The Best Campgrounds in Florida for Family Getaways

Your little princess will delight in a visit to Orlando/Kissimmee KOA. Photo courtesy of KOA Campgrounds
Your little princess will delight in a visit to Orlando/Kissimmee KOA. Photo courtesy of KOA Campgrounds
4/16/21 - By Charlotte B

While Florida is known for its family-friendly hotels and resorts, the Sunshine State also has several options for gathering around a campfire and spending a night under the stars. 

We've rounded up a list of some of the best campgrounds from all across Florida. These campgrounds offer amenities for all ages to enjoy, including water slides, playgrounds, hiking trails, archery, horseback riding, and more.

In addition to the list below, many of Central Florida's natural springs offer campsites as well. New to RV camping?  Check out this beginner's guide.


The Best Florida Campgrounds for Kids and Families

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake.  City of Orlando
Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake is located near some of Orlando's top attractions. Photo courtesy of the City of Orlando

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake—Orlando

Also known as Turkey Lake Park, this 183-acre park is conveniently located near the top Orlando theme parks and attractions.  Family campsites with full or partial hookups are available, as well as cabins.  Guests can enjoy an array of amenities, including two playground areas, disc golf, nature trails, swimming pool, picnic pavilions, sand volleyball, canoe and kayak rentals, fishing pier, mountain biking track, and even a dedicated drone flying area.

Clearwater/Lake Tarpon KOA—Palm Harbor

Daily activities, a poolside cabana, community firepit, and a children’s playground are just some of the amenities awaiting guests at this KOA campground. RV sites, premium tent sites, and cabins are available for booking. Guests can also enjoy outdoor recreation such as bocce ball, corn hole, a putting green, and tether ball.  While planning your trip, schedule time to visit a few of these family-friendly Clearwater attractions.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort—Orlando

Combine camping with the magic of Disney at Fort Wilderness Resort.  Campsites are available for all types of camping, from tents, popup campers, and RVs.  Cabins are also available.  As with all things Disney, these campsites come with a higher price tag, but the amenities make up for it.  The resort includes more than700 acres of forest with woodland trails, playgrounds, two pool areas and activities such as archery, horseback riding, and canoeing.  Campers can rent electric golf carts to get around the resort with ease.  Transportation is also provided to and from the Disney Parks. 

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You can visit Florida's tallest waterfall at Falling Waters State Park. Photo courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Falling Waters State Park—Chipley

Visit Florida’s highest waterfall while camping at this state park.  This campground has the highest elevation in the state at 324 feet above sea level.  Additional activities include fishing, geocaching, hiking, a playground, and a two-acre freshwater lake with beach area.

The Great Outdoors RV Nature & Golf Resort—Titusville

This premier resort offers luxury RV sites, some with executive suites attached.  Guests can enjoy a large variety of recreational activities, including golf, fishing, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, two miles of walking trails, and a nature center.  Seasonal events and weekly activities are also scheduled year round.  While visiting, a trip to the nearby Kennedy Space Center is a must.

Hontoon Island State Park—DeLand

Camp at an island on the St. Johns River, accessible only by park ferry or private boat.  Primitive campsites, boat campsites, and cabins are available. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking and nature trails, kayaking, fishing, campfires, a playground, and picnic pavilions.  Ranger-led programs are also offered on select dates. There is a museum and concession stand on the island as well. 

Miami Everglades RV Resort—Miami

Just 10 miles from Everglades National Park, this campground in South Florida offers full hookup RV sites, tent sites, and cabins.  Amenities include a large pool, mini-golf, basketball, a dog park, volleyball, horseshoes, and more.  Zoo Miami and other fun things to do in Miami are just a short drive away.

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KOA Campgrounds
There are amenities to delight children of every age at Orlando/Kissimmee KOA. Photo courtesy of KOA Campgrounds

Orlando/Kissimmee KOA—Kissimmee

Choose from a variety of RV sites, tent sites, or deluxe cabins at the Orlando/Kissimmee KOA.  Kids will love the campground’s castle-themed playground, complete with a jump pillow and a carousel.  Other amenities include a heated pool, bike rentals, and a basketball court. There are several attractions nearby including Medieval Times, Old Town, Wild Florida, and Fun Spot.  Disney, Universal, Sea World and Legoland are also a short drive away.

Ragans Family Campground—Madison

This family-owned campground in North Florida is complete with a water park, ATV trails, a playground, bounce houses, and so much more.  Full hookup RV sites, tent sites, and cabins are available.  The water park includes a 60-foot water slide, zero-entry pool, lazy river, and a pirate-themed splash pad. Check the campground’s calendar for themed weekends and other things to do during your stay.  

West Palm Beach / Lion Country Safari KOA—Loxahatchee

Hear the sounds of lions roaring and gibbons whooping while you camp at this KOA location. This campground is next door to Lion Country Safari, a drive-thru safari and adventure park and home to more than 1,000 animals from around the world. RV sites, cabins, and tent sites are available. Campground amenities include a large pool, a playground, basketball, volleyball, and more.  Palm Beach is also a short drive away.

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Glamp it up! GLAMPING AT Westgate River Ranch
Enjoy glamorous camping—glamping—at Westgate River Ranch. Photo courtesy of the ranch

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo—River Ranch

About an hour and a half south of Orlando, this luxury resort known for “glamping” also offers RV camping, tent camping, and platform camping. This dude ranch is full of outdoor experiences, including Saturday night rodeos, a petting farm, airboat rides, a trap and skeet range, archery, mini-golf, swamp buggy rides, and much more. Onsite dining options include a smokehouse grill and a general store with deli.

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