Primitive & Equestrian Camping at St. Sebastian

St. Sebastian River Preserve - Primitive Camping

Primitive Camping

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reserve one of our six primitive, hike-in, tent-only camping sites. Be a guest in our wilderness preserve, and watch twilight skies turn into star-filled nights and wake up to the chorus of bird chatter. Enjoy the peacefulness and nature's soundtrack for the weekend.

For groups that enjoy an adventurous 6-mile hike before setting up a tent, Eagle Camp is the place to be! 

Eagle Camp is situated on the northern part of the Red Trail. Campers park at the trail head for the Red Trail off County Road 512 and hike to the site. Beautiful fields of blazing star flowers can be seen along the hike with plenty of Florida scrub-jays hiding their dinner in the sand.

For a shorter hike into a campsite from 100 yards to one mile, reserve a site at Ranch, Tree Frog, Pine and Mullet camps. All campsites can access our trail systems. 

Primitive Camping Site St. Sebastian

Primitive campsite
  • Each site includes a picnic table and a campfire ring.
  • There are no restroom facilities, no potable water, no electric or trash receptacles.   
  • Reservations are required. Call 772-953-5005 during office hours, Monday through Thursday.
  • Everything is packed in and must be packed out upon your departure. We follow Leave No Trace principles at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.


Equestrian Day Use & Equestrian Group Camping

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park has two areas for our equestrian visitors to enjoy, Storytelling Camp and Ranch Camp.

Horseback riding at St. Sebastian

Storytelling Camp is located on the north side of the park on the Yellow Trail, and Ranch Camp is located on the south side of the park on the Blue Trail. All other campers must hike into Storytelling Camp. 

Equestrian sites are able to accommodate 20 people.

This area is shared by day-use riders, cars, trucks and trailers that may be moving in and out of the area throughout the day.

  • Both sites include large pull-through parking areas, paddocks, a water source and trough.
  • Equestrian group camping allows only horse trailers with “living quarters.”
  • All riders must remain on a designated trail and yield the right of way to hikers.
  • Reservations are required. Call 772-953-5005 during office hours, Monday through Thursday.
  • Horses must have proof of a negative Coggins test. 
  • All children under age 16 must wear a helmet while mounted, as per Florida Law.
  • R/Vs are NOT to be parked overnight in the day use area.