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.
No RV? No Problem
If you’re dreaming of enjoying the beach from the comforts of your own RV…but you don’t own one…don’t fret. RV rental is now easier than ever.
You can rent an RV from Atlanta (or where ever you call home) and drive it to one of these locations like we did. Or, better yet, rent from an owner who will deliver it to the RV resort.
It’s a great way to road-school and work remotely, while still enjoying the Sunshine State.
For example, this gorgeous Class A sleeps 7 and includes tons of upgrades including a huge shower, bunks with TVs, a separate master, RO water filtration system, full size fridge and freezer, washer and dryer, and more.
If it were up to me, I’d go for this 40ft 2-bedroom 5th wheel that you can have delivered and set up in Destin, Pensacola or PCB. It’s gorgeous inside
Pack up your RV and get ready to head to Northwest Florida, where you’ll find beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, caves, scuba diving, and some truly amazing RV resorts.
Emerald Coast RV Resort is located outside Panama City Beach and is full of all the family-friendly fun you’d expect out of such a great location!
Here you’ll find full amenities for your RV. They offer pull-through and back-in, big-rig-friendly sites that can accommodate up to 75’ RVs. And if you don’t own a RV yet, this resort also offers lakeside 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom park models – like tiny houses – to rent (or buy)!
The resort offers some great amenities like – not just one heated pool, but two! You’ll also find a hot tub, laundry facilities, a pet area, a fitness center, playground, bike rentals, bocce ball, volleyball, and more! And although it may be hard to leave the resort, if you venture out to explore Panama City Beach, you’ll find beautiful beaches of course — but also fun experiences like the Coconut Creek Family Fun Park or Shipwreck Island Waterpark!
High bluffs overlook the Apalachicola River at Torreya State Park, and that’s just one of the things that make this Florida state park so beautiful.
Torreya State Park in northwest Florida is just a short 45 minutes southwest of Bainbridge, GA. You’ll find lots of camping, hiking, fishing, and amazing views of the river from some of the campsites here.
For campers, there are 30 shaded campsites that feature water and electric hook-ups. There are also restrooms and showers located in the campground. For those who want to take a break from the RV for the night, there’s also a yurt available that sleeps 5.
Carrabelle Beach RV Resort is one of those places that truly has something for everyone – couple, kids, and even dogs will have a blast here!
Located across the Apalachicola Bay from St. George Island and just steps away from the beach, Carrabelle Beach RV Resort offers modern RV sites on concrete pads. The sites feature full hook-ups, water, electric, Wi-Fi, cable, and a picnic table.
Family and friends without a RV can join you here too! The resort also offers resort cottages, cozy cabins, and stilted cottages and bungalows for rent here.
The resort offers so much to do! Of course, you have easy access to Carrabelle Beach – and it’s a pet-friendly beach! The resort also has a fenced dog run and pet play area for your four-legged family members. For the humans in your group, you’ll find a large swimming pool, a playground, a fish-cleaning station, a clubhouse, laundry facilities, and a convenience store.
You’ll never have to leave, and you definitely won’t want to!
Located in Lake Talquin State Forest – this is one campground that will really help you escape from it all!
Just 20 minutes west of Tallahassee, the campground here doesn’t have electric or water hook-ups – which make it the perfect campground for boondocking!
You’ll find this campground located on the northern side of Lake Talquin, where you can enjoy canoeing, boating, fishing, and kayaking. You’ll find a fishing pier, boat ramp, and restrooms on site.
Within the state forest there are hiking trails, biking trails, and equestrian trails too!
Vortex Spring is known as one of the best and largest diving resorts in the United States, and now you can take your RV and stay there!
Vortex Spring is the place to be for swimming and diving enthusiasts alike. They’ve got a massive diving facility, 10 slides, a spring, and nature trails.
The best part? They’ve got 40 water and electric spots right behind their dive shop, so after a day of diving you won’t have to go far to relax! Each site has a picnic table and grill. And although they don’t have full hook-ups, they do have a dump station on site.
Camping with a side of learning to scuba dive? Sounds perfect!
Just over the Georgia border you will find a place where you will absolutely want to park your RV – Florida Caverns State Park!
This state park features extraordinary caves that you can explore. Take in the beauty of all the stalactites and stalagmites in the large, underground rooms!
Once you see how amazing the caves are, you’re going to want to stay onsite. Enter: the campgrounds! The park offers 35 campsites with electric and water hook-ups for RV camping, so you can explore to your heart’s content.
In addition to cave tours, there are trails to explore near the campground that follow the Chipola River. There’s also a museum, a playground, kayaking, equestrian trails, and boating here. You’ll never run out of things to do!
Want to stay at a state park that’s just full of beautiful beaches? Then Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park is for you!
This 1,962-acre barrier island state park offers 60 campsites with electric and water hook-ups, and a dump station nearby. The campsites are just a quarter mile from the beach and the Gulf – so you’ll be able to easily access all the sunset views you can handle!
Within the state park, in addition to the beach, you can also find fishing, hiking trails, boating, fishing, and birding. And because this state park features miles of undeveloped beaches, you can experience some of the best stargazing around!
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 hookup, 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.
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.
Park your RV, open your door, and look right out onto the Gulf of Mexico! Red Coconut RV Park in Fort Myers Beach is the place to make that happen.
At this vintage RV park, you’ll find a concrete slab, full hook-ups, basic cable and internet service, and a picnic table too. The best part? Your four-legged family members are welcome here!
The beachside park holds 60 RV sites, but they also offer additional RV sites and rental homes just across the street. Jet skis, wave runners, and parasailing are offered nearby.
Red Coconut is conveniently located near stores and restaurants. Laundry facilities are on-site, shuffleboard courts are available for your use, as well as a clubhouse — where special events are held throughout the year.
Don’t forget the beach! With 450′ of beachfront property — you’re going to be thrilled you decided to visit here.
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More Florida RV Parks
You’ll find so many more amazing RV parks throughout the state. In this section, our friend Bryanna Royal gives us the scoop on a few of Crazy Family Adventure‘s favorites!
On the eastern edge of the state, in St. Augustine, Anastasia State Park is another great stop for RVers.
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.
Heading now to central Florida, 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 RVs 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 amenities like a swimming pool, hot tub, playground, tennis and pickle ball courts, mini golf, and a lake to fish in, you’ll always have something to do at Thousand Trails Orlando.
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 accommodate up to 45′ rigs.
Enjoy their pool with corkscrew waterslide or check out some of the resort’s planned activities for the whole family. They also have unique experiences like horseback riding, canoeing, and archery. In the wintertime, enjoy a sleigh ride.
Make sure you reserve a golf cart here too — this resort is so big, that a golf cart will not only make getting around easier, but will also up the fun factor!
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.
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.
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 camp store 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*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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