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Best Equestrian Sites Near Tampa, FL (17)

    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

    1.

    Little Manatee River State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    118 Photos
    266 Saves
    Ruskin, Florida

    Little Manatee River State Park Campground, near Wimauma, FL, is a solid spot for those looking to enjoy nature without straying too far from civilization. This place has got it all: electric hookups, drinking water, and clean restrooms and showers. You can even bring your pets along, which is always a plus.

    The campground is pretty spacious and offers a good mix of partial shade and open areas. Some sites are paved, making them big rig friendly. If you’re into hiking, biking, or just walking around, there are plenty of trails to explore. And for those who like to stay connected, the campground has reservable sites, so you can plan your trip without any last-minute surprises.

    Visitors have mentioned the friendly staff and the clean facilities, which include new washers and dryers. The bathhouse is also a highlight, being new and well-maintained. If you’re into wildlife, you might spot turtles, rabbits, and deer during your stay.

    One thing to keep in mind is that the camp office closes at 5 PM, so plan ahead if you need ice or firewood. The park itself is pretty quiet, being a couple of miles from the main road, which adds to the peaceful atmosphere.

    Overall, Little Manatee River State Park Campground offers a great mix of convenience and natural beauty, making it a fantastic choice for a relaxing getaway.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Alafia River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alafia River State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Alafia River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alafia River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alafia River State Park Campground

    2.

    Alafia River State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    40 Photos
    189 Saves
    Lithia, Florida

    Standing out from the relatively flat topography of Central Florida is Alafia River State Park, a reclaimed phosphate mine with some of the most radical elevation changes in the state. This makes it a hot spot for mountain bikers, who traverse the scenic and challenging International Mountain Bike Association trails.

    Equestrians and hikers can explore 20 miles of hilly trails through forests and flatwoods, stopping to relax and admire one of the park's pristine lakes.

    Canoeing and fishing opportunities are available along the South Prong of the Alafia River with some lakes scattered throughout the park.

    The park also offers picnic pavilions, a playground, a full-facility campground and a full-service bike shop.

    Family campground is suitable for RVers and tent campers. Campers will find water and electrical hookups at each of the 30 campsites. Clean restrooms feature solar-heated showers. There are two large picnic pavilions in the campground.

    Equestrian campers have access to 12 sites with equestrian designation and tie-outs for horses. Equestrian campers can access the barn, which is a short walk from the campground. There are 12 stables and 6 paddocks available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Extra parking for trailers can be accessed near the barn area. Equestrians and hikers can explore 20 miles of hilly trails through forests and flatwoods, stopping to relax and admire one of the park's pristine lakes.

    For reservations, visit the Florida State Parks reservations website or call 800-326-3521 or TDD 888-433-0287.

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

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colt Creek State Park Campground

    3.

    Colt Creek State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    118 Photos
    185 Saves
    Zephyrhills, Florida

    Welcome to Colt Creek State Park Campground, nestled near Lakeland, Florida. This place is a real treat for anyone looking to escape into nature. The campground is known for its peaceful and spacious sites, perfect for both tent and RV camping. Whether you're pulling in with a big rig or setting up a tent, you'll find the sites accommodating and well-maintained.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of wildlife. Visitors often spot various animals, making it a great spot for nature lovers. The park offers plenty of opportunities for walking, biking, and hiking, with numerous trails weaving through the scenic landscape. If you're into birdwatching, bring your binoculars—there's a good chance you'll see some interesting species around the lake and trails.

    The amenities are top-notch, with clean restrooms and showers, and even laundry facilities available for $1.50 per load. Firewood is available for purchase, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire in the evenings. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Campers have praised the friendly and helpful staff, including the camp hosts and rangers, who go out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay. The park's serene environment and well-kept facilities make it a favorite for many who visit.

    So, pack your gear and head over to Colt Creek State Park Campground for a relaxing and enjoyable outdoor experience. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained and comfortable.

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

    $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
    88 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 Serenova Tract Campsites
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    5.

    Serenova Tract Campsites

    7 Reviews
    28 Photos
    113 Saves
    Odessa, Florida

    Equestrian, group and primitive campsites. Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills. A free reservation is required and must be displayed on dashboard at campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    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 Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
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    Camper-submitted photo from Green Swamp — West Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Swamp — West Tract
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    Camper-submitted photo from Green Swamp — West Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Swamp — West Tract
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    8.

    Green Swamp — West Tract

    8 Reviews
    21 Photos
    45 Saves
    Dade City, Florida

    Equestrian and Primitive Sites: Separate sites available for equestrians and primitive camping. Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills. A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.

    Backcountry Camping Sites: High Bluff , Foster Bridge, Concession Stand and Gator Hole.

    Restrooms and Water ADA accessible portable toilets available at campgrounds. Nonpotable water available at River Road entrance and equestrian and primitive campgrounds.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Primitive Campground

    9.

    Oak Ridge Primitive Campground

    2 Reviews
    20 Photos
    39 Saves
    Thonotosassa, Florida

    Equestrian and primitive camping available. Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills. A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Washburn Equestrian Area and Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Washburn Equestrian Area and Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Washburn Equestrian Area and Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Washburn Equestrian Area and Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Washburn Equestrian Area and Primitive Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Washburn Equestrian Area and Primitive Campground

    10.

    Washburn Equestrian Area and Primitive Campground

    1 Review
    8 Photos
    28 Saves
    Thonotosassa, Florida

    Washburn Campground is an equestrian and primitive camping available. Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills. A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.

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