Camping near Bradenton with hiking

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By the Pond...

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents33 acres · Ruskin, FL
Stay by a lovely pond on 33 acre fruit and ornamental tree nursery property with great vibes. Located near I-75 just 20 miles South of Tampa, 35 miles east of Saint Petersburg, 35 miles North of Sarasota, 2 hours West of Orlando. This property is home to a farm/nursery operation and has a large pond on the west side. The pond is Spring-fed at the headwaters of Marsh Branch Creek which emerges at our property and flows West about five miles to Tampa Bay. Approximately 33 private acres allows for space and social distancing. Site is loaded with hundreds of fruit trees Lychee, Mango, Starfruit, Papaya, Guava), and thousands of banana plants. Fishing can be great, wildlife and bird watching too. Fenced and gated for safety, this old historic nursery property has good vibes and plenty to offer. Until you see it - you really may not understand. Parts of property are wide open, other areas are rugged and difficult to walk through including some wetland areas. The nursery has plenty of trees, and some fields -the large pond is surrounded by cattails and marsh/wetlands and has fish (Bass, Tilapia, Sunfish, Catfish). Several species of wildlife have been seen on the property. We think the property is lovely, and definitely want you to enjoy your camping experience!
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Rasayana Cove

2 sites · Lodging25 acres · Ona, FL
Rasayana Cove is a 25-acre eco-retreat located in the heartland of west central Florida. An hour's drive east of Sarasota surrounded by vast tracts of orange groves and ranch land, Rasayana Cove has been operating as a small retreat center since 1995. The long eastern boundary borders Horse Creek, a major tributary of the Peace River. The property features two spring-fed ponds - one small and the other large.  The cabins are accessible by well constructed shell-topped roads with good drainage and a variety of nature pathways.  A natural ecosystem remains undisturbed in the middle of the property - a Florida bay head of native flora and wildlife. While most of the state is crowded and overdeveloped, this eco-retreat offers a haven of peace in the pristine nature of Florida
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Area 61 Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Arcadia, FL
Area 61 is a natural 5 acre property with a creek that feeds into the Peace River. We have many different types of wild life that visit including white tail deer, turkeys, alligators, otters, armadillos and all types of birds including owls. We also have access to the Peace River for canoeing and kayaking trips. Along the creek we also have several terraced waterfalls that provide a wonderful wetland area for the wildlife.
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Bell Oaks Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Englewood, FL
With a year under our belt we are so excited to finally have the chance to host on our property. This land is very special to us and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. The perfect place to unwind and disconnect from the busy day to day surrounded by nature, farm animals and wildlife. Located in one of the best spots in Florida near top hiking trails, horse farms, and near the beautiful FL beaches.
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Costa Myakka

4 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Myakka City, FL
Welcome to the "Wild and Scenic Myakka River"! Our 20 acre ranch has everything from Longhorn cattle, to a white sand beach. We like to say our sand is like Siesta Key, except it's...in a swamp. Our property is not too far upstream from the Myakka State park, and parking is never a problem. ;-) We have a beautiful homestead, and you have the choice of a furnished camper with water and power hookups in our pasture, or 2 primative tent or RV spots on the edge of a beautiful stand of Live Oak trees and Sabal palms along the river. We have a porta potty on site that is regularly maintained. Bring your family, bring your dog, bring your friends.....and don't forget to bring a fishing pole!
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Honey Bunny’s Urban Oasis

3 sites · RVs1 acre · St Petersburg, FL
Send Van Type and Length with Request to Book 🐝 👀check out our EXTRAS👀 🐝 Elderberry Tonic/Tropic Spice Hot Sauce/Shoo Fly! Bug Spray 🦩WE ONLY HOST VANS/CLASS B vehicles/very small travel trailers🦩 If you need to book for longer VanLife stays just message me 🌈 Everyone Welcome 🌈 As a family who has towed campers across the US a couple times utilizing Hip Camp we know others will appreciate the ease of pulling into our little 1 acre urban oasis just a couple miles off the interstate in Floridas Coolest City. It’s an ideal location to explore St Pete as we are right between the beaches and downtown (5 miles to St Pete beach, 4 miles to downtown -$10 Uber ride), Sarasota and/or Tampa. Ours is an urban spot based on ease, safety and location, not a wilderness "experience" We have a paved circular driveway overlooking our beehives, henhouse and seasonal garden where you’ll find a table with chairs and plenty of space to cookout and enjoy a quiet evening with a great sunset by the blowing bamboo. This is one of South St Pete’s oldest neighborhoods- it surrounds an active former PGA golf course and lively country club. It’s a great place for safely biking or walking with green spaces, tennis courts, playgrounds and dog parks nearby. There are many owls, raptors, green parrots, purple martins and osprey overhead as we’re just a few blocks from the beautiful Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. - not to be missed! The Pinellas Trail is just a short bike ride away too and can lead you to downtown. It is a cyclists favorite! We love our city - happy to give recommendations.
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T.L.C.'S GYPSY HAVEN

