Jacksonville, Florida, Campgrounds

Jacksonville, Florida, Campgrounds
Jacksonville, Florida, is the largest city in the state and is divided by the St. Johns River. There are beaches on the Atlantic Ocean where surfers, anglers, snorkelers, scuba divers and sea-kayakers can find opportunities for their respective sports. Jacksonville has the Tree Hill Nature Center, an ecological preserve with hiking trails and interpretive center, and the 14.5-mile Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail for bikers and runners to enjoy.

Flamingo Lake RV Resort

The Flamingo Lake RV Resort is "big-rig friendly." RV hookups include 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV and Wi-Fi. The resort allows pets and offers a dog walk area for off-leash play by the four-legged visitors. There is a bonfire area, showers, bathrooms, laundry facility and a lake for fishing on the grounds. Surfers can catch waves at the beaches outside the city, within a 30-minute drive from the resort.

Flamingo Lake RV Resort
3640 Newcomb Rd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
(904) 766-0672
flamingolake.com

Riverfront RV Park

George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and the Little Talbot Island State Park are within an hour drive of the Riverfront RV Park, offering opportunities for fishing, sea-kayaking, wildlife watching, snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming. The Riverfront RV Resort has sites for most size RVs and tent campers. The resort allows pets. RV sites have 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer and cable TV hookups. Guests can use the showers, bathrooms and the laundry room, all found within the resort.

Riverfront RV Park
8364 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
(904) 251-3191
riverfrontrvpark.com

Little Talbot Island State Park

Visitors to the Jacksonville area can choose the Little Talbot Island State Park and its campgrounds. There are camp sites for RV and tent campers. Tent sites are primitive and have access to water for drinking and cooking. RV sites have water and 50-amp electricity. All sites, tent or RV, have fire rings and picnic tables. There are showers and toilets on the grounds, and RV campers may use the dump station. Pets are allowed but must remain leashed at all times. There is sea-kayaking, bird-watching and snorkeling right from the park. Kayakers may be able to catch the occasional view of manatees. Birdwatchers can try to spot osprey, bald eagles and flamingos.

Little Talbot Island State Park
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32226
Phone: 904-251-2320
stateparks.com/little_talbot_island.html

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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