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Old 02-13-2018, 09:39 AM   #15
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Friends of ours who live in Homossass Florida are turning 70 , retiring and moving to Franklin Tennessee ( Health Reasons )
We are contemplating going down to visit them and wondering if any one has any suggestions for campgrounds in the area ?
They bought a home in the mountains near Franklin but we don't have an exact location.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:56 AM   #16
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Friends of ours who live in Homossass Florida are turning 70 , retiring and moving to Franklin Tennessee ( Health Reasons )
We are contemplating going down to visit them and wondering if any one has any suggestions for campgrounds in the area ?
They bought a home in the mountains near Franklin but we don't have an exact location.
Franklin, Tennessee, not Franklin, North Carolina, right? The NC one is in the mountains, the TN one is near Nashville, and far enough away from the mountains that a place in the mountains "nearby" doesn't really help find a campground near the mountain place; they could set out for a 2-5 hour drive in a couple of different directions for a mountain place. Really, the whole eastern end of TN is a possibility (any of which should have some good camping options nearby, when you find out).

If you're looking for a recommendation around Franklin, I don't know of any suggestions, but there should be plenty. A few Civil War sites there, if that's your pleasure, and of course, Music City stuff.
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If you are talking Franklin TN, then I would suggest Defeated Creek, it's a Corp of Engineers campground on a lake just east of Nashville. I can also recommend Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill TN. It's 5 minutes from our house, and we could come by and you could feed us
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Moving to Franklin, TN from FL for health reasons? Say what? I live in TN and like it, but it ain't for health reasons. IT ranks 3rd in air pollution in the US. In the top 10 for almost any other type of pollution.

Moving to the mountains near Franklin,TN? What? Hills maybe, not mountains.

This does not compute.

But on the off chance that you are talking about staying near Franklin, TN then probably Henry Horton State Park would be closest to Franklin. If you want to play in Nashville there are plenty of places nearby to park an RV.

Natchez Trace Parkway runs near Franklin by the way.

You can catch the lower end of the Appalachian Mountains near Chattanooga, and drive north from there, if you really do mean you want to camp in the mountains.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:30 AM   #20
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henry I admit it has me thunkin too but maybe there is just something about tn. but its no doubt the attractions me I live far enough from branson and lake Ozarks to just pass through from time to time!!

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Franklin, Tennessee, not Franklin, North Carolina, right? The NC one is in the mountains, the TN one is near Nashville, and far enough away from the mountains that a place in the mountains "nearby" doesn't really help find a campground near the mountain place; they could set out for a 2-5 hour drive in a couple of different directions for a mountain place. Really, the whole eastern end of TN is a possibility (any of which should have some good camping options nearby, when you find out).

If you're looking for a recommendation around Franklin, I don't know of any suggestions, but there should be plenty. A few Civil War sites there, if that's your pleasure, and of course, Music City stuff.
I believe you are correct , after doing some research , Franklin Tn makes more sense . I have terrible hearing so thanks for pointing out my error.
My friend was born in Iowa and spent most of his adult life in Minnesota until he was forced to move to Florida because of his job. He is turning 70 years old and decided to retire . He has a heart condition and heat and humidity are very hard on him and he wasn't sure if he could take Minnesota's winters again so according to him he bought a home in the Smoky Mountains at about 3000 ft .
He contends that the temps and humidity up in the mountains are manageable. I spent four summers in Knoxville TN and the idea of low temps and humidity seem rather dubious.
Maybe this coming winter we can travel to Franklin and test his theory. As long as he is living in Homossass Florida, we will have to visit via phone.
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steve here in the flats of mo. very hot and humid wherever you go in the state much like tn.

relative of ours moved to the mts of n. c. they lasted one winter and down to sea leval whatever that is in n.c. they said they never saw so much snow!!

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3000 feet certainly sounds like Franklin, North Carolina, not the Franklin TN, and some might refer to the NC as "the Smokies."

I mostly agree with you, Steve, about the heat and humidity. I've camped in the area frequently at about 5000' and in the middle of the summer, that high there is a real benefit, but it's basically at night, when lows should consistently get below 70 (and even below 40, sometimes). But normal days might be only a little better than the surrounding lowlands.

But, Franklin NC is enough of a heat relief that it's a popular destination area for many, and there are a wide variety of camping options in the area (I've been to Standing Indian, but with a tent, and didn't pay attention to other options then).

And FWIW, I'd expect "health" as a reason for a move to the Franklin TN/Nashville area only if that meant a younger relative (esp. a medico) or a certain specialist (Vanderbilt med. school has some folk like that I think.)
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steve here in the flats of mo. very hot and humid wherever you go in the state much like tn.

relative of ours moved to the mts of n. c. they lasted one winter and down to sea leval whatever that is in n.c. they said they never saw so much snow!!

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My wife and I traveled through Missouri after we picked up our Casita at the factory in Texas. I will admit that Missouri is extremely hot and humid no matter where you go in the state . My wife has family in Hannibal Missouri so we had to stop but only stayed for a couple days
We are contemplating a trip to Missouri during winter when the temps moderate . We missed the Truman Library the first time through , won't on our second trip . Old Harry S is our favorite President
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steve Hannibal is my home town

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steve you will love Truman library

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