About the Camp

Camp Alafia is a primitive camp near Lithia and east of Tampa in Hillsborough County. The property, located at 5453 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Lithia 33547, is bounded to the west by the Alafia River and contains several campsites beneath an oak canopy.

In 2012, the 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 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!


  • Five primitive camping areas
  • No restrooms
  • No potable water
  • No buildings/shelters


  • Wilderness survival
  • Fishing/canoeing on Alafia River (Bring your own equipment)
  • Hiking trails throughout 500 acre property

Reserving the Camp

For information about using Camp Alafia, please contact Angelique Saffore, Council Business Manager, email or phone, (813) 872-2691 ext. 103.


From Tampa, go east on State Road 60 to State Road 640 (Lithia Pinecrest Road) in Brandon. Turn right (south) on S.R. 640 down to the Camp Alafia entrance, on your left, just beyond the bridge over the Alafia River. After your reservation is received and confirmed, you will receive the combination to the gate.

Camp Alafia Map and Directions

  • Street Address - Entrance Gate

    5453 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
    Lithia, FL 33547

  • GPS Coordinates - Gate

    27.862030, -82.199888