In 1848, settler James Alderman built his homestead south of the Alafia River in Lithia. He fashioned a crossing by cutting down the steep banks of the river, creating Alderman’s Ford. This historic site is now home to Alderman’s Ford Conservation Park, a hot spot for hikers and nature enthusiasts.…
The camp sites are hike in only. I LOVE this. Bring a manageable pack with everything you need. There is no water, power, or restrooms at the sites. There is a restroom facility about a 1/2 mile down the trail. There was firewood for use when I went. Sites were equipped with hammock posts, picnic…
BEAUTIFUL shaded park. Hike in only to the primitive. Tents only.
This location is utterly beautiful! So many different environments can be seen just walking the trials. The 4 primitive campsites we found were along the river and we did not see bathrooms or picnic tables or fire rings. The trails are marked well but not often maintained - so you really get the…
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Alderman's Ford Conservation Park Primitive Campground is located in Florida
Primitive campsites can be reserved by calling the park office at (813) 757-3801. These remote sites have a picnic table, hammock stands, and fire pits. There is no water or electricity. An approximately 1 to 1.5 mile hike is required to reach the sites. Restroom facilities (no showers) are located approximately one-half mile from the sites. Important Information Swimming is not permitted anywhere in the park. There is no electric at the shelters, and generators are not allowed. Dogs are allowed in the park, but must be on a 6-inch hand held leash at all times. Alcohol and intoxicated people are not permitted in the park. Pets, bicycles and skateboards are not permitted on the boardwalk