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By the Pond...

· Ruskin, Hillsborough, Florida
33 acres hosted by Mike & Bill E.
11 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
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96% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
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Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Stay by a lovely pond on 33 acre fruit and ornamental tree nursery property with great vibes. Located near I-75 just 20 miles South of Tampa, 35 miles east of Saint Petersburg, 35 miles North of Sarasota, 2 hours West of Orlando. This property is home to a farm/nursery operation and has a large pond on the west side. Approximately 33 private acres allows for space and social distancing. Site is loaded with hundreds of fruit trees Lychee, Mango, Starfruit, Papaya, Guava), and thousands of banana plants. Fishing can be great, wildlife and bird watching too. Fenced and gated for safety, this old historic nursery property has good vibes and plenty to offer. Until you see it - you really may not understand. Part s of property are wide open, other areas are rugged and difficult to walk through including some wetland areas. The nursery has plenty of trees, & some fields - large pond is surrounded by cattails and marsh/wetlands and has fish (Bass, Tilapia, Sunfish, Catfish). Several species of wildlife have been seen on the property. We think the property is lovely, and definitely want you to enjoy your camping experience!
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Ruskin, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Seminole, Tocobaga, 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 Mike & Bill E.Joined in November 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
532 ratings · 240 reviews
Justin R.recommends
February 26, 2024
Grey Wolf Glam Camper
The owner operator is amazing and is willing to do anything to make your stay pleasant !
Yong P.recommends
February 26, 2024
Site 6 West Road
We were so happy our trip turned out the way it did. My 78 year old mother had a blast ! Thank you! Mike and Bill . We are having a great time;
Deborah H.recommends
February 26, 2024
Site 4 at the Dock
Quiet and Peaceful
This was a great place for my one-night stay. While not lush and beautifully manicured, it was very peaceful and quiet and as a solo senior lady, I felt safe. There’s a lovely pond (I think you can fish), and I managed to catch a beautiful sunset, too. This fruit farm came with a fun benefit—some starfruit, citrus fruits and fresh eggs!,
Joana P.recommends
February 25, 2024
Site 6 West Road
Definitely Coming Back!
Camping on the farm was so wonderful!! Everyone on the property was so nice and they even talked to me about some of the things they love growing! I got a couple bags of their fresh grown fruits and the whole group loved them! Super private, easy to find sites, everything was wonderful! It was out first time using Hipcamp and this experience will definitely keep me coming back! Specifically I can’t wait to come back to Mike & Bill’s Farm!
Caroline Faith L.recommends
February 23, 2024
Site 5 at S.W. Corner
Untouched Florida
Awesome place to stay. We got to the site around 9pm and Mike kindly came with a of fruit grown on the farm and guided us to our spot we reserved (site 5) but told us that site 6 & 8 were open if we would prefer either one over 5 (site 5 was a bit noisy). We ended up staying at site 8. It was level ground for our Toyota Sequoia and quiet. Mike was very responsive through the whole process. Overall we would for sure recommend this beautiful piece of untouched Florida for anyone that loves primitive and peaceful nature.
Michelle P.recommends
February 23, 2024
Site 4 at the Dock
We enjoyed our stay. We aren't people for crowded campgrounds. This rusty camping was perfect for us. With solar and Mike we had a fabulous stay. We will be back and do recommend.
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