Grateful Hammock is on 8 acres of land in the beautiful Ocala National Forest. This is an intentional, progressive community of music lovers. Grateful Hammock offers primitive tent sites as well as RV/Trailer camping. There are 6 total sites, with up to 6 guests per site.
The nearby Silver River offers opportunity to see lots of wildlife including wild monkeys, alligators and a myriad of birds. The Ocklawaha River is also a great place to go for fishing. Horseback riding is available at Captain Jacks.
I love this place! The entire property is protected by huge old oak trees, with a trail of camp sites winding through them.
If you aren’t out hiking in the forest from one of many nearby trailheads, you may be relaxing in one of the buildings at the campground. There is a community kitchen that offers campers a stove, oven, refrigerator, coffee pot, and more. My favorite is the main building with a stage for the band to play, lots of soft, upholstered chairs, and an amazing fire pit. If you’re lucky, Dan & Donna will come hang out with you around the fire.
Almost every surface on the property is covered with miscellaneous “hippy” paraphernalia and decor from the 60s and 70s.
There are 2 bathrooms and a shower available to campers, and good music is piped through speakers from one end of the campground to the other.
If you blink you'll miss the entrance to this hide-away in the woods, but that's perhaps it's secret ingredient :) We arrived too early (about an hour before our scheduled checkin time) but the owners allowed us to choose our site and set up our tents since a rainstorm was approaching. After setup (and an hour of rain) we toured the property. You'll have full access to: kitchen (with stove/range, coffee maker, pots & pans…..), shower, bathroom, and the common area complete with a band stage and COVERED fire ring. An awesome place to hang out and chill.