Campgrounds in Northern Florida

Campgrounds in Northern Florida
Northern Florida has a lot to offer to campers, regardless of their particular outdoor interests. With access to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, northern Florida has plenty of beachfront activities for campers. There are also rivers, lakes, wetlands and deep forests, where visitors can canoe, kayak, go tubing, hike and more. For an overnight, weekend or week-long stay, there are numerous public campgrounds to choose from.

Blackwater River State Park

Situated in northwest Florida, Blackwater State Park has a two-loop, 30-site campground. The sites in the park's pine forest accommodate both tent and RV campers. All of the campsites come with a picnic table and fire ring. There is a centrally-located shower house serving both campground loops, and a dump station is located near the main entrance. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming and tubing in the river and hiking are all available at the park. Blackwater River State Park is also pet-friendly.

Blackwater River State Park
7720 Deaton Bridge Road
Holt, FL 32564
(850) 983-5363

Grayton Beach State Park

For campers looking to pitch their tent near the beach, there is northern Florida's Grayton Beach State Park. Set in the north-central stretch of Florida's Gulf Coast, between the better known Laguna and Miramar beaches, the park has a two-loop, 34-site campground that caters to tents and RVs. The campground is lightly-wooded, offering some seclusion from surrounding development. Facilities include a picnic area and a shower house. Canoeing and kayaking are possible on adjoining Western Lake, and both freshwater and saltwater fishing are allowed in the park. There is also a hiking trail and swimming at the park's mile-long beach.

Grayton Beach State Park
357 Main Park Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 267-8300

Camel Lake Recreation Area Campground

Camel Lake is among the northernmost lakes in Florida's Appalachicola National Forest. The campground offers a mixture of tent and RV sites, and each campsite has a picnic table, lantern post, fire ring and barbecue grill. The park has a shower house, a swimming beach on Camel Lake and a boat ramp. Canoeing and fishing are available on Camel Lake. The 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail winds its way through Camel Lake Recreation Area, giving day hikers as many miles of trail as they can handle.

Wakulla Ranger District
57 Taff Drive
Crawfordville, FL 32327
(850) 926-3561

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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