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.
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Wild Bill in Florida.
Places to see near THE HIDEOUT
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Florida wildlife adventure
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.
It was okay...
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.
Love this property! a+
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.
Excellent ocala nf camping
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.
Serene, with room to explore
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.
Fun camping trip!
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.
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!