River, stream, or creek camping in Central Florida

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

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12 top river, stream, or creek campgrounds in Central Florida

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SC Campgrounds

27 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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Wilderness Shores Ranch_Campground!

110 sites · RVs, Tents750 acres · Lakeland, FL
NOW OPEN!!! WINTER SALES GOING ON!!! 750 acres of Ranch, Water and Islands to explore! Wilderness Shores is an active Texas Longhorn Ranch with 3 beautiful miles of Shoreline and 750 acres of Ranch, Water and Islands to explore! Lake View or Oak Forest RV sites available with (20/30/50 amp) along with double water hookups and dump station on site! Shoreline tents sites available right along the lake shoreline! Or chose a primitive tent campsite or RV boondocking! Picnic table, fire ring, water and charcoal grills provided with RV sites and Shoreline tent sites! We also have 2 beautiful RV Camper Rentals on site to book a stay as well, sleeping 4 or 8 guests! Don't have a tent? We rent those too! Tent rentals medium/large are $35-$45. FREE HIGHSPEED OPTIC WIFI ON THE RANCH FOR ALL! Come see the beautiful scenery and breathtaking sunsets! We are Florida's Best Kept Secret! Non-Urbanized, Solitude and Family Fun Recreation! Join us for our exciting Texas Longhorn Cattle drives and kid Hayrides! Pet and feed snacks to our herd of friendly Nigerian Dwarf goats, beautiful Ranch Horses and our amazing Longhorn Cows! Grab a kayak (we rent them) and hit the lake to explore our dozens of islands and vast waterways! Walk or bike ride our many ridge trails! Along with fishing galore on our 3 miles of Lake Shoreline! Sit on our relaxing 3 person swings throughout the property and enjoy a beautiful nature filled sunrise or sunset! End the day with cookouts, music, fun, laughter and family time around the Campfire! Country Store on site with our grass fed hamburger meat/steaks for sale! Along with other food items/ essentials to purchase. Firewood cut on site/large round tubful's for a great price to last all weekend! Friendly pets are welcome! Our Ranch and Campsite is a designated Agritourism by the State of Florida combining its two largest industries, Agriculture and Tourism. Feel free to inquire with us! wildernessshores.com Centrally located! 18 miles to LEGOLAND, 37 miles to Busch Gardens and 32 miles to Disney World! Enjoy all the Parks! In addition, we are 6 miles to Super Walmart for shopping needs.
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Humphrey Hideaway

1 site · RV1 acre · Clermont, FL
We are located directly on the Clermont Chain of Lakes which includes 7 lakes all can be accessed from our canal front home. Enjoy a quiet setting in our back yard with a fire pit and grill. Enjoy boating on your boat or fishing from our dock. Boat launch is within 2 miles and you can leave boat parked at our shore for the length of your stay. We also offer boat tours on our private boat (rates vary). We do not allow bus conversions. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
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LAZY K RANCH SOUTH

149 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Lady Lake, FL
150 Acres of paradise in Central Florida Situated with 3000 feet on lake Griffin with access via a private inlet . Lazy k Campground is Surrounded with horses, cattle, wild turkey and amazing wildlife! We offer a inlet into beautiful lake Griffin. Lake Griffin is one of the biggest lakes in the harris chain of lakes Known for trophy bass fishing, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, speckled perch, and catfish. Anglers visit from around the world to experience the trophy bass! Slip you boat or kayak in our new boat ramp in the park or fish from the waters edge! Add in amazing wildlife including osprey, bald eagle, blue heron, anhinga, ibis, and river otter lake Griffin is a majestic experience. Lazy k ranch south also offers a agricultural experience in the heart of Central Florida ! We are working hard to put together a unique stay on the ranch for the cowboy in us all . Learn what farm life is all about if you choose from our herd of zebu cows , Brahman cattle, goats , horses and a host of other farm animals all surrounded by grand live oaks. Camp under the stars in our beautiful park with boat ramp into lake griffin. A unique experience to enjoy the best of both worlds all in one trip. We are here to take you back to a simpler way of life. Lazy k ranch south will be your escape into life as it should be time and time again. Lazy K Ranch south is Close to everything from restaurants, shopping, entertainment and outdoor adventures but tucked away and surrounded by nature and privacy. Enjoy one of the horses out grazing, pet our friendly goats and mascot calf mila always ready to get bottle fed . Come spend the day or week and enjoy everything Lazy k ranch south has to offer. Bathroom with shower, kitchen, lounge area with tv and wifi located by the ranch house. Lazy k ranch south will be your go to Florida destination . We promise. Make lazy ranch south your camping destination.
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Cedarkirk Camp & Conf. Center

