Types of Camping
Being outdoorsy and finding it odd to set up a tent among a sea of RVs, we prefer campgrounds that cater to tent campers only, or smaller trailers and camper vans. We also enjoy staying in cabins in the woods. If you backpack like we do, Florida also has lots of primitive camping locations you may want to consider for an overnighter away from it all. Savvy locals know that we have lots of quiet camping spots at county and city parks, on water management lands, and our wildlife management areas.
Both Florida State Parks and Florida State Forests have contracted Reserve America to manage their camping reservations. National Forests and Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds use them as well. Every reservation through Reserve America incurs an add-on fee and a full night’s cancellation fee. You won’t find that the case at county and city parks.
Our go-to destinations for great camping in Florida where you can settle back into the woods and enjoy nature. These campgrounds are generally very quiet and some are quite remote. A few that are in busier parts of Florida are chosen for their beautifully canopied campsites.
State Park Campgrounds
While our state parks are popular winter camping destinations for fleets of RVs that stream in from up north, that means those of us who live here have a tough time finding a campsite on weekends during prime hiking season. Click on each park page for details and reservation links. All Florida State Park reservations are handled by Reserve America, 1-800-326-3521.
State Forest Campgrounds
State forests provide another alternative for camping. They generally have smaller campgrounds, usually well tucked into the woods or along a lake. Facilities tend to be more basic. Click on each forest page for details about its campgrounds. Some of these forests have multiple campgrounds in different locations. All Florida State Forest reservations are handled by Reserve America, 1-800-456-2267