The best camping near Natchez Trace Parkway

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88% (6 reviews)

Tied closely to the history of the early United States, this road is both beautiful and educational.  

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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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$35
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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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$45
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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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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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$55
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Rewilding in East Nashville

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Nashville, TN
Rewild in the city, surrounded by 8 ft artistic concrete sculpture walls. Stay for an hour, or stay for 24 hours. Pitch a tent or your hammock for overnight meditation sessions (6-10 hours, self directed). Be one with the bamboo and the resident dogs: Rox a Million and Douglas Bear (who are usually naked). Rhythm Bird, the resident artist and host is usually topless and soaking up the sunshine as well. Things to Note: Clothing optional Alcohol allowed with responsibility Flushing toilet and sink available in the patio (1/2 bathroom) personal hot tub and hot shower available outdoors Fire pit & wood available for your fire medicine or campfire cooking Zero gravity lounge chairs available for sun and moon bathing Stores and Restaurants: There is a brewery and pizzeria behind the monastery (Smith and Lentz) Restaurants and food courts (Koi, Hunters Station, The Wash, Butcher and Bee, Hawkers, Joyland) Convenient stores and alcohol stores a block away, and grocery stores (turnip truck, aldi, kroger within a few minutes drive) Activities: From time to time there are community jam sessions, drum circles, full moon hot baths, ice baths that occur on property. If you’re here for the scheduled activities, you will be informed ahead of your booking and invited! Neighbors/Voyeurs: 2 properties over, there is a 3 story airbnb that can see into the sanctuary. You don’t have to change your behavior, just be aware of voyeurs. :) No-No: No drugs, smoking and vaping allowed on site ~ you can go to the alley, or your car.
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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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Wooded Nashville Nook

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Whites Creek, TN
Travel through the tunnel of trees to reach our property, only 14 minutes from Downtown Nashville. This cozy, creekside RV/camper spot backs right up to a wooded hillside. Enjoy a grilled meal next to the firepit under the stars, or head downtown to see the music stars. You're conveniently only a 5 minute drive from a small grocery store, live local music/eats, or the beautiful hiking trails/greenway at historic Fontanel. Our home is on the other side of the creek, so we're only a stone's throw away if you need us!
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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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Benjamin's RV Sanctuary

1 site · RV3 acres · Franklin, TN
Accessible from either I40, I65 or the Natchez Trace Parkway in scenic Franklin, TN come unwind and relax after a long day on the road. Pull your RV onto a cement pad surrounded by 3 acres of lush green splendor, uncork a bottle and let your dog roam. Owners Ruth and Chef Robert live onsite and are happy to prepare culinary meals to your liking under the stars (call for menu and separate pricing). The play area 3 Dwarf Goats and chickens are in the back of the property and make for a unique, fun time for children and adults as well! If you're rested and ready to explore, the Sanctuary is a quick drive to nearby trailheads, historic sites, distilleries and cafes. Have a road bike? The Sanctuary is directly on one of the best scenic bike routes! This 3 acre property is nestled in the quiet area of Franklin Tennessee, near Historic Leipers Fork and only 20 miles from Downtown Nashville.
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Priest Lake Property

10 sites · Tents12 acres · Rural Hill, TN
The property is located close to Longhunter State Park and Percy Priest Lake. Private wooded acres surrounded by three other farms. Close to Nashville and airport. The Volunteer Trail is great hiking. Plenty of fishing and wildlife . Come enjoy private and secluded nature that's convenient to three interstates and available year round.
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Survival Camp

1 site · Tent21 acres · Nashville, TN
Family property since 1917 just north of Nashville TN.  Learn more about this land:Just minuets from downtown Nashville, Survival Camp is the idea bug out training opportunity. You can go from high rise buildings then populated neighborhoods to dense forest within 10 minutes! Park, check in, find your spot and enjoy!
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Wild Meadows atop Rutherford County

5 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Lascassas, TN
25 years ago, we camped this spot and dreamed of building a house here. The view was so captivating. Needless to say, we’ve been here 20+yrs and still camping our land. Now we are sharing the beautiful landscape and remote feel that's so close to so much to see and do. We love where we are and we think you will too. Oh and I should also mention, you must love dogs. We have 3 plus 2 cats and chickens. Isolated or wide open. 1 tent or group camping. No electricity or water hookups. Free Access to water hose. We do not allow recreational motorized vehicles, firearms or bows. This is a peaceful serene getaway. We also have Airbnb rentals that consist of our home, that's also listed as "Wild Meadows atop Rutherford County", a travel trailer referred to as "Wildwood 17' Western RV and an RV listed as "Boutique RV at Wild Meadows". See trees, birds, lightning bugs and gorgeous views of Rutherford county. 5 min. from water. Swim, bike, fish, walk or run. Boating 15 min. from Percy priest lake. 10 min. from Cedars of Lebanon state park. 5 min. from Murfreesboro. 15 min. from downtown Murfreesboro. On the city square, there's live music first Friday every month. Fantastic farmers market sat mornings in the summer, starting in May. Checkout “Quarter Spring Farm” goat soap booth. Tell Heather hello for us. Her lemongrass and clove soap are my favorites. 30 min. from Nashville. 5 min. from Greenway walking trails. 20 min. from shopping. Hundreds of restaurants within a 20 min. radius. Championship soccer park 10 min. Sports com 15 min./workout or Olympic size pool w/slides and fantastic playground with Amazing handicap baseball field. Historic: Stones River Battlefield 20 min. Oakland’s Mansion 20 min. Sam Davis Home 20 min. Home of Middle Tennessee State University(MTSU)20min
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The best camping near Natchez Trace Parkway guide

Overview

About

This 444-mile scenic drive rolls through Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Historical sites abound along this route. It covers much of the same ground once known as the Old Natchez Trace. This travel corridor was often used by Native Americans and colonial settlers.

Given how long this road is, you've got plenty of recreation options. If you're a Civil War buff, schedule a stop at Tupelo National Battlefield in Mississippi.

This site marks an 1864 battle that saw over 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers clash. Take a break at Colbert Ferry Park when you reach the Tennessee River. It's a beautiful spot for a picnic by the water.

This is a popular thoroughfare for cross-country biking. If you're planning to tackle this challenge, though, come prepared! The summer months occasionally become dangerously hot.

Some remote sections of the road have no cell phone service. The road's inclines can also sneak up on you. Be sure to stay hydrated and always carry a map.

When to go

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a year-round destination, but spring and fall offer the most temperate weather, ideal for outdoor activities. Summer brings lush greenery but also higher temperatures and humidity. Winter is mild, though some facilities may have reduced hours. Avoid peak holiday weekends for a more serene experience.

Know before you go

  • Check the Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS, open from 9am to 4:30pm daily, for information and assistance.
  • Stay informed about weather conditions and potential closures before your visit.
  • Remember, the visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st.
  • For safety, familiarize yourself with the rules of the road and trail etiquette.
  • Accessibility varies across the Parkway, so plan accordingly to ensure a comfortable visit.

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