The best camping near Natchez Trace State Park

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With views at every turn, Natchez Trace is a must-visit for nature lovers.

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Lazy Acres Lake

9 sites 路 RVs, Tents40 acres 路 Lexington, TN
Lazy Acres Lake is located 11 miles from interstate 40 in the beautiful farming community of Chesterfield, Tennessee. We have an abundance of wildlife including our own team of Khaki Campbell guard ducks and a piebald whitetail buck named Lucky who enjoys hanging out by the levee. Lake access is included with each site reservation. Life jackets required at all times for those with paddle please. Camp sites 1-3, the boat ramp and main parking area are located at the main entrance and offer gravel roads and parking. Look for the LAL logo on the left gate post. Camp site #4 the hiking trailhead and our back country campsites are located at the east entrance. Look for patriotic fence post near the road. If you end up traveling a long paved road that leads to a boat ramp with lots of parking, you zigged when you should have zagged. Turn around and lazy acres is across from where that road ends. Follow the access road along the tree line down to the water. The hiking trail is to the east across the footbridge. Look for white AT style blazes for trail markers. The blue blazes leading to each campsite. * All gates are open 24 hours when campers are present.
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Blue Heron Landing

6 sites 路 RVs, Tents358 acres 路 Lobelville, TN
Blue Heron Campground was once home to the Cherokee Indians.聽Property is聽surrounded on all sides聽by water and has a mile and a half shoreline on the Tennessee river. Just to the North聽begins a designated 20 mile Wildlife Refuge following the river. It is 340 acres to roam and has聽rich聽farmland that has also grazed cattle.聽People's landing is now the swim beach and sand boat ramp. It was聽a port of commerce when the main types of transportation, prior to good roads, were the steamboats, ferry boats, and trains.聽 Just north of People's landing used to be a post office and small store at Daniel's Landing.The Tennessee River is one of only three rivers that flow North in the United States.People can now use it for camping,聽fishing聽or just watching the boats and聽barges聽 go by. Enjoy!聽Learn more about this land:Blue Heron Campground is primitive camping with no services located 10 miles west of聽Lobelville, Tennessee. There is a marina for supplies within 3 miles. You can camp right on the shoreline of the Tennessee river and enjoy the river for fishing or swimming. Take a 20 mile day trip to Loretta Lynn's ranch or go 70 miles to Nashville. Enjoy 358 acres to hike and explore open meadows and forest. Enjoy the birds and the聽boats going by. Hopefully a beautiful sunset聽over the river to end the day.
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Peaceful Hills Retreat Campground

34 sites 路 RVs, Tents97 acres 路 Lobelville, TN
Peaceful Hills Retreat 390 American Way Centerville, TN 37033 (Pleasantville) Looking for the perfect getaway, you will find some peace and quiet here! Only 14.6 miles from I-40 and located on 97 acres, this campground is surrounded by nature, very secluded and private. There is a crystal-clear creek that runs parallel with the driveway and fresh spring water flowing from pipe in the rock close to the entrance on American Way. The creek is bio-diverse, filled with fascinating species, and spring fed, which means it stays cool in the summertime. There are three beautiful homes which are able to be rented out as well. The A-frame log cabin at the top of the hill is called the lodge. The second home, which is a two-story brown log cabin, is where the host lives. The third home is the cottage. Long before these three homes were built, native Indians lived in these beautiful rolling hills and we have found many arrowheads right around the homes on this property. This is a special place and we are happy and honored to share it with you! Peaceful Hills Retreat, a family owned business, started in May of 2017. It all began when Jennifer鈥檚 brilliant brother booked a two-story home through Airbnb for Jennifer and the family for a week in the Carolinas. Their Airbnb vacation was a great experience, and she loved having a kitchen to cook in, while traveling with her large family. She gladly said goodbye to tiny hotel rooms. Linda and her daughter, Jennifer realized they desired to run a BnB, and watched the scattered pieces beautifully fall into place. Peaceful Hills Retreat is also a wedding venue. There are three beautiful spots for a lovely outdoor wedding. The waterfall site is a favorite. The lodge is a beautiful place for the reception to take place outdoors and the Honeymoon Cottage makes for the perfect getaway afterwards. At each home you may read a special book called A Soldier鈥檚 Child Foundation (ASC). This life-changing, wonderful foundation near Nashville, serves children all over our great nation who have sadly lost a parent who served in our military. ASC tremendously helped Jennifer鈥檚 family after the loss of their military soldier and Peaceful Hills Retreat donates a portion of their profits to this amazing non-profit. A Soldier鈥檚 Child Foundation removed the shame and sadness from our loss and replaced it with hope, honor. and love. A portion of our increase at Peaceful Hills Retreat goes to serve this cause to help other families. To learn more, to donate or to get involved, please visit: asoldierschild.org. If you have any other questions or if you need anything at all during your stay, please text us and we'll be happy to help. Hope to see you soon!
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I 40 Hideaway

