Treehouse camping at Camp Chowenwaw Park

We found this fun family friendly location from a Facebook post about treehouse camping and had to check it out. So we gathered up a group and headed out for a rainy summer weekend of relaxation! Making reservations was pretty easy on the county website. There are a number of forms you will be emailed to print and fill out (will save you a lot of time if you plan to use the pool that is run by YMCA)

Check in was easy. The office is closed form 12 – 1 so no chance of checking in early. There is a Girl Scout Museum near the main office where you check is – but is rarely open. This was an old girl scout camp and now id open to the public. There are many different types of cabins available for rent, tent sites and 9 tree houses. Each area set up as a grouping with a bathhouse and kitchen pavilion.

The tree houses were so fun to stay in and being higher up gave us chances of a breeze – many in our group brought battery operated fans. Though there was a threat of rain all weekend we stayed high and dry in the tree houses (2 sides are only screened) We would love to book the entire site for a weekend next time!

There was a very large lighted screened kitchen pavilion with fireplace, stove, fridge, sinks and covered outdoor grill. There were other campers in the tree house area we shared this community area with. It was great to have a place to hang out during the rainy evenings. Bath house was centrally located and clean.

Pool was very nice and very strictly run by the local “Y”. It was closed a lot due to distant rumbles of thunder but we did get a few minutes to enjoy. Kids pretty much stayed out of the deep end where we hung out :-)

Trails were well kept and took you through the property and past many of the grouped cabin areas. One boardwalk took you out to the river and fishing dock another out through the area by the tree houses.

It was a good 10 minute hike with our gear to get to the tree houses from parking area near pool. Wagons are provided but pack light to save the trouble.

Summertime this place is a kids paradise. There were lots of families, parties and groups on the property when we went. Fall and Winter we are told is the best time to camp here but we were advised to book early!

Check out or review with lots of photos at https://thedyrt.com/camping/florida/camp-chowenwaw-park-fl/review/55090

Remember to Leave No Trace and enjoy this one of a kind experience!

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