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4A River Camp

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· Fort White, Columbia, Florida
1 acre hosted by Michael F.
1 RV/tent site
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This area was inhabited by indians many years ago and the remnants of their civilization are scattered about in the rivers and land. The Ichetucknee River was named by a tribe of Creek Indians who came down from north Georgia and Alabama, and means "place of the beavers". This area is rich in history and beautiful nature. With over 1/3 acre of dedicated riverfront property on the Santa Fe River, you’ll have all the peace and quiet you can handle in this single spot campsite. The campsite was purpose-built for friends and family who come to visit this slice of paradise we call home. Ideally located in the heart of spring country in North Central Florida, we have over 18 major springs within a 50-mile radius of this location, which allows for all the outdoor exploration and watersports you desire. With tubing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, boating, and fishing available within feet of the campsite, you can stay nearby or venture out to some of the best springs in the world. Boaters – Private boat ramp is 200 yards up the road on the Santa Fe, public boat ramps within 10 miles on the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers. Tubers – Tube the private section of the crystal-clear Ichetucknee river accessible only by the homeowners via our 3 waterfront parks. Both get-out parks are within walking distance to the campsite for your convenience. Paddlers – Paddle the Santa Fe or Ichetucknee rivers from within the neighborhood, or if the time of year is right, venture up to the Ichetucknee State Park to paddle the head waters and north entrance. This is limited in season and numbers to keep the impact on the river to a minimum. Swimmers – Swim the Santa Fe or Ichetucknee rivers from within the neighborhood via our 9 waterfront parks (6 Santa Fe, 3 Ichetucknee) or venture to either entrance of the Ichetucknee River State Park just a few miles away. Nature lovers – Explore the unspoiled conservation areas within the neighborhood that can be hiked and explored. Setup a hammock and sit by the river and watch all your worries wash away, you may get to see the occasional manatee. Whatever your passion, this campsite accommodates it with electric (50/30/15), water, picnic table, concrete firepit, clothesline and plenty of room to spread out. The neighborhood is golf-cart and UTV friendly and has lots of dirt roads to explore.  The deer can be found quite easily every morning and evening while riding around and rarely run away from the vehicles. Area Springs and Recreation attractions include the following springs and state parks. Google search Florida Springs for more information on each.With over 1/3 acre of dedicated riverfront property on the Santa Fe River, you’ll have all the peace and quiet you can handle in this single spot campsite. The campsite was purpose-built for friends and family who come to visit this slice of paradise we call home. Ideally located in the heart of spring country in North Central Florida, we have over 18 major springs within a 50-mile radius of this location, which allows for all the outdoor exploration and watersports you desire. With tubing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, boating, and fishing available within feet of the campsite, you can stay nearby or venture out to some of the best springs in the world. Boaters – Private boat ramp is 200 yards up the road on the Santa Fe, public boat ramps within 10 miles on the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers. Tubers – Tube the private section of the crystal-clear Ichetucknee river accessible only by the homeowners via our 3 waterfront parks. Both get-out parks are within walking distance to the campsite for your convenience. Paddlers – Paddle the Santa Fe or Ichetucknee rivers from within the neighborhood, or if the time of year is right, venture up to the Ichetucknee State Park to paddle the head waters and north entrance. This is limited in season and numbers to keep the impact on the river to a minimum. Swimmers – Swim the Santa Fe or Ichetucknee rivers from within the neighborhood via our 9 waterfront parks (6 Santa Fe, 3 Ichetucknee) or venture to either entrance of the Ichetucknee River State Park just a few miles away. Nature lovers – Explore the unspoiled conservation areas within the neighborhood that can be hiked and explored. Setup a hammock and sit by the river and watch all your worries wash away, you may get to see the occasional manatee. Whatever your passion, this campsite accommodates it with electric (50/30/15), water, picnic table, concrete firepit, clothesline and plenty of room to spread out. The neighborhood is golf-cart and UTV friendly and has lots of dirt roads to explore.  The deer can be found quite easily every morning and evening while riding around and rarely run away from the vehicles. Area Springs and Recreation attractions include the following springs and state parks. Google search Florida Springs for more information on each. - Ichetucknee Springs - South Entrance - 2.5 mi - North Entrance - 6.7 mi - Branford Spring - 10.3 mi - Oleno/River Rise State Park- 14.3 mi - Little River Springs - 15.2 mi - Rum Island Springs - 16.6 mi - Troy Springs - 16.7 mi - Ruth (Sulfur) Springs - 17 mi - Ginnie Springs - 18.3 mi - Devils Ear Spring - 18.7 mi - Blue Springs - 19.8 mi - Poe Springs - 19.8 mi - Royal Springs - 25.9 mi - Hart Springs - 30.9 mi - Otter Springs - 33.5 mi - Peacock Springs - 32.4 mi - Lafayette Blue Springs - 35.4 mi - Fanning Springs - 35.8 mi - Manatee Springs - 47.9 mi Whatever your reason for getting away, you won’t be disappointed with the natural beauty of this area. We invite you to stop by and check it out.
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Angie M.recommends
June 25, 2024
Springs/Nature Paradise
Hospitality was here
This is a great set up for tent camping. Water on site. Bathroom is primitive but it’s private. We really enjoyed the neighborhood and the beautiful Sante Fe and Itchetucknee. We will be back.
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Alyse S.recommends
June 17, 2024
Springs/Nature Paradise
Camping adventure!
Our two families (4 adults and 6 kids) loved our experience on Michael’s property! We tent camped and there was several options as to where we could set up camp. Right on the Santa Fe river and was super fun watching alll the boats go by. We felt welcomed and comfortable. We went down the road on two of the days to the local park/wateringhole as we started calling it and it was wonderful! Michael was very responsive and accommodating!
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Courtney D.recommends
June 10, 2024
Springs/Nature Paradise
We loved staying at Michael's river camp. Super peaceful atmosphere looking out over the Santa Fe River with gorgeous trees surrounding us. The kids ran wild, we saw lots of deer (even rescued a baby deer in need of some TLC), played in the HOA Itchetucknee Springs access and enjoyed some overall downtime. Highly recommend.
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Roy A.recommends
May 31, 2024
Springs/Nature Paradise
Camping with nature
This was a superb experience the wife and I stayed here as an anniversary present to ourselves. We enjoyed the peacefulness even seen a few critters along the river when kayaking launching right from this spot up and down the Santa Fe. Great experience Will be coming back with the kids. Close to all of the springs.
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Matt K.recommends
May 19, 2024
Springs/Nature Paradise
We loved camping at Michael’s location. Beautiful site, clean, quiet and private. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return for our next adventure.
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Whitney M.recommends
April 18, 2024
Springs/Nature Paradise
Peaceful Getaway
The campsite was very big and right on the water. It was a pretty quiet neighborhood so we were able to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature. The site was clean and there was an outside sink set up for our use. We did not get to use the shower and bucket toilet bc we had a camper with a bathroom but, as someone who usually camps without a bathroom or shower, it would've been nice to have . I will say the river was way up, they were under a flood warning. We got to drive through the road that flooded out, which was a nice bonus adventure. We purchased wood for our fire and it was nice and dry. We definitely want to come back when the river is at normal level to enjoy some better fishing.
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Fort White, Columbia, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Seminole, Timucua, Miccosukee, and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Michael F.

Joined in June 2017
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