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Forest glamping in Central Florida

Central Florida has big thrills, beach breaks, and wild Lakelands in equal measure.

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SC Campgrounds

21 sites · Lodging, Tents80 acres · Astatula, FL
Welcome to SC Campgrounds, , a peaceful 80 acre homestead turned into a serene activity campground located just outside Orlando, FL. Our campground offers a wide range of accommodations, including several camp sites with power, water, restrooms and cozy campers with central A/C and Heat. But that's not all – we also offer a range of exciting extras to enhance your camping experience. On the estate there is a putt putt course, canoes, pirate ship, swimming pool, ATV trails, and much. And for a unique outdoor movie experience, we offer a projector screen with any movie of your choice - just imagine enjoying your favorite film under the stars! 🎥 Each campsite comes with electricity, a fire pit, and a picnic table. Our campgrounds are very pet friendly as long as you have friendly pets. So what are you waiting for? Come join us at the SC Campgrounds for an unforgettable camping experience filled with nature, farm animals, and plenty of extras to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Please note:::::: Requirement as of 2/19/24 All campers and guests must present a valid ID upon check it.
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$21
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Smokey Acres

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Brooksville, FL
Welcome to Smokey Acres! This property has been in my family for decades. My Husband and I were married under the oaks and have had our share of campfires out there. Down a hidden gravel drive with wetlands on either side you will find a completely fenced in field surrounded by pine, oak, and swamp maple trees. There are two ponds located on the property both stocked with bass, bluegill, and sunfish. The front pond is home to many natural Florida wildlife and is a great location to bird watch. Located a few miles from Brooksville and the Suncoast Parkway, this quiet and peaceful setting is just 5 minutes from the parking area and trailhead for the Suncoast Trail and 10 miles from the famous Weeki Wachee Springs, where you can spend the day at the local park or float down the river with the manatees. Withlacoochee State Park and other natural preserves with trail access and kayaking are only a short distance away, and Dames Cave, Homosassa Springs, and Chasawiska Springs are all within a ~20-minute drive as well. Spending a day at the beach is easy with plenty of options along the Nature Coast. We’re also less than an hour from Tampa and Clearwater and two hours from Orlando. A perfect weekend get-away for anyone looking to “unplug,” Smokey Acres is also a great stop for those passing through the area. We are a close distance to many racing, livestock, boating and fishing events. We have no problem accommodating whatever you’re towing! Whether you'd like a leisurely day on the river or an adventure in the Gulf, there are plenty of boating options nearby. Be sure to make it back to the property in time to enjoy amazing sunsets that bring peace and tranquility to your experience. Our neighbors, JG Ranch, offers U- Pick Fruit and Vegetables or a great selection of local harvest at their roadside stand. This 10-acre property has been in my family for decades. My Husband and I were married under the oaks and have had our share of campfires together out there. I've recently moved back home with my own family and as much as we enjoy the land for ourselves we'd love to share it. Any profit from hosting campers will help us maintain our sustainable farm that we're hoping to expand onto Smokey Acres. Just in! Our dirt road has been repaved. So no worries about a bumpy drive in!
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$25
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Flat Land Center

22 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Christmas, FL
Tucked away in the lush, tropical countryside of East Orlando, A 20 min Equidistant drive to Orlando or to the Beach, this safe, lush and cozy 5-acre property used to function as a cedar tree farm, now The #FlatLandCenter, it is a perfect place to get away for the night and escape to the true wilderness. Born of creative ethics, this is the perfect spot for the traveling earth dweller. You really are in the middle of nowhere (and everywhere), World-famous theme Parks, cool local parks, beautiful beaches, all within a short drive of your campsite. Aromatic orange blossom scent hangs in the air during the spring months, and winters are sunny and crisp. Outdoor showers feel amazing in the summer! Extra-Hot water in colder seasons. Cows and horses are your neighbors and you'll probably see plenty of butterflies and rabbits and birds of all kinds here at PowerLand. Upgrade to one of our “Glamping” Yurt tent sites, Come pitch a tent at one of the last places you can really star-gaze ... We are more central than Central Florida! Minutes to highways 95 ,50, 408, 417, 520, 528 and i4… We also offer the following additions to your stay to make your experience extra memorable: -Large Charcuterie Board (serves 6-8) $75/ Small Charcuterie Board (serves 2) $25 -Locally Brewed LIVING VITALITEA kombucha cans for $5 each (served in glass) -100% Organic Arabica coffee by the cup $3/ Full Carafe $10 -Homegrown Organic Pine Needle tea $2.50 a cup/ $8 Full kettle -$15 precut wood bundles -$15 reservation for space heater in some listings when available (Ask about our Organic , All-Natural Clay facials and body treatments!)
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$19
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North Shore Relic Ranch RV

1 site · Lodging80 acres · Astatula, FL
The site is on the back part of our 80 acres. Where the camper is located there is a half mile trail through the forest, across from our driveway there is a 2.6 mile nature trail, a 15 mile biking trail, place to launch a kayak or boat, and we are close to wekiva and rock springs. not to mention a free 15 mile nature drive on the weekends just minutes away. plus we arent far from downtown Mount Dora. There is a primitive campground here too (North Shore Relic Ranch). looking for other stuff to see, look no further. lol in the center of the property there is alot of stuff to see. plane hulls, concert truck, cars, trucks, military truck, cows, goats, chickens, etc. its a unique stay for sure!
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$70
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Tampa Glamper

