Florida is the land of beaches and winter warmth. A popular RV and tent camping destination year round the state offers visitors and residents alike some of the most amazing camping destinations in the country. Florida is also home to a large number of parks with videos allowing you to better discover great places to camp.
Deland St Johns 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.
Colt Creek State Park Campground north of Lakeland Florida is a brand new RV Park and campground being developed for use. Slated to open in early 2018 the campground will start with 30 full hookup RV sites with paved roads. 2 tent only campsites will be available.
12 miles of unpaved trails for hiking, cycling and horse riding. The park also has two small lakes and one larger one that are popular with anglers. The larger lake has a 75-foot fishing dock. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including a large population of deer. Florida black bear have been spotted a couple of times. Other more commonly seen animals include bobcats, coyotes, swallow-tail kites, various owls and about 150 other bird species, many kinds of butterflies and plenty of snakes.
The Resort Florida SKP Co-Op in Wauchula Florida is a membership resort providing full hookup RV sites and park model sites in a rural setting. Favored by winter Floridians the park has paved roads with grass sites. A pool and clubhouse with regularly scheduled events keeps the park hoppin’ for guests. An Escapees related association owned by its members.
note: you must be a current SKP member to use the park.
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.
Jacksonville Equestrian Center near Jacksonville Florida offers full hookup RV sites adjacent to the equestrian and events arena. Call for availability and pricing. Large easy to access RV sites with pull thrus and backins in an open setting. Self contained units only.
Hitchin Post Corral and Campground RV Park in Cottondale Florida offers full hookup RV sites with both pull thrus and backins. Equestrian camping is available. The location has sites in an open setting and also in the trees. Convenient to the interstate. A fueling station is located nearby with truck pumps for large RVs.
Sanctuary RV Resort in Bonita Springs Florida is the areas newest RV park with all full hookup RV sites a recreation room, laundry and mail service. Weekly social events during season and convenient access to some of the most famous beaches in the world (let alone Florida). The park provides native landscaping with shade trees a peaceful swimming area and walking trails.
Keys Palms Luxury RV Resort in Key Largo Florida is a new upscale full hookup RV campground adjacent to the waters. Water front pool, game room, paver sites, pull thru and pull in spaces make this an already popular destination for RV travelers. Located on Blackwater Sound at mile marker 104 the park has paved roads with gravel sites. Choices of interior pull thru and backin and the premium sites with backin and pull in facing the water. A well setup park the location can handle any sized RV. An office rec room and gym are available as is the aforementioned water front pool. This is one of the prime places that will fill up fast no matter the nightly rate; reservations strongly encouraged.
Hickory Hammock Wildlife Management Area near Lorida Florida offers 2 primitive campsites within the Florida State managed area. One campsite is a hike-in accessible site located along the FLorida State Trail. The other site is located at the equestrian center which is accessible via auto (our address/ GPS coordinates route to this location).
A Special Use License is required and can be issued by the South Florida Water Management District.
Big Bass Campground east of Weirsdale Florida offers primitive tent and RV camping in the Ocala National Forest. Not far from the Ocklawaha River via CR 42. Open seasonally, Oct 15 – Apr 15; with 19 sites. Drinking water and toilets available.
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 www.sfwmd.gov/recreation, 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.
Econfina Creek Wildlife Management Area near Youngstown Florida provides primitive camping within the refuge managed by the state. Allowed only at designated campsites (see map). A permit from the Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) is required and camping is subject to permit provisions. 11 defined camping locations are situated throughout the park. Some are accessible via vehicle while most are only accessible by horse, hiking or biking.
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.
Donald MacDonald Campground Park in Sebastian Florida (Roseland) offers 28 primitive tent and small RV camping sites and 1 electric hookup site in a hammock forest a short walk from the Sebastian River. Park offers observation boardwalk, boat launch, restrooms with showers, fire pits, concrete picnic tables.
Phipps Park Campground in Stuart Florida offers primitive and partial hookup RV and tent camping in a county run park adjacent to the water. Park amenities include a fire pit/grill at each campsite, a playground for kids, restrooms with showers including hot water, laundry facilities, pavilions with grills, a boat ramp and a dog walk area.