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 fen


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

Pitch your tent in one of our three first-come, first-serve campsites. 

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
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 18 meters allowed
Pull-in site
Water connection available
Generators allowed
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Hilary a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Suncoast Trail is less than 5 minutes from campground, with parking lot at trail head. Withlacoochee State Trail is also a shor...Read more


Whether you'd like a leisurely day on the river or an adventure in the Gulf there are plenty of boating options nearby.


Hiking to Caving we have it all local!


Too many options to list!

Off-roading (OHV)

Out of respect for any other campers we ask that you don't use these on the property. There are plenty of trails close by with ...Read more


From springs to rivers and sandy beaches there are lots of swimming areas nearby.

Wildlife watching

Wild Turkeys and deer can be seen from your campsite but there are lots of animal sanctuary's nearby to get up close and person...Read more

Horseback riding


Natural features you'll find at Smokey Acres Primitive Camp Site 2 in Florida.


A large clearing with ponds surrounded by trees.


We aren't a farm farm but there is livestock on the property.

Places to see near Smokey Acres

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela K.
recommends this listing.
November 20th, 2022

This was our first time taking our kids (5 & 7) and dogs (1.5 & 2.5) camping. Hilary’s land was great! Very spacious and well-maintained. We had a fun time fishing the pond, though much of the shoreline is reedy. If we visit again, we’ll bring a white noise machine. The traffic noise from SR50 travels much farther than we expected and it kept some of us up at night.

Thanks, Hilary.

Hipcamper William

Not a good stay

William E.
doesn't recommend this listing.
November 12th, 2022

Deff will not be returning whole situation was ridiculous they have 30 people on one site it’s just a shit show they deff care about money first and foremost I seen multiple people leave yesterday because they were not happy with conditions so no I would not recommend after staying for over a month and moving my camper 30 times

Hipcamper Misael
Misael R.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2022

Third time we stay at this campground. We love it. Tranquil and host is great.

Hipcamper Celina
Celina E.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2022

Great set up and beautiful land we had an awesome time

Hipcamper Becca

Meadow, forest, and pond all in one

Becca R.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2022

We spent a night there on Memorial Day and had a great time!! Really beautiful area with a good mix of open meadow and shady trees to camp underneath. The ground at our spot was flat, dry, and didnt have any sticks or debris even though it was under a nice big oak, and there was a cool trail to walk around. Clean bathroom and shower area too! The pond was beautiful.

The only downsides were the mosquitoes (to be expected) and I was really looking forward to seeing the goats and llama from the site’s description, but they weren’t there. I was also hoping to go to the you-pick fruit farm next door, but that was closed for the season. Otherwise, this place has a great location that feels very off-the-grid but still close to some stores if you need anything. Not a bad drive to the springs either (25 minutes, give or take). Overall I give it a thumbs up!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew J.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2022

Amazing place to camp! Enjoyed how relaxing it was and plenty to do near by.

Go experience for yourself!

Smokey Acres Primitive Camp Site 2
Hipcamper Naomi

Peaceful getaway

Naomi H.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2022

Friendly place. Caught some fish and enjoyed our stay.

Hipcamper Misael

Camping with wildlife all around.

Misael R.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2022

The tree covered sites are beautiful and the wildlife is amazing. I took photos of Turkeys, hawks, Sand Cranes and ducks. Plus I caught three bass in the pond.

Hipcamper Caroline

Wonderful tent camping.

Caroline L.
recommends this listing.
March 23rd, 2022

Very quiet and peaceful with just a few campers. It was caterpillar season, so there's that. Wonderful shower with hot water and flushing toilet. Enjoyed our evening and morning fire.

Smokey Acres
United States
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