Melbourne, Florida Campgrounds

Melbourne, Florida Campgrounds
From primitive lakefront campsites to developed campgrounds by the beach, the Florida east coast city of Melbourne has a place to pitch a tent for campers of many inclinations and experience levels. These campgrounds make attractive destinations by themselves and are effective base camps for excursions throughout the east coast of Florida because of U.S. 192 linking Melbourne with the theme parks of the Orlando area and Interstate 95 running north to Daytona and south to Fort Lauderdale.

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Anglers can target shark, Spanish mackerel, redfish and snook on the jetty, beaches and lagoon of Sebastian Inlet State Park. Ecotourists can take guided walks led by park rangers during summer months as sea turtles come ashore to nest. Surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving are popular in the waters along the beach, and on the mangrove side of the park kayakers glide along Indian River Lagoon. These natural attractions make camping popular at this park where tent campers and RVers can find a site with water, electricity, grill and picnic tables. Bath houses, a boat ramp, museum, playground, bike paths and hiking trails round out the amenities at this park.

Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South A1A
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
(321) 984-4852
floridastateparks.org/SebastianInlet

Three Forks Marsh Conservation Area

The 52,000 acres of the Three Forks Marsh Conservation Area allows campers to find a remote campsite west of Melbourne. Managed by the St. Johns Water Management District, the area provides an area for airboating, hiking, canoeing, biking, and fishing in addition to primitive camping. To reach the gates of the marsh from Melbourne, take Interstate 95 south to the Malabar Road (CR 514). Head east on Malabar Road to Babcock Road (CR 507). Turn west on Babcock Road until Fellsmere Grade, then turn west. Camping reservations can be made through the St. Johns Water Management District.

St. Johns Water Management District
(386) 329-4404
sjr.state.fl.us

Wickham Park and Campground

Wickham Park and Campground features wooded campsites with water and electricity inside the city of Melbourne. This Brevard County Park offers tent and RV campers recreational facilities that include an archery range, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, softball fields and lake swimming. Trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use also traverse the park. The surrounding city ensures provisions are readily available, and the park provides an excellent base camp for explorations beyond Melbourne to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Kennedy Space Center and Atlantic Ocean beaches. On-site amenities include restrooms, dump station and laundry facilities.

Wickham Park and Campground
2500 Parkway Drive
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 255-4307
campingspacecoast.com

Article Written By David Chandler

David Chandler has been a freelance writer since 2006 whose work has appeared in various print and online publications. A former reconnaissance Marine, he is an active hiker, diver, kayaker, sailor and angler. He has traveled extensively and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida where he was educated in international studies and microbiology.

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