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

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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

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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

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

Boating

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

Hiking

Hiking to Caving we have it all local!

Paddling

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

Swimming

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

Fishing
Horseback riding

Terrain

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

Field

A large clearing with ponds surrounded by trees.

Farm

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

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Hipcamper Rosemary
Rosemary W.
recommends this listing.
November 30th, 2021

This was a nice spot. Pretty and relaxing. Host communcated with us and provided easy directions to find it. We stayed in a tent. Plenty of space to spread out. Toilet area was clean. We did not try the shower. Also a short drive to Weeki Wachee.

Hipcamper Ian

Will stay here again!

Ian E.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2021

Great place, great people, secluded without being completely far away from people and things to do!

Hipcamper Kristina
Kristina M.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2021

Great spot to get away…. Restroom, and wash kitchen were great! And firewood available was perfect!!

Hipcamper Josh

Bass are biting!

Josh T.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2021

It was very peaceful and the sites are spread out well. The pond on site was great fishing. We caught everything they said we would including a 7lb largemouth...

Hipcamper Justine

Great little campsite

Justine M.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2021

Great little campsite! Nice and shady, easy access to water and restroom, plenty of room to roam. Hilary was very sweet and gave some great suggestions for things to do nearby. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Hilary
Response from Hilary, the Host, on October 6th, 2021

Justine was a great guest! Hope she comes back!

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Hipcamper Cynthia

Peaceful camp stay- hope to return!

Cynthia G.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2021

My best friend and I booked site 2 but since “tent 1” was available we stayed there instead. We were the only tent campers on site. Our stay was SO peaceful! The chirping birds, mooing cows, baaing sheep and pond sounds made our stay feel so unique— a true experience in nature! Thank you Hilary for being such a responsive host and replying to my messages promptly. I hope to make it back to this gem of a campsite and spend more time!

Smokey Acres Primitive Camp Site 2
Hipcamper Robin
Robin H.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2021

Wonderful site and the hosts are so kind.

Hipcamper Kyra
Kyra F.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2021

This little place is soooo cute. They have a little pond and a neigboring shepherd. It was nice with plenty of room to have several tents in one location if one so desired. They even have a full qorking bathroom outhouse thing that you have to see to believe. Hosts were very nice and very effective in conversation and direcrions. We really enjoyed it, fur kids excluded.

Hipcamper isabel
Isabel M.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2021

Well cared for camp haven. Peace and tranquillity will be yours.

Sweet campsite
Property
Smokey Acres
State
Florida
Country
United States
$17/night
1 Site