Camping near Marianna

This town is known for its sprawling cave park and gorgeous blue spring waters.

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The Outside Inn

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres · Quincy, FL
Planted pine, orchard, untouched wetlands, walking trails, planted fields for wildlife viewing. Quiet and peaceful escape. Close to several state parks, including Torreya, Three rivers, Seminole, Florida Caverns, and Lake Talaquin forest. At this time I can host 1 RV or camper with full hook ups, 3 RV sites with power, water and 1 boondock (no power/water) site but large enough for an off-grid/self-sustainable RV. I'm always happy to show folks around and share the story. Please note: During the rainy season the grass may get a bit long at times. You can also expect to experience a wide variety of agricultural activities, outside of quiet hours of course. Born out of a dream that started 10 years ago when I acquired 40 acres of forgotten and unmanaged rural woods. Having dug right in with the help of the Florida Forestry Service, FWC, IFAS, NRCS and a very knowledgeable private forester; we developed a conservation management plan to restore it to its native state. The neighboring land became available and happily added another 40, I've learned so much on this amazing journey. 25K pines and a great deal of sweat equity later, it is time to share and encourage others to join in on the conservation efforts and make sure it's around for future generations.
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Stay And Play The Cypress

5 sites · Tents25 acres · Vernon, FL
25acres on homes creek just a 45 minute paddle to the beauty of Cypress springs - never have to drive. Just hit the river. Cheapest canoe/ kayak rentals around. Clean port a potty’s. And cabin rentals. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit. Grills and are on the water. Can you play corn hole in tiki bar areas. And much more see pictures
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"Sweet Tupelo" on the "Big River"!