8 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Lithia, FL
We are a working horse farm who hosts groups, summer camps, after school program, boarding, girl scouts, boy scouts, and birthday parties! We are very kid friendly and are perfect getaway for the family. Come and camp on our open, grassy field. We are offer horseback riding, boarding, and more with our beautiful horses. Lithia Springs is only 15 minutes away and the beaches are an hour from our property. You're also near tons of different parks with canoeing, playgrounds, pavilions, and activities only 15 minutes away, restaurants are only 10 minutes from our facility We are private property off of a private road and await your visit! Learn more about this land: We are a working horse farm who hosts groups, summer camps, after school program, boarding, girl scouts, boy scouts, and birthday parties! We are very kid friendly and are perfect getaway for the family.  Come and camp on our open, grassy field. We  offer horseback riding, boarding, and more with our beautiful horses. Lithia Springs is only 15 minutes away and the beaches are an hour from our property.  You're also near tons of different parks with canoeing, playgrounds, pavillions, and activities only 15 minutes away, restaurants are only 10 minutes from our facility We are private property off of a private road and await your visit! We can accommodate two, 30 amp & one, 50 amp site plus four, 20 amps or less at this time. We do not have a septic black tank hook up for RVs or campers. We do have a bathroom in the barn with a working toilet and sink but no shower.  We do have plenty of room for campers, tents, and RVs!
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Tamiami Trails

2 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Ruskin, FL
RV sites located at an established petting zoo with common and exotic animals. Horseback riding is also available on site. Our property is centrally located with easy access to Tampa, St Pete, and Sarasota. Horse and hiking trails are all through native Florida landscaping. Short drive to well maintained boat ramps and marinas.
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The Love Lodge

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Lithia, FL
The Love Lodge is a tranquil oasis within minutes of the Alafia River State Park, Florida's #1 mountain biking trail, as well as a number of other destinations for boating, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, carting, ATV, and skeet shooting. We are only 5 minutes to the Alderman Ford Canoe Launch on the Alafia River, just upstream of Lithia Springs. The property is also a great jumping off point for berry picking and flower picking when the season is right.  Located in the town of Lithia, conveniently between Tampa and Orlando, we are 15 minutes away from antique shopping in Plant City and Lakeland; 20 minutes from Dinosaur World; 30 minutes from Busch Gardens Tampa; and an hour and 15 minutes from Disney World. The Gulf beaches are also within striking distance if you’re looking to enjoy some time on the coast.Your Hosts are available to greet you upon arrival if you like, or are also happy to offer self check-in per guest preference.  Additional Details to Note: Ice is available as an Extra and can be purchased upon checkoutWe have good cell service for all carriers, and WiFi is available
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Suncoast RV Getaway

