Places to Camp near Aripeka, FL

Searching for the best camping near Aripeka, FL? Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Aripeka campgrounds just for you. Find the best campgrounds near Aripeka, FL. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near Aripeka, FL (249)

    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground

    1.

    Hillsborough River State Park Campground

    63 Reviews
    275 Photos
    317 Saves
    Zephyrhills, Florida

    Just minutes from downtown Tampa, this Hillsborough River State Park Camping offers a refuge from city life with its seven miles of nature trails and ample places to cool off in the water.

    Except for occasional reenactments, the cannon and guns are now silent at Fort Foster. No longer do Seminole Indians have to fight to keep a foothold in Florida, and soldiers no longer guard a strategic river crossing. The reconstructed fort and its surroundings are now part of Hillsborough River State Park.

    Besides a living history lesson, visitors can kayak or canoe class II river rapids, rare in Florida, hike seven miles of nature trails and swim in an ADA accessible swimming pool.

    Tucked away, only a short distance from the bustling city of Tampa, camping is a popular activity at Hillsborough River State Park.

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

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mary’s Fish Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mary’s Fish Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mary’s Fish Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mary’s Fish Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mary’s Fish Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mary’s Fish Camp

    2.

    Mary’s Fish Camp

    11 Reviews
    33 Photos
    121 Saves
    Weeki Wachee, Florida

    Welcome to Mary’s Fish Camp in Florida! This spot is a hidden gem for those who love a laid-back, old Florida vibe. Nestled near the Mud River, don’t let the name fool you—this spring-fed tidal tributary is almost crystal clear and teeming with wildlife. You might spot dolphins, manatees, and a variety of aquatic birds while you’re here.

    Fishing is a big draw at Mary’s Fish Camp. The long dock is perfect for casting a line, and locals often chum the water with oatmeal, making it easy to catch mullet without fancy lures. If you’re after snook, bring fresh bait since the camp store mainly stocks frozen options. Kayak rentals are available, and the creek connects to the Weeki Wachee River, offering some fantastic paddling opportunities.

    The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations. Tent sites are primitive but conveniently close to the fishing areas, bait shop, and bathrooms. RV campers will find electric hookups and water, though there’s no sewer connection or nearby dump station. The cabins are basic but come with a screened porch, mini fridge, and microwave.

    Amenities include hot showers, toilets, and a small market for essentials. Pets are welcome, and there’s a picnic table at each site. While the campground lacks some modern conveniences, its charm lies in its simplicity and the natural beauty surrounding it.

    Visitors have praised the friendly staff and the relaxed atmosphere. Whether you’re here for the fishing, kayaking, or just to unwind by the water, Mary’s Fish Camp offers a unique and memorable experience.

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

    $35 - $175 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

    3.

    Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

    11 Reviews
    57 Photos
    87 Saves
    New Port Richey, Florida

    Separate primitive camping areas available for individual and equestrian camping. Backcountry camping available. Campsites for cars and primitive cabins available. Groups can reserve tent site or cabins up to 90 days in advance. Reservation and fee are required and can be made up to 30 days in advance.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Caladesi RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Caladesi RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Caladesi RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Caladesi RV Park
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    4.

    Caladesi RV Park

    15 Reviews
    24 Photos
    120 Saves
    Palm Harbor, Florida

    Full hook up RV park with air conditioned club house and laundry facilities. Caladesi RV Park is nested in the heart of Palm Harbor, Florida, right on the Pinellas Trail, an exercise trail spanning from Tarpon Springs to Clearwater.  The Caladesi RV Park is minutes from 5 Tampa Bay area beaches.  Tons of shopping and restaurants withing walking distance.  Trolley pick up on the property.  Just 20 minutes from Tampa or St. Petersburg.  5 minutes to Honeymoon Island, where you can park your RV.

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

    $45 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Nature's Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Nature's Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Nature's Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Nature's Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Nature's Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Nature's Resort

    5.

    Nature's Resort

    15 Reviews
    20 Photos
    86 Saves
    Homosassa, Florida

    Welcome to Nature's Resort, nestled near Homosassa, FL. This campground is a gem for those who love being close to the water. The Homosassa River is the star of the show here, offering stunning views and plenty of opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and boating.

    The campground has a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options. If you're bringing an RV, you'll appreciate the full electric, water, and sewer hookups. The sites are a bit snug, but the convenience of having all your amenities right there makes up for it.

    One of the highlights is the Tiki bar, where you can grab a drink, enjoy some wings, and listen to live music. It's a great spot to hang out, especially if the weather takes a turn. There's also a pool, though it's not heated, and a game room, library, and activity room to keep everyone entertained.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be glad to know that the campground is pet-friendly. The grounds are well-maintained with beautiful landscaping and flowers, making it a pleasant place to stroll around. There's even a small store on-site for any essentials you might need.

    If you're into social activities, the campground hosts events like parades and has a church on-site. The locals are friendly, and there's a real sense of community here. Just be prepared for the sites to be close together, especially if you're on the waterfront.

