Florida is one of the largest tourist centers in the world. The ‘Sunshine State’ is a magnet for students, vacationers, and even older adults when it’s time to settle down and relax. There are plenty of beaches, lakes, and lots of outdoor entertainment for everyone. It’s no wonder so many RVers also frequent it.
Since it’s likely you’ll be visiting soon, we want to share with you some of the best RV campgrounds in Florida. You’ll learn what attracts people to them and whether this state would be a good fit for you. We’ll also address some of the most asked questions when it comes to camping.
1. Coastline RV Resort
Fully equipped kitchen, screened-in porch with rocking chairs … It may sound like home, but these are just some of the perks of the campsites at the Coastline RV Resort. With full amenities, you won’t get homesick with the luxuries of the clubhouse, including a fitness center and other necessities you find at any five-star facility. There’s easy access to the local towns, fishing, and a nearby beach. Their sites have full hookups with 30 and 50 amp electrical service, pools, hot tubs, showers, and WiFi.
2. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
If a Florida road trip for you also includes a visit to any of Disney’s four parks, then Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is the place for you. At Disney’s Fort Wilderness you can spend the day fishing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding or playing archery. On top of that, you’re only a short bus or ferry ride away from one of the major Disney theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. The campsites are equipped with full hookups, 30 and 50 amp electrical service, showers and WiFi.
3. St. George Island State Park
Right on the Floridian panhandle sits the St. George Island State Park. Enjoy being on an island with miles upon miles of sandy beaches. This is a great place for shelling, fishing, swimming and stargazing. The island premises is a great look and space that breathes relaxation, comfort, and freedom. The 60 sites available are full hookups with 30 and 50 amp electrical services and showers.
4. Florida Caverns State Park
Enjoy the only state park in Florida that has cave tours! Yes, explore stalagmites, flowstones, limestone stalactites, soda straws and draperies. Every day there’s something to do here, from golf to guided cave tours where you can take a journey through time; from geo-seeking with hand-held GPSs to bicycling and horseback riding, there’s something for everyone. Site amenities include full hookups, 30 and 50 amp electrical services, showers, laundry and dry cleaning services, and child care.
Compass RV Park is one of the most talked about RV parks in the state. It’s close to downtown St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city that you can get to by free shuttle service. Explore the city, go shopping, visit the recreation hall, listen to live music, enjoy heated pools, fishing, and horseshoes. The campsite has full hookups with 30 and 50 amp electricity service, cable and WiFi, picnic tables, fire pit, laundry facilities and a clubhouse.
6. Myakka River State Park
If you enjoy the outdoors and feel it could easily be your natural habitat, then you’ve got to head to Myakka River State Park. Myakka has 77 RV campsites from three different campgrounds. Each camp is equipped with 50 amp electrical service, water, a fire ring and a picnic table, but they each come with different amenities. This place is an outdoors lover's natural playground. With over 37,000 acres, it’s home to many different species. The Myakka River offers boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. The Myakka Trail offers hiking, cycling, horseback riding and birdwatching. The Myakka Canopy Walkway is an outdoor viewing area that allows you to see nature at it’s best — from the treetops of an oak/palm hammock. .
7. Destin RV Beach Resort
Relax in style at the Destin RV Beach Resort. If you want the comforts of home in a nature setting, this is the place for you. Enjoy golf, a heated pool, table and patio, security with cameras, free cable TV and WiFi, as if you were home. Destin is known as the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.’ Here you can go deep-sea fishing and reel in the best of the sea, like tuna, shark, trout or snapper. Other close-by attractions include Big Kahuna’s Water Park, Miramar Beach and the Destin Harbor.
8. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
If you enjoy stargazing, you’ll love Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, designated the state’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’ by the International Dark Sky Association. Astronomy viewing pads can be reserved for optimal observation of the moon, stars, planets, and other celestial bodies. If you’re not able to reserve the viewing pad, you can still get a great view from any one of the 35 campsites at the Kilpatrick Hammock Campground. All sites are equipped with water, electricity, restrooms, showers and a laundry room. One hundred miles of trails are also available for bicycling, hiking and horseback riding.
9. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Explore the rare natural wonders at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Nature lovers enjoy this campground because of the white quartz sand dunes that create freshwater dune lakes. The space is occupied by many saltwater and freshwater species, like the adult loggerhead turtles and green sea turtles that build nests on the beach. The preserve is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, where there are over 15 miles of hiking trails. One hundred and fifty-six sites with water and electricity make up the Gregory E. Moore RV Resort. They also come with digital cable, a swimming pool, laundry facilities and shuffleboard courts.
10. Anastasia State Park
Anastasia State Park has a host of activities — bicycling, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. As a bonus, the beach is walkable from the campsites. There are nearly 2,000 acres of sand dunes, tidal marshes, beaches and maritime hammocks. The campground contains 139 sites with electricity, water, a picnic table, an in-ground grill and a fire ring.
11. Fort Pickens Campground
In between the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay is the Fort Pickens Campground. Here you can hike, enjoy the beach and all the activities that come with it, explore Fort Pickens and other military entities close by. The two hundred campsites feature water hookup, picnic table, electricity hookup and grills/fire ring.
12. Juniper Springs National Recreation Area
Juniper Springs National Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest is a great place to set up camp and enjoy the crystal clear freshwater spring. Enjoy kayaking and canoeing down the seven-mile Juniper Run, along with bicycling, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. There’s so much to do here, there’s something for everyone, like nature viewing, outdoor learning, water activities, and more. Juniper Springs has 79 campsites to choose from with their own amenities.
13. Fort De Soto Park
Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg has it all! Great beaches and excellent wildlife are at the top of the list. Fort De Soto consists of nearly 1,200 acres made up of five interconnected islands. These islands are home to mangroves, beach plants, wetlands, hardwoods, hammocks, and lots of native plants. Over 328 species of birds have been documented here over the past 60 years. In addition to the beaches, enjoy walking trails for nature walks, fishing piers, swim centers, playgrounds and picnic shelters. The 236 campsites are equipped with picnic tables, grills, water, electricity, washers, dryers, restrooms, showers and a campground store.
14. Lion Country Safari KOA
With a name like Lion Country, would you not expect adventure? Wake up to the sounds of wild Africa at the Lion Country Safari KOA, as it’s adjacent to a wild animal preserve and theme park. This unique and exhilarating experience will definitely remind you that you’re in the great outdoors. If you love animals in their natural habitat, you’ll love this camp experience. Fall asleep to the sound of lions roaring, feed the giraffes, visit a petting zoo, ride the Rio Grande Train and Moreau. Experience all the great outdoors has to offer and enjoy the best of Florida, with West Palm Beach nearby. Their campsites are not bad either, with 50 max amp, a year-round pool, WiFi, pavilion and playground.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does it cost to live in an RV park in Florida?
The cost to live in an RV park in Florida depends on where you stay and how long you choose to live there. The cost can be as low as $400 a month or as much as $2,000 a month.
Is it cheaper to RV or stay in hotels?
In the larger scheme of things, when compared to staying in a hotel, renting an RV, or owning an RV, we’ve found that it’s cheaper to rent a small RV, travel the country, and live where you want to live for as long as you choose to, than to stay in hotels.
Florida has a lot to offer when it comes to nature, beaches and attractions. Let your next outdoor trip be in the sunshine state. Explore the best parks, beaches and wetlands the country has to offer.