Florida is one of the best states to get away from, especially in winter: warm weather, many beaches, and lots of attractions and sites to explore. No wonder there are so many RV parks where people can stay!
Location of state parks open year-round?
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Santa Rosa Beach Yes
Anastasia St. Augustine State Park Yes
Bahia Honda State Park Big Pine Key Yes
Grayson Beach State Park Santa Rosa Beach Yes
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Key Largo Yes
Henderson Beach State Park Destin Yes
Long Key State Park Long Key Yes
Andrews State Park Panama City Beach Yes
T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Port St.
If you are planning a trip to Florida and want to find a luxurious and beautiful place to stay, I have a bunch of great RV parks to offer and why.
Topsail Hill Reserve State Park at Santa Rosa Beach
Topsail Hill is named after its dunes, which rise like the sails of boats on the soft sandy beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Topsail Hill National Park Reserve website
In Topsail, you can see freshwater dune lakes – which are a rare type of coastal ecosystem. This park has three miles of beaches so you can relax and spend your time there.
But that’s not all: Topsail has more than 10 miles of trails that cross dunes and pine forests. If you’re lucky, you might see a few species that live there, like the tiny and adorable beach mouse Choctawhatchee and the pitcher plants that look like Avatar.
This park is open all year round, so there is no time limit to go there! And with 156 campsites, you have a good chance of finding a place.
The commodities :
Laundry room and shower station
Motorhome sites offer electrical, sewer and cable connections.
Park Rangers run free weekly and monthly programs and events where you can learn about the plants and animals that live there and interact with the rangers who work there.
Price of the campsite:
The price is $ 4 per single occupant vehicle and $ 6 for vehicles of 2 to 8 people. If you have more than 8 people, there will be an additional $ 2 per additional person.
The price of camping in a caravan is $ 42 per night (plus tax), and there is a reservation fee of $ 6.70 (non-refundable). Florida residents 65 years of age or older can benefit from a 50% reduction.
Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine
Nestled within the community, the 4 miles of protected and intact shoreline, animated by flora and fauna, will make visitors forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Mark Giblin, director of Anastasia State Park
Anastasia State Park boasts over 1,600 acres (or about 4 miles) of beaches and a wide variety of wildlife to watch, including 195 species of birds such as eagles, ospreys fishermen and the bright pink spatula. Even if you stay for a day, you will inevitably see at least one of these species in the vicinity.
This park has 139 campsites, all located near the beaches, and is open all year round. Whether you’re planning on taking a dip or relaxing all day, you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of time going back and forth, especially if you’ve brought a lot. with you.
The commodities :
Island Beach Grill (restaurant)
The parking areas are equipped with electrical and water connections
The prices :
It is $ 4 for single occupant vehicles and $ 8 for vehicles of 2 to 8 people. For more than 8 people, there will be an additional $ 2 per cost.
Campervan costs $ 28 per night (plus tax), and there is a $ 6.70 reservation fee (non-refundable). Florida residents 65 years of age or older can benefit from a 50% reduction.
Bahia Honda State Park at Big Pine Key
I am inspired every day at Bahia Honda by simple things: the sound of the ocean, its immensity in its pure state by watching the sunrise, by walking on the shore, by seeing how it changes every day by offering natural habitats for shorebirds and sea turtles.
The history of this island during the Flagler era is a history that everyone should know. During your visit, you will enjoy the beach and family fun, but don’t forget to stop, watch and listen to experience the wonders of this paradise island.
Eric Kiefer, Director of Bahia Honda National Park
This state park is unique in that it is located in Florida … but it is nowhere on the mainland. Bahia Honda Key is actually an island just south of Florida, and it is part of a group of islands called the Florida Keys.
The fact that it is an island means that there are going to be a lot of beaches! This park has magnificent sunsets that will leave visitors speechless.
Bahia Honda is home to four different species of nesting sea turtles. Between April and October, the native species will create nests and lay their eggs on the beach. Depending on the time of your visit, you may spot some sea turtles during your stay!
