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Wildflower Pond

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· Alachua, Florida
5 acres
5 sites
1 Lodging
2 RV/Tent
2 Tent
Welcome to a sweet and soulful little piece of the woodlands. Tucked in on 4.5 acres, this spot is a secluded, enchanting piece of old Florida. Pitch a tent in one of our four designated camping sites, tie a hammock, wet a line and see if you can pull in our trophy bass, "Pub Sub," or relax on the embankment. Check out what's growing in the seasonal garden and if you’d like to to visit our horses, cows, KuneKune pigs, dairy goats, rabbits, birds and local mascot, Nacho the Donkey, please book a private tour with us. Florida's gem-colored, healing spring waters are just a 20 minutes up the way and local retreat centers and yoga studios dot the area. Gator fans? Head into Gainesville for a game and to visit the University of Florida. Mostly, enjoy. We look forward to hosting you! To note for all guests: We suggest arriving before dark so as to make set up easy and comfortable. We do not require a formal check-in and encourage being self-reliable in set up of primitive campsites. (For something with more structure and a space already set up, check out our Aframe cabin.) We do have water, a composting toilet, sink, and groundtemp shower for your use and ease.
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Alachua, 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 Allie Y.Joined in February 2019
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
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177 ratings · 149 reviews
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Monica R.recommends
January 23, 2023
The Owl Burrow
Long Wknd Getaway
The Owl Burrow was amazing! A perfect spot to enjoy being surrounded by nature with just the simplest amenities to make your stay perfect. The finest outhouse I've ever used, along with an outdoor sink (very useful!) and an outdoor shower we chose not to use because of the below freezing temps.; ) The best part is that this is located so close to so many parks for some great hikes, yet you avoid the noise and clutter of campgrounds and come back to your own little private area. We loved it and will be returning! The grounds are very well kept and the bathroom and sink area were always clean and stocked with soap, paper, etc. We requested some firewood and it was delivered quickly! It was a cold wknd and we kept a fire going for most of our stay!
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Jennifer J.recommends
January 22, 2023
The Owl Burrow
Wonderful little hide away
This was a really great camping experience. Not too far off the beaten path but it felt isolated. Beautiful land and really lovely amenities. Allie was a great host and gave excellent directions. Highly recommend!
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Caroline G.recommends
January 19, 2023
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
Super quaint & quiet spot, will be returning! Wonderful and caring hosts!
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Ethan W.recommends
January 19, 2023
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
Peaceful Place
Humble space with plenty of eco-friendly amenities. Very much enjoyed the couple of nights we stayed parked up in my teardrop camper. Off the beaten path enough to have peace and quiet, along with being accessible to the trails, parks via a short commute. Easy drive to Gainesville as well as other neighboring towns. Thanks again to Allie for having us, and my lady and I will return sometime.
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Brian L.recommends
January 9, 2023
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
We rolled in about 5pm. The site was well maintained and clean. Great views of the moon rising above the trees. I loved the Pyrenees watch dogs. We heard coyotes howling and the dogs were a welcome comfort, answering back to the coyotes. Bathroom on site is cute and clean.
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G J.recommends
January 2, 2023
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
We enjoyed our stay at the Blue Heron site. The property is lovely, peaceful and well maintained. A great place to unwind.
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Benjamin M.recommends
December 4, 2022
Bragging Eagle
Absolutely loved camping at Allie’s place. She was super helpful and accommodating. The camp site we were at was clean (like the whole property). When I’m looking for somewhere to stay in the Gainesville area, this will be my first choice.
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David A.recommends
October 26, 2022
The Owl Burrow
Great chill camping site
My son and I had a great time camping in Allie’s property. The site is very nice and very private. We stayed true to our camping and only cooked on the fire but if you want there are places about 15 minutes away where you can shop and eat. Allie was very nice and welcoming, would definitely recommend the spot to anyone
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Summer W.recommends
October 17, 2022
Twin Palms
Great experience!
Our stay at Wildflower Pond truly exceeded my expectations! We were looking for a quiet, peaceful campground to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday, and Allie was so accommodating. We were upgraded to Bragging Eagle which was secluded and beautiful. Also the dogs truly made my day every time lol. I would totally recommend and will be coming back :)
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Zachary J.recommends
September 8, 2022
The Owl Burrow
Allie was such a welcoming host, the utilities were well kept, and the site itself was beautiful!
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Lauren P.recommends
September 6, 2022
The Owl Burrow
wonderful
Completely enjoyed our stage in every regard. Ginnie springs was completely overbooked for the labor day weekend whilst my group had reserved this quirky, calm spot at the owl burrow. The camp grounds have plenty of space, a beautiful pond with flowering lilies(?), a bench area for hanging out, a cute vegetable garden, and an awesome*** bathroom with advanced waste disposal (dry chippings that cover solid waste). I work in water treatment so it was endearing and inspiring to see a campground so conscientious about water use and contaminant prevention. Thank you again, had a beautiful time.
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Rachel B.recommends
August 30, 2022
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
Peaceful Property
This property was even prettier in person! There is so much to do on the property if that is what you prefer or the springs, and Gainesville are close. 10/10 recommend, wish we didn’t have to leave! Warning, once you visit you won’t want to leave especially once you meet the animals. So make sure to do the farm tour.
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Rachel B.recommends
August 30, 2022
Pileated Place
Gorgeous Little A-Frame!
10/10 would recommend especially in the cooler months. The whole property is a very peaceful place but that view of the pond is 🔥. Make sure to do the farm tour it was better than I could even have expected.
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Jim M.recommends
August 7, 2022
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
Hipcamp at it's best
Wow! Beautiful rv site by the pond with water and 50amp hookups. Peaceful serene central Florida. Allie and Tim are great hosts with top notch directions and communication. Don't miss the yummy eggs.
