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Clayton Geneva Memorial Camp Ground

25 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Williamsburg, KY
Thank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read the entire description including our rules and regulations. Also be sure to view the site map. The gravel driveway to the sites is passable with any vehicle. We offer camping ranging from primitive tent sites, to an actual cabin. We have some construction going on currently on at the main cabin on the property. Construction takes place 9am-5pm daily. A deck & siding is being added. 10/1-11/15 Hikers, Horses and riders welcome, located a couple miles from Daniel Boone National Forrest, seemingly endless trails through some of the most beautiful country. Bring your canoe and kayaks. Located 16 miles from Cumberland Falls State Park. Located 11 miles from Sheltowee Trade Adventure Park. Located 11 miles from Kentucky Splash Water Park. Clayton Geneva Camp Ground began as a retreat for our family since the 70's. My grandparents, Donald Clayton Russell & Jewel Geneva (Davis) Russell, purchased this little piece of heaven to get away from the hustle and bustle of Cincinnati life. Judy was born in a little cabin just down the road. Judy & Don along with many family members have made cherished memories here over the years. We want to share its beauty with you and your family. Guests love staying here "We stayed in Birdsong cabin for the Halloween campout weekend. The cabin was ready for us upon arrival and very clean. We enjoyed the privacy of our covered porch and fire ring. The bird feeders hanging all around the cabin are wonderful to watch all the birds during the day. The community fire ring is close enough to enjoy with other campers, but not to close that we could hear anyone in our cabin. Amber and Michael checked on our needs many times during our stay. They hosted a chili cook-off that we greatly enjoyed and passed out candy to all the kids. Overall a great time and experience. We will stay here again."
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Low Meadow Farms

19 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Knoxville, TN
Low Meadow Farms (formerly Brown Bike Farms) is a serene four-acre meadow bordered by Burnett Creek. The campground is an easy distance to Downtown Knoxville and an even easier access to all that South Knox's Urban Wilderness has to offer. It uniquely offers a hint of backcountry camping without the 25-mile hike in. It is a great way to test the waters for primitive camping or an easy stop close to the city for a seasoned traveler. It is best suited for car camping, RVs, tent, and hammock camping. There are fire pits and picnic tables at each site with enough room for tents and RVs. Most sites have trees suitable for hammock camping all along the creek. There is potable water, firewood for sale, solar showers, and a bike wash stand all next to the covered communal area. Each standard site can accommodate 2 people to keep space between groups and lessen the impact on the land. Sites 10 and 13 can each accommodate 6 guests. If you have more in your group, we recommend reserving an adjoining campsite. Sites 1, 2 and 3 are off the main path to the left of the property, and still by the creek. Sites 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are all along the creek and gravel drive Site 10 is very private with creek access on three sides. Site 11 is private with creek access all along the front. Site 12 is up high on a hill, and Site 13 is open in the middle of the meadow.
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Rock Bottom Horse Camp

18 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Ewing, VA
We are open to all campers, no horse required. Our farm is beautifully located adjacent to the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. The White Rocks trailhead is within walking distance and is a very popular for both horseback riding and hiking. The campground has a great view of the White Rocks and is located just a few minutes from Hwy 58 making it a convenient stop if traveling through. The campground is equine friendly, bring your horse trailer and stay the night after a long ride.
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Patrick's Point River Camp

53 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents212 acres · Williamsburg, KY
Looking for a quiet peaceful camp on 212 acres in the Appalachians Mountains along side the Upper Cumberland River under a canopy of shade trees? We offer WIFI, hot showers, restrooms, kayaks, shuttle service, hiking trail, horse trail, wildlife stands, electric, water, easy access to the river, 130’ x 100’ covered pavilion, tent camping, cabins, RV sites, and much more. Whether you are looking for a unique swimming hole location, a place to go fishing, kayak access, hiking trails or just a quiet place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, we promise you will not be disappointed. You may wish to lay in a hammock along the river or under our covered 100 x 130 pavilion. We also have a beautiful creek to explore, very secluded and off the beaten path with lots of wildlife to enjoy. In addition to our relaxing atmosphere, this camp will also give you and your loved ones an incredible view to enjoy throughout your stay. Only 15.0mi via KY-90W by vehicle, 14mi by kayak to Cumberland Falls State Park with many hiking trails. One of the oldest original homesteads in the area, for nearly 150 years this gem has been in the family. We have shared it with many people over the years and would love to share it with you! These beloved woods are the remaining part of the once vast, Patrick homestead-started soon after the Revolutionary War. Our family ties and our roots grow very deeply along this river and these woods-we've been born and raised here and continue to strive to be good stewards of these lands. Pristine woods, trails, river access, and more! Located in the heart of the Appalachian and on the bank of the Upper Cumberland River. A truly tranquil place to enjoy exclusively, or to use as a basecamp for the unlimited adventures possible in this scenic area. Welcome and enjoy!
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Posh Mtn Camping w/Theater Hot-Tub

