Best Camping near Arcadia, FL

Join the fun near Arcadia. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Arcadia is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Arcadia and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Arcadia, FL (183)

    Camper-submitted photo from Highlands Hammock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Highlands Hammock State Park Campground
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    1.

    Highlands Hammock State Park Campground

    48 Reviews
    114 Photos
    189 Saves
    Sebring, Florida

    The family campground offers water and electric hookups, a dump station, access to restrooms with shower facilities, laundry and dishwashing areas.

    Currently, there is no free Wi-Fi in the campground; however, Wi-Fi is available at the Hammock Inn Concession, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during peak season months. During the slow summer season, daily availability and hours of operation may vary for the Hammock Inn camp store. Call 863-402-0061 for details.

    Campsites have picnic tables and fire rings. Sites vary from being open and sunny to partially or fully shaded and range in length from 20 to 50 feet. Maximum RV length = 50 feet.

    Three paved campsites, designated as American Disability Act sites, are near an ADA-accessible restroom. A maximum of eight people with two tents are allowed per site. RV sites are allowed to have the RV and one tent.

    The recreation hall, a park rental facility with a full kitchen, stage, large seating area, restrooms, barbecue grill and playground, is used for family reunions, weddings, parties, meetings and other events. Reservations may be booked through the ranger station 11 months in advance.

    The campground is a short walk from the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum and the picnic area. The bike path, nature trails and playgrounds are within proximity and easily accessed. Ranger-guided programs and interpretive walks offered during the busy winter season are suspended during the summer.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group

    $18 - $22 / night

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    Peace River Campground

    25 Reviews
    77 Photos
    173 Saves
    Arcadia, Florida

    Peace River Campground offers over 100 acres of wilderness camping for your enjoyment. You can make camp anywhere you like, including many places right on the beautiful Peace River's edge. During less busy times you can spend days out of site of other campers. While there are no utilities, picnic tables, or other campground amenities, you are only a short walk to our hot showers, swimming pool, campground store and all the trappings of the "civilized" world.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Palmetto Ridge Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Palmetto Ridge Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Palmetto Ridge Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Palmetto Ridge Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Palmetto Ridge Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Palmetto Ridge Campground — Myakka River State Park

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    Palmetto Ridge Campground — Myakka River State Park

    35 Reviews
    134 Photos
    410 Saves
    Osprey, Florida

    The park features three campgrounds with 90 campsites. Each site is equipped with 50-amp electrical service, water, a fire ring and picnic table. The sites in Palmetto Ridge also have sewer hook-ups. A dump station is located near Old Prairie Campground. Laundry facilities are available to all campers in Old Prairie and Palmetto Ridge campgrounds. All campsites are located within 40 yards of restroom facilities with hot showers.

    NOTE: Non-Potable Water

    Effective May 11, 2023: Drinking water is temporarily unavailable at Myakka River State Park. Please remember to bring your own water. Bottled water is also available at no cost at the ranger station from 8 a.m. to sunset.

    Sites in Old Prairie and Big Flats are dirt-based. The sites in Palmetto Ridge are gravel-based, except for four ADA paved sites adjoining restrooms. Old Prairie and Big Flats do not have vegetation buffers.

    The Big Flats Campground is located near the Upper Myakka Lake, Myakka Outpost, a fishing deck and Wi-Fi.

    Old Prairie and Palmetto Ridge campgrounds are located near the State Road 72 park entrance, the Myakka River, the campfire circle, a small playground and Myakka Friends Gift Shop. Well-behaved pets are welcome in these three campgrounds, up to four per site.

    There are six primitive campgrounds (Mossy Hammock, Bee Island, Honore, Panther Point, Oak Grove and Prairie) located along the hiking trails for backpackers. These rustic settings provide campers with a fire pit and post to hang items. Each campground has three campsites, and a maximum of four people may be on each site. Only Bee Island, Oak Grove and Prairie have water pumps. Water at these sites is not potable; it requires boiling/chemical treatment. Other sites do not have water; you must bring your own. The terrain is primarily prairie, and dehydration is possible even on the coolest days.

    Myakka River State Park is one of Florida’s largest parks with 37,000 acres of its own. Home to the officially designated “Wild and Scenic” Myakka River, this state park is the perfect destination for outdoor adventurers who are looking to get closer to the natural, diverse Florida wildlife.

    Choose from one of over 80 campsites while Myakka State Park camping and get ready to explore!

    Bring your kayak and make your way through a variety of waterways where you can spot american alligators, snook, ospreys, and countless species of birds.

    Embark on one of many hiking trails to explore more of the unique environments found within Myakka River State Park. Trek to the highlands to get a look at Florida’s traditional wetlands where marshes, cypress dome trees, and grazing birds will welcome you. Go even deeper to reach the diverse array of grasses, wildflowers, and vines that grow freely in the park’s protected dry prairies. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you! Short shrubs in the dry prairies allow visitors to see for miles in any direction.

    You’ll also want to bring the camera atop the Canopy Walkway at Myakka River. Just a short walk from the main road, this suspension bridge provides a panoramic view of the entire park from a unique vantage point above the tree canopy. Every camper can find what they’re looking for at this Florida park.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 / night

  1. 4.

