TOP 5 CAMPING SPOTS IN FLORIDA
Think about the beach, amazing views of the sky and crystal blue seas in acres. If you want your next outdoor experience, explore one of Florida’s nine greatest camping spots. Here’s our list for your next camping experience in Florida!
1- CALADESI ISLAND STATE PARK
If you’re looking for a primitive camping experience along with tons of sport activities, this place will be the best choice for you. Caladesi Island State Park offers magnificent camping spots on one of the few fully natural islands on the Gulf Coast, with a range of activities for swimming, sunbathing and the beach along the white sandy beaches. The Park also offers good fishing, great walking routes, amazing possibilities for bird viewing and canoeing and kayaking.
2- FORT DE SOTO COUNTY PARK
Interesting name for a park, isn’t it? You can be sure it lives up to its name. Fort De Soto is composed of five amazing islands encompassing over 1,100 acres of land and has award-winning beaches. This campsite has everything for everyone, rafts, canoes and hikes. There is even a “fort” with fireworks, guns and galleys. Towards the top, have a look at the park and Tampa Bay.
3- JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK
All in one! This site has everything you want from a to z. Along with kayaking and canoeing in The Loxahatchee River, there are various campsites that can take your horse in if you have one. The Park provides a choice of two campgrounds. The River Campground is situated about 4 miles from the park entrance and Pine Grove on the east side of the park. You can access water, electricity, a table and a barbecue in each of these campsites, but sewers are only available at Pine Grove.
4- KELLY PARK/ROCK SPRING
Our next spot will give you the calmness you need. Kelly Park is a favorite recreation place with the magnificent natural free-flowing Rock Springs and a quick and clear river in the center. There is a camping site in Kelly Park, including shaded areas, picnic areas and children’s playground, and a full-service concession. In addition, Kelly Park includes Camp Joy for group camps with accommodations in the dormitory or tent, a dining room with a kitchen, conference rooms, picnic lobbies and a wide range of amusement activities such as swimming, basketball and horseshoeing. Other walks, mountain biking, swimming, snorkeling, tubing, paddling, and wildlife activities include walking, canoeing and throughout the park.
5- BAHIA HONDA STATE PARK
Bahia Honda State Park is one of the most southern parks in Florida on Bahia Honda Island in the lower Florida Keys, and is famous for its gorgeous beaches, great snorkeling and magnificent sunsets. Two campgrounds, called Buttonwood and Bayside, are accessible for camping in the park. Buttonwood provides a range of camping sites, ranging from huge motorhome settlements to tents with gravel sites, water, picnic tables and grills. The campground offers a bathroom with toilets and heated showers and a dumping station with views of the sea. On the other side, Bayside is a much smaller campground which has eight campsites including no electricity but picnic tables, barbecues and water. There is a little toilet next door and campers may take hot showers in the bathroom at Buttonwood.