Hipcamp host Melissa H.
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Come and de-stress by snuggling our goats. These bouncing bundles of joy are guaranteed to make you smile! We also have chickens, peacocks, honeybees, and even a pig.  Beautiful sunsets on the lake!

We are a located in a rural area of Tallahassee, along the Florida Big Bend Scenic Byway and surrounded by the beautiful Lake Talquin State Forest. Great fishing and hiking


Come and de-stress by snuggling our goats. These bouncing bundles of joy are guaranteed to make you smile! We also have chickens, peacocks, honeybees, and even a pig.  Beautiful sunsets on the lake!

We are a located in a rural area of Tallahassee, along the Florida Big Bend Scenic Byway and surrounded by the beautiful Lake Talquin State Forest. Great fishing and hiking trails and beautiful sunsets. Two Trailwalkers and one Trailtrotter trails are just minutes away.  There is also a 10-mile Lines Bike Trail.  See trail maps in our photos!

Be sure and ask us about the availability of private/group yoga classes during your stay!  You can also look up Goat House Farm and find our yoga schedule and private class info on our website!  (note: we do not book stays outside of Hipcamp, so please don't email us from there to book!). 

If we are showing booked for the dates you would like to visit us, please drop us a message.  Often the calendar here conflicts with our listings on other sites and we can probably fit you in!!

Note that we have multiple sites available.  Our tent sites are scattered on the property map to allow for multiple bookings, but you can choose from any of the sites available when you arrive - some nestled in the forest easement or in the goat pasture with the goats!   Please let us know if you are van camping so we can save a parking spot for you.  Because we rely on RV workcampers, we generally do not have RV spots available, but ask us!

We provide water, wifi, laundry, fresh eggs, and fresh fruits and veggies for the picking when in season.  


We have a small outdoor kitchen area with grill, stove, utensils, and picnic table.

There is also a common room with sofas, laundry, fridge, microwave, tv, coffee pot, and kettle. 

We have a small bath house with hot shower and a composting toilet. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, and fresh towels provided.

There is a communal fire pit and some sites allow a small campfire at the site. Please bring your own in state firewood, pick some up at the way in from Country Feed Store on Highway 20, or you can buy a bundle here for $5/bundle. 

We can also offer extra tents for $15  if you need more space or are car camping.  You will need to setup the extra tents yourself and they come with air mattress and bedding.  Please let us know ahead of time if you need a tent so we can be sure it is available for you. 

Check-in/Check-out time is flexible depending upon concurrent bookings!

Dogs welcome at all sites, but in the pasture.  Pets must be leashed during the day when our chickens free range.

Please arrive before 7:00pm. Remember, there is an hour time difference if coming from the west. Late arrivals interfere with our milking routine and we cannot stop milking to show you around. Farm folks also hit the hay pretty early! Please do not book and then tell us you will be arriving late. Thank you.

Things you should bring: 

Lighting - flashlights, lantern, etc   

Trash bag for your site (pack it in, pack it out, please - we have garbage and recycling receptacles)

Refillable water bottles 

Sunscreen if you plan to be out on the lake

Bug Spray

One tent per booking.  Please book additional sites for additional tents.

We are located at the end of a bumpy 3/4 mile dirt road off Highway 20/Blountstown Hwy on the lake.  Part of the road is paved, but most is dirt and we are prone to flooding after more than a couple of days of hard rain.   We have several cars in the neighborhood that don't have a problem on the road, but - full disclosure!  If bumpy dirt roads bother you, our road in is not for you.  We - and most of our guests - think it is worth it. 

We are about twenty five minutes from FSU stadium - straight shot! We love to host students and parents!

Please don't take it personal if we don't leave you a review!  Hipcamp gives hosts only three days to leave a review.  Once you have visited you will see how crazy busy we are at the farm and sometimes those three days pass too quickly!  We do the best we can to get reviews posted in time!  (We've been begging them to give us more time, so maybe soon!)

Feel free to message if you have questions!  The herd looks forward to meeting you!!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Have a question? Send Melissa a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Off-road bicyclists can enjoy the open roads on Lake Talquin State Forest; however, they are not permitted on designated hiking...Read more


Canoes, kayaks and power boats are allowed on Lake Talquin which provides access to great freshwater fishing, bird watching and...Read more


Some of the best fishing is on Lake Talquin! Lake Talquin has largemouth and striped bass, crappie, bream, pickerel (commonly ...Read more


Property sits against Lake Talquin Forest with a short hiking trail right off the driveway! We are also near the Bear Creek Tr...Read more

Horseback riding

We can setup a trail ride for you with a nearby ranch! Horseback riders are welcome on open roads in the forest, and the Fort B...Read more


You are welcome to use our two kayaks to paddle the lake!

