Hart Springs is a county park in Gilchrist County in Bell, FL. It’s our go to place near some of our favorite Florida Springs when they are not available. This park is clean and well maintained with a swimming pool. The campground has a separate path down to the springs which have been built out to essentially be a“natural swimming pool” with a very distinct“Retro Florida” vibe. Both the park and campground are VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY and the long list of rules including NO ALCOHOL printed in bold is supposed to keep the riffraff out, and I’m pretty sure it does.
We are more into a looser freestyle atmosphere but it’s good to detox every once in a while anyway. The springs are wonderful. The park is not very large and DOES NOT RESEMBLE a Florida State Park, more like an RV Park, only better without the permanent trailers or resident RV’s. The pics of the campground should represent the overall tone- authentic Florida, non-Disney with a retro tone.
Again, we are mostly State Park campers but we really like Hart Springs and plan to visit a few times each year as Florida residents.
We were in site 40, right next to the camp hosts and directly across from the path that goes down to the spring, spring run, boardwalk, tent camping area and river. If you can get a site on the outside of the loop#1-35 you will probably have more privacy for sure, but if you are in a larger rig you’ll probably find the inner loop better for you.