As we are a pet-friendly, exclusive, private 1 reservation site, we are open during the corona virus outbreak to a maximum of 6 campers. We want first time campers to feel safe and comfortable in the wilderness. Camping during the winter and spring is fabulous in North Florida. Sunny and warm during the day, cool at night, it is perfect for being outdoors, sleeping and r
As we are a pet-friendly, exclusive, private 1 reservation site, we are open during the corona virus outbreak to a maximum of 6 campers. We want first time campers to feel safe and comfortable in the wilderness. Camping during the winter and spring is fabulous in North Florida. Sunny and warm during the day, cool at night, it is perfect for being outdoors, sleeping and roasting marshmallows over an open campfire. Exclusivity and privacy awaits you at this beautiful 6-acre river retreat adjacent to thousands of acres of Conservation Easement on the banks of the Suwannee River, a Designated Pristine Scenic Waterway and one of the few "wild" rivers in the United States.
This one acre private campsite consists of a screened platform room with electricity, a ceiling fan, table and seating for four, and a place to hang your hammock, air mattress or sleeping bag. This outdoor facility has a flush toilet, sink and hot water shower, a picnic table and a fire pit with log seating. Tiki Torches are provided, but you must bring your own oil. A covered veranda for inclement weather has a table and 4 chairs, a fireplace, wicker love seat, Adirondack chair and child-size rocking chair, cold water sink, small refrigerator, 2 burner cooktop, coffee pot, toaster oven and pots and pans. A three-minute walk down a broad, shaded, gently sloping path takes you to the beach and banks of the Suwannee River, with clearly marked orange blazes outlining the Florida National Scenic Trail and a 1/2 mile Scenic Loop to one of the few waterfalls in Florida. A community picnic area with covered pavilion is accessible by car or golf cart 2 minutes away. There is direct river access all year long for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, bird watching and fishing on site, with horseback riding available at Skunkie Acres, live music at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, folk festivals at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center and Big Shoals Class III whitewater rapids all within a 15-minute drive. Go on eco-adventures, dine al fresco at the riverside gazebo or just spend the day lazing on the zen deck reading a good book watching the river float by. Privacy is guaranteed by the deeply wooded grounds and exclusivity is ensured as there is a one group per site policy.
Families with young children, people over 25, RV's, travel trailers, golf carts, 2 dog maximin and cats are welcome. No ATV or dirt bikes
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 80%
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We have 6 river tubes for our guests to enjoy the river. 5 are single tubes ...Read more
Lucky Pierre, River Concierge
Familiarization Tour with Lucky Pierre, the River Concierge, who will walk yo...Read more
Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Fat tire biking on well marked trails.
Kayak and canoe launch on site. We prefer non-motorized vehicles. It is a 4 hour float down to the Spirit of the Suwannee Musi...Read more
You can fish for bass, catfish, and sunfish from the riverbank or walk 1000 feet downriver to a broad sandy beach and shade tre...Read more
The Florida National Scenic Trail, a well-marked hiking trail that runs the length of the state crosses our property. There is...Read more
Paddle boarding is allowed on the river.
The river is great for swimming - you can jump off the bank, swing from the rope swing or swim 80 feet across the river with a ...Read more
The trees are alive with birds from resident cardinals, woodpeckers and wild turkeys to transient hummingbirds and songbirds a...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Suwannee River Glamping in Florida.
1500 feet downriver is a wide, white sand beach. Across the river is a 300 foot wide white sand beach.
This is an old-growth, upland forest, with towering pines, every variety of oak, birch, beech and sweet gum, left in its natura...Read more
River, stream, or creek
This part of the river is designated a Pristine Scenic Waterway and there is access regardless of how high or low the river is ...Read more
There is swimming all along the river, but a white sand beach across from the property and a big beach approximately 1500 feet ...Read more
A fifteen minute hike up river takes you to a Blue Scenic trail to a half mile loop to Disappearing Creek which leads to a smal...Read more
The vibe at Suwannee River Glamping
Places to see near Suwannee River Camp Retreat
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Where to start, where to start... Oh! On arrival!
Janet (host) greeted us at the entrance of her property and gave us a tour. She's surrounded by national and state forests, and the locally famous Suwanee River. For Florida this is as private as you can get. We were shown the sleeping options, which includes tent space and a screened in (all sides, including the floor) freestanding porch/room. Large firepits, enclosed bathroom, a heated shower, electric cooking stove and acres of walking space were all pointed out. I was expecting a totally primitive location and setup, and instead had an experience more similar to glamping. No complaints here!
After the living space, she took us on a walk to some nearby bonuses. She pointed us to a trail containing possibly the only waterfall in Florida, and in the other direction canoe access and a private beach along the Suwanee River. It was also pointed out that due to the secluded nature of the location, this was a total dark sky location. Not easy to find in the Eastern States!
We stayed in the screen enclosed room on an air mattress that we brought along. No bugs, and soft pleasant lighting was provided by colored lights on the ceiling. Plenty of airflow too, which I believe would make this a great place to stay even in the Florida summer.
All in all, this was a very comfortable experience. Plenty to see and keep you occupied, great hospitality, and a very short walk to a waterfall. Everything I'd want while camping.
Florida glamping at its finest
It was like living off grid for the weekend. Wonderful natural trails and scenic sites around to enjoy. Loved the covered areas for when it rained. Great fire pit with plenty of fire provided. Loved having a bathroom and toilet to use, shower does run out of hot water fast so just have to conserve water usage. May need to update some of the mini appliances, such as the coffee maker and the microwave, but still was such a treat to have it available while trying to rough it 😉
My doggo and I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing spot tucked away in the woods! The camping area was spacious and clean. We had complete privacy and never saw another person after check in. ( the groundskeeper was a phone call away if I needed him👍) our favorite part was the beach area on the Suwanee! Lots of room for doggo to run and play in the water while I sat in the shade of the gorgeous trees. Love this place and would definitely recommend!
Our stay at the Suwannee River retreat was so wonderful. In fact, it’s our second stay this month because we couldn’t get enough of it. It’s private, but the hosts are lovely & there if you need anything. Lots of trails to explore and beach to relax on. The site itself had everything you could need. Big thanks to Janet and Jerry for creating a beautiful getaway.
Glamping at it’s best!
We had a wonderful time getting away from the craziness of the world right now! Jerry, our guide, was very helpful and was easy to get in contact with if we needed anything! The camp was clean, quiet and had everything you could need! There were even several board games that you can take advantage of if the weather is bad! We will definitely be back!!!
My fiance and I had an amazing time here! Jerry (host) gave us a great tour, was very friendly, and more than hospitable. Everything was very clean and well-kept. The fire place under the pavilion was very cozy while it stormed the night we stayed there. Due to unforseen circumstances we had to leave a night early, but we will definitely be coming back. We love this place!
We had a wonderful stay here! The outdoor shower and bathroom are really nice. Even though we had an RV the outdoor facilities were far better. The hosts were wonderful and went above and beyond to make our stay extra special. Highly recommend the float down the river it was a day of shear bliss. Great experience all around!