Hipcamp host Matthew
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Pitch your tent, or camp in your vehicle and listen to the the year round spring fed stream. Feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but know that you are an Uber/Lyft ($25) ride away from downtown Nashville. You are also close to everything in Hendersonville and Old Hickory Lake. 1. 5 miles from one of my favorite coffee shops, Authentic Coffee Co. and a handful of local Continue reading...

Pitch your tent, or camp in your vehicle and listen to the the year round spring fed stream. Feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but know that you are an Uber/Lyft ($25) ride away from downtown Nashville. You are also close to everything in Hendersonville and Old Hickory Lake.

1.5 miles from one of my favorite coffee shops, Authentic Coffee Co. and a handful of local restaurants. This campsite is on a 37 acre tract in the Timber Forestry program so it is all mature trees, hills and creeks. 

There are 2 campsites close enough should you want to book multiple sites with a group, but far enough away where you will not be disturbed. Campsite #1 is the first campsite which is tucked in between 2 large hills right alongside a creek. Campsite #2 is a little further back in the property alongside the creek. This is slightly more open and right on the creek as well. Both sites have plenty of good spots for a tent or hammock. You can drive and park at both sites as long as you have decent ground clearance (Example of vehicles that have stayed: Toyota Highlander, Honda CRV, Subaru Outback, Jeeps). If you are in car I would recommend parking towards the entrance of the property or pulling off in a dedicated flat sport before you go down towards the creek (see the picture with the white Volvo sedan). I am constantly improving these camp sites so expect tables, firewood, shovels and all kinds of things to make your camping more enjoyable. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.



Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stream
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Matthew a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
River, stream or creek
Hot spring
Swimming hole
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Fern Brook - Nashville

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Hipcamper Brittany
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 20th, 2018

Unbelievable forest camping. The ultimate freedom and space to wander the woods. This campground feels like a mountain in Colorado but you're just outside of Nashville. I recommend this for friends or family who are looking for a place to camp for the weekend and want a private, outdoors-ey experience. The classic camping vibe!

Hipcamper Laura
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 5th, 2018

My boyfriend and I stayed at site 1 and loved it! There was a basketball goal, fire pit and chairs, table and picnic table, all right next to a nice small stream. There was also a cooler with some cups, bowls, toilet paper, lighters, etc. Around the fire were some little wooden tables that I’m assuming he made, nice touches. Matthew responded quickly and the detailed instructions were great to have. I made the drive to the site in my 2005 Subaru Outback just fine, luckily the ground was pretty dry. Most of the wood was still damp so we went to Walmart (about 10-15 mins away) and grabbed some. Perfect little spot right outside the city. Thanks Matthew!

Hipcamper Chad
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 31st, 2018

Hands down THE BEST Tennessee camping experience I've had. The host, the creek, the land, the peace and quiet are unmatched here. I cannot wait until the next time I have a chance to stay. Thanks again Matt!

Hipcamper Matthew
Response from Matthew, the Host, on April 2nd, 2018

Thanks for being so great Chad! You and your father are welcome back anytime!

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Hipcamper Jonathan
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 28th, 2018

The site was nestled down between some hills next to a creek. Such an awesome little piece of land and perfect for camping. It’s close to the city, but also tucked away enough to feel like you’re really out in the middle of nowhere. The site had a great fire ring, a picnic table, and a work station for prepping food and stuff. As much as I love hiking, being able to pull the car up and enjoy a relaxing trip for Memorial Day was perfect. Walking up the creek is a good way to pass time. My only concern is that there were a few gunshots (from neighbors doing target practice I presume) that we’re a little close and we could here the bullets hitting the trees down a ways, but after we alerted whoever was doing the shooting, they promptly stopped and everything was perfectly fine. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Sara
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 24th, 2018

We stayed in July, and because of the shade and the location, it stayed cool enough to sleep comfortably! A rare find in TN. We loved that there are so many creeks to explore, and our dog loved the freedom! We will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Ethan
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 27th, 2018

First time using Hipcamp, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. The location was very private, but was also furnished with a fire pit, chairs, picnic table, and even spare pots and pans in case you forgot to bring any. The land was beautiful and kept very clean. I will definitely be staying here again. Thanks!

Hipcamper Anthony
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 5th, 2018

Fern Brook Nashville was AMAZING! So quiet and peaceful, it was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend! Matthew was responsive and super nice. Everything was exactly as described, easy to work with and we are 100% sure that we will be back!

Hipcamper blake
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 23rd, 2018

what an awesome time we had this weekend. It was nice to get away from the city without having to plan a huge trip. Fernbrook is a car campers dream. The firerings , tables , trash can , and chairs made the pack in so much easier. my visiting friends were relieved to get a nights rest by the creek and fall asleep under the stars. thank you Matthew for all the information and the home away from home atmosphere! highly recommended

Hipcamper Amy
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(Site 2)
October 13th, 2018
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(Site 2)
May 28th, 2018
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(Site 2)
May 15th, 2018
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(Site 2)
April 22nd, 2018
Hipcamper Bryan
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(Site 1)
March 31st, 2018
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