Campgrounds Around Lake Wales, Florida

Campgrounds Around Lake Wales, Florida
Lake Wales, Florida, is where Edward Bok picked for his home, gardens and carillon tower preserved at the Bok Tower Gardens National Historic Landmark. The view from his garden overlooking the surrounding countryside entices visitors to search and find the hidden natural sights among the lakes, forests and rivers surrounding Lake Wales. There are campgrounds that provide convenient access to Bok Tower Gardens and the area.

Harbor RV Resort and Marina

Harbor RV Resort and Marina on the shore of Lake Rosalie provides boaters and fisherman with thousands of acres of water. In addition to its shady, full hookup RV sites, the resort has sites for tent campers with electric and water. The park has a pool, Wi-Fi, shuffleboard courts and marina. Beyond the park and Lake Rosalie, Lake Kissimmee State Park and Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park also offer hiking and equestrian trails.

Harbor RV Resort and Marina
10511 Monroe Court
Lake Wales, FL 33898
(863) 696-1194

Lake Kissimmee State Park

Fishing and boating on the surrounding lakes of Lake Kissimmee, Tiger Lake and Lake Rosalie bring day visitors and overnight guests to Lake Kissimmee State Park, east of Lake Wales. Campsites have electric and water suitable for tent or RV use. Two additional campsites allow primitive campers to pitch a tent along the miles of hiking trails running throughout the park. A cow camp is garrisoned during the cooler months of the year, allowing insight into the life of late 19th century settlers of central Florida. The park also features equestrian trails, a playground, boat ramp, picnic areas and marina. Leashed pets are permitted.

Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Road
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 696-1112

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

Twenty miles of the Florida National Scenic Trail run through Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, southeast of Lake Wales. Miles of additional trails ensure hikers a multitude of options as they explore the scrub forests where Florida scrub jays and red-shouldered hawks maintain watch. Primitive camping is permitted within the park with a permit from the forestry office and full-facility camping can be found at Lake Arbuckle Park and Campground, a county park near the Arbuckle Tract of the forest.

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
851 County Road 630 E.
Frostproof, FL 33853
(863) 635-8589

Article Written By David Chandler

David Chandler has been a freelance writer since 2006 whose work has appeared in various print and online publications. A former reconnaissance Marine, he is an active hiker, diver, kayaker, sailor and angler. He has traveled extensively and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida where he was educated in international studies and microbiology.

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