Belle Meade Campground

Picayune Strand State Forest

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2121 52nd Ave SE Naples, FL 34117 239-348-7557 Official Website

GPS: 26.1416, -81.5613

Last Price Paid: $10
Pad Type: grass
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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Lou
WV 36' Keystone Cougar 310RLS Dodge Ram 2500
34 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 0
“Dusty Road and Forest Maintenance Equipment Detract”

Reviewed Jan 18, 2019

Overall Rating

Made an on-site visit to the Horseshoe Campground (formerly the Belle Meade Campground) located adjacent to the Picayune Strand State Forest Office. The campground host was personable and confirmed the campground name was changed; see photos. Some sites in this open field are now reservable on Reserve America. Others are first come, first serve. The campground is located in a remote area and accessible via a hardpacked graded dirt road. Cell service was useable with two bars AT&T and one bar Verizon. I did see a panther cross the dirt road on our approach to this campground. Although big rig friendly, the remote location and the forest maintenance equipment parked adjacent to this campground and lack of privacy in this open field setting detract from the experience.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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glasgows_onthego
28' Ford Four Winds Five Thousand 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
104 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 0

glasgows_onthego would stay here again

“Large field, set up for horseback riders”

Reviewed Apr 10, 2017

Overall Rating

This campground is a large field area with a municipal building in the center of it. Access if fairly easy with only a mile or two of easy to drive washboarded road.

The campground is fairly open, but there are trees to find shade under. It has none potable water spigots and porta potties. Haven't seen a trash bin. It is $10 dollars a night on the honor system where you pay at the entrance sign. Even though there is a municipal building right here with lots of workers and rangers no one has come over to check on us.

This area gets busy on the weekend with people camping and horseback riding. They have water bins for horses and even stalls for $10 a day each. The Belle Meade horse trail is a 22 mile stretch and seems popular. Not a bunch to do right here, you can hike, bike, or fish the canals. None of which is spectacular.

Campground is off the beaten path so to speak and there is no close gas station or store for about a 20 minute drive. Totally empty on Monday except for the municipal building and their occasional loud speaker. A nice clean campground overall.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • horse corral
  • recycle
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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