Camping near Steinhatchee with horseback riding

A Steinhatchee getaway is the best gateway to Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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Glenn Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents125 acres · Fort White, FL
The farm you’re camping on is one of the last family farms remaining in Columbia County and is named Glenn Farm after DV Glenn who married Hettie Lou Niblack in the 1930’s. Over the last 150 years it has been farmed by some of the county’s oldest families such as the Niblack and Ellis families. When DV Glenn came to Florida from his farm in Cairo, GA he took over the portion of the Niblack farm that was inherited by his wife Hettie Lou. At that time he was running native Florida cattle on over 6000 acres. Unfortunately, In 1951 he was killed in a hunting accident leaving his wife with the farm and 4 children (ages 4-11). In order to survive, Hettie Lou Niblack Glenn was forced to sell 5000 acres at $25 an acre. Holding a bachelors degree from Florida State College for Women, she was able to secure a job at the University of Florida as a secretary and with the money from the land sale she was able to raise her four children. Of the original farm, 600 acres remain intact and the Glenn family is trying to keep the farm as an agricultural operation. Your campsite is 1 of three spots (Arrowhead Sink, Dunagan’s Meadow or Magnolia Sink). Dunagan’s meadow is a pasture behind the old farmhouse (built in 1844), Magnolia sink is also on the main farm while Arrowhead Sink is on the edge of a hayfield about a mile down a dirt road. Glenn Farm is a place to come relax and experience a world that is rapidly disappearing. It is not a commercial campground.
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Royal Springs Riverfront Retreat

2 sites · RVs1 acre · O'brien, FL
Relax with your feet up by the historic Suwannee River under majestic hickory trees, catch some bass from the dock or along the river bank. Walking distance to Royal Springs and boat ramp. Bring your gear to the Spring Diving capital or go spring hopping in a kayak to the many local springs in the area. Have the site to yourself, or bring your friends as there are 3 full hookups (30 amp) and one electric/water only as well as beautiful spots for tent camping. Just message me and I'll make the additional site(s) available. If you have family or friends without an RV, they can stay next door at Royal Springs River House Retreat: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/land/florida-royal-springs-river-house-retreat-v1qh9wdy?adults=1&children=0
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Kokomo Farms

13 sites · Lodging20 acres · Live Oak, FL
Kokomo Farms is an Organic rescue farm on approximately 20 acres. We named Kokomo Farms after our two loves. We traveled for years only to discover Kokomo is inside of us all . Our love for unwanted animals from horses, pigs chickens, ducks, dogs, birds (well you get the idea) allows us to care for rescued animals. We offer many different unique stays from our Glamping Netted Hanging Round Bed to a converted Shipping Container made into an Eco Friendly Tiny Home to even a Tiny House Cottage and a treehouse! Soak in our zen garden hot tub . The Zen garden is a peaceful botanical retreat. It's a fun and romantic vibe if you love animals to just relax and breathe! Bring a good book to read on the back porch of the Main house, add your artistic talents to our artwall, lie on our stargazing bed and enjoy our beautiful dark skies, meander thru the greenhouse, or enjoy our weekend community fires, or just Wander around Kokomo's spacious property which includes a beautiful Hammock of 200+ yr old Live Oak trees. Bring carrots to make horse friends. All our animals are retired but love to interact. Rent a Kayak from a local outfitter for the Historic Suwannee River and enjoy North Florida's best natural resources that are very nearby, or just visit our local beautiful springs for a swim or hike! Come enjoy a little of our paradise.
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Skyacres aka the tin cottage

18 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Chiefland, FL
Some open spaces for self contained rvs. Trails to open spaces for pitching a tent. Off the beaten path,, private and secluded. Full of wildlife away from the hustle and bustle of the city,, a true country retreat. Nearby fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking. Travel to the town of cedar key about 18 miles away it's a very quiet area. With shops , restaurants and a pier to fish at. It's a very laid back way of life at this charming gulf coast town.. Chiefland also is close by for the more convenient places to shop.
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The Bird Ranch

