The entrance to the Shangri La trails
A beautifully wooded campsite at the Shangri La Campground
All sites at Shangri La Campground are pull through
A picnic pavilion at the Shangri La Campground
Beautiful pine tree lined trails
The entrance to the Shangri La trails, the kiosk and the carsonite marker to identify the trail
 A beautifully wooded campsite at the Shangri La campground, with a picnic table and fire ring
All sites at Shangri La Campground are pull through
The wooded area at Shangri La Campground with a large picnic pavilion, tables
Beautiful Pine tree lined trails

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Shangri-La Trailhead & Campground

Welcome to Shangri-La Trailhead & Campground

If you are looking for an idyllic spot to go camping during Florida’s mild winters, or if you are looking to hike, bike and particularly to take a horseback ride, then the Shangri-La Trailhead and Campground is your spot. Located along the southern boundary of the Cross Florida Greenway in the rolling sandhills 5 miles west of I-75 off of the County Road 484 exit, Shangri-La has a lot to offer.

Situated just south of one of the historic sea-level Cross Florida Ship Canal diggings, Shangri La provides optimal access and overnight opportunities to explore the myriad network of well-marked trails through xeric hammock. Imagine what it must have been like during the Great Depression when thousands of workers armed with picks and shovels worked incessantly to dig toward the bedrock and water table below to facilitate a canal below sea-level. Now, 80 years later the scars have healed, but the excavated berms still stand as reminders of hardships and endeavors long gone. Towering pines, oaks and mixed hardwoods now cover the lands and provide habitat for whitetail deer, fox squirrels, wild turkey, bobcat and more.

Shangri-La has an ample day-use equestrian and bike trailhead with a picnic pavilion and restrooms with potable water. The campground has 24 campsites available that can be reserved via Reserve America up to 11 months in advance. The compacted shell sites have communal water and a full bathhouse facility. The sites do not have power; however, generators are acceptable to use except during quiet hours. There are also two covered picnic pavilions in the campground. Campground hosts on site 365 days a year. The campground also has nearby supply shops as well as numerous restaurants only a couple of miles away.

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