Florida County Parks With Overnight Camping

Florida County Parks With Overnight Camping
Florida offers attractions for campers of all types, whether they enjoy fishing and boating on Florida's many lakes or just relaxing on sandy shores along the coast. County parks spread across the state offer overnight camping for both RV and tent campers. The campgrounds provide a choice of differing amenities and surrounding landscapes with a wealth of hiking, biking, and water sports for visitors.

Manatee Hammock

Located just inland from the Atlantic Ocean, Manatee Hammock is a campground just outside of Titusville, Florida, in Brevard County. Renowned for its unhindered views of space shuttle launches from the Kennedy Space Center, Manatee Hammock is a destination for RV and tent campers alike. The campground offers 152 RV campsites equipped with full hook-ups and 30 sites that only provide electric and water hook-ups. Visitors have access to such amenities as laundry and shower facilities, a group tent camping area, a swimming pool, a game room and free wireless Internet in the reception center. Campers can travel off-site to fish in the Indian River Lagoon or spend time bird watching.

Manatee Hammock

7275 South U.S. Highway 1

Titusville, FL 32780



Fort De Soto Park

On the western shores of the Florida Peninsula, in Pinellas County, Fort De Soto Park is positioned in the middle of a chain of five interconnected islands. Surrounded by white sand beaches, Fort De Soto Park provides campgrounds for visitors interested in multiple-day adventures around the islands. There are 236 campsites to accommodate guests; however, 85 of those sites are for tent camping only. All campsites are equipped with water hook-ups, 30- or 50-amp electrical service, picnic tables and fire grills. All campers have access to shower, restroom, laundry and dump facilities. Campers interested in staying at Fort De Soto Park during the months of January through April may only reserve campsites for a maximum of 14 days in a 30-day time period.

Fort De Soto Park

3500 Pinellas Bayway South

Tierra Verde, FL 33715




Peanut Island Campground

Just north of Miami, in Palm Beach County, Peanut Island Campground is situated on Peanut Island off the shores of Riviera Beach. The campground hosts 20 primitive campsites for tent campers; no electrical, water or sewage hook-ups are provided. Guests have access to on-site shower facilities, public restrooms and a group fire pit. Campers are only allowed one three-night stay in a two-month time period. Campers must make reservations by telephone three months in advance of arrival; walk-in camping is not permitted. Campers can bring pets, as long as they are constantly leashed and well-looked after.

Peanut Island Campground

6500 Peanut Island Road

Riviera Beach, FL 33404




Article Written By Jacob Hendriks

Jacob Hendriks' work has appeared in "The Western Front," "The Planet Magazine" and Trails.com. He graduated from Western Washington University with a major in international business management and a minor in Community Health. Hendriks' passion for sports nutrition and fitness, combined with experience as a personal trainer, has led him to pursue health-oriented journalism.

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