Hipcamp host Kelli A.,
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Looking for nature at its best? You have found it here!!! RUNNINGS SPRINGS RIVER RETREAT is your place! Nestled within beautiful live oaks, natural landscaping on a high bluff directly on the Historic Suwannee River close to many springs (Royal, Little river, Charles, and peacock Spring State Park you can drive to. Running Springs, Telford, Bath tub, Convict are some other c


Looking for nature at its best? You have found it here!!! RUNNINGS SPRINGS RIVER RETREAT is your place! Nestled within beautiful live oaks, natural landscaping on a high bluff directly on the Historic Suwannee River close to many springs (Royal, Little river, Charles, and peacock Spring State Park you can drive to. Running Springs, Telford, Bath tub, Convict are some other close ones )  where you can go kayaking, fishing, bird watching, scalloping, diving, photography whatever your hobbies may be. There is two bedrooms, One with a king bed the other has a queen size bed. Also a full-size hanging bed on the large screened in back porch and a futon in the living room that folds into a bed. There are many other special amenities such as a fire pit, big smoker, bbq grill, outdoor shower, a porch swing, picnic table and a 3 level dock down to the water to name a few.  3 kayaks and a canoe to enjoy the river and springs. Enjoy the many sounds of nature rocking on the big screened in back porch or sit on the dock watching sunrises and sunsets, fish jumping and people canoeing/kayaking the river. Come to release the everyday stress and worry for awhile. Get back to that peaceful easy feeling. See you soon!  PEACE

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Kelli a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Running Springs River Retreat in Florida.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Holly

Family outdoor adventure.

Holly C.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Unplug and Listen to nature while enjoying a perfectly comfortable cabin.

Highly recommended! All the amenities one could need plus a personal tour book full of local brochures. The cabin is very well maintained and extremely clean.

The river is accessible from the backyard with kayaks and a canoe ready to go!

We enjoyed s’mores roasted over the fire pit on our last evening.

Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa C.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2021

Kelli our host was always available to answer all our questions. Her river house had everything and then some for a fun time. The location is perfect with friendly neighbors. I highly recommend this property for an ultimate river and spring experience! Rob took us up to the bridge for a paddle down to Peacock Springs and then we paddled back to the house with plans to continue on to Royal Springs for takeout after having lunch. It rained, so nixed that plan, but still enjoyed the comforts of home while it rained.

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel W.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

Awesome place with awesome hosts. thank you, we will return.

Hipcamper Craig

Where memories are made!

Craig G.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

Our stay at Running Springs River Retreat was AMAZING. From the time I booked until the time we arrived, Kelli and Grant had been in close contact with us via messaging. The day we arrived, it had been raining all morning and when we got there, the kids were playing board games inside while we unpacked. Right after we finished, the rain had cleared. Because it rains daily here in Florida, unfortunately the river was WAY too high to utilize but don't let this stop you, there is Soo much to do at the home and within reasonable commuting distance. From walks, and campfires to fishing and tubing, you won't be bored! Sitting on the back porch at night and taking in nature was a favorite of ours and the kids loved riding their scooters under the house and playing cornhole.
Being that the river was too high and unsafe to utilize, we called Ron who typically does the kayak shuttle and asked for advice and he pointed is toward Ichetucknee Springs as the flood waters don't typicalky reach there. On the North side you can swim in the Springs and on the South side you can tube down. The water was clear, safe for adults and kids alike, and a GREAT time was had by all. This vacation created so many memories and we are so grateful for Kelli and Grant allowing us to stay. The Home is furnished, comfortable, and if you forgot something at home, they likely have it there for your use. I can't say enough about the comfort and convenience of this gem, will book again! Let this review be your sign, this rental is the one for you!

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Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony M.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

Cabin was beautiful. Very clean. Its right on the river. We had a great time.

Hipcamper Angelica

Peaceful cabin

Angelica B.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

Wonderful home in a quiet neighborhood! It was a perfect family vacation where we were able to enjoy a few local springs with the children and return to the yard to grill, listen to the River and roast s’mores nightly. We’ll be back! Thank you.

Ichetuknee State Park Stairs to the River Happy boys in the yard The backyard
Hipcamper James
James C.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2021

Beautiful, Peaceful and fully equipped place to stay. Kelli passed on her knowledge must see places in the area. It wasn’t a let down, quite the center of the area.
We enjoyed the peaceful nights listening to the owls and frogs, playing cards on the screened in porch so that the mosquitos didn’t carry us off.
Highly recommend this place, you won’t be let down.

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Hipcamper Olena

Wonderful time on the river

Olena M.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2021

This is a perfect getaway for those who enjoy nature, birds, swimming, and kayaking. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Rebecca

Nature lovers paradise!

Rebecca B.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2021

To say this place is paradise is an understatement! We love places that are off the beaten path and Running Springs fit the bill perfectly. Not only is it secluded, on the river, close so many natural springs and the beach, but it also had such charm and function as define utopia!

We would love to keep this peice of heaven to ourselves, but, alas, i have to share it. 😊

Floating down the Itchituknee River...close byBeautiful cypress trees!Kayaking the SuwaneeRunning Springs
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