Rake Creek Campsite #50

Tate's Hell State Forest

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Rake Creek Road Carrabelle, FL 32322 850-697-0010 Reservations: 877-879-3859 Official Website

GPS: 29.8265, -84.8463

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Overview of Rake Creek Campsite #50

Number of Sites 1

Pad Type dirt

Reservations yes

Elevation 0 ft / 0 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 95 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 10/9/2020
“Large, Beautiful, Serene Campsite”

Reviewed 10/9/2020

Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 50
Overall Rating

This is a very large campsite with soft ground (primarily sand) and some shade. There are the ubiquitous editions of fire ring, table-bench combination, and standing grill, and a few hundred feet down a sand path, access to the river. I don't have a lot of boat experience, so I don't know how easy it would be to get a kayak or so in there, but there don't seem to be any provisions for doing so (like a ramp or something).

The site is wonderfully quiet. You can see some building in the very far distance, but that is about it. The night we spent there, it was extremely quiet even from bugs and other wildlife. No mosquitoes, which blew my mind, but I wouldn't want to promise that that is always the case. Plenty of little creeks and waterholes etc. around.

The four stars (as opposed to five) comes from the trash we found lying around, including whip-it cartridges and underwear. I personally don't care how people spend their free time (as long as no one gets hurt against their will), but please just take your trash with you!

Read the rules for food storage (bears) and waste management here: https://tateshell-blackwaterriver.com/2014/03/10/primitive-camping-in-tates-hell-state-forest/

PS.: Really large vehicles might have trouble with the bridge that needs to be crossed to access this site as well as (maybe?) the sand on the site itself.

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T-Mobile 4G

DoctorsAndMadmen would stay here again

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Wandering Pulse
25' Fleetwood Pulse
225 reviews

noted 4/18/2020

From Highway 98 roughly midway between Carrabelle and Eastpoint, turn north at the well-marked parking area at John Allen Road. Continue to Dry Bridge Road, following the signs to the left for the cypress boardwalk. Continuing further west on Dry Bridge Road (past the turn to the Pidcock Road campsite) and turn left on Rake Creek Road. At the next intersection, you'll see the campsite post, and continue forward to the end. Please review the overall map for campsites at Tate's Hell State Forest.

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  • dry camping
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pets


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