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Venice, FL
We fell in love with Shamrock Park so when this home came up for sale we knew we had to have it. Our love of the trees and the water came to a beautiful union here. We are surrounded by woods but can still hear the beach waves crashing at night from our backyard. The beach is a quarter of a mile away as the bird flies. Visitors of all shapes and sizes welcome us day and night including gopher tortoises, alligators, painted buntings, pleated wood peckers, red cardinals, endangered scrub jays, gray catbirds, black racer snakes, coachwhip snakes, legless lizards, iguanas, coyotes, bobcats, and armadillos to name a few. We can escape the city life without leaving the city. A quick hike through our backyard and we are in the 80 acre Shamrock Park that includes the Intracoastal Waterway, and Legacy Trail. The local beaches are a quick drive away, where you can spend the day hunting for sea shells and sharks teeth. Come share our piece of paradise! Learn more about this land: This gravel site is approximately 40 feet x 25 feet, level and will accommodate RVs of up to 35 feet. Sits in the front yard of our home adjacent to 30 foot tall areca palms . Includes water, sewer (connection hose needed) and 30 amp electric service available. We want to share our tropical oasis with RV'ers that want to experience south Venice. Walking distance to 80 acre Shamrock Park, Intracoastal Waterway, and The Legacy Trail. Hiking, biking, and fishing all within walking distance. Less than 3 miles from local beaches including Venice beach. Family friendly. Pets welcome.
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PRIVATE, Mostly FENCED site

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Wimauma, FL
We are an outdoor space used for hosting events from Reunions to graduations and weddings! Now we offer camping; tents or RVs are welcome! We have a fire pit, dump station, wifi and potable water hook up! We are working on - 30 amp plug in as well. While we are fenced and private, our residence is at the rear of the property. We ask that guests leave access to our driveway as it passes through the camping area. We make all efforts to limit use during your stay, but sometimes we need to leave! Learn more about this land: Mostly fenced, mixed flat grassy-treed space in semi rural acreage all to yourself!!!!  We have pull style mesh fencing to contain the doggies from escaping. Fire pit with Adirondack chairs for lounging. Various cement slabs for meals, sunset watching, or yoga. Four legged family friendly. We are near I-75 and only 5 minutes to any amenity you'd need- markets, Walmart, Hardware, gas stations, food options. Potable water, dump station and wi-fi included
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N N Farms

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Arcadia, FL
Fun of grid spirited tiny house. A 5 acre farm with Private 1 acre separate with a tiny house and pond. Nestled up next to a farm with plenty of farm animals to admire! Close to Myakka Star Park 45 minutes to many beaches. Small town charm in Arcadia Florida, known for its quaint antique shops.
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Camping near Bradenton with hiking guide

Overview

The cozy coastal city of Bradenton welcomes campers to explore caverns, caves, and high ropes. Dive into under-the-sea snorkel tours with manatees and dolphins, or ride horseback along the beach. For the land lovers, trek up to TreeUmph! Adventure Course for an all-you-can-swing adventure featuring climbing, suspension bridges, and zipline courses, or get some history at DeSoto National Memorial. With cabin rentals, campgrounds, glamping, and waterside options, camping near Bradenton offers everything under the sun for unforgettable outdoor adventures.

Where to go

Palma Sola Bay

Wade west to Palma Sola Bay and get immersed in one of Florida’s wildlife preserves. With cabins, campgrounds, and RV resorts, this gorgeous stretch of land and sea provides the perfect place to set up camp. Home to nesting sites of sea turtles, campers may even catch baby turtles migrating toward the water alongside diverse fish species and birds overhead. If that’s not enough, Palma Sola Botanical Park is set by the Robinson Preserve, a great site for biking and nature walks with a large picnic area.

Myakka River State Park

Meander 30 miles southeast to Myakka River State Park for a chance to explore one of Florida’s largest and oldest parks. Campers can reserve on-site accommodations for tents and RVs, or opt for a quick visit with a day-pass. With the Myakka River flowing through its grounds, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing or hike, bike, and adventure the day away through the trails. Picturesque pines, sabal palm trees, and live oaks draw people and wildlife alike.

Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park

Best accessed by kayak or canoe, this slice of paradise protects more than 100 miles of shoreline with its marshes and mangrove forests. Explore upland areas with marked hiking trails to spot wildlife, then cross the bridge to Port Charlotte to find cabins, campgrounds, lodging, and private land options for an easy stay near park grounds. Only 75 minutes from Bradenton, this paddle trail preserve is a welcomed disconnect from life on land.

When to go

Florida’s fortunate climate of year-round warm temperatures make camping near Bradenton a delight any time. Tenting, backpacking, and car camping are most recommended between May and October with the humid high temperatures turning to evening chills in the opposing months. Though camping is easily accessible and certainly done year-round—it is the Sunshine State, after all—with higher temperatures come more mosquitos. Be prepared with protection during the early morning, dusk, and evening hours when they are most active.

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