*******ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS******. Grateful Hammock is pleased to announce that on Saturday June 8th, FREE RANGE STRANGE will be performing on our stage after a show just down the block at The Angry Beaver Outpost. Reserve your campsite at Grateful Hammock for a great night of Newgrass music from FREE RANGE STRANGE. (They're playing for free, so please bring a couple of extra
*******ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS******. Grateful Hammock is pleased to announce that on Saturday June 8th, FREE RANGE STRANGE will be performing on our stage after a show just down the block at The Angry Beaver Outpost. Reserve your campsite at Grateful Hammock for a great night of Newgrass music from FREE RANGE STRANGE. (They're playing for free, so please bring a couple of extra bucks for their tip jar) Guaranteed to be a great night of music, fun and new friends!!! Look them up on Youtube!
Our home is on 8 acres of land in The Ocala National Forest that we call Grateful Hammock. Grateful Hammock is a progressive, ever changing, intentional community of like minded people. Live music from our fireside stage fills the air on some days and evenings. (So be sure to bring your instruments!!!) Primitive tent and RV / trailer camping is available. Grateful Hammock is just two miles (we are the closest Hipcamp site!) from the Silver River, one of the most beautiful rivers in the country, and there are wild monkeys (along with alligators turtles and all kinds of birds!) on it! Even closer is the Ocklawaha River, which is also beautiful and available for fishing. When you visit Grateful Hammock, you will leave as a part of our tribe! GHT!*****Ask us about our musicians special!!*****ls available nearby; The Canyons zip line. The tallest zipline course in Florida, plus horseback riding, just 16 miles west.
Also, at Captain Jacks you can ride a horse on The Florida Trail, across the I-75 land bridge!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Santos bike trail about 15 mile away
Lake George, St. John's River, Silver River, Ocklawaha River, Lake Kerr, Salt Spring, Silver Springs more...
Fishing in The Silver River is prohibited. , but it feeds into The Ocklawaha, which is a favorite for bass fishing. There are a...Read more
We are very close to the Florida Trail and many other trails in The Ocala National Forest.
Ocala is a horse capital. Many horse back riding opportunities available nearby. https://zipthecanyons.com/tours_attractions.h...Read more
Access to The Silver and Ocklawaha rivers are just two miles away. There are wild monkeys on the Silver River.
We have an above ground pool.
Birds, monkeys, alligators, lions and tigers and bears oh my. Local wild life park called EARS has exotic animal, tigers, lions...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Grateful Hammock in Florida.
A little over an hour drive to beaches on The Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic.
Devils Den is about a hour away. Very cool place to visit and experience an underwater spring. Magnificent and beautiful.
We are located in The Ocala National Forest.
All local Springs are 72 degrees year round
River, stream or creek
Access to the beautiful Silver and Ocklawaha rivers are two miles away.
The vibe at Grateful Hammock
Places to see near Grateful Hammock
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
What a great place to camp for the weekend. The hosts were very accommodating and helpful. Loved the live music as well as the onsite radio station. Felt like I was living at a music festival! Will definitely go back
Inviting, easy, and safe.
Simplest review? - so much fun!
Our hosts Dan and Donna, have built a hell of a little community area. Roughly 8 acres of woods to give you that away-from-it-all feeling. At the heart of the compound they've built a stage for musicians play and share. There's a full kitchen, swings, things to climb, communal fire pit, several bar areas, a pool table, giant jenga sets, hula hoops... so much to do. They're also in the process of opening up a bus house, and building some tiny homes. Lots to do. Very safe, very friendly.
All around, I'd recommend again, and look forward to coming back to visit someday!
I had never visited this part of Florida before and was eager to camp in the Ocala National Forest. Dan and Donna have truly created a community in this forest. We were lucky enough to see their community in action since we were there over the New Year holiday. New Year's Eve was filled with their friends reminiscing by the fire and sharing music on their covered, outdoor stage. The vibe was really special. The shared outdoor kitchen and fire really bring the community together, and there is a real family aspect, but the campsites are designed to be private if you want to stay in your own space. We only used the kitchen to wash dishes as we had prepared our usual camping foods to cook on the fire and our little camp stove, but we felt very welcome to use everything that was available. We stayed on one of the new platform sites and it was very nice for our free-standing tent. This is also a very dog-friendly site and our dogs were welcomed by everyone. We really enjoyed our stay.
Dan and Donna (and Sunshine and Woody) are wonderful hosts. I would absolutely recommend staying here if you like campfires, great conversation, and a chill time. Music abounds! Wonderful property. There is no shortage of things to see and do here. I consider Dan and Donna to be my friends after this stay and look forward to returning to the Hammock.
Welcoming and kind
Dan and Donna were beyond courteous and kind. Their site was everything we expected and more. Each night was fun and filled with great live music and a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend this spot if anyone is looking for a great get away!
Where to even begin? It’s hard to write how incredible this experience was in just a few short sentences. Donna and Daniel + their friends were so kind and genuine to us and our group. We celebrated a 30th birthday out there and we can honestly say that we will never forget the experience and that hospitality that we received. We felt like family & we can’t wait to return. The place is insanely unique with posters and decor like you’ve never seen. There is a little piece from everyone that been left behind to make the grateful hammock what it is. Lovely people, lovely place. You will never find anything like it. You could spend days and weeks here and never want to return home- that’s how special it is! Truly a gem!
Back to nature for peace and love
If you find your hippie soul calling you back to nature (ANYWHERE in Ocala National) THIS Hipcamp is a MUST. Dan and Donna’s warmth, acceptance, and hospitality are truly indescribable. The Grateful Hammock is full of amazing amenities and the inviting feeling of being part of a Tribe. I spent my weekend there just trying to express what it feels like to be part of something so amazing, and all I can say is “soul renewing”. We left Grateful Hammock today after only a mere weekend spent and pulled out longingly leaving this peaceful paradise like leaving a gathering of our oldest family and friends. I recommend this Hipcamp to any voyager wishing to restore their faith in humanity. And I mean that from the bottom of my hippie heart. 🌈❤️