Hipcamp host Aron G.
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22 private acres spanning the bottom valley all the way to the top of Sand Mountain and is only 20 minutes from Chattanooga. As you ascend Sand Mountain, the vegetation thins revealing spectacular views of Lookout Mountain especially in the fall & winter months after the leaves have fallen. At the very top of the property are 30+ ft high cliffs with a few caves.

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22 private acres spanning the bottom valley all the way to the top of Sand Mountain and is only 20 minutes from Chattanooga. As you ascend Sand Mountain, the vegetation thins revealing spectacular views of Lookout Mountain especially in the fall & winter months after the leaves have fallen. At the very top of the property are 30+ ft high cliffs with a few caves. Guided hikes to the cliffs & caves are available free upon request. If you enjoy bush craft, there is plenty of downed material for you to build a lean-to, tee-pee, or structure of choice. Trees range from poplar to multiple species of oak. Natural wildlife include deer, wild turkeys, scorpions, and ticks. You're welcome to bring fluffy, as we've never seen any predators, but there's a slight chance there could be some around. A lost animal on the mountain could be near impossible to find. We have 2 male cats. This site has been cleared of vegetation and is fairly flat with a fire ring already made. It's only about a 5 minute easy walk from a place where gear can be dropped off.

Amenities

When it rains, we have running water in the form of small streams and waterfalls. Otherwise we have rain water for showering & cleaning. It has been lightly treated. There is also a spring at Murphy's Hollow (off the Slygo exit) that produces fresh, cold, and free water year round. We have a shower & tub with hot water that you can use. If that is further away from your campsite than you like, we can provide a black solar heated shower bags for an outdoor shower that will need to be returned. Water may not be available during the summer and droughts. Please use only bio-degradable soaps & pack out your trash. Recycling is available. Fires prohibited except in fire rings where brush has been cleared 1 ft away and after fire safety talk at check in. There will be a fire safety talk upon arrival. Please don't start a forest fire. A tripod camping grill can be provided upon request but will need to be returned. You can use the bathroom anywhere, but we can also provide a portable camping potty. This place is perfect if you are looking for a digital detox! While we are within range for cellular service, there is no wifi unless you bring it and don't expect electricity.

Parking

Parking is limited. Do everyone a favor and combine vehicles. There is room for 4 cars at the bottom of our land but there shouldn't be any problem parking on the street. There is a steep unpaved, rocky dirt road that goes up 1/3 of the mountain behind a gate. If you have 4 wheel drive, we can unlock the gate when you arrive and you can park up there. There is room for 2 vehicles there. 4 wheel drive should also be used in the lower parking area if it is wet. Near the bottom it looks easy but it gets much steeper & rockier as you go up. If you are in a sedan you will not be driving up the road. There are big rocks and you WILL hit the bottom of your vehicle against them. We will not be held accountable for vehicle damage. If you are in a sedan we can pick you & your equipment up at the bottom & drive you up the road.

Nearby

We are a few exits down the highway from the TN river where you can fish, paddle, & swim. There is also fishing in the lake inside the Cloudland Canyon State Park, which is less than 5 miles away. 8 miles away, on top of Lookout Mountain is a famous hang gliding school so you can mark that off your bucket list. Bouldering and rock climbing can be done on Lookout & Signal Mountain. Please do not climb our cliffs, we have not tested their structural integrity, will not provide climbing gear, and will not be held accountable for injuries. While you're welcome to mountain bike on our land, we have no developed trails for it. If you want trails, we recommend going to the next mountain over, Racoon Mountain. The Racoon Mountain TVA has trails maintained by SORBA. Speaking of Racoon Mountain, there is a cave system in it much more extensive than ours. There are multiple routes and tour options including wilder cave "spelunking" that are available for a fee. There is also a wild cave to spelunk inside Cloudland Canyon. Russel Cave is nearby too. Please no hunting or rock climbing on this property.

All campers will be required to complete a waiver before their stay.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Aron a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We have no trails but there are trails at the TVA facility on Raccoon mountain.

Boating

Our favorite put in spot is at the base of the TVA Faciiity on Racoon Mountain. Search for 'Racoon Mountain River Trailhead".

Fishing

The cleanest fish are probably in the lake inside Cloudland Canyon State Park atop Lookout Mountain.

Hiking

There are hiking trails inside Cludland Canyon, on Signal Moutain, on Lookout Mountain, and at this campsite (Sand Mountain).

Paddling

Our favorite put in spot is at the base of the TVA Faciiity on Racoon Mountain. Search for 'Racoon Mountain River Trailhead' on...Read more

Wind sports

Hang gliding on the nearby Lookout Mountain.

