Best Camping near Lake Mary, FL

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Best Camping Sites Near Lake Mary, FL (287)

    Camper-submitted photo from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

    1.

    Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

    127 Reviews
    342 Photos
    447 Saves
    Windermere, Florida

    Fort wilderness camping features 4 types of campsites accommodate everything from tents to 45-foot and longer RVs, with a maximum of 10 Guests per site. Each campsite is equipped with privacy-enhancing landscaping, water, cable television and electrical hook-ups, a picnic table and a charcoal grill. Most campsites also include a sewer hook-up, and some even permit pets.

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

    $56 - $201 / night

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

    2.

    Wekiwa Springs State Park Campground

    65 Reviews
    153 Photos
    495 Saves
    Apopka, Florida

    Wekiwa Springs Camping offers slopes of gently rolling hills supporting longleaf pine among other specialty plants is the Sandhill habitat where the 60 spacious campsites are located. Each wooded site has water and electrical hook-up, a fire ring with grill and a picnic table. Some sites also have sewer hook-ups and a dump station is located at the campground.

    Accessible camp sites can be requested at the time of reservation. Two accessible restrooms with showers are located in the camping area.

    Firewood is available at the ranger station. Well behaved pets are allowed in the campground in accordance with our Pet Policy.

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

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Spring State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Spring State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Spring State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Spring State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Spring State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Spring State Park Campground

    3.

    Blue Spring State Park Campground

    45 Reviews
    182 Photos
    341 Saves
    Orange City, Florida

    Blue Spring State Park has 51 campsites (recreational vehicles up to 40 feet long) located in the sand pine scrub and are within walking distance to the spring. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, water, electricity and a grill. A dump station is available in the park. Pets are welcome in the Blue Springs camping area in accordance with our Pet Policy. ADA Accessible sites at Blue Springs State Park camping are offered on Reserve America and two new bathhouses are complete with accessible showers and bathroom stalls.

    Conservation measures can produce astounding results. In 1970, two years before Blue Spring State Park was established, researchers tracked 14 manatees in the spring run. By 2005, after years of park improvements and manatee protection efforts, wintering manatee numbers exceeded 200 and by 2018, that number skyrocketed to a record 485.

    Besides "sea cows," fish abound in the spring run, and these attract a variety of wading birds, ospreys, eagles and kingfishers. To see the park’s wonders, visitors can hike along the spring run or on the 4.5-mile Pine Island Trail. Visitors can also launch a canoe or kayak (rentals are available at the park) or take a guided river boat cruise.

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

    $24 - $95 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Wekiva Falls RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Wekiva Falls RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Wekiva Falls RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Wekiva Falls RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Wekiva Falls RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Wekiva Falls RV Resort

    4.

    Wekiva Falls RV Resort

    21 Reviews
    60 Photos
    145 Saves
    Mid Florida, Florida

    Located between Orlando and Daytona, our Central Florida RV Park is surrounded by state-owned preserve land, but is still only 5 miles from Sanford, FL. The campground has a total of 817 sites, 569 of which offer full hookups, and there are plenty of over-sized RV sites to accommodate big rigs and small RVs alike.

    Wekiva Falls RV Resort and campground also offers tent camping at our Orlando-area campground. Some sites are equipped with picnic tables and grills, while others have fire pits, and some are located far back in the woods.

    Wekiva Falls is a premiere RV Resort and campground destination ideally located in beautiful Sorrento, Florida between Daytona Beach and Orlando. Before Walt Disney came to the area in the 1970’s, Orlando was a sleepy town with an economy based on citrus and cattle. Since then, Orlando has blossomed into one of our nations most sought-after destinations. That’s why the founders decided to build Wekiva Falls right up to the road, in Sorrento, Florida. The founders wanted to be close enough to all the attractions and local shops, without being disturbed by the noise, or frustrated by the stop and go traffic. Sorrento, Florida is truly one of the last peaceful reserves in Central Florida. With its near-perfect mild temperatures that last all year-round. Built on over 100 acres, you’ll find the beauty of the great outdoors stretches in every direction, as far as the eye can see. At Wekiva Falls a beautiful beach awaits, winding trails call your name, and a variety of nearby wildlife dot the picture-perfect landscape.

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

    $40 - $73 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Alexander Springs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Alexander Springs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Alexander Springs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Alexander Springs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Alexander Springs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Alexander Springs Recreation Area

    5.

