About Springs/Nature Paradise
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 ¼ mile 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.
- Ichetucknee Springs
- South Entrance - 2.5 mi
- North Entrance - 6.7 mi
- Branford Spring - 10.3 mi
- Oleno/River Rise State Park- 14.3 mi
- Little River Springs - 15.2 mi
- Rum Island Springs - 16.6 mi
- Troy Springs - 16.7 mi
- Ruth (Sulfur) Springs - 17 mi
- Ginnie Springs - 18.3 mi
- Devils Ear Spring - 18.7 mi
- Blue Springs - 19.8 mi
- Poe Springs - 19.8 mi
- Royal springs - 25.9 mi
- Hart Springs - 30.9 mi
- Otter Springs - 33.5 mi
- Peacock Springs - 32.4 mi
- Lafayette Blue Springs - 35.4 mi
- Fanning Springs - 35.8 mi
- Manatee Springs - 47.9 mi
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at Springs/Nature Paradise
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Mike and Angela were amazing hosts. Super friendly and helpful. The campsite has access to two rivers: the Santa Fe (calm and beautiful, great for a canoe paddle, private boat ramp nearby for motor boats) and the Ichetucknee (completely clear and blue, cold and refreshing for a hot summer day). There is a private tubing option that is only available to homeowners in the area. This is nice because the state park that is open to the public can become extremely crowded, though I would still recommend visiting this site in the off season which is September-May. We brought our own raft though our hosts kindly offered us tubes. They also gave us a key to access the private homeowners park where we took a wonderful 45 minute float down the river toward camp. We even saw a group of white tailed deer on our walk home! The site is right next to the host's home but we never felt a lack of privacy. Also there is no bathroom which was no problem for us as seasoned stealth van campers but it may mean this site is more suitable for RVs. However, there is a porta-potty at the park nearby. Overall this spot is an awesome location and we would definitely go back! Plenty of great springs within a thirty minute drive as well.