34 sites 路 Lodging, Tents26 acres 路 Waverly, TN
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The Self-Care Campground (TN River)

2 sites 路 Lodging3 acres 路 Parsons, TN
Indulge in a 3+ acre campsite near the TN River designed to maximize your relaxation and self-care in nature. Choose your adventure by setting up camp on our spacious land or opt for the added comfort of The Self-CAIRSTREAM or The Self-Care Tiny Cabin. This woodsy getaway is perfect for those seeking a serene and secluded glamping experience. Our rentals are stocked with self-care essentials to enhance your stay, including lotions, face masks, yoga mats, custom organic tea blends, plush bath robes, and more. Unwind amidst the tranquility of nature and treat yourself to a rejuvenating escape
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Pleasant Exchange Farms

1 site 路 RV10 acres 路 Wildersville, TN
Our small sheep farm is conveniently located 3 minutes from I-40 Exit 108 (1.6 miles) We're committed to raising organic lamb naturally on pasture. Come enjoy a peaceful stay on our farm and also enjoy beautiful views of a neighboring 100-acre cattle farm. We're still working on building our farm store, but we typically have lamb meat and freeze-dried candy available for purchase. Eggs and home grown vegetables are occasionally available. RV Parking Area Details: -- 20/30/50 amp hook-ups -- Potable water via garden hose available upon request (no extra fee) -- Large rocked area (62' deep from edge of road to farm pasture gates) with plenty of parking for a vehicle(s) off to the side -- Large mature shade trees. -- BACK-IN parking LOCATED NEARBY: -- Parkers Crossroads Visitor Center - Learn about the historic 150th Battle of Parkers Crossroads -- Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads 4 min (2.2 miles) -- Parkers Crossroads City Park - 2 min (1.1 miles) Over 3 miles of paved walking trails, baseball fields and very nice new playground! -- Natchez Trace State Park: Pleasant Exchange Farms is only 6 miles from the edge/border of Natchez Trace State Park where you can hike, boat, fish and more. -- Dollar General Store/Market: 4 min (2.1 miles) -- Clarksburg Supermarket: 6 min (4.9 miles) -- Patty's Restaurant: 4 min (2.2 miles) -- Atzimba's Mexican Restaurant: 2 min (1.4 miles) -- Several gas stations and fast food restaurants 2 min away (McDonald's, Subway, Dairy Queen)
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warrior Outpost Medicinal Farm

2 sites 路 Lodging16 acres 路 Scotts Hill, TN
Warrior Outpost is a 16 acre medicinal Herbal farm in West TN. Surrounded by loads of history and activities it offers a meditative retreat from everyday life. At Warrior Outpost we are all warriors trying to succeed in life. We help prepare for the health crisis that will occur in your life. Through education and hands on conduits. You can experience taking care of your most valued assett... your life!
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Pat And Angie's

1 site 路 RV, Tent2 acres 路 Lexington, TN
Escape to the untamed beauty of Whiskey Ridge in Huron, TN, where 9 sprawling acres of wilderness await your adventurous spirit. Surrounded by pristine nature and breathtaking private views, this is the perfect destination for primitive camping enthusiasts seeking a true wilderness experience. Embrace the call of the wild as you pitch your tent amidst the rugged terrain, with wildlife as your only neighbors. Please note, this camping experience is strictly for adults aged 18 and above, and it's important to adhere to primitive camping guidelines for a safe and respectful stay. As you immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the land, remember that there are no amenities provided鈥攏o potable water, electricity, bathrooms, or showers. Leave no trace behind and practice responsible camping by burying waste, packing out trash, and prioritizing fire safety at all times. Firearms are permitted for emergency situations, but please exercise caution and respect for fellow campers and the surrounding environment. Whiskey Ridge is raw, untouched land, offering an authentic connection to nature as it was intended to be. During wet weather, a 4x4 vehicle may be necessary to navigate the terrain safely. Whether you're seeking a week-long retreat or just a few nights under the stars, we invite you to experience the wild side of nature at Whiskey Ridge. Come prepared to forge unforgettable memories and reconnect with the untamed spirit of the great outdoors.
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Camping Tennessee River 5 min away