4 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · O'brien, FL
The Bird Ranch is 4 acres of peaceful nature. We have 3 pioneer sites (2 with fire pits), and one RV hook-up (power and water) to choose from. We never really know what wildlife is wondering around or when they might pop up. Rest assure though; there are always birds singing, crickets chirping, frogs croaking, owls hooting, and we can even hear the neighboring pigs, chickens, cows, goats and dogs from time to time. I will take all that over city noise any day of the week! The Gofer Turtles are protected wildlife here, but please do not disturb any of the animals or their homes. The property has trails, an open field for games, and plenty of day outings to do. There are 2 natural springs (Royal and Little River) off the Suwannee River that are each a 10-minute drive. Branford Springs and Troy Springs are within 20 minutes. You can float down the Ichetucknee River on an innertube, catch a local rodeo just down Hwy 129 or take a 3 hour round trip bike ride on the Suwannee River Greenway. The Mystic Jungle Educational Facility is a quick 15 minutes up Hwy 129 where you can learn about their wild animals on a guided tour, but they are only open on Saturdays. Cedar Key is a quiet little town 1.5 hours away with cute shops and restaurants for a nice day trip. They roll up the streets after sunset; but what a beautiful sunset! There are also a few horseback riding ranches within 20 minutes from the property and if you're really adventurous and want to ride a camel; Lonesome Chicken Camel Ranch is less than an hour away. Please be courteous of your fellow campers and my neighbors by adhering to a 10 pm noise maintenance.
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Ichetucknee Springs RV Oasis

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Fort White, FL
Welcome to the "Ichetucknee Springs RV Oasis" - your private nature retreat on Walnut Street. Our unique 1-acre lot is designed to host a single RV, offering an exclusive and tranquil outdoor experience. The property boasts a lush, manicured lawn, dotted with mature shade trees. Your RV spot is level and well-maintained, complete with full hookups, including water, electricity, and sewer servicesStay connected to the world because we are offering our inclusive Wi-Fi service covering the entire area very soon! Included in your stay is access to a BBQ grill, perfect for cooking up a delightful outdoor meal under the vast sky. Just a short stroll away lies the world-renowned Ichetucknee River Springs, opening up a world of exciting water activities for your pleasure. "Ichetucknee Springs RV Oasis" is more than an RV spot - it's a personal haven, a private connection with nature's best. Your oasis is ready and waiting. Welcome home! **Daily** **Weekly** **Weekend** Snowbird rates available!
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Forest RV Spot With Full Hook Ups

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Mayo, FL
Learn more about this land:Located 15 miles South of Live Oak, Florida off of Interstate 10, in the springs area of Northern Florida, a true hidden gem! Near Royal Springs, Peacock Springs, and Little River Springs for swimming and cave diving. Dozens of other springs are within driving distance. A boat ramp to the historic Suwannee River is located at Royal Springs five miles from the site. On site, you will have access to 15 Acres of trails for your ATV or walking pleasure.
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Private woods near river

