Description

The Ocala National Forest has some awesome campgrounds nestled among America’s southernmost forest. The banks of a pristine lake, a hamlet of shady old oaks, or a wide open prairie perfect for stargazing — where would you want to post up for a night or two? Take your pick at Ocala National Forest, which has over a dozen campgrounds, from primitive digs to tricked out tent sites, to choose from. And if you’re looking to get away from it all for longer than usual, good news: you can usually stake out a campsite for up to two weeks. Make sure and check out the Forest Service Website for important information. You can also get all the deets on closures or alerts and permits before you head out.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
66 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
RV details
Ask about water hookup
Ask about sewage hookup
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Alexander Springs Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
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The vibe at Alexander Springs Campground

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Hipcamper Frank J.
Frank J. A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 25th, 2015

Alexander Springs is a gorgeous camping option, being my first place I ever camped it set the record high. The water is refreshing, gorgeous scenery with a long trail and canoeing plus snorkeling/diving are options!

Hipcamper Keith
Keith N.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2017

This was the first place I camped after moving to FL a couple of years ago, and after exploring other places it remains my favorite. There is plenty of hiking accessible right from the park, you can fish (not in the spring head itself but a little farther down), the campsites are spacious and shaded by a nice canopy of trees, and the water is just beautiful.

We had 4 people in 2 tents with 3 dogs felt like we had plenty of room.

I recommend going in the cooler season. You may need a wetsuit jacket (for the air temp more than water temp), but you can pretty much have the water to yourself unlike the craziness of the summer season.

Hiking the FL trail just across the street.Alexander Springs CampgroundLots of bluegill and bass around.Under / over. Beautiful tropical FL.
Hipcamper James
James C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 7th, 2019

Are generators allowed at night?

Hipcamper Japa and Laks
Japa And Laks M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 14th, 2015

Alexander Springs is a magnificent 1st magnitude spring. Perfect for a day visit or camping trip as the sites are not located too far away from the springs. Many beautiful trails which are not to be missed.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 2nd, 2016

This is a nice spring with a large swimming area and sunbathing/picnic area. The spring flows into a beautiful clear, shallow river for canoeing and kayaking. There is a short board-walk trail through the "jungle" and there is also access to the Florida Trail near the campground entrance, which is a hiking trail that runs the length of the state. The only problem I had with this campground is you may not bring your pets into the picnic/beach area including the parking lot. You may not even leave them in your car in the parking lot, and the park ranger was very rude and mean about this. You can have pets in campsite, but if you wanted to just stop in for a quick swim, can't do it with a pet.

Alexander Springs CampgroundThe boardwalk. Smells like tropical.Alexander Springs Campground
Hipcamper James
James E.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2018

No rv hookups

Hipcamper Christopher  P.
recommends this listing.
March 10th, 2019
Hipcamper Alan R.
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January 2nd, 2019
Hipcamper Zach R.
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February 4th, 2019
Hipcamper Samantha V.
recommends this listing.
February 11th, 2019
Hipcamper Valerie L.
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March 19th, 2019
Hipcamper Jonathan G.
recommends this listing.
January 14th, 2018
Hipcamper Ricardo N.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 4th, 2017
Hipcamper James C.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2017
Hipcamper Debbie H.
recommends this listing.
February 16th, 2017
Park
Ocala National Forest
State
Florida
Phone Number
352-625-2520
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
29.079° N, 81.58° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 66 Sites
(Up to 5 people per site)