Due to its pleasant weather, Florida is one of the most popular destinations for RVers, and it also has some of the best RV parks in the country to accommodate sunshine seekers.
If you’re looking for an exciting, adventurous RV destination, Florida has some of the best in the country. Here are five of the best RV parks and campgrounds in the state to check out on your next trip south.
You’ve heard of beachside RV parks, but Camp Gulf is actually on the beach in scenic Destin. Open your front door every morning to sugar sand beaches and the emerald waters of the gulf coast. Destin is a paradise for those looking to kick back, relax, have a cocktail, and read a good book with their toes in the sand.
Relax all day on the beach, or venture into Destin for some fabulous shopping and delicious seafood. Camp Gulf is outfitted with all the amenities you will need, plus two heated pools, a spa, golf cart rental, and even soft serve ice cream.
Park your RV in the same place that men launched from to walk on the moon. The launches are still going on today with both NASA and the U.S. Air Force periodically launching vehicles into space, so you’ll have prime viewing from Jetty Park. Make sure to book ahead of time if you know a launch is imminent.
There are more than rockets launching—you'll spot cruise ships, submarines, and a host of different marine life along the Atlantic coast. You also get all your creature comforts as well with full amenities, large pavilions, fire pits, and 24-hour gated security.
Come to play with the manatees at Nature's Resort RV Park located in historical Homosassa Florida. You are surrounded by 97 acres of freshwater streams, rivers, wildlife sanctuaries, and yes, you can even swim with the Homosassa manatees. Follow the Halls River where you can charter a boat for world-class offshore and deep-sea fishing.
On-site amenities include food, 30- and 50-amp hookups, laundry, clean showers, basketball, and volleyball courts. For those staying for an extended period, Nature’s Resort has bingo, dances, and potlucks so you can meet your fellow campers.
Talk about location. There are several KOA campsites across Florida, but this one gets the nod due to its unique location. The Orlando/Kissimmee KOA is in the heart of central Florida, a hot spot for several attractions. You are right next to Disney World, Universal Studios, Legoland, and Sea World.
The park itself has many of the amenities that you would expect from a KOA, such as full hookups, 24-hour laundry, Wi-Fi, sauna, and even a private pool open year-round. This KOA is an excellent stop on the way to Disney and if you want a more affordable RV park to stay in the area.
If you need a place to stay in Miami, consider Larry and Penny Thompson Park & Campground. The Thompson Park campground is owned and operated by Miami-Dade County, and is close to plenty of South Florida action. The park is equipped with 240 full hookup sites and plenty of features. There are four bath and laundry facilities, camp store, picnic shelters, and more.
If you find yourself tired of exploring the heart of Miami or nearby Everglades National Park, there is plenty to do right at the 270-acre park including fishing or swimming in their pond, jogging or biking along the trails, or taking in a sunset. Leashed pets are allowed in the RV camping area.
Both Flamingo Lake RV Resort and Pecan Park RV Resorts are great places to stay in Jacksonville, but Pecan Park RV Resort gets the nod due to asphalt RV spots compared to dirt at Flamingo.
Asphalt isn’t Pecan’s only feature. You can pull through the spacious full hook-up sites to enjoy your stay in Jacksonville and enjoy a lunch at your picnic table. There are gas refills, full laundry facilities, and on-site storage. For boredom, there’s a pool, clubhouse, outdoor games, planned activities, and even on-site fishing. Enjoy your time more in Jacksonville by spending your nights at Pecan Park RV Resort.
If staying active while full-time RVing is essential to you, then Buttonwood Inlet RV Resort is your destination. This gorgeous resort is nestled into the sleepy town of Cortez, Florida on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Cortez offers a variety of activities that are sure to tug at the heart of any adventurer looking to do more than sitting on the shore after pulling up.
Take advantage of all the warm weather the gulf has to offer at Buttonwood with kayaking, fresh and saltwater fishing, or taking in the views with a pleasant stroll. If you’re feeling lazy, the resort has horseshoes, a picnic area, and even a library in the clubhouse. Buttonwood also has amenities, such as Wi-Fi, digital TV, full hookups, and is pet-friendly.
If you’re enjoying the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, you can enjoy it around the clock when you choose Lazydays RV Park. Lazydays is both pet and kid-friendly with plenty of fun to keep both occupied. The park outfits you with full hookup sites to keep you powered up and since this is the same Lazydays as the dealership you know your ride will be well taken care of with on-site detailing and carpet-cleaning services, as well as on-site propane delivery.
They also take care of you with complimentary Wi-Fi, cable, coffee, and access to the amenities. There are laundry facilities, hot-shower bathrooms, and a long list of activities from basketball to doggie obstacle courses hosted by a full-time activities coordinator. There’s a lot to see in the Tampa Bay area, but you may not be able to leave the park when you stay at Lazydays.
If you’re ready to take your RV trip as far south as possible, you can stay at welcoming Bluewater Key RV Resort. This is one of the most beautiful resorts on our list, as you’ll be stationed right on the deep blue water of the Keys. Every site is privately owned and landscaped with verdant tropical plants and other shading plants. The sites are large, outfitted with full hookups, and you can choose a spot on the Bay or a canal spot with its private dock.
The resort also comes with a pool, activities park, dog park, bright and clean laundry facilities, propane exchange, on-site trash collection, and much more. If you want to be pampered and genuinely enjoy your time in Key West, head straight to Bluewater Key RV Resort.
St. George Island State Park is our most private RV park on the list, but that’s what you want when you visit the ‘Forgotten Coast’ of Florida. Though you’re isolated, you still have plenty of great amenities and features. The park features 60 RV sites with electrical and water hookups and a nearby dump station. The spaces themselves are surrounded by historical dunes that allow you to sit and admire the island’s beauty directly from your pad.
St. George is a State Park, so there’s plenty of great outdoor amenities including hiking and biking trails, exhibits, and all the on-the-water fun of the St. George Sound. You can’t technically call it a park amenity, but expect a nighttime sky ablaze with stars at this beautiful park.