Florida RV Camping and Campgrounds

RV camping is great in Florida! From clean white sand beaches to the Everglades, we will help you find the best RV camping sites in Florida. RV parks are located near Florida's favorite tourist attractions, and State Parks and Forests have developed campgrounds for RV camping. The US Army Corps of Engineers has fresh water based recreation areas that are great RV camping destinations, and for a more remote experience, don't forget about USDA National Forest lands available with developed and primitive campsites.

Florida Private RV Parks and Campgrounds

Federal RV Camping Information

  • National Park Service - NPS information about camping at National Park Service administered lands in Florida.
  • US Forest Service - USFS information about free dispersed camping (boondocking) and developed campgrounds in the USDA National Forests in Florida.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers - USACE/COE information about camping at Corps lakes in Florida
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service - FWS information about National Wildlife Refuges in Florida. Not all refuges allow camping.

State RV Camping Information

Campground Reservations

  • Camping Reservations - Make your campground reservation in advance and your campsite will be waiting for your arrival.

Florida RV Dump Stations

Florida Free Camping

Our Public Lands has information about finding remote free RV camping locations, and our Free RV Camping Section has ideas about free camping and overnight parking places you may not have thought about.

ALTOONA RV Camping Location - Altoona
The USDA Ocala National Forest offers free dispersed RV camping at 24 different designated camping areas. Developed campgrounds are also available with basic facilities.

EUREKA RV Camping Location - Eureka
East of Eureka in the USDA Ocala National Forest, free primitive RV camping (boondocking) is allowed at the Grassy Pond Recreation Area.

KENANSVILLE RV Camping Location - Kenansville
There are 3 designated areas suitable for RV camping located on the Three Lakes WMA (Wildlife Management Area). Fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, RV camping and more.

NAPLES RV Camping Location - Naples
Free primitive RV camping is permitted in Big Cypress National Preserve. Several designated no facility campgrounds are open all year, while other campgrounds have limited dates of operation.

OKEELANTA RV Camping Location - Okeelanta
If weekend camping fits your lifestyle, the Holey Land WMA (Wildlife Management Area) offers free dispersed RV camping (boondocking) only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

OLUSTEE RV Camping Location - Olustee
RV camping is allowed at several "Hunt Camps" in the USDA Osceola National Forest. These designated primitive camping areas are open year round and are great RV camping locations for those looking to get away from it all.

PITTMAN RV Camping Location - Pittman
RV camping is permitted at the Baptist Lake designated primitive campground near Pittman. This remote camping site has no facilities, but offers numerous outdoor recreation opportunities.

SOPCHOPPY RV Camping Location - Sopchopy
City park has water, electric, RV dump. boat ramp, fishing, fire rings, grills, and toilets. $5 for hookup space. HWY-98 to 319S. At Sopchoppy City Park sign, turn right on Shelton St, go 0.4 mi to Park Ave, turn left 0.5 mile to city park.

Florida Public RV Camping Locations

The following list shows only a few examples of RV camping sites in Florida public campgrounds. Public campgrounds offer amenities from full RV hookup campgrounds, to primitive no facility RV camping sites.

ALTOONA RV Camping Location - Altoona
RV camping is permitted at the USDA Alexander Springs Recreation Area located a few miles Northeast of Altoona. This campground offers water, RV dump station, boating swimming, fishing, scuba diving, hiking and more.

BUNNELL Bunnell RV Camping Location
Bull Creek Campground offers two lakes over 16,000 acres with campsite boat docking. 25 RV sites - 30' x 40' concrete pads with full hook-ups, 30/50 amp service, picnic tables at every site and baitshop and restaurant.

For more information call (386) 313-4020 and select option #1.

CHIEFLAND RV Camping Location - Chiefland
The Manatee Springs State Park has just about every outdoor recreation activity you can think of. The parks campground has 92 campsites with water and electric hookups. Fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, biking, scuba, and more.

CHIPLEY RV Camping Location - Chipley
Huge trees, deep sinkholes, and Florida's highest waterfall await you at Falling Waters State Park. 24 campsites with water and electric, and an RV dump station is available.

CLEWISTON RV Camping Location - Clewiston
USACE/COE (US Army Corps of Engineers) manages Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway. RV camping is permitted at several campgrounds. Developed campgrounds overview in the area.

  • Franklin North - Electric available RV campsites. RV dump as well as pull through campsites, fishing facilities and more await your RV camping trip.
  • St Lucie South - Electric and non electric campsites, RV dump station, boat ramp, and even a playground are available at this USACE campground.

