Hipcamp host Janet H.
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 Privacy and exclusivity  awaits you at this beautiful 6-acre  river retreat adjacent  to thousands  of acres of  Conservation Easement  on a  designated Pristine Scenic Waterway on the banks of the Suwannee River in North Florida.

The private  campsite comes with a screened platform room with table and seating for four,  a place to hang your hammock, air mattress or s

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 Privacy and exclusivity  awaits you at this beautiful 6-acre  river retreat adjacent  to thousands  of acres of  Conservation Easement  on a  designated Pristine Scenic Waterway on the banks of the Suwannee River in North Florida.

The private  campsite comes with a screened platform room with table and seating for four,  a place to hang your hammock, air mattress or sleeping bag,  an outdoor bathroom facility with toilet,  hot water shower and huge fire pit. A three-minute walk to the beach down a broad, shaded, gently sloping path takes you to the banks of the Suwannee River, with clearly marked orange blazes outlining the Florida National Scenic Trail and a 1/2 mile Scenic Loop to the only waterfall in Florida. There is direct river access all year long for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, bird watching and fishing on site, with horseback riding 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 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 and seclusion are guaranteed by the deeply wooded grounds and exclusivity is ensured as there is a one group per weekend policy. 

RV's, people over 50, dogs, cats, goats and horses welcome.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-in site, max length 35ft
Water and electricity hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Janet a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking

    Mountain biking on well marked trails.

    Boating

    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

    Fishing

    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

    Hiking

    The Florida National Scenic Trail, a well-marked hiking trail that runs the length of the state crosses our property. There is...Read more

    Horseback riding

    Horses are welcome along the Florida trail, but there are barbed-wire fences separating the property, so the horses cannot roam...Read more

    Paddling

    Paddle boarding is allowed on the river.

    Swimming

    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

    Wildlife watching

    The trees are alive with birds from resident cardinals, woodpeckers and wild turkeys to transient hummingbirds and songbirds a...Read more

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Suwannee River Camping in Florida.

    Beach

    1500 feet downriver is a wide, white sand beach. Across the river is a 300 foot wide white sand beach.

    Forest

    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

    Swimming hole

    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

    Waterfall

    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 Camping

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    Hipcamper Dan
    Dan F.
    recommends this listing.
    March 7th, 2018

    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.

    One of the many areas available to sleep. We stayed in the screened room to the back.Easy access to the Suwannee River!Passing the time. Also, another view of the screened in room with electricity.Large fire pit, plenty of room for tents and hammocks.
    Hipcamper Rebecca
    Rebecca R.
    recommends this listing.
    March 11th, 2018

    This place was AMAZING!! So many hidden treasures. Lots to do, and explore. Wish we would/could have stayed longer. I will for sure be returning!

    Hipcamper Mark T.
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    June 1st, 2019
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    May 29th, 2019
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    A Hipcamper
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    May 27th, 2019
    Property
    Suwannee River Half-Moon Lagoon
    State
    Florida
    $125/night
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