12 RV Parks In Florida That You Should Totally Visit

Florida is one of the great vacation destinations in the United States. A great way to see the state and find your favorite spot is by taking an RV road trip. There are plenty of options of RV parks in Florida and here are some of our favorites.

Camp Gulf

One of the very best RV parks in Florida has to be Camp Gulf. Located on the panhandle, this RV resort is literally right on the white sand. One of the rows of RV sites pulls up to view the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and your tires are in the sand.

Unfortunately this row isn’t full hookups, as they only have water and electric, however Camp Gulf employees do come around with the honey pot when your tanks are full. Other amenities this park offers are two swimming pools, one of which they put a huge cover over during the winter months so it stays warm and comfortable all year round.

The park also has some great cabin rentals that they offer. We stayed in the Beach House cabin at Camp Gulf which is a 2 master suites and a super cool bunk room that has 6 bunk beds. Our kids loved it! The cabins have everything from cold air conditioning to cable TV.

The property is located in a great location as it’s just outside the hustle and bustle of Destin, but still within walking distance on the beach to great restaurants.

Grayton Beach State Park

About 25 miles down the road from Camp Gulf is Grayton Beach. This state park has one of the most beautiful beaches as the sand is as soft and white as snow. This campground has a mix of premium RV sites, tent sites and even a couple of teepees.

The premium sites include full hookups and either a cement or gravel pad. The tent sites offer water and electric and are located in a more rustic part of the park. All sites include a fire ring for some great camp fires.

About a 10 minute walk from the campground you can get to the beach. Being a state park, there isn’t as much of a crowd as at other resort beaches. Plus the sunset is amazing.

Also from Grayton Beach, just a short bike ride away is the town of Seaside, where the Truman Show was filmed. This quaint little town has a really cool row of Airstream trailers that are outfitted as food trucks. It’s definitely worth a stop.

Anastasia State Park

On the eastern edge of the state, in St. Augustine, Anastasia State Park is another great stop for RV’ers.

This state park offers the perfect mix of beach and attractions as downtown St. Augustine is just a short drive away. At the park, you can kayak, fish, swim or hike to get your outdoor adventure appetite satisfied.

Then drive into St. Augustine to soak up the history and the night life at one of their fantastic restaurants.

Thousand Trails Orlando

Heading to the central part of the state, Orlando is home to some of the best theme parks in the world, and it also has a few great RV parks.

Thousand Trails Orlando is one of the most family friendly parks we have been to. This is a popular destination for families who travel full time in their RV’s because it is part of the Thousand Trails network.

This RV park is about 20 minutes from Disney World, so it’s also a great place to stay without paying the big Disney prices.

With all the amenities including a swimming pool, hot tub, play ground, tennis and pickle ball courts, mini golf and a lake to fish in, you’ll always have something to do at Thousand Trails Orlando.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness

While saving money by staying at a less expensive RV park is a thrifty way to save money, staying at Disney property is a whole different experience. If Magic Kingdom is the happiest place on Earth, then Fort Wilderness must be the happiest campground on Earth.

While they do pack the campsites in pretty tight, big rigs are still welcome here as they accomodate up to 45′ rigs. Enjoy their pool with corkscrew waterslide and check out some unique activities like horseback riding, canoeing or archery. In the wintertime, enjoy a sleigh ride.

A Disney visit wouldn’t be complete without a character experience and at Fort Wilderness is no exception. They have Campfires with Chip and Dale as well as In-Room celebrations with the characters.

There are several dining options in the campground which are all Disney themed and build upon the magic of the place.

Getting to the theme parks is very convenient from Fort Wilderness as they offer the water ferry to Magic Kingdom.

Highlands Hammock State Park

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path in the Sunshine State, plan a trip to Highlands Hammock State Park.

At Highlands Hammock, you’ll hike through swamps on a wood plank path. You’ll see a ton of wildlife, maybe even some alligators. This park is very rustic, but the hiking trails make it worth a stop.

At Highlands Hammock, you can visit a small museum in the park that tells the story about how and why the park was built. It was part of the Civilian Conservation Corps back in the 1930’s to put Americans back to work after the Great Depression.

