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Greeter Falls Campground

60 sites 路 RVs, Tents24 acres 路 Altamont, TN
Greeter Falls Campground is open for business! We want to welcome all you happy campers to our timberland escape. Greeter Falls Campground is located less than a half mile from the Greeter Falls Trailhead, adjacent to the 16,000 acre Savage Gulf Wilderness area offering over 50 miles of well-marked trails for every skill level. The .08 mile Greeter Falls Trail loop connects you to three awe inspiring waterfalls as well as the nearby Blue Hole swimming area. We offer many recreational options to help you enjoy the area including Primitive Tent spots, furnished Yurts (Bell Tents) and RV/Travel Trailer sites (each with electrical and water hook-ups). Unlike many RV camps where sites are over-packed into a cramped trailer park setting, all our sites are ensconced within sparsely inhabited raw timberland; with less than 3 sites per acre versus an average of 10-15 nationally. Currently we offer over 50 campsites: 25 RV Sites: - 12 Premium RV and Travel Trailer Sites - FHU with Septic and/or "Pull Thru". - 11 Regular RV Sites with standard electric/water hook ups - 2 Premium RV Sites with Small Private Dog Parks 8 Furnished Yurts (Glamping) Sites鈥 on Wooden Platforms with Porches: - 4 11' x 11' Square Military Style Command Tents - 4 16' x 16' Square Military Style Squad Tents 17 Primitive Tent Sites: - 5 Primitive Tent Spots 鈥 Solo/Duo - 5 Primitive Tent Spots 鈥 Group/Family - 4 Primitive Tent Spots - Deluxe Group/Family with Water/Power - 3 Deluxe Group/Family Tent Spots on Main Campus with wooden platforms Come to Greeter Falls Campground to Retreat, Relax, Be Refreshed & Get Renewed Here is some useful information: 鈥 If you have any questions or need additional information, please Call:聽Our Camp Hostess at 1-800-MTN-CAMP聽(800-686-2267) Or by Email:聽Camp@GreeterFalls.com 鈥 Greeter Falls Campground Website: Greeter: https://greeterfalls.com 鈥 Greeter Falls Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greeterfalls/?hl=en 鈥 Directions Via Google/Apple Maps: Greeter Falls Campground. 180 Greeter Falls Road North, Altamont TN 37301 Thanks. We Look forward to seeing you soon!
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The Falls at Sewanee Creek

11 sites 路 Lodging, Tents45 acres 路 Tracy City, TN
45 private acres on our homestead for you to roam. Seven eclectic sites to choose from ranging from primitive camping to a lovely log cabin. All except the log cabin lovingly built by the owner, loaded with creative touches. Featuring: * Two gorgeous waterfalls. Each of our stay-sites are located within about 100-150 yards of Fifty-foot tall Miller鈥檚 Falls. * A large cave at the end of a short, but rugged hike. * A fairy Village filled with Hollow Oak Tree Fairy homes. The trees glow after dark. Magical. * Three acres for group camping centered on a well-equipped, covered outdoor kitchen. * Peaceful Meditation Retreats at the Outdoor Kitchen under brain-wave enhancing satellite dishes. * Certified Hypnotherapy Disclaimer: The flow of the waterfall is subject to fluctuations in temperature, seasonal droughts, & rain fall. The most favorable seasons for waterfall flow are fall, winter & early spring. We came to this magical place to found a self-reliant, homesteading eco-community when I retired from corporate life in 2006. It's called the Village on Sewanee Creek, named for the creek 800 feet below the bluff where we are located. I traveled the world as a senior executive for Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin' Donuts, Papa Johns, Blockbuster, 7-Eleven and other retail franchises, making the world safe for Pizza, Ice Cream, Pancakes Video Rentals and American convenience. And I was ready for something more fufilling. I scouted for a place of exquisite natural beauty and I found it here. I bought way too much land just before the real estate bust and learned how to turn a nice fortune into a very small one. I faced challenges and had lots of fun. Now I want to share our experience. It's the Village 2.0 for guests. Or not. Life in the city is OK as long as you can get away frequently. I'm convinced if you love nature and the outdoors, this is the best place to celebrate it.
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Cumberland Mountain Vista

