10 Best RV Parks in Florida

 10 Best RV Parks in Florida

Here are 10 of the best RV parks in Florida to check out on your next trip south.


Due to its pleasant weather, Florida is an obvious destination of choice for our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers (and us).

Not only does it offer pleasant weather, but it also has some of the best RV parks in the country.

Here they are per the folks at TripSavvy.com.


Camp Gulf (Destin)

10005 Emerald Coast Pkwy WMiramar BeachFL 32550

It’s one thing to stay along the spectacular beaches of the Florida Panhandle’s Emerald Coast. It’s another to camp on the beach.

So that’s why we bit the bullet and spent over $200 a night to stay in one of the choice beach spots on Camp Gulf, a very popular private campground in Destin, Florida.  I know, I know, that’s a ridiculous amount of money. You can book a beachfront condo or hotel room for the same price. Or less.

But for the money, you get to open your front door every morning to sugar sand beaches and the emerald waters of the gulf coast. Destin is a paradise for those looking to kick back, relax, have a cocktail, or settle in with a good book with their toes in the sand. Relax all day on the beach, or venture into Destin for some fabulous shopping and delicious seafood. Camp Gulf is outfitted with all the amenities you will need, plus two heated pools, a spa, golf cart rental, and even soft-serve ice cream. Want to know more about Camp Gulf, check out this previous report from the RV Lifestyle. 

Site 815, our favorite at Camp Gulf, is perfectly suited for a Class B with no neighbors on the east.


Jetty Park Campground (Cape Canaveral)

9035 Campground CirCape CanaveralFL 32920
The coolest thing about this one is that you get to park your RV near the same place that men launched from to walk on the moon. Launches are still going on today with both NASA and the U.S. Air Force periodically launching vehicles into space, so you’ll have prime viewing from Jetty Park. Just be sure to make sure to book ahead of time if you know a launch is imminent. 

But Jetty Park offers more than views of rockets launching — you’ll spot cruise ships, submarines, and a host of different marine life along the Atlantic coast. You also get all your creature comforts as well with full amenities, large pavilions, fire pits, and 24-hour gated security.


Nature’s Resort RV Park (Homosassa)

10359 W Halls River RdHomosassaFL 34448
Those who love animals will no doubt enjoy playing with the manatees at Nature’s Resort RV Park located in historical Homosassa, Florida. Visitors are surrounded by 97 acres of freshwater streams, rivers, wildlife sanctuaries, and yes, you can actually swim with the Homosassa manatees. Follow the Halls River where you can charter a boat for world-class offshore and deep-sea fishing.

On-site amenities include food, 30- and 50-amp hookups, laundry, clean showers, basketball, and volleyball courts. Nature’s Resort also has bingo, dances, and potlucks so you can meet your fellow campers.


Orlando/Kissimmee KOA (Kissimmee)

2644 Happy Camper PlKissimmeeFL 34746
There are several KOA campsites across Florida, but it’s hard to beat this one’s location. The Orlando/Kissimmee KOA is in the heart of central Florida, a hot spot for several attractions like Disney WorldUniversal Studios, Legoland, and Sea World.

The park has many of the amenities that you would expect from a KOA, such as full hookups, 24-hour laundry, WiFi, sauna, and even a private pool that’s open year-round. This KOA is an excellent stop on the way to Disney and if you’re looking to cut costs on your Disney trip.


Larry and Penny Thompson Park & Campground (Miami)

12451 SW 184th StMiamiFL 33177
The Thompson Park campground is owned and operated by Miami-Dade County, and is close to plenty of South Florida action. The park is equipped with 240 full hookup sites and, among other things, four bath and laundry facilities, camp store, picnic shelters, and more.

If you grow tired of exploring the heart of Miami or nearby Everglades National Park, there is plenty to do right at the 270-acre park including fishing or swimming in their pond, jogging or biking along the trails, or taking in a sunset. Leashed pets are OK in the RV camping area. 


Pecan Park RV Resort (Jacksonville)

650 Pecan Park RdJacksonvilleFL 32218
Both Flamingo Lake RV Resort and Pecan Park RV Resorts are great places to stay in Jacksonville, but Pecan Park RV Resort gets the nod due to asphalt RV spots compared with dirt at Flamingo.

