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"Sweet Tupelo" on the "Big River"!

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· Bristol, Florida
12 acres
3 sites
3 RV/Tent
R.V. DUMP STATION NOW COMPLETED! . . "SWEET TUPELO" is a magical 12-acre RIVERFRONT property offering 3 R.V. sites, spaced 150 feet apart from each other. We're directly on the Apalachicola River, approximately 15 minutes south of Bristol, Florida. These campsites have so much to offer with sweeping water views on a wide bend of the river! The campsites feature: . 1. Waterfront R.V. camping sites spaced far enough from another camper for your enjoyment, (150 feet apart). 2. Picnic table 3. Swivel-top charcoal grill 4. Fire Pit with 4 wood Adirondack Chairs 5. Each site has a 30-amp and 50-amp hookup, plus FOUR 110v electric outlets, along with two city drinking water spigots, (bring your own RV electric cord and RV drinking water hose). 6. Room for boat parking 7. Public boat ramp, playground, restrooms, just 300 YARDS AWAY! 8. Tent camping accepted and is best at Sites 1 or 3 for more seclusion. 9. R.V. size limit recommendations: Site 1 up to 50', Site 2 up to 32', Site 3 up to 40' . NEW: . RV DUMP STATION LOCATED ON OUR 12 ACRE PROPERTY!! To access it, turn onto Landing Road from Hwy 333. Go about 100 yards and instead of curving right, turn left into the FIRST gate. When leaving, please close the gate behind you. NOTE: You will need no less than a 10' long dump hose to reach from your RV to the dump hole. . . (For best results to see ALL features of our listing, including dates/availability of ALL 3 campsites, view our Hipcamp listing on a laptop rather than your mobile phone) . Snowbirds, we'll give you a MONTHLY rate at $700.00 for 30 nights, an average of just $23.33 p/night! . If you need to rent an R.V. then contact High-Five Adventures in Apalachicola, Florida. They can deliver and set up an R.V. We are not affiliated with them nor endorse one way or the other.... Just info provided by us for you to inquire. . . Our three "SWEET TUPELO" R.V. campsites are located on 12 riverfront acres in the northern Panhandle of Florida on the historic Apalachicola River. The name “Sweet Tupelo” is taken from the Tupelo tree that grows exclusively in the floodplains and sloughs along the Apalachicola River. Local bees make their honey with the pollen of these trees creating many unique health and taste benefits found only in this part of the world. When you venture back into civilization, make sure you pick up a jar of Tupelo honey. You won’t be disappointed! . "Sweet Tupelo" is located roughly halfway between Apalachicola and Chattahoochee, at the river's mile marker 60. This river is Florida's LARGEST by volume, stretching 103 miles from the Florida/Georgia border in Chattahoochee to the historic fishing village of Apalachicola on the Gulf coast. The waters of the river originate northeast of Atlanta, Georgia! . On this secluded property, you can almost hear the sounds of yester-year when steamboats, pirates, Native American residents, British, Spanish, and French soldiers along with American settlers traveled throughout this area. . William August Bowles, a former British officer, built a fort right here on our bluffs as he hid from Spain and American Military officials while traveling with his fleet of pirate ships upstream from the Gulf coast! Bowles established the Muskogee Nation, encompassing the "Big Bend" region of the Florida Panhandle and lower Alabama/Georgia, with the support and cooperation of native tribes while proclaiming himself president in 1795. He eventually was caught by the Spanish in 1803 and his Estiffanulga fort was abandoned when he was sent to Morro Castle Prison in Havana Cuba, where he died in 1805 at age 42. . Beginning in the early 1800s, commercial steamships plied the Apalachicola River waters carrying cotton, provisions, and other products from Georgia and Alabama to the coast. From there, the cargo was switched to seafaring vessels and shipped to Europe, the American Northeast, and all over the world. In days gone by, Native Americans had thriving communities here, followed by American homesteaders who started to settle along these riverbanks in the early 1800’s. . What to do at Sweet Tupelo? . Well, the most popular activity is to relax and enjoy the fire pit while you watch this mighty river roll by. If you enjoy fishing, bring your boat to the Estiffanulga Public Boat Ramp & Park which is only 300 yards away, along with public restrooms and a great playground for the kids. To walk there, it's a short stroll on Joe Red Shular Road. . For fishing, the best location is at the public boat ramp because the cliff is not as high, and the edge of the cliff is more stable due to boulders being in place. There is a park bench as well. This spot is located at the left of the boat ramp. . Camel Lake is located just a few miles away deep in the Apalachicola National Forest. It features a secluded, natural roped-off swimming area and sandy beach, along with restrooms. . The Town of Bristol, the county seat of Liberty County, is 12 minutes north of the campsite and features a few restaurants, (Apalachee Restaurant, Subway), a grocery and hardware store, bank, and other niceties of small-town civilization. Blountstown, the county seat of