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Campgrounds And Campsites In Central Florida

(Last Updated On: March 29, 2022)

Central Florida is home to some beautiful places to camp, whether in an RV, a travel trailer or a tent. We have compiled a list of the best campgrounds and campsites around Central Florida.

Orange Blossom KOA

3800 W Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32712
Office: 407-886-3260
Toll free: 800-562-5634
Email: [email protected]
Website: Orange Blossom KOA
Map of Site: Orange Blossom KOA site map

Large RV parked under a tree at the Orange Blossom KOA campground
Photo courtesy of Orange Blossom KOA

Just 15 minutes from downtown Orlando, at the Orange Blossom KOA you will be able to enjoy a small town atmosphere. Unlike the larger campgrounds with hundreds of sites, you will get to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and personal attention in a location that is convenient to everything that Central Florida has to offer.

The Orange Blossom KOA is not short on amenities either. You will be able to enjoy:

Cable TV/SatelliteCampfires allowedCamp store
Dog parkDump stationInternet/WIFI available
LaundromatLP GasPlayground
RestroomsRV StorageShuffleboard
Swimming pool20/30/50 amp Electric

This KOA can accommodate Double Slide Outs and big rig pull through sites with sun or shade. All sites have full hook-ups and 20/30/50 amp electric, 48 channels of CATV and WIFI.

Winter Garden RV Resort

13905 W. Colonial Dr., Winter Garden, FL 34787
Office: 407-656-1415
Toll free: 866-384-3714
Email: [email protected]
Website:Winter Garden RV Resort
Map of Site: Winter Garden RV Resort site map

Camping trailers parked under trees at the Winter Garden RV resort
Photo courtesy of Winter Garden RV Resort

Winter Garden RV Resort has the advantage of being minutes from the world famous attractions in Florida, and it is just 90 miles to either coast. While this RV resort is small enough to be friendly, it is big enough to provide RVer’s with all types of amenities.

You will be glad to know that Winter Garden RV resorts can accommodate double slide outs and has-pull through sites. You will have both 30 and 50 amp electric and full hookup sites. There are some waterfront sites, too!

Amenities at Winter Garden RV Resort include:

BasketballCable TV/SatelliteCampfires allowed
Business CenterCamp storeDog park
Fitness CenterDump stationInternet/WIFI available
Golf cart rentalsGroup FacilitiesHorseshoes
Kiddie PoolLaundromatLP Gas
PavilionPet-FriendlyPlayground
Pool tableRecreation hallRestaurant
RestroomsRV StorageShuffleboard
Swimming pool (heated)Wheelchair accessible 20/30/50 amp Electric

 

Clerbrook Golf & RV Resort

20005 US Hwy. 27  Clermont, FL 34715
Office: 352-394-5513
Toll free: 800-440-3801
Website:  Clerbrook Golf & RV Resort
Map of Site: Site map for Clerbrook Golf & RV Resort

Bridge over creek at Clerbrook Golf & RV Resort
Photo courtesy of Clerbrook Golf & RV Resort

Located among the rolling hills of Clermont, Florida, this RV resort has over 1,250 sites on 287 acres in beautiful Lake County. This park even has an on-site 18 hole golf course. The course features rolling fairways set among the nature preserve and lakes.

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Clerbrook is also close to Sea World, Lakeridge Winery, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

The sites include 30/50 amp electric and full hookup sites. There are also rental accommodations at Clerbrook RV Resort.

The amenities at Clerbrook include:

Cable TV/SatelliteFitness CenterGame room
Golf CourseHorseshoesHot tub/spa
Internet/WIFI availablePavilionPet-friendly
Planned activitiesPlaygroundPro Shop
Recreation HallShuffleboardSwimming pool

 

Olde Mill Stream RV Resort

1000 North Central Avenue, Umatilla, Florida 32784
Office: 352-669-3141
Toll free: 800-449-3141
Email: [email protected]
Website: Olde Mill Stream RV Resort
Map of Site: Site map of Olde Mill Stream RV Resort

Aerial view of Olde Mill Stream RV Resort
Photo by Mark Walter

Olde Mill Stream is a vacation spot that gives you a place to stroll, ride bikes, fish and enjoy planned activities. This gated community offers 427 spacious sites with an 8’ X 20’ pad, picnic tables and full hook-ups.

