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
No. of sites
3 bookable sites
RV details
Pull-through site, max length 40ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 14 people per site
Potable water available
Pump or well
Fires allowed
Fire ring, communal fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi 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

Places to see near Big East Fork Valley

David Crockett State Park
David Crockett State Park
18 miles way Explore
Montgomery Bell State Park
Montgomery Bell State Park
18 miles way Explore
Henry Horton State Park
Henry Horton State Park
29 miles way Explore
Stones River National Battlefield
Stones River National Battlefield
32 miles way Explore
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
39 miles way Explore
Bledsoe Creek Camping State Park
Bledsoe Creek Camping State Park
47 miles way Explore
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
55 miles way Explore
Mousetail Landing State Park
Mousetail Landing State Park
59 miles way Explore
Old Stone Fort State Park
Old Stone Fort State Park
59 miles way Explore
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
63 miles way Explore
Tims Ford State park
Tims Ford State park
65 miles way Explore
Edgar Evins State Park
Edgar Evins State Park
67 miles way Explore
Paris Landing State Park
Paris Landing State Park
68 miles way Explore
Natchez Trace State Park
Natchez Trace State Park
72 miles way Explore
Rock Island State Park Tennessee
Rock Island State Park Tennessee
77 miles way Explore
Lake Malone State Park
Lake Malone State Park
78 miles way Explore
Joe Wheeler State Park
Joe Wheeler State Park
82 miles way Explore
Monte Sano State Park
Monte Sano State Park
88 miles way Explore
Pickwick Landing State Park
Pickwick Landing State Park
92 miles way Explore
Shiloh National Military Park
Shiloh National Military Park
93 miles way Explore
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Fall Creek Falls State Park
95 miles way Explore
Russell Cave National Monument
Russell Cave National Monument
95 miles way Explore
Standing Stone State Park
Standing Stone State Park
95 miles way Explore
J.P. Coleman State Park
J.P. Coleman State Park
95 miles way Explore
Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Camping by The Overlook

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Hipcamper Marissa
Marissa B.
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(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