Florida is famed for its wealth of diverse natural beauty, including 175 state parks, 320 freshwater springs, 510 wildlife-viewing sites, and 825-miles of beaches. Camping and glamping allows you to get closer to it all, and, thanks to Florida’s pitch perfect camping offering, you can immerse to yourself to your heart’s content.
We’ve picked a number of fantastic camping sites that will allow you to sit by a campfire in the balmy Floridian night, toasting your s’mores, and seeing stars. The list below focuses primarily on sites that provide equipment, meaning that visitors aren’t encumbered by travelling with their gear or buying any on arrival.
Camping and Glamping Stays
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo | Polk County
Experience an authentic Florida dude ranch that covers 1,700-acres overlooking the scenic Kissimmee River, and just one hour south of Orlando. Complementing the excellent activities and entertainment on the ranch – rodeo shows, horse-riding, live music – is the accommodation, which is well worth the visit in its own right. This includes, luxe Conestoga wagons, teepees, and glamping tents.
Prices start from $42 a night, or $59 a night for the weekend.
Flamingo Adventures | Homestead
Located at the southernmost tip of the Florida peninsula within the Everglades National Park. You can stay in elevated safari-style eco-tents, with two varieties – Winter and Summer, with the winter version including furnishings, and the choice of queen or two double beds. There are boat tours of the Back Country to enjoy, as well as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, biking, and hiking.
Prices start from $50 a night for the Summer Eco-Tent, and $90 a night for the Winter Eco-Tent.
Lake Louisa State Park | Clermont
A short drive from Orlando, the Lake Louisa State Park offers 4,500-acres of beautiful lakes, rolling hills, and unique Floridian wilderness. There’s a multitude of different ways to camp here, with glamping in luxury bell tents, family cabins, and primitive and equestrian camping for those looking for an even closer connection to nature.
Prices start from $130 a night for the luxury bells tents. Details for booking the primitive and equestrian camping can be found through the website.
Inn the Woods | Sebring
Launching in 2022, Inn the Woods will open with 7 cabins – upscale ‘tree canopy cottages’ – on a 15+ acre resort. It’s a place to be totally immersed in nature while meeting your creature comforts, such as air-conditioned cottages, organic mosquito control, biological swimming pond, organic farm to table restaurant, full kitchens in cabins, and indoor and outdoor showers. It offers the chances to see many of Florida’s woodland animals up-close, including wild turkey, deer, owls, hawks, and woodpeckers.
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