Hipcamp host Michelle M.
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Park in our lush green pasture if you have solar or park under the shade of a large oak if that's what you prefer. Position yourself in the West and take in the sunset or get closer to nature in our East pasture. Either way you'll enjoy the peace and calm that comes with this location. Our property is down a dirt road that we have had RV's and trailers navigate with no pro

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Park in our lush green pasture if you have solar or park under the shade of a large oak if that's what you prefer. Position yourself in the West and take in the sunset or get closer to nature in our East pasture. Either way you'll enjoy the peace and calm that comes with this location. Our property is down a dirt road that we have had RV's and trailers navigate with no problem. When you arrive you can check out the property and choose where you want to spend the night. Located near Ocala which is the horse capital of the world, The World Equestrian Center, the Ocala National Forest, Juniper and Alexander Springs, many hiking, fishing and offroading opportunities. Less than 2 hours from Disney World and Daytona Beach.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Michelle a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Boating
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Horseback riding
    Paddling
    Off-roading (OHV)
    Swimming
    Wildlife watching

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Mattson Ranch aka The Hive in Florida.

    Ranch

    This land was once used as a horse farm we have 2 large pastures perfect for camping.

    The vibe at Mattson Ranch aka The Hive

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    Hipcamper Jenna

    Wonderful hosts & peaceful property

    Jenna Z.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    April 4th, 2020

    I loved staying here! The hosts are wonderfully sweet and interesting people whom I plan to keep in contact with for sure! The property is nice and quiet with lots of open space, such a peaceful place to be. Apparently at one time there were horses here, and there are two large, level pastures with plenty of areas to choose from to find just the right spot for you and your rig or camping setup. Just a heads up, parts of the driveway are a bit sandy but my front wheel drive kia soul did totally fine with it and any RV shouldn't have any issue either. Definitely stay here if you're considering it, you'll be glad you did. 😊

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    Hipcamper Amelia

    Great choice for a family trip

    Amelia R.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    April 7th, 2020

    We camped as a family of seven, our kids ranging in age from 0 to 12 years old, and everyone felt welcome. The host is hospitable and a good communicator. She even offered to help teach the young ones how to get a campfire started properly, which really impressed me.
    We felt comfortable being as private or communal as we wanted to be. We were welcome to hang with the other campers or the host family, but there was no pressure. It felt good to just spend time with our children.
    We stayed for four or five nights, camped in our own tents in the shadier field, borrowed the camp stove for a few meals, and cooked over the campfire for a few others. Because of the current national shortage of personal toiletries we elected to bring our own TP, but really everything listed on Hipcamp was provided.
    This is a clean, quiet, and safe site, with good stargazing and nocturnal wildlife listening opportunity. It isn’t hard to find a spot to pitch a tent on gentle sleeping ground (we don’t sleep on foam pads). It is possible to set camp close to the toilets, so that’s a bonus if you travel with young campers.

    Hipcamper Ty
    Ty T.
    recommends this listing.
    May 17th, 2020

    Extremely welcoming and friendly hosts!!! The property and setting were perfect. They allowed us to pick our site, on their beautiful property. As of right now, this is a primitive site, but the hosts mentioned they were hoping to have a new bathroom/shower facility opened in the future. The only thing I would mention to future campers is, be prepared to encounter soft sand and some minor low hanging branches, upon exiting. Just keep a constant speed and you should be fine. Our 2wd Ram 1500 with street tires, pulled our 3500-4000lb travel trailer just fine. The low hanging branches were all soft and nothing too thick or major.
    Can’t stress enough how peaceful the property was and how welcoming the hosts were. We will definitely be back!!!

    Beautiful Florida Sunset!Drone shot of the West pasture, facing East.Beautiful Florida Sunset!!!Our tow vehicle and travel trailer.
    Hipcamper Michelle
    Response from Michelle, the Host, on May 26th, 2020

    We enjoyed having your group here. Thank you for adding the drone photo. I love those. We had a tree guy come in and clear the branches on the way to the West pasture just after you left. Thanks for staying!

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    Hipcamper Ty T.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    May 19th, 2020
    Property
    Mattson Ranch
    State
    Florida
    Country
    United States
    $20/night
    6 Sites
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