    Thousand Trails Peace River

    20 Reviews
    80 Photos
    63 Saves
    Ona, Florida

    Thousand Trails Peace River RV & Camping Resort is a 75-acre RV camp in Florida nestled among the woods on the outskirts of Wauchula. The Peace River runs a half mile around the border of the preserve, offering canoeing, kayaking, fishing, fossil hunting in the river, nature trails and wildlife. Whether you prefer the water or the woods, Peace River provides the RV camping experience you desire all from a conveniently located RV camp in southwest Florida. At Thousand Trails Peace River RV Camping, our setting is ideal for guests who want to explore the surrounding local attractions. Big-city sports arenas, amusement parks and art districts are a pleasant drive away. This RV camp in Florida also touts close proximity to the well-known powder white beaches of the Gulf Coast, only a brief 45 minutes to an hour away. Naturally Beautiful RV Camp in Florida Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Peace River RV & Camping Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Oscar Scherer State Park Campground

    38 Reviews
    125 Photos
    307 Saves
    Osprey, Florida

    Welcome to Oscar Scherer State Park Campground, a fantastic spot near Osprey, Florida. This place is a solid choice for anyone looking to camp year-round. The campground is smack dab in the middle of some of Florida's best beaches and trails, making it a prime location for both relaxation and adventure.

    The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations. You’ll find amenities like clean restrooms, hot showers, and electric hookups. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There’s also a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    Visitors have praised the cleanliness of the facilities and the helpfulness of the staff. The sites are generally private and well-maintained, with plenty of space to spread out. Some sites are close to a creek, which adds a nice touch of nature to your stay. Just be aware that shade can be a bit limited in some areas.

    For activities, you’ve got plenty of options. There are several trails right from the campground for hiking and biking, and a swimming pond if you want to cool off. Kayaking is also a popular activity here. If you’re into wildlife, keep an eye out for gators and various bird species.

    The location is unbeatable. You’re just a short drive from Venice and Sarasota, with beaches only about 10 minutes away. Whether you want to stay put and enjoy the park or explore the surrounding area, Oscar Scherer State Park Campground is a great base for your adventures.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Manatee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Manatee State Park Campground
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    Lake Manatee State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    96 Photos
    148 Saves
    Parrish, Florida

    A 60-site camping area is within walking distance of the beach and fishing areas. Water and 30-amp electricity are available at every site. A dump station is located at the entrance of the campground.

    Camps are near picnic tables, playground, swimming area and beach. A boat ramp and launching dock provide access to the lake. Well-behaved pets are welcome at the campground. Maximum RV length = 65 ft.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $22 / night

  2. 7.

    Encore Toby's

    5 Reviews
    37 Photos
    12 Saves
    Arcadia, Florida

    A short drive from Florida's west coast, Toby's RV Resort in Florida is convenient to everything that makes the area a popular vacation destination. The Tampa/St. Petersburg metropolis offers world class dining, entertainment, museums, and cultural events just minutes from Toby's country-themed RV resort. If shopping is your hobby, the prestigious St. Armands Circle in Sarasota and numerous outlet malls await your exploration. Just step outside the RV resort and immerse yourself in Florida's rich cultural and social scenes. Toby's RV Resort offers much more than a convenient location; as a family-friendly RV resort in Florida , you'll also appreciate the fun atmosphere catering to the young and young-at-heart. With so much to do on-site and just outside the camp, you choose the type of vacation you want to experience. Nature Coast RV Resort in Florida Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Toby's RV Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Brownville Park

    3 Reviews
    28 Photos
    29 Saves
    Arcadia, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Turtle Beach Campground

    21 Reviews
    91 Photos
    524 Saves
    Osprey, Florida

    Welcome to Turtle Beach Campground, a charming spot near Sarasota, FL, that offers a slice of paradise just steps from the beach. This place is a gem for anyone looking to unwind with the sound of waves and the beauty of the Gulf right at your doorstep.

    The campground is open year-round and boasts a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable. You'll find electric and sewer hookups, drinking water, showers, and toilets. Plus, there's a sanitary dump station for RVs. One of the standout features here is the easy beach access—you're literally just a few steps away from the sand. Imagine waking up to the sound of crashing waves and ending your day with a stunning sunset over the Gulf.

    Visitors have raved about the cleanliness of the campground and the friendly staff. There's a nice picnic area with grills, perfect for a family cookout. If you're into hammock camping, you'll find plenty of trees spaced just right for a relaxing night under the stars. And for those with kids, there's a playground to keep the little ones entertained.

    The local area offers plenty to do as well. Some campers mentioned taking a short drive to Caspersen Beach for some shark tooth hunting, while others enjoyed the free trolley to Siesta Key Village for a sweet treat. The campground also hosts special events, like an amazing Halloween family weekend with crafts, s'mores, and live music.

    Whether you're in a tent or an RV, Turtle Beach Campground provides a cozy, scenic spot to enjoy the natural beauty of Florida's Gulf Coast. Just remember, spots are limited, so it's a good idea to make a reservation in advance. Happy camping!

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $120 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Arcadia, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, Arcadia, FL offers a wide range of camping options, with 183 campgrounds and RV parks near Arcadia, FL and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

Which is the most popular campground near Arcadia, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Arcadia, FL is Highlands Hammock State Park Campground with a 4.2-star rating from 48 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Arcadia, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Arcadia, FL.

What parks are near Arcadia, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 parks near Arcadia, FL that allow camping, notably Pomme De Terre Lake and Big Cypress National Preserve.