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Peace River Campground

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Alt Names

Peace River

Last Known StatusOpen

This campground offers a wide range of sites that can accommodate large RVs but also has a couple short trail loops that wind near the scenic Peace River. The main trail loop is flat, wide, and sandy and goes near the ruins of a Chautauqua Amphitheater from 1927 and a strange marker from 1897.

Tent camping is permitted pretty much anywhere alongside the river and there are plenty of remote sites to choose from, many with a “private beach” feel. The campground and trails are lined with oak and cypress trees covered with Spanish moss. Overall this is a good place if you are searching for a fun campground/resort and you just want to cruise around. If you are coming just for the riding, there is not much to keep you busy. The loop is short and speed regulated.

Among the standard campground amenities, the property also offers a laundromat, restroom and shower facilities, a heated swimming pool plus a convenience store. Airboat tours, fossil hunting, fishing, canoe and golf cart rentals are also available.

Reservations are recommended which can be made online or by calling (863) 494-9693.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityArcadia, FL
Address2998 NW Highway 70, Arcadia, FL 34266
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From: Sarasota, FL
1) Take FL-70 E about 30 miles
2) Turn left (north) onto County Road 661, continue .5 miles.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial

RATINGS

Prosbeautiful campground, secluded tent camping permitted on the river, nice trails, good place to bring the family
Conscamping rates are a bit pricey
Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeForest
Elevation10 to 20 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has no rocks.None
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis private land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis private land has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe private land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis private land has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis private land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenDaily 8am to dark
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Swamp Buggy
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYes
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingYes ($10.00 per OHV)
Cost for campers is $10/OHV and is good for the length of stay.
CampingYes
Tent: $18.00
RV: $70.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Primitive tent sites with online reservations for wilderness area is $15/person/night.
CommentA surcharge of $4 is applied if using an air conditioner or electric heater.

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (E)De Soto Memorial Hospital (863) 494-3535
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Sunoco (239) 656-1072
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)Sunoco (239) 656-1072
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Site
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn Site
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn SitePeace River
Boating Launch Boat RampOn SitePeace River

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoPeace River Campground
2998 NW Highway 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
(863) 494-9693
office@peacerivercampground.com
www.peacerivercampground.com

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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This unique campground has a little of everything. Nice beaches that overlook the river, fossil hunting, airboat rides, and of course, some really cool ATV trails.

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The campground is bordered by the scenic Peace River. Tent camping is allowed anywhere alongside the river.

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Their are plenty of side trails that go near the river.

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This campground has over 400 sites. Reservations are recommended, especially around mid December through the end of March.

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One of the side entrances to the Chautauqua Amphitheater ruins. Very interesting.

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This Chautauqua Amphitheater was built in 1927 and was open for one season in 1929. Unfortunately due to the Great Depression and a fire in the mid 1930s, the building has been reduced to ruins.

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This is the campground office.

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The airboat tours are just a short walk from the campground. This is also a good spot for wading and fossil hunting.

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The campground has six group shelters, each one with room to accommodate 50 people, electric, water and two twelve seat picnic tables. Call for reservations.

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This heated swimming pool is open 24/7.

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The playground is surrounded by large oak trees.

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One of the pavilions.

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Primitive camping is permitted alongside the river. Many of the sites have a tropical beach feel.

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Peace River Campground Trail

Most of the trails look like this - sandy and flat.

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Another nice view of the trails. Lots of oak and various palm trees make up most of the vegetation here.

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Peace River Campground Trail

There are many spots alongside the river that have a deserted beach feel.

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This historic marker from 1897 is located near the Chautauqua Amphitheater.

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The main entrance to the campground.

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Peace River Campground Trail

A small zoo is available that has tortoises, pygmy goats and a miniature pony.

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Peace River Campground Trail

There is no shortage of secluded primitive sites with soft white sand.

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Peace River Campground Trail

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