3 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Bristol, FL
R.V. DUMP STATION! . . "SWEET TUPELO" is a magical 12-acre RIVERFRONT property offering 3 R.V. sites, spaced 150 feet apart from each other. We're directly on the Apalachicola River, approximately 15 minutes south of Bristol, Florida. These campsites have so much to offer with sweeping water views on a wide bend of the river! The campsites feature: . 1. Waterfront R.V. camping sites spaced far enough from another camper for your enjoyment, (150 feet apart from each other with Site 1 and Site 3 having woods on one side). 2. Picnic table at EACH SITE. 3. Swivel-top charcoal grill at EACH SITE. 4. Fire Pit with 4 wood Adirondack Chairs AT EACH SITE. 5. EACH SITE has a 30-amp and 50-amp hookup, plus FOUR 110v electric outlets, along with two city drinking water spigots, (bring your own RV electric cord and RV drinking water hose). 6. Room for boat parking 7. Public boat ramp, playground, restrooms, just 300 YARDS AWAY! 8. R.V. size limit recommendations: Site 1 up to 50', Site 2 up to 40', Site 3 up to 40'. 9. Site 1 has a large area to turn around. AS OF JUNE 6, 2024 Sites 2 AND 3 have NEW circular driveways with the Site 3 driveway widened to accommodate larger RVs. . . RV DUMP STATION LOCATED ON OUR 12 ACRE PROPERTY!! To access it, turn onto Landing Road from Hwy 333. Go about 100 yards and instead of curving right, turn left into the FIRST gate. When leaving, please close the gate behind you. NOTE: You will need no less than a 10' long dump hose to reach from your RV to the dump hole. . . (For best results to see ALL features of our listing, including dates/availability of ALL 3 campsites, view our Hipcamp listing on a laptop rather than your mobile phone) . . If you need to rent an R.V. then contact Outdoorsy, the website that will deliver and set up an R.V. for you! Also, High-Five Adventures in Apalachicola, Florida. They also can deliver and set up an R.V. We are not affiliated with either of them nor endorse one way or the other.... Just info provided by us for you to inquire. . . Our three "SWEET TUPELO" R.V. campsites are located on 12 riverfront acres in the northern Panhandle of Florida on the historic Apalachicola River. The name “Sweet Tupelo” is taken from the Tupelo tree that grows exclusively in the floodplains and sloughs along the Apalachicola River. Local bees make their honey with the pollen of these trees creating many unique health and taste benefits found only in this part of the world. When you venture back into civilization, make sure you pick up a jar of Tupelo honey. You won’t be disappointed! . "Sweet Tupelo" is located roughly halfway between Apalachicola and Chattahoochee, at the river's mile marker 60. This river is Florida's LARGEST by volume, stretching 103 miles from the Florida/Georgia border in Chattahoochee to the historic fishing village of Apalachicola on the Gulf coast. The waters of the river originate northeast of Atlanta, Georgia! . On this secluded property, you can almost hear the sounds of yester-year when steamboats, pirates, Native American residents, British, Spanish, and French soldiers along with American settlers traveled throughout this area. . William August Bowles, a former British officer, built a fort right here on our bluffs as he hid from Spain and American Military officials while traveling with his fleet of pirate ships upstream from the Gulf coast! Bowles established the Muskogee Nation, encompassing the "Big Bend" region of the Florida Panhandle and lower Alabama/Georgia, with the support and cooperation of native tribes while proclaiming himself president in 1795. He eventually was caught by the Spanish in 1803 and his Estiffanulga fort was abandoned when he was sent to Morro Castle Prison in Havana Cuba, where he died in 1805 at age 42. . Beginning in the early 1800s, commercial steamships plied the Apalachicola River waters carrying cotton, provisions, and other products from Georgia and Alabama to the coast. From there, the cargo was switched to seafaring vessels and shipped to Europe, the American Northeast, and all over the world. In days gone by, Native Americans had thriving communities here, followed by American homesteaders who started to settle along these riverbanks in the early 1800’s. . What to do at Sweet Tupelo? . Well, the most popular activity is to relax and enjoy the fire pit while you watch this mighty river roll by. If you enjoy fishing, bring your boat to the Estiffanulga Public Boat Ramp & Park which is only 300 yards away, along with public restrooms and a great playground for the kids. To walk there, it's a short stroll on Joe Red Shular Road. . For fishing, the best location is at the public boat ramp because the cliff is not as high, and the edge of the cliff is more stable due to boulders being in place. There is a park bench as well. This spot is located at the left of the boat ramp. . Camel Lake is located just a few miles away deep in the Apalachicola National Forest. It features a secluded, natural roped-off swimming area and sandy beach, along with restrooms. . The Town of Bristol, the county seat of Liberty County, is 12 minutes north of the campsite and features a few restaurants, (Apalachee Restaurant, Subway), a grocery and hardware store, bank, and other niceties of small-town civilization. Blountstown, the county seat of Calhoun County, is 20 minutes away and also offers amenities. . The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a very interesting museum located about 20 minutes northwest in nearby Blountstown located on the other side of the river. Over 17 historic buildings may be toured which feature what life was like settling this North Florida area in the early 1800’s. Call for hours of operation. . The Gulf Coast to the south is only an hour’s drive away. Known as the Forgotten Coast, the pristine sands of St. George Island offer great beach access, public parking, restroom/shower facilities, a state park, along with many restaurants and shops to enjoy. The town of Apalachicola, full of maritime history, features beautiful historic homes and buildings, along with restaurants, shops and boat launches offering great access to the Gulf of Mexico. . Tallahassee is roughly an hour to the east and is Florida’s state capitol and home of Florida State University and Florida A & M University. If you need a small dose of civilization while camping, come visit the many historic locations, museums, and tours, along with great restaurants and shopping. . Wakulla Springs State Park is about 1 hour to the southeast and makes a fabulous day trip, especially on a very hot day! Cool off and swim in one of the deepest freshwater springs in the world, or lounge on the sandy shore under the shade of pine trees. Even a boat tour downstream! The site features a lovely restaurant and has a small museum. Be sure to say hello to “OLD JOE”, the 14-foot-long alligator which is preserved in the lobby. A very enjoyable day indeed. . Florida Caverns Cave Tour in Marianna FL Just take the one-hour drive northwest and you can travel back to pre-historic times as you tour this lime rock cave system full of stalagmites and stalactites. This other-worldly experience is sure to please young and old alike. . Falling Waters State Park in Chipley FL offers Florida's highest waterfall at 73 feet! A beautiful site! . Garden of Eden Trail located 5 miles north of Bristol. A 3.7-mile loop within the 6,295-acre Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve. The canopied trail and the brook culminate with Alum Bluff. After about two hours of ascending and descending, stopping to hear the birds and the cicadas and to marvel at the way the landscape drops sheer into gullies, the land crests at Alum Bluff, almost 200 feet above the Apalachicola River! A theory is that the Garden of Eden was located in this beautiful area. (No dogs, no smoking, no restrooms). . Fort Gadsden Historic Site, located a few miles southwest of Sumatra off of Hwy 65 . FOOD nearby: Check for hours & days of operation which could change/vary: Apalachee Restaurant and Subway, both in Bristol located 15 minutes north. T.J. Market & Citgo Station, located in Lake Mystic, just 8 minutes north, offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, along with gas and the area's only non-ethanal marine gas for boats. Blountstown, 20 minutes away and 5-7 minutes west of Bristol, offers additional restaurants, grocery and hardware stores. . DIRECTIONS: . FOR R.V. SITE 1: . 1. From Bristol, take County Road 12 south to County Road 333, (roughly 10 min.) 2. Veer right onto County Road 333 3. Take County Road 333 to Landing Road, (a red clay road) 4. Turn right onto Landing Road. (The county-issued 911 address is 21103 Landing Road but that puts you to the right of our actual address). See item #5 below 5. Go about 200 yards, and as Landing Road curves right, go straight onto the lime rock driveway instead of curving right 6. Drive straight ahead, passing the first gate to your left, (which is where the R.V. Dump Station is located), and a county water tower on your right. You will arrive at the gated entrance to the property straight ahead 7. Upon entering the gate, continue on the lime rock driveway through the wooded area to the riverfront RV site at the end of the road. You will see a large fire pit with Adirondack chairs, a picnic table, a grill, a bar, a 110v/30/50-amp electrical hookup and water spigot. . FOR R.V. SITES 2 and 3: . The official "911 address", assigned by the county, is 7034 Joe Red Shuler Road NW. When you turn right off of Hwy 333 onto Joe Red Shuler Road, proceed straight. You'll see the double gates straight ahead where the road turns left toward the nearby boat ramp. Go straight, through the gate.
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Goat House Farm