Climbing

If you have gear there's climbing on Lookout Mountain & Signal Mountain. If not, there's a fairly famous climbing gym in Chatta...Read more

Swimming

At the beach at the Nickajack Wildlife refuge. The easiest way to access the waterfalls inside Cloudland Canyon is to park at t...Read more

Whitewater paddling

You can white water raft on the Ocoee river, 1 hour north east. There are often Groupons for 20$/person.

Wildlife watching

This is a birdwatchers paradise. In addition to cardinals, blue birds, and yellow buntings, it is not uncommon to see hawks and...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Wooded camp with Mountain view in Georgia.

Cave

A few small caves at the top of the property. Spelunking can be done with the professional outfitters inside Cloudland Canyon s...Read more

Forest

Our land is heavily forested with multiple species of oak and hardwoods.

Mountainous

Much of our land is 45 degrees with several flatter ridges and natural terracing.

The vibe at Wooded camp with Mountain view

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Hipcamper Jake

Pleasant hike in weekend camp.

Jake A.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2019

As someone who normally backpacks out to camp or reserves walk in sites at parks, my expectation was a cleared area with a fire ring and open spots for the campers in the group. This is exactly what I found. With ridges and mountains peeking through the trees, there was ample tree-cover to keep the camp cool and the ground around the main area and fire ring cleared. Ample kindling and downed wood were available that the camp host allowed to supplement our hauled in fire wood. This in conjunction with a supplied hanging pit grill made for some great camp meals. The hosts, who live on property were delightful. It was clear that they wanted the group to feel welcome on their land and even brought ribs to share with the camp along with some suggestions of local outdoor activities and informed us of the on site treated water system for cleaning or filterable water. All in all, a wonderful little spot close to Lula Land trust and Cloudland Canyon only a few minutes away from the crowded parks. Next time I lead a hike in the area, I will be reserving the camp at this property.

Proper fire pit.Some bushwhacking exploration up the mountain behind the camp.Plenty of space for shenanigans.Ample firewood and convenient camp layout.
Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel L.
recommends this listing.
April 1st, 2020

This was such a lovely camping spot! The tripod grill they loaned us was awesome for cooking our meals! Highly recommend this space!!

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Hipcamper Aron
Response from Aron, the Host, on July 1st, 2020

I'm glad you had a great time!

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Hipcamper Annie

Great stay

Annie C.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2020

We enjoyed our stay! It was a lovely stay just a few miles away from Cloudland canyon state park. Our host and his wife were very eager to help with anything needed and were very kind. One suggestion- bring tick/bug spray! And give your dog tick meds before going.

Hipcamper Justin
Justin C.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2020

We camped here for 2 nights in a row and it was a great place. Aron and his wife took us for a hike to around their property and learned a lot about the natural history of the area. We would certainly recommend people go along on a guided hike.

There was plenty of pre-cut fire wood that served us well over the weekend and they were very friendly. I would recommend this camping spot.

Hipcamper Aron
Response from Aron, the Host, on July 1st, 2020

I'm glad you liked our hike!

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Hipcamper Marie
Marie K.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2020

This campsite was fantastic! There were several nicely cleared sites, each with their own fire ring set up and ready for a campfire. We chose a site that was a 5 minute hike up the mountain, although there were closer sites that didn’t require a hike, we enjoyed the added adventure and privacy of the beautiful forest. Our hosts went above and beyond to introduce us to their property and make us feel welcomed, even sharing some of their fresh homemade brews. The tripod camping grill we borrowed cooked us a delicious dinner, as well. With close proximity to Cloudland Canyon, but without all the crowds, this was the perfect place for us to camp and enjoy the outdoors before hiking the canyon the next morning. Would highly recommend this site!

Hipcamper AJ

Beautiful secluded campsite

Aj S.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2020

We loved our stay here. Plenty of room for two couples, and it was a very private area. Exactly what we were hoping for, and our host was extremely friendly and helpful! We all highly recommend it!

Hipcamper Aron
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Hipcamper Cole

Had a wonderful time

Cole J.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020

Beautiful mountainside with cool nearby caves and a great couple (Ben and Shari) who were very accommodating. Been here twice with plans for a third time!

Hipcamper Evan
Evan P.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2020

This was an incredible campsite! My group and I had a great time. It truly felt like we were camping in the mountains, especially with the sweetest cat and passing-by turtle who hung out with us. Aaron and his wife were amazing hosts, I cannot thank them enough. There was a wide variety of activities to do even though we were pressed on time. Aaron gave us a guided hike up the mountain and there were a ton of notable sights and cool rock formations, including one of the most badass caves I've ever seen. I highly recommend this site, whether just for a nights rest or for an extended period visit.

Hipcamper Mo

Peaceful place

Mo O.
recommends this listing.
April 27th, 2020

I would like to recommend this place for anyone like relaxing and peaceful camping, The owners are very nice and helpful, I would like to visit this place again.

Property
Forest at Sand Mountain
State
Georgia
Country
United States
$20/night
1 Site

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