28 sites · Lodging, Tents25 acres · Jonesville, VA
About this space Enjoy amped up camping at this at this posh mountain escape! Here you can reconnect with nature outdoors while luxury furnishings and full amenities provide all the comforts of home inside a spacious, pet-friendly camper. Add in an epic outdoor entertaining area featuring a theater with 120” screen, hot tub, griddle, firepit, and deck and you have the ultimate camping adventure. Bonus – the site is located on 25 acres in the VA mountains with views of KY and TN! The space This pet-friendly, luxury camping experience is ideal for everything from weekend getaways to extended mountain sojourns. The camper’s interior is packed with all the necessities required for a comfortable stay: a full kitchen with Keurig coffee machine, hot and cold-water sink, microwave, refrigerator, stove, oven; large dining booth; comfy seating area; full bathroom with shower tub combo; 2 private bedrooms; A/C, heat; a flat screen Smart TV with streaming capabilities; and expansive windows that fill the interior with natural light. Outdoors is the ultimate entertainer’s paradise. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy theatre under the stars on the 120” elevated screen that can be seen from the entire site. Start mornings off with coffee and the smell of bacon sizzling on the outdoor griddle and end the days with a cold one from the kegerator. Every guest receives all the fixings needed for S’mores to roast on the firepit, and complimentary wood is provided that can also be used to cook up delicious meals on the classic campsite grill. With views for miles, wildlife sightings, and proximity to major area attractions, a stay here is without a doubt the best way to effortlessly experience the exciting world of “camping with benefits”!
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Creekside Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Tazewell , TN
We are just starting out as homesteaders. We have 50 beautiful acres to explore. In time we hope to have Copper Top Cabins, an event barn and a working farm. Come enjoy the peace and serenity that God has bestowed on us. Step out of the rat race and enjoy slow pace of the country, the scenery and animals. Or go fishing or ride your motorcycle on the many nearby motorcycle rides like Tail of the Dragon, The Mini Dragon, Copperhead Road and many others. The locals are friendly and the scenery is breathtaking. Come and relax and take in the fresh country air.Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent near the creek. Enjoy the sounds of rippling water, beautiful night sky and a communal campfire if you’d like. There are few amenities as we are just starting off. But we are flexible, accommodating and will allow use of our porta-potty and water well, if you need. Just ask for drinking water as we collect it in jugs at the spring for ourselves and will be happy to share. We have over 50 acres to explore and even an old log cabin if you care to brave the woods to find it.
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Rocky Meadows Farm & Recreation

2 sites · RVs, Tents65 acres · Blaine, TN
Rocky Meadows Farm is a beautiful, rural landscape located in Blaine, Tennessee. Formerly the land was used for the cultivation of tobacco, then pastures for grazing cattle. We have now adapted the property to accommodate you with a peaceful camping experience in this history rich area of East Tennessee!Learn more about this land:Rocky Meadows Farm is a beautiful, rural landscape located in Blaine, Tennessee. We have 65 acres for you to enjoy during your visit. Our property has about 20 acres of fields and 45 acres of woods.
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Black Fox Escape

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Luttrell, TN
We are gladly sharing our 25 acres of land with 2 campsites and one vintage camper for others to enjoy. There are 2 remote camping areas and both have access to a cleared field with plenty of space to relax and unwind. This is a beautiful place for stargazing away from the city lights. Wildlife sightings may include deer, turkey and a wide variety of birds. We welcome families; kids 12 yrs and under are free. Firewood is provided at no additional charge. Relax and enjoy your time in the woods. A simple composting toilet is provided for all sites to share. It is located behind the Vintage camper in a small, wooden outhouse.
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Retreat near Cumberland Gap Park

2 sites · Tents13 acres · Rose Hill, VA
Learn more about this land:13 acre property in Rose Hill, VA -- great if you like hiking up wooded mountains. Babbling brook across the road. Lots of wildlife to see (deer, coyotes, birds). You can camp on flat, open spots around the cabin or set up camp in the woods, if you prefer. 20 minute drive to Wilderness Road State Park; 25 minutes to Cumberland Gap National Park; 5 minutes to the Powell River. Plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Fantastic Amish market called The Dutch Treat is a 10 min drive. Beautiful country mountain twisting roads, fun for motorcycles.
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LAKESIDE GETAWAY ON DOUGLAS

