Cocoa, Florida Campgrounds

Cocoa, Florida Campgrounds
Cocoa, Florida is on the banks of the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. There are miles of sugar-sand, sun-drenched beaches making it a prime spot for surfing, fishing, sea-kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. The Indian River offers fishing and canoeing on fresh water. Wildlife and bird-watchers have many opportunities to spot marine mammals such as manatees, and migratory sea-birds and flamingos. There are several campground and RV park options in the Cocoa area.

Sonrise Palms RV Park

The Sonrise Palms has sites for all size RVs and offers a range of amenities as well as full hookups (20-, 30- or 50-amp electric, sewer, water, Wi-Fi and cable TV options.) There is lake fishing available in the park. Pets are allowed if they are leashed. There are bathrooms and showers, a dump station and a guest house for visitor use. Beaches are within 15 minutes of the Sonrise where visitors can surf, sea-kayak and enjoy the sub-tropical sun.

Sonrise Palms RV Park
660 Tucker Lane
Cocoa, FL 32926
(321) 633-4335

Manatee Hammock Camping Area

Located along the Indian River, Manatee Hammock offers guests opportunities for fishing, kayaking and canoeing right from the campground. Lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of the occasional manatee swimming up the river. RV and tents can be accommodated. RV sites have 30- or 50-amp electric, sewer, water and options for cable TV and Wi-Fi hookups. Bathrooms and showers are on the premises for guest use and comfort. Those seeking salt water recreation can find it within 15 minutes from the campground at the nearby beaches of Cocoa and the coast.

Manatee Hammock Camping Area
7275 S. U.S. Highway 1
Bellwood, FL 32780
(321) 264-5083

Carver's Cove

Visitors to the Cocoa region who time the visits right may be able to catch a glimpse of the space shuttle launching from nearby Cape Canaveral. Regardless of the space shuttle launch, ocean activities abound near Carver's Cove RV Park. Surfers will find breaks along the coast, sea-kayakers can launch and play in the surf, and anglers can have a go at fishing the shores. There are RV sites with full hookups (30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer) as well as bathrooms, showers, and a dock for launching canoes and kayaks at Carver's Cove. Pets are allowed if leashed. Snorkelers can enjoy colorful dives from the beaches near Carver's Cove.

Carver's Cove
7625 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(321) 799-0343


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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