Miami Everglades RV Resort

Heading to the southern end of the state, Miami is a great place to visit. Whether you’re looking for night life or family friendly activities, Miami has it. Just outside of the craziness of Miami, you’ll find the Miami Everglades RV Resort.

This resort is a great place to stay because you’re just a short drive from the city as well as the Everglades National Park. That’s another hallmark destination in south Florida.

Miami Everglades RV Resort has just about everything you could wish for in an RV resort. There are full hookups sites, which is a necessity as the electric will be required to run your air conditioning in this heat zone. The property is super pet friendly having great walking trails for people and pets as well as a great fenced in dog park.

Miami Everglades also has a huge pool and a hot tub along with a playground for the kids, shuffle board, pickle ball and basketball courts, and probably the best mini golf course that we have played at an RV park. Ever! There is a campstore in the front office that you can grab some light groceries and refreshments.

The other thing Miami Everglades has is a ton of space just to run around. Our kids really appreciate an open field that they can just run and be free in. This was a huge plus for us.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

If you’re on the southern end of the state, a trip down to the Florida Keys is a must. There are a ton of options of RV resorts and campgrounds in the Keys, but the state parks are your best bet when it comes to the cost of it and the Keys are home to some of the best state parks in the country.

The first campground you’ll come across in the Keys is John Pennekamp State Park. John Pennekamp is located in Key Largo. This campground has a decent amount of RV sites, so we were lucky enough to find open spots several times throughout our trip.

Each of the 47 campsites at John Pennekamp are full hookup. There is also a boat launch at Pennekamp, which is great for the boating community. Also at this campground, there are 2 beach areas here that are great for spending the afternoon.

One thing to know about Florida Keys beaches is that they aren’t made up of soft sand like in Destin. It’s pretty rocky and overall rough on the feet. This is because, as in the name, it’s a coral reef park. That’s great for snorkeling and scuba diving, but not for hanging at the beach. So be prepared with the proper footwear when going in the water and you’ll be just fine.

The main attraction at John Pennekamp is the snorkeling and scuba diving. Just off the coast of Cannon Beach, there is a Spanish shipwreck that offers a great diving experience. They have tours that go out and they also rent all the equipment you’ll need if you don’t have your own.

Another great activity at Pennekamp is kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. These are all for rent for a reasonable price and the 2.5 miles of mangrove trails offer a great spot to explore.

Curry Hammock State Park

Heading further south in the Keys, another recommended campground is Curry Hammock State Park. Located just outside the town of Marathon, you’re close to a town with great restaurants and shops, but secluded enough to feel you’re on your own private island.

This state park is smaller and doesn’t have as many activities, but might have been my favorite. It was quiet and had a total tropical vibe. There’s a small playground for the kids to play and actually a small sandy beach to explore and swim.

Each campsite is lined with trees giving a lot of privacy as well as a picnic table, charcoal grill and water and electric.

Curry Hammock is a great choice if you’re looking for a quiet tropical getaway.

*Be sure to check park conditions following Hurricane Irma.

Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park is on the south end of the 7 Mile Bridge. This is another picturesque state park in the Florida Keys. You’ll find a great beach that has actual sand so swimming is a great activity here.

There are kayak and SUP rentals to explore more of the water, but since you’d be kayaking in more open water near the ocean, it is much harder than going through the serene mangrove trails at John Pennekamp. I learned the hard way.

This state park is also close to Marathon, so you have all the amenities the town offers very close by.

*Be sure to check park conditions following Hurricane Irma.

Fiesta Key

Fiesta Key, located at Mile Marker 70, offers scenic sunsets at Sunset Point as well as a fantastic restaurant Lobster Crawl Bar and Grill. Lobster Crawl’s outdoor seating area which is right on the water is almost enough to book a stay.

Fiesta Key has plenty of RV sites, some even that back right up to the water, test sites, cabins and trailers that they rent out.

