- Camp Tomoka State Park!
Great kayaking! (bring one if you have one!) Beautiful Old Florida! WONDERFUL STATE PARK! This is an unhosted event. Anyone who wants to organize an activity or dinner, please feel free to do so. And please post your site numbers as you reserve them. :) As with all State Parks, sites are going fast. If you can't get one, register on wanderinglabs.com. They'll notify you if something opens up.
- Spirit of the Suwannee, Music, Camping, and Friendship
Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, April 11, 12 & 13 checking out on the 14th. Area to book is the Loop site #'s are 26-38. Tickets for music that weekend are $15 for the 2 night's, $10 for 1 night. $30 for W/E and $35 for W/E/S. More info to come. Check out their website https://www.musicliveshere.com/
- Start the Crazy Camper New Year 2019 at Laura S. Walker State Park
This park has kayak/canoe rentals, it's on a beautiful lake with swimming, near shopping malls and good restaurants, and close to the entrance of the Okefenokee Swamp. And it's less than 90 miles from most of our members. The dates listed are Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27 but some of us will be going Thursday to Monday. During January, GA parks are half off if you use the code WNTR18 when you book your reservation.
- At the discussion board
This site has a discussion board that many may not know exists. If you check it once a day, I'm pretty sure we can get a lot of good ideas of where to go and what to do from the members of this group. We all signed up to be able to go camping as a group but the discussion board seems to be the only way to get our messages out to everyone at the same time. I was looking at several really neat places that have space available and others can suggest places they've been before and enjoyed. Crooked River State Park just over the border in Georgia looks like a neat place and they even have a museum. I want this group to succeed, there are too many fun people.
- Ring in the New Year at Salt Springs!
SITE LIST IS IN THE DESCRIPTION SO WE CAN FIND IT...Let me know if you need to be added/updated. Come ring in the New Year with the Crazies!! Wherever we are, there's always a good time. Salt Springs has the largest campground in the Ocala National Forest and is the only one with full hookups for RVs. It offers 106 RV/trailer sites and a designated tenting area for up to 54 tents. Sites are nicely shaded and well away from the bustle of the day use area. Current Site List: 03 - Al 20 - Jeffrey 21 - Lisa 24 - Gary & Carol 27 - Debbie & Ted 28 - Jenny & Gene 29 - Madelyn & Tom 34 - Ed +1 35 - Alan & Wendy 36 - Roy 39 - Deena 58 - Sally Reservations may be made by phone at[masked] or online at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/salt-springs-recreation-area/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73853 $26 full-service hookup, $16 for seniors and Access Pass holders, $18.50 for tent camping with no hookups (bathhouse nearby). Note that because of when New Year's Day falls (on Tuesday) most people are coming in on Saturday and going home Wednesday, for a 4-night stay. We'll decide later when our potluck will be and what else we'll do, but with four nights, there's no telling what kind of nonsense will ensue! EVERYBODY COME JOIN US!! For more info on the location, check here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ocala/recarea/?recid=40307
- Early Christmas camping at Ft. Clinch, Get in the Christmas spirit
At over 1,400 acres, Fort Clinch State Park is situated on Florida’s northernmost barrier island, Amelia Island. The park provides exceptional recreational activities immersed among beautiful natural communities, as well as wildlife viewing, historic attractions and unparalleled living history interpretive programs. The park’s three-mile shoreline offers a wide variety of family-friendly recreational activities including swimming, fishing, sunbathing and wildlife viewing. Shelling and shark-tooth hunting are popular activities near the jetty and along the St. Mary’s Inlet. We have 69 campsites and a large group camping facility that offers a unique overnight experience in the Real Florida! Enjoy miles of bicycling on the historic oak-canopy drive, or for the more adventurous, hiking and biking the six-mile off-road multi-use trail. The Park offers a guided nature walk at the Willow Pond Nature Trail every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visit historic Fort Clinch and step back to the year 1864, as soldiers reenact life during the Civil War. Explore the many rooms, galleries and grounds of the fort as you learn how the soldiers worked and lived each day. Today, park staff provide living history interpretations of the life of a Union soldier, a 1st New York Volunteer Engineer, who garrisoned the fort during the Civil War. The Fort is open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. An additional $2.50 per person Fort Entry Fee is required. On the first weekend of every month, the Park holds a garrison of many soldiers who demonstrate skills such as carpentry, masonry, cooking, blacksmithing, small arms demonstrations and cannon firing as well as interpreting the use of many of the buildings such as the quartermaster, infirmary and jailhouse. For a complete listing of scheduled fort events, please visit our park events page (https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Fort-Clinch). Maritime hammocks, with large Spanish moss-draped live oaks, are prevalent throughout the park and provide a beautiful backdrop while exploring the park. Coastal grasslands meet these hammocks and stretch along the shore behind dunes on the Atlantic Ocean and Cumberland Sound. These unique communities provide refuge to a wide variety of wildlife including gopher tortoises, deer, raccoons, bobcats and numerous species of birds and reptiles including American alligator and painted buntings which are frequently seen at the park. Willow Pond Trail winds around a series of freshwater ponds that offer prime habitat for alligators and turtles. Egan’s Creek Marsh borders the west boundary of the park, providing a saltwater estuary for an abundance of marine life. The salt marsh offers scenic vistas and views of many species of wading birds while the beaches provide a critical foraging and nesting habitat for colonial shorebirds and sea turtles. Please respect posted areas and share the shore with our wildlife!
- Beautiful Wekiwa Springs, for those who want to camp during the week.
Welcome to Wekiwa Springs State Park It’s easy to see why visitors have been flocking to beautiful Wekiwa Springs since the mid-nineteenth century, making it Orange County’s oldest attraction. With emerald springs feeding the Wekiwa River and lush tropical hammocks, this unique park just minutes from Downtown Orlando is perfect for observing abundant wildlife or cooling off on a summer day. Miles of trails beg to be explored on foot, bike or horseback, and canoes and kayaks are available on site. Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands. Just one hour from most central Florida attractions, Wekiwa Springs offers visitors the opportunity to relax in a natural setting, enjoy a picnic or take a swim in the cool spring. Thirteen miles of trails provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along the Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run. Canoe and kayak rentals are available from the park's concessionaire. Options for camping include a full facility campground and primitive camping areas.
- Early Thanksgiving at Blue Spring State Park
Early Thanksgiving at Blue Spring. Gathering on Friday for happy hour (apx 6 pm), and Saturday Turkey and trimmings Dinner, also 6 pm. Host sites will be announced well before the weekend. The Friday meet and greet happy hour, and Saturday pot luck are optional, just let everyone know as we get closer to the date if you're coming and what you can contribute in the way of sides. Hopefully the manatees will come for our party! :) Kayaks and canoes available to rent and they have a very nice tour boat ride. This is a very popular park so if you want to go, book soon. If something happens later that you can't make it, please don't cancel your reservation until you've given another member an opportunity to take it over.
- Anastasia State Park, what else needs to be said
Not much you can add about how this place is awesome, it's one of the best in all of the South. The beach is beautiful, St. Augustine has so many great restaurants and attractions, and the Saturday Farmers/Flea Market at the Amphitheater is amazing. There is a group of campers from the Tampa area that will be there so we can engage in some friendly camaraderie since some of them are also members of Crazy Campers.
- Enjoy the real Florida in the Keys at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
This is not the normal Crazy Camper meetup since it's during the week. If you've never been to the Keys, you are missing what the real Florida is. Sites are still left but will be gone as soon as the snowbirds book.