There are 53 full hookup RV sites, 28 primitive tent sites, boat ramps and parking, general store and boat rentals. All this lies next to and on the Chassahowitzka River.
Both the RV camping and primitive camping areas are partially shaded with mature oaks, cedars, pines and palms. The individual RV sites feature fire rings, picnic tables, 30 or 50 amp electrical service, sewer connections, and spigots for potable water. There is a wifi signal broadcast throughout the RV Park. Of the 53 RV sites, 8 are the pull-through type. There is a dump station near the entrance to the RV park.
The tent or primitive camping area is separate from the RV Park, further to the west. It also features fire rings and picnic tables at each campsite.
The first night we had power surges all night we were told that our spot had an old box that needed to replace. We had to move to A difference by the next day. The springs were gorgeous but make sure if you go you ask for a spot with a newer power supply so you don’t run into the same issue. The park help that lived on site was very rude to my husband and I was told by the store staff that he’s just not a people person. We have a brand new unit and unfortunately lost one electronic device due to power surges. Definitely investing in a surge protector for our unit. Don’t believe we will visit this campground again.
This is one of the best places to just chill in the water and swim through some caves. The river has a good mix of wild life and natural springs. You can see manatee easily here. The campground is quite and plenty to do there too. They have a play ground horse shoes, corn hole, and basketball at the front. There’s plenty of electric and primitive camping for your pleasure. The spaces accommodate a few tents and hammocks on each site. The bathrooms are clean and need a code so not everyone can use them. There is a local bar in walking distance down the street if you want to stay up and talk with the locals there is a 10pm quite time. That is the only downside because we were up hanging out late and were told to quite down by the owners or we’d be thrown out after we were drinking on the river all day. It was only 10:15 and barley anyone at the campground.
This is a campground located in the swamp. That being said it's buggy, wet if raining. The restrooms are clean and modern. The river is the draw. Canoes and kayak rentals are available. There is also a fleet of fishing guides available. The river is spring fed shallow and beautiful.
This campground is very close to major Springs such as weeki watchi, three sisters, and homosassa. There is a boat ramp in the campground where you are able to take a short paddle to a spring head. The campsites themselves are large and shaded by nature trees. This campground is also pet friendly.
Love the access to the river for kayaking and swimming. It’s absolutely beautiful
Kinda hard to find. Sites (we stayed in the tent site) are pricey for what they are… Small, less than stellar. They also charge by the person over 2 people. Main bath house was far away and the only other facility option was some porta potties… Yea no. Also the sites are close together and very LOUD. Little enforcement of noise policy. They will also charge you extra for parking down by the dock, even with a site. I only would stay here again if I wanted to be on the water as it does offer a nice docking area and there is no other camping option in the area.
Prefect place to get some down time! Staff very helpful and professional!!! We biked another location that turned out to be horrible we called the staff they got us right into a spot before they closed 🙋🏻❤️Enjoyed our stay 🚣♀️
In Florida you want to camp near water in the summer - especially the springs! This lovely spot can be found down a windy road and right on the Chassahowitzka (or Chaz if you are a local) River. There are a variety of campsites available - great for tents (primitive - no water/elec) and RV's/hookups. Most sites are well shaded. They have pavilions and a store/ office. Most of the buildings are older and musty - but this is old Florida…You must call in advance to reserve sites - even for tent camping and verify their hours if you are a late arrival! The real bonus of this location is the river access - located just a hundred yards across the river from 7 Sisters Spring. You can kayak/canoe the river for days and not see all the springs. Tons of wildlife from birds to manatee - even a couple alligators. Fishing the river is wonderful. Note you have to leave vehicle at campsite if you are launching your canoe/kayak - no parking near launch. They also rent canoes/kayaks. If you need a break from the river there are many attractions and restaurants close by in Homosassa and Crystal River. Yulee Sugar Mill State Park is a very quick roadside visit with hte historic print museum and great Cuban sandwiches right next door. The Homosassa Wildlife State Park features Florida natives and the only hippo that is an "official localresident"
I came to this area knowing about the limestone sinkholes for free diving under the river. Which disclaimer, should only be attempted by experienced divers very comfortable under the water. There's one main one that's good for average divers though people have died here so don't go trying things above your level as conditions change and blocked tube you won't get out of. You are going to however get an amazing paddle both directions up the river from the main rental site. Make sure you time your paddle to be at higher water levels so that you can make it into the beautiful underwater canyon. An underwater camera will really help you here. Easy camping, manatees and really enjoyed it and would go back.
Campground Review: Chassahowitzka River Campground is located in Homasassa, FL only about one hour from Tampa. This was our first time here and although the campground is small, they have lots of amenities.. Full hook-ups, well-shaded sites, playground, gathering pavilion, sand volleyball court, immaculate bathrooms, kayak & canoe rentals, boat ramp, convenience store/office. The main draw here is obviously The Chassahowitzka River and all of the springs located off its tributaries. Since we only had kayaks, we were limited to our exploring within a few miles. We went to seven sisters, the rope swing & The crack . Definitely going back with a jon boat or something with a small motor so I can explore more. A beautiful part of Florida that I had never seen in my 26 years here.
Product review- I used the luminAID color changing solar lantern to see while we made homemade icecream at dusk. Just enough light to monitor the ice and salt in our freezer. The color changing LED is a cool effect and the fact that it collapses for storage and takes up very little space is a must when you are traveling.