Southern Florida State Parks With Camping

Southern Florida State Parks With Camping
Southern Florida's State Parks offer a variety of activities year round. Camping in these parks visitors can experience oceanfront, mossy forest, dunes and other settings during their stay. When traveling to southern Florida State Parks there are a number of parks that offer on-site campgrounds.

Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park is located on Bahia Honda Key in the Florida Keys. The park is known for its white sand beaches, snorkeling and colorful sunsets. There are three campgrounds in the park including Buttonwood, Sandspur and Bayside. Buttonwood has 48 tent, trailer and RV sites. All campsites are gravel paved and have electricity, water, a grill and picnic table. There are ocean front sites available along with hot showers, boat docks and a dump station. Sandspur is located under large trees and caters to tent camping. RVs over 14 feet are not permitted and sites feature water, a grill and picnic table. Select sites have electricity and ocean front sites are available. Baywood has just eight sites, has a vehicle restriction of 6 feet 8 inches and features a small restroom with electricity. All sites have water, a grill and picnic table. Visitors can enjoy beach-going activities, bicycling the park's 3.5 mile paved road, bird-watching, boating, fishing, hiking the parks nature trails, swimming, snorkeling and wildlife viewing. Pets are welcome and cabin rentals are also available.

Bahia Honda State Park
36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, Florida 33043
305-872-2353
floridastateparks.org/bahiahonda/

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is located approximately six miles north of Key Largo and has approximately 70 nautical square miles as an underwater park. The on-site campground offers 47 tent and RV sites with water and 30- or 50-amp electricity. It can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet and features restrooms with hot showers, toilets and a dump station. Visitors to the park can enjoy two man-made beaches for snorkeling the remnants of an early Spanish shipwreck, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and hiking the park's three nature trails. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park operates four boat tours for visitors to see park's coral reef system and snorkeling or scuba diving along these tours is the park's main attraction.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
U.S. 1 Mile Marker 102.5
Key Largo, Florida 33037
305-451-1202
floridastateparks.org/pennekamp/

Collier-Seminole State Park

Collier-Seminole State Park is located approximately 20 minutes drive from Naples. This 7,271-acre park lies near the Everglades within the mangrove swamps of southern Florida. The campground has 120 tent, trailer and RV sites capable of accommodating RVs up to 60 feet. Sites have water and electricity and it features restrooms with showers, a playground, grills and allows pets. Visitors can experience a 3.5-mile off-road biking trail along marsh, hammock and pine flatwoods; kayaking; and canoeing through a 13.6-mile canoe trail on the Black Water River. Campers can also boat, fish and hike the park's 6.5-mile nature trail.

Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 E. Tamiami Trail
Naples, Florida 34114
(239) 394-3397
floridastateparks.org/collierseminole/

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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