Grateful Hammock is a truly special place. The hosts are incredibly warm and welcoming. Their property in the Ocala National Forest is beautiful and the community they've built there is wonderful. We loved hanging around the communal campfire with everyone at night and enjoying the music.
There are several campsites to choose from that offer incredible shade and most include a fire pit. The camp is close to several state parks, rivers, and hiking trails.
I can't say enough great things about this place. We will be back soon!
Panther Crossing is a great site. It is HUGE with many places to set up camp and incredibly remote. If you don't mind being closer to the highway, I suggest setting up camp at the creekside site- it is incredibly shady. We decided to venture farther back and set up camp near the pond- not the most shady spot, but very private and idyllic. Warning though- roads can be rough the farther back you go.
A nice, quaint weekend getaway.! Very shady and tidy space with table and fire pit , cute outhouse, hot outdoor shower... what more could you ask for in terms of car camping? Pretty remote location- lots of farm animals in neighboring properties- interesting sounds at night! Joan is an attentive host who supplied us with a map of property as well as an outline of local attractions. They supply firewood and have a charging station and overhanging light for the campsite.
This was our first hipcamp experience and it did not disappoint. What a wonderful place. Nancy was such a gracious host who gave us access to just about anything her property had to offer. The animals on the farm were super friendly, there was fresh produce to pick, and lots of wood to make a campfire. You can take bikes out, use the hot tub, and the bathrooms in the eco lodge (if it isn't booked). Right across the road is a trailhead if you want to hike the local state forest. There are lots of spots to setup camp- tons of shade and privacy. Highly recommend this site!