    Overall, Nature's Resort offers a mix of relaxation and activities, making it a great spot for a getaway. Whether you're here for the river, the amenities, or just to unwind, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground

    6.

    Colt Creek State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    118 Photos
    185 Saves
    Zephyrhills, Florida

    Welcome to Colt Creek State Park Campground, nestled near Lakeland, Florida. This place is a real treat for anyone looking to escape into nature. The campground is known for its peaceful and spacious sites, perfect for both tent and RV camping. Whether you're pulling in with a big rig or setting up a tent, you'll find the sites accommodating and well-maintained.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of wildlife. Visitors often spot various animals, making it a great spot for nature lovers. The park offers plenty of opportunities for walking, biking, and hiking, with numerous trails weaving through the scenic landscape. If you're into birdwatching, bring your binoculars—there's a good chance you'll see some interesting species around the lake and trails.

    The amenities are top-notch, with clean restrooms and showers, and even laundry facilities available for $1.50 per load. Firewood is available for purchase, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire in the evenings. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Campers have praised the friendly and helpful staff, including the camp hosts and rangers, who go out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay. The park's serene environment and well-kept facilities make it a favorite for many who visit.

    So, pack your gear and head over to Colt Creek State Park Campground for a relaxing and enjoyable outdoor experience. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained and comfortable.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  1. 7.

    Encore Crystal Isles

    21 Reviews
    56 Photos
    182 Saves
    Crystal River, Florida

    Enjoy a beautiful RV resort on Florida's scenic West Coast. Indulge in the nearby Gulf beaches, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and fishing. Crystal Isles RV Resort lets you create the perfect blend of peace, pleasure and play for the Florida RV vacation you have been dreaming of. Hit a golf ball, stroll on the wide beaches, rent a boat, catch a fish in local streams and lakes, or visit nearby King's Bay to swim with a manatee - it's all waiting for you! We offer a wonderful experience for the whole family at Encore's Crystal Isles RV Resort in Florida. Perfect blend of peace and pleasure at a Nature Coast RV resort 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 Crystal Isles 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
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Holder Mine Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holder Mine Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holder Mine Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Holder Mine Campground
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    Holder Mine Campground

    17 Reviews
    30 Photos
    119 Saves
    Inverness, Florida

    The Holder Mine Campground campsites are shaded by live oaks and turkey oaks. This campground is open seven days a week and is popular with hunters during archery and small game seasons.

    Features

    • Picnicking
    • Leashed pets allowed

    Hiking trails:

    • Citrus A Loop Trail is 8.6 miles.
    • Citrus B Loop Trail is 17.3 miles.

    Facilities 27 campsites with electricity, water, picnic table and fire ring (2) bathhouses Pavilion Dump station

    Note: Pavilion is only available for use for a fee by paid campers.

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

    $9 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cody's RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cody's RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cody's RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cody's RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cody's RV Park
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    9.

    Cody's RV Park

    6 Reviews
    29 Photos
    52 Saves
    Weeki Wachee, Florida

    Situated on 15 acres of natural old Florida beauty! We are inland in between a golf course community and thousands of acres of nature preserves! Just miles from the majestic Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and the Gulf of Mexico. We are a smaller park with a bigger vision! Offering a laid back feel with the intentions of making our campers feel like they found a true gem!

    A traditional spot for your family to return to year after year and pass down through generations! Our main focus is hospitality and giving everyone all the information and accommodations to make your stay a truly magical experience!

    A different camping adventure with Dinosaurs greeting you throughout the park, a giant seahorse sculpture and a hurricane shelter that looks like a castle! Clean modern bathrooms, canoes and kayaks to take out on our pond, catch and release fishing, ducks, chickens, artsy fun, family-friendly, lush botanical and so much more!

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

    $30 - $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mutual Mine - Withlacoochee State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Mutual Mine - Withlacoochee State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Mutual Mine - Withlacoochee State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Mutual Mine - Withlacoochee State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Mutual Mine - Withlacoochee State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Mutual Mine - Withlacoochee State Forest

    10.

    Mutual Mine - Withlacoochee State Forest

    13 Reviews
    24 Photos
    50 Saves
    Floral City, Florida

    Mutual Mine Campground has campsites in a horseshoe formation next to a picturesque, rain-filled lake that was formerly a mine pit. This campground does not have showers.

    Features

    • No pets allowed

    Hiking trails:

    • Citrus C Loop is 16.9 miles.
    • Citrus D Loop is 19.4 miles.

    No alcohol allowed

    Facilities

    • 13 non-electric campsites with water, picnic table and fire ring

    Restrooms (no showers)

    • Youth group camp area.
    • Reservations required. Call (352) 797-4140.
    • Reservation required for ALL campsites. Call (352) 797-4140.
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Aripeka, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, Aripeka, FL offers a wide range of camping options, with 249 campgrounds and RV parks near Aripeka, FL and 2 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Aripeka, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Aripeka, FL is Hillsborough River State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 63 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 free dispersed camping spots near Aripeka, FL.

What parks are near Aripeka, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 parks near Aripeka, FL that allow camping, notably Ocala National Forest and Osceola National Forest.