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Tallahassee, FL
Goat House Farm is a 501(c)3 owned micro-farm in a rural area of Tallahassee on the beautiful Lake Talquin. The farm has its humble beginnings in the summer of 2015 with four acres, four goats, and four chickens. Founded on the love of animals and a passion for sustainability, we remain committed to compassionate practices and the most natural care of our land and animals as possible. As stewards of the land and herd, we believe we have a responsibility to share nature's blessings. We offer several agritourism opportunities on the farm, from farmstays to day visits. Our primary program is to serve area youth with agricultural education and the opportunities to work with our goats. All proceeds from bookings go toward our programming. It is our goal to create a space where our visitors can have fun and learn about the animals who share that space. We also strive to serve as a valuable resource for first time goat owners. To support that endeavor, we sell chicken eggs, specialty cottage goods, honey, and natural goat milk and honey products. We also sell raw goat milk (for pet consumption only, as per Florida law - Master Feed License #ZOO406).
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Maggie's Musical Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Youngstown, FL
Mike & Maggie bought this beautiful property 38 years ago. Their house, The Cracker Shack, is 100 plus years old and is the second generation home of the Gainer family who settled the Econfina area in the 1820's. It's made of heart pine and the fireplace was carved from the limestone in Econfina Creek.
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Health is Wealth Camp

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Greenwood, FL
4.5 acres of flat and dry open field. It’s very private with a thick tree line on frontage. There are very low emf signals on this property. Wi Fi available on request. Refrigerator, bathroom, and outdoor shower with hot water on property. Close to Marianna, Florida Caverns State Park, Blue Springs Park, The Chipola River.
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Wildcat Creek Educational Ctr

6 sites · Tents81 acres · Blountstown, FL
Wildcat Creek Educational Center is located on 81 acres in North Florida, we are an off the grid organic farm and educational center, teaching solar energy, permaculture, eco-construction, mushroom identification and methods for simple independent living. We have many camp sites, beds in remodeled school buses, and other sleeping structures. Learn more about this land: Camping, lots of spots wooded, shady, near creek or upland. 81 acres with well marked trails. Don't have with, no problem we have sleeping space in restored school buses, clean, electricity for lights, fans, cell phone charging. The Chipola river is 1.5 miles away beautiful river allows fishing, swimming, boating, kayaks available for $35 all day includes necessary equipment and transport to and from river.
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Wewa Glamping

