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Little River Adventure Company

34 sites · Tents40 acres · Fort Payne, AL
Our 40 acre ADV base camp is top rated by riders, climbers, paddlers, cyclists, hikers, and explorers visiting the Little River Canyon National Preserve, DeSoto State Park, and Lookout Mountain area. We are also a Destination Yamaha Location renting bikes and ebikes. No RVs or heavy vehicles please.
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Woodybrooke Farm Campground

12 sites · RVs, Tents650 acres · Ider, AL
FREE CANOE RENTAL with any booking for Spring 2024!! Pristine property with 4 stocked fishing ponds. Camp privately beside the water and relax in the canopy of our certified Alabama Treasured Forest. Swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife and bird watching. Amenities and activities available at Woodybrooke: *4 stocked ponds with bream and bass for fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking. *On-site canoe, jon boat and kids' kayaks rental available. *Firewood for campfires for purchase or wild harvest *Pristine private camping in a certified Alabama treasured forest on the southern edge of Cumberland Plateau *Hiking, biking, and wildlife watching opportunities *Potable fresh spring water available year-round. Complimentary coffee and tea. available for purchase farm-fresh eggs. *Hot outdoor shower, composting toilet, and community kitchen with drinkable spring water from the spigot and electricity ay community kitchen. *Electrical available at sites 6, 7, and 8 *Wi-Fi at commons area. Located a short distance renowned Cloudland Canyon, Little River Canyon, DeSoto State Park, Lookout Mountain hang gliding, horseback riding and the artsy community of Mentone Alabama. Located 35 minutes from Chattanooga on southern edge of Cumberland plateau. Easy drive to amazing overlooks. We are 97 miles from Atlanta, 107 miles from Birmingham, 120 miles from Nashville located 5 minutes off interstate! GPS location is 34.70560* N, 85.61740*
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Running Water Creek

23 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · Guild, TN
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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Quail Run Farm

13 sites · Lodging, Tents120 acres · Chattanooga, TN
We have a working farm with sweeping views of Lookout mountain and only 12 minutes from all the comforts of downtown Chattanooga. Our expansive 120-acre property provides campers with the freedom to choose their camping spots anywhere on the farm. Farm animals include horses, cattle, hogs, chickens, goats, bees, stocked ponds, gardens and much more. We have strategically placed signs throughout the property to help you identify potential neighbors. If you desire the company of ducks, consider setting up camp near our picturesque duck pond. For those who prefer the rustic crowing of roosters to a phone alarm, we have four chicken coops dispersed across the farm. Our horses freely roam the front pastures. The cows enjoy grazing on lush grass and taking refreshing dips in the ponds. They also relish watching the sunset from the hill's vantage point, as it offers the best view on the farm. We are a working farm with staff tending to various jobs throughout the day. We have a map to show some of the popular locations campers have enjoyed in the past, but it is first come first serve. We intentionally leave some of our fields uncut. In some fields, the grass can come up above the knees. If you are picky with the grass, these are pastures on a farm and we do not cut them. We leave that to the animals to take care of. All of our staff are super friendly and happy to help guide you to the best camping spot and answer any questions. In searching for your campsite please note that there may be livestock in and around certain areas as we rotate pastures. Please respect farm rules and do not camp in a pasture with cattle and do not enter any gated area. Potable well water can be located from the blue spigot outside of the staff housing area. Fire rings and chopped wood are ready for you to borrow and return by the outdoor shower area. Our outdoor shower is located by the yurts. We are almost finished building our outdoor bathroom facilities, if you visit before they are complete please use the blue pop up tents or the barn toilet for a real rustic feel. If you are interested in a more posh experience, we have yurts and tiny homes for rent. You may also rent the pool if available and in season. Embracing farm life is not just an adventure but also a valuable learning opportunity, whether you're a family or an individual seeking a taste of the countryside lifestyle. We hope to see you soon on the farm!
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Dark Hollow

7 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Crossville, AL
Dark Hollow Park provides beautiful, private, and secure primative campsites. Potable water and a composting privey are available. The camp host is on site if there are any questions. There is a one-mile hiking trail, a small stream and waterfalls located a short hike down into Dark Hollow. The Hollow is rich in history. There is a small Amphitheater in the bottom of the hollow where permanent water remains year round. Dark Hollow has played many rolls from sancuary to battleground over the years. There are numerous activities with in a short distance.
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The Cynefin Luxury Bell Tent

