Where camping meets nightlife describes Sawmill. It’s a great place to camp, a year-round retreat where you can be you without the cliques often present in gay clubs. Sawmill is a jewel in the woods, an amazing, friendly, peaceful, inclusive, no attitudes camping paradise that’s a one of a kind fun, clean, safe, and relaxing place where making customers happy seems to be the No. 1 priority; most weekends are themed around events.

Sawmill offers RV sites, three levels of cabins and many tent sites, with or without water and electric service, providing friendly fun within a budget. With some 120 acres, there is plenty of space to party, roam, and play. Located less than 90 minutes from Tampa and Orlando, it’s a great location, easily accessible from both north and South Florida.

Sawmill knows how to make you feel welcome. It’s on an upswing, being improved and cleaned up consistently with noticeable improvements. Consistent upgrading has improved the pool area, cabins, roads, shower houses, and camping sites. In 2016, Sawmill implemented a new smoke-free policy, limiting smoking to outdoors and specific smoking areas around the pool and in other common areas. This campground is a second home for many.

Amenities abound.

Splash is the poolside onsite restaurant and bar with great food and drinks and great drink prices; Woody’s is the club with music until 2 a.m.; Blade for pool and the new Back Porch bar for smokers. Ricky Lake provides a quiet place away, the nearby trails are, well the trails.

Once inside the gates there’s no reason to leave. Surrounded by nature, it's a perfect mix of camping and gay nightlife with a great community of people. Activities include drag performances, special events, foam parties, pool parties, sports competitions, bingo, nightclub specials, live music some weekends, games, prizes, men, men, and more men, and secluded places to enjoy once the sun sets. The parties are out of this world and it’s

always fun with a lot going on. The pool is warm all year long and includes new cabanas complete with complimentary champagne.

Since 1998, Sawmill's been a camping getaway with all the amenities of home and a complete vacation experience with something for everyone and always plenty of friendly folks. Though predominantly men, women are welcome and Sawmill features four big women events each year.

There is a strong community where it’s easy to feel included and welcome, it’s where you often meet people who become friends for a lifetime. Very friendly and relaxed, it’s easy to meet new people and a great time is had by everyone.

Not only is Sawmill a perfect place to visit, it’s a great place to live, work, and play with its diverse clientele and many different things to do. Sawmill is the best place to let it all hang out and be yourself.

Sawmill has faced challenges over the years with management and staff, though currently the second-to-none hospitable staff, led by Justin, Jill, and Alan, is always willing to help everyone have a great time.

If you aren’t happy for any reason and ask for Justin, he appears and makes things right. You have to love the natural setting, entertainment, and dedication to the LGBT community.

Where camping meets nightlife is a place where you are free to be yourself.


Sawmill Camping Resort

21710 US 98

Dade City, FL 33523

(352) 583-0664



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