    Alexander Springs Recreation Area

    33 Reviews
    57 Photos
    400 Saves
    Astor, Florida

    Overview

    Alexander Springs Recreation Area is located in the Ocala National Forest near the beautiful, turquoise waters of Alexander Springs. With forested scenery and abundant water, the recreation area offers camping, swimming, canoeing, scuba diving (for certified divers), hiking, birding and wildlife viewing.The Ocala National Forest, located in north central Florida, spans four counties and 383,000 acres. It is the southernmost and oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River, and protects the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest. If you are planning to visit the weekend of Memorial Day through Labor Day on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you will be required to obtain a Vehicle Access Reservation. __

    Recreation

    Visitors can swim, snorkel and dive year-round in the crystalline waters of the spring. The spring is the only place in the Ocala National Forest where scuba diving is permitted, and a broad and naturally gently sloped spring pool becomes a natural water park where visitors can picnic, swim and play. If you are planning to visit the weekend of Memorial Day through Labor Day on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you will be required to obtain a Vehicle Access Reservation. Fishing and canoeing are p opular outside the swimming area. Anglers can bring a rod and reel and head down to one of the platforms along the Timucuan Trail to drop a line in Alexander Run. Visitors can rent canoes or bring their own and paddle down Alexander Run into the Alexander Springs Wilderness.Day hikers will appreciate a short interpretive trail on a boardwalk over the spring and through the palm trees. They can also access two segments of the 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail, which runs through the entire national forest.

    Facilities

    Visitors can swim, snorkel and dive year-round in the crystalline waters of the spring. The spring is the only place in the Ocala National Forest where scuba diving is permitted, and a broad and naturally gently sloped spring pool becomes a natural water park where visitors can picnic, swim and play. If you are planning to visit the weekend of Memorial Day through Labor Day on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you will be required to obtain a Vehicle Access Reservation. Fishing and canoeing are p opular outside the swimming area. Anglers can bring a rod and reel and head down to one of the platforms along the Timucuan Trail to drop a line in Alexander Run. Visitors can rent canoes or bring their own and paddle down Alexander Run into the Alexander Springs Wilderness.Day hikers will appreciate a short interpretive trail on a boardwalk over the spring and through the palm trees. They can also access two segments of the 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail, which runs through the entire national forest.

    Natural Features

    Alexander Springs is among 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida, and is by far one of the easiest for visitors to enjoy. The water is a constant 72 degrees and extraordinarily clear with a sandy bottom. The area is subtropical, surrounded by a floodplain forest of maples, sweet gum and cabbage palms. Alligators, turtles, deer, raccoons, black bear and numerous birds make their home in the national forest.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (352) 669-3522.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visitors can explore the surrounding Alexander Springs Wilderness Area. A paddle down the spring run is the best option to explore the mosaic of hardwood swamp, hardwood forest and scrub habitats and spot the animals that live there. The Ocala National Forest is notable for its extensive off-road trail system catering to both ATV enthusiasts and Jeeps, as well as being a traditional destination for deer hunters from around Central Florida. These opportunities are available within a short drive of Alexander Springs.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation. https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies__ Refunds are not given for inclement weather for camping, gear rentals, or day-use fees.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Lake Campground

    6.

    Clearwater Lake Campground

    21 Reviews
    48 Photos
    243 Saves
    Paisley, Florida

    Overview

    Clearwater Lake Recreation Area offers a quiet getaway along the southeastern edge of the Ocala National Forest, just outside the community of Paisley, Florida. With a shaded campground, day use picnic area, beach and a nature trail that winds through the pine woods and scrub around Clearwater Lake, this facility has plenty of activities to keep campers occupied. The Ocala National Forest, in north central Florida, spans four counties and 383,000 acres. It is the southernmost and oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River, and protects the world's largest, contiguous sand pine scrub forest.

    Recreation

    The abundant water in the area offers many opportunities for recreation. In addition to swimming in the lake, a 7-mile canoe trail meanders not far from Clearwater Lake. Canoe rentals are available at the campground. Campers can fish for largemouth bass, brim or catfish. Hikers have access to the Clearwater Lake Loop Trail, a 1.3-mile nature trail; a segment of the 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail; and mountain bikers can ride the Paisley Woods Bicycle Trail, a 22-mile forested path. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water.

    Facilities

    The abundant water in the area offers many opportunities for recreation. In addition to swimming in the lake, a 7-mile canoe trail meanders not far from Clearwater Lake. Canoe rentals are available at the campground. Campers can fish for largemouth bass, brim or catfish. Hikers have access to the Clearwater Lake Loop Trail, a 1.3-mile nature trail; a segment of the 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail; and mountain bikers can ride the Paisley Woods Bicycle Trail, a 22-mile forested path. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. It is also alligator country; practice caution around water.

