Hipcamp host Mattie P.,
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Are you looking for a secluded primitive camp to help you unplug and unwind? Well you found the perfect spot, Located just a short walk from the banks of the historic Suwannee river in Suwannee County. Sunshine Hill comes equipped with a 16x20 lean-to style building with three walls. One side is loaded with a very functional but primitive style outdoor kitchen fully stocked


Are you looking for a secluded primitive camp to help you unplug and unwind? Well you found the perfect spot, Located just a short walk from the banks of the historic Suwannee river in Suwannee County. Sunshine Hill comes equipped with a 16x20 lean-to style building with three walls. One side is loaded with a very functional but primitive style outdoor kitchen fully stocked with dishes and cookware and the other side hosts a swing, small counter, dry fire wood or a dry place to pitch a small tent in case of sub-optimal weather conditions. There is a hammock, two benches, and a designated fire pit. This is a PRIMITIVE campsite. No electricity and no traditional running water but we do have things to accommodate that in place. For example a 5 gallon water jug to provide water to the sink via a manual hand pump. We also have a solar light with an easy access on/off switch located inside the lean-to, and a motion light in the fully functional outhouse. The composting toilet is for #2 ONLY it does not support moisture so you will have to 'pee in the woods'. There is a shower stall as well to be used with a 5 gallon shower bag that we will fill fresh for each guest. Firewood is available onsite and works on the honor system. Sunshine Hill is designed to make primitive camping fun and easy for the entire family! Most of the work is done just bring a place to sleep and something to cook for dinner! Make sure you are ready to relax and unwind because the serenity of the Florida night sky combined with the lightening bugs you're sure to see is captivating. Sunshine Hill  is  15 miles from the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, Suwannee Springs, and the famous 'graffiti bridge'  and 5 miles from Suwannee River State Park other springs within just a few miles include Suwanacoochee Spring, Falmouth Spring, Anderson Spring and Little Gem Spring (located inside the Suwannee River State Park). Due to the primitive location of this camp site a meet and greet is required to get to the spot. Please message me to set up a time to meet prior to your stay.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Mattie a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Elena
Elena K.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2022

Amazing experience!!! The place is gorgeous, private, quiet and has everything you need. The host is so helpful and accommodating! Loved everything and will be back :)

Hipcamper liah

Gorgeous site with a great host!

Liah C.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

We LOVED this site!
I stayed three nights with a group of four people + 1 dog and there was tons of space. The kitchen area is amazing, with lots of counter space, kitchen tools, and even a grill! the bathroom area is awesome, we loved the addition of the composting toilet! The site itself is situated in a gorgeous location, just a short walk away from the river, and was very peaceful and quiet. Mattie is a wonderful host, she was extremely kind, helpful and responsive during our stay. We also highly recommend doing the paddling trip add on! Overall, this site exceeded our group's expectations, we will definitely be recommending it to our friends and family and would love to go back!

Hipcamper Cassi

Prepare your are in the woods

Cassi S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 22nd, 2022

If you are looking for glamping this is not the place for you. If you have kids and they can not self entertain this is not the place for you. We took 12 people out, we did a mix of tents and hammocks and we had enough room for them, however we
did have to spread out witch was great for us because I have all boys from 13 to 18 year old. You should plan to bring everything you will need for groups of 4 there is stuff there to use plates, cups, little grill, etc. Larger groups will need to bring stuff. This is primitive camping no powering, owner brings in water if needed, cell service is spotty. Swimming and fishing are a short drive away. Due to rain and not being able to stay dry It was not the worst camping trip but definitely wasn't the best. But we would do it again.

Hipcamper Jonah
Jonah H.
recommends this listing.
March 18th, 2022

They were excellent hosts! This place is the perfect middle ground if you're looking for a medium between civilization and isolation. The fact that it was an option to grill while being tucked away from the elements was a godsend. 12/10 would recommend

Hipcamper Chase
Chase W.
recommends this listing.
March 16th, 2022

A remote spot with some great amenities…and Mattie was fantastic as a host! The land surrounding is beautiful and we had a good time bird watching. We really liked having the kitchen area and the slack line add on for the kids. The compost toilet is also a welcome addition! While this site has some great amenities, it is still a bit rustic and you might need to bring a few things. Would check with the host if any questions on what to bring. It is also somewhat close to a few residential homes, so you can hear sounds of civilization in the distance occasionally.

Hipcamper Emily

Amazing wilderness getaway!

Emily P.
recommends this listing.
February 1st, 2022

Such an easy and stress-free process. Mattie was super helpful including making sure we were all set for the cold nights ahead of us and taking the time to make sure we got our directions correct and drove us directly to the spot to avoid getting lost. would definitely recommend this spot especially to larger parties!

Hipcamper Donna
Donna M.
recommends this listing.
January 8th, 2022

Liked it so much stayed longer

Hipcamper Donna
Donna M.
recommends this listing.
January 6th, 2022

Great hosts. Great spot. Big enough campfire for extended family or church group. Nice hiking, biking trails. Nice spot for animals. Loved it. Will be back!

Hipcamper Anuj

Great shelter in the woods

Anuj G.
recommends this listing.
January 3rd, 2022

The place was great in the middle of the woods. The hosts were very nice and treated us well. They agreed to meet us even when we arrived really late.
The space is great with a shelter. We camped within the shelter so our tent was safe from the rain. They even have firewood and cooking dishes.
10/10 would recommend.

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