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4 Best Places to Camp in South Florida

1. Caladesi Island State Park

For all lovers of sea and oceans Caladesi Island State Park is one of the most attractive locations, it is placed on one of the Gulf Coast’s natural islands. It is also high on the list of best places to camp in south Florida of many experienced campers. This camping ground provides you with many different options for making fun, and you can swim, surf, play water games and many other things you like. It is the perfect location for sunbathing and beachcombing. Alongside these activities, you also can hike trails, watch birds, fish, canoeing and do a bunch of other things. You don’t have to worry if there is any marine nearby, because it is. It provides boat camping with electrical and water hookups. There you can find gift shops, snack bars and of course needed things for camping, such as picnic tables, picnic pavilions, and shelters. If you want to get to the Caladesi Island State Park, you can only do it by ferry or boat.


2. Camp Venice Retreat

Its name tells everything. It is one of the best places to camp in south Florida. The good thing about this camping place is that you can go there during the whole year. You don’t have to worry about whether you have a spot for your recreational vehicle or tent. Beside RV and tent spots it also has rental cabins. If you are tired of the everyday routine, work and stress you have in the city, this is an excellent place for escape. Its position in an oak hammock along Myakka River is perfect for retreat (as its name says) from city noise and crowd. You can relax doing different activities such as swimming, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, etc. You don’t have to care about comfort and conditions; it has all you need for good camping. Campsites for RVs with electricity, restrooms with hot showers, heated swimming pools and many other features you get going to this place. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to go shopping or dining or any other entertainment, downtown Venice Island is placed just a few minutes away.


3. Florida Caverns State Park

When you talk with your friends about the best places to camp in South Florida, you should definitely mention Florida Caverns State Park, placed in the Florida Panhandle near Marianna. This place is just one of the Florida State Parks. If you have never been in a cave, and you always wanted to do that, you should go to Florida Caverns State Park, because it provides unique cave tours. This location is full of magnificent dry caves with amazing terrain structure full of draperies, stalactites, flowstones, soda straws, etc. If you think that you are going to get bored in caves, you can always go boating or fishing at the Blue Hole spring, or if you prefer Chipola River, you can go there, too. This place provides a high-quality experience, given that you have 35 campsites with electric and water hookups for tents and recreational vehicles. You can even bring your horse with you because you can find 3 RV sites with stables.


4. Fort De Soto Park Campground

You are making a plan for camping for next summer, but you are sure where to go? Well, you should think about putting Fort De Soto Park Campground on your list. This is the place which defines beauty. It is placed on the Tierra Verde in the St. Petersburg area. It provides camping facilities of high quality. If you love landscapes of ocean, you just have to visit this place at least once in your life. If you are not hardcore camper who thinks that camping is only when you sleep under open sky, without electricity and heated water, this place will give you all you need.

You can have access to modern restrooms with showers, toilets; there are many sites for tent and RV camping with electrical and water hookups. You can be sure that you are not going to get bored there because you can do whatever you want, you can choose one of the following activities: swimming, hiking, boating, fishing, mountain hiking and many others. If you have a dog that needs a little of freedom and fun, you can bring it to play here at playgrounds for dogs. If you are history lover, like me, or you like cultural places, you are going to be very happy when you realize that this place can give you this kind of entertainment. You are going to see why this place was important in Civil war (1861 to 1865) and how Egmont Key lighthouse was used as an observation tower. You can experience little bit of history by going to Fort De Soto Park’s Historic Fort, or by visiting Museum and seeing all this tiny fractions of history.

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