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Camp Nashville Highland Rim

9 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Goodlettsville, TN
Primitive camping near Nashville at a secluded hilltop nestled in a hardwood forest. Flat areas for tents, trees for hammocks, car / van camping. Drive to site. Choose favorite of multiple unique sites upon arrival. First arrive, first choice of available camping spaces. Sites are not numbered or pre-assigned. Camping guests supply camping gear. Amenities: 2 community water hydrants, community vault toilet, fire pit at each site. Firewood bundles available for additional fee. Outdoor hot water heater for shower Apr-Oct, except freezing temperatures. Kid friendly. No extra charge for children. (check to be sure not charged for children if selecting +x). Pets permitted under owner supervision, campfires allowed, Trash policy is carry in / carry out. Please do not leave trash. Camping location north of downtown Nashville on a ridge at a higher elevation overlooking Nashville. Camp away from noisy highways, convenient to I65 and multiple amenities, grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops . 5 miles from three I65 exits. 14 miles from I24. 18 miles from I40. 18 miles from Nashville downtown riverfront. Uber or Lyft to Nashville available. Quiet hours after 10PM. If you're hanging out or arriving after 10PM.... keep it quiet for guests turning in by 10PM.
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Wooded Farmland

20 sites · RVs, Tents110 acres · Nashville , TN
Young aspiring orchard vineyard biodynamic 110 acre farm woods mountain and fields. There is tons of secluded wildlife to explore , ponds and mountain trails, and groves. We have porta potty on site. Picknick tables and a fire pit and wood grill you can use . Cedar, maple, oak, poplar Gardens lavender fruit trees trails pigs, goats, cows, deer, groundhogs, ducks.
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Flora and Fauna Camp

10 sites · RVs, Tents102 acres · Tennessee, TN
Once a place where Whisky was made under prohibition, the regulators came and bashed down the stills that are still standing along the stream banks. This area was a bulwark for natives that hunted and fished along the stream banks, and there's artifacts that can still can be observed along the canyon where hikers can enjoy. Learn more about this land:Get away from the city and hike where others would love to hike yet have no access to! There's a lot to be discovered at Flora and Fauna Camp! Discover the canyon, stream, and much more!  It's blackberry season from June through the beginning of July, so if you'd like to pick blackberries that's a perfect time!
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Gypsy Camp. 1043 Gallion rd.

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Cumberland Furnace, TN
   Quite country side setting where campers have a beautiful view of valley in a rural farming community. Campers have use of gas grill for cooking, picnic table, fire pit and hot tub for your use at the main house.   Bathroom and shower available in main house.   Pets are welcome on a leash or can run with owner supervision. 
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Run-A-Muck on the Red River

15 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Adams, TN
As a child I grew up on the river, canoeing down Red River and even playing on this very piece of property.  Ten years ago my best friend and I started a canoe and kayak company to allow people to experience the same things that we experienced as children.  We have met thousands of people and had opportunities to become friends with many of them.  We look forward to seeing them every year.  Three years ago we were able to purchase this piece of property for the kayak company and watch it grow into more than we ever thought it would be.  It's almost surreal owning a piece of property that you played on as a kid.  We are very thankful to have it and share it with others, and hope that they'll have some of the same experiences that we have had on it.  Learn more about this land:Pitch a tent or hammock (where available) next to the Red River, across the river from Port Royal State Park and adjacent to the historic Trail of Tears. You can camp along the river or out in the open. Seven minutes from the interstate (exit 8 or 11 on I-24). You can fish or swim in the river, try local restaurants in Clarksville, or just hang out and enjoy being outside.
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Piccolo Farms Paradise Valley

1 site · RV, Tent9 acres · Nashville, TN
8 rolling acres of peace and tranquility 15 short minutes from downtown Nashville. Come stay at Piccolo Farms Animal Sanctuary’s Paradise Valley location, a working sanctuary with active pastures filled with goats, sheep, a donkey and even a few special pigs. Enjoy the stars, a camp fire, outdoor bar and entertainment space, or request an Uber/Lyft and enjoy access to all the restaurants, music, bars and entertainment Nashville has to offer…just a quick 15 min drive away … or stay put, and enjoy an evening filled with stars and sweet sounds of bleating goat or sheep as they hunker down for bed. There is a gas grill, washer/dryer, and a full sized refrigerator available for use if needed. We are located in Whites Creek Tennessee with food and live music just a mile or so up the road in Joelton if you are looking for alternatives to the hustle and bustle of downtown.
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Hidden Timbers Homestead

