Florida Campgrounds with Extra Entertainment for Kids

Florida campground Westgate River Ranch offers amazing extras, like archery. Photo courtesy of Westgate River Ranch
Florida campground Westgate River Ranch offers amazing extras, like archery. Photo courtesy of Westgate River Ranch
5/5/24 - By Charlotte B

Planning a Florida camping trip this year? Several Florida campgrounds have additional amenities for kids of all ages to enjoy, from petting farms to water parks, and everything in between. We’ve rounded up seven Florida campgrounds chock full of fun features to keep the littles (and even the teens) happy! Florida camping weekend trips are great ways to enjoy the outdoors, bond with kids, and discover the uniqueness that Florida campgrounds offer.

For more ideas for camping beyond the state, see our list East Coast Beach Camping Sites from Florida to Maine.


Florida Campgrounds with Activities for Kids

1. Westgate River Ranch – River Ranch

Want Florida camping with a glamorous angle? Westgate River Ranch is a popular dude ranch resort known for its "glamping" experiences, as well as RV and tent camping options. Families can enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities like petting farm, archery, pony rides, miniature golf, swamp buggy rides, rodeos, zipline, airboat rides, and so much more. There's even a Saturday night rodeo!

2. Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake – Orlando

Conveniently located close to the major theme parks, this Orlando campground offers RV campsites and cabins, and boasts several recreational activities for families to enjoy. These activities include a swimming pool, children’s farm, playground, an interactive nature connect trail, and a dedicated drone area. The park also offers weekly nature programs.

Let Chip & Dale lead your kids in song at Disney's Fort Wilderness. Photo courtesy of Disney

3. Disney’s Fort Wilderness – Lake Buena Vista

Where better for kids to enjoy a Florida camping trip than at Disney?! Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground boasts more than 700 acres of forests and trails, a spectacular pool area complete with waterslide, fort-themed water play zone, and toddler-friendly slides. Kids can try archery, horseback riding, and canoeing. Families can even roast marshmallows and sing songs with Chip & Dale during weekly campfire events.

4. Flamingo Lake RV Resort – Jacksonville

Near the Florida-Georgia line, Flamingo Lake RV Resort offers RV sites and cabin rentals located around a 17-acre lake complete with white sand beaches. The lake is ideal for fishing and swimming and includes the Family Fun Zone with an aqua park. This Florida campground has a fenced-in playground, on-site café, and designated bonfire areas. 

5. Camping on the Gulf – Miramar Beach

Set your campsite up right along the white emerald sand at this beachside Florida campground. Camping on the Gulf has over 200 campsites, as well as cabins, small tents, and glamping tents. The campground features two pool areas for families to enjoy—one with two water slides! Weekly special events include face painting, karaoke, animal encounters, and dive-in movies.

Kids will never want to leave the outdoor fun of Ragans Family Campground! Photo courtesy of Ragans

6. Ragans Family Campground – Madison

Located in north Florida, the focus of this family-owned Florida campground is a "back to basics" family vacation. Kids love the on-site water park that features a 60-foot water slide, zero-entry swimming pool, lazy river, and a pirate ship splashpad for little ones. Other kid-focused amenities include two playgrounds, jump pad, bounce houses, gem mining, disc golf, and more.

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7. Sherwood Forest RV Resort – Kissimmee

This RV resort is located four miles from Walt Disney World and is ideal for families visiting the theme parks. Resort amenities include mini golf, playground, swimming pool, basketball, and an indoor game room. The activity calendar features dance lessons, ice cream socials, board game nights, arts and crafts, and more.

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