Calhoun County, is 20 minutes away and also offers amenities. . The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a very interesting museum located about 20 minutes northwest in nearby Blountstown located on the other side of the river. Over 17 historic buildings may be toured which feature what life was like settling this North Florida area in the early 1800’s. Call for hours of operation. . The Gulf Coast to the south is only an hour’s drive away. Known as the Forgotten Coast, the pristine sands of St. George Island offer great beach access, public parking, restroom/shower facilities, a state park, along with many restaurants and shops to enjoy. The town of Apalachicola, full of maritime history, features beautiful historic homes and buildings, along with restaurants, shops and boat launches offering great access to the Gulf of Mexico. . Tallahassee is roughly an hour to the east and is Florida’s state capitol and home of Florida State University and Florida A & M University. If you need a small dose of civilization while camping, come visit the many historic locations, museums, and tours, along with great restaurants and shopping. . Wakulla Springs State Park is about 1 hour to the southeast and makes a fabulous day trip, especially on a very hot day! Cool off and swim in one of the deepest freshwater springs in the world, or lounge on the sandy shore under the shade of pine trees. Even a boat tour downstream! The site features a lovely restaurant and has a small museum. Be sure to say hello to “OLD JOE”, the 14-foot-long alligator which is preserved in the lobby. A very enjoyable day indeed. . Florida Caverns Cave Tour in Marianna FL Just take the one-hour drive northwest and you can travel back to pre-historic times as you tour this lime rock cave system full of stalagmites and stalactites. This other-worldly experience is sure to please young and old alike. . Falling Waters State Park in Chipley FL offers Florida's highest waterfall at 73 feet! A beautiful site! . Garden of Eden Trail located 5 miles north of Bristol. A 3.7-mile loop within the 6,295-acre Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve. The canopied trail and the brook culminate with Alum Bluff. After about two hours of ascending and descending, stopping to hear the birds and the cicadas and to marvel at the way the landscape drops sheer into gullies, the land crests at Alum Bluff, almost 200 feet above the Apalachicola River! A theory is that the Garden of Eden was located in this beautiful area. (No dogs, no smoking, no restrooms). . Fort Gadsden Historic Site, located a few miles southwest of Sumatra off of Hwy 65 . FOOD nearby: Check for hours & days of operation which could change/vary: Apalachee Restaurant and Subway, both in Bristol located 15 minutes north. T.J. Market & Citgo Station, located in Lake Mystic, just 8 minutes north, offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, along with gas and the area's only non-ethanal marine gas for boats. Blountstown, 20 minutes away and 5-7 minutes west of Bristol, offers additional restaurants, grocery and hardware stores. . DIRECTIONS: . FOR R.V. SITE 1: . 1. From Bristol, take County Road 12 south to County Road 333, (roughly 10 min.) 2. Veer right onto County Road 333 3. Take County Road 333 to Landing Road, (a red clay road) 4. Turn right onto Landing Road. (The county-issued 911 address is 21103 Landing Road but that puts you to the right of our actual address). See item #5 below 5. Go about 200 yards, and as Landing Road curves right, go straight onto the lime rock driveway instead of curving right 6. Drive straight ahead, passing the first gate to your left, (which is where the R.V. Dump Station is located), and a county water tower on your right. You will arrive at the gated entrance to the property straight ahead 7. Upon entering the gate, continue on the lime rock driveway through the wooded area to the riverfront RV site at the end of the road. You will see a large fire pit with Adirondack chairs, a picnic table, a grill, a bar, a 110v/30/50-amp electrical hookup and water spigot. . FOR R.V. SITES 2 and 3: . The official "911 address", assigned by the county, is 7034 Joe Red Shuler Road NW. When you turn right off of Hwy 333 onto Joe Red Shuler Road, proceed straight. You'll see the double gates straight ahead where the road turns left toward the nearby boat ramp. Go straight, through the gate.
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Bristol, 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 Glenn S.Joined in May 2021
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61 ratings · 57 reviews
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James W.recommends
January 31, 2023
SITE 1
Excellent campground! Very private with great views. The recent addition of an on-site dump station was very convenient. We'll definitely camp here again.
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Steve C.recommends
January 29, 2023
SITE 1
Glenn has done an excellent job in developing this site. We were the only ones there in site 1 but the other 2 sites are not close and would not have mattered if occupied. New dump station made life easy. If you’re looking to get away with solitude this is your place. Bring what you need with you. Great communication from booking to check in.
