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Best Florida Camping Sites

Posted by: Forever Florida on 04 Sep, 2019

The intense heat and humidity of summer are beginning to dissipate here in Florida, but the weather is still plenty warm, giving you the chance to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, like camping, this fall. Here’s a look at some of the best camping spots throughout the state to get you excited about planning your stay under the stars.

Bahia Honda State Park

This park in the lower Florida Keys has some of the most beautiful beaches the state has to offer. The campsites are well-equipped for both tent and RV campers, including picnic areas, electricity, hot showers, and more. Be sure to take the time to do some snorkeling and kayaking while you are there. You’ll be able to kayak around the entire island in a single outing! With a saltwater fishing license, you can try your hand at tarpon fishing as well.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Nestled on more than 700 acres of wilderness just outside Orlando, this Disney campsite offers fun for the whole family. Whether you prefer to camp in a tent, RV, or cabin, you’ll find what you are looking for there. Throughout the park, there are plenty of activities to keep children entertained while introducing them to the great outdoors, like sing-alongs, barbecues, buggy rides, fishing, live entertainment, arcades, and more.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

The Loxahatchee River winds its way through this massive park, giving campers opportunities to canoe, kayak, and get in touch with nature. Fishing is also permitted, both from the shore and from boats along the river. The campgrounds don’t provide much shade for tents, though, so you’ll likely want to stay in one of the park’s many available cabins for rent or camp in an RV to beat the heat.

Highlands Hammock State Park

This camping park is the ideal choice for hikers, boasting nine distinct nature trails, each covering different types of terrain. Don’t miss your chance to walk across the extensive catwalk over the cypress swamp. Alligators and whitetail deer are plentiful throughout the park, so there’s a good chance you’ll see several of them during your stay if you keep your eyes peeled. You might even spot a Florida panther or black bear! There are multiple campgrounds throughout the park, offering both tent and RV camping.

Camp Gulf

Located along the Florida panhandle near Destin, Camp Gulf campground gives you easy access to the beautiful beaches of the gulf. You’ll be just steps from the sand, so be sure to catch a few waves while you’re there. The campground includes tent campsites, RV parking, beachside cabins, and even fully-equipped, private beach houses. In addition to the natural waters of the gulf, there is also an activity center, featuring swimming pools, water slides, shuffleboard, and recreational equipment rentals.

Cayo Costa State Park

Cayo Costa is one of the least-developed barrier islands in the region, giving you the chance to get up close and personal with unspoiled wilderness and pristine beaches. There is no electricity in the park, and you won’t find any stores or restaurants on the island either, so keep this in mind when planning your trip. You will be roughing it! Of course, it will be entirely worth it for the chance to escape your busy life and get back in touch with nature.

Camping At Forever Florida

Forever Florida offers a variety of unique camping experiences in its family adventure park in Central Florida. The park offers a 10-tent campsite, as well as a bunkhouse and private cabins, perfect for corporate retreats, giving you and your fellow campers the chance to take advantage of everything the park has to offer.

The best way to experience the park, though, is to take part in one of its camping adventures. You can head out for a tour of the park by going horseback riding, then spend the night at the campsite before riding back the next morning. If you’re more of a thrill-seeker, you can try the zip line adventure, taking you through seven zip lines and across three sky bridges before settling down to camp for the night.

To learn more about camping adventures at Forever Florida, reach out to our team today. Reservations fill up fast, so book your trip today to ensure you are able to take part in all of the exciting activities at the park.