Hipcamp host John  T.,
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Primitive Campers:  Rustic, DRY CAMP. No Restroom facilities. Country camping on private quiet, forested, naturally organic land.  Located on acres of majestic oaks that shade the area, resurrection fern and hanging moss galore.  Fire pit at each site.  $7/bundle for firewood.  

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 45ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Wild Bill in Florida.

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Wetlands

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Hipcamper Christopher

Florida wildlife adventure

Christopher C.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2021

Wild Bill at the Hideout was so much fun. My whole family enjoyed the brisk weekend weather and the picture perfect Florida Scenery that is so hard to find today. This is a little piece of Florida history we’re not likely to get back. I highly recommend.

Hipcamper Livi

It was okay...

Livi W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 5th, 2021

Campsite wasn’t hard to find but there wasn’t a soul in sight when I arrived and was setting up. I figured the host would at least come say hey and show me around but never got to meet him. Tried texting the number that was provided but never heard back from anyone. The property was beautiful but between the rain and the many MANY fire ant hills I encountered, I ended up cutting my stay short. I’m used to north carolina camping and I guess florida camping isn’t for me. oh well.

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Hipcamper Charlie

Love this property! a+

Charlie S.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2021

Me and my brothers, and several of our friends reserved all four campsites on John’s expansive and beautiful property! We spent Memorial Day Weekend on his 600-acre property celebrating my brother’s bachelor party and we had a blast. Everything exceeded expectations and John was super helpful and welcomed us with open arms. He set up a space for us far back in the property so it truly felt like we were alone in the woods. Huge widespread fields and towering mossy trees surrounded us without a lick of civilization in sight — just what we wanted! And yet, just two minutes away is a grocery store, a Circle K, a liquor store, and some other essential stops. So if you forget something, one of these places will surely have it. One afternoon we all walked around all the trails John created and had such a fun time seeing all its features. It’s beautiful, John is great, and we highly recommend this Hipcamp to anyone looking for an isolated camping experience with lots of space and lots of natural beauty.

Hipcamper Jessie
Jessie H.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2021

My friends and our dogs had a fantastic trip here! John was so nice and had everything set up for us when we arrived. We’ll definitely be back!

Hipcamper Travis
Travis G.
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2021

Great stay, beautiful property. John checked on us but otherwise left us to ourselves.

Hipcamper Ian

Excellent ocala nf camping

Ian W.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2021

John's property is a special place. We were just passing through and wish we could have sat around a table with him and his father to share some more stories. The sites are great, far enough apart and surrounded by native palms and trees, Great fire rings and John even had some firewood available. There is not much ambient light and so the night skies were fantastic. I would have loved a little more time here. The next day we went to nearby Salt Springs for a dip and had some great BBQ at Papa Joes.

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Hipcamper Kate

Serene, with room to explore

Kate Z.
recommends this listing.
January 31st, 2021

Lovely spot in this part of Florida. John and his father have made an incredible effort over 30+ years to preserve this tract of land. John is a warm and inviting host.

Our family enjoyed walking and biking the trails, and just relaxing in the serene environment. On a winter day the sunny fields make for very pleasant exploring.

We checked also stayed at several state park campgrounds in the area but they lack the privacy and undeveloped feel of this spot. If we are back in this part of Florida, this is definitely where we’d stay.

Great fire ring. Lots of space for our off leash pup. Setting up the solar for a south-facing sun fix.
Hipcamper John
Response from John , the Host, on February 4th, 2021

Thank you so much kate. I appreciate your words and it was a pleasure meeting you and your family.. please come again anytime..

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Hipcamper Priscilla

Fun camping trip!

Priscilla D.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2021

John was very gracious, accommodating and friendly. Camp site was peaceful and private. Lots of land and trails to explore. Wildlife roaming free, viewing is easy.

Can’t wait to come back! Highly recommended to get away from life’s daily stresses.

Hipcamper Shayna
Shayna F.
recommends this listing.
December 26th, 2020

We had such a relaxing stay out on this beautiful property! The land is full of beautiful mature oak trees covered in spanish moss, which makes the campsites wonderfully shaded during the hot sunny part of the day. This vast 600 acre campsite is a wonderful retreat from the city and we loved how woodsy and remote it was.

John had firewood ready to go for us in the pit and was kept covered and dry for us since the weather was rainy on the first day we arrived. We felt very secluded and safe with quick access to town and about 30-45 minutes access to the many springs in Ocala National Forest.

Our site included not just a fire pit but had an additional metal fire ring that had an adjustable height cooking grate which we grilled some delicious veggie burgers. One of our highlights was getting to hang around the fire pit with our host and get to know him a bit better. John is a native of the area and shared the history of the property and history of the town. The property offers many sites to choose from and can accommodate small to large groups very easily. One thing to note is that there is a main road nearby, and depending where you set up camp, you may hear some cars when they drive by. Thanks John and family for the hospitality and sharing your land!

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Property
THE HIDEOUT
State
Florida
Country
United States
$35/night
1 Site