Tucked between the Sante Fe and Ichetucknee rivers, the 4a River Camp offers 1 site to pitch your tent or park your van or RV to enjoy the 1/3 acre of this beautiful property. There are 18 major springs to explore in the area, which calls for a great water sport opportunity. Feel free to float, paddle or swim in the Santa Fe or Ichetucknee rivers during your stay.
At the site, you'll find electric and water hookups, along with a fire pit, clothesline, and dirt roads to use a UTV if desired.
What a wonderful location if you love water sports! Located right on the Sante Fe with the Ichetucknee River right around the corner. This site sits 1/2 mile from the confluence of the 2 rivers.
The site was easy to find using GPS, Paved roads almost the entire way. Last bit hardpak/gravel but well maintained. Wide drive so will be easy for RV/Travel Trailer to access. Powerbox(50/30/15)& Water are on right of site and nice fire pit and picnic table on left. Site is entirely gravel but there is grass on either side to pitch tents. Not many suitable trees for hammock on site but some by river.
Bathroom is on other side of residence(very close) has enclosed hot water shower and a campers toilet(bucket) with replaceable sanitary bags. All was very clean. Shampoo, toilet paper and lights we a nice addition!
Just down from site and visible is a dock on the Sante Fe River. Easy access for kayaks and not difficult to put in or take out from rocky shore. There is also a wonderful porch swing mounted on 2 trees to enjoy the sunrise from.
Check in was at 1pm but we were told we could arrive early as there was no one the site the night before. We also had the ability to check out late if we wanted as the site was not booked the night we left
Lots of fun for fishing, tubing and kayaking! Owner was more than accommodating! There were tubes available for rent onsite, access to launch for tubing or kayaking provided and firewood was stacked and ready for use near the fire pit.
Owner was very nice and told us where to go to put in our kayaks to paddle/go tubing down the Ichetucknee (about a 45 min float by tube). We kayaked the river downstream to the end and paddled upstream on the Santa Fe about a½ mile upstream to get back to site. The owner also advised we could put in at Hwy 47 on the Sante Fe and paddle the 9 miles back to the site.
The roads in the area were very busy the weekend we stayed. There is a lot of traffic as local residents loaded their vehicles with tubs and passengers to float down the river multiple times in a day. There was a good bit of golf cart traffic and dirt bikes on the roads as well. BUT, once evening hit& all the locals went home, it was dead silent for us as we watched the sun go down beyond the shore. Mullet jumping in the river and owls calling from across the far shore were the only sounds to be heard.
This was a wonderful experience for me; it was a great location with everything I loved nearby. There are at least a dozen springs nearby to explore!This site is booked up regularly and you will need to book way in advance for weekends and holidays.