We had a great time at Wildflower Pond! We stayed three nights - one night at site 1 in a dry camping spot and 2 nights with full water/electricity hookup at site 2. There is a pond in the middle of the three sites where you can fish and we had an inflatable boat we used to paddle around as well. Easy to have a fire at night and enjoy the sounds of the birds. It’s only 30 minutes from springs so if you’re looking for a central camping spot but still want to venture out this is a great one. Joseph (goes by Zane), his wife and father in law are great people. They spent some time with us on telling about the story of the property and even showing us the baby chicks they have. We ended up going home with three!
Only feedback for the hosts would be to state that it is not free to see the farm animals despite site description. It was $20 for our family and although we loved interacting with the pigs, donkey, goat, horse and chickens it was still a surprise to hear it had a cost given the way the description was written but since we already got our son excited about It there was no turning back . We usually seek out HipCamp sites with farm animals so it was a little unexpected. Overall we would definitely go back and wish this family much success!
Ashley and Cole’s property is unreal. We were greeted by horses when we arrived and there were horses around us our entire stay. We have a 36 foot fifth wheel and the site Ashley guided us to was perfect. We were right by the water, had horses eating outside our camper each morning when we woke up and we were close to trails and the pasture for some evening walks.
The owners don’t live on the property but are very quick to respond if you need anything.
A few tips:
- must like horses and not care about horse poop everywhere. There is no smell but just remember to pack proper shoes and remember you’re at a horse farm so you’re living in their world.
- wake up early and check out the mist on the lake!
Jump in a kayak! They have plenty you can use.
- you can hear the interstate but it’s like white noise
- people do come in and out of the horse ranch because they board their horses there. Don’t be alarmed if you feel like a car is creeping by - we learned that it’s probably an owner just trying to get its horse to follow it so they can feed it haha
- we didn’t see anything to be worried about during our stay but was told to be mindful of water moccasins in the lake and poison ivy while on trails.
- my 6 yr old and I played in the water near the “beach” and had a great time. We chilled when the horses came for a drink but otherwise had the water to ourselves.
- take pictures in the pasture for sunset!