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Best Dispersed Sites Near New Port Richey, FL (3)

    Camper-submitted photo from Anclote Key Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Anclote Key Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Anclote Key Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Anclote Key Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Anclote Key Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Anclote Key Preserve State Park Campground

    1.

    Anclote Key Preserve State Park Campground

    6 Reviews
    55 Photos
    196 Saves
    Holiday, Florida

    Enjoy the blue-green Gulf of Mexico waters that lap gently along the sandy beaches of the four islands that make up Anclote Key Preserve State Park - Anclote Key, North Anclote Bar, South Anclote Bar and Three Rooker Island.

    The 11,773-acre park is home to at least 43 species of birds, including the American oystercatcher, bald eagle and piping plover.

    A picturesque 1887 lighthouse stands as a sentinel on the southern end of the island. Visitors can swim and sunbathe at the beach, fire up a grill and enjoy a picnic, or pitch a tent and enjoy a night of primitive camping under the stars.

    Primitive camping is permitted on the very north end of Anclote Key. There is a compostable toilet for use in that area.

    There is no water or any other amenities, so you will have to bring everything that you need.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Shell Key Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shell Key Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shell Key Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shell Key Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shell Key Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shell Key Preserve

    2.

    Shell Key Preserve

    7 Reviews
    47 Photos
    176 Saves
    Tierra Verde, Florida

    Overnight Camping the South Public Use Area Only Primitive camping is allowed only on the South Public Use area of Shell Key.

    Camping Permits Camping Permits are required for any overnight activity on Shell Key. Permits can be obtained for free from the county.

    Leave No Trace We are required to remove absolutely all trace of our camp – including food, refuse and anything that came with us on our boat.

    Campfires You must remove all trace of your campfire before you leave. This means removing (not burying) all the charred wood from the fire. Remember that you are not at a permanent campsite. You are in a nature preserve and are required to leave no trace at all.

    Portable Toilets Required The county requires all campers to bring a portable toilet for overnight activities. A simple DIY toilet can be made with a 5 gallon bucket, a trash bag and some sand. Place the trash bag in the bucket as a liner, put in a scoop of sand and use the toilet. When done, put another scoop of sand on top. Some people even bring some scented cat litter to use instead of sand.

    No Pets or Alcohol It doesn’t seem fair to leave the member of the family that would perhaps get the most joy out of island wilderness camping. However, pets are completely banned from the entire preserve including all of the aquatic boundaries. Read more about the pet ban. Alcohol is also forbidden within the preserve boundaries.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Water Management Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Water Management Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Water Management Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Water Management Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Water Management Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Water Management Area

    3.

    Upper Hillsborough Water Management Area

    1 Review
    11 Photos
    20 Saves
    Zephyrhills, Florida

    Primitive and backcountry camping available. No amenities available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Dispersed
    • Picnic Table
    • WiFi

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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular dispersed campground near New Port Richey, FL is Anclote Key Preserve State Park Campground with a 5-star rating from 6 reviews.

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