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Melissa S.recommends
January 24, 2023
SITE 3
We loved camping at Sweet Tupelo! We set up our tent on site 3, and there was plenty of room to stretch out! We kayaked the big river, explored the nearby town, ate a great buffet, and even in the rain had a great adventure together! It’s a well maintained, quiet place with great thought out into it by Glenn. We even got a chance to talk with him and his wife, they we very knowledgeable about the area, with great advice on things to do locally. We recommend 10/10!
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Jon B.recommends
January 23, 2023
SITE 3
Best hipcamp I’ve stayed at
We had an incredible time camping at this spot. The views were absolutely incredible and it was an extremely clean site. Glenn was a pleasure to work with, and we will absolutely be back. We rented sites 1,2 and three for a bunch of us that were running the Florida adventure trail overland route. The location to the trail and the site It’s self made our trip 10 times better. We can’t wait to come back.
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Tracy J.recommends
January 22, 2023
SITE 2
We loved our camping spot at Sweet Tupelo on the Big River!! We enjoyed the fire pit and the site grill!! Will definitely be back!!!
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Tracy S.recommends
January 17, 2023
SITE 1
Excellent site, beautiful views, all hookups easy and in new condition. New dump station located for easy use. Met owner when checking out and he really wants everybody to enjoy the site. He has put a lot of work and time into the site. Will be returning again soon.
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Jon B.recommends
January 14, 2023
SITE 2
I still can’t get over how incredible this spot is. Our group rented sites, 1, 2 and 3 and had an incredible experience. The views are unbelievable and the site is extremely well-kept. It was nice having bathrooms nearby and while the site had a fire in and chairs, it still felt like we were out and away from society on our own. I would highly recommend anyone stay at the spot in the future it is the best Hipcamp spot I’ve ever stayed at. Glenn was an incredible host and gave us all the helpful information we needed to find the spot and leave it better than we found it.
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David Q.recommends
January 13, 2023
SITE 1
Fantastic
Beautiful, quiet, private spot. Would love to stay again. Our dog had a great time off leash, since the other two sites were not in use (weekdays). Friendly, helpful hosts! Best site so far on our trip from coast to coast.
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Elizabeth H.
January 11, 2023
SITE 1
Nice view
Overall great experience however the first day on site was spent picking up trash left from the visitor before us- we picked up over 15 beer/liquor bottle caps, chip bags & just general litter plus lots of broken egg shells, orange peels & other “compost type” garbage thrown all over the ground attracting ants and yellow jackets. We had our dogs with us and we didn’t want them eating/chewing on this stuff. I was stung twice by yellow jackets while trying to prep food at the high table by grill. Beautiful view and the fire pit and grill and tables were great features! The neighbors are building a house so construction noises were annoying starting around 7am each day until around 4pm but they didn’t really bug us but if you are looking for peace and quiet it might. Nice area, very private (we had whole area to ourselves) and we would definitely return just with an RV (would not recommend this site if you are tent camping as they used rocks around fire pit and parking area that have now spread just about everywhere at site which leads to either an hour or two of moving rocks or an uncomfortable nights sleep…) it rained 2 of our 5 nights and there was only minimal mud puddles. We had a great time and our dogs loved the trip!
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Lori M.recommends
January 10, 2023
SITE 1
This was our 1st time using Hipcamp and we were NOT disappointed! This place was beautiful, the site was huge and the cooker was awesome. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking about renting it . Glen was very helpful every time I had a question and got back to me immediately. Thank you for sharing your peace of Paradise with us!!!
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Karen B.recommends
January 6, 2023
SITE 3
So nice!!
This was our first experience with Hipcamp and it was fantastic. Sweet Tupelo was even more beautiful than advertised and had all the amenities. Thank you Glen for sharing your place with us. Karen
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Julie J.recommends
January 5, 2023
SITE 2
Great spot on the river!
We absolutely loved camping at Glenn's spot on the Appalachicola River! The directions to the sites were very clear and easy to understand. The sites were clean, level, and spacious. Glenn responded quickly to all messages and was very helpful when we were looking for oysters. We truly feel like we found a hidden gem with this property and can't wait to come back again soon!
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Joanna F.recommends
January 2, 2023
SITE 1
This secluded campsite was absolutely gorgeous! Very spacious, private, and had excellent views of the river. Host was very accommodating and we will definitely be back!
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Kimberly W.recommends
December 18, 2022
SITE 3
Quiet and remote
If your looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place. We had a wonderful time and recommend it. Wished we could have brought some friends cuz there are 3 camp sites. Maybe next time.
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Erika J.recommends
December 5, 2022
SITE 1
Amazing views with the dogs!
