Camp Alafia is a primitive camp near Lithia and east of Tampa in Hillsborough County. The property is bounded to the west by the Alafia River and contains several campsites beneath an oak canopy. You can view pictures of the site in the slide show below. Be sure to look closely for the coral snake in the center of one of the pictures.
In 2012, the Gulf Ridge Council secured a grant that allowed the opening of the roads and nature trails. In addition, five more camp sites were opened up as well. The 500-acre camp, located on the shores of the Alafia River in Lithia, Florida, is a primitive campground ideally suited for Boy Scouts seeking a high adventure experience 30 minutes from South Tampa. Here, they can learn survival skills such as how to build lean-to shelters, eat off the land, and work together with others. With no potable water nor sanitary facilities, planning ahead is a must!
The full potential of this camp, which is situated in one of the most densely populated regions of Hillsborough County, has never been realized because of financial limitations. For information about using Camp Alafia, please contact Angelique Saffore, Council Business Manager, email or phone, (813) 872-2691 ext. 103.