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Area 61 Camping

· Arcadia, De Soto, Florida
5 acres hosted by Joseph M.
3 RV sites · 6 tent sites
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Area 61 is a natural 5 acre property with a creek that feeds into the Peace River. We have many different types of wild life that visit including white tail deer, turkeys, alligators, otters, armadillos and all types of birds including owls. We also have access to the Peace River for canoeing and kayaking trips. Along the creek we also have several terraced waterfalls that provide a wonderful wetland area for the wildlife.
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Arcadia, De Soto, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Calusa, Seminole, Miccosukee, and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Joseph M.Joined in May 2022
31 ratings · 23 reviews
Terry M.recommends
February 23, 2024
Area 61 Camping (RVs)
Great spot
Beautiful spot. Joe has put a lot of work into the grounds and it shows. He is a friendly helpful host! Lots of wildlife and great biking in the area. Only a 15 min drive into Arcadia if you need supplies.
Patricia S.recommends
February 21, 2024
Area 61 Camping (Tents)
What an AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! We had the perfect tent site next to the beautiful flowing creek. The rain didn't stop us from camping. The rain blessed us with the soothing sounds of a babbling creek and Mr Joes layout had us high and dry! The presence of the deer, turkeys and owls was an awesome way to begin our day! Mr Joseph's brilliance and heart could be seen everywhere on the property! His ingenuity of repurposing and organization gave us the real deal OUTDOOR CAMPING experience! If your looking for the primitive experience, outdoor shower, nature walks , boardwalks, very clean property and ideas for almost everything.......u must experience Area 61!!!! Thank you Mr Joseph for being a very kind and generous host. We will definitely be back!!!
Tony Decay P.recommends
February 11, 2024
Area 61 Camping (Tents)
My 1st time camping
This was an AMAZING experience! Super thankful for Joseph he was very helpful and very kind, the property was beyond beautiful and if you have dogs they will LOVE it! 11/10 experience HIGHLY recommend.
Susan B.recommends
February 11, 2024
Area 61 Camping (RVs)
Joe has created relaxation at 61
Area 61 Camping is a wonderful camp. It’s absolutely beautiful. So many of natures beauties surround you. Deer, wild turkeys, hawks, birds, squirrels and more. Joe has created pathways thru the property with outstanding visuals of peace in earth. I’m on a high typing this on our way home. Rejuvenated once again. Can’t wait to come back. Can’t say enough good about it. 💜
Tara K.recommends
February 4, 2024
Area 61 Camping (Tents)
A must see!
Amazing experience! The pictures truly don’t do the grounds justice. You can tell Joseph has put lots of thought into each details and has created such beautiful natural scenes with lots of gorgeous features. Just from one night my son and I saw an eel, lots of deer and an owl on a branch right above us. I felt so safe at night. Before we even left my son was wondering when we could come back again. Exceeded all expectations! 🙌🏽
Remy B.
January 28, 2024
The Hillbilly Hilton
HipCamp isn’t what we expected
Joseph has a nice place and was very friendly. The Hillbilly Hilton had zero privacy though. I would recommend staying in a tent. The Hillbilly Hilton is made of plywood and plexiglass with no window coverings or curtains. Needed to put up towels so we could change our clothes without being seen. Behind us was the neighbors house and was very close, about 30 yards away. Hip Camp has no customer service phone number and you can’t get ahold of them if you need help like I did. We left a day early on a two day trip unfortunately. Spent $160.00 and didn’t have the experience we hoped for. Would recommend more accurate photos of the sites.
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