The Olde Mill Stream can accommodate double slide outs and has pull through sites and some along the waterfront. All spots have 30/50 amp electric. With mature trees, shrubs and flowers, this well known resort is ideal to spend several weeks at.

The amenities at Olde Mill Stream include:

Boat launchBoating/canoeingBocce ball
Business CenterCable TV/ SatelliteDog park
Dump stationFishingGroup facilities
HorseshoesInternet/WIFI availableLaundromat
LP GasPet-friendlyPlanned activities
Pool tableRecreation hallRestrooms
RV StorageShuffleboardSwimming pool
Wheelchair Accessible30/50 amp Electric

 

The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

4510 N. Ft. Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Office: 407-939-5277
Toll free: 407-439-7835
Email: [email protected]
Website: The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Map of Site: Disney’s Fort Wilderness

At dusk, tent lit up from the inside, set beside the water at Disney's Fort Wilderness
Image from Disney’s Fort Wilderness

This is the opportunity for you to camp right in the middle of the Walt Disney World Resort! The only campground at a Disney Resort, Fort Wilderness is nestled into 740 acres of woodlands, wilderness cabins and campsites for both tents and RVs.

There are campsites that will accommodate tents or 45-foot and longer RVs. There is a maximum of 10 people per site.

Most of the campsites have a sewer hook-up and they have 30/50 amp electric at each site. You are encouraged to add a personal touch and decorate your campsite!

Amenities at Fort Wilderness include:

ArcheryBike rentalsBike trails
Boat launchBoat rentalsBoating/canoeing
Cable TVCharcoal grillFishing
Golf cart rentalHorseback ridingInternet/WIFI available
Pet-friendlyPicnic TablesPrivacy-enhancing landscaping
Swimming pool with corkscrew slideWater30/50 amp electric

 

Lake Louisa State Park

7305 U.S. Hwy. 27, Clermont, FL 34714
Office: 352-394-3969
Website: Lake Louisa State Park
Map of Site: Lake Louisa State Park site map

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Tent lit up from the inside at dusk at Lake Louisa State Park
Credit: Lake Louisa State Park website

It is hard to believe, once you are immersed in nature at Lake Louisa State Park, you are only 30 minutes from Orlando. The 4,500 acres of the park contains 6 lakes, two streams, 105 acres of lake shoreline and 11 natural plant habitats.

You can fish on four of the six lakes in the park, but boats have to be small enough to be hand carried to the water. Electric trolling motors or hand power is permitted on the lakes, no outboard motors.

There are 20 cabins in Lake Louisa State Park that have two bedrooms, two baths and a kitchen with appliances. The cabins are furnished with heat/air conditioning, dishes, silverware, linens, towels and a picnic table and rocking chair on the porch. Two of the cabins are fully accessible.

Amenities at Lake Louisa State Park include:

Accessible fishing pier (2)Accessible pavilionAccessible restroom (2)
BikingFire ringsHammock camping available
HikingPet-friendlyPicnic tables

There are two primitive campsites, Wilderness Point and Pine Point in Lake Louisa Park. Both of these camping areas are in the more pristine and beautiful areas of the park. These sites do not have water or electricity. They do have a fire ring and picnic table. These sites are not accessible by vehicle, and they are pack-in and pack-out.

Nova Family Campground

1190 Herbert St., Port Orange, FL 32129
Office: 386-767-0095
Email: [email protected]
Website:Nova Family Campground
Map of Site: Site Map for Nova Family Campground

Florida igloos to rent at Nova Campground
Florida igloos to rent at Nova Campground

Just six miles from Daytona Beach, this 20 acre campground is a relaxing place to stay. Here you can experience the full range of the camping experience, from RV hook-ups to fully-equipped cabins or sites for tents.

