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Elk Head Overlook

· Pelham, Grundy, Tennessee
8 acres hosted by Sonya S.
2 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in Tennessee: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Sonya is a Star Host
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The best part about this site are the views! Relax on the side of the Cumberland Plateau while overlooking Burroughs Cove and the Elk River. There is an electrical box at each end of the graveled parking area (Sites 1 & 2) with 20- and 30-amp plugs. Depending on the time of year (warmer months) a water container with a limited amount of non-potable water is on site for your use. Please plan on filling your water reservoir prior to arriving at the site. There is also an outhouse, picnic table, and a fire ring. We are located just minutes away from The Caverns, South Cumberland State Park, Bigfoot Adventures, and many other attractions. The graveled camping area is fairly close to Hwy 50 so please expect to hear some road noise. Need firewood? Please let us know at least 48 hours prior to arrival and we can coordinate to have it delivered to your campsite before you arrive, enough wood for the night (and then some) $35.
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205 ratings · 154 reviews
Samuel A.recommends
June 4, 2024
Elkhead Overlook Site #1
beautiful spot and beautiful view!! super easy for tent campers and people looking to getaway, definitely a change of pace from chicago. definitely will come back!
Shavon P.recommends
May 21, 2024
Elkhead Overlook Site #2
Camping in the jeep for the 1st tim
Had a great time! Love the location... weather was not on our side! But loved how Sonya checked in on us. Will definitely come back again soon!
Quincy A.recommends
May 10, 2024
Elkhead Overlook Site #1
The spot is absolutely amazing and beautiful, our host was very responsive when I messaged her about trying to get a little bit of firewood from someplace local I didn't have much luck finding any but Sonya at least provided me with a few places to check, for one night of camping we made due with what we gathered locally, it's a bit rocky for just tent camping but was able to gather a few pieces of lumber that was on site to use as an improvised platform for our tent. If I ever go back to the area for another visit I will most definitely try to book this spot again, I'd love to bring my kids there to see the mountains and local waterfalls 👍👍👍 I should note there is water and electric hookup but wasn't able to get water for some reason 🤔 not sure if it was due to operator error (me) or if it just wasn't turned on that early in the season but overall everything else about the site was flawless 👍👍🌟🌟🌟🌟 out 5 stars
Alex P.recommends
May 6, 2024
Elkhead Overlook Site #1
Great site. Conveniently located to the caverns. Site had power for our 22 foot trailer. Awesome view. They have water spigots and a well head but it looks like they never finished hooking them up. Not a big deal for us. I think the site said no water anyways. Would definitely stay again if we are visiting the area.
Morgan H.recommends
April 29, 2024
Elkhead Overlook Site #3
Beautiful site! Excellent views! The parking situation was a little iffy but, the other campers helped us back in! The incline is steep but, I was able to handle it without a problem in a boot. Our favorite part was the natural fire pit, the winds were high but, it helped reflect a lot of heat! You can hear the music playing at the caverns but, they were done around 11pm. We will keep this site in mind for next year!
Zane L.recommends
April 27, 2024
Elkhead Overlook Site #1
Elk #1
Beautiful view! Close to all the trailheads. The road noise was mentioned in other reviews but it’s really not bad. We slept great! You can still hear the birds and the wind in the trees. 30A Power access was a plus.
Pelham, Grundy, Tennessee, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Sonya S.Joined in September 2020
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