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Beautiful spot overlooking Lake Weir in The Ocala National Forest.  You will have a private area with a large fire pit away from the house for privacy.  Watch the otters play and count the many different birds that make this lake their home. Treat yourself to incredible sunsets every night as the sun disappears into the water and enjoy the awesome reflection of the moon as i

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Beautiful spot overlooking Lake Weir in The Ocala National Forest.  You will have a private area with a large fire pit away from the house for privacy.  Watch the otters play and count the many different birds that make this lake their home. Treat yourself to incredible sunsets every night as the sun disappears into the water and enjoy the awesome reflection of the moon as it sets on the lake.  (Check the moonrise/moonset tables to see if there is a visible moon during your intended stay - it really is an incredible sight).  

We have an amazing outdoor shower, with hot and cold running water, overlooking the lake.  We also have a really nice, huge indoor bathroom available for your use.  The extra large soaking bathtub is available for your use for $20 per stay.  Great for relaxing, bathing kids, or a very romantic evening. 

 Canoe, stand up paddle board and kayak available for your use at no charge.  You can paddle to nearby Gator Joe's which is an awesome spot on the lake for great food, drinks, and live music.  Electric and water hookup (garden hose) both sites.  RV 30 amp electric hookup, as well as regular electric hookup on hilltop site (site 2).  Site 1 has 20 amp hookup.  Pontoon boat rentals are available down the road.  ATV's can be driven from my property directly to Forest trails.  

Being on the lake we do have mosquitos but they are only an issue at dusk and dawn for about an hour but we are out in nature so insect encounters are to be expected.   If there is a nice breeze, which is often the case, you can enjoy the sunset from the rocker loveseat at the edge of our dock.  We also have citronella torches available for your use.  You can bring your own oil or purchase from us.  We also offer a wheelbarrow full of firewood for $10.  Campers MUST check in by 10 pm.  No checkins allowed after that.

It is important you understand that our property is not in the wilderness. We are NOT a commercial campground.  We have a couple of acres in a residential area and there are homes near the campsite.   That being said, you will have complete privacy at your campsites as the two sites are on opposite ends of the property and you will not see me at all other than when you check in, unless you desire to do so.  Both campsites face the lake however, and you may see some fisherman out there from time to time, but I guarantee you will see much more wildlife than people.  Each site has its own fire pit.  Our guests love this place because of the lake, the incredible sunsets and moonsets over the lake, and all the incredible wildlife we have here, as you can see from the reviews. 

I own a Photography Studio in Ocala and as I am not at the property 24/7,  Please inquire if you are interested in having your portrait made at this incredible location. 

We are 20 minutes from world famous Silver Springs and also 20 minutes from Ocala Drive In Movie Theater that usually shows great films for both kids and adults. 

Unfortunately,  I cannot do anything about the people that come here that have not read the description, expecting a wilderness campground and choose to leave a negative review based on that but everyone that has read the description has loved it here and many return.   

We welcome all including BIPOC and LGBTQ.  :)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
Laundry present
No kitchen
No picnic table
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 25.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Marci a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

I have one bicycle available for use. We are close to the incredible Santos Trail on the Cross Florida Greenway.

Boating

Lake Weir is a huge recreational lake. You are welcome to bring your boat. There are places on the lake that rent pontoon bo...Read more

Fishing

This lake is one of the best bass fishing lakes in the area. There are some great beds right off our dock that you can fish from.

Hiking

We are right on the edge of The Ocala National Forest. Many wonderful hiking opportunities.

Horseback riding

There are nearby places where you can rent horses and go for rides or go on organized trail rides.

Paddling

You are welcome to use our kayak and standup paddle board on the lake.

Wind sports

The Lake is great for all kinds of wind sports.

Off-roading (OHV)

There are some wonderful trails in the forest.

Swimming

You will love swimming in this lake. You can paddle out to a nearby sandbar where the water is super clean. There is also a r...Read more

Wildlife watching

Amazing amount of wildlife! Otters, all kinds of beautiful birds, raccoons, rabbits, possums, turtles, fish.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ocala Forest Lakefront Paradise in Florida.

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Hipcamper Sharla

Beautiful views

Sharla A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 26th, 2022

The view of the lake from our campsite was amazing. The dock is long and large with a nice bench to enjoy the scenery. The host had a kayak and a canoe available for use which was nice, although we did not use them because it was too chilly that day. Bring your fishing poles!! The two campsites are separated by a thatch of woods, so we never saw the other campers unless they were coming/going in their vehicle. Both campsites are on the water, one is on a hill, the other is closer to the dock. Driving in to the property there is an area that might be pretty tight for some RV’s, we didn’t have any trouble in our Class B 20’ van; although some minor side brushing of vegetation. The host had our firewood all cut and ready for us at the site when we arrived. We did not use the hosts facilities, so I cannot comment on that. It was a very quiet, beautiful place to camp for the weekend. As a side note, we had a small critter get into our trash at night, so be diligent about closing up your trash.