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Parsons, TN
Learn more about this land:Hello, It is 1/2 acre of raw land. The land has an area that is cleared for living, the rest is forest type land. We have wild animals that come across land deer and other animals. We are about 5 minutes away from the Tennessee River where you can fish and bring your boat. The downtown area is about 15 minutes away from the property. This is a nice place to enjoy the outdoors and all the amenities around town! Not sure about how big of an RV can fit on the cleared part, had to guess.
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On the Creek Retreat

3 sites 路 Tents14 acres 路 Olivet, TN
Learn more about this land: Beautiful clear creek (flows through the entire property(14 acres) with a large, blue swimming hole). Lovely grounds to run and play on. Serene, quiet, peaceful and inviting. 10 min from Savannah TN (shopping, dining, hospital)- 15 min to the TN River in both Savannah and Clifton(centrally located)- 15 min to 鈥淯p the Creek鈥滽ayaking- 15 min to Ross Creek Landing golf course- Wide open/easy travel access roads-
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RV Lots at Natures Cove

13 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Clifton, TN
RV Lots of Natures Cove is a family-owned small business. We offer luxury RV camping in a private, waterfront, gated RV community. Our RV sites are extra-large and private with full hookups and fiber high speed WiFi . We are located two hours southwest of Nashville, TN in the charming small town of Clifton, TN. Our community sits on the stretch of the Tennessee River called the Kentucky Lake. The Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi river. It covers 160,300 acres and features 2,300 miles of breathtaking shoreline. Bring your boat and use our private community boat ramp. You can stop at the marinas located nearby for food and live music. If you don鈥檛 have a boat, you can rent one nearby. Kentucky Lake is a boaters dream with its clean water and beautiful scenery. Boat storage is included in your stay. Additionally, some of the best freshwater fishing in the Country can be experienced in the Kentucky Lake and is known for excellent fishing for large and small mouth bass, bluegill, white bass, catfish, and many more. You can fish directly from your site on most waterfront sites or use our dock. If you like to kayak, you will enjoy the tree-lined, calm, four mile long cove in our community. You can directly access the cove from your site when you stay on a 鈥渃ove site.鈥 We are open year-round. We offer nightly, weekly, and long term stays on all our sites. Please call or text for availability and for more information about each site so we can help you book the site that is best for you. We currently have two buddy sites that are extra-large with two sets of full hookups for two RV鈥檚 (we will be adding more buddy sites). We cannot wait to host you and your family. Hope to see you soon. Wishing you safe travels, RV Lots at Natures Cove 315-771-2757 or 303-522-4330
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Lisenby鈥檚 Property

35 sites 路 RVs, Tents42 acres 路 Sugar Tree, TN
Nestled atop an 18-acre expanse of secluded land, our property offers a tranquil retreat on a picturesque hill. Revel in the beauty of stunning sunsets and sunrises from our vantage point. Situated on an exclusive road, we guarantee unparalleled privacy as the sole occupants. Prepare to encounter a myriad of wildlife, surrounded by magnificent trees, blooming flowers, and breathtaking views. As an added bonus, we also own the adjacent lot, extending the experience with an additional 24 acres. We invite you to immerse yourself in the serenity of our property and appreciate the natural wonders it has to offer.
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The best camping near Natchez Trace State Park guide

Overview

About

Surrounded by views of the Tennessee River, Natchez Trace features hiking trails ranging from short jaunts to a 40-mile overnight trail, many of which wind through forest, fields, lakeshore, and streams. Visitors can learn about local history in the museum, choose from four fishing lakes, or head to the unique onsite wrangler camp. You鈥檒l find 250 miles of riding trails on the south end of the park in the Natchez Trace State Forest.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for RVs: Pin Oaks Campground is located on the shore of Pin Oak Lake, has hookups, and can accommodate RVs up to 80 feet in length.
  • Best for equestrians: Close to the equestrian center, you can camp with your horse at Wrangler Camping.
  • Best for tent campers: Cub Lake Campground, open seasonally, is divided into two sections and offers a more primitive experience.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Booking in advance is recommended and can be easily done online and up to one year in advance.
  2. Same-day booking is not available online, so you will have to call.
  3. Double-check your dates before booking: There is a non-refundable booking fee.

When to go

Natchez Trace State Park is open year-round and great to visit at any time (though some campgrounds close seasonally). The area is a popular spot for viewing the golden fall foliage in October and November. Overall, spring might be the best time to visit, as you can see colorful wildflowers in bloom and enjoy pleasant temperatures typically in the 60s and 70s.

Know before you go

  • Backcountry camping is allowed in four designated sites, although a permit is required.聽
  • Visit the Natchez Park Camp Store for gear, snacks, and other supplies.
  • Cell service is unreliable throughout the park, so be sure to download maps prior to arrival.
  • Only certified heat-treated firewood is allowed to enter the park as outside firewood.

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