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Danni L.recommends
July 26, 2022
Bragging Eagle
Fantastic stay! The campsites themselves are wonderful. There is open area or an area tucked in to the woods and shaded. Water available with a sink and even an outdoor shower! The compost toilet is super nice and even cute! It’s all very well appointed. And the farm visit was absolutely wonderful. Our girls loved it (and so did I!). Allie takes time to show you all the animals and let you interact with them. We will definitely stay here again if we’re up this way!
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Gio V.recommends
July 25, 2022
Pileated Place
Peace
Enjoyed staying at Allie’s oasis! Her land provided us with a quiet place to relax. We were pleasantly surprised with the outdoor shower and outhouse. The A frame was amazing and was roomy and accommodating. Really felt like Allie thought of everything when creating this space.
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Mitchell C.recommends
July 9, 2022
Pileated Place
A perfect way to reconnect!
Allie’s spot had a lot to offer! Outdoor shower was our favorite! It’s nice and secluded and the evenings are very magical. She is very quick to respond and I cannot recommend the stay enough :)
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Patra T.recommends
July 2, 2022
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
A gorgeous, quiet secluded property surrounded by the hum of insects, frogs, birds and the soothing pond. If you want to unplug and reconnect with nature- this is the place! I came in an RV trailer and while there were hook ups for electric and water there is no sewer dump. So I took advantage of the adorable outhouse and the lovely outdoor shower and sink! It was a little hot during the day, but a multitude of Florida’s wonderful 72° natural springs are nearby to cool off, and the evenings have a lovely breeze with starry night skies! Bring some biodegradable soap so as not to harm the area. Allie the host was very nice, though we only spoke through text - I never saw her. I will definitely be back if I’m ever in the area!
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Terri A.recommends
June 26, 2022
Pileated Place
Just Beautiful!!
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Veronica B.recommends
June 7, 2022
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
Camped with a family with a 4 year
Had a wonderful time! The site is private and so quiet. It was tucked away but a close drive to Alachua where you can get anything you need. We visited Ginny springs, Ghilcrest Blue springs and Poe springs. They were all a 30 min drive. I highly recommend this site.
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Veronica B.recommends
June 4, 2022
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
Family camping with a child
Absolutely a beautiful piece of property. Camped here in a travel travel with water and electric hookups. Very close to town and a very short drive to the springs. My 4 year old was able to ride his bike on the property and we enjoyed being greeted to the pups that live nearby. Wonderful if you want privacy yet close to a town that has everything you made need:)
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Veronica B.recommends
May 30, 2022
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
Amazing!!!!
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Jasper N.recommends
May 23, 2022
Bragging Eagle
Amazing nature camping experience
I had an amazing stay at Bragging Eagle. The location is beautiful, the sounds of nature are stunning, the dogs are a joy and Allie is an outstanding host — she really went above and beyond.
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Sharon B.recommends
May 23, 2022
Pileated Place
Primitive camping
Loved camping this weekend. Allie is very accommodating and we had the pleasure of meeting her mom while she was gardening. The A frame was perfect, love the outdoor shower. It was quiet and peaceful with friendly farm dogs that came to visit. A small lake, nice little garden, pathways to walk in the woods and blackberries for picking. A lot to do nearby. We went to Paynes Prarie, UF Museum, Micanopy and a few other places. I will definitely be going back.
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Steve L.recommends
May 16, 2022
The Blue Heron — Camper/RV Hookups
Hidden gem
Allie’s property was so beautiful, secluded, and relaxing. I would highly recommend if you’re looking for an opportunity to relax, unwind, and connect to nature.
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Sarah M.recommends
April 30, 2022
Pileated Place
Lovely place!
The most lovey getaway… hesitating leaving a positive review because I want to be here each weekend ♥️ Can’t wait to return!
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Anthony M.recommends
April 25, 2022
Pileated Place
Perfect experience.
The pileated place is one of the best experiences I have had camping in a long time. The location was perfect and in fantastic condition when we showed up. Caught a bunch of fish and my 2 year old loved it. The amenities were greatly appreciated and I can not wait until I can go back again. The fluffy friends were also super super kind and a great addition.
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Juliann C.recommends
April 20, 2022
Bragging Eagle
Reset, Renew, Relax…
Needed this respite after caretaking my father for many weeks after he had a massive stroke. The peace and solitude here (even with other campers) has been a blessing. I booked three nights but loved it so much I added an extra couple days!! I highly suggest grabbing a book (there are a couple for grabs in the dressing room/toilet area) and a hammock and staying a while!! I am renewed and ready to head home to my life in NC.
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Juliann C.recommends
April 19, 2022
Bragging Eagle
Reset, Refuel, Restart…
As many other reviews say, it’s so peaceful and relaxing here I extended my trip. Even with others camping on the property, there is a sense of privacy and serenity. I was blessed and had the place all to myself for 4 days with the exception of the first night. The amenities are fantastic and adorable. Yes indeed, composting toilets can be adorable! There was a book available there that I highly recommend reading from cover to cover while lounging in a hammock. This was the time and space I needed to reset after a very challenging couple months caretaking a dying parent. Just me, Momma Nature and God. Im ready to restart my life in a new way!!
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Dave C.recommends
April 14, 2022
Pileated Place
We had an absolutely amazing stay at Pileated Place! The A frame is wonderful and the entire property feels very secluded and peaceful. The pond is also beautiful. Allie arranged for the horses to be brought over and we had a great evening spent watching them graze. We had a campfire with the provided wood and then had some amazing farm eggs to wake up to for breakfast. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it 10/10!
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