At the end of the dock, looking towards the left.  The lake view is 180 degrees - I should have tKen a video. Nice fire pit at our site. 
View of our campsite and the hosts home from the end of the dock looking back. The other campsite is to the left of the picture on a hill. 
View of the dock.  There is a nice table and chairs at this area, you cannot see it from the picture, though.
Hipcamper jason
Jason T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 23rd, 2022

Two sites that are separated from each other and both sides are very good. This was a wonderful little spot overlooking the lake. Being able to fish or just hop on kayak, canoe or paddle board was a lot of fun. Also taking it outdoor shower it was kind of cool was nice and refreshing and the water was very warm. Bathroom was great. This place is truly stellar and Marcy is a fantastic host! Strongly recommend

Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on January 24th, 2022

Thank you so much Jason. It was a pleasure having you?

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Hipcamper Renee
Renee D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 17th, 2022

The lake view was incredible! Our sight was private and viewed a small cove on the lake. Just imagine taking an outdoor/private, hot shower while watching the sun set on the lake. A peak experience! We enjoyed reading by the lake, a fun lunch at Gator Joe's, a coffee on the dock. I would definitely recommend this little oasis!

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Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on January 20th, 2022

Thank you Renee. It was a pleasure hosting you. I hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Leonel

Host attacked my family physically.

Leonel P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 17th, 2022

Host came out of her house screaming profanity and verbally abusing our children for digging in the dirt in the campsite. When I came over to see what happened I quickly had to intervene and ask her to leave my kids alone. She went back in her house and came out again raging and proceeded to get close to our kids and take pictures and video of them. Then my wife came over and stood in front of the host to make space between her and my kids. She shoved my wife out of the way and started screaming to leave her house. She called the cops who ultimately asked my wife if she wanted to press charges against her, and she was kind enough to not press charges. We decided to leave because we felt threatened and unsafe at the property. We are requesting a full refund for this terrible experience. Additionally the listing is improper because it says the property is private and it’s not. In fact it’s right in her back yard and she came out multiple times to harass my family. Attached please find the case number that was filed with the police officer. Additionally, we had to break down our campsite in the middle of the night in the blistering cold weather making it extremely hard to pack all of our belongings.

Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on January 18th, 2022

First of all had they used the campsite they were instructed to they would have had privacy but instead they decided to spread out over my entire property including right in front of my house. These people are liars and are extremely disrespectful. They outright refused to stop digging up my driveway so I had to call the police to remove them. He said "they are allowed to dig because I paid a lot of money for this campsite and you won't let them play on the dock" . While waiting for the police to arrive I tried to to film them continue digging holes in my driveway and she got up right in my face to block my camera (with no mask on) so I pushed her away from me. They are liars. They snuck in extra kids without paying and then had a third car with more people show up the next day without my permission. They disrespected me over and over again. I have never had campers like this in all the years I have been doing this.

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Hipcamper Mary

Beautiful lake weir

Mary R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 14th, 2022

My friend and I had a great time At Marci’s. We had a fire one night, we went kayaking and laid on the stand up paddleboard. The lake was beautiful. She has electrical hook up but we did not use it. The bathroom that you access from outside is very nice. Marci went above and beyond when my camper wouldn’t start and she jumpstarted it!!! Thank you Marci. I would return again.

Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on January 18th, 2022

Thank you Mary! It was a pleasure hosting you.

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Hipcamper Kay

Camping w our pups

Kay N.
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(Dispersed site)
January 13th, 2022

Perfect site. Just what we needed. Sunset was amazing over the lake. Picture perfect view. I loved how there was a communal bathroom even though we had our camper van it was still nice to be able to use the bathroom at the house. There was also an outdoor shower that we didn’t use but it’s a nice touch! There was another couple camping on the other side of the property w their dog but we still had plenty of space & privacy.

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Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on January 14th, 2022

Thank you so much Kay1 It was a pleasure hosting you!

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Hipcamper Sarah

Camping on the water with a great v

Sarah A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 13th, 2022

I've not found it easy to find a campsite right on the water with a spectacular view, until now. . . This was a great spot. The host was awesome and very attentive. The sunsets were beautiful as promised and I loved that we had access to kayak, canoe and paddle board. Easy access to restroom and a cool outdoor shower. Wifi was spotty at the campsite furthest from the house, so if you have a booster, bring it, but otherwise this was a great spot. Local eateries and stores nearby were also convenient.

Would highly recommend!

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Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on January 14th, 2022

Thank you so much Sarah! It was a pleasure hosting you!

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Hipcamper Connie

Great spot right on the lake!

Connie H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 9th, 2022

We loved our stay at Marci's place - we would absolutely stay again! We had the site next to the pier which was perfect for sitting on at sunset. The site was really well set up with chairs, tables, electric hook up and a water hose. The wifi connection was stable which was important for me as I had to work. We loved the outdoor shower!

The only thing we would suggest would be a fire ring with a grill like the ones you have in the state park, just for ease of cooking. We managed to set up a cooking area with the provided rack, balanced on two stones, but they were incredibly heavy to lift over to the fire spot.

We took our dog and Marci had set up different spots to tie your dog up with lots of length to roam which was very thoughtful.

Thank you Marci!

Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on January 13th, 2022

Thank you so much Connie! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Mila

Sunsets were amazing as promised!

Mila T.
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(Dispersed site)
January 7th, 2022

We had a relaxing visit in this beautiful location.
Marci is a wonderful host, and the Sunsets were amazing as promised!
We enjoyed the kiak and local restaurants, as well as, the nearby Springs and Ocala National Forest trails.

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Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on January 8th, 2022

Thank you so much Mila. It was a pleasure hosting you!

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Property
Marci's Magical Lakefront Oasis
State
Florida
Country
United States
$45/night
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