A Dark Skies, pet-friendly, off-leash, exclusive 1 reservation site, we want first time campers to feel safe and comfortable in our wilderness with electricity and running hot water. Camping during the winter and spring is fabulous in North Florida. Sunny and warm during the day, cool at night, it is perfect for being in the great outdoors and roasting marshmallows over a
A Dark Skies, pet-friendly, off-leash, exclusive 1 reservation site, we want first time campers to feel safe and comfortable in our wilderness with electricity and running hot water. Camping during the winter and spring is fabulous in North Florida. Sunny and warm during the day, cool at night, it is perfect for being in the great outdoors and roasting marshmallows over an open campfire. Our beautiful 6-acre river retreat is adjacent to thousands of acres of Conservation Easement and hiking trails on the banks of the Suwannee River, a Designated Pristine Scenic Waterway and one of the few "wild" rivers in the United States.
Bring your tents (and electric blankets if it is cold) hammocks or sleeping bags to our one acre private campsite and outdoor bathroom facility with an enclosed flush toilet, sink and hot water shower, a picnic table and a fire pit with log seating. A large charcoal grill with utensils is provided but bring your own charcoal. Our large screened platform dining room has a ceiling fan, lights, electric outlets, a table with 4 chairs, a hammock and a kitty perch, The Veranda, a covered outdoor living area perfect in the event of inclement weather, has a ceiling fan over a table and 4 chairs, a wood burning fireplace, wicker love seat, 2 Adirondack chairs and child-size rocking chair,. The outdoor kitchen offers a fully functional dual basin sink, small refrigerator, 2 burner electric cooktop, electric griddle, electric coffee maker, and toaster oven but you must bring your own cooking utensils, plates and silverware. A 42 gallon covered garbage pail is provided but you must pack your trash out with you when you go.
A three-minute walk down a broad, shaded, gently sloping path takes you to the beach and banks of the Suwannee River, with clearly marked orange blazes outlining the Florida National Scenic Trail and a 1/2 mile Scenic Loop to one of the few waterfalls in Florida. There is direct river access all year long for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, bird watching and fishing on site, with live music at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, folk festivals at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center and Big Shoals Class III whitewater rapids all within a 15-minute drive. Go on eco-adventures, dine al fresco at the riverside gazebo or just spend the day lazing on the zen deck reading a good book watching the river float by. A community picnic area with covered pavilion is accessible by car or golf cart 2 minutes away. and your privacy is guaranteed by the deeply wooded grounds and exclusivity is ensured as there is a one group per site policy.
Families with young children, people over 25, 2 large or 3 small dog maximum and cats are welcome. No ATV or dirt bikes.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Fat tire biking on well marked trails.
Kayak and canoe launch on site. We prefer non-motorized vehicles. It is a 4 hour float down to the Spirit of the Suwannee Musi...Read more
You can fish for bass, catfish, and sunfish from the riverbank or walk 1000 feet downriver to a broad sandy beach and shade tre...Read more
The Florida National Scenic Trail, a well-marked hiking trail that runs the length of the state crosses our property. There is...Read more
Paddle boarding is allowed on the river.
The river is great for swimming - you can jump off the bank, swing from the rope swing or swim 80 feet across the river with a ...Read more
The trees are alive with birds from resident cardinals, woodpeckers and wild turkeys to transient hummingbirds and songbirds a...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Suwannee River Glamping in Florida.
1500 feet downriver is a wide, white sand beach. Across the river is a 300 foot wide white sand beach.
This is an old-growth, upland forest, with towering pines, every variety of oak, birch, beech and sweet gum, left in its natura...Read more
River, stream, or creek
This part of the river is designated a Pristine Scenic Waterway and there is access regardless of how high or low the river is ...Read more
There is swimming all along the river, but a white sand beach across from the property and a big beach approximately 1500 feet ...Read more
A fifteen minute hike up river takes you to a Blue Scenic trail to a half mile loop to Disappearing Creek which leads to a smal...Read more
Places to see near Suwannee River Glamping
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Lots of fun!
Everything was great! Ammenaties were all clean and as advertised. Beautiful spot close to the river. Host and Jerry were very helpful and accomodating. Will definitely be staying again!
Such a fun site. Access to amenities so you don't have to rough it while still being close to beautiful nature trails. You can get what you want out of it - whether that's hiking/fishing/activities or just relaxing by the fire all day. Brought my two year old and she had a blast.
Beyond your typical tent camping
Janet is a great host, providing everything you could need for an elevated camping experience. Two options for a camp fire, some starter wood, and a lovely basket with s'mores were a nice touch. The main covered area with sitting areas, cooking and prep area plus running hot water for cleanup, so convenient! The tiki torches helped with the mosquitoes, and the screened hangout area was perfect. On top of all that, multiple access points to the river for fishing, paddling, and relaxing were fantastic. Plus there are miles and miles of trails to explore and really enjoy the area. Overall extremely enjoyable and highly recommended!
Peaceful, easy feeling!
This was a very quiet and secluded place to camp. The woods and the river are absolutely beautiful. We had plenty of privacy, but Jerry and Janet were great about being available if we had any needs. We will definitely be back!
Fantastic spot to camp
My wife and I had a fantastic 2 day stay. Even with some rain and July heat it was wonderful. Oct to May would be dreamy. If you are looking for a quiet, natural, private getaway you would be hard pressed to beat this. This was our first hipcamp stay and it exceeded our every expectation. I was reluctant to spend that much for a campsite but WELL WORTH IT. We hiked for hours on wooded trails along the beautiful river, right from camp. We loved having a covered area with a fireplace and the outdoor shower was wonderful.
Janet went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time.
We loved the property! So many cool spots to explore, from the disappearing creek to the sandy river beaches. The campsite feels secluded, but there’s still easy access to amenities in town. We enjoyed sitting on the screen porch to escape the bugs at night and making s’mores in the fire pit. My kids especially loved wading in the river and catching the little fish. Janet was easy to communicate with, and Jerry was so helpful in getting us set up and showing us around. He even helped us back up our trailer on the day we left! We’re already planning to come back in the winter with our bikes so we can cover more ground and check out the area further.
We absolutely loved staying at Janet's amazing outdoor haven surrounded by wilderness and completely private. We enoyed our beautiful surroundings and we absolutely loved the Suwannee River. We took our kayaks and put in from Janets property. We also hiked sone of the Fl trail, also accessible from Janet's property. We will absolutely return!
Peaceful, private, comfortable!
We had a great visit on Janet's property! Janet allowed us to check in a bit early, and Jerry greeted us and was very accommodating (you can purchase firewood from him when you arrive). The campsite includes a covered area with an RV (locked and used for owner's storage), an outdoor fireplace, table, chairs, and outdoor couch. There's also a small kitchenette outside with a toaster, microwave, griddle, coffeepot, pots and pans, etc. We brought our tent and ended up getting a lot of rain, so the covered area was amazing!! We set up our tent under the cover and stayed dry by the fire all weekend. When there were breaks in the rain, we explored the property. The river is a short walk from the campsite - so private and peaceful! There is a zen deck that overlooks the river, a gazebo, and a kayak launch a short distance away as well. They've spent a lot of time making the property welcoming and peaceful - we would definitely return! There was a festival going on at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park and you could occasionally hear a little base from the sound system when the wind blew just right. Jerry was around if you needed him (he gave us a lighter when ours died) and Janet checked in occasionally and was very flexible with check-in/check-out. Would definitely recommend!