Florida Campgrounds for Snowbirds

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"Snowbird" is a term used to describe a resident of a northern state who spends his winters in the South to avoid the cold and snow. Florida is a popular destination for snowbirds, especially those over 55. Staying at a campground can be a wise choice for a winter haven as many will be occupied by other snowbirds so friendships and a sense of community can easily be formed.

Bayview Resort

Bayview Resort is located in Destin, which is in northwestern Florida. This campground has RV sites with water, electric and sewer hookups. Wi-Fi and cable television services are also available. Sites may be rented daily, weekly, monthly or long-term. This campground offers discounts to AARP and AAA members as well as military and firefighters. Parking is available for extra cars or boats. This park is across from the public boat launch facility operated by the city of Destin. Bayview resort is a family-owned campground with only 10 RV sites available, so guests can spend the winter in a quiet setting while still remaining close to the beach, boating, fishing, shopping and fine dining.

Bayview Resort 749 Beach Drive Destin, FL 32541 850-333-8202 bayviewdestin.com/

Orlando Winter Garden Campground

Winter Garden Campground is located near Orlando in central Florida. It is located near attractions such as Universal Studios and Sea World. This resort offers RV sites in a natural, wooded setting. Each location has electric and water hook-up. An activities coordinator is employed at this campground from October through April each year. Some of the planned activities include church services, arts and crafts, spaghetti dinners and exercise classes. The resort offers two swimming pools, a playground, basketball court and shuffleboard courts. There are two laundry facilities on site as well as a fishing pond. This resort is pet-friendly, so guests can bring their furry friends There is even a pet walk located within the campground. RV sites may be rented daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Orlando Winter Garden Campground Resort 13905 West Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 407-656-1415 wintergardenrv.com/

Sun N Fun RV Resort

Sun N Fun is located near Sarasota in southwestern Florida. This campground offers vacation home rentals and RV sites. Vacation homes may be rented for a period of time or purchased for year-round use. These homes are modular units with attached porches and are one or two bedrooms each. RV sites have electric, water and cable television hook-ups. The resort offers a heated swimming pool, hot tub, car wash, bar and grill and business center. There are also fishing ponds and lakes as well as trails for walking or jogging. Other activities include miniature golf, tennis, shuffleboard, bocce ball, horseshoes, fitness center and a woodworking shop. There are several Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the resort. The campground is pet friendly and offers a dog wash and two dog runs for four-legged members of the family.

Sun N Fun Resort 7125 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34240 800-843-2421 sunnfunfl.com/index.cfm