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Fort White, FL
Find your bliss on Moonlit Avenue! The BATHHOUSE IS OPERATIONAL! Yes, a working toilet and shower in the woods! KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Effective April 1, 2024: South Takeout at Ichetucknee Springs State Park is closed to vehicles through Oct. 1, 2024. Visitors can access the South Takeout via tram or trails located at the south main entrance. The primary south entrance remains open to vehicles and visitors unless parking capacity has been met. Local springs are clear! Especially, Gilchrist Blue, Ginnie Springs, Rum Island and Poe Springs. The property: A private treelined driveway leads to the back of the property to the primitive campsite where the deer have a regular route along with other forest animals. Goats, chickens (including a rooster), dogs and cats are domesticated nearby. Birds especially love this area and the serenade gets better each year with a wide variety of bird songs. Owls reside nearby and bats have also been known to fly in the sundowning sky! Make sure to bring a blanket for sitting around the campfire and stargazing as temps get into the 60s overnight. Whether you're in need of forest bathing, a dip in real fresh spring water (always around 70F or 21C degrees year round!) or looking to explore by water or land, this is a great location is a short walk from the Hollingsworth Boat Ramp and can act as a base to launch from to enjoy many areas nearby for fresh water swimming, paddling, boating or fishing via public parks and private outfitters. Close to Gilchrist Blue Springs and Ichetucknee State Parks, Rum Island Park, and Ginnie Springs Recreation Park. You can enjoy this private and serene primitive camping area in a forested riverfront neighborhood with a great public boat ramp a short walk away. The camping site is about one-half acre with cleared areas for tents and vehicles. A picnic table and two fire rings are provided; one has a grill. Spring well water access currently via hose. BATHHOUSE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Check out updated pictures from Moonlit Avenue here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10159430995895957&type=3 Booking includes: One Car Pass to Rum Island Park available ($5 value). Suggestion: Bring cash if you have additional vehicles that need park access. Remember, we only accept one reservation at a time so get with your family and friends and book a date for the woods (max 12.) THE AREA: The location provides easy access to all the area's rivers and springs, to paddle, swim or fish as well as great shops and restaurants in nearby High Springs or visit our newest addition, The Collective Food Truck Park in nearby Fort White. Check out one of our favorite neighbors, Rum 138 @ Rum138.com! They offer rentals for kayaks and canoes, provide shuttle services and have the latest info on best places to visit on the Santa Fe River. They also host live music and a farmers market on Sunday mornings. Whether you're looking for information or even local art work about the area springs and rivers, or just a cold beer on a hot afternoon, Rum 138 has it all! If you're interested in the Ichetucknee River, visit the state park located near by where tubing, kayaking or just exploring the river forest area great experiences! https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/ichetucknee-springs-state-park Fort White, Florida was constructed in 1836 as a military fort during the Second Seminole War. The purpose of the fort was to protect the Cow Creek Settlement. Supplies were brought up the Santa Fe River by steamboat and were distributed from Fort White to other nearby forts and settlers. The Town of Fort White is located directly off several main thoroughfares; US Hwy. 27, US Hwy. 47, and CR 18, near several State Parks, three (3) major rivers, and crystal-clear springs, some with underwater caves all of which provide many recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, diving, spelunking, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, bird watching, hiking, biking, etc. Nearby historic High Springs, with a population of about 6,000, is home to a thriving downtown, community parks and is better known as the gateway to the rivers and springs in the area. The area is also a prized location internationally for underwater cave diving. Bones of prehistoric mammals and tools of paleo-Indians have been recovered from springs and rivers near High Springs. Hernando de Soto led his expedition through this area around 1539, and in the 17th-century Indian villages and a large Spanish mission flourished near the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers. See you soon!
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River Life Campsite

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Lee, FL
The property is located directly on the river. You can sit and watch the wildlife. It's very peaceful and calm. You can grill and build camp fires There is water and an Rv hook-up. You can enjoy fishing, and swimming and you can bring your ATV. The property can accommodate two RV or 10-plus tents. The property is fenced.
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Los Pollitos Family Farm

2 sites · RVs5 acres · Chiefland, FL
Learn more about this land: Welcome to the Los Pollitos Family Farm in the heart of the nature coast! We are less than 3 miles from the Nature Coast State Trail , just 4 miles away from Manatee Springs and 5 miles from Fanning Springs, where you can bike, swim, snorkel, kayak, scuba dive and hike ! Chiefland Golf and Country Club is 2 miles away where you can golf and have lunch! We are less than 20 mins away from Otter Springs, Hart Springs , and Blue Spring Park . Ichetucknee, Ginnie and Ghilchrist Blue Springs about 45 mins away or less. Got your fill of the springs ? Missing the beach ? Cedar key is only 30 miles away ! It is a quaint town on the gulf offering swimming, dining, shopping, kayak and golf cart rentals! Make sure to check out Shell Mound while you are there ! There is so much to do and explore! We offer tent and RV camping sites throughout our 5 acre property. Tent camping is offered in the 3 acres of live oak woods. RV camping is located on the 2 acres surrounding our home. Amenities such as sink, portable toilet, fire pit and picnic table are available. ​Plenty of room to park your boat trailer, RV, horse trailer or toy hauler. Your first bundle of wood is on us! Feed and pet ducks, turkeys, geese and chickens ! Check out the Extras tab during your booking. Sign up for a farm tour ! Canoes available for rent. Duck, turkey or chicken eggs available for your breakfast! What about some hot coffee or tea ? You got it ! Local shops and dining are less than 10 minutes away for anything else you might need . Looking forward to hosting you and your family! Check us out on facebook or Instagram @lospollitosfamilyfarm
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Royal Spring Riverfront "Treehouse"