Wildlife observation – birds, fish, sea turtles
RV sites include water and electricity hookups
The prices :
Single occupant vehicles cost $ 4.50, and vehicles from 2 to 8 people cost $ 8.50 each. Each additional person will add $ 0.50 to the rate.
The motorhome costs $ 36 per night (plus tax), and the reservation fee of $ 6.70 (non-refundable).
Grayton Beach State Park at Santa Rosa Beach
Grayson Beach is the perfect place to bring your family and experience “Real Florida”.
Matt Allen, director of Grayson Beach State Park
Grayton Beach is proud to consistently rank as one of the best and most beautiful beaches in the United States.
This park has 4 miles of trails through the forests, where you can admire the flora and fauna, lakes and coastal dunes.
Motorhome sites include electrical, water and sewer connections
Recreational vehicle sites offer electrical and hydraulic connections
The prices :
It is $ 4 for single occupant vehicles and $ 5 for vehicles of 2 to 8 people.
Old campsites for recreational vehicles cost $ 24 per night (plus tax) and new campsites cost $ 30 per night (plus tax). The reservation fee of $ 6.70 is not refundable. New and old campsites provide electricity and water, and they make regular improvements to their sewers.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo
Key Largo’s John Pennekamp Barrier Reef State Park is one of a kind, offering an amazing glimpse of the underwater world.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State
It is the first underwater park in the United States, and it is breathtaking! Visitors can enjoy 70 square miles of rainbow coral reefs and marine life. You can either take a boat trip or see them up close by scuba diving or snorkeling.
Campsites for young people / groups
Toilets and showers
Concessions and restaurants
The prices :
Single occupancy vehicles cost $ 4.50 each, double occupancy vehicles cost $ 8 plus $ 0.50 per person up to 8 people. If your group has more than 8 people, the price will be $ 2.50 per additional person.
Camping is $ 36 per person, with a maximum of 8 people per location. All locations are equipped with electrical and water connections.
Henderson Beach State Park in Destin
Imagine a majestic shore anchored in snow-white sand dunes, 3 meters high, where lounging in the Florida sun or wading in the warm waters of the Gulf is the order of the day.
Henderson Beach State Park website
The last coastal scrub area in Destin, Henderson Beach protects and preserves its natural features, including wildlife and trails.
You can come and camp there, but it’s also a great place to organize weddings and family reunions.
Grids on the ground
The prices :
Single occupant vehicles cost $ 4 each, and vehicles for 2 to 8 people cost $ 6 each. Beyond 8 people, the price is $ 2 extra per person.
The motorhome is $ 30 per night. These locations include water and electrical connections.
Long Key State Park in Long Key
Once reserved for the wealthy and celebrities, the taste of natural luxury is found nowhere else.
Long Key National Park website
Another park located in the Florida Keys. In the 20th century, Long Key was a favorite place for the wealthy and celebrities, and it is not surprising that this is the case.
The park offers spectacular views – from wildlife to the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. You will most likely see herons, egrets, and ibis during your stay, and if you are lucky you may be able to spot white-crowned pigeons and pink spatulas.
This park is famous for fishing, which you can practice all year round, and all of its campsites directly border the ocean. Park rangers organize events that allow campers to learn more about the park and have a deeper experience.
Of all of these parks, Long Key has the fewest amenities, but offers several recreational activities, such as snorkelling, stargazing, and geocaching.
Toilets and showers
The prices :
Entrance fees are $ 4.50 for one person, $ 5 for two people and, beyond two, $ 0.50 per additional person.
The motorhome is $ 43 per night. There are electrical and water connections, but they are located between campsites; an extension is strongly recommended.
Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach
Come relax and admire the beauty of St. Andrews State Park while enjoying all the possibilities the park has to offer … Take the time to visit this magnificent and diverse park located on the “Emerald Coast” “from Florida.