Asphalt isn’t Pecan’s only feature, as visitors can pull through the spacious full hook-up sites to enjoy your stay in Jacksonville and enjoy a lunch at your picnic table. There are gas refills, full laundry facilities, and on-site storage. Other features include a pool, clubhouse, outdoor games, planned activities, and even on-site fishing. 


Buttonwood Inlet RV Resort (Cortez)

12316 Cortez Rd WCortezFL 34215
If staying active while full-time RVing is important, then Buttonwood Inlet RV Resort is your destination. The gorgeous resort is nestled into the sleepy town of Cortez, Florida on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Cortez offers a variety of activities for any adventurer looking to do more than sitting on the shore after pulling up.

Take advantage of all the warm weather the gulf has to offer at Buttonwood with kayaking, fresh and saltwater fishing, or taking in the views with a pleasant stroll. If you’re feeling lazy, the resort has horseshoes, a picnic area, and even a library in the clubhouse. Buttonwood also has amenities, such as WiFi, digital TV, full hookups, and is pet-friendly.


Lazydays RV Campground (Tampa)

6130 Lazy Days BlvdSeffnerFL 33584
Lazydays is both pet and kid-friendly with plenty of fun to keep both occupied. The park outfits you with full hookup sites to keep you powered up and since this is the same Lazydays as the dealership you know your ride will be well taken care of with on-site detailing and carpet cleaning services, as well as on-site propane delivery. They also take care of you with complimentary WiFi, cable, coffee, and access to the amenities. There are laundry facilities, hot-shower bathrooms, and a long list of activities from basketball to doggie obstacle courses hosted by a full-time activities coordinator. There’s a lot to see in the Tampa Bay area, but you may not be able to leave the park when you stay at Lazydays. 

Bluewater Key RV Resort (Key West)

2950 Overseas HwyKey WestFL 33040

If you’re ready to take your RV trip as far south as possible, you can stay at welcoming Bluewater Key RV Resort. This is one of the most beautiful resorts on our list, as you’ll be stationed right on the deep blue water of the Keys. Every site is privately owned and landscaped with verdant tropical plants and other shading plants. The sites are large, outfitted with full hookups, and you can choose a spot on the Bay or a canal spot with its private dock.

The resort also comes with a pool, activities park, dog park, bright and clean laundry facilities, propane exchange, on-site trash collection, and much more. If you want to be pampered and genuinely enjoy your time in Key West, head straight to Bluewater Key RV Resort. 


St. George Island State Park (St. George Island)

1900 E Gulf Beach DrSt George IslandFL 32328
St. George Island State Park is the most private RV park on this list, but that’s what you want when you visit the ‘Forgotten Coast’ of Florida. Though you’re isolated, you still have plenty of great amenities and features because the park features 60 RV sites with electrical and water hookups and a nearby dump station. The spaces themselves are surrounded by historical dunes that allow you to sit and admire the island’s beauty directly from your pad.

St. George is a State Park, so there’s plenty of great outdoor amenities including hiking and biking trails, exhibits, and all the on-the-water fun of the St. George Sound. You can’t technically call it a park amenity, but expect a nighttime sky ablaze with stars at this beautiful park. For more, be sure to check out this previous post about the area from the RV Lifestyle. 

St. George Island beach

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Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at RVLifestyle.com. He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.


  • Hi Mike and Jennifer, you two are my every morning go to folks while having breakfast. Thanks for all the great travels and ideas you share.
    Is there a way to print your articles without all the extra jibble jabble?
    My laptop says Etch-A-Sketch so you know my computing skills.
    We are getting ready to help with a couple of dogsled races this month and enjoying the winter. You will see some snow in the UP too.
    Mary says Hi!
    Thanks again, Dave Miller W0NWO

  • You missed Red Coconut on Ft Myers Beach. There are about 20 sites right on the beach but most (and cheaper) are in the park right across the street. There are several restaurants within a couple of blocks and the trolley will take you to shops, bars and food of all sorts up and down the island for less than a dollar for seniors. The sites are snug but complete and the recreation hall has lots of activities. Shuffleboard is most popular; players outfitted in team tee shirts seem really serious. No pool but with the soft white sand beach and the Gulf at your doorstep, who cares?

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