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents8 acres 路 Altamont, TN
The best part about this site are the views! Relax on the side of the Cumberland Plateau while overlooking Burroughs Cove and the Elk River. There is an electrical box at each end of the graveled parking area (Sites 1 & 2) with 20 and 30 amp plugs. A water container with non-potable water is on site for your use. There is also an outhouse, picnic table, and a fire ring. We are located just minutes away from the The Caverns, South Cumberland State Park, Bigfoot Adventures, and many other attractions. The graveled camping area is fairly close to Hwy 50 so please expect to hear some road noise. Need firewood? Please let us know at least 48 hours prior to arrival and we can coordinate to have it delivered to your campsite before you arrive, enough wood for the night (and then some) $35.
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Running Water Creek

23 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres 路 Guild, TN
Running Water Creek is a unique, fully off grid campground just 20 minutes to downtown Chattanooga. We have 80+ campsites spread out over 120 acres. Most of the roads are accessible in any small car, but some roads require 4x4 (they're marked with a sign). We have a bath house with toilets, showers, and sinks and even offer hot water! Our well and cabins are all solar powered as we are not on the electric grid. Some info about the property: -we DO NOT have water or power hookups -we have gravel roads with a 5 MPH speed limit on the property (if you drive too fast the roads will seem rough) -we are right next to a highway and train tracks so there will be some noise (some days are better than others and we have no way of predicting how many trains will/will not go by) -none of our campsites have picnic tables (please plan accordingly) -most campsites have fire rings built, but if you choose a site without one you need to build your own
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$35
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Fireside Camp + Lodge

41 sites 路 Lodging, Tents22 acres 路 Sequatchie, TN
Tucked away on Sequatchie Mountain, this little campground and hostel invites you to experience some of East Tennessee's best parks for climbing and hiking. Cliffs and waterfalls are minutes away at near by Foster Falls, Denny Cove and Castle Rock. The hostel offers 3 bedrooms, fast internet, complete kitchen, comfortable beds, smart TV, fire pit, and laundry. The campground offers dispersed sites with fire pits and picnic tables, as well as clean bathrooms and a communal barn with a microwave, fridge, games, tables and chairs. You can walk our 22 acres and even take a short hike out to our bluff. Make sure to say "Hi" to our chickens and our barn cat, Strawberry, on the way. Add in the view of the stars and that makes this the perfect basecamp after a long day out.
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The Private Reserve Cabin + RV Pad

1 site 路 Lodging8 acres 路 Tracy City, TN
New to HipCamp? Use this code for $10 off your stay with us: https://www.hipcamp.com/i/elisabethc3462c9 Welcome to our cabin-style tinyhome, nestled in 8 acres of Tennessee's natural beauty. Although only 500ft2, the cabin's space has been maximized for comfort. The cabin features an inflatable hot tub, queen-sized bed, queen-sized pull out couch in the living room, full bathroom, kitchen, bartop, and laundry. Explore nearby waterfalls, hiking trails, caves, etc In addition to the cabin, we have an RV Pad with full hookups. If you would like to book both, please reach out. See the on-site RV Pad here: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/land/tennessee-rv-pad-w-wifi-full-hookups-deck-r57h5qjd?
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Quail Run Farm

12 sites 路 Lodging, Tents120 acres 路 Chattanooga, TN
We have a working farm with sweeping views of Lookout mountain and only 12 minutes from all the comforts of downtown Chattanooga. Our expansive 120-acre property provides campers with the freedom to choose their camping spots anywhere on the farm. Farm animals include horses, cattle, hogs, chickens, goats, bees, stocked ponds, gardens and much more. We have strategically placed signs throughout the property to help you identify potential neighbors. If you desire the company of ducks, consider setting up camp near our picturesque duck pond. For those who prefer the rustic crowing of roosters to a phone alarm, we have four chicken coops dispersed across the farm. Our horses freely roam the front pastures. The cows enjoy grazing on lush grass and taking refreshing dips in the ponds. They also relish watching the sunset from the hill's vantage point, as it offers the best view on the farm. We are a working farm with staff tending to various jobs throughout the day. We have a map to show some of the popular locations campers have enjoyed in the past, but it is first come first serve. We intentionally leave some of our fields uncut. In some fields, the grass can come up above the knees. If you are picky with the grass, these are pastures on a farm and we do not cut them. We leave that to the animals to take care of. All of our staff are super friendly and happy to help guide you to the best camping spot and answer any questions. In searching for your campsite please note that there may be livestock in and around certain areas as we rotate pastures. Please respect farm rules and do not camp in a pasture with cattle and do not enter any gated area. Potable well water can be located from the blue spigot outside of the staff housing area. Fire rings and chopped wood are ready for you to borrow and return by the outdoor shower area. Our outdoor shower is located by the yurts. We are almost finished building our outdoor bathroom facilities, if you visit before they are complete please use the blue pop up tents or the barn toilet for a real rustic feel. If you are interested in a more posh experience, we have yurts and tiny homes for rent. You may also rent the pool if available and in season. Embracing farm life is not just an adventure but also a valuable learning opportunity, whether you're a family or an individual seeking a taste of the countryside lifestyle. We hope to see you soon on the farm!
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RV Campground by the Cave