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Mentone, AL
***Update, we are building a cabin on the property. During the week for the there may be construction noise. We are discounting our weekday rates during construction.*** About this space We invite you to our little slice of paradise! Enjoy the natural beauty of Lookout Mountain in Mentone, AL. Folklore Forest has 270 feet of Little River Frontage for you to enjoy. Considered to be the purest, natural flowing river in the state, bring your fishing gear and kayaks. Listen to Pipwild Spring trickling over the mossy rock waterfall. Sit at the water’s edge under canopies of rhododendrons and holly trees, and sit at your campfire and view the stunning starry nightscape. The space Our 4 meter canvas bell tent offers a cozy 132 sq ft of space which can accomodate a twin size mattress in addition to the provided queen bed. Here's what you find inside: - Queen size bed with headboard, memory foam mattress, and antimicrobial waterproof cover. - Comforter, 4 pillows (with antimicrobial covers), and furry blanket. - Side table with reading material and games. - Wood camp stove (for heating the tent on chilly nights or cooking). - Heat powered stove fan. - Bundle of camp stove sized firewood. - Mr Heater propane space heater with 30 lb propane tank. - 6 person Coleman pop up tent. - Yoga Mat - Cart with coffee, silverware, plates, cups, bowls, French press, salt/pepper, sugar, kitchen and grill utensils, cutting board, and oven mitt. - Butane camp stove with fuel. - Battery powered fan/light combination. - Portable battery powered lantern. - Cast iron skillet, non stick skillet, medium sauce pan, small wok, and kettle. - 3 wash tubs. - Handmade broom. - 1 person hammock. Here's what you'll find outside: - Little red wagon to help you bring luggage down from the car or to gather firewood. - 6ft picnic table. - Cafe table and two chairs. - 2 Adirondack chairs. - Combination fire pit/grill. - Solar powered cafe lights. - Solar shower. - Camp toilet with bags and Absorbent Gel Liquid Waste Gelling and Deodorizing Powder - Trash can and trash bags. - 5 gallon Coleman water cooler. You need to bring: - Sheets - Towels and rags - Food - Toilet paper and paper products - Bug spray for summer months. Also recommended to bring: - Ice or dry ice - Extra wood (you can burn any fallen wood/twigs you find but don’t cut trees! - Cooler - Extra water (river water is pure but we always recommend boiling or filtering anything you drink) Guest access Folklore Forest is on 3 acres and has 270 feet of River Frontage at your disposal. Little River is considered to be the purest, natural flowing river in the state. Bring your fishing gear and kayaks. Sit on the rocks at the base of the waterfall under the rhododendrons and holly trees, and wade in the water in the warm months. Park on the side of the road in front of the Cynefin sign. There are solar lights illuminating the path to the tent if you arrive after dark. There you will find a "Little Red Wagon" that you can use to bring your luggage down. Other things to note • The river will rise and fall depending on how much rain we are getting. It tends to be lower late summer to early fall. We cannot guarantee water levels. • This is primitive off grid camping. There's no electricity or running water. We recommend bringing a portable battery pack to charge devices. • Please be respectful of any wildlife (there are white tail deer, raccoons, weasels, harmless black snakes, mink, foxes, coyotes, many birds, and the extremely, and we do mean extremely, rare black bear), while fishing in the little river is allowed, hunting is prohibited.
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Strattonooga

1 site · RV1 acre · Leesburg, AL
Lovely, forested, water front, 1/2 acre lot located on the best cove Lake Weiss has to offer. Water, sewer, and electric hookup for RV. Drive through access for campers. Private dock! Lots of fun just minutes away: Terrapin creek, DeSoto State Park, Little River Canyon, Pirates Bay Water Park all close by. Decks and docks restaurant is a short 2 minute drive or boat ride away. Cherokee Rock Village is a short 25 minute drive away.
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Haven of Hope

3 sites · Lodging14 acres · Fort Payne, AL
Named Haven of Hope, this 14-Acre Retreat Property offers Guests a peaceful experience near Little River Canyon National Preserve. Currently, Happy Glamper RV (sleeps 2), Peaceful Hideaway Treehouse (sleeps 6) and Serenity Escape Treehouse (sleeps 6) are available! Explore waterfalls, parks, shops, and restaurants. Relax by your own private fire pit with a cup of coffee and enjoy views through a canopy of trees. Take a nap in your own private double hammock. There are two easy walking trails - each perfect for picnics on the ground and access to a swing-for-two in the woods! One trail leads to a rippling brook that runs through the property. Deer and turkeys are spotted often near the creek! Renew, refresh, and be restored! Not long after you turn onto the private road that winds through the 14+ acre retreat called Haven of Hope, you will see Serenity Escape Treehouse on your right. Keep going and pass Rippling Brook Walking Trail on your left, and then Lost and Found Walking Trail on your right. Soon after, Peaceful Hideaway Treehouse will be on your left. Keep going up the mountain until you are greeted by the sight of a very large wooden deck and Happy Glamper RV under a permanent carport/awning shelter. Nearby is the Owner's temporary cabin and Sarsaparilla Lookout Workshop. And about 100 feet away are honeybee hives ("Haven of Honey - A Bee Resort").
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Camp Wise - Lake Weiss

