Hipcamp host Hilary I.,
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Pitch your tent and start fishing in the pond! Then enjoy a hot shower, cozy up by the campfire, and relax on this beautiful, 10-acre campground full of amenities to ensure you have a relaxing stay. 

About the property 

Down a hidden gravel drive with wetlands on either side you will find a completely fenced in field surrounded

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Pitch your tent and start fishing in the pond! Then enjoy a hot shower, cozy up by the campfire, and relax on this beautiful, 10-acre campground full of amenities to ensure you have a relaxing stay. 

About the property 

Down a hidden gravel drive with wetlands on either side you will find a completely fenced in field surrounded by pine, oak, and swamp maple trees. There are two ponds located on the property both stocked with bass, bluegill, and sunfish. The front pond is home to many natural Florida wildlife and is a great location to bird watch. The property is also home to several sheep and Pency the Llama. 

Located a few miles from Brooksville and the Suncoast Parkway, this quiet and peaceful setting is just 5 minutes from the parking area and trailhead for the Suncoast Trail and 10 miles from the famous Weeki Wachee Springs, where you can spend the day at the local park or float down the river with the manatees. 

Withlacoochee State Park and other natural preserves with trail access and kayaking are only a short distance away, and Dames Cave, Homosassa Springs, and Chasawiska Springs are all within a ~20-minute drive as well. Spending a day at the beach is easy with plenty of options along the Nature Coast. We’re also less than an hour from Tampa and Clearwater and two hours from Orlando. 

A perfect weekend get-away for anyone looking to “unplug,” Smokey Acres is also a great stop for those passing through the area. We are a close distance to many racing, livestock, boating and fishing events. We have no problem accommodating whatever you’re towing!

Whether you'd like a leisurely day on the river or an adventure in the Gulf, there are plenty of boating options nearby. Be sure to make it back to the property in time to enjoy amazing sunsets that bring peace and tranquility to your experience. 

Our neighbors, JG Ranch, offers U- Pick Fruit and Vegetables or a great selection of local harvest at their roadside stand. 

This 10-acre property has been in my family for decades. My Husband and I were married under the oaks and have had our share of campfires together out there. 

I've recently moved back home with my own family and as much as we enjoy the land for ourselves we'd love to share it. Any profit from hosting campers will help us maintain our sustainable farm that we're hoping to expand onto Smokey Acres.

About the listing 

This site now offers a large wooden deck for your tent for the best experience possible. 

During your stay, enjoy access to water, restrooms and hot showers as well as picnic tables and fire pits. We'll start you off with a small bundle and plenty of kindling.

Charcoal grills are provided in the BBQ area.

We love that you brought your pet but we also want to keep ours safe so please keep all pets on a leash or lead.

While you will have privacy at your site, we do have a few different campsites on the property, so you may run into other campers in common areas or in passing during your stay.

Additional Details to Note:

  • Camping vehicle hookups provided, see below for details 
  • Good cell service for all carriers
  • Hosts will greet campers upon arrival but then leave campers to enjoy their stay
  • ATV use on land is not permitted

 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Hilary a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Melanie
Melanie D.
recommends this listing.
January 9th, 2022

It was a cute little spot centrally located around a bunch parks. It was a great alternative to standard state park campsites. The bathrooms were rustic but functional with hot water. All the other campers were quiet and respectful. Overall I really enjoyed the experience!

Hipcamper Hilary
Response from Hilary, the Host, on January 13th, 2022

Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Jeremy

Faerie & dwarve paradise

Jeremy M.
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December 22nd, 2021

So many different areas to relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere. Can feel the thought that went into the creation of this area.

Hipcamper Hilary
Response from Hilary, the Host, on January 13th, 2022

Thanks for staying with us!

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Hipcamper Regine
Regine D.
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December 17th, 2021

On short notice me and my mom decided to take a vacation and we needed a break. We found this place and omg! This place blew our minds. The different plants in there were beautiful. We’re even considering moving off grid with how homey this place felt. The outhouse was clean and was fully stocked with toilet paper and soap. Will definitely be coming back! We will miss the lovely Gypsy Garden 🌿

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Hipcamper Hilary
Response from Hilary, the Host, on January 13th, 2022

Thank you for your kind words! We're so happy you and your mom enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Tyler

Stargazing here was awesome!

Tyler L.
recommends this listing.
December 14th, 2021

I had a great few days on Hilary's land. I had come from another hipcamp that didnt have showers so being able to use the showers was so nice. The gardens really cool, theres cool little plants and statues scattered around. This was the only spot with a fence around it so you feel a little more secluded for sure. I had a blast fishing the ponds, caught my first talapia. Met some awesome people here too. Hilary and her husband come by everyday to make sure everything is going well and check up on trash and bathrooms. I hope someday to be able to go back!

Hipcamper Hilary
Response from Hilary, the Host, on January 13th, 2022

It was great meeting you! Next time you travel through stop by!

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Hipcamper Dan
Dan S.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2021

Had a great time. Would recommend.

Hipcamper Jessica

Awesome place to stay!

Jessica M.
recommends this listing.
November 21st, 2021

This place was great! We’re a family of 7 and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Having 5 teenagers is tough enough when trying to camp, but this place offered plenty of space for them to run around, a nice hot shower to get clean and a great fire pit. We loved the added privacy of the Gypsy Garden and the kids all agreed, we will definitely be back. The host was amazing and even though we had a rather late arrival and it was well past dark, she arrived to greet us and made sure we were all set and even described some of the local places around there.

Hipcamper Ron

Great hipcamp!

Ron H.
recommends this listing.
November 3rd, 2021

Gypsy Garden is such a great stay. Perfect place for dog and a few friends. Plenty of hammock space. Bill is a really nice guy. Very kind and helpful. The wood is very convenient for a small donation fee. Gypsy Garden is essentially a woodsy backyard away from everyone else. Id go back.

Hipcamper Janine I.
recommends this listing.
January 13th, 2022
Hipcamper Melanie P.
recommends this listing.
December 21st, 2021
Property
Smokey Acres
State
Florida
Country
United States
$22/night
1 Site