Try one of the Florida igloos (pictured above) at the Nova Campgrounds. With their 9 foot vaulted ceiling and screened breezeways at both the front and back, it is a great way to travel light.

Amenities at the Nova Family Campground include:

BBQ GrillsCable TVDog Park
Dump StationFirewoodGeneral Store
LaundryPicnic TablesPool Table
PropaneRV StorageRestrooms
Swimming Pool (Heated)WIFI

 

St. John’s River Campground

1520 SR 40, Astor, FL 32102
Office: 386-749-3995
Email: [email protected]
Website:St. Johns River Campground
Map of Site: Campsite Map St. Johns River Campground

Trailers parked in the shade of tall trees at St. John's River Campground
Credit: St. John’s River Campground website

The St. John’s River Campground is just ¼ mile from the St. John’s River which has some of the best bass fishing. The river has earned the title as the Bass Capital of the World. At the St. John’s River Campgrounds, their large campsites can accommodate motor homes, trailers or tents. Full hook-up sites include water, swerve and electric.

If you rent a cabin at St. John’s, it will have a full bathroom and complete kitchen with microwaves, dishes and pots and pans. Cabins also have heat and air conditioners and cable TV.  For motor homes or trailers, there is 30/50 amp electric and pull through sites.

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Amenities at St. John’s River Campground include:

Cable TV/SatelliteCamp fire allowedDump station
HorseshoesLaundromatPet-friendly
PlaygroundRestrooms30/50 amp electric

Rodman Campground

108 Rodman Dam Road, Palatka, FL 32177
Office: 386-326-2846
Reservations: 800-326-3521
Website: Rodman Campground
No site map available

Sign at the entrance to Rodman Recreation Area - Campground and DamThis 64 site campground offers access to some of Florida’s best freshwater fishing. The Rodman Reservoir has been rated as one of the Top 10 Trophy Bass Lakes in Florida by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

There are 26 primitive tent sites and 38 sites that have power and water hookups. The 1,300 mile long statewide Florida National Scenic Trail runs adjacent to the Rodman Campground. Cyclists can ride the paved areas within the campground loops, Rodman Dam road or the natural surface maintained trail.

Amenities at Rodman Campground include:

Accessible amenitiesBoat rampFishing
Mountain bikingParkingPet-friendly
Picnic pavilionRestroomsWater fountain

There are several species of wildlife that you will see in the Rodman Campground area. Commonly seen are white-tailed deer, wild turkey, wading birds, hawks, bald eagles, osprey and alligators.

Trimble Park

5802 Trimble Park Road, Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Office: 407-254-1982
Website: Trimble Park
Map of Site: (on page 20) Camping at Orange County Parks & Recreation
If you are interested in making reservations at Trimble Park, you will need to do so online as reservations are not accepted over the phone. Use this link for reservations: Orange County, FL

Man and 4 kids sitting outside a tent around a campfire as the sun it setting. At Trimble Park
Credit: Trimble Park website

Trimble Park is one of five parks in Orange County where you can enjoy nature. Located on 71 acres, Trimble Park is on a peninsula between Carlton and Beauclaire on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Trimble Park campsites are on a first-come, first-serve basis if you choose not to make reservations in advance. There are primitive sites that are set aside for tents only, no vehicles are permitted.

According to their brochures, Camping at Orange County Parks & Recreation, Trimble Park is in known bear habitat areas, so you need to be mindful of how you store your food.

Click here to watch a video about all this park has to offer!

Amenities at Trimble Lake include:

15 RV/Tent sitesDump stationElectric hookups
Fire ring with grillPicnic tablesWater

 

If you are interested in camping at one of the Florida State Parks, this brochure will give  you the information you need to learn about the parks:

Camping and Cabins Guide for Florida State Parks

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Heather, her husband, and two collies live in Central Florida and try to enjoy just about everything the Sunshine State has to offer, especially if it involves being on the water or out enjoying nature.

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