Located in the Barfield Crescent Park, the Wilderness Station is the city’s unique outdoor awareness and adventure facility. It is nestled along the edge of the woods, just a short drive past the disc golf area. At the Wilderness Station, you’ll find a variety of interpretive programs. Adventurous families, scouts and youth groups can camp in the primitive Backcountry Campground. There they can enjoy the staff-led activities or just explore on their own. The Wilderness Station is a beautiful facility featuring nature and outdoor adventure programs, room rentals, and a snack and gift shop.
A paved accessible trail leads to the primitive (walk-in only) backcountry campground and the river overlook. There are five miles of rough, rocky and hilly backcountry trails. The small fishing pond is great for beginners. Please catch and release only. A popular fishing and wading area can be accessed near the river overlook trail. The Marshall Knobs trail loop runs below the overlook along the bank of the West Fork of the Stones River.
The Backcountry Campground has designated areas divided into four group sections. Each section has five individual campsites. The campground is “primitive camping” which means you can only get there by walking/backpacking. There are no showers, drinking water or electricity. The restroom has one flushable toilet.
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