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Bell Oaks Ranch

6 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 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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J and P Creekside Retreat

7 sites 路 RVs, Tents16 acres 路 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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Tres Lagos Farm & Garden

9 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 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鈥檙e 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鈥檙e 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鈥檛 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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Hub on A and Dub

3 sites 路 RVs1 acre 路 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. 馃槉
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Area 61 Camping

10 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 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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Costa Myakka

4 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Myakka City, FL
Welcome to the "Wild and Scenic Myakka River"! Our 20 acre ranch has everything from Longhorn cattle, to a white sand beach. We like to say our sand is like Siesta Key, except it's...in a swamp. Our property is not too far upstream from the Myakka State park, and parking is never a problem. ;-) We have a beautiful homestead, and you have the choice of a furnished camper with water and power hookups in our pasture, or 2 primative tent or RV spots on the edge of a beautiful stand of Live Oak trees and Sabal palms along the river. We have a porta potty on site that is regularly maintained. Bring your family, bring your dog, bring your friends.....and don't forget to bring a fishing pole!
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Scenic Waterway

7 sites 路 RVs, Tents1 acre 路 North Port, FL
Friendly pets welcome. Spacious garden park waterfront setting. Friendly mini Aussie and neighbor dog play several times a day in the yard. No smoking environment. Fairly quite and safe suburban area. 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. Amenities for all sites: wi-fi internet, trash and recycle bins, bench swing, outside seating and tables, kayak launch. Other amenities available depending on price chosen. Host is age 55, single, under the Veteran's Administration benefits and has an interest in most everything; being moderate or in the middle on politics, etc. Have lived in a campervan six years full time from 2016 to 2021; traveled most of the U.S. and Canada. Have a 2018 Ford Transit customized high tech motorhome.
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CJ.鈥檚 Land

1 site 路 RV, Tent1 acre 路 Englewood, FL
Learn more about this land:Our property is in a quiet neighborhood only聽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.聽Our location has 30 AMP service. The space is loose gravel and level.聽 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聽fire pit, and an ice machine. The yard is fenced in for security.聽聽Campfires are allowed within local regulations.Pets are welcome!
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Hart healthy farm

1 site 路 RV, Tent3 acres 路 Punta Gorda, FL
Learn more about this land:We are a 2 year old tropical fruit farm just starting to grow a bunch of fruit and using permaculture and agroforestry techniques. You will see lots of tropical fruit trees, herbs, lots of plants in general, and lots of wildlife due to the plants and fruits.Campfires are allowed within local regulations.聽Pets are welcome!
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Quiet Acres

3 sites 路 RVs6 acres 路 Fort Myers Shores, FL
Come and enjoy our peaceful on nearly 6 acres of property. On site we have a fire pit available, creek and pond for fishing and a forested area you can take a nice stroll through as well as a mile long road we live on where you can enjoy the scenery of the neighborhood farms with a beautiful sunset backdrop. We have a variety of spots you can choose for boondocking and our full hook-up site is right next to the house. Located only 20 minutes from downtown Ft Myers, 5 minutes from Babcock Ranch and 40 minutes to Punta Gorda. Our property is located about a mile off the main highway which allows for only the sounds of nature and 8 min to freeway access. There is a marina and river access a few miles down the road. Mountain biking, hiking and equestrian trails nearby as well as Kayaking/paddle boarding areas. ORV trails reasonably close. Can accommodate longer stays but please contact by message first regarding this and possible discount for longer stays.
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Gulf Coast Getaway

6 sites 路 RVs5 acres 路 North Fort Myers, FL
Gulf Coast Getaway is located in North Fort Myers Florida. Our RV Sites are located on raised-up gravel sites with 50 AMP electric hook-ups and water hook-ups. If you have any additional questions please feel free to send us a message. :) We are centrally located in the rural area of the Bayshore Community with only a 5-minute drive to I-75, a 20-minute drive to Downtown Fort Myers, and a 20-minute drive to Babcock Ranch. Being only 5 minutes away from I-75 makes it quick and easy to either drive down south to Bonita Springs to enjoy our local beaches or north to Punta Gorda to explore! Downtown Fort Myers is about a 20-minute drive and has many local restaurants and shops if you want to go out and about. They typically have events on the weekends like Art Walk and Music Walk! We are a 20-minute drive from Babcock Ranch which is the first solar-powered town in America. It is a community open to the public that has several walking/biking trails, a beautiful lake for kayaking/fishing, and a small dog park. They also have a restaurant (Lakehouse Kitchen & Bar) that looks out over the water and live entertainment on certain days of the week! If you are looking for a full farm-to-table experience, Buckingham Farms is 20 minutes from us and is a 85-acre farm with fresh produce grown hydroponically! We are also about 20 minutes from 31 Produce/Cracker Shack Cafe which is a local U-Pick farm that has seasonal fruits/vegetables available, as well as a restaurant, farm animals, and "gem mining"! With just a 1 to 2-minute drive, we have two parks, Nalle Grade Park and Pop Ash Creek Preserve, for those who enjoy nature walks, fishing, or birding. There are also a handful of other nature preserves and parks in the local area that are around a 20 to 25-minute drive! There are many other restaurants, parks, and local businesses nearby for you to enjoy if you want to get out and explore the local area! **We will interact as little or as much as you want.** ***We are a working farm/nursery open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 10am - 5pm*** ***We do NOT have an on-site dump station but there is a full-service Love's Travel Stop about 7 minutes away from us.***
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Bratty Paws Dog Plex

1 site 路 RV10 acres 路 Punta Gorda, FL
We are a Dog Sports training and Event center. We primarily host Dog Agility events. We offer RV hookups for exhibitors and campers. We are 2 minutes off I75 and super convenient for shopping, food, and fun! We are 10 acres of manicured land with plenty of green space for you and your dog. Our property has a dog dock diving pool that is available for an additional charge. Although the Google photo shows our facility from a few years back, be assured the construction isth 14 level pull-through all complete wi sites!
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The best camping near Fanning Springs State Park guide

Overview

About

We know people throw around the phrase 鈥渃rystal clear water鈥 all the time 鈥 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 鈥 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鈥檙e ready to dry off, try exploring the park鈥檚 nearly mile-long hiking trail that winds through hearty hardwoods and pines. Just be sure to watch your step; you鈥檒l 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鈥檚 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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