skip rocks, wander, explore, daydream, stargaze,
tell stories, create memories…
on the buffalo
Make your 2020 plans!
On the Buffalo is a division of Camp Wonder Wander creativity retreat center 20-25 minutes from Hohenwald, TN in the lovely rural rolling hills of mid-south Tennessee. The 12 acre campground features an accessible road trail from the bluff high above the river down to the river basin where kayaks or canoes can be picked up or loaded in (4WD recommended or book ours for assistance). Downriver from Grinder's creek and Texas Bottom, our slice of the river features a good swimming hole.
Numerous campsite areas are cleared amidst the forest, nestled on the edges of the pasture and on the bluff above the river. You can rent our Yurt or bring your own tent or even glamp in our lodge.
Plans are in the works for a sanctioned Mountain Bike trail throughout the lovely habitat. 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.
As a creativity retreat center, there is an encouragement of art and allowing your creativity to flow like the Buffalo. You may want to 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.
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.
Activities you may enjoy include fishing, swimming, hiking/walking, biking, or kayak/canoe. Please inquire on rental opportunities for items such as tents.
rates include hospitality tax
DAY RATE until dusk:
$12/adult $6/child under 13
$20/adult $8/child under 12
if you choose to camp overnight, this includes day access no matter what time you arrive or depart within a 24 hour period.
Some sites are off-limits to children under 12.
$60/night for up to 4 people
RV/no electric/water: $30/night
RV/with electric/water: $40/night
$20/ day includes assistance
If you do not have a 4WD and would like transportation down to the river for your group this fee includes one round trip and assistance for up to 6 people.
ASSISTANCE WITH DROP-OFF/PICK-UP:
$10/per group per ride, based upon availability
our 4WD SUV seats up to 6 and can also haul trailer. Texas Bottom is approximately 5 minute drive and Grinder's Creek is about 8 to 10 minutes.
Parking is included in the access fee DAY OR OVERNIGHT.
Parking is centrally located near the entrance of the camp. Vehicles are not allowed off the primary path. You may be able to drive to a central spot to unload. If you want to camp near your vehicle, please inquire about campsites on the retreat center side of the property.
KAYAK RENTAL: TBA in 2020
RIVER + TRAILS
On The Buffalo features a wide section of river bed along our 12 acres. As a creativity retreat center, the emphasis here is digital detox and rejuventation from the fast-paced technology infused world. 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.
With numerous cleared camping area, you and your group will find a nurturing experience in a relatively undisturbed natural environment of a 12 acres plat on a bluff above the Buffalo river. We are a LNT facility and ask you to always leave things better than you found them. With one outhouse and more facilities in the works, this is a great place to be primitive but not primitive. The cell phone signal may or may not work here and that's the point. The vision for this campground came from the founder/director Val's experiences growing up in scouts until age of 17 and a leader for 5 years without children in the troop as well as many family camping experiences.
We have one RV hookup very close to the SR99 entrance and room for up to 5 RV or trailers depending on the size. Please contact for more information or registration.
Our main lodge is on the Camp Wonder Wander side of the property and sleeps up to 14. Our artist residency house when not in use is also available and sleeps up to 7. There are two other rooms for rent for 1-4 people. In total if all beds are booked, we can sleep 30 people inside. the goal for the place is to have micro-shelters off grid On the Buffalo side of the center that would be off-grid and available for rent when not in use by the residency prorgram.
make a commitment to nature and your digital detox
Limited memberships available for those who want to visit on a regular basis. Access to the camp is unlimited, but campsites must be reserved at least 30 days ahead of time for priority.
Membership includes access for 1 car/truck and up to 4 people per visit including 1 tent and 4 people for overnight stays (which is $60 a night). Members receive 25% discount for additional guests. You must register your vehicle at the time of the membership and only 4WD will be allowed on the river trail.
ANNUAL RATE paid once a year - $240
MONTHLY paid consecutively for seasonal access
(6 month min. commitment) $40/mo min 6 months
* non-member access rate is $12/day
or $20/overnight per person over age of 12
606 GAITHER HINSON RD, WAYNESBORO TN 38485
SR 99 BETWEEN WAYNESBORO & HOHENWALD
for booking and other information : 931-321-3520 voice or