Primitive camping near Nashville at a secluded hilltop nestled in a hardwood forest. Drive to camp sites . Flat areas for vans, tents, and trees for hammocks. Choose your favorite of multiple unique sites upon arrival (sites not numbered). Supply your own camping gear, tent, hammock. Amenities: 2 community water hydrants, fire pits at each site, firewood bundle, vault toilet
Primitive camping near Nashville at a secluded hilltop nestled in a hardwood forest. Drive to camp sites . Flat areas for vans, tents, and trees for hammocks. Choose your favorite of multiple unique sites upon arrival (sites not numbered). Supply your own camping gear, tent, hammock. Amenities: 2 community water hydrants, fire pits at each site, firewood bundle, vault toilet. Outdoor hot water for shower (Apr-Oct), except below freezing winter temperatures. Kid friendly. No extra charge for children. Not an RV park. First section of entrance is a steep gravel drive.
Camping located north of downtown Nashville on a ridge at a higher elevation overlooking Nashville. Camp away from noisy highways, convenient to I65, grocery stores, restaurants, & coffee shots. 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 approximately $25 (non peak times) .
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Old Hickory Lake, Cumberland River, Red River, Harpeth River. Inquire about best paddling spots.
Natural features you'll find at Camp Nashville Highland Rim in Tennessee.
Bell Witch Cave 32 mi. Mammoth Cave 75 mi.
Campsites located in forest.
Old Hickory Lake 8 mi.
River, stream, or creek
Station Camp Creek Greenway 7 mi. Scenic greenway along creek that can be accessed. Cumberland River.
Lock 3 recreation area 10 mi.
Places to see near Camp Nashville Highland Rim
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We loved our stay at this secluded campsite! It is not too far outside of Nashville and it was just what we were looking for considering our short stay in town. The water hydrants and outhouse bathroom were very convenient and close to all campsites. Would definitely stay here again in the future!
Serenity just outside nashville
Nothing but great things to say about Michael and his property. Beautiful view of sunset, stars and just perfect in the morning. Michael was a great host, conversational, and willing to help out anyway he could. Will definitely be back!
Beautiful campsites with a view!
Beautiful wooded property with a really unique view of Nashville! The site had a fire pit and access to water. The host Michael is a really nice guy and we enjoyed chatting with him. Perfect for a quick getaway!
Beautiful sunset through the trees. Clean and quiet wooded lot, we were all alone, but even if there had been a couple others there, the spots were spaced out enough for some privacy. We loved it!
We came in after dark and was nervous we wouldn’t be able to find the driveway but it wasn’t hard. Michael was out with other guest when we pulled up helped us find a spot and got us some firewood ! We were only passing through so only stayed the one night ! It was a easy drive to downtown Nashville.
Small cars, careful driving uphill
The camp spot was simple and it fit our needs for a place to sleep for the night. My fiancée and I tent-camped. It was hard for the tent stakes to get into the ground and I'm assuming it was due to the rock layer underneath the ground. There was plenty of space to spread out, a place for a fire, and lots of firewood for the whole campsite to pick from.
The spots are first come, first serve and we chose the spot closer to the woods. When I read the description, I thought there was a spot IN the woods, but the space had a clearing with trees surrounding it.
The shower was decent. There was definitely hot water and we were happy about that. It was interesting being one with nature showering outdoors. There were a few bricks laid out for the shower floor, and there was a tarp up for semi-privacy. We thought the shower could be improved by adding a stump of some kind for folks to place their belongings or shower supplies, a flatter area for folks to stand on while showering, while extending the tarp to wrap around further. We're pretty sure our neighbors got an early morning glimpse of our birthday suits, haha!
My only complaint is the VERY steep grade with loose gravel going uphill and downhill from the campsite. We had a lot of weight added to the car with bikes on top of our Prius Prime and it was a challenge getting uphill. If we were in a pickup, I don't think there'd be a problem. If you have a small car, you may want to skip this location.
The host did include that there was a steep grade uphill in the description, but we weren't aware exactly how steep. Be VERY careful when driving up and down especially if there is rain.
All in all though, we tried it. We enjoyed ourselves while we were here, but we'll come back when we get a much bigger car.