Florida offers many, many spots for camping- from full facility cabins on the waterfront to primitive campsites (if you really want the camping experience.) Camping is a great opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful scenery, wildlife, and weather that our great state has to offer. Whatever your style or if you’re new to camping, here are some highlights worth a visit.
|Anastasia State ParkSt. Augustine||
1340-A State Road A1A South
|Four miles of pristine beach, a tidal salt marsh, and a maritime and upland hammock. There is also an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create the nearby fortress, Castillo de San Marcos. Rent canoes, sailboards, paddleboats and kayaks or take lessons.|
|Fort De Soto Park||3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde
|Fort De Soto Park was named America’s Top Beach for two consecutive years by TripAdvisor. With beautiful white sand beaches, boat launching facility, two fishing piers, nature trails, paved bike trail and a canoe trail, its easy to see why.|
|Blue Spring State Park Orange City||
2100 W. French Avenue
|The spring’s crystal clear, 73 degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers, and certified scuba divers. The river is popular for fishing, canoeing, and boating. The park has plenty of picnic areas and a hiking trail. Air-conditioned cabins, a full-facility campground and primitive campsites are available.|
|Florida Caverns State Park||
3345 Caverns Road
|The cave has formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies. Florida Caverns is also popular for camping, swimming, fishing, picnicking, canoeing, boating, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.|
|Bahia Honda State Park||
36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, Florida 33043
|One of Florida’s southernmost state parks, known for beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and snorkeling. An excellent place to see wading birds and shorebirds. Full-facility campsites and vacation cabins are available.|
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Looking to Stay Closer to Home?
Here are some great local parks that will allow you to stay close to home and still enjoy the great outdoors!
Sebastian Inlet State Park9700 S. State Road A1A
Besides being famous for surfing, Sebastian Inlet State Park offers fantastic fishing. Two museums offer a look at the history of the area. Activities include swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, shelling, sunbathing, canoeing and kayaking.
400 Jetty Road
Besides the 4.5 acre family beach with its designated areas for swimming and surfing (lifeguards on duty year round), one of this park’s best features is the 1,200 foot Malcolm E. McLouth Fishing Pier
7275 South U.S. Highway 1
A quiet and well shaded park located right along the Indian River Lagoon, the park offers a great location for space launch viewing.
Wickham Park Campground
2500 Parkway Drive
This 391.04 acre park features a variety of recreational opportunities. A 1.5 mile drive suitable for jogging and cycling winds through the park’s open areas, pine woods, and lakes.
Long Point Park
700 Long Point Road
This 84.5-acre conservation area and urban district river park on an island in the Indian River Lagoon is near the Sebastian Inlet marine ecosystems and the Atlantic Ocean.