Best Camping near Palmetto Bay, FL

Are you in need of a campground near Palmetto Bay, FL? Palmetto Bay is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Palmetto Bay camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Palmetto Bay, FL (68)

    Camper-submitted photo from Larry & Penny Thompson Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Larry & Penny Thompson Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Larry & Penny Thompson Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Larry & Penny Thompson Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Larry & Penny Thompson Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Larry & Penny Thompson Park

    1.

    Larry & Penny Thompson Park

    19 Reviews
    18 Photos
    115 Saves
    Cutler Bay, Florida

    Welcome to Larry & Penny Thompson Park, a gem nestled near Miami. This campground is part of the Miami-Dade County park system and offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of greenery and open spaces. It's a great spot for both short-term and long-term stays, with full hookups available for RVs and ample space for tents and glamping setups.

    One of the standout features here is the well-maintained pool, open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM. It's a perfect way to cool off after a day of exploring. The campground also boasts clean and functional facilities, including showers, toilets, and a sanitary dump station. Pets are welcome, but keep in mind that dogs must be on a leash and are not allowed in the main park area.

    The campground is divided into pods, each with about 15 sites, providing a sense of community while still offering privacy. The grounds are quiet, especially during the off-season, making it an ideal spot for retirees and families alike. There's a clubhouse with tables, chairs, books, and puzzles, though activities are limited.

    For those planning an extended stay, the monthly rates are quite reasonable at $850 for full hookups. While there's no WiFi, many campers have found success using Starlink for remote work. The campground's proximity to Zoo Miami and other local attractions adds to its appeal. Don't miss the "Zoo Lights" event if you're visiting during the holiday season.

    Overall, Larry & Penny Thompson Park offers a tranquil camping experience with all the necessary amenities, making it a solid choice for anyone looking to enjoy the natural beauty near Miami.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pine Key Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pine Key Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pine Key Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pine Key Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pine Key Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Pine Key Campground — Everglades National Park

    2.

    Long Pine Key Campground — Everglades National Park

    30 Reviews
    145 Photos
    210 Saves
    Florida City, Florida

    Long Pine Key campground is open seasonally November-May. It is one of two frontcountry camping options run by the ___Flamingo Adventures'' concession. Reservations are available for RV___s and tents along with first come first serve sites. If sites are booked, more camping may be available further down the Main Park Road in Flamingo.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
  1. 3.

    Encore Miami Everglades

    14 Reviews
    40 Photos
    145 Saves
    Cutler Bay, Florida

    Welcome to Miami Everglades Resort, selected as 2010's "Best Campground in Miami". Its thirty-four acres of tropical camping paradise among avocado, mango and palm trees and surrounded by tropical floral nurseries and farms; yet conveniently located for access to many area attractions. Everglades National Park is less than 10 miles away and Key Largo only 30 miles to our south. Looking for more of a cosmopolitan experience? Located just 30 miles south of Miami, it is an easy commute to the South Beach Art Deco District, Miami Beach, Museums or Coral Gables Miracle Mile and Bayside shopping areas. Tropical camping paradise in the Florida Everglades, near Miami, 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 Miami Everglades 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
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground

    4.

    John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    88 Photos
    419 Saves
    Key Largo, Florida

    Renowned for being the country’s first undersea park, John Pennekamp camping encompasses an impressive 70 nautical square miles. While many visitors view the park’s colorful coral reefs and teeming marine life on a glass-bottom boat tour, one can get a closer look by scuba diving or snorkeling. Canoeing and kayaking through the park's waters are popular activities; fishing is permitted in designated areas.

    Visitors can also enjoy walking on short trails through tropical hammocks, picnicking or swimming at the beach. The visitor center features several large saltwater aquariums filled with sea creatures, and nature videos are shown in its theater. Full-facility and youth/group campsites are available.

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

    $36 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Davie / Fort Lauderdale KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Davie / Fort Lauderdale KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Davie / Fort Lauderdale KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Davie / Fort Lauderdale KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Davie / Fort Lauderdale KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Davie / Fort Lauderdale KOA

    5.

    Davie / Fort Lauderdale KOA

    18 Reviews
    18 Photos
    53 Saves
    Davie, Florida

    Welcome to the Davie / Fort Lauderdale KOA! This campground offers a mix of tent and RV accommodations, making it a versatile spot for different types of campers. One of the standout features here is the full range of hookups available, including electric, water, and sewer, which makes it a convenient choice for RV travelers.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just be mindful of the designated pet areas and keep an eye on them, especially around other campers. Another perk is the availability of showers and toilets, ensuring you have access to basic comforts during your stay.

    Located near Davie, FL, this campground is a great base for exploring the local attractions. The area is known for its equestrian culture, so you might spot some horses nearby. If you're into nature, there are plenty of green spaces and parks to check out. The campground itself has a rustic charm with gravel paths, picnic tables, and a pond that adds to the serene atmosphere.

    Some visitors have mentioned that the staff here are friendly and helpful, which can make your stay more enjoyable. The campground also has a market for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    While the campground has its quirks, like ongoing construction and some tight spots, it still offers a decent camping experience, especially if you're just passing through for a night or two. So, pack your gear, bring your sense of adventure, and enjoy your stay at the Davie / Fort Lauderdale KOA!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Southern Comfort RV Resort

    6.