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Tampa, FL
Welcome to our Florida Winter Wonderland, where the Sunshine State meets a touch of frosty magic. Cozy up in our snug accommodations, where the allure of winter transforms. Nestled amid swaying trees & under the gentle warmth of winter sun, our rental invites you to experience a unique blend of tropical charm & seasonal enchantment. Immerse yourself in our mild winter magic, creating a one-of-a-kind retreat that redefines the winter. Your Florida adventure begins in our sunny winter paradise. Outdoor area has a 20x16 pergola with lights, fans and plenty of seating including a dinner table. Outdoor TV, fire pit, grill and depending on the season a Hot tub or 8’ stock tank pool. Giant connect four, corn hole. Chicken coop with fresh eggs daily on site. Parking up to 2 vehicles. Two bedrooms (5 beds) 1.5 bath with full size kitchen/ appliances. Hot water, with complementary shampoo/conditioner/bodywash. Indoor & outdoor games / toys. High speed WiFi and complimentary Netflix.
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$109
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The Love Lodge

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Lithia, FL
The Love Lodge is a tranquil oasis within minutes of the Alafia River State Park, Florida's #1 mountain biking trail, as well as a number of other destinations for boating, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, carting, ATV, and skeet shooting. We are only 5 minutes to the Alderman Ford Canoe Launch on the Alafia River, just upstream of Lithia Springs. The property is also a great jumping off point for berry picking and flower picking when the season is right.  Located in the town of Lithia, conveniently between Tampa and Orlando, we are 15 minutes away from antique shopping in Plant City and Lakeland; 20 minutes from Dinosaur World; 30 minutes from Busch Gardens Tampa; and an hour and 15 minutes from Disney World. The Gulf beaches are also within striking distance if you’re looking to enjoy some time on the coast.Your Hosts are available to greet you upon arrival if you like, or are also happy to offer self check-in per guest preference.  Additional Details to Note: Ice is available as an Extra and can be purchased upon checkoutWe have good cell service for all carriers, and WiFi is available
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$50
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So Blessed Farm

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Altoona, FL
Escape to our 3-acre private paddock nestled on our serene farm, offering picturesque views of the stunning Ocala forest. Wake up to breathtaking sunrises and unwind as you watch the sun dip below the horizon during tranquil sunsets. Embrace the charm of farm life with occasional visits from our free-range farm animals, adding a touch of rustic charm to your stay. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, seeking adventure, or simply craving relaxation, our property provides the perfect retreat. Conveniently located near pristine beaches and popular Florida attractions, our farm offers easy access to a myriad of outdoor activities and sightseeing opportunities. Experience the beauty of nature and the warmth of farm hospitality at our idyllic retreat. Book your stay with us and create unforgettable memories amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Ocala forest.
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$40
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Forest glamping in Central Florida guide

Overview

The world’s go-to destination for amusement parks and Disney-dream vacations might not seem like the obvious choice for a camping trip. But theme parks are just one string to Central Florida’s bow. This sunny central region has everything a camper could want: white-sand shores stretch along the Gulf Coast to the west of the Gulf Coast; wild beaches and barrier islands dot the Atlantic Coast to the east; and vast Lakelands encircle the hub of Orlando. Time your camping trip for fall through spring if you can, or bring your RV—the summer heat can be unbearable for tent campers.

Where to go

Orlando and the Lake Country

Orlando’s theme parks might pull in the crowds, but the city is also surrounded by lakes and forests, affording plenty of options for fishing, paddling, and lakeside camping. Explore the hiking and horseback riding trails around Lake Apopka, cool off swimming and kayaking at Wekiwa Springs State Park, or seek out a tranquil campsite in Seminole State Forest. Further north, Ocala National Forest has 12 developed campgrounds and miles of backcountry camping. 

Florida Heartlands

Florida’s rural heartlands stretch north and west of Lake Okeechobee, the state’s largest freshwater lake. This is the spot to escape the crowds, whether parking your RV on a farmland Hipcamp, hiking and paddling the wetlands of Lake Kissimmee State Park, or fishing for bass on Lake Placid.

Atlantic Coast

Just a 40-minute drive from Orlando, the Canaveral National Seashore has some of the best backcountry camping along the Atlantic Coast, where you can boat or kayak to remote islands and pitch your tent right on the beach. Further north, there are plenty of RV parks and campgrounds between New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, and Palm Coast, with easy access to the beaches, dunes, and lagoons. 

Gulf Coast

Urban campers have plenty of options around Tampa, the gateway to Central Florida’s Gulf Coast. Pitch your tent by white-sand beaches at Fort de Soto Park or Cayo Costa State Park, go fishing and hiking at Little Manatee River State Park, or enjoy some of Florida’s only whitewater rafting at Hillsborough River State Park.

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