Hipcamp host Val S.,
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**This is the most popular site on the property.** You are usually the only guests in this really quiet area 20 minutes from any town and in one of the best spots in the region without light pollution. Pitch your tent or hang your hammock on the edge of the bluff above the Buffalo. You'll be on a flat, cleared spot immersed among the trees and above the river and landscape b

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**This is the most popular site on the property.** You are usually the only guests in this really quiet area 20 minutes from any town and in one of the best spots in the region without light pollution. Pitch your tent or hang your hammock on the edge of the bluff above the Buffalo. You'll be on a flat, cleared spot immersed among the trees and above the river and landscape below steps away. Because of this, no children under 14 allowed at this site. You'll be immersed in the forest and if voices are silent you can hear the river and the birds and the wind, if any, in the trees.

You are invited to hike around the property or even bring your mountain bike where you'll be able to ride about 1.5 to 2 miles meandering through the various terrain here on the buffalo. And don't forget the best aspect - our riverfront on the Buffalo - that features a nice area to wade or swim with a large rock wall as your view. Bring your canoe or kayak and you can set in to one of two spots up the river (5 or 10 min drive) and take out at the camp. A minimal transport fee to go get your vehicle or to be dropped off.

To unload, you drive through the magical pine tree lane down to an area where you can unload. Parking is not available adjacent to any of the campsites to keep this a magical nature space. It's not a far walk and your vehicle will be safe in the parking area. This special spot is best for one tent.

Price includes 2 and add'l fee for extra guests.

This is a primitive site.

**KAYAK RENTAL OR TRANSPORT SERVICE**Based on availability you may want to rent kayaks for up to 6 people. This includes transport to one of two spots up river. The first is called Texas Bottoms and is about a 3 hr float unless you fish or lollygag. The second. Grinder's Creek is about 10 minute drive and approximately 8 hrs which requires getting out at Texas Bottoms and walking across the street due to the low bridge. (TDOT will be renovating in 2021). $30/person for Texas Bottoms. $40/person for Grinder's Creek.Transport service available for up to 6 people and your own kayaks to drop in OR one person drive back to your vehicle - reservations required. Please ask about additional drop in services farther up river. Max vehicle capacity is 6 people. Can also park and get a ride back to your vehicles. Rate based upon distance and people.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Val a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

Canoe, Kayak, or otherwise paddle on the Buffalo river. The campground has about 600 feet of riverfront and river access.

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Fishing
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Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at On The Buffalo River - Bluff 1 in Tennessee.

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Farm

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Hipcamper Dustin

Beautiful site

Dustin J.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2022

Directions were clear and the site was beautiful! Level site and a road down the river.

Hipcamper Maddie

Buffalo river camping

Maddie H.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2022

Tent camping on Val’s property was great! We took a guided Nature walk and she explained different plant and animal life. We got to meet the donkeys, then had the day and night all to ourselves on a small bluff over the Buffalo River. It was great for one night away from the city.

Just down the hill from the bluff campsite, steep walk back up but worth it!Bluff 1 campsite
Hipcamper Wendy
Wendy S.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2021

Val was a great host, and we enjoyed the quiet, peaceful bluff.