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Glenn Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents125 acres · Fort White, FL
The farm you’re camping on is one of the last family farms remaining in Columbia County and is named Glenn Farm after DV Glenn who married Hettie Lou Niblack in the 1930’s. Over the last 150 years it has been farmed by some of the county’s oldest families such as the Niblack and Ellis families. When DV Glenn came to Florida from his farm in Cairo, GA he took over the portion of the Niblack farm that was inherited by his wife Hettie Lou. At that time he was running native Florida cattle on over 6000 acres. Unfortunately, In 1951 he was killed in a hunting accident leaving his wife with the farm and 4 children (ages 4-11). In order to survive, Hettie Lou Niblack Glenn was forced to sell 5000 acres at $25 an acre. Holding a bachelors degree from Florida State College for Women, she was able to secure a job at the University of Florida as a secretary and with the money from the land sale she was able to raise her four children. Of the original farm, 600 acres remain intact and the Glenn family is trying to keep the farm as an agricultural operation. Your campsite is 1 of three spots (Arrowhead Sink, Dunagan’s Meadow or Magnolia Sink). Dunagan’s meadow is a pasture behind the old farmhouse (built in 1844), Magnolia sink is also on the main farm while Arrowhead Sink is on the edge of a hayfield about a mile down a dirt road. Glenn Farm is a place to come relax and experience a world that is rapidly disappearing. It is not a commercial campground.
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3 Arrows Homestead RV site

3 sites · RVs2 acres · Macclenny, FL
If you like to wake up in the morning to the cocka-doodle-do of Goliath (the rooster) a big barn for shelter from afternoon thunder storms, and watching goats frolic-this is the camp site for you! Conveniently located within 30 minutes of Jacksonville, you can enjoy the country life with all of the convenience and amenities a coastal city like Jacksonville offers! Here in macclenny, we have a grocery store and walmart only a couple minutes away. You can be at the beach in under 50 minutes, and a dozen springs within an hour as well! We look forward to hosting you!
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Rustic Cabin/ATV Trail/RV Campsite

1 site · Lodging7 acres · Sanderson, FL
Off-Road Vacation Adventures aka "Camp ORVA" is located in the lush Osceola National Forest! Only 50 minutes from Jacksonville Florida! WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? *Tiny Cabin & Tiny Homes Rentals (2 night minimum). *Located inside Osceola National Forest *7 Acres of Privately Owned *Amenities Trailer: Ice, Laundry & Showers/RestRooms *Host a weekend private event, family reunion, rustic retreats, ATV, Side by Side excursions. *Additional parking for Toy Haulers, Trailers & Guest with Campers/RVs *Immediate Access to “Legal Trails” from the property *St. Mary Shoals ATV park near by *Wifi connection *TV with Netflix *Access to Little St. Marys River (not paved, small craft only, canoe or kayak) *Secluded & No Interstate Noise We welcome you to our Rustic & Minimalist Slice of Heaven, with blazing campfires, trials, little river & possible WiFi connection! We ain't the Ritz Carlton, but you can bring along the Ritz Crackers to take along the Trail! Consider Yourself Invited to Our Neck of the Woods!
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Rustic Tiny Shanti Shack

1 site · Lodging7 acres · Sanderson, FL
Looking for extensive Play Days to park & ride ATVs, Side by Side with a couple of friends? Needing to host an event for ATV club, family FUNction, or romantic getaway? The Shanti Shack offers a rustic experience in the forest! Expect minimalistic sleeping arrangement, kitchenette essentials, TV & wifi. Enjoy the sounds of nature, fire pit & restore your soul! Cabin sleeps 2 people ideally. Sleeps 4 people if needed. 5 people if using the futon.
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Camp Gilchrist

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Spring Ridge, FL
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!
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Wildflower Pond

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Alachua, FL
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, gaze at the koi and other fish, or relax on the embankment. Check out what's growing in the seasonal garden and if you’d like to to visit our horses, KuneKune pigs, dairy goats, 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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Free to Be Acres

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Fort White, FL
Welcome to Free to Be Acres. An entire private acre, nestled in the beautiful N Central Florida forest. In spring country you are free to unwind and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Be greeted by a family of deer while enjoying your morning coffee or tea, listen to the barred owls talking to one another in the evenings. You will have easy access to both the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe rivers just a short 5 minute drive from your campsite. Encounter manatees, spotted gar and a multitude of different species of turtles as you float down the crystal clear Ichetucknee river. Spend the day boating or fishing on the Santa Fe or world famous Suwannee River. Just 15 minutes from well known Ginnie Springs, Gilchrist Blue Springs, Rum Island Spring, Ichetucknee Spring State Park, Peacock, Little River, Royal and more. We offer 30/50amp electric and water on site as well as a port o let that has weekly scheduled cleanings. Dumping of black and gray tanks can be done on your way out of town (within a 1/4 mile) for a nominal fee of $15.
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4A River Camp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Fort White, FL
This area was inhabited by indians many years ago and the remnants of their civilization are scattered about in the rivers and land. The Ichetucknee River was named by a tribe of Creek Indians who came down from north Georgia and Alabama, and means "place of the beavers". This area is rich in history and beautiful nature.With over 1/3 acre of dedicated riverfront property on the Santa Fe River, you’ll have all the peace and quiet you can handle in this single spot campsite. The campsite was purpose-built for friends and family who come to visit this slice of paradise we call home. Ideally located in the heart of spring country in North Central Florida, we have over 18 major springs within a 50-mile radius of this location, which allows for all the outdoor exploration and watersports you desire. With tubing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, boating, and fishing available within feet of the campsite, you can stay nearby or venture out to some of the best springs in the world. Boaters – Private boat ramp is 200 yards up the road on the Santa Fe, public boat ramps within 10 miles on the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers. Tubers – Tube the private section of the crystal-clear Ichetucknee river accessible only by the homeowners via our 3 waterfront parks. Both get-out parks are within walking distance to the campsite for your convenience. Paddlers – Paddle the Santa Fe or Ichetucknee rivers from within the neighborhood, or if the time of year is right, venture up to the Ichetucknee State Park to paddle the head waters and north entrance. This is limited in season and numbers to keep the impact on the river to a minimum. Swimmers – Swim the Santa Fe or Ichetucknee rivers from within the neighborhood via our 9 waterfront parks (6 Santa Fe, 3 Ichetucknee) or venture to either entrance of the Ichetucknee River State Park just a few miles away. Nature lovers – Explore the unspoiled conservation areas within the neighborhood that can be hiked and explored. Setup a hammock and sit by the river and watch all your worries wash away, you may get to see the occasional manatee. Whatever your passion, this campsite accommodates it with electric (50/30/15), water, picnic table, concrete firepit, clothesline and plenty of room to spread out. The neighborhood is golf-cart and UTV friendly and has lots of dirt roads to explore.  The deer can be found quite easily every morning and evening while riding around and rarely run away from the vehicles. Area Springs and Recreation attractions include the following springs and state parks. Google search Florida Springs for more information on each.
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Vineyard Lake Getaway

