1 / 269

By the Pond...

· Ruskin, Hillsborough, Florida
33 acres hosted by Mike & Bill E.
1 lodging site · 11 RV/tent sites
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in Florida: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Mike & Bill is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
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. The pond is Spring-fed at the headwaters of Marsh Branch Creek which emerges at our property and flows West about five miles to Tampa Bay. 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. Parts of property are wide open, other areas are rugged and difficult to walk through including some wetland areas. The nursery has plenty of trees, and some fields -the 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!
Natural features
Select a site
Filter by
Loading sites...
580 ratings · 278 reviews
Emilie B.recommends
June 7, 2024
Grey Wolf Glam Camper
Super nuit dans le camper
Super camper ! Propre, climatisé, dans un environnement charmant. Nous avons été super bien accueilli par notre hôte !
Jennifer M.doesn't recommend
May 28, 2024
Site 3 near East shore of pond
Site 3, along with most other sites were very small and overgrown with brush, trees and weeds. Thankfully there was a cancellation and I was able to stay at the site by the dock, which had a lot more room.
Anna Ruth H.recommends
May 24, 2024
Site 1 near 24th Street
Peaceful Tropical Co-op
I loved primitive camping on this property, I've also stayed in the gray wolf glamor and there is another one that I can't remember the name of, highly recommend this place. Highly. It is a must see. 😍 There is a lake and peace and the owners have vegetables and fruits for sale, one of my favorite places of all time that I've traveled to, for peaceful getaways. Thanks for your hospitality! Be Blessed with abundance. The watermelon and apples were AMAZING.
Carol B.doesn't recommend
May 17, 2024
Grey Wolf Glam Camper
The description of the place needs to be much more clear in the location of the trailer and other things. They seem like nice people, but it wouldn’t work for me. They were very gracious and being willing to do 100% refund.
John S.recommends
April 29, 2024
Site 5 at S.W. Corner
Probably one of the best hosts I've ever interacted with! Very kind and helpful! I would 100% recommend this stay!
Gena C.recommends
April 27, 2024
Site 7 West Road
Peaceful place
Very peaceful there. Just relaxed and read most of the day. The hosts are really nice, had a good visit with them.
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
Things to do nearby
More camping spots nearby
Campers also viewed...

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Hipcamp is the most comprehensive resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover and reserve tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.