Get back to nature in the gorgeous Cumberland Homesteads region! The 3-acre property is very private and surrounded by several hundred more acres of uninhabited forest, and yet it's still easily accessible by car or RV.
Located only 20 minutes outside the major city of Crossville, and less than an hour drive to dozens of state parks with huge waterfalls (Burgess Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Ozone Falls, etc). Cumberland Mountain State Park is located less than 15 minutes from camp, along with the Homesteaders Museum. Check out the local farmers market in downtown Pikeville on Saturday morning, and play a round at the world-renowned Jack Nicklaus Golf Course located in Crossville. Launch your boat at nearby Lake Tansi for a day of fishing, swimming or just hanging out on the lake (camp hosts have membership access to private Lake Tansi facilities and are happy to provide guests with day passes upon request).
After a full day of activities, enjoy the stunningly clear views of the moon and stars as there is absolutely no light pollution. Hear the coyotes echoing through the hills as you cook over an open campfire, and splash around in the fresh mountain creek just down the hill from your tent. Campsite has a raised wooden platform that is 12x14 to accommodate large tents and keep you dry and cozy. Dogs are welcome and can roam freely about the grounds. This is a very private site in the forest and you will be absolutely alone to experience nature the way the pioneers did without interruption. It is quiet and free from any noise pollution from human activity, but the birds are loud and they start singing early! This is a truly natural camping experience. There is no power to the site (coming soon) and currently no bathroom facilities, however there is a store located 6 miles from the property with a public restroom and large variety of grocery items and supplies.
NOTE: Last picture is an aerial view of the site and GPS coordinates as there is currently not an address assigned to the site. We are happy to meet you and guide you in! :)
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out
The vibe at Cumberland Homesteads Forest Camp
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
The site had it's pro's and its con's. The pro's were that it was very secluded and there was more than enough firewood to burn without even needing to walk anywhere to get it. The platform was a nice addition even though we just slept in hammocks. There were some issues with the site that need to be addressed. It was advertised as having a charcoal grill at the site but it was no where to be found which drastically affected how we were preparing food. From what we saw the stream appeared to be almost entirely dried up, and the road to the site can be easily missed and was fairly difficult to traverse as my car bottomed out a couple of times. The biggest downside being that cellphone service is very limited so contacting the host proved difficult and the page said that there would be a meet and greet upon arrival but we arrived about 2:00pm and left about 8:00am and never heard from them. Overall, it was a pretty nice place to camp and with some minor fixes can be a great place. I would recommend this place if you're looking to for secluded, backwoods camping site without having to pack and hike to it, better than the state parks in the area and mostly cheaper, too.