7 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Jacksonville, FL
Enjoy a quite country atmosphere conveniently located minutes from I295 in Jacksonville. Bring your bathing suites, and fishing poles because this seven acres has a spring fed lake loaded with fish, and clear water ideal for swimming. The sites are spacious, and sites 1&2 have full hook ups (50 amp elect, water, and sewage). -note- Your children do not get charged as additional guests (you pay enough for them already). -note- Sites 3-6 do not have water hook ups, but have easy access to well water on my property. - text or call for gate code (gate closes automatically). -Message with any questions, I'll be happy to answer them.-
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Blackwater River Retreat

18 sites · Tents10 acres · GA
Welcome to Blackwater Ranch, a serene 10-acre primitive tent campground nestled along the FL-GA line, bordered by the tranquil Blackwaters of the pristine Saint Mary’s River. Roughly 45 minutes from Southside Jax and only 1 hour from St Augustine! We offer a retreat away from the bustle of city life, catering specifically to tent campers (NO RV's allowed). The property boasts 1300 feet of picturesque riverfront, featuring two acres of open grass fields and lush wooded areas with winding trails, including a charming small swamp. Our facilities include a modern farmhouse-style outhouse equipped with lighting and a hand wash sink supplied with clean well water. Additionally, a spacious 70' covered pavilion serves as a communal gathering space for all guests, available for private bookings upon request (please message us for details and pricing). Indulge in the beauty of nature as you enjoy meals on our 8' picnic tables, or partake in recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and swimming along the sandy riverbanks (river depth ranges from 3'-10' depending on the season and local weather conditions). Unwind and soak up the sun with your favorite cold beverages in hand. For added convenience, we offer rentals for kayaks, canoes, and jon boats, granting easy access to the Saint Mary’s River. Firewood avib for sale as well (message me for pricing) All guests are welcome to gather around the shared firepit for evenings filled with warmth and camaraderie. Looking ahead, we envision expanding our offerings to include numbered tent and glamping sites complete with firepits and grills, as well as the construction of treehouse cabins and other exciting amenities. Join us on this journey of growth and exploration.
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Our Place Rental Property

5 sites · RVs1 acre · Lake City, FL
Do you have a RV? We have 2 - 50amp 230-volt connections for motor homes with Waste & water hook up on site! if you need 115 power, we suggest bringing your 230v to 115v power adapters. We are 20 minutes to anything fun or shopping but secluded in the country, The area is a no outlet area 1 way in 1 way out. We are just starting out renting space and are in the process of making property improvements every month to our place property for RV owners and campers to enjoy. We also have a 2bed 2 bath trailer completely renovated and ready to rent. visit Airbnb and look for our place in lake city Florida We also have Picnic tables BBQ Grills and Fire pits on Property and more coming soon. Please call me 15 minutes prior to arrival for instructions. Check is between 2pm and before the sun goes down. we do not allow campers to come after dark to check in.
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Bowman's Landing

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Fort White, FL
We are a 12.5 acre campground on the Sante Fe River. We have cabins as well as primitive car campsites directly on the river as well. See the following distances: Ginnie Springs - 6 miles Blue Springs - 9 miles Ichetucknee Springs - 4 miles Gainesville - 38 miles Rum 138 - 8 miles Lake City - 27 miles White Springs - 38 miles Branford - 13 miles High Springs - 12 miles Dollar General - 3 miles Publix - 15 miles Bobs River Place - 20 miles
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Osceola National Forest is 200,000 acres of exploration with your name on it! In the northeastern Floridian forest, pine flatwoods and cypress-hardwood swamps surround, with diverse wildlife abound. In this leafy paradise lives gopher tortoises (they act like gophers, but are tortoises!), alligators, black bears, and the skunk ape, also known as the “stink ape,” which bears an uncanny resemblance to bigfoot. Areas of recreation include Ocean Pond--a fave place for boaters, skiiers, and campers, and Olustee Beach for swimming, fishing, and picnicking. The park is also open to hunters and fishermen with permits. With so much land to explore in this National Forest, we wouldn’t be surprised if bigfoot was hiding in there!

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