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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Blue Heron Landing

6 sites · RVs, Tents358 acres · Lobelville, TN
Blue Heron Campground was once home to the Cherokee Indians. Property is surrounded on all sides by water and has a mile and a half shoreline on the Tennessee river. Just to the North begins a designated 20 mile Wildlife Refuge following the river. It is 340 acres to roam and has rich farmland that has also grazed cattle. People's landing is now the swim beach and sand boat ramp. It was a port of commerce when the main types of transportation, prior to good roads, were the steamboats, ferry boats, and trains.  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, fishing or just watching the boats and barges  go by. Enjoy! Learn more about this land:Blue Heron Campground is primitive camping with no services located 10 miles west of 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 boats going by. Hopefully a beautiful sunset over the river to end the day.
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Pleasant Exchange Farms

1 site · RV10 acres · 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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Lazy Acres Lake

9 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · 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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I 40 Hideaway

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

2 sites · Lodging3 acres · 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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RV Lots at Natures Cove

13 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · 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’t 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 “cove site.” 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’s (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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Peaceful Hills Retreat Campground

34 sites · RVs, Tents97 acres · 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’s 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’s 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’s 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’s 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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warrior Outpost Medicinal Farm

2 sites · Lodging16 acres · 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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Wooded and hilly

4 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Lexington, TN
Learn more about this land:Stay on hilltop or in the woods. There are no “pre-made” campsites so you are on your own as far as the woods go. However, the hilltop is an easy place to camp.
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Camping Tennessee River 5 min away

1 site · RV1 acre · 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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Lisenby’s Property

35 sites · RVs, Tents42 acres · 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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Shalom Selah Hills

2 sites · Lodging28 acres · Cedar Grove, TN
Located just north of Jackson Tennessee, between Memphis and Nashville we found this little piece of heaven to share. Come experience rustic camping amongst the Pines and Cedars of our 28 acre forest. Hike the trails with plenty of wildlife and beautiful rolling hills of many native trees. Just 8 miles north of us you will find the beautiful Carroll County 1000 Acre Lake featuring swimming, boating and fishing. Just 14 miles east of us is the Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battle site and park. Plenty to see and do. Come check us out. Find serenity and peace hereLearn more about this land:Located just north of Jackson Tennessee, between Memphis and Nashville our family found this little piece of heaven to share. Come experience rustic shelter camping amongst the Pines and Cedars of our 28 acre forest. Fall is beautiful here! Hike the trails with plenty of wildlife and beautiful rolling hills of many native trees. Just 8 miles north of us you will find the beautiful Carroll County 1000 Acre Lake featuring swimming, boating and fishing. Just 14 miles east of us is the Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battle site and park. There is plenty to see and do. Our first camp site offers a shelter, fire ring, picnic table, preparation table, and lanterns. We also provide complimentary citronella candles for lighting and bug repellent. Look no further. You have found a place of shalom shalom to Selah ~ perfect peace to rest.
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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’ll 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. 
  • 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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