Explore America's Campgrounds
Camping in Florida generally centers around the beach and water activities on the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors to the state who want to camp and enjoy water park activities without having to travel off-site can find camping accommodations in Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville. The most recognizable camping facility with water park activities is Disney World's Fort Wilderness Resort. The resort offers campers access to Disney World's theme parks, museums and water park without having to leave the Disney property.
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney World's Fort Wilderness Resort is a 750-acre facility that features campsites with electric, water and sewer connections, as well as sites with only electricity and water for tent campers. The campgrounds at Fort Wilderness Resort are located next to Disney World's Magic Kingdom and are within the Disney facility that also includes its other water and theme parks. The Fort Wilderness Resort campground offers air-conditioned bath, shower and laundry facilities that include ice machines. The resort also has a Meadow Swimmin' Hole with a pool and water slides. Campers at Fort Wilderness Resort also have access to a variety of restaurants, outdoor Disney movies and other daily activities that include Disney characters.
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort 4510 Fort Wilderness Trail Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 407-824-2900 disneyworld.disney.go.com
Larry and Penny Thompson Park
Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami offers 240 campsites with full electric and water connections. The campground is part of a 270-acre park that features a freshwater lake with three water slides. Larry and Penny Thompson Park's campground offers campers bath, shower and laundry facilities, a playground and walking and biking trails. The park also features a concession stand at the beach on the lake and a grocery/convenience store. The park is located next to the Miami Metro Zoo and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.
Larry and Penny Thompson Park 12451 SW 184 Street Miami, FL 305-232-1049 miamidade.gov
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
Hanna Park in Jacksonville features 300 campsites that can accommodate RVs and tent campers. The sites have full electricity, water and sewer connections. The campground at Hanna Park features bath, shower and laundry facilities and a grocery/convenience store. In addition to the campground, Hanna Park features a water park and playground that features fountains and a play structure that allows children to get wet. Hanna Park also offers sandy beaches, surfing, fishing, boating and swimming on Hanna Park Lake and in the Pacific Ocean.
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park 500 Wonderwood Drive Jacksonville, FL 32233 904-249-4700
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