Madison, Florida, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Madison, Florida, Campgrounds & RV Parks
The county of Madison was named after the fourth President of the United States, James Madison, and the community of Madison has been designated as one of the "Best Little Towns in Florida" by Visit Florida. Nestled along Georgia's border and just a short drive from Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Madison features centuries-old landmarks, homes and antique shops. Recreation enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of activities including bicycling "The Loop," a 135-mile trail through Madison County, fishing, kayaking and swimming the 600-acre Cherry Lake, and hiking or cave diving at Madison Blue Springs. When traveling to Madison, there are a few campgrounds and RV Parks in the area from which to choose.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

Located on 85 acres in southern Madison County, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park is situated with easy access to Interstate 10. It has over 100 sites with 30- or 50-amp full hookups and pull-throughs for larger RVs. It features restrooms with showers, Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, and a pet-friendly policy. The on-site lake provides catch-and-release fishing and paddle boats.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
1051 SW Old St. Augustine
Madison, FL 32340
(800) 347-0174
(850) 973-8269
jellystoneflorida.com

Twin Rivers State Forest

Twin Rivers State Forest is located along the banks of the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers in eastern Madison, western Hamilton, and northwestern Suwannee counties. The forest boasts many natural communities including the sandhill, floodplain, swamp and sinkhole. Each community contains a wide variety of tree species including the American elm, river birch, water hickory, bald cypress, longleaf pine, turkey, and post and live oaks. Anderson Springs and Pott Springs are clear running springs also found in the forest and deer, quail, bobcat, otter, beaver, alligator and wild turkey are frequently seen. Full facility camping is not available, however, a few primitive camp areas are located along multiple-use trails. Popular activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing and wildlife viewing.

Twin Rivers State Forest
7620 133rd Rd.
Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 208-1460
fl-dof.com

Suwannee River State Park

Located approximately 20 minutes east of Madison, the 1,800-acre Suwannee River State Park is where the Withlacoochee River joins the Suwannee River. Along the river, visitors can find mounds of earthworks built during the Civil War to guard against Union Navy gunboats. The park boasts the state´s oldest cemeteries, a 19th century steamboat paddle-wheel shaft, and popular activities include hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. The on-site campground has 30 sites that can accommodate tent camping and RVs up to 45 feet. It features 50-amp electricity with full hookups, restrooms with showers, and pets are welcome. Cabin rental is also available.

Suwannee River State Park
3631 201st Path
Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 362-2746
floridastateparks.org

Article Written By A.C. Bauer

A.C. Bauer is a seasoned adventurist with explorations spanning four continents, including hiking Machu Picchu, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, running the Ice Age Trail and road biking out of her front door. She has written marketing materials for eight years and worked for Red Bull, Disney and Dick's Sporting Goods, and received a master's in recreation and sport science from Ohio University.

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