Snowbirds rejoice as more than 3,500 new RV sites in Florida open at these new and expanding RV parks and resorts…
Bobby Cornwell of the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds recently contacted us with good news for snowbirds and Florida enthusiasts.
Florida is adding 3,596 new RV sites through a combination of new and expanding RV parks and resorts.
New parks are being built across the state, from Gainesville to the greater Tampa Bay area to the Florida Keys. Florida continues to have more new RV parks and resorts and more park expansions than any other state in the country, according to the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.
Florida Continues to Lead Nation in New RV Resort Development
The Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds released the following press release:
“At least eight new RV resorts are coming online between 2022 and 2024 while many existing resorts are adding more RV sites, boosting Florida’s inventory by at least 3,596 sites.
New RV resorts are popping up across Florida from the Florida Panhandle to the greater Tampa Bay Area to the Florida Keys.
New resorts opening this fall include the 95-site Madison Station RV Resort in Madison and Roserush Luxury RV Resort will open with 50 premium RV sites in Brooksville, about 50 miles north of Tampa.
These are in addition to three other RV resorts that opened last year, including Champions Run RV Resort, a 387-site RV resort in Ocala; the 115-site Santa Fe Palms RV Resort in Gainesville; and the 164-site Southern Springs RV Resort in Ocala.
Meanwhile, at least seven other parks across Florida are adding RV sites.
“Between 2022 and 2024, Florida is adding at least 3,596 new RV sites to our existing inventory. That’s a higher net gain in new RV site development than any other state right now,” said Bobby Cornwell, executive director and CEO of the Florida RV Park and Campground Association. He added that even more new RV resorts and park expansions are being planned by developers in Florida, who are not yet prepared to announce their projects.
Cornwell said the new RV resorts are being added to CampFlorida.com, the travel planning website so that consumers can keep up to date on the new RV resorts that are opening across the state.”
8 NEW RV Sites in Florida
Champions Run RV Resort in Ocala
Sunlight Resorts opened this park in 2022 with 387 RV sites. Amenities include a full-service tiki bar, a large swimming pool and hot tub, a full fitness center, and pickleball courts.
Southeastern Resort Development broke ground this month on this 95-site park, which is scheduled to open in September.
Dale G. Seiden of Open Air Properties LLC is developing this park, which he plans to open this fall with 50 premium RV sites and 12 luxury glamping tents that will overlook a small lake and fountain.
Nearby activities including golf, hiking, biking, mountain biking, zip-lining and ATVing.
Santa Fe Palms RV Resort in Gainesville
This 115-site park opened in 2022. Amenities at this pet-friendly park include a swimming pool, a nature walk, pickleball courts, and cornhole. High-speed WiFi is also available throughout the park.
Southern Springs RV Resort in Ocala
This park, developed by the late Alan Wallace, opened in 2022 with 164 sites.
Sun Outdoors Southern Leisure RV Resort in Chiefland
This new 55-and-over park had its first full year of operation in 2022. A 7,000-square-foot clubhouse, an outdoor kitchen, and an Olympic-size swimming pool and spa are among the resort’s amenities.
Plus, bocce ball, pickleball, and shuffleboard courts and a sewing and quilting studio.
Sun Outdoors Islamorada in Islamorada
This 136-site park is expected to open in the spring. It will feature 82 RV sites and 54 manufactured home sites.
Amenities will include a clubhouse with billiards and a fitness room, swimming pool, a saltwater pool, a manmade beach, fire pit lounges and approximately 47 boat slips.
The Surf RV Resort in Palmetto
This luxury RV resort, developed by Zeman Homes, opened Dec. 1 with 449 sites.
Amenities include a resort-style swimming pool and tiki bar; a clubhouse and fitness center, pickleball courts and dog parks. Organized activities and special events will also be scheduled throughout the winter months.
Keep reading below to view 10 Expanding Florida RV Resorts…
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10 Expanding Florida RV Resorts
Breezy Oaks RV Park in Bushnell
All 217 sites in this park have been hard-wired with high-speed Internet service. Park owner Mike Wood is also planning to expand the park with another 181 sites available during the winter of 2023-2024.
Creekside RV Resort in Punta Gorda
This park plans to begin construction later this year on its third phase, which will include approximately 100 RV sites that should be available sometime in 2024.
Keystone Heights RV Resort in Keystone Heights
This park is adding 292 sites through its third expansion, which is expected to be completed in late February or early March, boosting the park to 705 sites, according to Ken Lloyd, the park’s general manager.
Phase 3 will have much larger pads than any other phase in the resort and will include a second 2,700-square-foot swimming pool, additional laundry and bathhouses, and more amenities to follow.
The Glades Resort in Moore Haven
97 sites are being added to this central Florida park. Amenities include its own championship 9-hole golf course, an onsite restaurant, and its own freshwater marina along the Caloosahatchee River just 14 miles west of Lake Okeechobee, 11 miles west of the Moore Haven lock and 4.5 miles east of the Ortona lock.
Terra Ceia RV Resort in Palmetto
This Encore/Thousand Trails park is currently working on expanding this resort with 190 new full hookup, 50 amp RV sites.
The project also features new amenities, including a clubhouse, swimming pool, bathhouse, and pickleball courts. Completion is slated in the first half of 2023.
Thousand Trails Orlando RV Resort in Clermont
This Thousand Trails park added 165 new RV sites to this resort in 2020. Phase two was completed in 2022 with another 90 new full hookups, 50 amp RV sites in 2022.
Also completed in the plans were new bathhouses and amenity upgrades.
Torrey Trails RV & Golf Resort in Bowling Green
The first 158 RV sites at this luxury resort were completed in 2020. Another 210 RV sites were added in 2022. “We’re in the process of designing phase 3 and 4, which will add an additional 361 sites for a total of 729,” said Amir Harpaz, a co-owner and developer of the resort, adding that the additional sites will “probably” be added in 2024.
The scenic park was built on the site of an existing golf course, which features mature oak trees. Amenities include a 9 hole golf course; a 65,000-gallon swimming pool; a state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor and outdoor sections; tennis, shuffleboard and pickleball courts; a dog park and doggie splash pool.
Sunshine Travel RV Resort in Vero Beach
This Encore/Thousand Trails park is close to completing 24 new full hookup, 50 amp RV sites this year. Sunshine Travel also has a new pickleball court.
Travelers Campground in Alachua
Park owner Mike Wood plans to expand this 158-site park with another 50 to 200 sites. All 158 sites have been hard-wired with high-speed Internet service.
Wildwood RV Village in Wildwood
This park added 159 new RV sites in 2022, all of which have been hired wired with high speed Internet service. The park currently has 504 sites.
Information about the latest trends involving campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts is available from the Florida RV Park and Campground Association, which markets privately owned and
operated parks in Florida through CampFlorida.com, the travel planning website. The association also publishes a free printed camping guide, which can be ordered through CampFlorida.com.
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