Whippoorwill is in Fernvale, Tennessee, in Williamson County

Important: please do not use your GPS to get to camp.

Most GPS systems recommend turning on Hunting Camp Road off of Old Harding Pike. While this looks like the most direct route, this road is not a county maintained road and it ends in a washed out culvert. There is no way to continue on that road so you will have to turn around and return to Old Harding Pike. Please use the driving directions on this page.

Whippoorwill is located in the small community of Fernvale in Williamson County. The Camp phone number is 615-799-9925.

Here are driving directions from Nashville:

  • Take Harding Road (West End Avenue) past Belle Meade to the Highway 100/70 fork. Follow directions for Highway 100.
  • Follow Highway 100 for 11.4 miles and then turn left on Highway 96.
  • Go .7 (seven-tenths of a mile) on Highway 96, and then turn right on Old Harding Road to Fernvale.
  • Follow Old Harding Road for 5 miles. You will reach a stop sign by an old country store (now a house).
  • Turn right at the stop. It is 3/4 mile from the stop sign to the Camp entrance.
  • Turn right on Whippoorwill Lane (there is a camp sign) and follow the gravel road over two bridges. You are at camp!
  • Drive past the buses until you see a row of mailboxes and a house. That is the camp office. Come on in!

Directions from Franklin:

  • Take Highway¬†96 West.
  • Go 11 miles (under the Natchez Trace bridge) and turn left on Old Harding Road toward Fernvale.
  • Follow Old Harding Road for 5 miles. You will reach a stop sign by an old country store (now a house).
  • Turn right at the stop. It is 3/4 mile from the stop sign to the Camp entrance.
  • Turn right on Whippoorwill Lane (there is a camp sign) and follow the gravel road over two bridges. You are at camp!
  • Drive past the buses until you see a row of mailboxes and a house. That is the camp office. Come on in!