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Stay by a lovely pond on 33 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.  Several species of wi

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Stay by a lovely pond on 33 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.  Several species of wildlife have been seen on the property.  

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)

Our pond-front sites do not currently have power, water or sewage hookups.  Generator use is OK.  Fires are OK, but please keep campfires small and safe.     

 Note:  30Amp and 50-Amp 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
Tent or RV sites
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 12 meters allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

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Biking
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Hiking
Paddling
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Terrain

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

Beach

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

Farm

We grow tree crops and field crops and more!

Driveway

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

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Hipcamper Jeannette

3rd timer here

Jeannette B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6 West Road)
November 28th, 2022

Always a great time! Dependably perfect :) The fish were really biting this time, and the stars were out in full force with Orion’s belt, front and center. The grounds are clean and well-maintained, and the Porta potty had just been serviced and was clean as a whistle.

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Hipcamper Chris
Chris D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 at the Dock)
November 27th, 2022

Everyone was nice great place close by but far enough to check out. My dog loved it

Hipcamper Sam + Kameron
Sam + Kameron E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7 West Road )
November 20th, 2022

Mike and Bills land was beautiful. They were so accommodating and friendly! We will definitely be staying there again!

Hipcamper Maria G

Relaxing by the pond

Maria G O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9 North side of Pond)
November 20th, 2022

We stayed here for one night and was a perfect gateway surrounded by lots of trees with a view to the pond, so relaxing.
Mike, the hist super attentive and accommodating, replaying to all the messages in a snap.

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Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 6 West Road)
November 15th, 2022

Great site if you are in a pinch as the sites aren't very level and the highway noise. The property is nice, clean and the owners are very accommaditing.

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Hipcamper Janie
Janie S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 at the Dock)
November 8th, 2022

Great place to relax and fish. Sites are primitive and well spaced out. Mike is very friendly and helpful. There is some traffic noise but you can tune it out with music. Definitely will return.

Hipcamper dawn

Best camp this year!

Dawn A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6 West Road)
November 7th, 2022

I have a Ram Promaster 1500, I travel mostly solo + I have solar for my power source. This was the most beautiful camp that I have stayed at yet. I have been on the road for a year. Mike was the most gracious, kind + caring person / host. The listing is accurate, the fruit is fresh + the energy is kind. As a minority I felt more than welcome + safe.

Hipcamper Donna
Donna H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 at the Dock)
October 31st, 2022

Quick overnight trip to get some nature. Stayed in spot by the dock. Enjoyed sitting on the dock and watching sunset. Most enjoyed getting to know owner, Mike, and learning all about the farm. Would definitely go back!

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Hipcamper Paul
Paul T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 @ Road to Nowhere)
October 21st, 2022

Great location, super easy in and out, Great people!!
Private and quiet!
a must see!

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