ABOUT US AND WHO WE ARE
Taylor and Lane Dixon
We are a married couple of five years with two children and are passionate about travel, the great outdoors, and creating epic moments of adventure. That's just who we are.
Taylor has been camping for as long as he can remember; whether it's finding the best hikes, scouting the most scenic camping spots, or setting up comfortable and beautiful camps, he's everyone's go-to for anything and everything outdoors. He loves to share his expertise and passion with others, and he has a knack for making intimidating things manageable and approachable.
Lane is a former English teacher-turned-entrepreneur who used to cringe at anything remotely outdoorsy - until she met Taylor. After her first night camping with him, she was hooked. Lane loves to find practical ways to make camping feel luxurious, especially for female campers.
Together, we have camped across the U.S. in some of the nation's most scenic spots, though most of the time you can find us hiking near one of Tennessee's many beautiful waterfalls and camping in our retro camper van, Stevie.
OUR FAVORITE SPOTS
Within 150 miles of Nashville
Choose from any of the following options for your adventure, or pitch us an idea for a new one!
South Cumberland State Park
Tucked into the hills in Monteagle, Foster Falls is a hidden gem for anyone who loves chasing waterfalls. It has a hike down to the falls of medium difficulty, so it's definitely not for those who are unable to climb stairs. However, the view and the swim beneath the falls is worth it.
There are several well-known long hiking trails around the rim of the falls where you camp primitively, or opt to pitch your tent at the campground near the falls. It has bathrooms and showers available; however, there is no electric or potable water, so plan ahead. One of our top spots for hiking, waterfalls, and swimming!
Rock Island State Park
Rock Island State Park is an 883-acre park located on the headwaters of Center Hill Lake at the confluence of the Caney Fork, Collins and Rocky Rivers. The rugged beauty of the park includes the Caney Fork Gorge below Great Falls Dam. These overlooks are some of the most scenic and significant along the Eastern Highland Rim. Great Falls is a 30-foot horseshoe cascading waterfall, located below the 19th-century cotton textile mill that it powered over 100 years ago.
The campground isn't adjacent to the falls, so your best bet is to swim and explore before you set up camp or on your way out the next day if you don't feel like moving after you set up. It does, however, boast a large campground complete with bathrooms/showers and electric/water hookups. It's one of the largest waterfalls we've been able to see up close, and there are some great easy trails along the water. Heads up to always check ahead for the weather and any alerts at the dam, as it can easily flash food and and make swimming dangerous.
Edgar Evins State Park - Silver Point, TN
Edgar Evins State Park, one of our family favorites, is located on the shores of Center Hill Lake in the steep, hilly Eastern Highland Rim. The 6,000-acre park offers many recreational opportunities, cabins, and campsites on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee.
The RV campsites are up on the bluffs on wooden decks and come equipped with water and electric. The primitive spots are closer to the shoreline in the woods but still have access to the centralized shower and bathroom building. Our favorite spot is at the tip of the main bluff in the center of the RV campground. We love to set up a picnic lunch, jump off the cliffs, and float in inner tubes during the summer months!
Henry Horton State Park - Chapel Hill, TN
A great park for local enthusiasts, this place is a great option for first-time campers. With options in RV, tent, hammock, and primitive sites, it offers something for everyone. Nestled next to the Duck River, it boasts beautiful, easy walking trails. Bring your kayak or rent ours and paddle down the Duck for the afternoon! If you're feeling extra-bougie, check out the newly-revamped restaurant, The Governor's Table, down the road near the lodge. And for tourists, this 30-minute drive from downtown Nashville make this a no-brainer for those who want to escape the lights and sounds of Broadway.