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Cedar Bluff, AL
Welcome to our picturesque RV campsite, nestled on a sprawling acre of land with breathtaking views of the serene lake. If you are an outdoor enthusiast seeking adventure and tranquility, you have found the perfect destination. Our campsite offers a plethora of activities to satisfy your cravings for hiking, rock climbing, nature observing, and exploring scenic hiking trails that lead to mesmerizing waterfalls. For those who love the water, our campsite is a haven for boating enthusiasts. With convenient access to a boat ramp, fishing/boat dock, and picnic area, you can spend your days cruising the crystal-clear waters or casting your line in search of the renowned Crappie fish. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice, this world-renowned fishing spot will surely delight you. After a day filled with outdoor adventures, you can unwind and indulge in the local culinary delights at the numerous restaurants located nearby. From cozy cafes to fine dining establishments, there is something to satisfy every palate. At our RV campsite, we prioritize your comfort and convenience. We offer a spacious and well-maintained camping spots equipped with essential amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Whether you prefer a lakeside view or a more secluded spot surrounded by nature, we have the perfect spot for you. Additionally, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to assist you with any inquiries or recommendations, ensuring that your stay is nothing short of exceptional. We take pride in providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our guests. So, pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure at our RV campsite. Whether you seek thrilling activities, peaceful relaxation, or a combination of both, our campsite offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway. Book your stay with us today and create memories that will last a lifetime. • Dollar General @ the entrance of the road , as you exit Hwy 20. •15 Mins from Rome Ga • 6 Mins to Little River Canyon Wildlife Management Area & Little River Falls •16 Mins to Desoto State Park • 18 Mins to McDonalds in Centre •24 Mins to Hippie Hole (swimming spot ) • 32 Mins to Graces High Falls • 32 Mins to Alabama band Museum • 36 Mins to Collinsville Ala • 39 Mins to Cherokee Rock Village • 43 Mins to Screaming Eagle Adventures • 1 hr 27 Mins to Cathedral Caverns • 1 hr 41 Mins to Birmingham Ala. *No Dumping of Anything *Pack In / Pack Out *Any damage occurred to property at 120 County Road 901 , Cedar Bluff , Ala. 35959 will be billed to customer. *No Liability on behalf of Property Owner *No Liability for Damage to Renter’s Property * No Liability for Injuries or Death
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Joseph RV Camp

1 site · Lodging1 acres · Cedar Bluff, AL
Learn more about this land:Closed til further notice ..
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Hobbits Hideaway

1 site · Tent2 acres · Mentone, AL
Discover the ultimate getaway at Hobbits Hideaway! Immerse yourself in an unforgettable escape that promises a plethora of outdoor adventures, creating cherished memories that will beckon you back time and time again. Nestled within this serene property, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the valley, the soothing symphony of nature, glimpses of wildlife, and the distant melody of a passing train. Unwind around the campfire area, ideal for crafting delicious s’mores and sharing stories under the stars. Embark on exploration as you traverse the two-acre wooded brow property, offering scenic hikes that connect you with nature's wonders. For even more outdoor excitement, venture to Desoto State Park, where a tapestry of hiking trails, cascading waterfalls, perfect picnicking spots, kayaking adventures, biking trails, swimming holes, and fishing opportunities await. When you've had your fill of outdoor bliss, take a leisurely stroll through the charming town of Mentone. Discover a world of uniqueness in its antique boutiques, artisan shops, and delightful restaurants, adding a touch of local flavor to your retreat. Hobbits Hideaway is not just a destination; it's an experience that invites you to unwind, explore, and create lasting memories in the embrace of nature's beauty. Your ideal getaway starts here!
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Forest Pocket near Chattanooga

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Chattanooga, TN
Learn more about this land:A little pocket of forest near downtown Chattanooga... A small spot with a fire pit has been cleared out and ready to pitch a tent. Primitive camping, just a spot in the woods and a fire pit.  This spot is really close to downtown, about 5 miles. City noises can occasionally be heard but it is otherwise really peaceful spot. Private and surrounded by trees; You can camp deeper in the forest if you desire. There are no utilities or tent... just a spot to pitch your tent and beware of mosquitoes, Tennessee mosquitoes are something else.... 
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The best camping near Little River Canyon National Preserve guide

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This little river has a bit of everything for an adventurer and a family. Scenic views atop Lookout Mountain let you see the surrounding countryside and leave you in awe of nature's wonder. The meandering river has a waterfall, tide pools and bluffs overlooking the waterway. Pick a spot, any spot, in this nature preserve to have an afternoon picnic or an all-day hike.

Start your exploration at Little River Falls, a picturesque and tranquil area in the northern part of the park. This is where the canyon begins. The boardwalk overlook gives you a close-up view of the falls and the surrounding hillsides. The falls are great to see any time of year, but the autumn foliage makes this waterway sparkle from October into November.

If you fancy a scenic drive rather than a hike, follow route 176 along the western border of the preserve. Trees line some of the routes, so a canopy of color awaits you if you choose to drive. In the summer, the trees offer shade. Several scenic overlooks give you majestic views of the canyon below, so drive slowly and pull over to enjoy the splendor of the area. Overlooks are great places to eat lunch.

Little River Canyon is only open during daylight hours, so you should find a campsite somewhere nearby. The Fort Payne area has plenty of things to do aside from the natural wonder of the canyon, which means there are many prime camping spots in northeastern Alabama.

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