I'm always cautious when I read or see 'Fish Camp' on any sign. Generally, this can mean a number of things - 1) it's a fishing hole; 2) it's a restaurant that serves fish and typically some good local suds; or 3) it might actually be a campground (that usually has 1 or 2 of the aforementioned elements. That said, I was pleasantly surprised to find Indian Mound Fish Camp offered all of these elements, so If you’ve got an RV, camper en tow or looking for a ready-made cabin on the water, then this particular RV location just off of Route 1, which parallels the Atlantic Ocean here in Florida just south of Edgewater and within a stone’s throw of Canaveral National Seashore, then Indian Mound Fish Camp may just be the perfect spot for you.
Quick point of caution: if you’ve got a tent you’re looking to set up and camp out in nature, then unfortunately, this location won’t accommodate your travel plans as there’s no tent camping.
With ample side-by-side elongated parking lanes for your parking pleasure, a good dozen or so of these slots plant you right in front of a gorgeous view of the intracoastal waterway, all of the sites come equipped with the typical 30/ 50 amp electrical hook-ups, waste disposal and water connections. There’s the standard picnic table, garbage receptacles and even a few community BBQ grills scattered about. The hosts are incredibly nice, are on-site and present and offer pricing by the night, week and month.
Overall, the community is inviting and friendly and there’s at times some planned activities throughout the week (check with the front desk), but the real gem here is the outstanding waterfront bar, which you can either purchase your choice of inebriation on-site, or bring your own to pop open and enjoy the sinking sun.
While there’s not a ton of amenities to pick and choose from, this location does come with BBQ, intercoastal front access for your kayak/ canoe, spartan bathing facilities and an on-site store that has everything for your fishing needs. Near this RV despot, you do have access to Turnbull Hammock Conservation Area, which is great for a long hike or even a dip in the water with your kayak (just bring your insect repellent!).
Insider’s tip? The big draw here on the central east coast side of Florida is Cape Canaveral itself, so if you time it right, you’ll have a spectacular camping experience, complete with a rocket or satellite being launched into outer space. Now that’s far out!