Camping: Sawmill Camping Resort

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Sawmill is the premier Florida gay campground setting the standard for gay camping in Florida. That standard is being raised in 2016 with implementation of a new resort wide smoke free policy making all indoor spaces and much of the pool area smoke free.

Sawmill became a Coop four years ago and since then the property is consistently being updated. Crowds continue to grow and most weekends cabins, bunkhouse, barracks, and RV sites are sold out.

Sawmill is an eighteen year old property that has seen little investment over that time. Neglect has left the infrastructure in disrepair. Though a great deal has been done in the past several years, much remains to be done. The laundry room is a sore point for both residents and guests, and is in a state of general disrepair. Shower rooms need updating. Roads are improved and cabins are being renovated. Changes occur daily and if you haven’t been to Sawmill, or haven’t been in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised.

A new dog park opened in 2015, a gift from Sawmill residents. Complete wedding packages including a ceremony in the new lakeside gazebo, flowers, and accommodations, catering and all out fun are available.

The Bunk House opened in 2014; it offers a bedroom with private bath, bedrooms with shared baths and common sleeping areas. It’s already a huge hit with guests who arrive as strangers and quickly become friends. The Barracks opened in 2015; it is a large open space with beds. Neither includes linens or towels, so bring your own.

Lucy’s is the reception desk and general store. The poolside bar, Splash, serves a variety of well prepared and reasonably priced entrees and appetizers, and though smoking is allowed in Splash umbrella tables outside offer respite. Woody’s, the nightclub is open Thursday through Sunday with live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. The Blade is a pool room with pool tables, online juke box, and bar service. A community campfire burns weekend nights in the Courtyard and is often the center of after hours gatherings. Nature trails wander the wooded area near Ricky Lake.

Licensed as a clothing optional property, nudity though limited to the pool area, is generally tolerated throughout the park at all times.

Located about an hour from both Tampa and Orlando Sawmill is easily accessible for locals and visitors alike.

 

http://www.flsawmill.com/ 

21710 US 98, Dade City FL 33523

352-583-0664


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