1 site · RV7 acres · Coopertown, TN
Hidden Timbers Homestead is a 7 acre campground retreat just 25 minutes outside the city of Nashville. With its open space and tall trees, it’s a private getaway still close to the action. The easy access and gravel roads give way to covered camping spots and quiet slips. The property also serves as a working homestead in its early years of development. On any given day you may be accompanied on your walks by our farm dogs or a chicken or two. Here you’ll find peace. It’s our goal that you leave revived and refreshed after hiding away for a few days on the homestead.
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Sacred Dog Ranch

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Fairview, TN
Our sanctuary is a special piece of history and a regenerative farm where living soil and pollinator banks combat climate change and revive the eco-system ! The cabin we live in was built in 1797 - which we have preserved and upgraded with fantastic antique decor, Rock N Roll flare and cutting edge street art. We encourage art, music and nature crafting! We take great pride in providing a magical creative space that is welcome to earthlings of all stripes! The June blooms are exceptional and the butterflies’ will delight... you will leave a little piece of your heart here on the farm❤️🐝🐶🧚‍♀️ Horse Back Riding available!
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Lost in The Woods

1 site · Tent21 acres · Clarksville, TN
Tent in the woods along West Fork River! We're excited to welcome you to our property.Over 20 acres to explore and use, with the Red River at your usage. Wildlife to look at, rolling hills to hike, and fishing and kayaking to name a few. Enjoy the scenery and enjoy the outdoors. We have worked hard to make our tent as comfortable as possible for your stay.
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Rhinestones & Outlaws Farm

1 site · Lodging25 acres · Ashland City, TN
Rhinestones & Outlaws farm is "Bonnie & Clyde" meets Rhinestone Cowboy. It's a rustic space with warm cowboy couture deco'r. You can have an exclusive  space with a cozy cowpoke bedroom, roomy bathroom & huge den with a bar with all the extras: darts, games, cable, wifi and sofa bed. Your also welcome to pitch a tent for less and be able to use the cabin space for a common place if not rented in it's entirety. We are located down some curvy roads to a stroll down the hill to the Cheatham Dam. There's a fire pit to warm up by or make some stores as a midnight snack. There's also a picnic table to nosh at or you can walk the land to the creek down below on the property.You will be greeted by the Queen Outlaw herself and she's usually available for Q&A's and/or can share an interesting legendary story or two... She also can for an extra price prepare meals or offer some extras you forgot in her cabin market.There's a marina near by and boat ramps down the hill at the Dam as well a beach to swim. It's a slight hide away from town but still close enough for a Lyft/Uber to bring you back from town night life.We are guarantee to greet you with a smile and a shot of whiskey if you dare! Our motto is to always make you "Sparkle & Shine" during your stay!
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Camping Off The Grid -Barbour Farms

2 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Woodlawn, TN
Barbour Farms Camp sets on the hallowed grounds of the historic Ol' Ledford Farm. Our Great-Great grandparents, Jim and Mary Ledford, purchased this farm in the early 1870s. At an additional cost you may request a guided tour of: "A Day in the Life of Jim & Mary Ledford." See were the historic Montgomery Co. Griffey School once set on property. View Jim and Mary's Ol' house seat and drink from the artesian spring where they got their water in the 1870's. Jim and Mary were quite industrious, along with their seven children. Picture their mule drawn wagon, sawmill, sorghum mill, and grist mill. Once upon a time, their family provided these services and many others to the community. Go to The Ol' Ledford Farm aka Barbour Farms on Facebook to learn more, and don't forget to follow us. So, totally unplug and enjoy a rustic back-country experience. All campers are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles.
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Pine Hill Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Burns, TN
100-year-old 22 acre Farm with community swing and fire pit. On site electricity and well water. Ample parking for events or weddings. Completely private and secluded property. Newly constructed bathroom dome and tiny home. Beautifully renovated farmhouse 40 minutes from downtown Nashville. Open and shaded camping available..
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When the temperature rises, you know what to do. Get in a body of water, stat! Whether you choose swimming or boating, let the waters of Cheatham Lake be your path to chillaxing. While you’re there, you probably want to check out the Cheatham Lock, where you can witness boats being lifted 26 feet up from the river below the dam, to the lake above the dam. Now that’s not something you see everyday! With numerous opportunities for hiking, hunting, and camping in the area, you might as well stay a while and really find your groove in the waters and woods. The best part is that this is all located only 32 miles outside of Nashville, TN. City-dwellers, those boats aren’t going to drive themselves. Just go already!

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