Hart Springs Park

County Park

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4240 SW 86th Ave.
Bell, FL 32619
352-463-3444
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GPS: 29.6737, -82.951

Last Price Paid: $25
Weekly Rate: Yes
Number of Sites: 40
Pad Type: dirt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 7 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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LivingDarlenesLife

20 Gulfstream Conquest
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 69

LivingDarlenesLife would stay here again

“Don't expect privacy”

Reviewed Mar 20, 2018

Overall Rating

When the previous review was published we were at Hart Springs & it said a lot of what we were thinking. We chose Hart Springs because the state parks nearby were full & $25 for FHU is quite reasonable. Some of the lots are good sized (ours was ample), but still felt crowded. We would definitely choose a spot on the outer loop next time. We were fortunate that our lot was perfectly level. There are some that are way off. There is shuffleboard & a net for volleyball/badminton.
There seemed to be some rules that get ignored regarding number of vehicles parked & number of dogs allowed.
I didn't check the bathrooms, but did use the washer/dryer. They appear to be fairly new & only $1.25 per load.
The day use area is very nice. There is a nice handicapped accessible path through the woods. There is a boardwalk that runs along spring & Suwannee River. Park has a large swimming area, volleyball, basketball, picnic area, tent camping area & a store with maps, information, basic supplies, cold drinks, ice cream etc.

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Zamia Ventures
Hobe Sound, FL
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2015 Ford F150
49 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 31
“Just OK, with very little privacy”

Reviewed Mar 11, 2018

Overall Rating

We camped at Hart Springs because we wanted to visit the Big Bend area of Florida during a trip north, including Cedar Key, while having access to shopping to take care of some housekeeping tasks. Hart Springs worked just fine for that purpose, since it's just north of Fanning Springs and about 20 minutes from Chiefland, which has Walmart, several other groceries, and any chain restaurant one could want.

Sites are full hook up but in a fairly rustic setting -- no pads, just grassy areas to park. We were able to get level without too much trouble, but be aware that most sites have fairly significant back-to-front slope.

The bathhouse is clean and modern, though shower areas just have shower curtains and no locking doors. Benches are also inside the showers, limiting their usefulness as a place to put towels and fresh clothes. Laundry machines ($1.25 / wash or dry) seemed new.

Our biggest issue with the park is that, while the sites are fairly large, there is basically nothing separating the sites so we kept our shades closed on all sides except the direct rear window facing the trees. For this reason, I think the sites on the outside of the loop (sites 1-39) are preferable to the interior sites (sites 40+), and the sites on the corners (15, 22, 23) had the most privacy. Those appeared to be occupied by long-term campers, however.

The on-site camp host is a permanent resident (with kids in school) so it seemed the camphosting work revolved somewhat around the family's schedule. We visited over a weekend through Tuesday, and the campground was definitely busier over the weekend. Many of the campers seemed to be locals, and many of our neighbors built campfires every night. Although the park offers monthly rates (and no stay limit, as far as I could tell) the more permanent campers only appeared to occupy about 20% of the sites.

I didn't particularly enjoy the sodium streetlights scattered all around the campground. Between the light shining in our trailer all night and obscuring the night sky, and the very close neighbors, the park felt too much like a parking lot for my taste. That said, the price of $25 for FHU was quite fair. Camping at the RV park also includes access to the Hart Springs day use park, which is accessed by a short paved walk through some lovely woods. The park includes a nice boardwalk along the Suwanee River, a spring-fed swimming area, playgrounds, and more.

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

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


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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming pool: outdoor
  • water access
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • general store
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • swimming pool: outdoor
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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