Deland St Johns River KOA in Deland Florida offers full hookup RV and tent camping adjacent to a full service marina. Recently renovated property the premier RV sites are adjacent to the river and are set on paved parking pads with options for pull thrus or backins. Grass patios separate sites some sites while others are on an all gravel and grass area. An onsite restaurant serves seafood and a store is available for last minute items. The marina berths pleasure and fishing boats and is a great place to launch off and enjoy the river.

    Note that the pull thru sites are adjacent to the main drive in and out of the cafe. The cafe is popular with motorcycle riders touring the area. This equates to quite a bit of motorcycle traffic going by these sites.

    The park recently added 10 tent sites to meet KOA terms.

    From KOA: If you love to be on the water, you’ll want to checkout this KOA campground! Featuring RV and Tent Sites as well as a large marina, DeLand / St. Johns River KOA is definitely a unique campground. Owned by Robert Miller, the marina and resort went through a complete, multi-million-dollar renovation beginning in the first half of 2015. Existing facilities were upgraded, and some new amenities were added. Today the marina and campground features 178 boat slips, 128 full hookup RV Sites and 10 Tent Sites with even more planned. And don’t worry, four-legged friends can also enjoy the upgrades with a new 4,000-square-foot, fenced dog park. This campground is also home to a locally-focused restaurant, the St. Johns River Grille, that serves waterfront fare and full-bar menu with indoor and outdoor dining. You’ll be living the true Florida life here!

    Christian Family Campground at Dads for Boys in Yumatilla Florida provides partial and primitive hookup RV and tent camping on the grounds of the not-for-profits facility dedicated to providing fatherless boys with a supportive environment. The smoke-free environment is traditionally used by boy scout troops and similar organized groups the facilities have been opened to the public for camping opportunities.

    A great place for church picnics, family gatherings, scouts with a gun range, fishing dock, pavilion, and boat rentals.

    Located just south of Ocala National Forest the 240 acres of wilderness preserve with a mile of lakefront on the North shore of Lake Yale provide a unique camping experience. Miles of hiking trails through the forest, fishing on the lake, and other outdoor activities allow guests to enjoy the rural location. Wild turkeys, hogs and occasional bears can be spotted in the wilderness area.

    Sites are dispersed around the grounds with water and electric service available. (About 4 water/ electric hookup sites are available for RVs) A pump out service is available. Full bathroom facilities are available near the office plus the camp provides porta potty style restrooms around the grounds.

    Access is via a quarter mile packed/ graded dirt road. Any size RV can access the property. A family friendly environment the location offers campers a more peaceful, less wild party, atmosphere than the Ocala National Forest campgrounds. Call ahead for availability.

    Personal water craft can be launched from shore by the camp staff using a tractor; in addition there is a public boat launch not far from the camp.

    Short and seasonal camping options are available. The large properties allows for private camping even when groups are using the facilities too.

    DuPuis Management Area Campsites near Canal Point Florida is a Florida Water Management District Property that offers 21,875-acre multi-use natural area located in northwestern Palm Beach and southwestern Martin counties. The property is interspersed with numerous ponds, wet prairies, cypress domes, pine flatwoods and remnant Everglades marsh. The area provides miles of hiking and horseback trails, an equestrian center, graded vehicle roads, backpack and group campsites and seasonal hunting. DuPuis is far from urban areas, and its dark night sky lends itself to excellent stargazing.

    There is no fee for camping in DuPuis. There is no need to call ahead to make reservations, except for Group Campground. The campsites are filled on a first come, first-served basis.

    Family Campground – You can get to the family campground by entering DuPuis
    through Gate 1; this road is Jim Lake Grade. The sign for the Family Campground is
    approximately 1 mile down on the left side of the road. There are 16 campsites. At
    each campsite there is a picnic table and a fire ring. There is no potable water
    available and there are two composting toilets located at the campground.

    Group Campground – There is a group camping site off the DuPuis Grade. The site
    is not far from the fishing pier. The Group Campground is for groups of 15 people or
    more. Reservations are needed for group camping. For group camping, you’ll need a
    special-use license. Go to, complete the permit and
    e-mail it or send it to the South Florida Water Management District, DuPuis
    Management Area, 23500 SW Kanner Highway, Canal Point, FL 33438, or call the
    DuPuis office at 561-924-5310 for information on reservations.

    Equestrian Campground – The equestrian campground is located at Gate 3
    location. Camping with a tent or a recreational vehicle permitted. Primitive camping
    facilities include a shower, restrooms, public pay phones, 30 stalls and 15 paddocks.
    No water or electrical hook-up provided.

    Primitive Campsites – All are accessible via the hiking trail. The hiking trail
    entrance is located at Gate 2 location. There are three primitive campsites located
    along the hiking trail. The first is located on the east side of loop two; the second is
    at the south end of loop four; the third is about three miles into the Corbett Trail at
    the south end of DuPuis.

    Garden Key Campground in Dry Tortugas National Park on the same island as Fort Jefferson provides 8 primitive tent camping sites on a first come first served basis. Accessible only by private ferry. According to the National Park Service “If you arrive at the park via ferry we have never turned prepared campers away. It is a small island, but we’ll work at finding a place for you to pitch your tent – and you must have a tent to camp.” Amazing setting for a night of camping.

    Advanced reservations for the ferry boat to the islands ARE required and this tends to be the only limiting factor for staying here. Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson hold a very important, strategic and historic place in US and Florida history. The “dry” part of the name is the most important as the island does not have any source of fresh water (campers must bring their own).

    Located nearly 70 miles west of Key West the island is surrounded by gulf coast waters and sits on the edge of a shelf where the Atlantic meets the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors to the island can tour the historic brick fort, learn about the history of the island, enjoy majestic views of the blue green waters. Bring along swim trunks and snorkeling gear to explore the warm waters, sight tropical style fish, and look for sunk artifacts (we spotted two sunk cannons during our visit!).

    Campsites have picnic tables and grills. Campers must bring all supplies, including a tent, fresh water, fuel, ice, and food. All trash and garbage must be carried out upon departure.