Wildlife watching

Many types of wildlife make their home on the lake, including the red-shouldered hawk, bobcat, coyote, osprey, white-tailed dee...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Goat House Farm Camping in Florida.


Lake Talquin State Forest is composed of 10 main tracts of land, along with several smaller tracts. Most of the forest adjoins ...Read more


Lake Talquin is a 10,000 acre reservoir that was formed by the damming of the Ochlockonee River in 1927. It derives its name fr...Read more

Swimming hole

You can swim in the lake and many people do (including me!), but be conscious that alligators do live in the lake.


We raise a variety of goats primarily for dairy and as pets. You are welcome to hang out with the goats during your stay and, ...Read more

The vibe at Goat House Farm Camping

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Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 26th, 2018

You'll probably want to start a goat farm of your own, or just take a couple of the baby goats. Well don't do all that but make sure you snuggle all of them! The lake is a BEAUTIFUL spot to pitch a tent or even ENO for the night. You have plenty of privacy and plenty of firewood if needed. There's also a little shed in the back yard that the owners have set up to your convenience - a fridge, hot plate, and washer/dryer is provided to keep your travels going smoothly!

My gorgeous view of the lakeAll the chickens are named! I didn't catch this ones but it looks like a Rufus...The chickens are always leaving little giftsA washer/dryer, fridge, and hot plate are all available in this space. Feel free to use them while you camp out!
Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 16th, 2018

We had the best time camping at the goat house! Highly recommended! Melissa and her from helpers are incredibly welcoming and generous, her property is gorgeous (I recommend walking the trails in the state forest), the sunsets and stars can't be beat, and the goats are a riot. We were lucky enough to be there the day a baby goat was born - it was so precious and cuddly. The pig is also a hoot! And with access to laundry, wifi, power and potable water, this place truly is a gem!

Hipcamper Mike
Mike G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 29th, 2018

Melissa was a fantastic host. An amazing property with privacy and access to the water. My dog loved it here. We hope to have a chance to stay again. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

Hipcamper Don
Don M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 1st, 2018

Melissa waited up for us until 10:30pm with a warm welcome and gifts!! The goat farm was so much fun and we got the chance to meet and play with all of them! But that’s not all.. more pleasant suprise-friends are on the farm too but we won’t give it all away. Highly recommended and will definitely come back. Complimentary farm fresh breakfast blew our minds, are you kidding!? Much love to you Melissa and everyone down on the farm. We are well rested and ready to continue our trip. Kayaking on the agenda next time!

Hipcamper Ray
Ray M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 18th, 2019

Our camping spot had a wonderful view of the river. We went kyacking on the lake and spent the rest of out time hanging out with the goats.

We're hoping to come back gain soon with friends!

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Hipcamper Melissa
Response from Melissa, the Host, on February 22nd, 2019

Fantastic photos!! Wow, thanks for posting these!!

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Hipcamper Kiersten
Kiersten W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2018

Melissa is a welcoming host to her sweet homey property. The goats were obviously a highlight, plus the hidden woodsy trail that leads down to a huge amazing lake!

Our glowing rig outside the communal shed area that helped us escape the rain we encountered!All the greenery was amazing and smelled wonderful. The view was lovely calm now, and the sunset became a fiery pink when we paddle boarded later on.Our pup investigating the friendly goats from the outside of their paddock!
Hipcamper Thuc
Thuc N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2018

What a terrific time! We were spoiled- Melissa made us feel right at home and kept us fed. Loved that she told me about local lore of the plantlife and the history of the farm :) Would definitely visit again!

Hipcamper India
India A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 4th, 2019

Melissa and The Goat House completely exceeded my expectations. Melissa was an outstanding host and did everything to make us feel comfortable - she showed us around, introduced us to all of the goats, and gave us a wonderful breakfast. The views of the lake were stunning and I had so much fun taking the kayaks out on the water. Also, the goats. So. Fricken. CUTE! I would definitely return, even just for a quick day trip.

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Hipcamper Melissa
Response from Melissa, the Host, on February 22nd, 2019

Oh my gosh, I love these photos so much, especially the kayaking!! Thanks for sharing these!!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Randy

Great host with lots to do.

Randy B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 10th, 2019

Great host, lots to do, and felt like home. The breakfast was such a nice touch. We loved all the animals which the host encourages you to visit with.

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