Hipcamp host Chris C.
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This was a former biker haven taken over by nerds and geeks. The result is a somewhat dystopian-looking party/photoshoot place. There are a dozen sheds/RVs/trailers/polebarns that are used for dry storage (not lived in). There are outdoor speakers and neon that can make it pretty magic at night. Well water is clear but we bring bottled to drink. There are two wells, two

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This was a former biker haven taken over by nerds and geeks. The result is a somewhat dystopian-looking party/photoshoot place. There are a dozen sheds/RVs/trailers/polebarns that are used for dry storage (not lived in). There are outdoor speakers and neon that can make it pretty magic at night. Well water is clear but we bring bottled to drink. There are two wells, two washers, two toilets, two showers and a half dozen sinks on east and west sides of what used to be two separately owned lots now joined as a compound. A covered area has a collection of kitchen appliances including a large freezer. There are several TVs, radios, speakers, etc. so you are not totally cut off from the world. There are some balls and games in the west bathroom and first aid kits in both. My cabin and workshop are locked but other areas are not because it is pointless. Please respect any items stored there, however. One man's trash is another's treasure as they say.

Mid November is best to view Leonid meteor shower. August is best for Perseids. Eight miles west is Chasshowitzka that has canoe rentals and a karaoke bar if things are too quiet in camp. Kids and pets are welcome. There is a 160-meter amateur radio dipole running north-south. Not real high but gets out into Montana, etc. 

I don't live there but visit a few times a month on weekends. There may be another guest/caretaker but that can be discussed at time of booking. Most likely you will be alone. Bring basics, including toilet paper. Please don't flush in septic. Use container. There are lights on timers and some fake headlights in the woods are there to keep it from becoming a "lover's lane".

A few recent reviews from previous guests:

Chris is a great host, very responsive and explains everything for the property very well. I would recommend!
Response from Chris:
Thank you, Peter.
April 2018

I needed a camping place in midflorida, somewhat secluded for fussy dogs, with water and electricity hookup, hernando hideaway is perfectly that. Every improvement setup on the property is clever, the whole mid yard area is walkable by barefoot, a pleasure. Chris is friendly. The nature sounds are beautiful, the only drawback is the oft scheduled noise from the landfill and tourist airplanes.
Response from Chris:
Thanks, Elisa.
April 2018

If your expecting high class youll be disappointed but if your looking for rule clasic camp ground atmosphere youll love it.
Response from Chris:
Thanks, Joe.
March 2018


Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Pull-in site, max length 20ft
RV hookups
Electricity, water
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 15 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, charcoal grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send chris a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hernando Hideaway in Florida.

Forest

Places to see near hernando hideaway

Rainbow Springs State Park
Rainbow Springs State Park
29 miles way Explore
Lake Griffin State Park
Lake Griffin State Park
37 miles way Explore
Hillsborough River State Park
Hillsborough River State Park
39 miles way Explore
Silver Springs State Park
Silver Springs State Park
44 miles way Explore
Lake Louisa State Park
Lake Louisa State Park
48 miles way Explore
Cayo Costa State Park
Cayo Costa State Park
48 miles way Explore
Ocala National Forest
Ocala National Forest
52 miles way Explore
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
59 miles way Explore
Caladesi Island State Park
Caladesi Island State Park
61 miles way Explore
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Wekiwa Springs State Park
61 miles way Explore
Manatee Springs State Park
Manatee Springs State Park
63 miles way Explore
Alafia River State Park
Alafia River State Park
64 miles way Explore
Little Manatee River State Park
Little Manatee River State Park
70 miles way Explore
Hontoon Island State Park
Hontoon Island State Park
71 miles way Explore
Blue Spring State Park
Blue Spring State Park
72 miles way Explore
De Soto National Memorial
De Soto National Memorial
80 miles way Explore
Lake Manatee State Park
Lake Manatee State Park
82 miles way Explore
Lake Kissimmee State Park
Lake Kissimmee State Park
82 miles way Explore
O'Leno State Park
O'Leno State Park
86 miles way Explore
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
87 miles way Explore
Tomoka State Park
Tomoka State Park
96 miles way Explore
Myakka River State Park
Myakka River State Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Hernando Hideaway

2 Written reviews
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Hipcamper Elisa
Elisa M.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2018

Your own personal campground, outdoor kitchen, toilet, shower, electricity, fire pit and nature. Unassuming, purposeful, clever space and amenities. Everything is super easy to stay here if you are familiar with offgrid diy functioning and/or you will get familiar with it by staying here. Ask Chris if you are unsure or curious about anything on the property, everything has a rhyme and reason, he is smart and nice. Hernando Hideaway is exactly what a few of us know we need, a rare find!

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Hipcamper Erin + Caroline
Erin + Caroline M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 28th, 2018

Hernando Hideaway was an easy place to find. Our GPS brought us right to it. The property sits at the end of a road with residential houses along it. You will pass a landfill on your way out there. It is before the last turn you will make. The operation was tidy looking from the road and we couldn't smell any off odors.
The property is mostly level and grassy. There is also a mix of sun and shade so you can find just the right spot. If you are sharing the property with other campers, you should have an easy time having a bit of privacy between the buildings. There are many buildings/sheds/trailers on the property. Several of them are unlocked but we found them to be very dirty and falling apart. There is a shed with a toilet and sink inside. Be careful of loose wires and trip hazards. The toilet is said to be in working order but we did not try it. There is an outdoor shower that had a kiddie pool underneath it to catch runoff and there was a hose connected to it, but we did not try it out either.
There is an outdoor kitchen of sorts. It was under an open roof with a chest freezer, sink, coffee maker and convection oven. We advise caution if you use this area. There are many wires stung about and the overhang feels like it's on it's last leg.
The property felt quiet and safe, but overall the worn down buildings gave it a feeling of being abandoned and forgotten.

We easily found a level place to park.Checking out more of the outbuildings...Check out the size of these pinecones!Selfie lol.
Property
hernando hideaway
State
Florida
$15/night
1 Site