Florida Lake Campgrounds

Florida Lake Campgrounds
Most people think of Florida for its miles of pristine, white beaches, but the state also houses an abundance of freshwater lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the boating, fishing and canoeing opportunities found in Florida's lake areas, as well as the opportunities for viewing wildlife in its natural habitat. The state offers a wealth of wooded, private campsites for those visiting the lake areas of Florida.

Three Rivers State Park

Three Rivers State Park is two miles from the city of Sneads, in Florida's panhandle. The park is located on Lake Seminole, which offers opportunities to fish and boat. The campground offers 30 sites, with some located directly on the lake. Sites include electricity, water, fire ring, grill and picnic table, and pets are allowed. The campsites are shady and private. Several sites accommodate pull-throughs and the maximum RV length is 40-feet. The park has group camping facilities and one lakeside cabin. There is a picnic area, playground, restrooms, showers and dump station. Canoeists can rent canoes at the park. There is a 100-foot fishing pier and boat ramp for boaters and anglers to use to fish Lake Seminole. Approximately two miles from the park is the Chattahoochee River, offering more opportunities to fish and boat.

Three Rivers State Park
7908 Three Rivers Park Rd
Sneads, FL 32460
(850) 482-9006
floridastateparks.org

Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Louisa State Park is located in Clermont, in the northern regions of central Florida. The park is approximately 20 miles west of Orlando, on Lake Louisa. There are 60 tent and RV campsites offering water, 30-amp or 50-amp service, fire rings, grills and picnic tables. The park also has primitive and equestrian campsites. Maximum RV length is 115 feet. The park offers a dump station, picnic area, bathrooms and showers. Boaters and anglers will appreciate the four lakes located within the park's boundaries. There are launches into Lake Louisa, Dixie Lake and Hammond Lake. Smokehouse Lake is accessible only by four-wheel drive. Boats powered by non-gasoline engines are the only ones allowed on this lake. Hikers, bikers and equestrians will appreciate the park's 16 miles of trails.

Lake Louisa State Park
7305 US Hwy 27
Clermont, FL 34714
(352) 394-3969
floridastateparks.org

Lake Griffin State Park

Lake Griffin State Park is located in the northern section of central Florida, approximately two miles north of Leesburg. The park offers anglers and boaters a chance to experience Lake Griffin, the eighth-largest lake in the state of Florida. The park's campground offers 40 tent and RV sites, with seven pull-throughs. Campsites are private and shaded and include water, electricity, picnic table, fire ring and grill. Maximum RV length is 40-feet. The park has a dump station, restrooms, showers, picnic area and playground. Boaters and anglers can utilize the park's boat ramp, which leads to Lake Griffin, which then travels into the Ocklawaha River, where freshwater fishing opportunities are abundant. The park has canoe rentals and offers a one-half mile nature trail.

Lake Griffin State Park
3089 US Hwy 441-27
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 360-6760
floridastateparks.org

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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