The best camping near Fanning Springs State Park

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Bell Oaks Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Englewood, FL
With a year under our belt we are so excited to finally have the chance to host on our property. This land is very special to us and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. The perfect place to unwind and disconnect from the busy day to day surrounded by nature, farm animals and wildlife. Located in one of the best spots in Florida near top hiking trails, horse farms, and near the beautiful FL beaches.
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Scenic Waterway

7 sites · RVs1 acre · North Port, FL
Friendly pets welcome. Spacious park-like waterfront setting of back yard, considered by most to be a safe area. Trash and recycle bins, bench swing, outside seating and tables, kayak launch on canal. Peak season is January and February when this area is extremely competitive to find camping. I don't consider my hosting service a business, but rather a cost shared meeting place. The city/county won't allow monthly; therefore is 30 days max, plus this is intended to be a meeting spot to assist travelers and meet new people, not for long term housing. Orderly and clean property: You and your RV / vehicle must be fairly presentable. No smoking on property. Your RV / vehicle must be in good condition and not in disarray; old vehicles OK if no visible duck tape, etc. Please note HipCamp does not allow me to see phone numbers, so if you type it in a message, I will not be able to call you. You should be able to see which sites and days are available as well as make a reservation on this website, therefore no need to ask me in a message if any site / days are available. Host is 55, single, retired from a large variety of jobs to include two years in Army "intel" and has an interest in most everything. Diet is strictly healthy which mainly omits sugar and corn syrup. Have lived in a campervan six years full time from 2016 to 2021; traveled most of the U.S. to include Alaska but not Hawaii. Have visited popular Canadian areas. Have a 2018 Ford Transit customized campervan. Born in Ohio, grew up in Texas / Arkansas. Bought this Florida home in early 2021 that is energy efficient and withstands strong storms well, but not storm proof. Worked diligently for three years to upgrade and improve the property.
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CJ.’s Land

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Englewood, FL
Learn more about this land:Our property is in a quiet neighborhood only 3 minutes from Lemon Bay and less than 1 mile to downtown Dearborn Old Town Englewood that's close to dining and shopping. There's a farmer's market every Thursday. Our location has 30 AMP service. The space is loose gravel and level.  The space can accommodate vehicles up to 30 ft. maximum length and RV slideouts. There is water, a covered deck, a propane grill, a propane fire pit, and an ice machine. The yard is fenced in for security.  Campfires are allowed within local regulations.Pets are welcome!
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The Little Getaway Shack

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Englewood, FL
This little glamping shack offers a unique option for a visit to beautiful Englewood! Just 2 miles from Englewood Beach, it is also .5 mile from a public boat launch into Lemon Bay, which has direct access into the Gulf of Mexico! Enjoy exploring Stumps Pass, Englewood Beach, Blind Pass Beach, and Manasota Beach within a 10 minutes drive. After a day at the beach or on one of our many waterways, check out our wonderful restaurants, shopping, and live music on Beach Rd. and Dearborn St! Englewood's own fabulous farmer's market takes place every Thursday from October-May as well! Separate from the main house, the studio shack contains a daybed w/ pull out trundle, Smart TV, a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, and is stocked with the basics for a not quite kitchenette. While the shack itself has no running water, there is access to an interior full bathroom with a walk in shower through a side door entrance. Additionally, there is an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a beach visit. Laundry facilities are also available for use by request! While I mentioned that we have a boat launch available nearby, you also may bring your boat and kayaks!
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Tres Lagos Farm & Garden

8 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · North Fort Myers, FL
Tres Lagos Camping is part of the Florida agritourism initiative. Where travelers from all over the world come to experience and enjoy a different kind of florida. We’re a small 5 acre family farm involved in the cultivation and preservation of rare and endangered palms with many other edible tropical plants for our visitors to enjoy. You can view our palms at all stages of growth from seed to maturity. Enjoy our U-pick varieties of mangos, Caribbean cherries, sugar cane, bananas, coconuts and we’re adding more all the time. There is even a sugarcane maze and bamboo gardens in progress for the kids and adults to enjoy. But don’t forget your veggies! Get up close and personal with where some of your medicines and vegetables come from. We have some small areas for education about different medicinal plants like Turmeric, ginger, saw palmetto and a few others. Take the tours or classes or just sit back and enjoy the view! Hope to see you soon.
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Pine Island Paradise!

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Saint James City, FL
We fell in love with this place when we moved to Sunny SWFL! It has the best sunsets and sunrises! We are steps away from a beautiful canal that leads out to Pine Island Sound, and easy to get to Sanibel and Captiva islands! We frequently paddle board and fish the canal and sound. We can provide a boat taxi to Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Sanibel or Captiva Islands! Our community has a boat ramp and pool available for additional cost. We have a portable fire pit that can be placed anywhere. Bring your own wood. Full Outdoor kitchen available. Shower and toilet in the shed with a full size kitchen sink, as well. Carport as a common area with table and chairs, flat top griddle/ smoker/ fridge/freezer for sunrise breakfast, and sun shades to keep the rays away on hot days! Learn more about this land: Pine Island Paradise! 3 sites available! Power hook ups up to 50 amp. 1 site with 50 amp hookup, 2 with 30 amp hookup. All sites have fresh water hook up. Black water dump service is available down the road at the koa for a fee. We have a floating dock to make kayaking and paddle boarding easy down our canal into infamous pine island sound! Pool and boat launch available, as well as a spot to dock your boat! Screened lanai as a common area. Bikes available to use. Please check with us to be sure your RV will fit! We are doing some improvements after Hurrican Ian ravished us, so keep in mind some construction will be ongoing! We always have time for a boat ride though!
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Hub on A and Dub

