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Places to Camp near Osprey, FL

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Best Camping Sites Near Osprey, FL (115)

  1. 1.

    Fort De Soto Campground

    132 Reviews
    510 Photos
    1115 Saves
    Tierra Verde, Florida

    Located off the St. Petersburg coast, near the mouth of Florida’s Tampa Bay, the tiny islands that make up Fort De Soto County Park have a long and storied history. More than 1,000 years ago, the islands were home to the Tocobaga peoples, who sustained themselves on local plants and seafood. In the 1500s, Spanish conquistadors began exploring Florida’s barrier islands and mainland, among them, Hernando de Soto. From the Civil War in the 1860s until the conclusion of World War II in the 1940s, the islands were used as military emplacements, first as a Union blockade, then as coastal defensive batteries. The islands finally became a state park in 1963 as an effort to preserve their long history, and provide a recreation area for locals and visitors. The park was designated America’s Top Beach in 2009, and sees more than 2.7 million annual visitors.

    Fort DeSoto County Park reservations offer 238 sites for tent and RV campers. It is located on the St. Christopher and St. Jean Keys, approximately 10 miles southwest of St. Petersburg. The campground is mostly wooded, and divided up into three areas: Area 1 for tents, vans, and small campers, and Areas 2 and 3 for larger RVs. All sites are equipped with electrical and water hookups, picnic tables and cooking grills. Comfort stations with restrooms, showers and laundry facilities are located in each area; a dump station is located near Area 2. The campground also features a small store, dayroom, two playgrounds, and Wifi service; bike and kayak rentals are available. Dogs are permitted in Area 2 and the designated dog park only. Alcoholic beverages and gas-powered generators are not permitted in the park. Reservations are recommended, and can be made up to six months in advance; seven months for locals. Campsite rates are $36–$42/night.

    There are plenty of activities to enjoy on a visit to Fort DeSoto County Park, including visiting Fort DeSoto. Located on the southernmost point of Mullet Key, the historic military emplacement is open to the public for self-guided tours. Explore officers’ quarters, the bakery, the hospital and various other facilities. Look out across the Gulf of Mexico for the lighthouse, constructed in 1858, on neighboring Egmont Key. The park also features more than 7 miles of sparkling, white sand beaches, including East Beach and North Beach, for sunning and swimming. These can be reached via a paved, multi-use path from the campground. There are also boat launches, a fishing pier and a snack bar. As part of the Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge, bird watchers can scan for some of the more than 300 species of resident and migratory birds, including waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, woodpeckers, and raptors.

    A 236-site family camping area with facilities including picnic tables, grills, water, electricity, washers, dryers, sanitary disposal stations, modern restrooms, showers, play areas, and a campground store. Special camp sites for camping with pets.

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

    $38 - $48 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Oscar Scherer State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oscar Scherer State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oscar Scherer State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oscar Scherer State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oscar Scherer State Park Campground
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    2.

    Oscar Scherer State Park Campground

    38 Reviews
    125 Photos
    294 Saves
    Osprey, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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

    3.

    Palmetto Ridge Campground — Myakka River State Park

    35 Reviews
    134 Photos
    408 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

    $5 - $77 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Beach Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Beach Campground

    4.

    Turtle Beach Campground

    21 Reviews
    91 Photos
    519 Saves
    Osprey, Florida
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $120 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Manatee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Manatee State Park Campground
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    5.

    Lake Manatee State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    96 Photos
    142 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
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sun N Fun RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun N Fun RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun N Fun RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun N Fun RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun N Fun RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun N Fun RV Resort

    6.

    Sun N Fun RV Resort

    9 Reviews
    20 Photos
    73 Saves
    Sarasota, Florida
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Venice Retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Venice Retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Venice Retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Venice Retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Venice Retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Venice Retreat

    7.

    Camp Venice Retreat

    8 Reviews
    7 Photos
    66 Saves
    Venice, Florida
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Manatee River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Manatee River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Manatee River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Manatee River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Manatee River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Manatee River State Park Campground

    8.

    Little Manatee River State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    118 Photos
    264 Saves
    Ruskin, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $5 - $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Old Prairie Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Prairie Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Prairie Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Prairie Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Prairie Campground — Myakka River State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Prairie Campground — Myakka River State Park

    9.

    Old Prairie Campground — Myakka River State Park

    6 Reviews
    28 Photos
    42 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.

    Sites in Old Prairie and Big Flats are dirt-based. Old Prairie and Big Flats do not have vegetation buffers.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Peace River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Peace River Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Peace River Campground

    10.

    Peace River Campground

    25 Reviews
    77 Photos
    171 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

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