    Southern Comfort RV Resort

    8 Reviews
    1 Photo
    21 Saves
    Florida City, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Key Largo Kampground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Key Largo Kampground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Key Largo Kampground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Key Largo Kampground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Key Largo Kampground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Key Largo Kampground & Marina

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    Key Largo Kampground & Marina

    19 Reviews
    38 Photos
    195 Saves
    Key Largo, Florida

    Key Largo Kampground & Marina is a gem tucked away near Key Largo, FL. This spot is perfect for those who want a mix of relaxation and adventure. The campground is open all year, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you.

    One of the standout features here is the marina. If you're into boating or kayaking, you'll love the easy access to the water. There are two small sandy beaches that offer a secluded feel, which is a rare find in the Keys. These beaches are great for launching kayaks or just soaking up the sun.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just keep in mind that the dog walk area is a bit small and mostly sandy, so it might not be the best for dogs that love grassy spaces.

    For families, there's a pool and a playground to keep the kids entertained. The sites are clean and well-maintained, and you'll find amenities like electric and water hookups, showers, and toilets. Some visitors have mentioned that the bathrooms can be a bit of a walk from the tent sites, but it's manageable.

    If you're planning to stay in an RV, you'll find the sites accommodating, though maneuvering larger rigs can be a bit tight. But don't worry, the friendly folks around are always willing to lend a hand.

    Nearby, you’ve got John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which is fantastic for snorkeling, boating, and exploring trails. It's a great addition to your stay if you're looking to dive deeper into the natural beauty of the area.

    Overall, Key Largo Kampground & Marina offers a cozy, friendly atmosphere with plenty of activities to keep you busy or help you unwind. Whether you're here for the water activities or just to relax, it's a solid choice for your next camping trip.

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

    $75 - $130 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from C.B. Smith Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from C.B. Smith Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from C.B. Smith Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from C.B. Smith Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from C.B. Smith Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from C.B. Smith Park Campground

    8.

    C.B. Smith Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    16 Photos
    84 Saves
    Miramar, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Elliott Key — Biscayne National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elliott Key — Biscayne National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elliott Key — Biscayne National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elliott Key — Biscayne National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elliott Key — Biscayne National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elliott Key — Biscayne National Park

    9.

    Elliott Key — Biscayne National Park

    4 Reviews
    15 Photos
    83 Saves
    Cutler Bay, Florida

    Overview

    Eliott Key is only accessible by boat. No services are available on the island. Elliott Key is the park's largest island. Restrooms with sinks and cold water showers, picnic tables and grills are available. Drinking water is available, but bring water as a precaution if the system goes down. There are 33 boat slips in the marina. This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you can pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app.__ There is limited cellular connectivity at this location. Please download the free Recreation.gov mobile app and create an account prior to arrival.

    Recreation

    Daytime use and overnight camping - the campground is located on the Biscayne Bay side. Overnight camping and docking fees are required.__ Picknicking - tables and barbecue grills are available in the campground and marina.__ Hiking - a mile-long loop trail starts near the campground. Also, "Spite Highway" runs approximately six miles down the center of the island. It affords a good opportunity to see a variety of habitats in the martime forest.__ Fishing - permitted from the maintenance dock (south of the harbor) or from the shoreline outside of the no-wake zone. Fishing regulations apply.

    Facilities

    Daytime use and overnight camping - the campground is located on the Biscayne Bay side. Overnight camping and docking fees are required.__ Picknicking - tables and barbecue grills are available in the campground and marina.__ Hiking - a mile-long loop trail starts near the campground. Also, "Spite Highway" runs approximately six miles down the center of the island. It affords a good opportunity to see a variety of habitats in the martime forest.__ Fishing - permitted from the maintenance dock (south of the harbor) or from the shoreline outside of the no-wake zone. Fishing regulations apply.

    Natural Features

    The largest island in the park was once a thriving community of pioneers engaged in pineapple farming, sponging, wrecking, and other pursuits. Today the island offers camping, picnicking, wildlife watching and a hiking trail. A mile-long loop trail starts near the campground. Also, "Spite Highway" runs approximately six miles down the center of the island. It affords a good opportunity to see a variety of habitats in the martime forest.

    Nearby Attractions

    Elliott Key is located just south of Boca Chita Key.__

    Charges & Cancellations

    Ensure one of the designated campsites is available prior to paying. Once payment is made on-site, we do not offer refunds or modifications.

    • Pets
    • Tents
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Topeekeegee Yugnee Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Topeekeegee Yugnee Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Topeekeegee Yugnee Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Topeekeegee Yugnee Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Topeekeegee Yugnee Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Topeekeegee Yugnee Park Campground

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    Topeekeegee Yugnee Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    32 Photos
    168 Saves
    Hollywood, Florida

    ​The campgrounds at C.B. Smith Park, Easterlin, Markham​, and T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee)​ are open to full hook-up RVs. Tent camping is allowed at Markham Park​. ​The campgrounds at Quiet Waters are open for Rent-a-Tent camping. ​

    Just minutes from busy I-95, this park named from a Seminole term for “meeting or gathering place” attracts walkers, picnickers, and athletes. It’s also home to a campground and Castaway Island, with two water playgrounds and a swim lagoon.

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

    $35 - $57 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Palmetto Bay, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, Palmetto Bay, FL offers a wide range of camping options, with 68 campgrounds and RV parks near Palmetto Bay, FL and 2 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Palmetto Bay, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Palmetto Bay, FL is Larry & Penny Thompson Park with a 3.4-star rating from 19 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Palmetto Bay, FL?

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

What parks are near Palmetto Bay, FL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 parks near Palmetto Bay, FL that allow camping, notably Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park.