Places to Camp near Dunnellon, FL

Dunnellon is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Dunnellon is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Dunnellon and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Dunnellon, FL (283)

    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow Springs State Park Campground
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    1.

    Rainbow Springs State Park Campground

    44 Reviews
    197 Photos
    525 Saves
    Dunnellon, Florida

    Rainbow Springs State Park’s campground is located along the Rainbow River. Rainbow River camping takes place at a separate facility a few miles from the main headspring and day use area.

    Rainbow Springs camping sites have water and electric (20, 30, and 50 amp), and are equipped with sewer hook-ups. Maximum RV length = 103 ft. ADA accessible restrooms are available. A dump station is located between the upper and lower campgrounds. Pets are welcome in the campground but are not permitted in swimming areas or buildings.

    Amenities include a recreation hall, showers and restrooms, laundry and playground. Access the river from the campground to fish, swim or paddle. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent from the campground office.

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Springs State Park Campground
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    2.

    Silver Springs State Park Campground

    38 Reviews
    258 Photos
    353 Saves
    Ocala, Florida

    Silver Springs State Park’s campground offers Cabins, RV and Tent Sites, and Group Primitive Camp Sites.

    Located beneath shady oaks and beautiful pine trees, Silver Springs’ vacation cabins accommodate up to six people.

    Each cabin has a full dining area, two bedrooms, one bath, stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, gas fireplace (October 1 to April 30), central cooling and heating and a large screened porch.

    Fifty-nine spacious sites in two campground loops easily accommodate even large camping units, with a maximum recreational vehicle length of 50 feet. Tent campers are welcome as well. Each site offers water and electric hook-up, as well as a fire ring, barbecue grill and picnic table.

    The primitive group camping area, set amid shady oaks, is for organized groups only, with preference given to youth groups. The area includes picnic tables and fire rings at each site.

    Non-potable water is available and there are no shower facilities.

    For more information and to make a group reservation for primitive camping, please call the Ranger Station at (352) 236-7148. This number is for primitive group camping reservations only.

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

    $24 - $110 / night

  1. 3.

    Encore Crystal Isles

    21 Reviews
    56 Photos
    183 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
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    4.

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

    65 Reviews
    227 Photos
    374 Saves
    Chiefland, Florida

    Welcome to Manatee Springs State Park Campground! This place is a gem for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and glamping accommodations, so there's something for everyone. One of the standout features here is the beautiful springs, which are teeming with wildlife. If you're lucky, you might spot manatees early in the morning or late at night when they come into the springs from the river.

    The facilities are top-notch, with clean bathrooms and showers that are well-maintained. There's also a small store on-site for any essentials you might need. For those who enjoy a bit of comfort, the campground provides electric and water hookups, and some sites even have sewer hookups. Pets are welcome, and there are plenty of trails where you can take your furry friends for a walk.

    Visitors have raved about the abundance of wildlife. It's not uncommon to see deer, armadillos, and a variety of birds right from your campsite. The hiking and biking trails are a hit, offering scenic routes through the park's lush landscape. If you're into water activities, the kayaking and swimming opportunities are fantastic. The boardwalk along the river is another highlight, perfect for a leisurely stroll.

    Located near Chiefland, FL, Manatee Springs State Park Campground is a great spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're here to relax by the campfire, explore the trails, or paddle through the springs, this campground has something to offer. Just remember, cell service is pretty spotty, so it's a good idea to download any maps or entertainment before you arrive. Enjoy your stay!

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

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park
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    Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park

    13 Reviews
    19 Photos
    75 Saves
    Crystal River, Florida

    Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park is a solid choice if you're looking to camp near Crystal River, FL. This place has a lot going for it, especially if you're planning an extended stay. The park is big-rig friendly and offers full hook-up sites, which is a huge plus. You can expect amenities like electric and sewer hookups, showers, and toilets.

    One of the standout features here is the pool—it's big, screened, and looks pretty inviting. Even if you don't take a dip, it's nice to know it's there. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just be aware that firewood isn't available on-site, so you'll need to bring your own if you plan on having a campfire.

    The park is surrounded by wooded areas, giving it a nice, natural feel. You might spot some local wildlife like birds and bunnies during your stay. The sites are spacious, and most have picnic tables. If you're into local attractions, you're in luck. Crystal River has plenty to offer, from restaurants and shops to outdoor activities.

    Visitors have mentioned that the staff is friendly and the grounds are well-kept. Some folks have noted that it's a popular spot for full-time residents, but everyone seems to get along just fine. If you're sensitive to noise, you might want to book a site away from the road, as some have mentioned it can get a bit loud.