    Natural Features

    The semi-tropical region gives the campground a mixture of pines and palms, with lush greenery and warm temperatures. With ample habitat, alligators, turtles, deer, raccoons, black bear and numerous birds make their home here.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (352) 669-0078.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Ocala National Forest is notable for its extensive off-road trail system catering to both ATV enthusiasts and Jeeps, as well as being a traditional destination for deer hunters from around Central Florida. These opportunities are available within a short drive of Clearwater Lake.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation. https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies____ Refunds are not given for inclement weather for camping, gear rentals, or day-use fees.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $36 / night

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

    7.

    Lake Louisa State Park Campground

    37 Reviews
    158 Photos
    301 Saves
    Clermont, Florida

    The natural theme park of Lake Louisa State Park showcases a diversity of wildlife, including deer, bobcat, gopher tortoises, fox squirrel and flighted creatures like bald eagles and osprey.

    The park is home to 11 distinct natural plant communities and lies within the eastern boundary of the Green Swamp Area of Critical State Concern and the northern boundary of the Lake Wales Ridge.

    The park’s three major lakes, Louisa, Hammond and Dixie, transform idle observers into active participants with opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Bicycling is popular on the park’s seven miles of paved roads over rolling hills and on the 20 miles of unpaved multi-use trails.

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

    $24 - $120 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Magnolia Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magnolia Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magnolia Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magnolia Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magnolia Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magnolia Park Campground

    8.

    Magnolia Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    37 Photos
    150 Saves
    Clarcona, Florida

    Reservations for camping will be accepted at the park no more than 45- days prior to your stay.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Springs Rec Area - Tropical Camp Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Springs Rec Area - Tropical Camp Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Springs Rec Area - Tropical Camp Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Springs Rec Area - Tropical Camp Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Springs Rec Area - Tropical Camp Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Springs Rec Area - Tropical Camp Area

    9.

    Juniper Springs Rec Area - Tropical Camp Area

    43 Reviews
    126 Photos
    489 Saves
    Astor, Florida

    Overview

    Juniper Springs Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in the Ocala National Forest. The location offers deeply shaded sites within walking distance of some of Florida's most beautiful natural springs. The surrounding recreation area has plenty of activities to entertain visitors, including swimming, picnicking, canoeing, snorkeling, hiking, birding and wildlife viewing. This campground was named one of Reserve America's Top 100 Family Campgrounds in the United States.

    Recreation

    Visitors love swimming in a warm natural pool found in the day use area. Canoeing is also extremely popular year-round. The 7-mile journey down Juniper Run offers a unique perspective on the Juniper Prairie Wilderness. Private canoes can be used, but no inflatables are allowed. Back on land, campers can spend a day in the woods on a segment of the statewide Florida Trail, or walk a shorter nature trail within the facility. Interpretive programs are available during summer months.

    Facilities

    Visitors love swimming in a warm natural pool found in the day use area. Canoeing is also extremely popular year-round. The 7-mile journey down Juniper Run offers a unique perspective on the Juniper Prairie Wilderness. Private canoes can be used, but no inflatables are allowed. Back on land, campers can spend a day in the woods on a segment of the statewide Florida Trail, or walk a shorter nature trail within the facility. Interpretive programs are available during summer months.

    Natural Features

    The natural springs are at the heart of this recreation area. Hundreds of bubbling springs emerge from crevices in the earth beneath a dense canopy of palms and oaks - an oasis within the heart of the desert-like Big Scrub ecosystem for which the national forest is known. Abundant wildlife inhabitant the area, including alligators, turtles, deer, black bear, turkey, raccoons and numerous species of birds, as well as uncommon species like the albino gray squirrel, river otters and American eels.

    Nearby Attractions

    Lake George and its many activities are just a short drive away. The Ocala National Forest is also notable for its extensive off-road trail system catering to both ATV enthusiasts and Jeeps, as well as being a traditional destination for deer hunters from around Central Florida. These opportunities are available nearby.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (352) 625-3147.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation. https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies __ Refunds are not given for inclement weather for camping, gear rentals, or day-use fees.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Monroe Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Monroe Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Monroe Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Monroe Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Monroe Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Monroe Park

    10.

    Lake Monroe Park

    11 Reviews
    27 Photos
    219 Saves
    DeBary, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Lake Mary, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, Lake Mary, FL offers a wide range of camping options, with 287 campgrounds and RV parks near Lake Mary, FL and 7 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Lake Mary, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Lake Mary, FL is Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 127 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Lake Mary, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 7 free dispersed camping spots near Lake Mary, FL.

What parks are near Lake Mary, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 parks near Lake Mary, FL that allow camping, notably Ocala National Forest and Osceola National Forest.