Hipcamp host Buddy B.
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We offer primitive cabins and tent camping in a forest setting. Several caves, springs, streams, bluffs, wildlife, and views make for a great camping experience. We also offer marked hiking trails. Nearby areas include Stillhouse Falls State Natural Area, The Farm, many wineries and distillers.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
50 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Buddy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Southport Cave in Tennessee.


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Upland hardwood forest with many varieties of trees, plants, and wildflowers.

The vibe at Southport Cave

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Hipcamper Marissa
Marissa B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 21st, 2018

Southport Cave was such a great place to camp and explore. The host, Buddy, knows this land like the back of his hand and has marked trails all over his property with benches and picnic tables throughout. The cave itself is about a mile long with stalactites and other rock formations to see. It is gated off for safety, but guided tours are available... a great place for school/scout/church groups to take a field trip! The campground is right by the road, but it's a quiet country road so you won't be disturbed. You'll have everything you need with a fire pit, chopped woods, charcoal grill, outhouse and porta potty. There are some primitive cabins available at no extra charge for shelter (bring your own air mattress or cot with sleeping bag or linens) but hanging out in the hammock on the side of the mountain is where it's at! The trails and cave are down inside a valley off the side of where you will camp and it's so serene and peaceful there. Make sure to bring lanterns and water as there are no outlets or pumps. I can't wait to go back with friends this summer... caves are naturally cool so it's a great way to beat the heat.

Plenty of space to set up camp and parkHanging out in the hammock at sunset.Fire pit with picnic tables and logs for stories and s'moresTurn in here! Entrance to Southport Cave and campsites
Hipcamper Crystal
Crystal W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2018

Great for kids and a family get together. Neat little cave and cool shelters and picnic tables that have been carried out to the marked trails. Great pavilion, stone bbq and fire pit. Clean portapotty .. bring your own solar shower and water no nearby waterfall or creek that we saw but great for short term family campfire expience : )

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Hipcamper James
James W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 4th, 2018

As before, we were well pleased and Buddy’s hospitality is a bonus! We will be back!

Hipcamper Grace
Grace G.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2019

Had so much fun on this camping trip!! Buddy was amazing and helped us in every way possible!! The secluded area was nice and private but still not too far from the city. The cave was awesome and a fun experience for first timers. Definitely coming back soon! Thanks Buddy!!

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Hipcamper Grace
Grace G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 13th, 2019

Loved this camping trip!! Definitely coming back!!

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Hipcamper Ian

Private, serene with a view

Ian M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 29th, 2019

We loved it!!

Hipcamper Heather S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 30th, 2019
Southport Cave
United States
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