Hipcamp host Janet H.,
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As a pet-friendly, off-leash, exclusive 1 reservation site, we want first time campers to feel safe and comfortable in our wilderness with electricity and running hot water.  Camping during the winter and spring is fabulous in North Florida.  Sunny and warm during the day, cool at night, it is perfect for being in the great outdoors and roasting marshmallows over an open cam

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As a pet-friendly, off-leash, exclusive 1 reservation site, we want first time campers to feel safe and comfortable in our wilderness with electricity and running hot water.  Camping during the winter and spring is fabulous in North Florida.  Sunny and warm during the day, cool at night, it is perfect for being in the great outdoors and roasting marshmallows over an open campfire.   Our beautiful 6-acre river retreat is adjacent to thousands of acres of  Conservation Easement and hiking trails on the banks of the Suwannee River, a Designated Pristine Scenic Waterway and one of the few "wild" rivers in the United States.   

Bring your tents (and electric blankets if it is cold)  hammocks or sleeping bags to our one acre private campsite  and outdoor bathroom facility with an enclosed flush toilet, sink and hot water shower, a picnic table and a fire pit with log seating.  A large charcoal grill with utensils is provided but bring your own charcoal.  Our large screened platform dining room has a ceiling fan, lights, electric outlets, a table with 4 chairs,  a hammock and a kitty perch,  The Veranda, a covered outdoor living area perfect in the event of inclement weather, has a ceiling fan over a table and 4 chairs, a wood burning fireplace, wicker love seat, 2 Adirondack chairs and child-size rocking chair,. The outdoor kitchen offers a fully functional dual basin sink, small refrigerator, 2 burner electric cooktop, electric griddle, electric coffee maker, and toaster oven but you must bring your own cooking utensils, plates and silverware.  A 42 gallon covered garbage pail is provided but you must pack your trash out with you when you go.

 A three-minute walk down a broad, shaded, gently sloping path takes you to the beach and banks of the Suwannee River, with clearly marked orange blazes outlining the Florida National Scenic Trail and a 1/2 mile Scenic Loop to one of the few waterfalls in Florida.  There is direct river access all year long for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, bird watching and fishing on site, with live music at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, folk festivals at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center and Big Shoals Class III whitewater rapids  all within a 15-minute drive. Go on eco-adventures, dine al fresco at the riverside gazebo or just spend the day lazing on the zen deck reading a good book watching the river float by.  A community picnic area with covered pavilion is accessible by car or golf cart 2 minutes away. and your privacy is guaranteed by the deeply wooded grounds and exclusivity is ensured as there is a one group per site policy. 

Families with young children, people over 25,  2 large or 3 small dog maximum and cats are welcome.  No ATV or dirt bikes.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Janet a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Fat tire biking on well marked trails.

Boating

Kayak and canoe launch on site. We prefer non-motorized vehicles. It is a 4 hour float down to the Spirit of the Suwannee Musi...Read more

Fishing

You can fish for bass, catfish, and sunfish from the riverbank or walk 1000 feet downriver to a broad sandy beach and shade tre...Read more

Hiking

The Florida National Scenic Trail, a well-marked hiking trail that runs the length of the state crosses our property. There is...Read more

Paddling

Paddle boarding is allowed on the river.

Swimming

The river is great for swimming - you can jump off the bank, swing from the rope swing or swim 80 feet across the river with a ...Read more

Wildlife watching

The trees are alive with birds from resident cardinals, woodpeckers and wild turkeys to transient hummingbirds and songbirds a...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Suwannee River Glamping in Florida.

Beach

1500 feet downriver is a wide, white sand beach. Across the river is a 300 foot wide white sand beach.

Forest

This is an old-growth, upland forest, with towering pines, every variety of oak, birch, beech and sweet gum, left in its natura...Read more

River, stream, or creek

This part of the river is designated a Pristine Scenic Waterway and there is access regardless of how high or low the river is ...Read more

Swimming hole

There is swimming all along the river, but a white sand beach across from the property and a big beach approximately 1500 feet ...Read more

Waterfall

A fifteen minute hike up river takes you to a Blue Scenic trail to a half mile loop to Disappearing Creek which leads to a smal...Read more

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Hipcamper Charity

Beyond your typical tent camping

Charity F.
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November 25th, 2021

Janet is a great host, providing everything you could need for an elevated camping experience. Two options for a camp fire, some starter wood, and a lovely basket with s'mores were a nice touch. The main covered area with sitting areas, cooking and prep area plus running hot water for cleanup, so convenient! The tiki torches helped with the mosquitoes, and the screened hangout area was perfect. On top of all that, multiple access points to the river for fishing, paddling, and relaxing were fantastic. Plus there are miles and miles of trails to explore and really enjoy the area. Overall extremely enjoyable and highly recommended!

