As a beginner camper the time I have spent on these campgrounds has been a lot of fun. Got to go there with a group of 8 guys and were able to have enough space to be by ourselves and plenty room for activities like frisbee, football, and soccer. Canoeing to your camp site is the way to go. We did the 8-mile trek which wasn't too bad for a group of 30 year old guys that are out of shape. However the campgrounds do get pricey. Either way its a great time for a group.
Nice family camping
The Canoe Outpost is a franchise and there are several throughout the state. The one that's closest to me is in Arcadia, FL and runs along the peace river. Been camping here for years and it is without a doubt my go-to camping get away. The staff is friendly, and informative.
The best part about camping with the Canoe Outpost is that you have the option to select different sections of the river. Depending on how long you want to be out there or how many miles of river you want to paddle they will drop you and your canoe off upstream so that you can paddle down to the pick up point of your choice, camping along the way.
The canoe outpost operates throughout the year and can be visited at any time. I usually go anywhere between November and March. Since this is Florida and its practically summer all year round I feel those are the best times.
Overall, its a great set up and great camping spot. Excellent choice for all campers, newbie to seasoned. Highly Recommend.
- Once your on the river there are no bathrooms or electricity. You'll have to rough it.
- If necessary the folks at the Canoe Outpost can bring you materials, food, ice, etc. in case you run out or forgot something. This of course comes at a cost but is available. I've never used this service so I cant offer a review on the experience.