Join Fern Gully camping club and come have some fun with us. Just 20 minutes south of I-40, tucked away in the hills and hollers of Hickman County TN, you will find a secluded and peaceful little camping spot we call Fern Gully. The camping area is approximately 5 acres bordered on the south side by Fern Mountain and the north side by Morgan Branch Creek. At this time, we are offering 3 campsites in this location. Plenty of room for privacy between sites. Large grassy common area with access to the creek.
Price is for 6 per campsite. If you have additional kids, just let us know and you can bring 2 for the price of 1.
Pitch your tent along the banks of pristine Morgan Branch Creek under mature Beech, Poplar and Sugar Maples, string up a hammock or come in your camper van. Deer frequent the area in early morning and late evening. Barred Owls and Red-Tail Hawks can been seen gliding silently through the valley anytime. Butterflies and dragon flies dance over the sparkling springs.
Pets are welcome but for their safety and the safety of local farm animals we ask that you keep them leashed or under voice control at all times. Tank the little red very friendly Aussie may pop in for a curious visit as well.
Morgan Branch creek is perfect for the little ones to stay occupied all day splashing and exploring. Nearby Cane Creek offers larger swimming holes. Bring a kayak, canoe or SUP or rent one for floating Piney River or Buffalo River. Great fishing can be found at the Buffalo or Duck Rivers, both about a 20 minute drive from camp.
Explore the local farming communities. Next door to camp is a regenerative farm owned by a famous musician. Just message us for that contact info and a possible tour. You will also discover an abundance of local Amish farms selling fresh garden veggies & home goods (every day except Sunday’s) during the summer months.
4-Wheelers, ATV’s and UTV’s are a great way to tour the backroads of the Cane Creek Amish community. Enjoy quiet walks or bike rides on our chert (red gravel) roads. Cycling and motorcycle enthusiasts frequent the area spring and fall.
If you need a change from your camp cooking, make sure to stop into Cane Creek Market for the best ever deli sandwiches. (Closed Sundays). Drive on into Linden (20 minutes from camp) to Video Corner Cafe’ for gluten-free pizza, hamburgers or fresh catfish. Like Mexican, try Mi Pueblito and be sure to try out The Commodore Hotel for weekend live music and delish dinning.
Lobelville is 20 minutes from camp and offers Bold Wind Coffee Bar and Hott’s BBQ. Remember to visit Grinders Switch Winery while you are in the area too.
Fern Mountain hosts thousands of ferns that stay green year round due to the numerous natural springs flowing out from under it. Here is where you will find your pristine drinking water pouring out of the artisan well. It’s so fresh clean and tasty, you may want to fill up some extra to take home!
Cane Creek Community: 10 Minutes
Linden, TN: 20 Minutes
Lobelville, TN: 20 Minutes
Hohenwald, TN: 25 Minutes
Centerville, TN: 30 Minutes
Mouse Tail Landing State Park: 45 Minutes
Natchez Trace State Park: 45 Minutes
Nashville, TN: 1 hr 40 min
Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions during your stay and we look forward to having you.
Tennessee, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Second Chance Foundation F.Joined in May 2022
3 ratings · 3 reviews
September 25, 2022
Fern Gully Site 3
The area was quaint and inviting. You have the side of a mountain one one side. The creek hugs the campground. The porta potty was clean and included hand sanitizer, flushable wipes, bug spray, and Clorox wipes. Camp site three is the farthest back. It’s not secluded from the other campsites but you can set up your tent further back in the woods to create more distance at campsite 3. Included was a swinging piece of outdoor furniture next to the creek. There is a common area that has a hammock, table, and a swing. There are no amenities except the porta potty and lots of firewood. Janet was real easy to work with and is super nice. I highly recommend staying there.
September 24, 2022
Fern Gully Site 2
Beautiful pure drinking spring, gorgeous scenery, peaceful environment.
July 13, 2022
Fern Gully Site 2
Secluded paradise west of Nashville
Fern Gully in very rural Tennessee is a secluded, safe and primitive campground for tent camping and campervans with interesting local fun things to do.
My site was right beside one of the creeks and near a very cool sparkling spring next to a beautiful hill.
If you want to "get away," this is the place to do it. But don't plan to play video games all day; internet service is spotty. I was told I'd have to drive a half mile up either hill to get service which I didn't do. That's why I chose this place.
The family also provided a tour of their farm and their Amazon warehouse, which is one of their streams of income.
Chef Donnie grilled me an amazing steak served with fried okra, squash and Beefsteak tomatoes straight from his garden!
This would be a great place to take your street-legal ATVs to go visit the nearby Amish and Mennonite communities where they sell lots of vegetables and homemade goods.
The hosts, Janet and Donnie, were very gracious and communicative. I have already recommended this place to others and plan to go back in the future.