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
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.
- 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
Whatever your reason for getting away, you won’t be disappointed with the natural beauty of this area. We invite you to stop by and check it out.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Lots of dirt roads to ride on in the neighborhood.
Private boat ramp is 200 yards away with access to the Santa Fe river.
Take your pick, Santa Fe River, Ichetucknee River, or with a boat you can get to the Suwannee River 10 miles down the Santa Fe.
Access to the Santa Fe & Ichetucknee rivers. Multiple parks on both rivers to put in and take out at.
Golf carts and UTVs only by county ordinance. Must adhere to all local traffic laws.
Swimming in either the Santa Fe or Ichetucknee rivers. Multiple parks to tube or swim from.
Lots of deer, racoons, fox, hawk, owl, etc... make these woods their home. Deer walk the roads and are seen daily in the area.
Natural features you'll find at Springs/Nature Paradise in Florida.
River, stream or creek
3 Rivers - Ichetucknee, Santa Fe, and Suwannee rivers
Private access to Santa Fe & Ichetucknee rivers available to neighborhood homeowners.
The vibe at Springs/Nature Paradise
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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.
Absolutely GORGEOUS campsite. Extremely clean, more than enough room to maneuver my 28’ travel trailer (alone and I’m not an experienced hauler). I was alone for the weekend And felt extremely safe as the property resides in a higher end community with private parks and access to both the Santa Fe and Itchatucknee Springs within walking distance or a very short drive, maybe 1/2 a mile to the springs. I would recommend this campsite to anyone and plan on going back as often as I can. It’s not full privacy as the owners home is right next door but at no time did I feel encroached on or interrupted in anyway. I simply felt like I had a neighbor not unlike any other campground. If you’re looking for serenity or a place to take the family with plenty to do outside, this is the place.
We found Michael's campsite to be quite adequate for our needs. It can easily accommodate a large rv (with water/electric hookups), while it also offers space for tents. The location is proximate to his house, which was a bonus for us: It feels quite secure and we had no problem leaving the site unattended. We had a fantastic time paddling kayaks on the nearby Ichetucknee River and even came across a lone manatee while in the park. Michael was very helpful and offered valuable information in regards to the surrounding areas. This definitely enhanced our ability to make a plan while staying there. Both he and his wife are pleasant and have a generous nature: The mosquitos were bothersome one night and Michael brought out a couple citronella candles for us to use. We didn't try out the (unheated) shower, but it was nice to have the option. I believe future improvements are just around the bend. Being that the site is located next to the Santa Fe River, occasional powerboat traffic is likely to occur. By no means was this enough to ruin the experience. While there is no bathroom facility onsite, there are a few well-maintained porta-loos within 3-5 minute walk. The roads in the immediate area are flat/quiet/unpaved and Mtn bikes got us around the neighborhood quite well.
Mike was great and the site was well kept. We had made plans and the Hurricane Michael came by....kind of messed up plans for one of my friends, but Mike (the host) was very flexible and kept me informed of how things were looking while the hurricane passed so I was still able to make it with my wife. Going back up there in February. Thanks for everything Mike.
Super place! Super hosts-which are happily available as little or as much as needed! Great location, great views with the Santa Fe and Ichetucknee River convergance right around the corner. You can put-in and take out your paddling preference or just tube- from a number of locations right inside this campsites awesome available private parks and paddle right back into your campsite. Private local parks add the luxury of both clean restrooms and clean porta potties. Some of the icing on the cake @ this site is the hot water shower with both an overhead rain shower and a hand held spray head shower head! AWESOME after a day of fun and adventure! Our family agreed before we had to depart....were coming back. Thanks for a real good time!!
Best site on hopcamp
This is my favorite place to camp. The hosts are gracious and considerate, and the site is always immaculate. I will continue to come back here to show friends what the real Florida is like.
The private parks are very well maintained, and it is minutes away from Itchituknee Springs, and the best tubing, canoeing, and swimming in the state. Fantastic site, thanks for hosting!
I would recommend this hipcamp.
The sunrises and sunsets were gorgeous. It was quiet in the evenings and early mornings, but not as private or isolated as I'd hoped. The weekend brought heavy boat and pedestrian traffic on both rivers. There were crowds of younger people revving engines or bikes. Lots of hollering. The weekdays were much better for peace and quiet or enjoying the spring.
If you're coming here to fish, I suggest going down to the point and walking along the Sante Fe to the trees where it meets the itchetucknee. We tried quite a few lures and had the best luck with a 6$ med. Crawfish lure we picked up in Branford. The Bass aren't gonna break any records, but they made for a nice dinner. We were told there is a nice catfish hole near The Point. We did find a tick on my fiance so wear bug protection.
I am severely claustrophobic so I didnt make use of the shower shed. There are porta potties at The Point and Midway for those like me, who cant do the bucket toilets.
Overall I had a great time. Michael was an awesome host with a gorgeous property and the cutest dogs. The people we met were friendly and I loved seeing all the deer scattered around the neighborhood.