Hipcamp host Richard B.
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If you want to reconnect with nature and do not desire the crowded foot print sized site camping , you will enjoy the secluded private, but conveniently located 75 acre Walker Farm. The woods and fields are alive with the wildlife of Tennessee and you will find plenty of space for your tent. Pitch your personal tent any where you choose !


     If you want to reconnect with nature and do not desire the crowded foot print sized site camping , you will enjoy the secluded private, but conveniently located 75 acre Walker Farm. The woods and fields are alive with the wildlife of Tennessee and you will find plenty of space for your tent.  Pitch your personal tent any where you choose !                                                                                                                             On a clear night the stars are bright with little light pollution.  Enjoy Cummins Falls State Park a 15 min drive ; Dale Hollow Lake where you can rent a pontoon boat , a 30 minute drive.  This is an inexpensive way to explore the Upper Cumberland areas of Gainesboro , Cookeville and Celina, Tennessee.                       Enjoy hot showers with private bathrooms , full kitchen , and laundry room in an air conditioned commons area , a clean modern mobile home dedicated to campers.  We offer a camping site with power for those with necessary medical equipment.  Relax and enjoy yourself as the approximate 100 campers did during the Total Solar Eclipse .   

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
50 sites
Up to 39 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Richard a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 2 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Road cycling from Gainesboro to Celina Tennessee. Bike Lane on Hyw 53 beautiful scenic trip approx 20 miles one way.


Boating available at Dale Hollow Lake with reasonable rental rates for a nice pontoon boat.


World class fishing at Dale Hollow lake with the world record small mouthed bass catch.


Hiking trail surrounding the ridges of the property. Local community park with walking trail as well.


Cummins Falls State Park a 15 minute drive . Dale Hollow Lake and Roaring River.

Whitewater paddling

Canoe the Caney Fork River. http://www.canoethecaney.com/canoe-kayak-trips/shuttle-service.html

Wildlife watching

Farm has large wooded areas. Deer, fox , squirrels, birds and other critters all around.


Natural features you'll find at Shaggy Bark Camping in Tennessee.


Dale Hollow Lake. A beautiful Tennessee Valley Authority Lake. Due to the lack of industrial development in the area , one of...Read more

River, stream or creek

Local rivers are the Roaring River with a community park, boat ramp and nice walking trial run by the Corp of Engineers. Second...Read more

Swimming hole

Swimming at Dale Hollow Lake . Cummins Falls State Park and Roaring River.


Beautiful Cummins Mills Falls State Park a short 15 minute drive.


The vibe at Shaggy Bark Camping

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Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2017

We went here to be in the path of totality for the solar eclipse in 2017 and it worked out perfectly. The host, Rick, went above and beyond to make sure every camper was comfortable. The "common area", which is a trailer near the front of the camp, made family life easy as can be with two showers (hot), a stove, a/c, free donuts, 3 coffee makers, a couch and bottled water. Near the barn is a spigot that pumps out city water for drinking and cooking. We were also permitted to make a camp fire anywhere we liked which was very nice. For $25 a night you get much more than you pay for and I would recommend this spot to anyone. You are also going to be close 3 mile drive to Roaring River Park, where there is a sand beach and a roped off area for swimming. Life jackets are provided and the water only goes to about 3 feet deep. My kids loved this and played for hours. I wanted to check out Cummins Falls but a local who had lived there his entire life told me that the 1.5 mile hike to the falls was much too dangerous for children with very steep drop offs. I really wanted to see this attraction but aired on the side of caution and would suggest the same to any other campers with small children. My experience at Pigeon Roost was a 10/10 and the eclipse put it at about 100/10. Thanks Rick! Hope to see you again!

Having a blast!Panorama of front lawn camping areaNice shady spot for campingSolar Eclipse Group Photo
Hipcamper David
David B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 19th, 2017

Rick was an incredible host and I thoroughly enjoyed my time staying with him. He shared with me the history of this land that has been in his family for multiple generations. With 75 acres of land there are more options for where to camp than you can imagine. Whether you want to pitch a tent in a field, up on the ridge, or hang your hammock in the trees you'll definitely find a great spot.

With barely a sound to be heard this is a great place to relax and read a good book.The drive heading up to Rick's house and more of the property.If hammocks are more your thing there are plenty of great spots to choose from.Right by the old barn is a great spot to pitch your tent.
Hipcamper Borden
Borden G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2017

Southern Hospitality doesn't even begin to describe our experience staying at Pigeon Roost. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did my many traveling companions. I look forward to staying here again.

Hipcamper Josiah
Josiah K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2017

The owner is an extremely welcoming and nice man and will make every attempt to make your stay a good one. The lower field is wide and flat which means plenty of spaces for larger groups but does not have much shade once the sun is up. The upper field is sloping with some level spots for tents and offers more shade throughout the day.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2017

The host Rick and his friends will go above and beyond to see that you are taken care of, whether it's amenities like firewood or coffee or even if you're like me and your vehicle just gives out on you. During the eclipse, my family had a great time and Rick helped make that possible by helping me find solutions. We are very grateful for the kindness he showed us at a time of tremendous inconvenience!

And the property is quiet and secluded and offered our families plenty of space to let the kids run around. The place is within 20 min of 4 great state parks and similar attractions--it's a no brainer.

My family and I will be back.

Thanks again, Rick!

Hipcamper My'Chyl
My'chyl P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2017

This was an amazing place. Rick made sure we had everything that we needed. If you're looking for somewhere to get away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle then this is your place. Heads up: cell phone service is pretty much non existent and you can catch free wifi in town if you need. Check out Vic's Bakery, Porky's Bar and Dale Hollow Dam swimming area!!

Hipcamper Karl
Karl S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2017

Rick was great! A kind and accommodating host. And the site and land was very nice. I highly recommend this spot.

Hipcamper Ronald
Ronald M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2017

Very friendly, and accommodating. Opened up a mobile home for a awesome Commons area, air-conditioning, two hot showers, two flushing toilets.
Richard went above and beyond to make sure your experience at his property will last a lifetime.

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Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2017

All I can say is Rick is an amazing host with and amazing piece of property which I was fortunate to experience. You walk onto his amazing property as a stranger and you leave as a friend. Due to his generosity I (and many others) left changed people after the 2017 Eclipse. I can't wait to go back and enjoy his conversation and farm again as it will always be where I want to go when I am in that region.


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