With a vast supply of landscapes, there is a large variety of camping spots in Florida. It’s warm winters draw people from all of over the world. It is home of the alligator, flamingo, Florida panther, bottle-nosed dolphin, and manatee.
From tropical beach camping to pristine cold springs in the forest, there is an enormous amount of variety.
Important things to know when camping in Florida
Be prepared for Florida’s unique needs. Prepare for the heat and the power of the sun. Keep yourself shaded, hydrated, and protected from the mosquitoes. Be aware that ANY body of water could have an alligator in it.
With these simple things taken care of you can enjoy the unique beauty that Florida offers.
Here are some favorite areas.
Anastasia State Park
This park has 1,600 acres of unspoiled beaches, marshes, and maritime hammocks. A rich ecosystem with abundant wildlife.
The park is open from 8 am to sunset, 365 days a year.
Located on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Birds like bald eagles, laughing gulls, and the great blue heron make this there home.
Recreation options include Fishing, Hiking, Biking, and Kayaking. Also within walking distance is the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Hosting a variety of activities throughout the year.
It has 139 campsites that are walking distance from the beach. RV and tent camping is available. Maximum length for RVs is 40 feet.
All sites have electric and water, a grill, picnic table, and fire ring. There is a communal dump station available for free for all registered campers. Pets are permitted in the campground.
There are 4 bath houses with hot water showers and laundry facilities.
You can visit the park for just $8 for the day per vehicle.
Camping is $28 per night plus a $7 registration fee.
The park is located at 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32080. The phone number is 904-461-2033.
St. Augustine is the nations oldest city. Here you will find a vast array of attractions. In the historic district you will find horse drawn carriages on brick-lined streets, hidden gardens, unique restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.
Reserve a spot early, this place is popular and fills up fast. You can Register online at Reserve America or call 1-800-326-3521 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
The next epic Florida camping spot
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
This park is located at 500 Wonderwood Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32233. Phone number is (904) 249-4700.
This is a huge park, with over 300 wooded campsites.
The park entry fee for day use is $5 per vehicle. The fee for camping $20 for tent camping and $34 for RV.
They can accommodate up to a 45 foot RV.
Water and electric hookups are available at each site. A dump station, restroom and shower facilities, 24 hour security, a camp store, and kayak and bicycle rentals are available.
Access to 1.5 miles of sandy beach with several access points. Also, a 60 acre fresh water lake for kayaking and fishing. In addition, it has over 20 miles of biking and hiking trails.
Newly available registration online. Also, first come, first serve use.