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We are a group who enjoy getting together to have fun and camp. Some of our activities include biking, hiking the trails, kayaking, fishing, and just enjoying the outdoors. Friday night, we meet and greet with coffee and dessert around a warm campfire. On Saturday night, we come together to share a Pot Luck dinner, and enjoy time around the campfire. If you enjoy camping and want to meet other families who enjoy camping and having fun, come join us as we “Camp Florida Parks” and bring something special to the table….

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park Recap By Lynn Morri April 2019

This was a beautiful park located about 25 miles east of Gainsville, Fl.  Outside the park is State Rd 21 where you can drive going south about 25 minutes to find stores – Harvey’s (groceries), Ace Hardware (propane), Dollar Tree, Walgreen’s, etc.

Early birds (Willie and Lynn), arrived Wednesday and checked out Tangled Oaks winery in Grandin on State Rd 100.  After free wine tasting – and making a purchase, they continued to the town of Melrose and discovered two local favorites for dinner – Fryer’s Chicken (great for take-out) and Blue Water Bay (good seafood).  They tried and recommend both places.

Friday evening the rest of the Pot Luck Campers began to arrive and at 7pm congregated at Willie and Lynn’s site for Meet & Greet night. There were approximately 15 people with newbies Richard and Diane (aka DiRich).  The evening was too warm for a fire so we just enjoyed the pickins, beverages and chit-chat until about 10:30pm.

In the heat of Saturday afternoon with temps in the upper 80's - Denise, Robert, Rob & Sharon went for a bike ride to Little Lake Johnson where they saw "brave?" "foolish?" people swimming (aren't there gators in that lake?).  Later on - Denise, Robert, Rob and Sharon walked down 84 steps (the Ravine Stairway), saw a crystal clear spring and continued on a trail leading to a site where there was once an old mill. Think they were trying to exercise for us all!

At 6pm, under a sky that alternated between clouds and sun, campers began to arrive with their prepared dish to share with all and once again gathered at Willie & Lynn's campground site to begin the festivities.  Thank you Harry for visiting that winery and bringing back some wine!

Sunday started off warm, windy with a threat of a storm later in the day. Some campers packed it up and departed but others stuck around for movie night at Rob & Sharon's campsite.  It was a good day to do a short hike so once again Robert, Denise, Sharon,  Rob and this time Willie and Lynn, hiked the Loblolly Loop trail. Along the way they met up with fellow potluck camper Gordon walking his 2 dogs.  After the hike it was time to return to our campsites to wait for Sunday night's surprise movie at Rob & Sharon's campsite - weather permitting.

Sunday night 8 people were ready to sit, relax and view the movie outdoors but Mother nature had other plans.  After waiting under the awning for about 5 minutes, Sharon decided to bring movie night indoors.  In the dry, cool, comfort of Rob and Sharon's rv,  everyone enjoyed drinks, cheese,crackers, popcorn and Sunday night's surprise movie - "The In-laws."

Much thanks to all the Potluck campers for making our April 2019 Potluck Camper's meet a delicious success! Also - a big welcome to our new members - Ron & Raz and Richard & Diane (aka DiRich!).  

Hope to see you all again soon!

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park


Why Join A Club?

There is no better feeling when you pull into a campground and you know most of the people there.
I started camping with my family 15 years ago and every campground we went to, no matter how many people were at the campground we always felt alone.   By the time you met other campers it was time to pack up and go home. But now since we joined the "Florida Potluck Campers" its like a BIG family reunion every trip. You pull into the campground and they know your coming and what site you will be staying on. If you need help they are there, having issues with your camper... most likely someone there can fix it and so on...... This is the only way to camp!! So come on out and see for yourself what we are all about and how much fun camping is when you have friends everywhere you go. 

In Memory Of Steve Harris  6/13/2012

Steve shared his love and wisdom of camping with each one of his fellow campers. Upon arriving at each campout, we were greeted with a warm hello and an encouraging word. Steve cared about each family and would always check on each camper until the last family arrived safely at their site. He would make his way throughout the weekend to visit and share his knowledge of camping, the park we were camping at and places of interest in the area. As we continue to share the memory and our love to camp, we have become the Florida Pot Luck Campers. 

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How to become a member

To become a "New Member" of the "Florida Potluck Campers" it is recommended that you attend at least one of our events. To see the upcoming events just click on the Events  tab on the left and you will be able to see all the up coming camp-outs. If you would like to attend one you will have to book your camp site through Reserve America then register for that event on our site.

The membership fee for new members is $25 per year. The membership fee covers all who camp with you in your camper. To apply click on the Membership tab on the left. We look forward to seeing you around the camp fire.

If you are a former FPUC member and have a valid membership number than all you need to do is select the "Former FPUC Member" option when filling out the application and enter your FPUC membership number. The membership fee is $25.00 per year for all members.