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Camp on a Private Barrier Island in a National Wildlife Refuge.

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Aerial view of beautiful Deer Island.

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Last updated: 04/30/2012

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cedar Key recreational vehicle description

Deer Island is a beautiful 45-acre barrier island with a white, sandy beach facing the open Gulf. The bay side of the island is fringed with salt marsh and oyster bars. Redfish, black drum, trout, and tarpon are abundant. The island is forested with large oaks, pines, cedars, and palms with an understory of coonties, wild coffee, and palmettos.

Multiple primitive campsites exist. An improved camp site is on the south end of the island, where there is a small bathhouse containing an incinerating toilet and cold-water shower, a small generator for powering lights and appliances, and a boat dock. Unless other arrangements are made in advance, all supplies, including water and firewood, gas for the generator,and propane for the toilet must be brought to the island. All trash must be taken back to the mainland by the renter.

Because the island is so large, dozens of campers can conveniently occupy it at the same time. Unless the entire island is rented by a single party, campers may be sharing the island with others..

Arrangements for fishing guides, kayak rentals, and ferry service to and from the island can be made if requested in advance and for an additional fee. Please feel free to make any requests that come to mind.

The island is located inside the Big Bend Aquatic Seagrass Preserve and adjoins the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. The historic fishing villages of Cedar Key and Suwannee are 8 miles south and north of the island, respectively. Access is by shallow-draft boat except at mid- to high tide. A ramp suited for launching kayaks and airboats at any tide is located at Shell Mound, one mile south of Deer Island, but larger boats should be launched at Cedar Key or Suwannee except at high tide.


Keywords: Private island, waterfront, sandy beach, camping, fishing, kayaking, romance

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Property Type

      • Recreational Vehicle

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Smoking Allowed

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 50, Beds for 50

              • Other (See Description)

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              • There is no house, hence no bedroom. This offering is for CAMPING on an ISLAND!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • There is no house, hence no bathroom. This offering is for CAMPING on an ISLAND!...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Sandy beach facing the Gulf of Mexico, boat dock, hiking trail. This offering is for CAMPING only; there is NOT A HOUSE! You must have a boat to get to the island!...moreless

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront
                  • Oceanfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                              • Visa
                               

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                              Notes:

                              This property is an ISLAND. There is no house. The offering is for CAMPING. You must come by boat and you must have all of your supplies.

                              Pay in advance with a check. Rates are PER PERSON. For large groups the price is negotiable. Please note the offering is for CAMPING on an island! You must have a boat and all provisions in order to camp.


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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2008

                              About the owner: I am a geologist and native Floridian with a life-long passion for fishing, camping, and hiking. I searched for several years for the perfect island retreat and stumbled onto Deer Island in 2008. I spend a weekend or two per month camping on the island and fishing for trout and redfish and relaxing on the beach.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Recreational Vehicle:
                              I enjoy peace and tranquility in an unspoiled natural environment.


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                              Speaks: english, un poco Espanol!

                               

                              Photos

                              • Aerial view of beautiful Deer Island.

                                Aerial view of beautiful Deer Island.

                              • Owner's favorite campsite on the beach.

                                Owner's favorite campsite on the beach.

                              • Deer Island redfish.

                                Deer Island redfish.

                              • The boys and their black drum.

                                The boys and their black drum.

                              • Mullet fishermen visiting the beach.

                                Mullet fishermen visiting the beach.

                              • Campsites

                                Campsites

                              • Friends having fun on Deer Island.

                                Friends having fun on Deer Island.

                              • Airboat visitor on beach.

                                Airboat visitor on beach.

                              • "Island Girl" barge moored at dock.

                                "Island Girl" barge moored at dock.

                              • Deer Island sunset

                                Deer Island sunset

                              • The ladies enjoying island time.

                                The ladies enjoying island time.

                              • Molly still on the hunt!

                                Molly still on the hunt!

                              • Going for an airboat ride.

                                Going for an airboat ride.

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                              0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 50

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                              Speaks: english, un poco Espanol!
                              • Calendar last updated: 04/30/2012
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                              Camp on a private barrier island in a national wildlife refuge.

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