Camping

Buying a travel trailer: What the salesman should have told you

Buying a travel trailer: What the salesman should have told you

When we purchased our first RV 15 years ago, we knew nothing. We were novices. Looking back, you might even say we were stupid.

Cabins at Bahia Honda State Park

Cabins in Florida state parks: ‘Comfort’ camping

One of the best places to enjoy nature is in a cabin in a Florida state park. But the cabins book up fast, so now is the time to book reservations for the lovely weather ahead.

6 outstanding state park campgrounds along I-75 in North Florida

6 outstanding state park campgrounds along I-75 in North Florida

Just a hop and a skip from an I-75 off-ramp, these scenic campgrounds are loaded with outdoors fun, ideal stopovers for a night or a week.

Off a dirt road in the Arbuckle Tract Lake at Wales Ridge State Foresti s pretty  little Lake Godwin.

Discover Lake Wales Ridge State Forest for hiking, exploring, camping

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest is for explorers – folks who like to find places that aren’t in the guidebooks. Here you can hike for miles in the woods, hear only nature and have a chance to spot wildlife, including bear, bald eagles and endangered scrub jays.

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8 Great Gift Ideas for Campers

A variety of great gift ideas for campers in several price ranges selected by our editors.

Warren Richey with his jungle hammock

Kayak Camping: Sharkchow’s checklist

Kayak guru and journalist-author Warren Richey shares his checklist of essential gear for kayak camping to wilderness destinations in Florida.

Long Key State Park

Coastal Keys camping: Chillin’ and grillin’ at Long Key State Park

There’s nothing quite like waking up on the beach and listening to gentle waves lap the shore just a few steps away.

Myakka River State Park campsite

RV Camping: Tips for booking campsites in Florida

Snowbirds are already snapping up RV campsites for “the season.” Florida residents should do the same. It’s competitive during peak months.

Beach at the Dry Tortugas National Park: Campsites are steps away. Terrific snorkeling is right off this beach along the walls of the fort.

Camping at the Dry Tortugas National Park: So worth the trouble

In honor of the 100th birthday of US national parks, here’s a park that deserves to be on your must-see list. We loved camping at Dry Tortugas National Park off the Florida Keys. It takes some time, money and effort, but, wow, does it pay off.

A sandbar made a lovely spot for a picnic along Fisheating Creek.

Legendary Fisheating Creek : Kayak trail lives up to hype, but timing is everything

This gorgeous, wild, winding river is well-known in Florida, but can only be paddled when water levels are high enough — and that’s right NOW. This river belongs on the bucket list of those who love the Florida outdoors.