Pocket Group Site there was a tent and a child's cart with a lot of rubbish, clothes and containers inside but around too and there were two other sites, as well as a lot of drink cans where we left the car and access to our site was not easy, it should be warned that a tall car is necessary to be able to cross the ditch. For the price we pay, $50 a night, having to clean our place is very expensive. It should be ensured that the area is clean before the campers arrive and we made the reservation 11 days before the arrival date.
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John W.recommends
November 8, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Knoxville MTB Trip
The site was flat and clean. We had a nice spot by the creek and enjoyed the privacy.
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Brian H.recommends
October 26, 2022
group site-creekside camping
Emma was accommodating to say the least. Due to scheduling on our part, we came in late and left early, but everything was as Emma had noted with the directions to the campsites clearly defined. Couldn't have been happier with the stay.
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Brianna K.doesn't recommend
October 25, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Don't Recommend
Did not end up staying, my Bf drove in before I got there and noticed that it looked like a lot of tenters live there full time and did not feel safe. Payment is way too high for what it offers.
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A T.recommends
October 16, 2022
Back Pocket Group Site
Beautiful spot for us to get away :) loved that the creek was near by and that there were plenty of spots to put up a hammock. The ditch that everyone talks about isn’t too bad. You just need higher clearance and patience. I wish the previous users of the spot cleaned up better. I tried my best to pack out their stuff as well but they left a whole air mattress. I couldn’t carry it :/ But other than that, it was a great time. Thank you Emma :)
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Grace L.recommends
September 26, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
nice area and quiet with the creek in the background
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Joseph M.recommends
September 9, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Nice sites.The sites where well labled with their numbers. Quiet area. Close enough to explore the city.
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Allister R.doesn't recommend
August 27, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Avoid at all costs
Sorry to say that I cannot recommend this site. Take my advice and avoid. We arrived with several spots open which was great as this is a first come first served site. We called the host for clarity and she answered promptly and was helpful. We noticed some of the spots looked to be occupied by what appeared to be residents including a vehicle that appeared to be on blocks. Not very appealing. We parked up and my wife went to the porta loo. This was unusable. The bowl was full, we mean FULL of excrement. We jumped in the car and left. End of story. I would recommend the host looks to improve the facilities before advertising this site.
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Julien R.recommends
August 26, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Great peaceful campsite by the creek!
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Caitlin P.recommends
August 18, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
We loved camping in this area, it was nice and lowkey, and overall relaxing. We stayed two nights and had a lot of fun! However, there was a lot of traffic coming in and out of the campsite throughout all hours of the 2nd night we stayed, making a lot of noise due to the gravel road.
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Michael C.recommends
August 6, 2022
group site-creekside camping
This is a incredible campground if your looking for a primitive peaceful stay. Not far from stores. But also right near ijams Park.
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Rob L.recommends
July 21, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Cool spot
Nice spot. Grabbed #2 spot which had access to creek (which was raging in morning after a storm). “Residents” in/out a little at night. Chill spot.
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Steven J.recommends
July 7, 2022
Back Pocket Group Site
Hammock camping next to a creek.
The back pocket group site was a great spot for our base camp, 3 of us strung hammocks along the creek with room for at least twice that. There are fish in the creek, small ones but they would keep kids busy for some time. The downside is the dip in the road on the way in, seems like it would be easily fixed with a culvert and some gravel. The porta-potty seemed like it had missed several cleanings/emptings, but it may have just been a heavy use week right before I got there. All I can say is, I was very glad not to have had to use it. The sites were very nice sized and a few were even a bit away from each other in the main area. Most are right next to each other though, with no barrier in between. Great if you have several spots in a single group, not so great if you are looking for a more private camping experience. All in all, it was a great place for our group and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to have a rustic camping trip, right outside the Scruffy City.
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Preston C.recommends
July 4, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
My friends and me love it here.
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Michael C.recommends
June 25, 2022
group site-creekside camping
Great primitive camp ground.
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Ronen Y.recommends
June 22, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Easy, flat and quite
Kat’s creek side camping is easy to access, flat and quite. Kat is a great communicstor and host. Will stay again.
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Esther (Jeza) P.recommends
June 15, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Great Stay!
Beautiful campsite, easy access and the host was responsive to questions and requests! We primitive camped near the creek, so we were able to cook off and relax on the hot days! Highly recommend this property, thank you Kat for being fabulous! Ciara & Justin
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Maciej D.recommends
June 15, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Quick, easy and peaceful.
I was driving north from the tail of the dragon and sun was going down within the hour. After sending request Kate responded immediately and arrival was seamless. Looks like there are two areas with group areas a little more secluded but also harder to get to. There’s a clean portapotty nearby. Street people mention is a local street and very few cars travel there, never became a problem. Good spot to catch some zzz’s, bird watch and catch the lightning bug show at sunset.
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Keith S.recommends
June 14, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Nice place along the river
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Esther (Jeza) P.recommends
June 14, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Lovely campsite, felt very safe. Beautiful creek nearby! Kat was super helpful and responsive when we wanted to extend our stay! We will definitely stay there again!
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Ryan C.recommends
June 14, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Easy spot close to the trails
Perfect spot for a cheap stay close to the trails. We have stayed here a couple times now and never had a problem. Easy to find and communication was great.
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Tim D.recommends
June 12, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Scenic, quiet, close, easy to find. The lightning bugs were very special
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John S.recommends
June 6, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Camping close to Meads Quarry 😀
Very nice and quiet 🏕 and out in the country and it is close to Ijams nature park & Meads Quarry 🏊‍♂️🏄‍♀️🚵🏃‍♂️ 👍
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Angie B.recommends
June 2, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Close to great trails
The site was easy to find, Level, and adorably Creekside.
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Lissa P.recommends
June 1, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
This was a great spot!
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Joanna S.recommends
May 22, 2022
Back Pocket Group Site
Camping with a group
This site was nice and secluded perfect for our three families. The kids road bikes on the hills and the porta potty and water are in a perfect spot. Very clean too. We unfortunately picked a freak heat wave to stay so we didn't hike, but the spot was shady and kept our camp comfy in the heat. Four wheel drive definitely required to reach the site, but we just parked up by the bathrooms and walked in. Just pay attention along the road for poison ivy.
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Megan K.recommends
May 16, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Love the site! Great having a place to lay your head when jeep camping and this was perfect! Easy instructions, great communication! Highly recommend!
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Richard B.
May 2, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Site number was occupied
My site number was occupied when I arrived. When I called Kat to leave a voicemail the Box was full. I finally texted her. She got back to me. Told me that I could take whatever side I wanted.
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Andrew G.
May 2, 2022
Primitive Tent/Van Creekside Sites
Very convenient to downtown and in a cool area. The group sites look great, but the individual sites are a bit cramped and close to the main road. Overall, worth the stay and. Happy we found this spot.
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