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Common Ground Farm Camp

98%
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· De Land, Florida
4 acres
2 sites
2 RV/Tent
We are a community supported agriculture farm that uses a blend of modern technology with organic farming practices to feed over 120 family's fresh vegetables and herbs. We offer camping space with electricity and bathroom facilities available. Your children will love our two friendly, playful Australian sheepdogs May and Lily. You are just 5 miles from grocery stores and shopping, but we have the feel of being in the country. Beaches, State Parks with springs and all the central Florida attractions are within an hours drive or less. You are free to roam the fields and select vegetables and herbs to prepare in your meals or you can take a stroll in beautiful downtown DeLand and take in a nice meal. Learn more about this land: We are a community supported agriculture farm that uses a blend of modern technology with organic farming practices to feed over 140 families fresh vegetables and herbs. We offer camping space with electricity and bathroom facilities available. Your children will love our two friendly, playful Australian sheepdogs May and Lily. 4 Camp sites are set at the back of the property under oak trees. Bathroom and cooking amenities are less then 2 minutes from sites. You are just 5 miles from grocery stores and shopping, but we have the feel of being in the country. Beaches, State Parks with springs and all the central Florida attractions are within an hour drive or less. You are free to roam the fields and select vegetables and herbs to prepare in your meals or you can take a stroll in beautiful downtown DeLand (recently voted best downtown in America) and take in a nice meal. A few things to note. 1. Cumber site is large enough for tent camping only. 2.  We allow only one vehicle per campsite but there is additional parking at the front of the property about 250 feet from the sites. 3. No open fires are permitted at the campsite due to the proximity of the greenhouses.  We do have a screened in fire pit that is free to use. 4. If at all possible, please no check-ins after 11 p.m.  This is a working farm, and we have to get up early.  If you absolutely cannot get here by then let us know in advance and we will work with you. 5. NO RV"S OR FIFTH WHEELS! We do not have 30amp electric service and the sites were not designed for large vehicles. Pop up campers and vans are ok as long as you do not need 30 amp electric.
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De Land, Florida, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by John J.Joined in July 2015
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62 ratings · 49 reviews
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Mary Ann B.recommends
May 20, 2023
Carrot
Great overnight stay.
Our host John met us at the gate and showed us to our site. We had a tour of the amenities and then we were on our own, which is fine by us. The site was level and easy to drive to. Quiet and fairly dark. All and all a nice stay. The sites were pretty close together but no one else was staying that night. I would have been disappointed if other campers were that close by.
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Enith H.recommends
May 2, 2023
Kale
If you are a geek like me, this would be a great place for you. 🤩 Loved staying at this farm minutes away from Blue Spring State Park! Wish I didn’t have the meet up on Saturday or I would have bought fresh produce from the farm, but the owner was super accommodating and extremely helpful! Hoping to be back some day. Thank you for the stay, John!
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José Antonio C.recommends
April 21, 2023
Kale
I will return!
Thé camping and the farm were incredible! If I return to Florida I will go again! Thanks for this experience!
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Ray P.recommends
March 23, 2023
Carrot
Outstanding experience!
John and his wife Pat take great care of their land! Along with their vegetation ! They are warm, very polite and friendly people—they give crystal clear instructions and run an amazing farm! I felt at home the entire time I was there, felt very safe and you can tell the plants are happy and everything’s healthy!
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Meghan M.recommends
February 20, 2023
Kale
Nice property with very friendly and accommodating hosts. Thank you!
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Carl S.recommends
February 15, 2023
Kale
Common Ground Farm Camp was perfect for our 2 day stay - we enjoyed kayaking at the nearby Blue Spring State Park and visits to local breweries and bars. The facilities (especially the shower !) were very welcome and it was very interesting to see the farm at work.
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Carol W.recommends
February 14, 2023
Kale
An amazing organic farm with lettuces growing vertically and beats on top and lots of herbs. There are a few sweet camping spots with outdoor toilet and hot shower and an outdoor kitchen! And so close to blue Springs.
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Tatiana K.recommends
February 13, 2023
Kale
Great stay!
We loved staying at John’s and Pat’s organic farm. They were very accommodating and allowed us to extend our stay. We were visiting with two young children and they both had a blast. The older one who has been interested in organic farming was able to pick some tomatoes and help with some tasks. The vegetables, eggs and cheese we got at their market were very fresh and delicious. The farms is beautiful and the atmosphere is very relaxing. We would love to come again!
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Cloud P.recommends
February 5, 2023
Kale
Everything you need in one place!
We had a party of 3 and two tents, stayed in the Kale site and there was plenty of space. John and his wife were phenomenal hosts, showed us around and provided us with a campfire pit, we even forgot some plates and they helped us out. I loved this spot. It was clean and simple with all amenities available. I would stay here again!
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Rachel O.recommends
November 19, 2022
Kale
This was such a cool experience staying on a working farm. John and his wife were lovely. Waking up and being greeted by the goats was awesome.
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Marleen C.recommends
September 25, 2022
Kale
Great place.
Beautiful property with great host. John was pleasant and accommodating. I will sure be back. Very peaceful.
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Desirae A.recommends
August 14, 2022
Kale
Farm Camping.
