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Overview of West Tower Hunt Camp

Elevation 120 ft

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 6/6/2019
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Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 4/12/2019
4 reviews
“Lots of People”

Reviewed 6/6/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

The road leading to the campground is wide and pretty well kept, but it has some rough washboards. The camp spot was clean, but there were a lot of other campers there. Everyone was quiet and respectful, but I would have enjoyed more privacy. There were some amenities available but not many.

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Jules would stay here again

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

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RV Living Yet
Jacksonville, FL 28' Coachmen Freedom Express 280RL Toyota Tundra
2 reviews
“Free boondocking in Florida”

Reviewed 4/12/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1
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Free camping in Florida is harder to find than Bigfoot, but there are a few spots if you know where to look. Even free overnighters at your usual go-to’s like Walmart are a rarity so I want to share with you a site we just stayed at in north central Florida near I-10 just outside of Lake City.

Osceola National Forest is located about an hour west of Jacksonville and a half hour northeast of Lake City. There is a first come first serve campground in the forest called Ocean Pond. It has various sites with a range of hookups from electric to water and primitive. It borders a small lake called ocean pond but is first come first serve. This is a decent campground if you can get in and want to spend about $12 a night (check the website for the latest prices). Since we are on a mission to boondock AKA dry camp as much as possible, we searched around and found a few hunting camps in the forest.

The one we decided to try out was Fire Tower West, it was about 15-20 minutes from the exit off I-10 down some dirt roads but for a free place to stay, it was well worth it.

There are several sites in the open area near the road where we decided to stay to take advantage of the sun for our solar panels. There is a single bathroom and outdoor cold-water shower, as well as an outdoor potable water faucet which we used to fill our fresh water tank. There are no dump stations onsite so be prepared to take your grey and black water with you.

If you have small USB charging devices there is a charging station as well. Other than climbing the fire tower for some forest views there isn’t much to do right at the campground, but for a level place to park with access to water and for free camping, it was a score.

Reviews online do mention the dog kennel across the street which can be heard but I didn’t think it was as bad as people made it out to be. The other negative for us was the large number of gnats when we were there in April, but I guess that comes with the territory when you’re camping in the woods in Florida.

All and all this is a site I would stay at again when passing through but wouldn’t recommend as a destination campsite.

As always safe travels to everyone from Rob and Sabrina at http://www.RVLivingYet.com Also, follow our travels on http://www.instagram.com/rvlivingyet

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Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
T-Mobile

RV Living Yet would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • horse corral
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets
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