The ubiquitous Walmart parking lot is good for an overnight on the road, and I have to admit to a pleasant experience at one 24-hour Walmart. Savvy RVers call it “Wallydocking.”
Camping in Florida
Tent camping in Florida has special needs. Here’s our “hot” list of a few basic preparations unique to Florida.
State park campgrounds in the Panhandle are popular in summer, while spring and fall are best to enjoy spectacular beaches, paddling, hiking, fishing — and Florida’s highest waterfall.
Whether your coming or going, heading northbound or southbound, these state parks near I-95 in Northeast Florida are worthy of a layover for a couple of nights. Kayaking, hiking and pristine beaches in preserved natural habitats await you.
Tucked into the woods between two lakes and a wildlife preserve, this 54-site public campground is $18-$23 per night and only 20 minutes from Disney World.
There’s not much going on in Lake George State Forest, making it an ideal getaway for a few days of solitude along the St. John’s River.
RV and tent campers have many options when it comes to camping near Daytona Beach, but we prefer campgrounds in a “natural” setting. Here’s a rundown on our favorites…
Camp Venice is a tree-shaded, privately owned campground nestled in oak hammocks on the banks of the Myakka River. It has a state-park ambiance — unusual among private campgrounds.
Blackwater Creek, a little-known river near Orlando, has over-the-top scenery where it flows out of Lake Norris. It’s an easy paddle worth seeking out for its great beauty. You can even arrange for free canoes.
Inexpensive and smothered in nature, these scenic campgrounds are the best for motorhomes, trailers and tent campers within an hour’s drive of Disney World.