Make New Memories. Discover New Places. Explore Florida State Parks!
We’ve hand selected some of our favorite parks for you to enjoy! If you book now, you can get one night free when you make your early reservations from April 4 – April 30 for stays this year between June 1 – September 30 at select campgrounds.*
O’Leno State Park, High Springs
O'Leno State Park is located on the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River and a perfect location for fishing or canoeing. The shady, full-facility campground is the perfect place for a relaxing overnight stay just six miles north of High Springs.
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, Keystone Heights
Located on rolling sandhills in Keystone Heights, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park offers hiking and wildlife viewing; and swimming, canoeing or fishing on the lake. Nestled under the trees are 3 full-facility campgrounds and vacation cabins to extend your stay.
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Micanopy
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is Florida’s first state preserve and is now designated as a National Natural Landmark for the area´s natural and cultural history. Full-facility campsites are available to spend extra time to explore the many trails and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs
Situated on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will take you back in time. Visit the museum featuring exhibits about Forster’s famous songs, check out the Craft Square including demonstrations and listen for the Carillon Tower ringing throughout the day as you explore the grounds. For overnight stays, visitors can camp in the full-facility campground or stay in a cabin.
Colt Creek State Park, Lakeland
Colt Creek State Park is more than 5,000 acres of native Central Florida habitat, a place to explore the natural communities and wildlife that make the park special. Visitors can enjoy multi-use trails shared by hikers, bicyclist and those riding horseback. There are several different kinds of camping experiences including primitive campsites, an equestrian campground, a group campground and a newly opened family campground with tent and RV sites.
Tomoka State Park, Ormond Beach
Camp where early Native Americans once lived off the fish-filled lagoons. Tomoka State Park offers scenic oaks that abound with wildlife to view while exploring the hiking trails or along the river. Tomoka is a bird-watcher's paradise, with over 160 species sighted and a protected location for the endangered West Indian manatee.
Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring
One of Florida's oldest parks, Highlands Hammock State Park is known for its beautiful old-growth hammock and thousand year old oaks making a spectacular location for camping. Explore the area and view wildlife along the elevated boardwalk through a cypress swamp or ranger-guided tour. Make sure to stop by the museum to learn more about this unique park.
Lake Manatee State Park, Bradenton
Located 15 miles east of Bradenton, discover the beauty along the south shore of beautiful Lake Manatee. The lake offers excellent freshwater fishing and easy access to the lake for boating, canoeing and kayaking. RV and tent campsites are located just a short walk from the lake.
Hillsborough River State Park, Thonotosassa
The swiftly flowing Hillsborough River includes a set of Class II rapids with opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Make sure to make time to book a ranger-guided tour of the Fort Foster Historic Site, a reconstructed Second Seminole War Fort. There are full-facility, youth/group and primitive campsite options to choose from.
Koreshan State Park, Estero
Go back in time at Koreshan State Park. Discover a preserved early 20th century pioneer settlement now listed on National Register of Historic Places including 11 historic buildings. Ranger, docent, and self-guided tours will help you appreciate the many hardships and triumphs these settlers experienced. The park also offers many of the outdoor activities you expect from a Florida State Park including hiking, camping, picnicking, and fishing that make this park worth more than a day trip.
Collier-Seminole State Park, Naples
Collier-Seminole State Park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. Access the Blackwater River for a day canoeing or hike several miles on the trails. After a day exploring, stay at one of the campsites including electricity, water, a grill and picnic table.
Myakka River State Park, Sarasota
One of Florida’s largest state parks, Myakka River State Park offers plenty of adventure for the entire family. Explore the wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands by hiking, lake tours or safari tram tours. Full-facility campgrounds and primitive campsites are available to extend your trip to see as much as possible during your stay.
Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey
Oscar Scherer State Park is best known for wildlife and viewing the popular Florida scrub-jays, gopher tortoises and indigo snakes. In addition to viewing wildlife, an array of other land-based and water-based recreational are available including primitive camping, as well as RV and tent campsites fully equipped with electric and water hook-ups.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound
Loxahatchee River, Florida's first federally designated "Wild and Scenic River," winds its way through the Jonathan Dickinson State Park under a canopy of cypress trees. Visitors can arrange boat tours of the river and rent canoes, kayaks and motorboats for fun-filled days for the entire family. The park also offers two full-facility campgrounds and a youth/group primitive campground.