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK RV Camping Location - Everglades National Park
Two campgrounds suitable for RV camping are located in the park. The park features endangered species, the nations largest subtropical wilderness, and offers numerous outdoor recreation opportunities.

FERNANDINA BEACH RV Camping Location - Fernandina Beach

Located in extreme Northeastern Florida, RV camping is available at Fort Clinch State Park. Over 60 full hookup campsites in two campgrounds. The park offers beaches, bicycling, fishing, hiking and more.

HIGH SPRINGS RV Camping Location - High Springs
Miles of hiking trails, and good fishing are only 2 reasons to head for O'Leno State Park on your RV camping trip. 61 campsites with water and electric RV hookups, grill, picnic table, and more.

HOLT RV Camping Location - Holt
30 water and electric campsites are available at Blackwater River State Park. This area is a favorite for kayaks, and wildlife viewing is excellent.

LITHIA RV Camping Location - Lithia
RV camping is available at the Alafia River State Park. Located in a reclaimed quarry, this interesting state park offers Florida's most extreme off road bicycle area. Camping facilities at this 30-site campground include water, 50 amp RV electrical hookups, RV dump station, and restroom facilities with showers.

OLUSTEE RV Camping Location - Olustee
67 campsites, many located on the water, are available for RV camping at the Ocean Pond Campground located in the USDA Osceola National Forest. Drinking water, RV dump, and even showers are available.

ORTONA RV Camping Location - Ortona
RV camping is available at Ortona South Campground. Fishing piers, RV sites with electric & water hookups, trailer dump station, showers & restrooms, and even clothes washers & dryers.

PANAMA CITY RV Camping Location - Panama City
White sand beaches and 176 campsites are available at St. Andrews State Park. Water and electric RV hookups are available by reservation at this popular park.

PENSACOLA RV Camping Location - Pensacola
Located on the Gulf of Mexico in the western "Panhandle" of Florida, RV camping is permitted at the Big Lagoon State Recreation Area. Boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, and more are available at this coastal park.

ST AUGUSTINE RV Camping Location - St Augustine
RV Camping, swimming, fishing, picnicking, hiking, wildlife viewing, boating, and more await you at Anastasia State Park. There are 139 campsites for RV and tent camping. Easy walking distance to the beach.

SUMATRA RV Camping Location - Sumatra
The USDA Apalatchacola National Forest offers developed campgrounds great for RV camping. The Wright Lake Campground has 20 campsites with picnic table, grill, and a fire ring. Drinking water is available. Flush toilets and hot showers. An RV dump station is available.

VILAS RV Camping Location - Vilas
Located in the Florida panhandle, numerous RV camping sites can be found in the USDA National Forest near Vilas. The Camel Lake Campground offers 10 campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and water.

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Federal Public Land
RV Camping Information

USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.

NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.

USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.

BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.

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RV Camping Ideas In Florida

Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in Florida. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.

Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.

  • Truck Stops - Asking permission is usually not a requirement Be considerate of the big rigs!
  • Walmart - Not all stores allow overnight RV parking in Florida due to city ordinances. Check store for policy.
  • Nightclubs - Had one too many or just pretending?
  • Grain Elevators - Ask where you can park your RV out of the way for the night.
  • Fraternal Organizations - VFW, Elks etc. may allow members free overnight RV camping.
  • Cemetery - Sounds creepy to us, but we've also heard they may have water available.
  • Fairgrounds - State and County facilities may allow RV camping when not otherwise in use.
  • Parks - City, County, State, and Community parks often have free RV camping.
  • Churches - You can almost make "reservations" by calling ahead for permission.
  • Hotel Parking Lots - Assuming a nightclub/bar is inside, had one too many or just pretending?
  • Truck Terminals - Parking areas for large trucks might allow you free RV camping permission.
  • RV Dealers - Pretty brave to us, but you could fit right in.
  • Cracker Barrel - These nationwide restaurants usually allow free overnight RV parking.
  • Movie Theaters - Too tired to drive home after the late show?
  • Highway Rest Areas - All rest areas allow a few hours of free RV parking, but noisy.
  • Drive In Movies - Got a small RV, park in the back row and enjoy the show. Fell asleep by accident right?
  • Vehicle Repair Shops - Need to see the repairman first thing in the morning?
  • Big Box Retailers - Kmart, Best Buy, Sams Club often allow free RV camping.
  • Roadside Parks & Picnic Areas - The early day version of the rest area.
  • As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in Florida. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.

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