Howlin’ Hill (formally Rat’s Nest Campground) is a primitive campgrounds and outdoor live music venue.

Our campsites are strictly tent and hammock camping ensuring guests truly experience the call of the wild. Choose between our riverfront sites or more secluded wooded sites, all of which are just a short walk to the river. All of our campsites are shaded by a continuous tree canopy and equipped with a fire pit. We also have firewood available on site for you to purchase.

Howlin’ Hill has the best beach access on this stretch of the gorgeous Duck River, and is the perfect spot for the kids to play in the water or to cast your reel a time or two. Summertime offers an amazing light show performed by thousands of fireflies. A shower house with water pumped from a natural spring gives you a place to cool off and clean up, and portable restrooms are within a short walking distance from your site. Otherwise, it’s just you and nature!

Saturday nights often offer the chance to hear some live music from our rustic wooden stage. The grounds create the perfect natural amphitheatre, so you can enjoy the music next to a fire by the stage or by your campsite. We bring a wide array of music genres from bluegrass to rock to the Howlin’ Hill stage, so check our Facebook page regularly to see what events we have coming up.

Whether you are on vacation from far reaching places or you are taking a short staycation from right here in Middle Tennessee, our refuge can be your refuge too. Located just 8 miles from Chapel Hill and Henry Horton State Park, our campgrounds can be reached in under an hour from many of Middle Tennessee’s more urban areas, including Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet, Spring Hill, and Columbia, just to name a few.

New for 2018, Duck Canoe (931-364-2969) is now operating from our property as well. They offer a 5-mile float in either canoe or kayak rentals, or they can shuttle your own for a small fee. The end point is right on The Howlin’ Hill beach, so when your float is complete, you are right back at your site.

We hope you’ll come for a visit soon and experience our good ol’ southern hospitality in the great outdoors.