Bahia Honda State Park: Beaches, Snorkeling and Camping in the Keys

By Carlos Harrison Bahia Honda State Park can boast that it was the first-ever Florida site to make #1 on Dr. Beach's famous "Best Beaches" list. That was in 1992, nearly 500 years after the first Spanish explorers sailed past and gave it its name – “Deep Bay.” The soothingly secluded white-sand…

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Camping at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach

By Kevin Mims When it comes to incredible places to camp in Florida, you just can't beat making a Florida State Park your home for a few days. When camping at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, you get a little bit of everything: history, wildlife, trails, fishing, beautiful beaches and a…

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Where to Go Camping in the Florida Keys

From primitive plots to fully equipped RV lots, you cn find the Florida Keys camping experience to fulfill your tropical wishlist. The Florida Keys is not a place that you need to persuade people to visit. The name conjures unbelievably blue waters, drinks served in coconuts and postcard-perfect…

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Glamping in Florida: 6 Fun Retreats for Glamorous Camping

If you like nature but prefer to end your day in high thread count sheets instead of a sleeping bag, then 'glamping,' a.k.a. glamorous camping, is for you. Florida Glamping provides all the creature comforts of home in the midst of the great outdoors. It's a great fit for families: While glamping…

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5 Great Camping Spots in Florida's National and State Parks

By Kevin Mims Whether you’re looking to rough it or camp in style, Florida has you covered. Primitive sites, tent sites and big-rig friendly RV sites offering spectacular views, easy access to award-winning trails and out-of-this-world natural features dot the entire state. Put these five…

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Florida Camping Tricks and Tips

Here's some helpful information about where, when and how to camp out in the Sunshine State. The smell of wood-smoke filled my nose as I basked in the warm glow of the campfire. Under twinkling stars in the deep-blue night sky, my family and I relaxed in the serenity of peaceful waters under a…

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Great Camping Sites, All Around Florida

From primitive camping to full-service grounds, Florida has a full spectrum of camping sites to choose from. Here's some info to get you started: By Terry Tomalin The Everglades Rodgers River Bay, Everglades National Park - As the sun sets over the mangrove forest, a lone alligator leaves its…

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Get Away From it All by Camping in an Everglades Chickee Hut

The Everglades chickee huts are sheltered camping platforms standing in the water – your own miniature island in the open water of a mangrove swamp. By Terry Tomalin If you have an urge to get away from it all, you can't get much further away than the southern end of Everglades National Park…

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Go camping, Birding, & Kayaking at Big Lagoon State Park

RUSSELL MICK With over 700 acres, Big Lagoon State Park is a nature lover’s paradise. Enjoy camping or hike two trails at the Big Lagoon State Park, totaling 5.5 miles. There's a boat launchand swimming areas in the beautiful waters of Big Lagoon—the park's namesake. Try your luck fishing in Long…

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