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

46 Reviews

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Hipcamper Paola

A magic place !

Paola P.
recommends this listing.
January 20th, 2022

We loved our stay! Kelli was an amazing host, always available to answer any questions we had in our stay.
The house was immaculate with everything you could need and more.
Then kids enjoyed every minute there. We went fishing and in our way back we stopped by Ichetucknee Springs State Park were you can go tubing, paddling, canoeing or just go for a walk.

There are not big stores around so plan accordingly.

Thank you Kelli for giving us the opportunity to enjoy such a beautiful place. We will definitely coming back!
Jose, Paola, Emilio & Matias.

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Hipcamper Corey

Central location to springs

Corey K.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2022

Our family had a great time at Kelli's awesome retreat. The house had everything that we needed and saved us from making multiple trips to the store. It was very clean and homely. We would definitely recommend this location to any family looking for a quiet laid back time. It was centrally located to numerous springs in the area. Our three kids especially loved Royal Springs, which was only 10 minutes away. Great memories were made and we plan to return this upcoming summer.

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Hipcamper Angélica

Memorable experience as a family

Angélica V.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2021

We had a fantastic time as a family here with my husband and my three kids. This magical house was super clean, with a huge positive and cozy energy. We really enjoy the Suwannee river. Kelly has at this place everything you can need to have the best stay. We really want to come back. I want to write my book in that porche!!!

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Hipcamper Dylan
Dylan A.
recommends this listing.
November 24th, 2021

Love this place! Will be back again soon!

Hipcamper Brooke

Perfect family spot

Brooke H.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2021

What a wonderful cabin. We enjoyed everything from the fire pit to the smoker, from the dock to the amazing screened in porch. The area was really fun to explore as well! We hope ro return one day!

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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