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Wewahitchka, FL
Perfect rv spot with full hookups, patio, fire pit, and fenced yard for pets. Concrete pad. Right on the famous Dead Lakes. Easy to put in a canoe or kayak or use nearby launch. Easy bike to town or famous Honey Hole restaurant. Half an hour for Port St Joe, Mexico Beach and Panama City. Private lot with one camping spot. 35 foot max. Double kayak and washer/dryer available upon request.
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Crazy 8 Ranch & 4 Steps Horse Rescue

7 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Tallahassee , FL
This is our own little piece of paradise and we love to share it with others. First, we are a horse rescue ranch under 4 Steps Horse Rescue, 501c3 non-profit. The business side is Crazy 8 Ranch. We offer guided trail rides, boarding, education and activities for all ages. All proceeds go towards the feed and care of our rescues. Everyone is welcome here, come enjoy our hospitality
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Lina H.’s Land

8 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Quincy, FL
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Peace at the pond

11 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Slocomb, AL
the pond is a fun place to come and have fun tell stories to people and talk about the good ol dayyou can build a fire and fish and do just about any thing you want to ride atv utv and horses cows and sleep away from people if you want to be in the woods by your self plenty of room for all the fun to have while you are here so come and enjoyLearn more about this land: Pitch your tent or bring your camper you will have fun you can bring your 4 wheeler or your horse make sure you have fishing poles and some mud clothes we do have a mud hole that everone likes to play in you can feed the cows or hogs and just follow the walking trails love to cook and have fun this is the place
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Golden Retreat at Bear Creek

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Panama City, FL
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at Bear Creek, an unforgettable escape. Bring your furry friends along, hook up your RV or travel trailer, and indulge in the tranquility of this well-maintained property. With WiFi and all the necessary connections available, you can enjoy a peaceful stay while staying connected. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the city and take a short 25-minute ride to Panama City or a 40-minute ride to Panama City Beach, where you can experience the stunning beaches that have earned the title of the world's most beautiful. This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and create lasting memories.
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Camping near Marianna guide

Overview

Marianna is a quaint inland college town in the Florida panhandle. While it isn’t well known by many outdoor enthusiasts, Marianna is a gateway to a few natural wonders, including Florida Caverns State Park—the sunshine state’s only underground cave you can explore via tour. They also have the Blue Spring-fed crystalline kayaking destination of Merritts Mill Pond, where you can catch a glimpse of marine life floating right under your boat. Camping destinations are both lush and serene, with nature at your fingertips. Whether you’re a Florida native or just looking for something different, this town will surprise you.

Where to go

Florida Caverns State Park

There’s a lot more to Florida than beaches, and this state park proves it. Right in Marianna, Florida Caverns State Park offers day tours, where visitors can descend below the earth’s surface, see rare geologic formations up close, and learn about the cave’s history while possibly encountering creatures such as bats, mice, salamanders and more. Tickets for tours must be purchased in person, so be sure to plan ahead and go early.

Merritts Mill Pond

Those familiar with Florida know that its natural springs are its best-kept secret. Florida has a massive natural spring network throughout the state, and Merritts Mill Pond is one place where those springs flow to the surface for us to enjoy. Like other springs in the state, this pond offers clear views to the bottom, making it a haven for diving, paddling, fishing and swimming. There are a few points where you can access Merritts Mill Pond, but the closest to Marianna is Jackson Blue Springs Recreation Area, about 10 minutes from town. Keep in mind that this is a seasonal access point, which opens in May and closes on Labor Day.

Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area

This is a great area to visit if you’re looking to explore and adventure in Florida’s wild spaces. Nestled along the Chipola River, Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area has plenty of options to paddle and look for wildlife, especially birds and fish (and maybe the occasional alligator). You can also hike along the water for a serene stroll that likely won’t include many other people. Check out Alamo Cave to see a natural bridge and enjoy even more underground action.

When to go

This part of Florida is nice anytime of year, but keep in mind that things will be hotter, and more crowded, in the summertime. Another reason to think about visiting in the cooler months, instead of summer or on spring break, is that it’ll increase your chances of seeing manatees: they’re most active in Florida’s springs from December to April. Lastly, consider spring break a factor when booking your cave tickets, as they do sell out during the busier months.

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