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Moonlight Ridge

· Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee
28 acres hosted by Louanne G.
1 lodging site · 1 tent site
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Private primitive campsite on North White Oak Creek. Bring your fishing poles and hiking boots! This site is right in the creek with a raised area to set up a tent and a lower area on the bank. There is a small fire ring with a tripod for cooking, a few cooking utensils, roasting sticks and three folding chairs for your use. Picnic table was available but was dept down stream a few months ago!!! Bathroom is a pop up shower tent with a bedside chair and bucket. I will provide disposable gel bags I just tried them sealed, placed in garbage bag and deposited in receptacle at the end of the trail upon check out. Dry firewood is available for purchase. There is plenty of small branches around for kindling. Do not cut down any live trees. Do not use firewood from the small cabin area. At night enjoy the sounds of passing coyotes and the watch the flashing lights of the of lightening bugs fluttering around. You may even get lucky and see glow worms and glowing mushrooms in the area certain times of the year. There is also an area where hundreds of hummingbirds abound! They will hover in front of your face as you pass by, this also depends on the season and when the flowers in the marsh are blooming. The old O&W Trail crosses my property. For those who are true explorers you can follow the trail East into Big South Fork. This part of the park is unmaintained so a lot of tree dodging and climbing small rock slides may be required. This section of the trail is rarely traveled so chances of seeing a human is slim and wildlife is great. Please stay on the trail until entering the park as it is private property on both sides of the trail. Swimming is at your own risk. There are branches under the water that cannot be seen but my girls swim there almost daily during the summer. You are free to wander the property just be aware of your surroundings. I do have snakes, spiders, ticks, mountain lion, coyotes, bobcat, wild hog, beaver, otters, mink and a momma bear with cubs in the area. Driving to the parking area for the campsite is a narrow, steep, rutted and can be muddy trail thru the woods. Before booking please know it is recommended to have a vehicle with clearance and 4 wheel drive. A mustang will NOT make it!!! I do have a 4x4 to transport if needed providing you pitch in for gas cause she does drink a lot, about $10 with each time she goes down there, or you are welcome to park at the top and hike down. I have a wagon to haul gear. Once at the parking area there is a short easy walk thru the woods to the campsite. Driving to the campsite is not possible. I try to keep it as natural as possible.
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Jamestown, Fentress, 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 Louanne G.Joined in July 2017
12 ratings · 9 reviews
Rachel D.recommends
July 7, 2023
Private camping right by the creek!
We loved this camp spot! Super pretty right by the creek and Louanne was absolutely wonderful! Will definitely go back to this little slice of heaven!
Marla F.recommends
June 20, 2023
Offgrid and secluded
Louanne's place was everything I was looking for!! Private, very secluded, no cell service, quiet and somewhat spooky! The days were on the cooler side so we didn't get to play in the creek. We heard coyotes yapping super close by the first night but they were the only critters we heard, didn't see any other wildlife unfortunately :( We visited Colditz Cove which was absolutely magical and only a short drive down the road. Louanne was a wonderful host and we will Definitely be back!
Stewart G.recommends
May 29, 2023
Friendly host such a lovely site to camp that feels very private!
Mitch K.recommends
October 3, 2022
Beautiful property near BSF sights!
Gorgeous campsite on a creek, located within minutes of several landmarks in and near Big South Fork. My personal favorite was Colditz Cove, a striking waterfall and swimming hole just ten minutes from the property. Twin Arches was about 20-25 minutes away. Tons of good stuff really close. If you ask Louanne will provide a list of recommendations. Our visit was in late September and there were minimal mosquitoes. Temperatures ranged from highs in the upper 60s during the day to lows in the lower 40s at night. Louanne was extremely accommodating and helpful. Thanks Louanne!
Andrew S.recommends
April 30, 2022
Absolutely wonderful host. Enjoyed seeing the deer and listening to the Creek babble
Jordan W.recommends
October 3, 2021
Peaceful Place to Unplug
We enjoyed our stay at Moonlight Ridge. Louanne was extremely kind and answered all my questions about the place before booking. I realized on the way there I had left my tent at a friends place. I remembered Louanne offered a tent rental so I notified her. She had the tent waiting for us at the campsite when we arrived. There was some muddy spots getting in and when it started raining we were afraid we were going to get stuck, but our cars made it out just fine. We have small SUV’s a Subaru and a Volvo. I think any car that isn’t super low to the ground can make it. The campsite itself is super peaceful and right next to a creek. It’s cold so I didn’t get in, but my dog went for a swim. Theres no service which makes it a great place to unplug. There is service just up the road which was perfect for when we needed to route ourselves to a trailhead. There’s plenty of trails nearby in Pickett and Big South Fork. I’d stay here again and would definitely recommend staying at Moonlight Ridge.
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