10 Best Places To Tent Camping In Florida

Vacation lovers always try for a new place. Each tourist place offers different types of joy. They search the internet or tourist magazines for variations in places. For the residents and tourists all over the world, one of the most choosable states in the USA is Florida. This is called the sunshine state. There are many nice places to tent camping in Florida. They are of different environments to offer.

First of all, we need to know about Florida a little bit before visiting. It has 12 million acres of public lands and 1300 miles of coastline. There are nice beaches, coastline, forests and rivers for recreation. Many outdoor attractions are available here. Countless tenting camps are here and there.

Among them we are going to discuss a few of them. Various locations serve various facilities to serve.

1. Myakka river state park

Myakka river state park
Myakka river state park

For the beauty lover, this place will make them happy. In this natural place you can find wild animals like turkey, heron and panther. The environment has made the place a good habitable place for living. Many other small animals are also available here. Those Who are fond of river water then this place is ideal for traveling.

Hikers can tread along 38 miles of loop. Almost ninety campsites are in the state. Daily boats are arranged here for tourist visiting. Photographic scenes are very natural here. There are electrical facilities, fire rings, washroom facilities are available on each 40 yards of distance.

2. Jonathan Dickinson state park

Jonathan Dickinson state park
Jonathan Dickinson state park

This magnificent park consists of 16 natural communities to attract visitors. It is located on the north of the lake Burt Reynolds estate which is a famous one. The Loxahatchee river flows through it. It is called the river of turtles. The area is shaded by cypress trees and edged by Mangroves. Both turtles and alligators are available here. Two campgrounds are available for reservations.

The river Campground is located about four miles from the park entrance and Pine Grove is on the east side of the park. Electricity, water, table, grill are found on both campgrounds. Make sure to pack a stove before visiting there.

3. Fort De Soto campground

Fort De Soto campground
Fort De Soto campground

This is a good place for those who want to make tents on white sand. 238 campgrounds are available here. You can have seven miles of paved trails for traveling. The barrier free walking place feels like original nature. The pet friendly park is preferable for travelers who want to make camp with pets.

We can have fresh air from the watersides. If you are lucky, then you can meet sharks in the water. This sandy place is a good choice for dog walkers. Dogs also love to walk along with the sandy natural sight. Sound of fresh wind is amazing.

4. Anastasia state park

Anastasia state park
Anastasia state park

This Anastasia state park is a historical place to visit which is located in northeast Florida. Long hiking trail is available here for hikers. The ancient dunes’ nature trails attract all. About 123 campgrounds are located for your choice. The state park brings ancient history.

Coquina Quarry is located near the entrance of the park. Many years ago it provided rocks that were the foundation of the town st. Augustine. Campsites are made of wood to give privacy to visitors. You can take your favorite dog with you for a walk and it will love it for walking around in nature.

5. Blackwater river park

Blackwater river park
Blackwater river park

You can understand the environment of the place that is called blackwater. The bottom of the river is sandy. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom through it. Its uniqueness is well known to the World. The water seems clean blackish that touches the shore and makes a beautiful scene that attracts all visitors.

The water is not the only beauty here. The park forest is also a source of attraction. You can put a camp at the shore to watch the natural beauty of the water. Total 27 plots are available here. Large pine trees are visible from far away.

6. Rainbow springs state park

Rainbow springs state park
Rainbow springs state park

Ancient history is related to this place. A lot of places to camp and take a journey by boat in the water.  Try to bring your snorkeling gear For a happy journey. About ten thousand years ago people visited Rainbow springs for the first time.

Therefore, you can understand the importance of the place. There are trailers only or plots for making tents available here. The temperature here remains almost the same all around the whole year and that is seventy two degrees. These sites are like gravel and that is why your back will think you if you bring a ground trap.

7. Crooked river campground

Crooked river campground
Crooked river campground

The campsites here are full of magnolia, pine, oak and hickory. You can have so much privacy all over the place. The natural trail is cradled by withlacoochee forest. You can access river canoe trails that are about 14 miles long can be accessible from the campground.

Some extra facilities like fire ring, grill, restroom and showers are available here. This place is primitive and so visitors should bring their own food, drinks and other stuff with them during the whole duration of life. Pets are not allowed here. Therefore, don’t bring any of them with you during the vacation.

8. Suwannee river state park

Suwannee river state park
Suwannee river state park

The place is made to defend against Union navy gunboats. It is located between the Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers. The beauty of rain lilies is watchable during spring. Historical background is related to this Suwannee river state park. A nineteenth century steamship is placed here for the visitors to look at.

There are two ghost towns here that are reclaimed by the Sandhill wilderness that is home for diverging and imperiled native species. Visitors can visit this place by walking or by canoe. During the visit, the visitors can also experience the park’s historical sights that represent historical evidence.

9. Peace river RV & camping resort

Peace river RV & camping resort
Peace river RV & camping resort

The total area of Peace river RV & camping resort is 75 acres. Thousands of trails are available here. The place is nestled among the woods on the outskirts of Wauchula. The peace river runs a half-mile with the borders of the preserve. It offers visitors canoeing, fishing, kayaking and fossil hunting. Varieties of experience can be gathered from here.

Visitors can spend time in the river, nature and wildlife. You have options to experience water, or woods or trails. Very cool environment to make tents in different places. Amusement parks, art districts and big city arenas are placed here.

10. Wekiwa springs

Wekiwa springs
Wekiwa springs

This place has slopes of gently rolling hills. The main attraction is longleaf pine trees. There are sandhill habitats in abundance. About 60 wide spreaded campsites are located here. Some special facilities like electrical hookup, fire ring with grill, water and picnic table.

At the time of reservation, request for accessible campsites for confirming the place. In ranger stations, firewood is available to buy. The place has its own pet policy. Read those first before bringing your own pet. Well trained pets are welcomed here. It is recommended that you learn about the place before going there.

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Justin M. Neal
Justin M. Neal

Justin is a freelance writer specializing in adventure, camping, hiking, home improvement, pet and technology. He is an avid animal lover since he was a little boy. He lives with his wife Malina, son Oliver, and their purrfect angel cat, Fifi.

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