I have recently gotten into hammock camping and want to plan my first overnight backpacking trip. I usually camp twice a year when I go on climbing trips up to Tennessee, but that has always been car camping. I made the switch to a hammock since after a day of climbing the last thing I needed was to sleep on the hard ground. Now I want to get out for the sole purpose of sleeping in my hammock. Can you recommend an area that has good hammock camping this time of year around St. Petersburg? I was thinking of doing the little manatee river loop trail as a nice easy first outing, but I'm not sure how hammock friendly the primitive campsite is there.
Thanks in advance for any sugestions
P.s. I'd love to be able to go to the big hang coming up, but I work retail and its over MLK weekend which means no dice on getting the days off.