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Camp Gilchrist

· Spring Ridge, Gilchrist, Florida
10 acres hosted by John M.
1 tent site
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
John is a Star Host
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Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Camp Gilchrist is located in heart of Springs Country in North Florida. Ginnie Springs and several other local springs are just minutes away. Come visit and explore nature with us! Pitch your tent and relax. You can enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and star gazing in an open field. Enjoy wildflowers throughout the Florida blooming seasons. Find blackberries, mushrooms, and other edible foraged goods. For optimum peace and privacy, there is currently 1 campsite on our 10 acres. There are several recreational activities in the area including hiking, swimming in natural springs, fishing, kayaking, wildlife watching, and more!Only a 5 Minute drive to Ginnie and Gilchrist Blue Springs, 10 minutes to High Springs, and within 30 minutes of many other local springs and Gainesville. It is common to see native wildlife on this and the surrounding properties. Located only 2 miles Ginnie Springs, this area is known for its numerous beautiful springs along the Santa Fe, Ichetucknee and Suwannee Rivers. Kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities here. So pitch your tent and enjoy sunset, or the stars at night by the fire. You will have access to your own fire pit and picnic table.
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37 ratings · 30 reviews
Jon F.recommends
May 21, 2024
Camp Gilchrist
Great Stay featuring a Tortoise
I loved this place ! Beautiful open field , even met a fun tortoise friend hanging out. Would definitely come back ! John was very helpful
Taylor K.recommends
May 6, 2024
Camp Gilchrist
The camp was awesome! Clean and open really close to the springs! We enjoyed our stay!
Jennier G.recommends
April 27, 2024
Camp Gilchrist
So peaceful!
This is an excellent low key, peaceful site and John is an excellent host! He checked in on me every day, and is super knowledgeable about the area. If you are looking for a quiet site with zero light pollution and In close proximity to 3 rivers and tons of springs - this is it! I’ll definitely be back. Highly recommend! Do bring a sun cover or pop-up tent for some shade!
Carolyn B.recommends
April 27, 2024
Camp Gilchrist
Peaceful near the springs…
Peaceful spot , minutes from Ginnie and Gilchrist springs.
Heydi V.recommends
April 7, 2024
Camp Gilchrist
Great experience definitely would recommend, i had the best time with my partner and my dog !!! And the springs are close by around 5 mins or less !
Celine M.recommends
April 5, 2024
Camp Gilchrist
Peaceful, great location
This is a great location to access the beautiful State Parks in the area. It was so peaceful staying on John’s land. The spot we parked on, along the driveway, was level and we had great views of the sunsets and dark night skies. We would stay here again.
Spring Ridge, Gilchrist, 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
Hosted by John M.Joined in January 2023
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