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Hipcamper Paul

Chill

Paul W.
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October 22nd, 2021

Relaxing

Hipcamper Lamar

Peaceful, easy feeling!

Lamar H.
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September 30th, 2021

This was a very quiet and secluded place to camp. The woods and the river are absolutely beautiful. We had plenty of privacy, but Jerry and Janet were great about being available if we had any needs. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Janet
Response from Janet, the Host, on October 1st, 2021

We look forward to your return. Safe travels.

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Hipcamper Adam

Fantastic spot to camp

Adam L.
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July 26th, 2021

My wife and I had a fantastic 2 day stay. Even with some rain and July heat it was wonderful. Oct to May would be dreamy. If you are looking for a quiet, natural, private getaway you would be hard pressed to beat this. This was our first hipcamp stay and it exceeded our every expectation. I was reluctant to spend that much for a campsite but WELL WORTH IT. We hiked for hours on wooded trails along the beautiful river, right from camp. We loved having a covered area with a fireplace and the outdoor shower was wonderful.
Janet went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time.

Hipcamper Janet
Response from Janet, the Host, on July 26th, 2021

Adam, we look forward to your return. My favorite time of year is November and December...warm during the day, cool at night, no bugs and you can see for miles through the forest. Much more fun to hike when the river is a little bit lower and the waterfall is flowing.

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Hipcamper Heather
Heather S.
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July 5th, 2021

We loved the property! So many cool spots to explore, from the disappearing creek to the sandy river beaches. The campsite feels secluded, but there’s still easy access to amenities in town. We enjoyed sitting on the screen porch to escape the bugs at night and making s’mores in the fire pit. My kids especially loved wading in the river and catching the little fish. Janet was easy to communicate with, and Jerry was so helpful in getting us set up and showing us around. He even helped us back up our trailer on the day we left! We’re already planning to come back in the winter with our bikes so we can cover more ground and check out the area further.

Hipcamper Janet
Response from Janet, the Host, on September 10th, 2021

We look forward to your return.

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Hipcamper Carol

Awesome time!

Carol A.
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May 9th, 2021

We absolutely loved staying at Janet's amazing outdoor haven surrounded by wilderness and completely private. We enoyed our beautiful surroundings and we absolutely loved the Suwannee River. We took our kayaks and put in from Janets property. We also hiked sone of the Fl trail, also accessible from Janet's property. We will absolutely return!

Hipcamper Janet
Response from Janet, the Host, on June 15th, 2021

We look forward to your return.

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Hipcamper Mallory

Peaceful, private, comfortable!

Mallory W.
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April 14th, 2021

We had a great visit on Janet's property! Janet allowed us to check in a bit early, and Jerry greeted us and was very accommodating (you can purchase firewood from him when you arrive). The campsite includes a covered area with an RV (locked and used for owner's storage), an outdoor fireplace, table, chairs, and outdoor couch. There's also a small kitchenette outside with a toaster, microwave, griddle, coffeepot, pots and pans, etc. We brought our tent and ended up getting a lot of rain, so the covered area was amazing!! We set up our tent under the cover and stayed dry by the fire all weekend. When there were breaks in the rain, we explored the property. The river is a short walk from the campsite - so private and peaceful! There is a zen deck that overlooks the river, a gazebo, and a kayak launch a short distance away as well. They've spent a lot of time making the property welcoming and peaceful - we would definitely return! There was a festival going on at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park and you could occasionally hear a little base from the sound system when the wind blew just right. Jerry was around if you needed him (he gave us a lighter when ours died) and Janet checked in occasionally and was very flexible with check-in/check-out. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Janet
Response from Janet, the Host, on April 16th, 2021

Mallory we are so glad you had a good time despite the rain. We look forward to your return, hopefully the weather will cooperate next time.

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Hipcamper Mindi

Camping at its easiest!

Mindi M.
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March 23rd, 2021

We had an amazing time glamping at Suwannee River! Janet was such a wonderful host. She went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and happy! The site had so many amenities which made our camp trip super easy and fun. The screened patio was a perfect way for us to hang outside with our doggies. The river and nearby walking trails gave us plenty of opportunities to keep busy! We are already looking at dates to plan another (longer) visit!

Hipcamper Janet
Response from Janet, the Host, on April 3rd, 2021

Mindi it was so nice meeting you and your pets. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Haley J.
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March 21st, 2021

We had a great time at Janet’s place on the Suwannee River. So much space all to ourselves. Lots of room for the kids to run around in the woods. It’s a little bit of a walk down to the river but once you get down there it’s so nice to have the river all to yourself. The river was high when we were there but we were still able to swim close to the bank. The hiking trail along the Suwannee river runs right through Janet’s property. So it was great to have endless hiking trails available to explore right from the property.

Hipcamper Janet
Response from Janet, the Host, on April 3rd, 2021

Haley, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Suwannee River Glamping
State
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Country
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$135/night
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