RV Parks Near Disney World and Orlando Theme Parks
By Lauren Tjaden
Disney! Universal! SeaWorld! They beckon visitors with the enchantment of a Magic Kingdom, rides that promise super-size screams, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences like touching the rubbery skin of a dolphin.
You can enjoy Orlando’s theme parks while staying in the privacy of your own RV, reconnecting with nature, family and friends on your Florida getaway. Check out these RV parks that are close to Disney and other Orlando theme parks, from watery-wonderlands that are attractions in their own right to resorts with every amenity imaginable.
Celebrate the magic of nature and the great outdoors at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, described as a ‘woodsy-chic retreat.’ The resort encompasses 750 acres of pine and cypress forest, complete with picturesque trails and lavish pools. It features activities that include archery, horseback riding and canoeing as well as entertainment. Whether you’re camping in a tent or glamping in a 45-foot RV, the resort delivers privacy-enhancing landscaping, water, cable television and electrical hook-ups, a picnic table and a charcoal grill; some sites are even pet-friendly.
Walt Disney World Resort, 10 minutes
Universal Orlando, 24 minutes
SeaWorld, 17 minutes
Kick back and relax at this 255-acre RV campground, nestled in the heart of Florida's orange grove country. The whole gang will love its 60-acre, spring-fed lake, complete with sandy beaches where you can catch some rays or fish. You won’t be bored: amenities include a pool, pickleball, volleyball, horseshoes, a tennis court, library, fitness center and more.
For a theme park getaway, you can’t beat the location of this hidden gem, set on 69 acres. It’s pet friendly and packed with amenities that include a pool, a café, shuffleboard, bocce ball, horseshoes, live entertainment, social events, and an on-site laundry. The resort also offers vacation cottages.
Close to the attractions and pet friendly, Kissimmee RV Park features a heated pool, a recreation hall with kitchen and bingo, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, and restrooms and showers. Every site comes with a concrete patio and a picnic table.
It’s peaceful. It’s scenic. And at $24 a night, the price is beautiful too. 4,372-acre Lake Louisa State Park offers 60 full-facility campsites cradled between Dixie and Hammond Lake; some sites can accommodate rigs up to 50 feet, and pets are welcome. Campground amenities include two accessible bathhouses, two accessible fishing piers, and a pavilion. Activities at the park include canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming, and 20 miles of unpaved multi-use trails. Happy campers are those who plan ahead, so make sure to book early if you want to stay at this popular retreat. You can make reservations up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica.
A mere 30 minutes from Disney, 1,500-acre Moss Park is a haven for nature, and boasts campsite reviews like this one: “It was spacious, had beautiful scenery, and was close to the bathrooms. The playground and park areas were nice, clean, and inviting.” It offers boating, swimming, hiking trails, picnic tables, fishing and more. You’ll like the price, too—it’s only $24 per night, and all 54 RV/tent sites have fire rings, grills, picnic tables, water and electric. With the exception of service animals, pets aren’t permitted. You can reserve a campsite here.
This 355-acre park offers camping, kayaking, a concession, picnic pavilions and a playground. But the undeniable star of the show is its free-flowing, deliciously cool natural spring, the perfect remedy for a scorching summer day. Even your little ones can wade, swim, or tube in the crystalline waters as they flow into Rock Springs Run. It offers only 26 campsites at an affordable $23 a night. Each site is spacious, private, and shaded, with a picnic table, fire ring with a grill and water and electric access. Pets aren’t allowed, with the exception of service animals.
It’s no mystery why this 7,800-acre park is so popular. A natural water wonderland, it’s centered around gorgeous, crystal-clear Wekiwa Springs, where you can snorkel or swim. Plus, it boasts more than 20 miles of trails that you can discover on foot, bike or horseback, as well as canoeing and kayaking. The campsites are an inexpensive $24 and include a fire ring with a grill, a table, and water and electric. Rest rooms with showers and a dump station are available. Pets are permitted in most areas of the park, including the trails, but not in swimming areas. You can make reservations online here up to 11 months in advance.
For an RV park with a convenient location, Sherwood Forest scores big, sited a mere four miles from Walt Disney World. It’s sheltered by lush trees and promises established landscaping, clear water lakes and amenities that include mini golf, shuffleboard and a pool. The activities calendar offers a steady stream of concerts, dinners, board game nights and other community events. Some of the camping sites offer mature shade trees, can be pull-through or back-in, with or without pad, and all offer a picnic table and cable television. Pets are welcome.
This full-service RV resort is located across from Osceola Heritage Park, home to the renowned Silver Spurs Rodeo arena, and features 200 RV sites with both concrete patios and paved sites. Amenities include bathrooms and bath houses, a heated pool, a playground and a laundromat.
Quiet, friendly and sensibly priced, this no-frills resort offers water, WIFI, 30/50 amp sites, a pool, a pet area, pull-throughs, restrooms and showers.
This relaxed, gated community is easy on the eyes, resting amid lush Florida groves. Hook into some fun at its four well-stocked catch-and-release fishing ponds, or enjoy other activities and amenities, like its heated pool, potluck dinners, bus trips, bingo and more. The resort is pet friendly.
Close to the attractions, Rainbow Chase Resort is peaceful, clean, and well-maintained, offering a clubhouse, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits and planned activities. A library, restrooms and laundry facilities round out the amenities. Pets are allowed; it even has a dog park where your best friend can play.
As one reviewer says, this RV resort’s comparatively low rates, location, and facility cleanliness are high points. It offers 282 sites with full hook-ups, laundry facilities, an air-conditioned fitness room, shuffleboard and a heated swimming pool.
Florida Camp Inn invites you to, ‘Come out and enjoy some sunshine with us, the friendliest park around.’ The park has a pool, picnic and laundry facilities, and four bath houses. Activities include water aerobics, cards, bingo, karaoke and craft shows. They also offer breakfast on Saturdays, and dinner on Tuesdays and Fridays.
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