Hipcamp host Janet H.
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Pitch your tent on a wooden platform on the river's edge, or at one of two level, shaded campsites on the riverbank.  Dark skies and primitive camping accessible only by canoe, kayak or hiking in from Camp Branch Trailhead to Mile Marker 156 on the Suwannee River in North Florida. For a small additional fee, a cooler of ice, 5 gallon potable water and a port-a-potty along wi

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Pitch your tent on a wooden platform on the river's edge, or at one of two level, shaded campsites on the riverbank.  Dark skies and primitive camping accessible only by canoe, kayak or hiking in from Camp Branch Trailhead to Mile Marker 156 on the Suwannee River in North Florida. For a small additional fee, a cooler of ice, 5 gallon potable water and a port-a-potty along with a 2-person tent, 2 hammocks and a small charcoal grill or propane cooktop are available. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Boat, Equestrian, Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Janet 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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    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking

    Fat tire biking and mountain biking along clearly marked trails.

    Boating

    Canoe launch available on site.

    Fishing

    You can fish from the riverbank without a license and catch bass, crappie, sunfish, panfish, catfish and the occasional sturgeon.

    Hiking

    The Florida National Scenic Trail is clearly marked with Orange Blazes across the property as well as off-shoots marked with Bl...Read more

    Climbing

    Depending on the level of the river, limestone bluffs overlooking the river offer climbing opportunities.

    Swimming

    The water temperature varies throughout the year and there is always direct river access no matter how high or low the water le...Read more

    Wildlife watching

    The river is alive with fish, birds abound and all God's creature like a drink of water including deer, foxes, raccoons, and sq...Read more

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Half-Moon Lagoon Riverside Campsite in Florida.

    Beach

    There is a white sugar sand beach directly across the river as well as 500 feet downriver from the campsite.

    Forest

    Suwannee River Farms is a National Forest Conservation Area, as is Woods Ferry across the river.

    River, stream or creek

    This campsite is right on the north bank of the Suwannee River halfway between White Springs and Suwannee Springs.

    Waterfall

    Less than a mile upriver is Disappearing Creek a half mile scenic loop that leads to a small waterfall and sinkhole.

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    Hipcamper Marísa

    Private camping retreat

    Marísa R.
    recommends this listing.
    September 10th, 2019

    I stayed at group campsite spot called, Suwannee River Half-Moon Lagoon. The owners of the property are very down to earth and extremely welcoming. They made a large effort to make sure my stay was what was envisioned, relaxing and enjoyable. Had the chance to tour around in a golf cart with Jerry which was fun! You can tell how passionate they are about encouraging a retreat mindset outdoors. If you are looking for a camping getaway with all amenities, look no further! Great spot for groups of all sizes! Thank you for having me, both Janet and Jerry!

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    Hipcamper Samuel

    Perfect for family car camping

    Samuel N.
    recommends this listing.
    January 14th, 2020

    This campsite was exactly what we were looking for. I grew up camping in coastal Georgia but have not done much since high school. As part of my 35th birthday my desire was to introduce my family of 5 including 3 children ages 7, 5 and 3 to camping. Of course the last thing I wanted was to endanger my family by taking them someplace unsafe or even have them not be able to enjoy the experience for not being prepared in a place that was too primitive or going to a camp ground that was over crowded. This site provided so much that was helpful for our first trip and it made it a memorable one that will certainly inspire more camping trips, including returning to this site. It was well worth our 1.5 hr drive from Jacksonville. From the start Janet was very responsive and helpful in helping understand her property. There are multiple sites to camp on the 6 acres. There is the main campsite with all of the amenities you may need, primitive sites throughout the property and even a site on the river bank. We camped at the main site with large fire pit, sitting area, plenty of split wood, picnic tables, grills, an outhouse with plumbing including sink, shower and toilet, a screened sitting area with a table and a large carport with power and sink/running water beneath. We camped for only one night as it was our first trip and our time that weekend was limited. We were able to accomplish a hike of the disappearing creek trail, explore the Suwannee river bank, set up camp, cook over the fire and have s’mores. The following morning we rekindled the fire and enjoyed coffee and breakfast before exploring the property a bit more and packing up. This site is ideal for family car camping especially if you have younger children or members that need some amenities to agree to go camping. If you have any interest in this site I recommend messaging Janet as she is more than willing to help you have the experience you are looking for and answer any questions you may have.

    Hipcamper Janet
    Response from Janet, the Host, on January 28th, 2020

    Thank you. It was such a pleasure to welcome you and your family to our woods. Your experience is exactly the one we were hoping for. We want young families to be able to enjoy our amazing ecosystem, so your first foray in the wilderness experience is important to us. We look forward to the next time, perhaps during the warmer months at our new riverside camp site, with many of the same amenities.

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    Property
    Suwannee River Camp Retreat
    State
    Florida
    Country
    United States
    $25/night
    1 Site
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