    Overall, Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park offers a comfortable and convenient camping experience with plenty of amenities to keep you happy. Whether you're staying for a weekend or a few months, it's a spot worth considering.

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

    $40 - $63 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ross Prairie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ross Prairie Campground
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    Ross Prairie Campground

    11 Reviews
    23 Photos
    34 Saves
    Hernando, Florida

    Welcome to Ross Prairie Campground, a cozy spot near Dunnellon, Florida. This place is perfect for those who enjoy a mix of tranquility and outdoor activities. With only 14 sites, it offers a more intimate camping experience. The sites are well-spaced, providing a good amount of privacy, and are large enough to accommodate both tents and RVs.

    One of the standout features here is the access to numerous trails. Whether you're into hiking, biking, or horseback riding, you'll find plenty of paths to explore. The trails are well-maintained and easy to navigate, making them a hit among visitors. If you're bringing your horse, there's even a horse trailer park available.

    The campground is equipped with essential amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, and clean bathrooms with showers. The sanitary dump and sewer hookups are also available for RV campers. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed on the premises.

    Despite its proximity to the road, which can bring some traffic noise, the campground remains a peaceful retreat. The bathroom facilities are newly remodeled and kept in excellent condition. If you're looking for a bit of adventure, it's a short drive to Crystal River or Ocala, offering more activities and sights to see.

    Overall, Ross Prairie Campground is a great spot for a quick getaway or a longer stay. The friendly camp hosts and the clean, well-maintained facilities make it a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're here for the trails or just to unwind, you'll find this campground a welcoming place to stay.

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

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Campground

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    Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
    163 Photos
    223 Saves
    Micanopy, Florida

    Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. This place has it all—great trails, abundant wildlife, and a variety of camping options. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking your RV, or looking for a bit of glamping, you'll find a spot that suits your needs.

    One of the standout features here is the wildlife. Visitors often spot wild horses, bison, and a plethora of bird species. The observation tower offers a panoramic view of the prairie, and if you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of these majestic animals. The La Chua Trail is another must-see, especially if you're into gator watching.

    The campsites themselves are well-maintained and spacious, with plenty of shade from the dense woods. Some sites come with electric and water hookups, while others are more primitive, perfect for those who prefer a more rustic experience. The bathrooms and showers are clean, and there's even a sanitary dump station for RVs.

    For those who love hiking, the park offers numerous trails that range from easy walks to more challenging hikes. The trails are well-marked and provide a great way to explore the diverse ecosystems within the park. There's also a boat launch if you're into fishing or just want to paddle around the lake.

    Don't forget to bring bug spray—trust me, you'll need it. And if you're planning to visit in the fall or winter, a little extra warmth for the bathrooms wouldn't hurt. But overall, this campground is a top-notch destination for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors.

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

    9.

    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 Santos Trailhead & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Santos Trailhead & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Santos Trailhead & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Santos Trailhead & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Santos Trailhead & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Santos Trailhead & Campground

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    Santos Trailhead & Campground

    15 Reviews
    40 Photos
    50 Saves
    Belleview, Florida

    Welcome to Santos Trailhead & Campground, a fantastic spot near Ocala, FL, that's perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors. This place is a haven for hikers and mountain bikers, with trails that are practically at your doorstep. The campground itself is small but mighty, offering roomy sites with gravel pads, 50-amp electric hookups, and water.

    One of the standout features here is the cleanliness. Visitors consistently rave about the spotless restrooms and showers, which are a big plus after a long day on the trails. Speaking of trails, the biking and hiking options are top-notch. You can hit the trails right from your campsite, and there's even a nearby bike shop if you need to rent some gear or pick up a few snacks.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure. And if you enjoy a campfire, you're in luck—fires are allowed, and you can even buy firewood on-site.

    For those who like a bit of convenience, the campground is reservable, making it easy to plan your stay. There's also a diner nearby that caters to cyclists, though you might want to check their hours to avoid missing out.

    Overall, Santos Trailhead & Campground offers a great mix of amenities and natural beauty, making it a fantastic base for exploring the trails and enjoying some quality time outdoors. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you're bound to have a memorable stay.

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

    $22 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Dunnellon, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, Dunnellon, FL offers a wide range of camping options, with 283 campgrounds and RV parks near Dunnellon, FL and 5 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Dunnellon, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Dunnellon, FL is Rainbow Springs State Park Campground with a 4.5-star rating from 44 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 free dispersed camping spots near Dunnellon, FL.

What parks are near Dunnellon, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 3 parks near Dunnellon, FL that allow camping, notably Ocala National Forest and Osceola National Forest.