21 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Dandridge, TN
Lakeside Getaway is a seasonal peninsula on Douglas Lake of primitive camping sites in historic Dandridge, Tn just 30 min from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. Come enjoy your boat, jet ski, or kayaks from our 75 foot boat dock and new concrete boat ramp for launching. Our large pavilion is a nice commons area with a wood burning stove and can be reserved for private parties. Call for more details and questions: 423-231-4094 or 423-231-9399 We have a new road not yet shown on maps. A very long gravel driveway between 2 houses, with a RED mailbox with blue reflective 1689 on post (looks residential from road)
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Camp North Star

10 sites · Tents5 acres · Harrogate, TN
Welcome to Camp North Star at Powell River Farm, where adventure awaits in the scenic hills of East Tennessee! Nestled along the riverbank, our campground offers primitive camping in an open field, providing a back-to-nature experience like no other. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life as you pitch your tent amidst the tranquil surroundings. With no RV camping or hookups, you'll truly be immersed in the great outdoors. Each campsite comes equipped with a fire pit for cozy evenings under the stars, and firewood is available for purchase to enhance your camping experience. Explore the natural beauty of the area with activities such as fishing, nature walks, birdwatching, and hiking. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife that call our farm home, including black bears, deer, turkey, and beaver. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a majestic bald eagle soaring overhead as it follows the course of the river. As a working farm, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness daily life in the countryside. Say hello to the friendly cattle, donkeys, and horses that roam the scenic hills surrounding the campground. Be sure to take in the spectacular views, especially during sunrise and sunset, and marvel at the beauty of the night sky as it twinkles above. For water enthusiasts, bring along your kayaks and tubes and embark on a leisurely cruise down the river, taking in the serene surroundings from a different perspective. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure or simply looking to unwind in nature's embrace, Camp North Star at Powell River Farm offers the perfect escape for your next camping getaway. We look forward to welcoming you to our slice of paradise along the riverbank!
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Yeary Valley Farms

9 sites · Lodging, RVs50 acres · Speedwell, TN
Yeary Valley Farms is in the heart of God's Country in Speedwell, TN. This area is known for it's beauty and majestic views that will take your breath away, and give you that relaxation you are searching for. Time slows down, and allows you to take part in many of our surrounding activities to ensure you find exactly what you are looking for. Are you looking to hit the trails on your UTV/Atv? Great! Yeary Valley Farms is 6 miles to Tackett Creek, and 12 miles to Royal Blue trail access, so you can choose which style of riding you want to do! Ready to catch some rays, and relax on Norris Lake? Fantastic! Yeary Valley Farms is 2 miles from the Public Boat Launch where you can get to multiple marinas, partake in watersports, or catch some of the best fishing in the area! Maybe you're looking to just relax and spend time with your loved ones and experience the simplicity of Farmlife. We, also, offer beautiful cabins for your family to stay in, with all of the amenities you could want! Sit on the back porch while watching the sunset, interact with the miniature animals, or sit by the firepit and see the brightest stars you've ever seen, all at Yeary Valley Farms!
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You can stand in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia at once here. (Or at least jump back and forth between them!) Drive up and take a walk up to Pinnacle Point to enjoy stunning views, especially if you come in the fall to see the changing foliage. Sunrise is also spectacular, but check to make sure the park gates will be open before you get up early. Everything is very handicapped-accessible.

Rangers are friendly, helpful and full of information. Check out the short movies at the Visitor's Center to learn about the area and its importance to our nation's history. It's all very kid-friendly—they'll probably enjoy seeing the banjos and dulcimers at the Visitor Center, and then walk away wanting to be like Daniel Boone. (Raccoon cap optional...maybe.)

You can find plenty of short trails to hike through the area. Pick up a trail book at the Visitor Center, or ask the Rangers for help. The hike to the Tri-State Peak is pretty easy. The Daniel Boone hike is a little more challenging, though it's only steep for about a quarter mile.

When you're looking for a place to stay in the Appalachian Mountains, Hipcamp has you covered. Pitch your tent along the Cumberland River or in a meadow where you'll find deer grazing in the morning. Check out studio apartments, primitive shelters, and cozy cabins, all available from Hipcamp.

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