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Cave camping near Plant City

Come to Plant City for the strawberries, stay for the camping, rivers, mountain biking, and wildlife.

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By the Pond...

12 sites · 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. 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. Part s of property are wide open, other areas are rugged and difficult to walk through including some wetland areas. The nursery has plenty of trees, & some fields - 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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Tranquil Oasis

1 site · RV1 acre · Spring Hill, FL
45-foot RV-grade slab with 50 amp electric and water hook-ups. Enjoy the shaded, completely fenced backyard with access to fire pit, swing set and hammock, set in a quiet neighborhood. Be aware that two overly friendly huskies and egg-laying chickens also think this space is theirs. (Owners will share eggs 😉) Guests will be liable for their own pets if they choose to let them free roam and they must be child friendly. Sewage is not available so guests will be making their own arrangements for dumping. Garbage pick-up is provided. Long-term guests may use mailing address and have packages delivered. Enjoy fun and sun! An hour or less from beaches and Tampa Bay attractions!
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Cave camping near Plant City guide

Overview

Plant City is a small Central Florida town famous for its annual Florida Strawberry Festival held in March. But with proximity to diverse parks, natural springs, river rapids, and even beaches, there are reasons to visit Plant City year-round. Situated between Tampa Bay and Lakeland, Plant City is characterized by rolling hills, lakes, farms, and oak trees draped in Spanish moss, with numerous ranches offering horseback riding, plus some of Florida’s best mountain biking trails at nearby Alafia River State Park.

Where to go

Alafia River State Park

Alafia River State Park, about 30 minutes south of Plant City, is a forest and flatwood preserve on a former phosphate mine with hills, climbs, and descents that break from the typical Florida flatlands. That’s why the International Mountain Biking Association built a trail system here, making the park one one of the most popular mountain biking sites in the state. The park campground even has a full-service bike shop with rentals, in addition to fire rings, picnic tables, and water and electric hookups. Hikers and horseback riders can also enjoy the landscape on over 20 miles of trails.

Lithia Springs Park

Also 30 minutes from Plant City, Lithia Springs Park is a county-run park where visitors can take a dip in a crystal-clear, 72-degree pool fed by a natural spring. The park has a campground as well as day-use access.

Hillsborough River State Park

Just north of Plant City lies the Hillsborough River State Park, one of the only places in Florida with Class II river rapids. Kayak rentals are available on-site, as are seven miles of hiking trails and a campground.

Tampa Beaches

The gulf coast beaches of Tampa Bay are about an hour west of Plant City. For excellent day trips on the waterfront, check out Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island State Park, or Fort De Soto Park.

When to go

Book early if you’re planning a visit that overlaps with the 11-day long Florida Strawberry Festival here in March. Otherwise, Plant City is delightfully uncrowded for the rest of the year. The winter weather in Plant City is mild and pleasant, while summers tend to run hot and humid. Summer campers may be most comfortable in lodging with a fan or AC from June to August. Rain is possible year-round, but the summer season tends to bring heavy afternoon showers.

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