The Hitchinpost was a tremendous experience that taught me a lot about choosing the right campground. I’ve learned that sometimes the best hospitality can be found off the beaten path. Sometimes, smaller parks away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, have the best amenities and even better views.
The Hitchinpost is a small camp in Cottondale, Florida. The camp owner offered fresh eggs, access to her personal garden, free paddleboats, and the coolest dog park I've ever seen. The park was secluded, and I’ll admit the road leading to the camp was more than a little sketchy. However, the experience was phenomenal!
Our site had easy access to the Florida Caverns, which contrary to their website, is not currently open for cave tours. We did find a local favorite, Blue Springs Recreation Center. The cash-only center offers access to a sky blue swimming hole fully equipped with lifeguards, water slide and diving board. Little ones can play along the sandy beaches or on the small playground. The center had tons of shaded space for an outdoor snack or lunch.
Sites at the Hitchinpost average less than thirty dollars per night with full hook-ups. You can’t stay at a quality hotel for any price near that!