Great Florida RV ParksSeptember 2020
By Kevin Mims, Visit Florida
It’s no secret that Florida is one of the most popular destinations for RVers, especially in the winter months. RV parks in Florida, which are readily available, range from rustic retreats all the way up to high-end private resorts.
Florida Caverns State Park, Marianna
We’ve got more than our fair share of natural wonders, but one of the most interesting has to be Florida Caverns, State Park. See colorful stalagmites, stalactites, and other formations on the cave tour. Hiking, biking, equestrian camping, and kayaking on the Chipola River can be done right at the park, plus there is a nine-hole golf course.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Santa Rosa Beach
Hook up at one of 156 big-rig friendly sites at Gregory E. Moore RV Resort and take a tram down to one of the most unbelievable beaches in the state. Hiking trails showcase Morris and Campbell Lakes, two ultra-rare coastal dune lakes that can only be found in a handful of places in the entire world.
Fort Pickens Campground, Pensacola
The farther you drive back on Fort Pickens Road in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the further back in time it feels. Two hundred sites are nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay, offering a great location for hiking, beach activities, or exploring Fort Pickens and other nearby military gun batteries.
George Island State Park
It’s located in a section of Florida known as the Forgotten Coast, but camping here is anything but forgettable. St. George Island always gets great reviews acknowledging it as one of the best RV parks in Florida. Bring boats, swim trunks, and plenty of sunscreen for this one.
Juniper Springs National Recreation Area, Ocala
Set up camp at Juniper Springs in the Ocala National Forest, and you’ll learn what the fuss is all about. Don’t miss a kayak or canoe trip down 7-mile Juniper Run, one of the most breathtaking and popular paddling trips in the country.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Orlando
Disney, you say? Yep, RV camping at Fort Wilderness is pretty darn nice. Of course, it’s about as family-friendly as it gets — pet-friendly, too — and is an affordable lodging choice if you are planning to visit the theme parks. You’ll have easy access to the Magic Kingdom and the ability to see fireworks right from the campground. Give it a shot; you’ll definitely be surprised.
Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg
This mega county park has it all — great beaches, excellent wildlife viewing, and tons of history, making it one of the best something-for-everyone RV destinations. See the park by bike, by kayak, or by foot on one of several nature trails. Of course, you’ll want to set aside plenty of time for relaxing on the beach or in camp.
Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys
Located at Mile Marker 36.8 on Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda State Park is one of the most sought-after camping locations in the country. It can be a little tricky to get a reservation — this goes for everywhere in the Keys — so make sure to do some advance planning if you are looking to get a spot in paradise. There’s only one problem: You can’t stay forever.