Jennifer T.
Saint Petersburg, FL
Joined August 2018
Pure bliss

We had our baby moon here this past weekend (this is the second time I’ve camped at Cypress Glen and neither time was I disappointed). Campsite 49 has plenty of shade and backs up to a mini swamp which is beautiful for pictures. We had electric and eater on site and it’s pup friendly of course. Hot showers and clean bathrooms. A few feet from our site is a boardwalk which leads to 2 hikes one more inland and the other that follows around silver lake. Each one was beautiful. We will absolutely be back

WOW the trails

The campground is nothing special but the trails are absolutely everything. We brought out MTB and spent the day exploring. There is a really cute bike shop across the lot that has craft beers and any tools you need to fix your bike. 10/10 will return.

A Hikers Dream

We spent 3 amazing nights and 4 days hiking the Smokys with 40lb packs and good vibes. I loved this campground along with all the others. The hikes were brutal at some points but the views were always worth it. The best part about the 14 mile days was the whiskey and the river.

Trail Blazing!

This park is close to home for me, I come here often for the Mountain Biking and the awesome humans. The facilities are clean and the MTB trails are constantly changing so we are never bored here. Pup friendly at the campsites as well.

Woke up next to a weird rock!

We got here so late at night I could barely see my hand in front of my face. We walked back into the camp areas and found the only open spot. Pitched the tent and passed out.. I woke up, unzipped the tent and the photo attached was my view.. THIS PLACE WAS MAGIC. The other campers were all adventurers and we heard some great stories from everyone. I loved it here.

A great unknown

This campground was so special. In a low light area so stars were abundant. Pet friendly and there is a trailhead about a half a mile outside of the campground. We didnt see a single person in this 7 mile loop hike and were very pleased with that. The pups had a grand time per usual. I love this magical place.

A home away from home

This pet friendly campground has many magical options. The Florida Trail runs right through this spot and has a natural spring connection as well. We camped out near the facilities and am happy to report everything was maintained and clean. The vibes are on point here.

The frat house of camping

Dont let the Title fool you! I still love this campground, it is a bit pricey however the staff and rangers keep this place in TOP condition. Prepare for loud nights though and tons of drinking/music/wild humans. Its mostly fun! I actually met a guy wearing a squid hat and he was DJing in a Yurt tent or something. Very interesting and fun.

A Glorious Time!

I have been camping at Oleno every year since I was about 1. This annual trip is something I look forward to each year. The hiking, the sites, the lush greenery. Plus they are pet friendly! The picture attached is one of my first memories here :)

Small sites BIG VIEW

I gave this place a 4 because the campsites are so close together and arent really the best as far as views go.. however, the area itself is nice. The Gorge floor was too wet to get to but we did see some of the falls and took the dogs on a 12 mile hike. The next day we went up towards Black Rock and soaked up as much lush countryside as we could.

HEAVEN IN A SWAMP

YESS!! Myakka is the ultimate adventure getaway. I stayed in the primitive grounds so it was about a 5 mile hike in with a pack. We set up camp and could not wait for the sun to go down for stargazing. This park is epic, at the entrance are there is a huge bouldering rock as well which is fun. Outside of the beauty and trails there are Floridas wildest animals. Panthers, hogs and alligators. Bring a flashlight and hide your food at night but dont forget to listen and look for these amazing creatures.

WILDLIFE BINOCULARS

This park is amazing. If you get up and about early you will see families of deer and hawks galore. There are several trails along the river which makes the day fun for the pups. Along one of the trails is a suspended bridge and I am still in awe of its beauty. The campgrounds themselves are well taken care of and the park rangers are very friendly.

SIMPLE PLEASURES

The sunset is spectacular at this site! There are 3 sections to camp, 2 of which have sites directly on beachfront. The dogs can swim all day and lay by the campfire at night. We got lucky and were there on a clear night for star gazing and the bioluminesence was on fire! 10/10 will be back.