2 sites · Lodging3 acres · O'brien, FL
Royal Springs River House Retreat aka "The Treehouse" This 3 acre Retreat is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath stilt house with epic breezes and views of the historic Suwannee River, with huge wrap around deck, covered screened room with breakfast bar, and large Florida room aka the game room. It has multiple picnic tables, outside grill, fire pit, hammocks, and authentic Adirondack chairs for relaxing by the fire, or by the river, all overlooking a huge backyard and natural river view. Bring your RV as well - there is plenty of room, or see listing link below for full hook-ups next door! Bring a picnic lunch and walk to Royal Springs and jump off the dock into the crystal clear blue/green spring. Bring your boat or jet ski as there is a boat ramp at the spring as well. Kayak up and down the river and discover the hidden springs nearby. Go spring hopping to some of the many beautiful springs in the area, such as Little River Spring, Peacock Springs, Charles Springs, and be sure to tube the lazy river at Ichetucknee Springs. Some additional amenities that it has to offer include: - Wifi - Large screen TV - Coffee bar (Keurig with 12 cup pot and/or single pod option), blender and toaster - Over 2,000 sq ft under air - 125 sq ft screened porch, and large wrap around porch overlooking the river - Reach out to me about kayaks, canoe and paddleboard availability and reservations. - The basics such as plates, utensils, cups, pots and pans, pizza sheet and cutter, seasonings, etc. - Washing machine and clothes dryer If you have friends who have an RV, they can camp next door at https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/land/florida-royal-springs-riverfront-retreat-9mxhwzwr?adults=1&children=0
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Windchime Meadows

3 sites · Tents30 acres · Mayo, FL
This is my family's property. We acquired it when I was in fourth grade and then spent all the way until high school coming up on weekends and for a month every summer until we had something to call our own. We planted over 750 pine trees, added an irrigation system, built a chicken coop, sheds and out buildings, and carved our mark into old Florida grass and scrubland. Fast forward two decades with my father's failing health and ultimate death, the property was left to fend for itself. About ten years ago, my four brothers started tending the land again and it started seeing it's former self. In spring of this year with the coronavirus shuttting down this country, I moved back home with my dogs. Now begins my family property's new era. Come enjoy!Learn more about this land:You'll set up camp in a maintained field that is surrounded by old growth Oak forest. There's lots of birds, butterflies, mushrooms, Gopher tortoises, different species of pine and oak trees, blackberries, and native plants. If you're lucky, you'll spot our elusive deer and rabbits.
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Overview

Steinhatchee sits on a river of the same name. The town leads right into the Gulf of Mexico, so many camping spots come with coastal views and beach access. Granted, the town of Steinhatchee is small and quaint, especially compared to the size and scope of Florida’s Big Bend Region and Nature Coast. However, you’ll find plenty to do, both on land and in water. Nature lovers will gravitate toward Steinhatchee Falls, Florida’s most spectacular waterfall, while all campers will enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and picnicking along the river. 

Where to go

Big Bend Wildlife Management Area

The Big Bend Wildlife Management Area pairs the blue waters of the Gulf Coast with the green land of the area’s campgrounds. The wildlife preserve comes with hiking trails, as well as recreation areas, picnic tables, and boat ramps. The area’s most unique charm, however, is its wildlife. While camping, you’re likely to spot birds, fish, and up to 100 species of butterflies. Clearly, both campers and animals thrive in this diverse habitat.  

Steinhatchee Springs Wildlife Management Area

En route to another wildlife preserve, you’ll pass RV, tent, and cabin campsites that come with a range of views. Steinhatchee Springs Wildlife Management Area combines Florida’s signature vistas. Think: cypress swamps, verdant forests, and rows of pine trees. Once you check-in to a nearby campsite, you can ride horses, bike, hike, fish, and hunt. If you’d prefer a more peaceful getaway, you can alternatively sit back and take in the landscape’s beauty. 

Down Florida’s Nature Coast

Florida’s Nature Coast passes through Steinhatchee, as well as the surrounding coastal towns. Boaters and fishermen will flock to the tranquil shores of Horseshoe Beach, though camping spots in the area vary. Some campgrounds come with RV hookups and picnic tables, while other campsites offer recreation areas and fire pits. No matter where you go, you’ll never be far from the Gulf of Mexico and its coastal views. 

When to go

For the most comfortable camping experience, visit campgrounds in Steinhatchee, Florida when the days are warm, but not scorching. Avoid the muggy and humid summer months in favor of the more temperate seasons. You’ll want to plan your trip for fall through spring, when the nights are pleasant enough to sleep under the stars—and cool enough to curl up in your sleeping bag.

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