Franklin State Forest Campground

Sherwood, Tennessee 37376

Franklin State Forest Campground

Franklin State Forest Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Franklin state forest is one of those quiet, out-of-the-way places that seem to stay out of the public eye and are used only by locals. However, word is spreading about this mountain biking
and hiking mecca where the Cumberland Plateau drops sharply into Swedens Cove to form an escarpment with far-reaching views from the trail system running along its edge.

Tent campers will find the campground here quite rustic, even down to the homemade picnic tables. The Tennessee Division of Forestry will be the first to tell you they aren’t in the campground business. However, they do maintain this pretty little camp beside a small lake for those who want to explore the 7,000-acre slice of plateau country near the Alabama border."

Franklin State Forest Campground Trip Reports

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This is the perfect place to get away and have some peaceful hiking time depending on when you go. It's not very crowded and the area is really beautiful. Lots of rock formations, small waterfalls, a creek and some rim views. Sometimes there are lots of vehicles and hunting is allowed so that can diminish your enjoyment but on days where it's not crowded this is a lovely place. You'll also likely see a lot of wildlife like deer and wild turkeys.

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