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Fern Gulley Camping

· Lobelville, Hickman, Tennessee
12 acres hosted by Janet & Donnie F.
1 RV/tent site
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
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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. Large grassy 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. Please ride respectfully around horse and buggy travelers or near homes. 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. Our own Donnie the Grill guy offers catering to your campsite. He's pretty famous around here for his grilled and smoked wings, mouthwatering meatloaf and baby back ribs piled high with two sides fresh from the garden. Just let us know if you would like to schedule your reservation. NOTICE: please text us if you book any add-ons because they need a bit of coordination and Hipcamp does not text us that you have booked an add-on. Fern Gulley 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 follow us on Instagram @treehouse_at_fern_gulley to see lots more pics and videos of the area.Pitch your tent along the banks of pristine Morgan Branch Creek. This is a secluded mature wooded area. Relax in a hammock while the kids splash in the creek. Local Amish farms carry produce and home goods in summer months. Country backroads are perfect for quiet walks. 20 minutes South of I-40.
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Lobelville, Hickman, Tennessee, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Chikashsha I̠yaakni’ (Chickasaw), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), and Ofo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Janet & Donnie F.Joined in May 2022
13 ratings · 12 reviews
Jason K.recommends
November 19, 2023
Fern Gulley Camping
Highly recommend!!
We stayed here last night with a group of 14, and it was absolutely perfect!!! The campsite is lovely- it’s situated between a hillside and a creek, and the kids were thoroughly entertained exploring both. This is beautiful country, and some of the best stargazing in Middle TN. We’ve stayed in over a dozen Hipcamps, and the tent sites are often a bit of an afterthought- not here! The hosts have really made it special with the lighting and fire pits. The toilet was clean and there are multiple flat tent spots. We also appreciated the gas stove- one less thing to pack! The most memorable part of our trip was the farm tour add on. We rode around on the ATV to meet all the animals, harvest hazelnuts and persimmons, feed the pigs, and milk Sugar the dairy cow. I also highly recommend ordering the dinner option. Donnie has some serious skills in the kitchen! We had ribs, meatloaf, okra, squash, potatoes, and green beans. The portions were generous- we all went to bed full and happy. Don’t hesitate to book this one- Morgan Branch is truly a special place. We came in mid November and will definitely return when it’s warmer. Thank you, Janet and Donnie!
Emma B.recommends
October 30, 2023
Fern Gulley Camping
Beautiful campsite with a lovely creek that was shallow enough for our kids 3-7 years old to play in by themselves. The rope swing was quite the hit with our littles, too. The porta potty was as clean as they come and seemed to have been serviced recently. The host was responsive and kind in messages. We did have some trouble getting stakes into rocky ground, but we were able to find some places that worked. We had the whole area to ourselves, but I’m not sure I would want to camp here if there were other campers since the sites are close together. For the most part, it felt secluded other than being right off a road with a surprising amount of loud 4-wheeler and truck traffic late at night. We would definitely return here and enjoyed our stay!
Paul S.recommends
October 15, 2023
Fern Gulley Camping
Fern Gully was a lovely secluded spot, we would happily camp here again!
Max J.recommends
October 9, 2023
Fern Gulley Camping
Wow, what a magical place!
Our group loved tent camping at this spot! It was our first time camping and this place exceeded our expectations. It was very private and absolutely beautiful. The firewood provided and the unlimited fresh spring water you can drink was a huge plus. The drive there was gorgeous and the directions led us right to the camp spot.
Rachel R.recommends
September 18, 2023
Fern Gulley Camping
Our family was enchanted with Fern Gulley. The setting was absolutely beautiful and the creek made for hours of play. We felt safe and at peace there. The hosts were so kind and accommodating. We hope to be back very soon!
John S.recommends
September 4, 2023
Fern Gulley Camping
Serenity in Nature
Secluded spot and very serene. Not having cell service was a blessing in disguise. Our group with kids appreciated the family friendly touches like the swings and the slide. There was plenty of space for multiple tents and the creek was refreshing. We are already talking about our next visit!
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