Hipcamp host Marci S.
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(Edit:  Due to the Coronavirus we are closing access to our bathroom and outdoor shower as they are attached to the main house, so at this time we are only accepting RV campers.  Thanks for understanding.  Be Safe!)  

Beautiful spot overlooking Lake Weir in The Ocala National Forest.  You will have a private area with a large fire pit away from the house for privacy bu


(Edit:  Due to the Coronavirus we are closing access to our bathroom and outdoor shower as they are attached to the main house, so at this time we are only accepting RV campers.  Thanks for understanding.  Be Safe!)  

Beautiful spot overlooking Lake Weir in The Ocala National Forest.  You will have a private area with a large fire pit away from the house for privacy but only a one minute walk to an incredible hot and cold outdoor shower and full bathroom complete with extra large soaking bathtub.  Watch the otters play and count the many different birds that make this lake their home. Treat yourself to incredible sunsets every night as the sun disappears into the water and enjoy the awesome reflection of the moon as it sets on the lake.  (Check the moonrise/moonset tables to see if there is a visible moon during your intended stay - it really is an incredible sight).  

 Stand up paddle board and kayak available for your use at no charge.  You can paddle to nearby Gator Joe's which is an awesome spot on the lake for great food, drinks, and live music.  Electric and water hookup (garden hose) both sites.  RV electric hookup on hilltop site only (site 1).  Pontoon boat rentals are available down the road.  ATV's can be driven from my property directly to Forest trails.  

Being on the lake we do have mosquitos but they are only an issue at dusk and dawn for about an hour. Campers are welcome to hang out on our huge screened porch and enjoy the sunset on the lake during this time.  If there is a nice breeze, which is often the case, you can enjoy the sunset from the rocker loveseat at the edge of our dock.  We also have citronella torches available for your use.  You can bring your own oil or purchase from us.  We also offer a wheelbarrow full of firewood for $10.  

It is important you understand that our property is not in the wilderness. We are NOT a commercial campground.  We have a couple of acres in a residential area and there are homes near the campsite, including my own which is how you have access to the amazing bathroom with a private entrance from the outside.   That being said, you will have complete privacy at your campsites as the two sites are on opposite ends of the property and you will not see me at all other than when you check in, unless you desire to do so.  Both campsites face the lake however, and you may see some fisherman out there from time to time, but I guarantee you will see much more wildlife than people.  Each site has its own fire pit.  Our guests love this place because of the lake, the incredible sunsets and moonsets over the lake, and all the incredible wildlife we have here, as you can see from the reviews. 

I own a Photography Studio in Ocala and as I am not at the property 24/7, last minute bookings should check with me to make sure bathroom can be unlocked and available.  Please inquire if you are interested in having your portrait made at this incredible location. 

Unfortunately,  I cannot do anything about the people that come here that have not read the description, expecting a wilderness campground and choose to leave a negative review based on that but everyone that has read the description has loved it here and many return.   

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Marci a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


I have one bicycle available for use. We are close to the incredible Santos Trail on the Cross Florida Greenway.


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This lake is one of the best bass fishing lakes in the area. There are some great beds right off our dock that you can fish from.


We are right on the edge of The Ocala National Forest. Many wonderful hiking opportunities.

Horseback riding

There are nearby places where you can rent horses and go for rides or go on organized trail rides.


You are welcome to use our kayak and standup paddle board on the lake.

Wind sports

The Lake is great for all kinds of wind sports.

Off-roading (OHV)

There are some wonderful trails in the forest.


You will love swimming in this lake. There are also some nearby springs in the Forest.

Wildlife watching

Amazing amount of wildlife! Otters, all kinds of beautiful birds, raccoons, rabbits, possums, turtles, fish.


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Hipcamper Andres
Andres U.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 22nd, 2018

Greav view, right on the lake :) wonderful place to spend that night

Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on May 15th, 2018

Thank you Andres. It was a pleasure having you!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2018

Marci's property is centered around the breathtaking views of Lake Weir! I don't think that we could ever tire of gazing at the lake. Marci was a helpful host and she recommended local restaurants and springs to check out. She had plenty of firewood to utilize and offered us use of her kayak and paddleboard. We didn't have a chance of either as it was a rather rainy weekend during our stay. There is an indoor large tub and toilet and outdoor shower available.

