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By the Pond...

· Ruskin, Hillsborough, Florida
33 acres hosted by Mike & Bill E.
10 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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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 5 hours
471 ratings · 195 reviews
Alethea M.recommends
December 3, 2023
Site 8 West Road
Mike was super friendly and helpful! Property was beautiful and the other campers where very pleasant:) would recommend
Janie S.recommends
November 27, 2023
Site 4 at the Dock
Campsite #4 dockside
Primitive camping at its finest. We love this place. We enjoy fishing at the pond. Mike is very friendly and helpful. We will be returning soon.
Rober R.recommends
November 26, 2023
Site 5 at S.W. Corner
We had a great experience and would definitely go back. Mike & Bill made us feel comfortable and had that old school southern hospitality!
Koti M.recommends
November 25, 2023
Site 1 near 24th Street
Nestled within nature's embrace, the camping site exceeded expectations. The picturesque surroundings offered a serene escape, with breathtaking views of ponds and nature]. The well-maintained tents provided a comfortable retreat, blending seamlessly with the environment. The harmony of nature and thoughtful campsite amenities made this experience truly unforgettable. A must for those seeking tranquility and a genuine connection with the outdoors.
Christina E.recommends
November 18, 2023
Site 4 at the Dock
Great ownership and location and still staying in facility
Avery C.recommends
November 15, 2023
Site 8 West Road
Wonderful! I had such a great time there, the scenery was beautiful and it was very spacious. I still had cellphone reception and was able to be alone. It was the perfect distance from Tampa, Orlando, and St. Petersburg. Mike and Bill were great hosts. I’m a woman traveling alone and at no point did I feel uncomfortable or uneasy. They even brought me star fruit.
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