Hipcamp host Melissa W.,
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Little Bone Cave campground is in the mountains of Tennessee with hiking trails and a beautiful view located on 16 acres. This campground adjoins Bone Cave State Natural Area located in Van Buren County. Big Bone Cave is a 400 acre natural area with trails and a cave that contained bones of a giant ground sloth discovered in 1811 and is maintained by Rock Island State Park.

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Little Bone Cave campground is in the mountains of Tennessee with hiking trails and a beautiful view located on 16 acres. This campground adjoins Bone Cave State Natural Area located in Van Buren County. Big Bone Cave is a 400 acre natural area with trails and a cave that contained bones of a giant ground sloth discovered in 1811 and is maintained by Rock Island State Park. The cave is not currently open to the public. Rock Island State Park (swimming, fishing and hiking) is only 6 miles from the campground and Fall Creek Falls State Park (swimming, fishing, hiking and home of the Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival) is a beautiful 25 mile drive through the winding roads and mountains of Van Buren county.

A public boat ramp maintained by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is two miles away to access the Caney Fork River. Come enjoy with friends and family.  Campsite #1, "Valley View" is a primitive campsite that is a wide open space that is approximately 1-2 acres with a beautiful view overlooking the valley below. We do have electric, a picnic table and a fire ring at this site. Campsite #2, "The Crow's Nest" is a primitive site with a picnic table and a fire ring. Or, if you'd prefer, you can locate a spot of your choosing off the beaten path anywhere within our 16 acres (ask the hostess for details).

   Every site can bring their own shower bags along with portable toilets or buckets.

We have wildlife such as rattle snakes,, copperhead, bobcats, coyotes, deer, owls, turkeys and rumor has it, maybe even a bigfoot.  I hope you come enjoy friends, family and nature to make this an incredible experience.

Campsite area
Tent sites
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Melissa a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The road frontage of this campground is part of an 18 mile route offered by Bike McMinnville. Go to mainstreetmcminnville.org f...Read more

Boating

Available at a Tennessee Wildlife Recources Agency maintained boat ramp accessing the Caney Fork River two miles away.

Fishing

Laurel Creek is two miles away and is great for trout fishing. The Caney Fork River, Rocky River and Collins River are all a sh...Read more

Hiking

Hiking is available from the campsite and .Multiple state parks are located nearby.

Paddling

Kayak rentals are available at multiple outfitters within 14 miles. Bring your own and kayak the local waterways.

Swimming

Rock Island State Park has a swimming area. Nearby McMinnville has a large public swimming pool at the Milner Recreation Center...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Rock Island State Park has whitewater. Swiftwater rescue teams and even Olympic kayakers train there. Check with the rangers fo...Read more

Wildlife watching

Multiple species native to the area can often be seen and heard.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Little Bone Cave Campground in Tennessee.

Beach

Rock Island State Park has a swimming area with a sandy beach 6 miles away.

Cave

It's less than a mile hike to the mouth of Big Bone Cave from the campsite.. The cave is closed to the public currently. Cumber...Read more

Mountainous

This campsite is located on top of Bone Cave Mountain. Baker Mountain and Spencer Mountain are visible from campsite #1.

Field

The view from campsite #1 overlooks many fields.

River, stream, or creek

A small stream can be found running through the eastern part of this property.

Waterfall

Twin falls at Rock Island State Park and Big Falls and Piney Falls can be seen at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Forest

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Hipcamper William
William R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 20th, 2022

It was as good as I thought it'd be, and the view was even better. I'd definitely come back

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Hipcamper Aidan
Aidan B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 29th, 2022

Great view and easy to get to yet very quiet. The host was very welcoming and helpful. Definitely worth checking out, I’d come back any time.

Hipcamper Melissa
Response from Melissa, the Host, on July 3rd, 2022

Thank you. Come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin L.
recommends this listing.
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May 23rd, 2022

Great set up. Beautiful view. Host was above and beyond accommodating. Hope to be back.

Hipcamper Melissa
Response from Melissa, the Host, on May 24th, 2022

Thank you. Come back anytime.

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Property
Little Bone Cave Campground
State
Tennessee
Country
United States
$30/night
2 Sites