Hipcamp host Jonathan O.
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A short hike through the forestnear Big East Fork Retreat leads to The Overlook. The site sits atop Big East Fork Valley near the Natchez Trace State Park with easy access to a rarely traveledpublic road. The site overlooks the valley with a great view of sunrises and sunsets. A 0.8 miletrail (initially steep)leads to six-acre Lake Gratitude located by Big East Fork Retreat. No

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A short hike through the forest near Big East Fork Retreat leads to The Overlook. The site sits atop Big East Fork Valley near the Natchez Trace State Park with easy access to a rarely traveled public road. The site overlooks the valley with a great view of sunrises and sunsets. A 0.8 mile trail (initially steep) leads to six-acre Lake Gratitude located by Big East Fork Retreat.  No facilities! Day passes available at nearby Retreat required for toilets/showers (Short drive or long walk required).

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
3 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-through site, max length 40ft
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Jonathan a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camping by The Overlook in Tennessee.

Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall

The vibe at Camping by The Overlook

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Hipcamper Marissa
Marissa B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 14th, 2018

The Big East Fork Retreat is a hidden gem, tucked away in the hills of west Franklin near Leiper's Fork. There are several buildings and a farm on the retreat property with plenty of camping spots that give you the feeling of seclusion but convenience of being close to town. There's a lake for paddle boats and canoes, as well as a yoga studio and marked trails to explore. The overlook spot has both water and electricity with a fire pit, benches, chopped wood, and a trash can to use. The spot overlooks the valley and is right by, like steps away, from the Natchez Trace parkway, so bikers will love this spot. Animal lovers will enjoy this space as well; in addition to friendly farm animals we saw whooping crane, groundhog, and white tailed deer. There's plenty to see- a pond, a creek, a hill top meadow, a hippy bus, and Sunday community gatherings at the lodge. Definitely planning to go back here in the fall to see the leaves from this spot.

tent forest lodgingYoga studioanimal pigtent people lodging
Property
Big East Fork Valley
State
Tennessee
$50/night
3 Sites