We stayed at Site #1 and thoroughly enjoyed the thought put into this campsite. Plenty of room for our 23' Grand Design to maneuver and then some. We loved sitting around the firepit in the chairs and loved the stool height table to eat our meals on. We didn't use the grill provided as we were self contained but it was large and wonderful. Our three dogs had an awesome time being offleash and we had the whole area to ourselves as there were no other campers in the other two sites on the property. The views were incredible! Loved...loved...LOVED the sunrises, sunsets and just watching the fish jump or the boaters passing through. Just be sure to heed the warnings on getting too close to the edge as this campsite does sit back a ways from an unstable cliff. Our three dogs are eCollar trained so it was not an issue for us at all. We will definitely be back!!
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Timothy B.recommends
December 2, 2022
SITE 3
Pictures don't do it justice!!
What a fantastic place to spend a weekend! Everything was just as described, and looks even better in person. Will definitely be booking again.
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Jennifer I.recommends
November 29, 2022
SITE 3
What a beautiful place! You can tell a lot of time and consideration and into arranging Glenn's property to make it the perfect place that it is! Such nice added touches from a welcoming bundle.of wood, new ash scoop and grill scrape and garbage can at your site. The property is well maintained and Safety signs are clearly posted re: the edge/cliff. The public bathroom at the playground wasn't in nearly as bad of shape as I anticipated either. Glenn was a pleasure to coordinate with, responded quickly and was very helpful providing information about the town. We visited Torreya State Park, FL Caverns State Park, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement and Garden of Eden trails all within less than an hour commute. I have already referred this Sweet Tupelo to friends and gope to be able to go back as well. Great job Glenn qnd thanks for hosting such a beautiful and memorable spot. Our first couple nights home my 8y/o son was sad and almost crying saying he wished he was "still at the Appalachicola River because he missed it!"
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Patrick R.recommends
November 28, 2022
SITE 1
Me and my family really enjoyed our camping stay here. Beautiful camping sites and you can tell a lot of thought went into making these sites great!
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Kelsey R.recommends
November 25, 2022
SITE 2
We absolutely loved the campsites! Clean, quiet, and extra large sites with plenty of room to play, explore, and rest in the beautiful outdoors! Our whole family spent Thanksgiving week at Sweet Tupelo and it was the best decision! We've never camped a holiday before! We will definitely book here again!
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Edward S.recommends
November 17, 2022
SITE 2
Glenn has a best camping site. Secluded sites near the river, makes for stunning views, and great pictures. if you’re looking for a great place to stay, this is it.
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Cynthia H.recommends
October 30, 2022
SITE 3
Absolutely loved this little slice of heaven on the Apalachicola River. The site was clean, large and well maintained. We will definitely be going back!
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Kim S.recommends
October 17, 2022
SITE 1
We always love staying here - a great private site!
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Marc G.recommends
October 11, 2022
SITE 1
So scenic, a perfect hideaway.
Amazingly beautiful park, so nice you get the feeling you never want to leave. Glenn was particularly helpful and friendly.
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Mike G.recommends
October 9, 2022
SITE 3
Beautiful spot! New swivel top charcoal grill with tools. Well kept land , near bathrooms and a playground, with an amazing view. We will be back!!
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Jude A.recommends
October 3, 2022
SITE 2
Fantastic hosts, Private, plenty of space , peaceful perfect get away
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Andrea B.recommends
September 28, 2022
SITE 1
Sweet Tupelo was really cool! Just as described. Better in person! Beautiful sunset view. Glenn was very responsive and kind about my early leave due to the hurricane. I have Verizon and did get some cell service there but pretty weak. Which was fine because once there, I wanted to sit back and enjoy! Highly recommend!! Thanks Glenn, I’ll be back!
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Phillip C.recommends
September 26, 2022
SITE 1
Highly recommend! Gorgeous site!
This site is fantastic! You can tell the owners have put a lot of thought and care into the sites- from the firepits and comfy chairs on each site down to the grills. The sites are very spacious, immaculately clean and well landscaped. The sunsets are gorgeous! I highly recommend putting out a blanket and looking at the stars. We have decided this will be our "spot" from now on, just a short drive from our home in Panama City.
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James M.recommends
August 21, 2022
SITE 1
Location,location, location. Great.
Place is well kept.View is spectacular. Couldn't ask for more.
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Caitlin M.recommends
August 7, 2022
SITE 1
The view was beautiful! If you’re wanting to get close with nature this is definitely the spot! Very well maintained and cared for. Glenn was definitely a pleasure renting from. :)
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Jennifer E.recommends
July 25, 2022
SITE 1
We had a great time at Glenn's property, couldn't have asked for a better view and the location was great for what we were there to do; camp and jonboat! We had such a wonderful stay and plan on visiting again! Thank you for the beautiful accommodations!
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