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Best Daytona Beach camping

The best Dayton Beach camping is in a public park, but the options narrow considerably during special events at Daytona International Speedway and during Spring Break.

One of the major challenges you will face on your visit to Daytona Beach is finding a campground during special events at the Speedway.

Daytona Speedway Event Schedule

Rolex 24: January 26-29, 2023

Speed Weeks: February 6-19, 2023

Daytona 500: February 19, 2023

Daytona Bike Week: March 3-12, 2023

Coke Zero 400: August 26, 2023

Biketoberfest: October 19-22, 2023


State Park camping near Daytona Beach

These nearby state park campgrounds are fabulous but fill up during event weeks. Booking 11 months in advance is an option. Even then, expect stiff competition. But don’t despair, they are worth monitoring online for last-minute cancellations.

Blue Spring State Park, Orange City

On the eastern edge of a vast basin of preserved lands, wildlife refuges and state parks that protect the watershed of the oddly north-flowing St. John’s River, making this park an ideal launching pad for paddling your kayak into the wild or just chilling out in the spring. 51 campsites (tent or RV), $24 night; Cabins, $95; Rest rooms with showers; Grill, table, water and electric at each site; Dump station; Swimming, snorkeling, tubing in the spring; Nature trails; Kayak/canoe concession on St. John’s River; Boat launch outside park; Pets OK in campground; No alcohol, no weapons.  For campground reservations, call (800) 326-3521 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern) or TDD (888) 433-0287, or online at

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Tomoka State Park, Ormond Beach

A watery paradise with excellent paddling, boating and fishing. This beautiful state park is on the scenic Ormond Loop Trail. One of the premier stops on the Florida Birding Trail with more than 160 species sighted either resident or passing through during the spring and fall migrations. More than 100 shady campsites near the Tomoka River with electric and water hookups, picnic table and a grill. Dump station on site. Maximum RV length is 34 feet. Sites are $24 per night and include electric, water. Pets OK in the campground. For campground reservations, call (800) 326-3521 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern) or TDD (888) 433-0287, or online at

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Gamble Rogers State Park, Flagler Beach

Camping on the beach, behind the dunes. A great little oceanfront campground, if you can get in.  There are 34 sites beachside and another 34 sites in the new campground on the west side of State Road A1A, along the Intracoastal Waterway. All sites have water, electric, picnic table and a fire ring. A dump station is on site. For campground reservations up to 11 months in advance, call (800) 326-3521 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern) or online at

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Favor-Dykes State Park, St. Augustine

This tranquil park borders Pellicer Creek into the open marshes that frame the Intracoastal Waterway south of St. Augustine. This park is one of the most popular in the state for bird-watching. The campground has 30 sites in a shady hardwood hammock, each buffered from neighboring sites by natural vegetation. Each site has water, electric, fire circle with grill and a picnic table. Pets allowed. Alcohol prohibited except within your campsite. For campground reservations up to 11 months in advance, call (800) 326-3521 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern) or TDD (888) 433-0287, or online at

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Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka

Wekiwa  Springs is one of Florida’s largest and most popular state parks, a 7,800-acre wonderland of 19 distinct plant communities and the source of one of the state’s two designated National Wild and Scenic Rivers, the Wekiva.  60 sites (tent or RV), $24 night; Rest rooms with showers; Fire ring with grill, table, water and electric at each site; Dump station; Swimming in spring, hiking, bicycling, canoe/kayak launch; Pets OK but not in swimming area; No alcohol or firearms.  For campground reservations up to 11 months in advance, call (800) 326-3521 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern) or TDD (888) 433-0287, or online at

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County Park camping near Daytona Beach

Lake Monroe Park (Volusia County)

Excellent boat ramps with direct access to the St. John’s River, this is one of Volusia County’s oldest and most popular parks. Recent renovations include floating docks, modern restrooms, picnic pavilions and a new trailhead to the multi-use Lake Monroe-Gemini Springs trail. 44 RV sites and 26 for tents, all with water and electricity. Security seemed marginal on our visit. $40/night for RVs; $25 for tents. Address: 975 U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Call 386-668-3825 for reservations or book your site in person. — TripAdvisor Reviews — YouTube: Lake Monroe

Manatee Hammock (Brevard County)

This 27-acre RV and tent campground on the Indian River Lagoon is shady and often crowded because it’s close to Kennedy Space Center, 58 miles from Daytona. The park has a 197-foot fishing pier (Indian River Lagoon), a playground, kayak launch, and a perfect view of Kennedy Space Center rocket launches. Features 166 campsites with electric, water and sewer, and another 20 sites with water and electric only. Rest rooms with hot showers and laundry. Swimming pool. Wi-Fi. Busy campground with good security. Rates are $26/night plus tax. 7275 South US 1, Titusville, FL 32780Phone: (321) 264-5083. Reservations accepted online at Brevard County WebTrac. — TripAdvisor Reviews — YouTube: Manatee Hammock

Forest camping near Daytona Beach

Private RV Campgrounds

RVers should also check availability for these campgrounds near Daytona International Speedway:

Daytona Beach KOA (5 miles)
Daytona Speedway KOA (5 miles)
Sunshine Holiday Daytona RV Resort (11 miles)
Bulow RV Resort (20 miles)

Camping options at Daytona Speedway

During special events, sites are available at the Speedway in the infield or on the grounds outside the track. Reserve a campsite at the Speedway by calling call 1-800-PITSHOP, go to this link at Daytona International Speedway for campsite maps and more information.

Special event campground for Speedweeks

One block from the Speedway is a private special event campground designed for recreational vehicles, and it’s only open for special events. The Finish Line RV Park has a few paved site, and a few have electric hookups, but the majority are simply parking spaces. And it’s not cheap.

Hotel accommodations

There are hundreds of motels, both on the beach and near the beach, in Daytona Beach and surrounding communities.  We particularly like the Riverview Hotel & Spa in New Smyrna Beach for it’s classic Florida ambiance, waterfront location on the Indian River and proximity to one of Florida’s best beaches.

Another good option is the Black Dolphin Inn, a high-end B&B that is also on the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach. The 14-room Black Dolphin is relatively new to the lodging scene near Daytona and prides itself on its connection to local fishing guides, who will take you out into the nearby Mosquito Lagoon.

But your choices are endless.

Check out Hotels in Daytona Beach

Hotels in New Smyrna Beach

Hotels in Ormond Beach

Hotels in Flagler Beach

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