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Running Water Creek

· Guild, Marion, Tennessee
120 acres hosted by Thomas M.
2 lodging sites · 20 RV/tent sites
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Running Water Creek is a unique, fully off grid campground just 20 minutes to downtown Chattanooga. We have 80+ campsites spread out over 120 acres. Most of the roads are accessible in any small car, but some roads require 4x4 (they're marked with a sign). We have a bath house with toilets, showers, and sinks and even offer hot water! Our well and cabins are all solar powered as we are not on the electric grid. Some info about the property: -we DO NOT have water or power hookups -we have gravel roads with a 5 MPH speed limit on the property (if you drive too fast the roads will seem rough) -we are right next to a highway and train tracks so there will be some noise (some days are better than others and we have no way of predicting how many trains will/will not go by) -none of our campsites have picnic tables (please plan accordingly) -most campsites have fire rings built, but if you choose a site without one you need to build your own
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Guild, Marion, Tennessee, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Thomas M.Joined in September 2021
205 ratings · 152 reviews
Carmelle L.recommends
November 27, 2023
Running Water Creek Campgroud
Nice campground but a bit loud :)
We stayed here 3 nights with our teardrop camper. The campground was very pretty with enough flat spots at the time for us. I will say, if we didn't have our camper, it would have been pretty loud between the train tracks that were active most day and night, and the freeway traffic. We even got stuck on the campground side of the tracks for about 15 minutes trying to leave one morning because of a train, lol. The bathhouse was kept clean and showers were hot, although I only took one because it was pretty chilly during our stay. My husband took several. Separate men's and women's bathrooms with two shower stalls in each. I'd recommend bringing bath shoes as the showers were just concrete floors. We saw coyotes running through camp one morning, and hardly any other campers this time of year. Halfway through our stay, one of the a-frame houses got rented, but we didn't really see that many more people. Looks like there's a really nice central camping and gathering area with a bandstand and place to host larger groups of people. There were tables, chairs, and a grill you could bring a propane can to and hook up. Other things to note, when you drive up to the campground, you have to cross train tracks, and in front of a house that owns chickens, roosters, and other birds that run loose around the property. We had to shoo a couple of them out of our way driving in and out. Overall a great stay, glad we had our camper to block out some of the sound while sleeping.
Scott S.recommends
November 24, 2023
Running Water Creek Campgroud
We made a late entry. Took a minute to find a site. The camp was on a beautiful piece of land. Sites spread out adequately. Showers and restrooms were clean. Wish we had the time to explore it a little more. Gate box was a little tricky, but persistence pays. We would definitely stay again.
Amber W.recommends
November 23, 2023
Running Water Creek Campgroud
Cute spot in an area that is hard to camp in! Everything else is much farther away from Chattanooga or is always full. So happy to find this opening last minute. Clean bath house. Had a fire ring, nice picnic table.
Skater C.recommends
November 22, 2023
Running Water Creek Campgroud
Best camping place I been too
Me and myfriend really enjoyed this place it was very nice and quiet and very well maintained. I would recommend people to come here and it is on the cheep side too since we found it last minute. And if you like trains the train tracks are right next to the campsite.
Tim B.doesn't recommend
November 19, 2023
Running Water Creek Campgroud
Loud location.
The place itself was fine. But, it was loud. The location was near the interstate and near the railroad tracks. Since there is an uncontrolled crossing to get onto the property every single train sounds the horn multiple times as it approaches and rolls through. In short, between truck exhaust brakes and train horns, I got very little sleep.
Laura H.recommends
November 19, 2023
Running Water Creek Campgroud
We had a great time here. The bathrooms were clean and perfect and plenty of campsites to choose from. We have two small kids that loved running around in the grass and over the bridges.
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