Have you ever wanted to camp in a treehouse? Well you can! Less than an hour outside of Jacksonville, Camp Chowenwaw Park is a former Girl Scout Camp. Converted to Clay County Park, and they offer tent, cabin and treehouse camping and it’s one of the best spots in North Florida to take your family camping.
Rent the Whole Treehouse Site
Treehouse Point is Camp Chowenwaw’s treehouse campsite and there are 9 small treehouses available for rent. You can rent just one, or if you’re camping with a large group, you can rent the entire site. Each treehouse has two bunk beds and sleeps four people.
The treehouses have no electricity and no heat or air conditioning. They are also screened in on the side so you’ll want to plan accordingly and not schedule a trip when it’s too hot or too cold. There is no bedding provided at Treehouse Point at Camp Chowenwaw so make sure you pack your sleeping bags and pillows.
Camp Chowenwaw has Lots of Amenities
When you rent a treehouse at Camp Chowenwaw you also get access to a kitchen house. The kitchen house does have electricity and comes with a refrigerator, stove, sink and lots of tables. If you’re renting just one treehouse, there’s a chance you’ll be sharing this area with any other campers that are there for the weekend. If you’re reserved the entire site, then the kitchen house will be all yours!
Treehouse Point at Camp Chowenwaw also has a bath house with showers, sinks and toilet stalls. There is just one bath house for the entire treehouse campsite so it’s used by both men/women. We never had an issue with this when we were there, the bathroom stalls and showers have doors, and we’d just yell out before going in to make sure no one else was using the facilities at the time.
There’s also lots to do at the park! They have a playground, kayak and SUP launch. There are also hiking trails, and even a StoryWalk you can enjoy. The kids will love fishing from the dock or catching tadpoles in the pond.
One of our favorite parts about camping in the treehouses at Camp Chowenwaw was how secluded you felt. The treehouses are set back approximately 1/2 a mile from the main parking lot so all your gear and food must be carted to the campsite. Paired with the beautiful, wooded setting of Treehouse Point makes Camp Chowenwaw a great choice for a camping adventure just outside of Jacksonville.
Shannon Beckham is a former Special Education teacher, turned SAHM that doesn’t spend a lot of time staying at home. Mom to Cole & Kiley, she loves cheering on the Gators, early morning visits to the beach and traveling with her family. She blogs about her adventures at The Beckham Project and hosts the podcast, Jacksonville Momcast, where she chats with Jacksonville moms about motherhood and more in the 904.