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Fort Myers, FL
Old Florida style property with gardens. Plenty of room to park and relax. Water and power provided. Septic service provided depending on how long your stay is. 10 minute drive to Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel. Bikes and kayaks available for use. Restaurants and grocery stores just down the street. 😊
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The Resting Place

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Punta Gorda, FL
Learn more about this land: Van Dwellers and R.V.'s are welcome to our secluded country setting. The whole property is secured with a 6 ft. chain link fence with a locked gate. There is a prepared parking area. There is an acre to explore with great shade trees and sitting areas. A clothesline is available. We are 10 Minutes from the Punta Gorda Airport and 34 miles from Stump Pass Beach. The RV space is level and loose gravel. It allows for vehicles up to 40 ft. in maximum length and accommodates slideouts as well. Your site will have an electric 50 amp hookup, filtered water, and Internet through Starlink.
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Suburban Myth

2 sites · RVs1 acre · North Fort Myers, FL
2 Full hook up concrete pad or gravel sites 30/50 amp sewer amd water free wifi Security gate/fully fenced Ideal for those Displaced by hurricane Ian, traveling professionals and or monthly vacationers. Owner lives on-site in separate building. Hot tub Out door shower.... Security gate with code. Along with camera security system. 10 minutes and 5 red lights from downtown Ft meyers nightlife and shopping. Minutes from the caloosahatchee River, shell factory and Sun-n-Fun water park. Several parks an walking trails are within minutes.... Large yard.... possible rental to corporation needing safe storage for equipment.
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J and P Creekside Retreat

7 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Punta Gorda, FL
Nestled on an sprawling 16.8-acre expanse along the picturesque Shell Creek, our location is a haven for nature enthusiasts. The property is adorned with a lush canopy of diverse trees, showcasing an array of Oak, Hickory, Cypress, Pine, and Sable palms. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of our surroundings as you embark on a journey to boat, swim, and fish amidst the stunning natural beauty of Charlotte County, Florida. The waters of Shell Creek beckon you to explore its depths, while the vibrant native wildlife adds to the allure of our idyllic setting. Whether you're seeking a serene kayaking adventure or a leisurely paddleboarding excursion, we offer rentals to enhance your experience on the water. Discover the enchanting landscapes and rich biodiversity that define Charlotte County. From the rustling leaves of the Oak and Hickory trees to the graceful Cypress and Pine, our property is a testament to the beauty of Florida's natural habitat. Sable palms sway gently in the breeze, creating a soothing atmosphere that invites you to unwind and connect with the great outdoors. Indulge in the ultimate escape as you partake in the various activities our location has to offer. Whether you prefer a day of boating on Shell Creek, casting a line for a relaxing fishing session, or simply basking in the beauty of the surroundings, our 16.8-acre haven provides a perfect retreat. Experience the best of Charlotte County, Florida, where every moment is an opportunity to embrace the wonders of nature. Come and create lasting memories as you revel in the tranquility, adventure, and natural splendor our location has in abundance.
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Area 61 Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Arcadia, FL
Area 61 is a natural 5 acre property with a creek that feeds into the Peace River. We have many different types of wild life that visit including white tail deer, turkeys, alligators, otters, armadillos and all types of birds including owls. We also have access to the Peace River for canoeing and kayaking trips. Along the creek we also have several terraced waterfalls that provide a wonderful wetland area for the wildlife.
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The Bohemian Hideaway

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Port Charlotte, FL
Glamp in style in a this Swiss family Robinson inspired converted bus on my Primitive , off grid waterfront property with firepit! The bus comes equipped with a dry camp toilet with bags, one burner propane stove, coffee pour over, rechargeable blender, solar power , 5 gal water for kitchenette sink, tv , AC (need to rent generator or bring your own) small chest style fridge and queen size bed! This rental is only for 2 people. We also have extra rentals that include outdoor movie, $65 kayak rentals, $65 one or $100 for 2 date night packages, $55 art packages $25 2000 W gas generator to run AC $75 Propane heater $45 This is a private and primitive waterfront site that is Very secluded area in the woods ,but you are only 7 min from town (Walmart, Publix, Starbucks..etc). Tons of great fishing , kayaking or late night outdoor movies to be had here. Ditch the cell phones and connect with your partner and nature here at the Bohemian hideaway!
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The best camping near Fanning Springs State Park guide

Overview

About

We know people throw around the phrase “crystal clear water” all the time — but with Fanning Springs, no description is more apt. The spring stays at a cool 72-degrees year round, thanks to the 65 million gallons of water it pumps in daily. And like we said, the water is as clear as a freshly-windexed window — which makes it super easy to spot the manatees that float into the spring from time to time. So don your swim goggles, snorkel, or full-on scuba gear and take a dip. When you’re ready to dry off, try exploring the park’s nearly mile-long hiking trail that winds through hearty hardwoods and pines. Just be sure to watch your step; you’ll spot quite a few small sinkholes along the trail, which were formed when underground caverns collapsed. Since the spring sits right off of the Suwannee River, it’s a super popular spot for paddlers to launch from. And pro tip: Fanning Springs in only seven miles away from Manatee Springs, so paddling from spring to spring on the river makes a great trip.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Fanning Springs State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the park's beauty is at its peak. Summer months can be quite warm, making early morning the best time for activities. Winter offers cooler temperatures, though some amenities may be less available.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's operating hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, before planning your visit.
  • Ensure you're prepared for the natural environment; bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and plenty of water.
  • Accessibility is a priority; inquire about available resources if needed.
  • Stay informed about any park closures or safety advisories prior to arrival.
  • Take advantage of the educational opportunities and programs offered to enhance your experience.

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