Hipcamp host Valene S.,
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Welcome Y'all!!  Here at North Shore Relic Ranch,  we are minutes from wekiva springs and rock springs. Plus this is home to our 12 cool cows 6 goats and about 50 crazy chickens, which you can interact with. A little bit of something for everyone.   We have some interesting vehicles on the property to check out. There are also miles of marked nature trails next to the camp s


Welcome Y'all!!  Here at North Shore Relic Ranch,  we are minutes from wekiva springs and rock springs. Plus this is home to our 12 cool cows 6 goats and about 50 crazy chickens, which you can interact with. A little bit of something for everyone.   We have some interesting vehicles on the property to check out. There are also miles of marked nature trails next to the camp sites. Lake Apopka and canals to kayak on, are only 800 feet away, and there is a 15 mile free nature drive just minutes away. Or just relax and camp/explore! (Tents available for rent, we also have 2 horse stalls for rent, so you can bring your horse to ride the trails)There are different areas around the property where you can camp. A very laid back, chill vibe. Campsite areas are quite vast, so privacy should be of no concern! Fishing is allowed on our property and next door there are state owned hiking trails and canals to fish & kayak on. Plus a boat ramp to launch with restrooms. Campers are asked not to enter/loiter around the 2 private residences, please respect privacy. (but have no concern, there is absolutely plenty of room to wander the camp area and explore!!) There is lots of wildlife so bring the camera, and not only wildlife, our farm animals are huge hams when it comes to pictures (no pun intended, lol) Fire wood/Water/ Soft drinks/ Snacks available to purchase.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
7 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 26 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Fifth wheels, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Valene a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 22nd, 2022

Such a great site! This was my first Hipcamp experience, and I wasn’t disappointed. There were actually more “amenities” than I expected. Picnic table, fire ring, chairs if you needed them, string/festoon lights, a clothesline, garbage can with a bag in it and a lid, little shower stand area with a solar shower bag filled up, and a big jug of water. I despise porta potties, but these ones were super clean! AND there’s a motion sensor light on them, which was a very pleasant surprise when you have to go at night. We were the only ones, but all of the sites looked really nice (all good sizes too). The ONLY down side was all of the bugs. I’ve seen bugs, born and raised in Florida, and I’m a huge nature/camping person…but holy cow. The bugs were like nothing I’ve seen. The mosquitos, noseeums, and white flys were extremely abundant, and it hadn’t even rained in a while. However, we did go mid-June. Just be prepared, because it’s hard to combat them no matter what you bring to fight them.
Wonderful experience overall though. James and Valene were very hospitable :)

Hipcamper Brianna
Brianna E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
June 7th, 2022

Such a unique, fun find! So much to see, and such beautiful greenery all around.

Hipcamper Carolina
Carolina B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 6th, 2022

James is great. He goes above and beyond to make sure you have a great time.
He was an awesome host.
Our group (7 adults and 4 kids) can sometimes get a bit loud while talking (no loud music) during the day, and apparently some other campers complaint about us in the middle of the day, even than James were very nice and polite. But we also had other campers joined us for lunch. So I figured that the problem was not my group, but it the “unhappy” campers that was there.
It was my 1st hip camp. It was fun. But we really missed a bathroom. Not so much a hot shower, but just a shower and a toilet.

We will definitely come back, with our RV, instead of tents. Lol.

Thank you again James!!!

Hipcamper pamela
Pamela S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
May 30th, 2022

These is our third time here, we love it
Beautiful trees and plenty of space and we can pet one of my fav farm animals, the goats : )

Jimmy is great, very prompt if you need anything

Hipcamper April

Perfect camping experience!

April W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 30th, 2022

We just returned from our first visit to North Shores Relic Ranch in Mount Dora. We enjoyed it and will be returning!

Piper is our rescue ACD. She reacts to things like bikes and other dogs (especially small breeds). The camp sites were perfect for us. Plenty of room at our site with green space separating us from other campers.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a short distance from the campground. We enjoyed viewing a variety of birds, turtles and 21 alligators on the 11 mile trail.

Back at the ranch, we enjoyed the evening sounds of frogs croaking, owls who-ing and other critters. Our favorite was noticing the tree frogs sleeping on the tall grass blades in the early morning hours.

James and Valene took great care of us. Definitely check them out on Hipcamp.

Hipcamper Mary
Mary H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
May 28th, 2022

It was our second time camping here and as beautiful as the first. We especially appreciate the water and shower bag, as well as the firewood!

Great spot for a rooftop tent!
Hipcamper Danielle
Danielle D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 22nd, 2022

Great place to park for the night. Lots of bugs this weekend but it's Florida! James was very welcoming. I loved the solar shower bag! Nice bonus. Site was very clean. I will definitely be back.

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Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
May 17th, 2022

The host was very accommodating, helpful and easy going. The property is awesome, large and mostly wild which makes for a more fun boondocking experience. The other reviewers are correct on a couple of things. The bug situation is real, like Naked and Afraid status. (Most of our group were campers and hikers and have been to a load of places, never experienced anything like it but it was the beginning of May, and it’s central Florida. Expect bugs) There was a bit of trash on the property (not the planes, and cars, etc) which could use to be picked up. Other than that, we had a genuinely awesome time and were grateful to spend some time in the woods without a ton of people around.
Oh! And you have to get some chicken eggs! Delicious!!

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Hipcamper Regina
Regina R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
May 13th, 2022

It is a very quiet and quaint camp site.


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