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Blackberry Blossom Campground

Tent Campground coming!

Important Update July 2009! We are overwhelmed at the positive response for propsepective campers for our unique campground. However, we regret that we've had several setbacks in getting our campground open for operation. The bathhouse is still under construction, and the camp store is nearing completion but still not operational. Please continue to check our website for updates and pictures as we near completion and you'll be the first to be informed when we start taking reservations. If response is any indication of actual camper reservation, we recommend you reserve as soon as we announce our opening as the campground will fill to capacity quickly. Why are we going to be "unique"? Read below for more information and check our Update page.

Showy Orchids

Our family will be offering a unique opportunity to share with you. We’re building a family focused, eco-friendly, tent campground. It'll be different from any camping experience you’ve ever had. Most of our campsites are creekside, all are under the cool forest canopy of Tennessee's Appalachian mountains. All sites are huge with plenty of privacy to stretch out.

When you arrive, you'll park at the camp store, we'll deliver your belongings by trailer to your site while you unwind and leisurely stroll the mulched trail to your site. No car noise, just the sound of nature, a child laughing, a cookpot clanging. Occasionally you'll hear a donkey brae in the distance, or the sound of a train passing through Unicoi, 15 miles away.

Showy Orchis, one of the many rare plants seen from the trails

Our easy to moderate hiking trails lead directly into the Cherokee National Forest. They're filled with native plant and endangered wildflower viewing opportunities. Rare orchids, medicinal plants, moss carpets, and gorgeous wildflowers abound in the cool, moist forest. Our goal is to protect, learn from, and educate other people with what God has gifted and entrusted us with.

Want to try tent camping but don't have the gear? We'll offer rental equipment and fully set-up tent site options so all you bring are personal items and groceries. No fuss, no crazy packing, no setting it all up, just come and enjoy! How's that for Simple?

Tent Site 1

This creekside site is large enough for several tents.Large, private sites are our goal.

In our camp store we plan to offer handmade quality crafts, quilts, candles, soap, local mountain art, and jewelry. Most things will be made here on the farm.

In season, our farm offers juicy, sweet blackberries, raspberries, naturally grown produce, plants, herbs and flowers. Our U-Pick berry operation should be open in July.

Enjoy our 100 acres of mountain heaven. Leave with beautiful, peaceful memories.

Pull up a camp chair, dip your tootsies in the cold mountain creek water, watch the kids find salamanders and crayfish under beautiful, colorful rocks. Stars are easily seen in our night sky with no city lights to wash them out. Bring your telescope, you'll be amazed!

Mountain View

While at our Campground, relax... really rest & rejuvenate, breathe!

Sit a while in a porch rocker and watch the world go by in a slower, simpler time. The view of the beautiful Unaka Mountains is your horizon. There are forest paths to explore, or just listen to the Wood Thrush in the campground sing his melodious song.

You can truly leave your hectic life behind, we did, and we'll share with you how we got here. You're among friends, so come visit us at Blackberry Blossom Campground.

Other Campground ideas for our campers...

Take a stroll through our nursery and compass garden. Purchase native plants, berries, shrubs, vegetables, wildflowers and herbs to add to your own garden or kitchen.

Our Farm is coming to life and 2010 promises to be our best year yet! Keep up to date with our Grand Opening through this site.