9 Most Thrilling Tenting Spots In Florida


Florida is one of the best destinations to enjoy different types of outdoor experiences, and camping is one of the most unforgettable. The bright weather, lush nature and many bodies of water form a perfect combination to set the stage for an enjoyable camping experience. With the lush nature found in many parks in the Sunshine State, there are many places to enjoy this outdoor adventure and these are the most exciting.

9 Everglades National Park

In addition to its abundant wildlife, Everglades National Park is also a great place to camp. Many of the campgrounds within the park have hundreds of campgrounds that accommodate both RVs and tents, and also offer amenities like electric hook-ups, disposal stations, and heated showers. Camping here is an opportunity to enjoy exceptional wildlife. Campers will be faced with some of the rarest species on the planet, from mammals to birds, reptiles and amphibians, some found nowhere else. Flamingo Campground and Long Pine Key Campground are the two developed campgrounds to choose from, but the park also offers wilderness camping as well as beach camping.

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8th Boyd’s Campground in Key West

Boyd’s Key West Campground is a unique place to enjoy camping in the southernmost part of the continental United States. This campground is rated as the best RV campground in Key West and is also a great campground for families. The campsite offers a beautiful tropical atmosphere and picturesque views of the endless expanses of the ocean. Its facilities include – heated pools, disposal stations and a restaurant. Campers can enjoy activities ranging from kayaking and canoeing to swimming, fishing, and boating. The campsite’s proximity to the city also means that it is easy to drive into town for more adventures.

7 Campsite Fort de Soto

Fort De Soto Campgrounds is located in Fort De Soto Park, southwest of St. Petersburg, Florida. While beaches are some of the most amazing things to enjoy in the park, camping is also an exciting thing here, and Fort De Soto Campground is the park’s most exciting campground. The campground offers RV and tent accommodation and has facilities such as electricity, water, picnic tables, bathrooms and a disposal station. While camping here, visitors have access to the beautiful beaches in the park where they can swim, boat, and fish. The park is also endowed with more than 300 species of birds providing great bird watching opportunities.

6 Blackwater River State Park

Blackwater River State Park is a place where you can enjoy amazing camping and exciting adventures at the same time. While the campground has 30 campsites with full hookups, the beautiful 90km river offers opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. The park has trails that are great for hiking and spending time in nature. Still, there’s no better way to spend time in nature in this park than camping. Amenities to enjoy at the park include – disposal station, electric hook-up, fire pits, BBQ grills, flush toilets and more.

5 Myakka River State Park

Myakka River State Park is one of the largest and oldest parks in Florida, and while it offers many opportunities for amazing adventures down the Myakka River, the park is also a great place to camp. The park has a total of 90 campsites across its 3 campgrounds and amenities include – electric and water hookups, a fire pit, laundry, bathrooms, showers and a disposal station. Kayaking, fishing, boating, and hiking are some exciting outdoor activities campers can enjoy at Myakka River State Park.

4 Rainbow Springs State Park

Along the mesmerizing Rainbow River is Rainbow Springs State Park’s campground with up to 60 campgrounds offering RV and tent accommodation. Visitors camping here will enjoy the beauty as well as many water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing and swimming. The park also features trails that provide opportunities for hiking, biking, and exploring the park’s fauna and flora. Some of the amenities you can enjoy at Rainbow Springs State Park campgrounds include: electric hook-up, clean water, hookups, BBQ grills, picnic tables, laundry facilities, a disposal station, showers and a pay phone.

3 Gulf Island National Seashore

Gulf Island National Seashore is one of the best places to experience a remote Florida camping experience. The park has two developed campgrounds and offers facilities such as restrooms, power points, picnic tables and drinking water. Visitors here are faced with views of beautiful white-sand beaches and plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, boating, and fishing.

2 Lake Kissimmee State Park

There’s something exciting about camping near bodies of water, and Lake Kissimmee State Park is one place where you can find that exciting vibe. The park has up to 60 fully serviced campgrounds and visitors have so much to do from canoeing to fishing to wildlife viewing. With up to 20 miles of trails, there are many hiking and horseback riding opportunities. In addition to the outdoor adventures, Lake Kissimmee State Park also offers visitors the opportunity to witness early Florida’s interesting cowboy heritage. This old Florida cowboy setting is located at Cowboy Camp, and the park’s horse trails set the stage for those who want to saddle up and be a cowboy for the moment.

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1 Bahia Honda State Park

Located in the Florida Keys, Bahia Honda State Park is one of the best places in the Florida Keys to enjoy a scenic and relaxing camping experience. The park is endowed with beautiful white sandy beaches that offer endless views of turquoise waters. The park has 3 campgrounds, each consisting of many campgrounds, some of which offer RV accommodation. Amenities offered at the campsites include – picnic tables, grills, bathrooms, showers and a disposal station. Camping here is a way to get easy access to beautiful beaches and also engage in outdoor activities like biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking. Watching the sunset on a beach and exploring the park’s wildlife are other must-do things for campers here.

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Joshua is a writer, explorer, adventurer and traveler. His curiosity is his ultimate drive and most of the things he is particularly curious about are the earth, archaeology, history, myths and the unseen world. Joshua loves singing and dancing as much as he loves food, farming, animals, writing and travelling. He’s a simple man who often attributes some of his happiest moments in life to small and natural things, like dancing in the rain and laughing at his own thoughts. Email him at [email protected]

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