Hipcamp host Kelly S.,
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Soft area for the tent, rock ring for fire, solar water bags for hygiene and a portable potty. Stretched across just under 1000ft of the beautiful Pigeon River. Bring your fishing poles for some catch and release.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
12 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Other
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Kelly a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

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Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The River Life in Tennessee.

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River
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 21st, 2021

This place is unlike anything else, and anything I write here will not do it justice. I'm gonna try though.

First of all, Kelly and her partner were fantastic. They were so sweet and accommodating; they truly helped make our stay special.

The land. Oh my gosh, I cannot say enough great things about this place. I stayed with my boyfriend and dog, and we were entirely secluded the whole time. The only other people we saw were occasional kayakers down the river. Our camp was directly on the water, with our own private beach area to relax on and fish from. The sounds of the river can be heard day and night and are so incredibly peaceful.

At night, the stars are out in full and the moon shines bright on the river, allowing you to see the water even during the darkest part of the night. There are more fireflies than I have ever seen in my life, and they light up the forest like glitter. It was unbelievable.

This place is truly amazing, the most beautiful place I have ever had the pleasure of camping. We absolutely cannot wait to be back!

Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on June 29th, 2021

Thank you! I’m so glad you all enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Em

Quiet, serene, beautiful.

Em K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 5th, 2021

This campsite was amazing. It was quiet, away from people, with the most epic river view. The host was super friendly and helpful. We already are looking forward to staying at this site again!

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Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on June 7th, 2021

Thank you! Your our first camper and we will never forget you. ❤️

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Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 10th, 2021

Great place!!! Quiet,peaceful...will be even better when there finished!!!

Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 19th, 2021

Kelly and her husband were awesome. The location was fantastic and the view was amazing. About 25 minutes away you can hop on a trolley to downtown Gatlinburg. The property is a work in progress right . Would still highly recommend the location.

Can’t wait to go back!

Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on June 29th, 2021

Thank you so much!!

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Hipcamper Andrea

Serene

Andrea C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 26th, 2021

With more love this place would be fantastic !! Kelly is working hard to make this place a dream. We drove in an Astro camping van and had no issues navigating the ruts . It’s lovely, serene and the ebb and flow of the river is mesmerizing!!! We will be back, we would love to see your progress!

Hipcamper Somer
Somer B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 30th, 2021

Beautiful property and beautiful views! Kelly was a great host and very helpful! We had an awesome time, Already super excited to go back!

Hipcamper Sarra
Sarra C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 5th, 2021

I absolutely loved staying here. The property was beautiful and staying on the river was a dream. I can’t wait to come back in the future. Kelly was a wonderful host and has worked really hard to make this camping area special. 10/10 for me!!

Hipcamper Jackie
Jackie K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 7)
July 6th, 2021

We were originally pretty disappointed when we arrived to find that the riverside site we selected in check out was already taken by another group. We might not have chosen this listing if the sites right next to the river were booked so we were bummed to have to set up camp at another site away from the water. Sounds like this was a technical issue with the host's calendar and Hipcamp.

However, the host was very friendly and we still enjoyed our stay. Douglas Lake was just 20-25 minutes away and a great spot for our kayaks. This property is right on the Pigeon River, which is very nice and a great spot to take a dip. The stretch of river on this property has a lot of whitewater, so not the best for big kayaks that aren't built for that. This property is kind of close to the highway so there are some road noises that cut through at times. Also, these campsites are really quite close to each other so this might not be for you if you like more privacy.

This place is a work in progress for sure as they're just getting going with setting up the land and sites but could become a really nice campground after more TLC. This wasn't exactly what we expected but we still had a nice weekend.

Hipcamper N Sierra

Beautifully amazing!!!

N Sierra B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 9th, 2021

What an amazing trip! We stayed 3 nights, 4 days, at The River Life. Best vacation ever!! The land & water is breathtaking! Campers arent right on top of one another. Plenty to do, but surprisingly i spent a lot of time simply sitting, enjoying my surroundings. If it gets too hot jump in the swimming hole or wade in tge river. Hostess, Kelly is a wonderful person. She is kind and helpful. I talked my husband into tubing for the first time. Kelly put us on tubes and even babysat our four-legged baby boy so we could enjoy our ride down the river worry free! How many hosts woukd put you on a tube and be waiting for you at the end with your pup?
Also, we got to take a ride in her slingshot, available to rent, which is a dream of ours. And, you guessed it, cared for our pooch during our joy ride. I cant wait to get back to The River Life. I highly recommend this site.

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Property
Kelly S.’s Land
State
Tennessee
Country
United States
$27/night
12 Sites