skip rocks, wander, explore, daydream, stargaze,
tell stories, create memories…
on the buffalo
Enjoy the beauty of the rural rolling hills and much farmland in this area of Lewis County, Tennessee and our section of the Buffalo River. Privately owned and managed land tamed and untamed. You may even see a pollinator friendly landscape with an emerging elderberry and passionflower 'farm.'
This is not a crazy, over-packed campground.
Space is limited and available first come, first serve. You may be asked to make a deposit to hold a site for certain dates.
Are you looking for a unique family activity to explore the land as a disconnect to reconnect? Ask about our certified guided Forest Therapy walks.
If you and/or your family are new to camping consider easing into the experience by booking the Lemon Lodge and pitching a tent close to 'practice'. You'll have climate controlled shelter, bathrooms, and even a kitchen with donkeys in the 'backyard'.
We do not rent floats, canoes or kayaks. We only offer transport service.
This is primitive. No there are not bathrooms or showers.
There are no RV sites near water, only boondock near entrance or 1 hook-up at the retreat side across from the entrance.
A deposit may be required to hold a spot.
At-your-own-risk. You should understand the rules and sign all paperwork.
No refunds - even if a storm rolls in and you or your tent gets wet.
Check out the FAQ section below or contact for more information.
urban escape | digital detox
On The Buffalo is a luscious 12 acre private land offering primitive camping in the various terrain from forest to meadow. . Access will be limited on a daily basis to ensure that the peacefulness of this place is not destroyed by massive population. Becoming a member will guarantee your access and also help keep this space private compared to the other options down river.
Spend time wandering the land.
Affiliated with the nature immersion creativity retreat center - Camp Wonder Wander that is a 5 acre facility across the street from the entrance.
RIVER & TRAILS
On The Buffalo CAMPGROUND is on the Buffalo. We have about 400 feet of river frontage. The river can flood usually during spring rains. Therefore we do not suggest camping on our river front access. You can get to the water down a one lane road dug outside of the bluff.
Explore our 12-acres with evolving trails by foot or bike. No motorized vehicles allowed. You may stumble upon art installations.
Not interested in Camping? You can glamp at the Lemon Lodge at Camp Wonder Wander. Approximately 10 minute walk to the river, you'll find our fun lodge that overlooks the donkey paddock and grazing land.
The lodge sleeps 14.
We do not have any additional cabins or inside spaces right now.
Nestle your group in the woods on the edge of the pasture.
A lovely view of the pasture and the sky along the edge of the pine forest.
This section of the pasture has enough room for multiple tents to accommodate troops and groups up to about 30.
Another large space for larger groups with wide space to spread out. Enjoy the starry skies on clear nights.
This smaller site is available for one tent. No children under 12 due to location on the bluff rim. A lovely view of the river below and the land in the distance.
A larger site for several tents or even hammocks. Explore the bluff above the river. No children under 12.
Best for small tent or 4 person tent.
Pitch your tent near this unique spot on the buffalo that features a cluster of trees in a circle.
This special spot is the highest elevation. It is available for exclusive reservation, your tent or ours. Set up your telescope here. Premium rate and member priority.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY DAILY.
CAMPING MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND, DAY OF REQUEST.
PARKING AND TRANSPORT MUST BE BOOKED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF YOUR STAY.
WE DO NOT ANSWER THE PHONE OR CHECK COMPUTER AFTER 7PM.
if you call us, we may not be able to answer the phone because we are outside a lot.
if you text message to Nine 31 Two 13 Nineteen 01, we can respond faster.
activities on the Buffalo River
are at your own risk
* no cancellations or refunds - even if a storm drenches you or your tent.
About our extended creativity retreat center @campwonderwander on Insta and FB: Let your creativity flow like the Buffalo. Book an extra workshop to learn pottery or other art, craft, or design. You may want to meet our camp animals - donkeys (miniatures and standards), chickens, peacocks, and domestic rabbits, cats, and dogs. The artist residency program should lead to an ever growing arts environment such as murals and sculpture gardens. Blue sky dreams include a ropes course and zip line as well as numerous micro shelter off grid cabins for rent and use by the artist residency program so with your help we can make this a really amazing unique destination.
If you have a group, troop, or club you would like to coordinate an excursion camping or glamping along with a workshop that you manage with our assistance or we manage, we would love to discuss so please send a message via our chat.
make a commitment to nature and your digital detox
Limited memberships available for those who want to visit on a regular basis. Help to keep On The Buffalo Campground a quiet, family friendly and relatively quiet part of the river by becoming a member. Your contribution helps to sustain the retreat center operations such as care and feeding of the animals as well as the artist/writer residency.
Please note fishing requires a TN license.
No hunting allowed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT AND CURRENT RATES PLEASE REVIEW THIS.
ART on the buffalo
Please respect the art installations and don't vandalize.
Tag us in your social media post instead! #artonthebuffalo
606 GAITHER HINSON RD, WAYNESBORO TN 38485
SR 99 BETWEEN WAYNESBORO & HOHENWALD
for booking and other information : NINE 31 TWO 13 NINETEEN 01 TEXT or firstname.lastname@example.org
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