Top Glamping near Safety Harbor, FL

Safety Harbor, FL is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Safety Harbor, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Safety Harbor, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Glamping Sites Near Safety Harbor, FL (19)

  1. 1.

    Fort De Soto Campground

    132 Reviews
    510 Photos
    1145 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 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

    2.

    Hillsborough River State Park Campground

    63 Reviews
    275 Photos
    321 Saves
    Thonotosassa, 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

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from E.G. Simmons Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from E.G. Simmons Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from E.G. Simmons Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from E.G. Simmons Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from E.G. Simmons Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from E.G. Simmons Regional Park

    3.

    E.G. Simmons Regional Park

    19 Reviews
    64 Photos
    273 Saves
    Ruskin, Florida

    Welcome to E.G. Simmons Regional Park, nestled near Ruskin, FL. This spot is a favorite for those looking to enjoy some time by the water with their furry friends. The park is known for its excellent water access, making it a prime location for kayaking and fishing. You might even spot some manatees and dolphins while you're out on the water.

    The campground offers a range of accommodations, including tent and RV sites, and even some glamping options. It's a pet-friendly place, so feel free to bring your dog along for the adventure. The park is equipped with essential amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. There's also a sanitary dump and sewer hookups for RVs.

    One thing to keep in mind is the local wildlife. Raccoons are quite common here, and they can be pretty bold, so make sure to secure your food and trash. The no-see-ums can also be a nuisance, so packing some bug repellent is a good idea.

    For those who enjoy a bit of fishing, the park has several fishing docks and is close to a boat ramp. The sunsets here are stunning, especially when viewed from the beach or out on the water. If you're into kayaking, the channels offer great views of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and the Skyway Bridge.

    The park is generally clean and well-maintained, with friendly staff and rangers ready to help. It's a peaceful spot, perfect for a quiet getaway or a family trip. Just be prepared for some traffic if you're heading into the city, and maybe check out the local sushi place while you're here. Enjoy your stay at E.G. Simmons Regional Park!

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

    $24 / 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

    4.

    Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

    12 Reviews
    57 Photos
    89 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 Starkey Wilderness Preserve — Serenova Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Starkey Wilderness Preserve — Serenova Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Starkey Wilderness Preserve — Serenova Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Starkey Wilderness Preserve — Serenova Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Starkey Wilderness Preserve — Serenova Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Starkey Wilderness Preserve — Serenova Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Sherwood Forest RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sherwood Forest RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sherwood Forest RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sherwood Forest RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sherwood Forest RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Sherwood Forest RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Terry Tomalin Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Terry Tomalin Campground

    7.

    Terry Tomalin Campground

    3 Reviews
    2 Photos
    19 Saves
    Gulfport, Florida

    The preserve has recently undergone improvements to enhances visitors' experiences, including the new Terry Tomalin Campground, St. Pete's first public primitive family campground; Hammock Hall, a multipurpose building to provde rental space and programming opportunites; and a trail expansion. The 12-site campground's name honors the late Terry Tomalin, a former Tampa Bay Times outdoors writer who supported the preserve through several service projects.

    The campground is open to both individuals and groups.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Quail Run RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quail Run RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quail Run RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quail Run RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quail Run RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quail Run RV Park

    8.

    Quail Run RV Park

    5 Reviews
    13 Photos
    21 Saves
    Land O' Lakes, Florida
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Creek Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Creek Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Creek Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Creek Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Creek Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Creek Preserve

    9.

    Cypress Creek Preserve

    3 Reviews
    13 Photos
    40 Saves
    Lutz, Florida

    A free camping reservation is required and must be displayed.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Withlacoochee River Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Withlacoochee River Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Withlacoochee River Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Withlacoochee River Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Withlacoochee River Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Withlacoochee River Park

    10.

    Withlacoochee River Park

    12 Reviews
    46 Photos
    114 Saves
    Dade City, Florida

    Welcome to Withlacoochee River Park, a fantastic camping spot near Dade City, FL. This place is a haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle and immerse themselves in nature. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations, so there's something for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the extensive trail system. You can access all the trails right from the campground, making it a hiker's paradise. Whether you're into hiking, biking, or even horseback riding, you'll find plenty of paths to explore. The Florida Trail is also nearby, adding another layer of adventure.

    The campsites are well-shaded and spacious, providing a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Many visitors have praised the tranquility and the natural beauty of the area. Wildlife sightings are common, with armadillos, turtles, and even the occasional small gator making appearances. If you're into birdwatching, keep an eye out for large ospreys.

    Amenities include clean bathrooms, showers, and a sanitary dump station. While there's no market on-site, you can buy firewood before you arrive to enjoy a cozy bonfire at your campsite. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those interested in a bit of history and culture, there's a historic church and a small chapel with a lending library. Don't miss the observation tower for a stunning view of the surrounding area.

    Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, Withlacoochee River Park offers a serene and enjoyable camping experience. Enjoy the peace, the trails, and the natural beauty that this park has to offer.

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