Hipcamp host William F.,
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4th generation farm, 70 Acres in foothills of Smoky Mountains National Park. Primitive Camping in paradise! A few miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN. Plenty of room for hiking and bike riding in general area. Pastures as well as wooded area to pitch a tent. Very quiet and secluded.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
10 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 25ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send William a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Franklin Farm in Tennessee.

River, stream, or...

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper Josh
Josh B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2021

Level ground, well kept grass, and plenty of space -- everything we were looking for in a site. Would definitely say a vehicle with plenty of ground clearance is advised, as there is a small gulley to cross at the entrance.

Hipcamper Alexis
Alexis W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

Really sweet place. Makes you feel really far out. A little sloped. Very close to the Smokies!

Hipcamper Jonathan

Close to the spots...yet secluded

Jonathan B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2021

I would definitely recommend Franklin Farm to those looking for privacy and a minimalist experience. Was definitely an adventure driving my buggy across the small stream and around the trails looking for that perfect spot which I found on top of the ridge. Well groomed and beautiful scenery. I recommend a 4x4 to get around. Very quiet and peaceful. Thank you William

my little spot on the ridge
Hipcamper Christopher

Great pit stop

Christopher B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2021

Great affordable option as our gateway into hiking and camping the Smokies for the weekend. All the local hotels in the area were booked solid and overpriced.

Hipcamper Felicia

Seasoned camper dream!

Felicia P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2021

Franklin farm is a great option for experienced campers. You will not find a glamping experience here. We used rain water and creek water to bath, and took bottled water for cooking/ drinking.
Very close to Nashville, and lots of stars when its not raining!

Hipcamper Felicia

Hippie hideaway

Felicia P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Franklin farm. It is not for the people who enjoy "glamping", but is perfect for the seasoned camper. It is quiet, and lots of stars and fireflies can be seen after dark. No traffic noise. The farm is about 20 min from downtown Gatlinburg, super convenient! I will note that if it rains, you will want 4wd or a bigger vehicle to drive back to the camp site, otherwise you will have to hike a little ways to get there. I have a small SUV and had no problem getting through the roads even though it rained our entire weekend in Gatlinburg.

Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 15th, 2021

Franklin Farms was only about 20 minutes from the Smokies! The campsite was beautiful and secluded. We had a wonderful time!

Hipcamper Lynn

Absolutely gorgeous and peaceful!

Lynn D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 14th, 2021

William was a very gracious host and helped guide us to a super secluded area on his beautiful farm. We arrived much later than planned and William so kind and not at all bothered by our later than planned arrival. Such a wonderful location; right next to the entrance to the Great Smokey Mountains. Highly recommend staying here - you will get a fabulous nights sleep!

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 13th, 2021

Loved staying here! The land is beautiful and there was a lot of space for privacy. It was a good mix of field and trees for camping. Would definitely stay here again! Really close to gatlinburg as well.

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