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About Florida Camping

Despite being home to some of the most popular beaches in America, Florida has more freshwater springs than anywhere else in the world. While tourists flood the coastlines, you can head inland to one of Central Florida’s dozen spring systems to find a beautiful, serene spot that is perfect for camping in Florida.

One of the largest, clearest spots is Ginnie Springs, located 35 miles northwest of Gainesville. The year-round 72-degree water is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, scuba, and cave diving. The seven-spring system is a magnet for divers who love the underwater cave system, while the gentle current of the Santa Fe River attracts day tubers and kayakers. Pack a snorkel when you go camping in Florida to be rewarded with glimpses of bass, mullet, catfish, turtles, and other natural critters.

Plus, with over one hundred campsites, visitors to Ginnie Springs can also enjoy accessible camping spots complete with electric hookups. If you’re looking for a truly authentic Florida experience, wilderness sites are also scattered throughout Ginnie Springs’ 200 acres, many of which are right on the riverfront or a spring. You will truly be one with nature as you wake up next to your own crystal-clear spring, waiting for you to dive in.

Another nearby spring system perfect for camping is Rainbow Springs State Park, located 60 miles straight south of Ginnie Springs. Rainbow Springs is the fourth largest freshwater spring in Florida and feeds into the Rainbow River, giving the spring a gentle current that is great for tubing or canoeing.The Rainbow River campground has 60 sites ready for both RVers and tent campers, complete with electrical service.

There is no better way to get in touch with nature or experience camping in Florida than with the natural water systems of the state. These refreshing sites are a unique Floridian attraction that will make your next camping experience stand out above the rest. With The Dyrt, you can be sure to find more unique spots for all your camping in Florida needs.

Recent Reviews In Florida

4788 Reviews of 1403 Florida Campgrounds

Bobbie B.
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2021

Cute place

The campground has trees for cover, picnic tables, fire rings, a bathroom with a flushing toilet. Water station, well maintained lot with cute pond and fairy garden. It is primative tenting with some rv hookup spots. The girl who gave one star isn't even at the right spot. And I assume hadn't tried…

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Jeff A.
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2021

Weekend trip

The good: This is a beautiful clean campground attached to a nice community park. 14 sites total some closer to each other than others, but we had no neighbors. There is a centrally located bathroom and shower, with a convenient large exterior sink. The park provided plenty of daytime entertainment…

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JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2021

Great location on beach

Great location across the street from the beach and walking distance from two restaurants. We had site 93 which looked the same as most sites. Level well compacted sand. Good full hookup. There is good vegetation between campsites (mostly saw palmetto and young live oak) and good cover from live…

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Month of VisitJanuary
Felica N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2021

Meh

Cheap campground with a $125/wk rate. Right on very busy and noisy highway. Very tight spots close to other campers. Mostly mobile home park. Run down laundry room, small restaurant/bar open to public. Wi-Fi is terrible. Wouldn't recommend unless you're just in need of a cheap spot to park.

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Month of VisitJanuary
Ashlee R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2021

Beautiful stay at Tomoka

We are locals and even so, staying in our beautiful park was amazing. Beautiful walks, lots of water access for fishing and watching wildlife, the historical Tomoki statue, and the BEST camp store, Tomoka Outpost. We had cold beer and boiled peanuts and watched the river from their deck. Campsites…

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Jessica S.
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2021

Really nice secluded spots in the sand loop

We went to Juniper Springs in March, and arrived without making a reservation (newbies), they had several spots open and the lady running the check in building wrote a list of the available spots and we drove around to pick one. The tent only loops are a bit crowded/not super private feeling, so we…

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Month of VisitApril
Dark Wolf ..The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2021

Definitely not a campground

There’s absolutely no camp sites here. There are no sites for tents and I can’t imagine even RVs. Everything there looked pretty old and was built into the ground.

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Dark Wolf ..The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2021

Great for hiking and cave exploring

The area is amazing. The roads are open and long and winding. Right in the middle of the woods, the campground is awesome and very clean. There are trails directly off of the site and even caves. Underground caves. I couldn’t believe it but such a great experience. Only downside is there is no…

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Dark Wolf ..The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2021

Home away from home

I have been a regular here for some time. It is definitely more glamping than anything but always a fun stay and the staff is always kind.

Everything you could ever need to be comfortable camping and easygoing including a convenience store to free wi-fi. There’s a massive pool and two hot tubs.…

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GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2021

Sketchy area

Only one restroom no toilet paper. Had a nice neighbor. Couldn’t find a shower house. Next door BP station was sketch worried about bongs. Not food or coffee or diesel.

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Dark Wolf ..The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2021

Beach camping

This is a great place to stay if you’re not local. It felt like I was sleeping in my own backyard for the most part.

I made reservations for a waterfront site just to end up far back from the water and the view being mostly blocked by trees and bushes.

The site was slightly flooded from rain…

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Dark Wolf ..The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2021

Sensory deprivation experience

The hike out to this spot was down a long dirt road. Potholes scattered everywhere but then pulling into the campground was perfect. Almost to perfect. Each site was spread apart with water and electricity. The grassy areas were so clean it seemed as if someone picked up each twig or branch that…

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Month of VisitDecember
Dark Wolf ..The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2021

A hidden gem

First, I just want to say I only found this place with the help of Yelp. It was nowhere in any of the searches I made so I’m adding the location to help others in need of tent/primitive camping.

The site is probably one of the most interesting and unique places I could have hoped to find. The…

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Dark Wolf ..The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2021

Not a campground

Unfortunately, the phone number that was online and website information that I found was incorrect. I drove 40 minutes to this park just to find a different number to call and spoke with the owner that informed me they haven’t had camping for about 8 years when he purchased it. It was a really nice…

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