Brian Addison, Director of St. Andrews State Park
Andrews has the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Bay of St. Andrews on the other. If you love the ocean and all the great activities that go with it – swimming, boating, snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, and so on – then you will love this place.
Andrews has lots to offer, and we hope you don’t get bored during your stay.
There are 176 campsites, all of which have picnic tables and grills, and all of which are a short distance from the beach, trails, and other amenities.
Showers and laundromat
Restaurant and concessions
The prices :
Admission is $ 4 for single occupant vehicles and $ 8 for vehicles of 2 to 8 people. Beyond 8 people, an additional fee of $ 2 per additional person will be charged.
Campervan costs $ 28 per night (plus tax), and the reservation fee is $ 6.70. All locations include water, electrical connections and emptying stations.
T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in Port St.
Spanning 20 miles in the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Saint Joseph Peninsula is a true refuge for flora and fauna.
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park website
Beaches and marshes surround this park. The Saint-Joseph peninsula provides habitats for certain wild animals such as the snow plover, three species of sea turtle and the endangered Saint-André beach mouse.
Joseph is a favorite place for swimming, fishing and breathtaking sunsets. With more than a dozen other activities and amenities, you will never be bored here.
Inside the park, there are about 4 miles of bike paths, and there is a 10-mile bike path just outside the park.
The commodities :
Toilets with showers
The prices :
Admission is $ 4 for single occupant vehicles and $ 6 for vehicles accommodating up to 8 people.
The motorhome costs $ 24 per night and includes water and electricity connections.
It is obvious that it is possible to swim in these parks, but that is not all that these amazing motorhome parks offer. Each of them offers several other activities for campers and visitors to create a pleasant experience.
National parks have several kilometers of trails that visitors can walk. You can walk there with a friend and admire the view, do an early morning jog or cycle the trail and feel the fresh forest air on your face.
It’s a great way to surround yourself with the native plants and animals that live in the park’s forests. If you don’t bring a bike, you can rent one at the park. Prices vary depending on the park.
At the beach there will be lots of water. This means that there are many different activities that you can do during your stay.
Especially in parks that have lakes, you can canoe or kayak. It is an incredibly relaxing experience to be surrounded by the sounds and views of nature – I absolutely recommend it while you are camping.
In the ocean, you can skate on the surface while surfing or windsurfing.
Or, if you want to soak up the nautical views, you can go scuba diving or snorkeling. While observing marine life, you can collect shells you find and take home with you as a souvenir.
The lakes and beaches in the parking lots are teeming with fish. Most of these parks allow you to go fishing in designated areas and catch native species from these waters.
Depending on the park, some of these fish are trout, flounders and even oysters.
Geo-research, also called geocaching, is like a real-time treasure hunt. In this activity, you use your GPS to find hidden containers that contain small treasures. When you find one, you sign your name on a book, and you can take one of the trinkets inside the container.
To continue the activity, you must leave an object of equal or greater value and hide it again so that someone else can find it.
Thanks to the millions of geocaches scattered all over the world – including in national parks – you can find hidden gems and treasures, both in nature and in previous visitors.
As we have already said, national parks are home to several species of birds, insects, plants and animals. Some state parks offer guided tours, where rangers take you on a trail to observe wildlife and learn more about it.
State parks have very little light pollution in the area, which means you can look up and see the stars shining in the sky.
There are always open areas where you can watch the sky, whether using a telescope or lying on the beach next to a companion.
What are the opening hours of these parks? All listed parks are open from 8 a.m. until sunset. This means that the closing time varies according to the season: winter is generally around 5 p.m. and summer around 8 p.m. If you are camping and arriving after sunset, you must call the park (available on its website) for instructions on how to get in.
What’s the weather in the parks? Throughout the year, Florida experiences an annual average of 71 degrees Fahrenheit, and the months vary between 58 and 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters may warrant a light jacket, but most of the time it’s warm enough so you don’t need extra layers.