*Eligible parks include O’Leno State Park, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, Colt Creek State Park, Tomoka State Park, Highlands Hammock State Park, Lake Manatee State Park, Hillsborough River State Park, Koreshan State Park, Collier-Seminole State Park, Myakka River State Park, Oscar Scherer State Park and Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
** Book 3 consecutive nights for stays between June 1-September 30, 2018. Bookings must be made from April 4-April 30, 2018. Offer not valid for stays during holidays (July 1-4 or August 31-September 3). Only one discount per customer. Offer not applicable for current bookings. Promotion available for reservations made online or by phone, which must be completed by April 30, 2018 at 11:59 Eastern Time (ET). All reservation policies and fees apply.
Call toll-free (800) 326-3521, (866) I-CAMP-FL or TDD (888) 433-0287.
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Twenty-one parks from Pensacola to the Florida Keys provide cabins for overnight stays. For reservations, call toll-free (800) 326-3521, (866) I-CAMP-FL or TDD (888) 433-0287. Make reservations online. Learn more about Reservation Information here.
Located just south of Tallahassee at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, the Wakulla Springs Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the 1930s, the lodge features 27 guest rooms, each with a spacious marble bathroom, walk-in closet and antique or period furniture. All rooms have a telephone and data port.
Five state parks provide boat slips with water and electricity. Boaters have access to the state park's restrooms, showers, pump-outs and other amenities. Boaters can also anchor overnight in Biscayne Bay at Bill Baggs Cape Florida and in Largo Sound at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Parks.
Equestrian camping is available at several state parks. Amenities vary by park and range from ride-in primitive to areas suitable for rigs. Some equestrian campsites include paddock or stable facilities and restroom with showers. Call the individual park for details and reservations.
Developed group camping is usually reserved for an organized group of six or more people camping together and sponsored by, affiliated with and/or members of a recognized, registered, non-profit organization. They may or may not be members of an association, but are under the sponsorship of a recognized community organization, such as a church, benevolent or civic service club. One chaperone 21 years of age or older is required per 10 children.
Capacity and amenities vary by park, but most accommodate at least 20 and provide picnic tables and a ground fire ring. Priority at these sites is given to youth camping groups. Fees vary from $1 to $5 per person, per night and reservations must be made directly with the individual park.
Three parks offer developed group camps: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, O'Leno State Park and Wekiwa Springs State Park. Developed group camps consist of permanent facilities, and may include cabins, kitchens and dining halls, etc. Each group facilities camping area may offer different amenities. Fees range from $150 to $500 per night; an additional per person fee of $5, per night may apply. Reservations must be made directly with the individual park.
Pets are not allowed in developed group camps.
The park closes at sundown. If arrival is anticipated after sundown, a leader or chaperone must call before 5:00 p.m. on the day of arrival to obtain the gate combination. All campers must be set up before quiet time at 11:00 p.m. Check-out time is 1:00 p.m.
Many state parks provide primitive campgrounds for those who enjoy secluded areas. Primitive campgrounds are areas designated for camping that have limited improvements such as a fire ring, cleared or partially cleared sites for tent camping, and if possible, potable water. These areas are not a part of the base campgrounds or cabins and are available to individuals who want to carry their camping gear, sometimes miles, to the campsite. Amenities and accessibility vary. These sites generally have no electric power, and may or may not have potable water or convenient bathroom facilities and are typically accessible by foot, bicycle or canoe/kayak only. The fee for primitive camping is $5 per person, per night. Call the individual park for reservations.
Pets are allowed in most primitive campsites.
Primitive group camping is available for organized groups. An organized group is six or more people camping together, sponsored by, affiliated with and/or members of a recognized, registered, non-profit organization. They may or may not be members of an association, but are under the sponsorship of a recognized community organization, such as a church, benevolent or civic service club. One chaperone 21 years of age or older is required per 10 children.
Capacity and amenities vary by park, but most accommodate at least 20 and provide picnic tables and a ground fire ring. The fees for group camping vary from $1 to $5 per person, per night. Reservations for primitive group camps must be made directly with the individual park, up to 11 months in advance.
Priority is given to youth groups (i.e., an organized group in which at least half of the individuals are younger than 18 years-old) in the primitive group camps. Adult groups (I.e., an organized group in which at least half of the individuals are 18 years of age or older) may make reservations up to 30 days in advance with the expectation that the reservations will not be superseded and canceled because of late reservation request by a youth group.
The park closes at sundown. If arrival is anticipated after sundown a leader or chaperone must call before 5:00 p.m. on the day of arrival to obtain the gate combination. All campers must be set up before quiet time at 11:00 p.m. Check-out time is 1:00 p.m.
Pets are allowed in most primitive group camps.
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