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Stay by a lovely pond on 34 acre fruit and ornamental tree nursery property with great vibes.  Located near I-75 just 20 miles South of Tampa, 35 miles east of Saint Petersburg, 35 miles North of Sarasota, 2 hours West of Orlando.  

Parts of property are wide open, other areas are rugged and difficult to walk through including some wetland areas.  The nursery has plent


Stay by a lovely pond on 34 acre fruit and ornamental tree nursery property with great vibes.  Located near I-75 just 20 miles South of Tampa, 35 miles east of Saint Petersburg, 35 miles North of Sarasota, 2 hours West of Orlando.  

Parts of property are wide open, other areas are rugged and difficult to walk through including some wetland areas.  The nursery has plenty of trees, & some fields - large pond is surrounded by cattails and marsh/wetlands & has fish (Bass, Tilapia, Sunfish, Catfish).

Room for Privacy between campsites.  Usually have fresh organically grown veggies and fruit available too!  (Citrus, Starfruit, Banana. Mango, Papaya & more)

Several species of wildlife have been seen on the property.  There are some lovely Hawks that are fun to watch.  They follow us around at times - hoping we flush out prey for them.

Our pond-front sites do not currently have power, water or sewage hookups.  Generator use is OK.  Firewood is available, but please keep campfires small and safe.  Generator power is ok and we have them on site, or a nearby Home Depot can rent one to you.

Areas around office and main gate may offer some 120 volt options power for charging systems, along with water spigots and waste dumping options.            Note:  30Amp power outlets are currently all in use.

Please plan to arrive well before sunset to get settled in and see your way around the site.

We think the property is lovely, and definitely want you to enjoy your camping experience!

Note:  Honeybee hives are on property about June through January, if any bee allergies within your group please advise - so we can point you toward a campsite further away from hives.  Other insects and some plant species may be annoying. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
7 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No showers
No picnic table
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at By the Pond in Florida.


Tampa Bay beach areas accessible only 6-8 miles away.


We grow tree crops and field crops and more!


Over a mile of private roadways to camp by are available around the pond and farm here.


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Hipcamper Niki
Niki K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
October 25th, 2021

First off, what a great host Mike was. He was there when we arrived, helped us fill up our water tank, led the way to get us to our site (cutting a few branches along the way), and checked back an hour or so later, and again the next day. First impression of the whole area was good, but we were a little disappointed when we found out we had no pond access, but it was just a few minutes down. We set up, had dinner, took our pup for a run and relaxed for the evening. Next morning we took the kayaks down to the closest opening and had a great time fishing and kayaking. I even caught a nice size bass. We then took a nice bike ride around the property and managed to find some ripening fruit. All in all, we had such a great time. This spot has so much to offer plenty to see. We’ll definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Daniela

What a beautiful place!

Daniela D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 24th, 2021

Rented site #4 for a witch themed photoshoot. You can drive in. There's heavily canopied areas & where you camp there is a clearing. It is the closest site to the floating dock & the bees. They wont disturb you if you don't disturb them :) you are free to walk the property, fish/boat/swim in the pond, see bees at work up close. Theres a port a potty & a place to make fires. Mike & Bill are wonderful hosts; there to answer any questions & the next morning even offered us a tour of the farm plus a boat ride around the pond. We had such a great experience all around! Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Lizzie

Beautiful pond!!

Lizzie R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
October 16th, 2021

The water was the best temperature we have ever swam in! Beautiful pond surroundings and so peaceful! The host was very friendly and answered any questions that we had! The fruit he gave us was so fresh and delicious as well. We will definitely be coming back :)

Hipcamper Roger

Enjoy old florida!

Roger D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
September 12th, 2021

This is old Florida, baby! It’s not for a “fancy” crowd: has no shower or big amenities. BUT - for those more rustic and enjoying nature/simplicities of life - nature/trees/water- it’s the place. Host Mike is very kind, helpful and unassuming. Highly recommend for people that can appreciate it.

Hipcamper Mike & Bill
Response from Mike & Bill, the Host, on September 16th, 2021

Was a true pleasure having Roger stop by to visit here!, Roger is definitely our kind of camper and we barely had time to talk about all our mutual interests and hobbies. From fishing to hiking and trees and tasty homemade beverage concoctions -hard to grasp how he gets it all done! Thanks again Rog Come Back!

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Hipcamper Monika
Monika B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
August 27th, 2021

My stay was short, due to my poor timing, but the tropical fruit farm was great. Mike gave me and my pup a tour, filled my brain with lots of info about the types of plants and fruits that grew there and popped in with a bag full of yummy fruits.
I didn’t get the full experience but I took a literal rain check for next time!

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 21st, 2021

Very peaceful, and the grounds are very nice. Owners couldn’t have been friendlier!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
August 18th, 2021

Mike and Bill have a wonderful piece of property. There is plenty of space to spread out and have privacy. I definitely recommend getting the fresh fruit!

Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
August 6th, 2021

Amazing location and amazing experience. Felt like we were camping on a tropical island. Host gave us an amazing tour.

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Hipcamper Jeremy

Best mangos i've ever had!

Jeremy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 24th, 2021

We had a great overnight trip! Mike was very hospitable and made us feel very welcome. The eggs were farm fresh and the mangos were the best I have ever had. It was really laid back and great property. I would definitely return!

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