Zolfo Springs, Florida Campgrounds

Zolfo Springs, Florida Campgrounds
Campers looking for a place to stay will find a number of options a short drive from Zolfo Springs; each offers different opportunities for outdoor adventure. The Peace River draws paddlers looking for an easy trip along the quiet waters. When the water is low, fossil hunters sift the river bottom and riverbank for remains. Away from the river, hikers trek through Highlands Hammock State Park, one of Florida's oldest state parks. Anglers fish Hardee Lake for largemouth bass, bluegill and sunfish.

Hardee Lakes Park

Hardee Lakes Park, operated by the county, encompasses 1,200 acres and four lakes. The park's campground provides tent and RV campsites with water. Park amenities include picnic areas, playground, restrooms and showers. Campers can pedal, hike or ride horseback on the trails of Hardee Lakes Park. Boat ramps provide access to each of the lakes for campers not content with shore fishing. Leashed pets are permitted.

Hardee Lakes Park
5502 Ollie Roberts Rd.
Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 781-2594

Highlands Hammock State Park

The elevated boardwalk of Highlands Hammock State Park permits visitors to experience the cypress stands without getting their feet wet. Less than 30 minutes east of Zolfo Springs, this park has attracted visitors to its cypress swamps, oak hammocks, and scrub forest since 1931. Hikers and cyclists on the paths traversing the park may chance upon deer, ibis, alligators and the elusive Florida scrub jay. Campsites able to accommodate RV's up to 50 feet in length are accompanied by water and electric hookup. The park provides guests with additional amenities including restrooms, dump station, playground, picnic areas and a restaurant. Equestrian and primitive campsites are also available.

Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Rd.
Sebring, FL 33872
(863) 386-6094

Peace River Campground

A 20-mile drive south from Zolfo Springs to Arcadia, Peace River Campground provides river access and a boat ramp. In addition to pull-through, full-hookup RV sites, campers may elect to tent camp throughout the campground's wilderness. Spots along the river are popular. A pool, playground, propane and laundry are available on-site. Visitors lacking a boat may rent one from the campground and several outfitters in the area will not only rent the canoe, but shuttle you to launch and exit points along the river.

Peace River Campground
2998 NW Hwy 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
(800) 559-4011

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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