Being in the Keys and fishing being one of the most popular pass times, Fiesta Key has a marina as well as spots to fish from. Top that with a great pool and hot tub, this is a great place to stay.

*Be sure to check park conditions following Hurricane Irma.

Sunshine Key

A little further south you’ll find Sunshine Key, located at Mile Marker 50. This resort also has cabins, RV sites and tent sites. Sunshine Key has a fantastic pool that really gives it a resort type feel.

There is a marina at Sunshine Key that is home to several manatees. These beautiful, peaceful creatures hang out in the marina and you can get an up close view of them.

Sunshine Key is also closer to Key West and you can easily do a day trip down to Key West to enjoy the fun and craziness and then head back to Sunshine Key and the middle keys.

*Be sure to check park conditions following Hurricane Irma.

Florida is home to a ton of RV parks and offers tons of options from very affordable state parks to super luxurious resorts. These RV parks are a great escape from the cold winters of the northern states.

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Bryanna, her husband, 4 kids, and 2 dogs sold everything, bought an RV and have been traveling full-time around the US since May 2014. If they aren’t out climbing mountains, hiking to a waterfall or playing at the beach they are most likely at the local donut shop trying to find the best donuts in the US! They write about things to do with kids at the destinations they visit, deepening your family bond through travel, full time family travel and working from the road at www.crazyfamilyadventure.com.

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Bryanna, her husband, 4 kids, and 2 dogs sold everything, bought an RV and have been traveling full-time around the US since May 2014. If they aren’t out climbing mountains, hiking to a waterfall or playing at the beach they are most likely at the local donut shop trying to find the best donuts in the US! They write about things to do with kids at the destinations they visit, deepening your family bond through travel, full time family travel and working from the road.
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7 Comments on "12 RV Parks In Florida That You Should Totally Visit"

  1. Golan Manor | 01/03/2018 at 4:35 am | Reply

    Honestly, I don’t visit Florida for the RV. As a family man, it is always about Ocean Part and beaches. But this article is awesome and very informative i might consider bringing the family to check out the RV for a side trip. Been traveling around every summer since college. Now that i have a family, we went for a trip last year our 1-year-old kid. It was a fascinating trip. Would have been ruined if I did not check in our car seat, thanks to our car seat cover https://goo.gl/bNM3U5 we were able to gate check our car seat.

  2. Jerry Read | 01/28/2019 at 5:48 pm | Reply

    Would like brochures

  3. Must you have a motorhome for most of these parks or will camper be ok?

  4. Almost all the State Parks in the Keys are booked solid throughout the winter. We have been trying to get into Pennekamp, Bahia, Sunshine for several years. We get online the recommended months before our trips to no avail. Very disappointing but we understand the popularity. Most of the Florida state parks are that way.

  5. Everglades is a great resort as is fiesta key. Pennekamp is always booked way in advance unless you find a lucky day here or there. Disney fort wilderness we booked 6 months ago and we’ll be there October 2020 ( it’s only 50 miles away ). Tropical palms in Kissimmee is a nice place to stay next to old town and not far from the big parks.

  6. The reality is salt water and sand do not discriminate against the coaches, 5th wheels and pull behinds they try to destroy. I’ve lived in Florida since 1989 and the state does a fantastic job with most of her facilities. The Keys sites are a crap shoot. I’ve been told that, gasp, there is even some favoritism to long time campers going year after year. Private RV campgrounds are an even bigger crap shoot unless you can afford to stay at “resorts”. Unfortunately they are rarely “quaint”, contain hundreds of sites that use the “sardine method”. My wife and I sold everything and 5th Wheel full time. It requires much work searching online (including Reviews), even more work calling and asking questions to get a feel for the type of Park and the attitude of management (are they short and/or rude with you). If you’re smart, you include Google Earth as part of your arsenal(I find GPS coordinates more often than not).
    Everything changes. The RV Campground industry is going through changes now now that fewer and fewer RVs are sold and on the road. Like anything else you spend your money on….let the buyer beware.

  7. Would like more info on RV parks in Florida on or close to the beach. We travel while kids are in school, fall thru spring. Large motor home with truck in tow.

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