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents3 acres 路 Pelham, TN
This is the perfect location if you are here to attend a show at the Caverns, take a cave tour, or just want to enjoy the outdoors and take in the beautiful views all around. It is a 7 minute walk to the Caverns. There is electric hookup but NO water hook up. There is a 50 amp, 30 amp, and 110 plug in for each site. This is the perfect place for the self contained camper just needing electrical hookup. It is 10 minutes from the interstate I-24. There are several waterfalls and hiking trails nearby to explore.
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Broken Banjo

66 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Manchester, TN
The Broken Banjo RV park Come by way of Nashville or from Chattanooga 鈥 we鈥檙e halfway between, in the middle of the Secret Smokies, our name for a sequestered wonderland of waterfalls and caves, fantastic formations and bountiful wildlife. Enjoy swimming, splashing, fishing and lawn games, and campfires made for campfire songs. As many ways to stay as there are to play! From cabins to tepees and safari tents, plus campsites for your RV, trailer, or tent 鈥 if it鈥檚 camping and you want to try it, it鈥檚 here. The accommodations are ample, and we鈥檙e very strategic in locating the conveniences, close and easy to get to, whether you鈥檙e driving your home, pulling it or pitching it. All RV sites are pull-throughs with water, electric and sewer and 20/30/50-amp electric service options. Lodging options include: camping cabins, deluxe cabins, treehouse, teepee, glamping, covered wagon, patios. Individual tent sites: pond side, creek side and wooded, include pond side grass and sand pads, service options.
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Solace Farm Homestead

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents90 acres 路 Coalmont, TN
We raise Scottish Highland cattle, goats, sheep and alpacas on 90 acres of abandoned coal mine land. We are using the animals and permaculture techniques to repair this land to a vibrant, productive place. We also have ducks and turkeys, beehives, gardens and a 2200 square foot hoophouse, and we homeschool 3 boys as well.
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Little Bluff

1 site 路 RV, Tent30 acres 路 Wildwood, GA
Just 10 miles from Downtown Chattanooga, Little Buff is the spot to park your van or pitch your tent, with beautiful mountain views and seclusion and convenient access to I-24. The Tennessee River, many historic attractions and outdoor adventures, are all nearby.
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Hammock鈥橲way Off Grid & Private

25 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents37 acres 路 Spencer, TN
Get Lost or Find Yourself. Sway Camping is a private, Off Grid camping experience in Rock Island TN. Situated between Isha Yoga center, Fall Creek Falls, and Rock Island state park, this property is something special. Each campsite offers a private space perfect for getting away, or large enough for family and groups. Pet Friendly property with lots of room to be a part of nature along the beautiful Rocky River. Camp along the river or up in your own private forest. One of the darkets skies around so be ready for some stargazing at night by the fire. This is a property I purchased in 2018 to create a camping experience that reflected the image of camping as a kid. This isn鈥檛 a "hotel without walls." This is real camping. No phone signal. No electric wires. Just nature and beauty in a quiet environment. Get lost or find yourself relaxing along the Rocky River. Stay in a hammock, a tent, camper, RV, or one of our cabins. Privacy and freedom is what we are about. Pet friendly camping that should be shared, but please don't tell everyone you know. Only your favorite people.. Then come camp!
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The best camping near South Cumberland State Park guide

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations are required for both Foster Falls and the backcountry. Booking in advance is recommended.
  2. Bookings can easily be secured online or by phone, up to one year in advance.
  3. Double-check your dates: Booking fees are non-refundable.

When to go

South Cumberland State Park is open year-round but most visitors are drawn to the park in the summer, when temperatures are typically in the low 80s, to take advantage of its swimming spots, including creeks and lakes. Spring and fall are also attractive times of year, promising cooler temperatures on the trails and migrating birds. Winter temperatures are typically in the mid to high 40s.

Know before you go

  • Campfires must only be made with heat-treated wood (for sale in the park) or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Bringing untreated wood into the park is prohibited.
  • Detailed trail maps can be found at the seasonal South Cumberland Visitor Center, the Stone Door Ranger Station, and the Savage Gulf Ranger Station.
  • Black bears are present in the park, so visitors should take precautions.

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