Bunny from our Campsite!Storm Rolling across Lake Weir. Check out the boaters watching, too! Morning views from Marci's Property Sunset with a Glimpse of the Moon
Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on October 17th, 2018

Thank you so much Stephanie! It was a pleasure having you guys and I am so happy you enjoyed your stay! Please come visit again sometime and hopefully you will have better weather!

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Hipcamper Leandro
Leandro F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 7th, 2018

Thank you Marcy, the place is beautiful, enjoyed the kayak and the paddle board and fires with the kids

Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on October 17th, 2018

Thank you so much Leandro. It was awesome having you and your beautiful family here!

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Hipcamper Abraham
Abraham S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 17th, 2018

We could not have been more pleased with the site and extend gratitude to Marci for sharing such a special place with us. Marci provided everything we needed and more like recommendations on day trips and local grub. If you love nature, Marci's backyard is like a nature reserve. Perfect place for birders. Great place and wonderful host! Could not have asked for more. It was a perfect place to land on our trip home after running from Hurricane Michael. Thank you Marci.

Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on October 17th, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! I truly enjoyed meeting Abe and Jen and would welcome them back anytime. They are an awesome couple!

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Hipcamper Patty

Lakefront peace

Patty H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 1st, 2018

What a wonderful view and grounds. The lake is better than any netflix series - sunset just divine.
The outdoor shower is awesome even in a bit of a brisk chill, having hot water cascading down, knowing you can snuggle up into cozy warmth, great amenity.
There's also an indoor soaking tub, toilet and sink available.

My RV is 11.5" high with a rubber roof and there were quite a few low hanging and side-hugging branches on my way in, so I just parked it and didn't move until time to leave.

Marci had her yard person trim, but still not quite the width or height for my class C (I can't recall how wide my RV is).

She's got a sweet little cat and dog. And some frisky night creature, most likely a raccoon, stole one of my shoes! But I found it - I guess it wasn't their style ;-)

Marci has her porch available, too, should you want a change of scenery of the lake near the large tree in the backyard.

Really peaceful and enjoyable spot.

Hipcamper e

Wonderful trip to florida

E D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 2nd, 2019

Marci's spot was a wonderful place to stay. Watching the wildlife and enjoying the lake view was relaxing. The added benefit of electric and water hookup made our stay comfortable. Marci went out of her way to make sure we had a good time, even socializing with us one night at a local restaurant. We planned ahead with her regarding watching our little dogs for an agreed price so we could go to Disney for a day trip. We also traveled to Silver Springs Park and checked out The Villages community while there. We would stay there again if in the area.

Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on January 4th, 2019

It was so wonderful having you here and I would love to have you back anytime! I also enjoyed caring for your sweet dogs. They were very well behaved and a pleasure to have as well!

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Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 18th, 2019

Marcy wasn't extremely friendly warm hose they gave us great insight to what to do. We felt right at home from the moment we arrived. She had severalfruit trees and encouraged us to take some. we had a wonderful time on her paddleboard and kayak which we took to the local outdoor bar and restaurant, which had a nice Beach. The best part was The lake view which just constantly became more colorful as the night went on. We would definitely return.

Ocala Forest Lakefront ParadiseYou could just some about hear the fishThe camp-fire controlled summon the mosquitoes if it gets warm you might want to bring some bug spray.What a beautiful way to wake up.
Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on February 26th, 2019

Haha Kathleen - I am SURE you meant to say "was an" instead of "wasn't". I hate when spellcheck does that. - LOL

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Hipcamper Mario

Nice, quiet, lakeside location!

Mario Y.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 1st, 2019

The Host was very helpful; the bathroom was very nice, and so was the lake view!
Power hookup is limited to 15 amp extension; bring a converter if you have an RV.
Will come back!

Hipcamper Marci
Response from Marci, the Host, on April 25th, 2019

We have just installed a 220 volt receptacle for Site #1!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Lori
Lori M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2019

We had a wonderful experience and loved the peace and tranquility. Saw many birds and a family of otters. Marci was a great host and went above and beyond fixing our electrical situation. Thank you, Marci!

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