Amazing camping location. Close to many Florida Springs. John has a lot of amenities to include hot water shower, flushing toilets, outdoor kitchen and outlets at the camping site. It’s quite and beautiful and couldn’t say enough about the grounds. Only fires are allowed with the mesh screen cover due to the green houses.
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Riley P.recommends
May 1, 2022
Carrot
Beautiful spot, great hosts
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Jesse N.recommends
March 24, 2022
Carrot
We enjoyed the property, my kids liked feeding the goats!
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Lois G.recommends
March 15, 2022
Carrot
Staying at John’s felt very safe and comfortable. It was my first Hipcamp experience and I was the only one there at the three sites. Easy to find and easy access to the site. Very pet friendly and great bathroom facilities! A quiet night and a great sleep! John was always nearby to answer questions and Assure that everything was OK.
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Matthew B.recommends
March 13, 2022
Cucumber
Camping near a greenhouse farm
Great spot near downtown deland and blue spring park!
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James S.recommends
March 12, 2022
Carrot
Camping in the rain
John was a great host. We received a lot of bad weather throughout our stay and he was very accommodating. He often checked in while we were in the “common” area to see if we needed anything or just to have a friendly conversation.
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Cynthia V.recommends
March 9, 2022
Cucumber
Loved camping with 4 other women 60 + on this cute farm. It was peaceful and charming. The shower and bathroom area was a plus with an adorable light path to show you the way from the campsite. Also, purchased some local honey and turmeric root from their whole foods store.
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Sherrie G.recommends
March 8, 2022
Carrot
Great place great host
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Connie P.recommends
March 7, 2022
Kale
Weekend long camping n yaking
We booked all three sites for an camping n kayaking weekend long event! John is a very gracious host and always ensures we are aware of all the amenities. The bathroom and toilet room are very clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend this gem of a HipCamp!
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Connie P.recommends
March 4, 2022
Carrot
Quaint low key camping
What a gem of a place to camp! Our host is always so gracious and the amenities are outstanding. This is my 2-3 time camping here. I’ll certainly be back again!!!
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Katherine A.recommends
March 4, 2022
Carrot
great time
absolutely loved the farm! everyone was so nice and the facilities were great! wish we could’ve stayed longer
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Mike W.recommends
March 2, 2022
Carrot
Very nice family and great place to camp. Outdoor shower and restroom if you are not self contained
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Katie D.recommends
February 21, 2022
Cucumber
Great place to stay!
This was our first Hipcamp experience and it was wonderful. John was a great host with clear directions and good communication. The campsites, farm and facilities were very clean and well kept. Very nice outdoor hot shower and separate toilet/sink made a big difference! There’s also electric at the sites, an outdoor kitchen and grill, seating area and fire pit available. John was kind, helpful and available as needed but we also felt like we had privacy. The neighboring property has goats which were fun to visit at the fence line. The greenhouses were also interesting. There is some traffic noise from the nearby road but it was quiet in the middle of the night. The town is very close including publix and restaurants. We had a great time and would definitely stay again!
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Jr H.recommends
January 30, 2022
Kale
Enjoyed our stay at Common Ground. Great communication.
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John P.recommends
January 13, 2022
Cucumber
Camping with amenities
John and Pat were wonderful hosts. The three campsites are perfect for tent, pop-up or small van. John took the time to walk us through the hydroponic garden. The shower and restroom facilities are in a covered area outdoors. They were extremely clean. traffic noise from the nearby road is a little loud during the day but quiets down at night. There is a great outdoor bar area with a propane grill. We really enjoyed socializing there with friends and fellow campers. I highly recommend camping on the farm!
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Clint N.recommends
January 6, 2022
Cucumber
We definitely want to come back and check out John's land our next road trip thru Florida, it actually looks pretty neat to take advantage of as we never did this type of camping before. Unfortunately we didn't have time to see all that John's land had to offer as we were between another priority and heading back north. We arrived after dark and yet, John the good host, met us and oriented us to the campsite and amenities. John offered to show us the entire place the following morning, but we were moving on early. It is a very quiet and relaxing place to camp, nicely treed and shaded. There was a very extensive and large hydroponix vegetable greenhouse and garden and what appeared to be a relatively large farm to walk around on. For such a reasonable price it had a nice outdoor kitchen to cook meals on set off by itself, an outdoor shower & bath, by his ?barn? and electric hookup at the camping site itself. If we read the website correctly our recollection was it offered the opportunity to even pick some vegetables to cook with our meals in the kitchen? Clint & Amy
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Dario Z.recommends
December 31, 2021
Carrot
Very nice place to camp. It’s an actual working vegetable farm with harvesting taking place certain days during the morning and daytime. Only a couple of camping spots and camping neighbors are close so you will get to see them quite often. We met some very nice campers and shared meals with them. Loved that there were electric connections available and there was a toilet and a shower in walking distance. The farm is located on a main road, so at night you will here lots of cars going by and some roosters in the morning. We were able to bring our dog which was great and there was a great dog park and trails nearby. We enjoyed our stay.
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Romelia A.recommends
December 27, 2021
Cucumber
Nice place to camp.
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Stephen S.recommends
December 23, 2021
Cucumber
Great produce farm
Great place to spend the night and get a farm tour! Right off the road but quite and relaxing.
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