Best Tent Camping Florida  by Johnny Molloy

Best Tent Camping: Florida Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping Florida  by Johnny Molloy
From the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf Coast to the islands of the Keys, Florida was made for camping. Hundreds of miles of trails and thousands of miles of rivers lace the countryside around idyllic forest hideaways. But do you know how to find the right campgrounds? Acclaimed outdoors writer Johnny Molloy has traversed the entire state and compiled the most up-to-date research to steer you to the perfect spot!

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Trails from the "Best Tent Camping: Florida" Guide Book
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Alexander Springs is clearly worth preserving— an oasis in the forest and one of the outstanding physical features of central Florida. Imagine thrashing through broken woods and coming upon an up-well ...
Silver Springs, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
St. Augustine is noted for being one of the oldest cities in the United States. Anastasia State Park should be noted for its campground set in a coastal hammock, its unspoiled beaches, and general mar ...
Saint Augustine, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Bahia Honda is Florida’s southernmost state park, and therefore the southernmost state park in the United States. And the ecosystem here is as unique as its geographical distinction. Two of the three ...
Big Pine Key, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
This is the most remote and rustic campground you will find in this guidebook. But that is only fitting, for the Big Cypress National Preserve is a remote and rugged place. Vast tracts of cypress ...
Ochopee, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Big Lagoon is Florida’s most westerly recreation area. The water-dominated park has fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, and camping. Nearby Perdido Key Recreation ...
Pensacola, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
The Blackwater River enjoys a reputation as the cleanest river in the state of Florida. Most of its upper drainage flows through protected forest lands. The clear waters have a reddish tint from tree ...
Holt, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Every winter, manatees leave the cooling waters of the St. Johns River to make the tepid 72°F waters of Blue Spring their home. Now this park, home to Blue Spring, is a designated manatee refuge and i ...
Orange City, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
This recreation area on the shores of the Caloosahatchee River is a favorite of mine. Not only does it have a great campground with excellent walk-in tent sites (and a few duds), but it also offers re ...
Alva, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Small, quiet, and scenic. Camel Lake Campground has been revamped by the U.S. Forest Service, but its natural beauty needed no improvements: an open forest with an understory of grass that turns to br ...
Bristol, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Cayo Costa is a barrier island that is accessible only by water. A trip here calls for a little planning, but it’s more than worth it. If you like miles of unspoiled beaches, Gulf sunsets, and a tento ...
Captiva, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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The Chassahowitzka River Campground is at the head of a spring and makes for an ideal location to explore this watery Florida treasure. The Chassahowitzka River is the centerpiece of the 32,000-acre C ...
Homosassa, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Clearwater lake recreation area is an Ocala National Forest classic—updated to our times, of course. Set on the scenic shores of truly translucent Clearwater Lake, this campground has the right number ...
Paisley, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Other than the birds, Dead Lakes is very quiet. It’s not that the place is unappealing—it’s just near enough to the beach that most campers just pass it by. The name doesn’t exactly draw you in either ...
Wewahitchka, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
This is an underutilized South Florida inland resource. Leave the crowds on the beaches. The campground is situated in a pleasantly remote area. A raised crushed-shell road forms a loop around a shell ...
Indiantown, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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The campground comes with a million-dollar view. But the area came close to not having a campground at all. In the 1960s, a highway was slated to head down through this area. Conservationists banded t ...
Homestead, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
I was surprised upon seeing this 155-acre state park. The small size had me wondering just how good it could be. It was better than expected. Granted, the dimensions limit how much you can do and how ...
Chipley, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Flamingo was once a fishing village, cut off from the rest of Florida by the sea of saw grass known as the Everglades, accessible only by boat. Since that time, the park service has built a scenic ...
Homestead, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
The name of this state park emphasizes the uniqueness of the underground features here. Strange and fascinating rock formations characterize the cave, where a tour guide leads you safely past the many ...
Marianna, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Located in the most northeasterly corner of Florida, Fort Clinch State Park centers around American military history amid a scenic maritime ecosystem. The park encompasses a peninsula that is surround ...
Fernandina Beach, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Rolling hills in Florida? Yeah, that’s right. Gold Head Branch State Park is located on what is known as the central ridge of Florida and boasts some serious elevation changes by Sunshine State standa ...
Keystone Heights, FL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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