Campgrounds in Volusia County, Florida

Campgrounds in Volusia County, Florida
Volusia County stretches along on Florida's Atlantic Coast from Canaveral National Seashore to Ormond Beach. The heart of this section of coastline is the Daytona Beach area, famous for race cars, motorcycles and wide beaches. Quieter sections of the coastline can be found south where New Smyrna Beach and Canaveral National Seashore draw avian and human visitors looking to escape Northern winters. Hikers looking for inland pursuits will find a wildlife corridor stretching from interior Volusia County across central Florida to Ocala where Florida black bears survive in the midst of the development that has overtaken much of the state. Throughout Volusia County campers will find spots to pitch a tent as they enjoy the mixture of excitement and solace that the area offers.

Blue Spring State Park

The St. Johns River forms the western boundary of Volusia County as it winds through east-central Florida toward its mouth in Jacksonville. Blue Spring State Park protects 2,600 acres surrounding a first magnitude spring on this river. The constant 72-degree water attracts swimmers escaping the summer heat and manatees seeking a winter refuge. The park offers overnight guests rental cabins and a developed campground where campsites suitable for RV or tent camping are provided with electric and water hookups. Additional park features include a boardwalk, paddling on the St. Johns River, picnic areas, restrooms and concessions. Primitive campsites and additional rental cabins are available at adjacent Hontoon Island State Park, and equestrian camping can be found across the river in Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park.

Blue Spring State Park
2100 W. French Ave.
Orange City, FL 32673
(386) 775-3663
floridastateparks.org/bluespring

Daytona Beach KOA

South of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach KOA offers RV and tent campsites to visitors looking to enjoy seasonal events such as Bike Week and the Daytona 500. Close proximity to the Interstate 95-Interstate 4 interchange enables tourists to use the park as a base camp for trips to the beach, Orlando theme parks, Kennedy Space Center and historic St. Augustine. Guests returning to the campground can take advantage of the free wireless Internet, a pool, a bathhouse, a playground and laundry facilities to meet the logistical and comfort needs for another day's adventures.

Daytona Beach KOA
3520 S. Nova Road
Port Orange, FL 32129
(386) 767-9170
koa.com/where/fl/09335

Lake George State Forest

The St. Johns River separates the Ocala National Forest from Lake George State Forest in northwestern Volusia County. Pines, oaks, and cypress cover the landscape of Lake George State Forest where primitive campsites can be near the St. Johns River. Paddlers can launch from the bank to cruise the river while anglers fish from boat or shore. The nearby conservation lands of Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, Heart Island Conservation Area, De Leon Springs State Park and the Ocala National Forest augment the hiking, biking, and horseback riding of Lake George State Forest.

Lake George State Forest
5458 N. Hwy. 17
De Leon Springs, FL 32130
(386) 985-7822
fl-dof.com/state_forests

Sunshine Holiday Daytona RV Resort

Near Interstate 95 north of Ormond Beach, Sunshine Holiday RV Resort provides tent campsites with no utilities in addition to its full hookup RV sites. Near the park guests will find Tomoka Creek State Park, Bulow Creek State Park and Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park offering paddling and hiking along Florida's east coast. Within the resort, campers can relax in the heated pool or socialize with other resort guests on the shuffleboard courts. Additional resort amenities include a playground, a recreation center, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard courts, a picnic area, a racquetball court, miniature golf, restrooms, showers and laundry facilities.

Sunshine Holiday Daytona RV Resort
1701 N. U.S. Hwy. 1
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
(877) 277-8738
rvonthego.com

Tiger Bay State Forest

Visitors looking for more than beach, bikes and NASCAR in the Daytona area will find Tiger Bay State Forest on the inland of Daytona Beach. The forest encompasses a large wetland broken by lakes and pine islands. Equestrian and hiking trails within the forest are included in the Division of Forestry's Trailwalker and Trailtrotter Programs. Buncombe Hill Trail offers hikers a 2-mile loop while Rima Ridge Equestrian Trail allows 5.5 miles of the forest to be viewed from horseback with equestrian campsites located on the trail. Two primitive campgrounds within the forest require a forest use permit from the forestry office.

Tiger Bay State Forest
4316 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
(386) 226-0250
fl-dof.com/state_forests

Tomoka State Park

Tomoka State Park features saltwater fishing, paddling and birding on a narrow peninsula between the Halifax River and the Tomoka River north of Ormond. While the park does offer a half-mile hiking trail, the park is best explored by kayak or canoe through the creeks that cut through the park and the boundary rivers. The sea trout, snook and redfish in these waters give anglers an opportunity for excellent table fare. A developed campground within the park offers campers 100 campsites with water, electric, picnic table and grill. Campground facilities include restrooms, hot showers and a playground. Leashed pets are welcome.


Tomoka State Park
2099 N. Beach St.
Ormond, FL 32174
(386) 676-4050
floridastateparks.org/tomoka

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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