Hipcamp host Christian A.,
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Wild citrus, beautiful pines and palms, all kinds of wildlife, hiking, dirtbiking, hunting, target practice, fire pit, and a place to pitch a tent near our tree house! 2 minutes off 95 exit 208 (Port St. John), between SR50 and 520. 5 minute drive to the intercoastal waterway across from Cape Canaveral (you can feel the earth shake and hear the rockets take off!), where you

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Wild citrus, beautiful pines and palms, all kinds of wildlife, hiking, dirtbiking, hunting, target practice, fire pit, and a place to pitch a tent near our tree house! 2 minutes off 95 exit 208 (Port St. John), between SR50 and 520. 5 minute drive to the intercoastal waterway across from Cape Canaveral (you can feel the earth shake and hear the rockets take off!), where you can drop a boat in several places (we have a kayak for rent and a guided ganoe for trip for 2), and 15 minutes from Cocoa Beach, Ron Jon surf shop, Kennedy Space Center, and much more! Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Christian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 13% off

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Thermacell Radius

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USB Battery Pack

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Kayak

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Experience

Gun safety training course

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Prepared meal

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Hot cup of joe

A mug of Espresso with creme & sugar to start your day off right!

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BB Gun Target Practice

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Deep woods bug repellant

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Bike

We have several bikes for you to explore the area!

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Firewood bundle

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Delux dinner

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Butane for stove

Butane cans for colman gas stove.

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Off Grid Solar Workshop

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Half dozen eggs

Free range organic eggs

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Ice for cooler

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Dozen eggs

Organic, free range eggs!

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12 pack of beer on ice

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Hiking tour

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24 pack of beer on ice

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Delux 12 pack of beer on ice

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Battery to charge USB electronics

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Bottle of wine

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Flashlight

Good for seeing in the dark!

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Inflatable queen bed

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Tent

Small tent for 1 person

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Headlamp

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Large tent

Tent for up to 6 people.

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Pillows, Sheets, & Blankets

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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Boating
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rugged Pioneer Experience in Florida.

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Coastal
Forest
Lake
Field
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Suburban
Wetlands
Driveway

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Hipcamper Kara
Kara J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 6th, 2021

Christian is not located onsite, but he was kind enough to offer a personal tour of the campsite. I was working that day, so I wasn't able to meet him. However, I appreciated the gesture. Remember to bring the bug spray if you are a mosquito magnet.

Hipcamper Cheyla

Perfect for the price

Cheyla B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 28th, 2021

Basically what I was expecting, there was a 3 minute walk in to the main camp area where the different sites were laid out. I found a nice shaded spot and set up, perfect for the price. The other tents and treehouse looked nice too, but I’m afraid of heights so idk if I could of slept up there. There were orange trees around my site

Hipcamper Christian
Response from Christian, the Host, on July 7th, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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Hipcamper Craig

Memorable

Craig K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 15th, 2021

Rugged is the right word. This is not anywhere close to a KOA. Don’t expect too much, or anything really, from the toilet or the shower, but, I gotta say, for 9 bucks, this was a fantastic stay. I lucked out with some great fellow campers, though. Had an absolute ball.

Were I to do it again, I would get the beer and the firewood delivery. Probably coffee, too.

Certainly one of my most pleasant stays on my recent trip and one I will remember for forever.

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Hipcamper Christian
Response from Christian, the Host, on July 7th, 2021

Glad you had a good time! It's called the rugged pioneer experience for good reason, though they did not have moist wipes, potable water, and battery powered showers in the pioneer days. Thanks for your review and photos!

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Hipcamper James G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
November 16th, 2021
Hipcamper Madison P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 4th, 2021
Hipcamper Eric K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 13th, 2021
Property
Cocoa Forest Retreat
State
Florida
Country
United States
$15/night
3 Sites