6 sites · RVs, Tents170 acres · Lithia, FL
Cedarkirk was founded in 1971 as a year-round camp and conference center that serves churches, not-for-profits, and schools. Our beautiful property and amenities exist for all people to enjoy recreation and renewal in nature. We own 170 acres of land, most of which looks like wild Florida has for thousands of years, and provides sanctuary for many native plants and animals. We are excited to welcome you to this "place apart."
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Yurt & Treefort

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Tampa, FL
A magical space designed to give you peace and serenity from the hussle & bussle of the city. Formally, a yoga studio, this yurt is 30 ft round which is about 800 square feet w/ 30 ft high vaulted dome. The ancient cultures who lived in yurts lived longer happy lives due to the closeness to nature the round design & Nomadic lifestyle. We invite you to enjoy this perfect getaway space, affordable accommodation w/ outdoor dining & treefort for bird watching or meditations. No parties. RV parking.
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Deenstill Ranch Camp site

20 sites · Tents100 acres · Lakeland, FL
Welcome to our farm! This is an Active cattle Ranch and farm that has been in our family for over a 100 years. We raise grass fed beef on the farm and grow seasonal crops, we have a small fishing pond and have left most of the back of the property to look like old Florida with trails and paths wilding through it. Come spend some time enjoying old Florida on an old Florida Cracker cattle RanchLearn more about this land:We have a fire pit area, and an open field for parking. Plenty of trails for hiking, a catch an release fishing pond. Solar for phone charging and small lighting. Can rent a generator for additional fees.
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Hide-A-Way Harbor RV Park

2 sites · RVs7 acres · Astatula, FL
Learn more about this land:Hide-A-Way Harbor is an RV and manufactured home community on Lake Harris in Astatula, FL. Campers and residents in permanent homes have access to the community boat ramp, boat slips, fishing pier, full restroom with shower, and laundry. Lake Harris and the many lakes it connects to in the Lake Harris chain are famed for their fishing and other recreation. Nearby towns offer numerous boutique shopping and dining opportunities.
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Aurora Meadows

11 sites · Tents10 acres · Polk City, FL
Peaceful Large 10 Acre Fenced Ranch Internet & Electricity 30 Minutes away From Disney Parks 45 Mins From Tampa Located in Lakeland Florida Spacious ranch lot for RVs, , serene ambiance, perfect for your RV adventure! Barbecue and Enjoy Nature. Any Questions or Concerns Feel free to ask us. Looking Forward to Your Stay
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Common Ground Farm Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · De Land, FL
We are a community supported agriculture farm that uses a blend of modern technology with organic farming practices to feed over 120 family's fresh vegetables and herbs. We offer camping space with electricity and bathroom facilities available. Your children will love our two friendly, playful Australian sheepdogs May and Lily. You are just 5 miles from grocery stores and shopping, but we have the feel of being in the country. Beaches, State Parks with springs and all the central Florida attractions are within an hours drive or less. You are free to roam the fields and select vegetables and herbs to prepare in your meals or you can take a stroll in beautiful downtown DeLand and take in a nice meal. Learn more about this land: We are a community supported agriculture farm that uses a blend of modern technology with organic farming practices to feed over 140 families fresh vegetables and herbs. We offer camping space with electricity and bathroom facilities available. Your children will love our two friendly, playful Australian sheepdogs May and Lily. 4 Camp sites are set at the back of the property under oak trees. Bathroom and cooking amenities are less then 2 minutes from sites. You are just 5 miles from grocery stores and shopping, but we have the feel of being in the country. Beaches, State Parks with springs and all the central Florida attractions are within an hour drive or less. You are free to roam the fields and select vegetables and herbs to prepare in your meals or you can take a stroll in beautiful downtown DeLand (recently voted best downtown in America) and take in a nice meal. A few things to note. 1. Cumber site is large enough for tent camping only. 2.  We allow only one vehicle per campsite but there is additional parking at the front of the property about 250 feet from the sites. 3. No open fires are permitted at the campsite due to the proximity of the greenhouses.  We do have a screened in fire pit that is free to use. 4. If at all possible, please no check-ins after 11 p.m.  This is a working farm, and we have to get up early.  If you absolutely cannot get here by then let us know in advance and we will work with you. 5. NO RV"S OR FIFTH WHEELS! We do not have 30amp electric service and the sites were not designed for large vehicles. Pop up campers and vans are ok as long as you do not need 30 amp electric.
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Riverside Retreat

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Ridge Manor, FL
Reconnect with nature at this unforgettable escape. The space Relax and unwind from a busy schedule, you will enjoy this peaceful, serene environment away from it all and yet conveniently located near many springs, beaches and theme parks. It is a rural area and is away from the city lights. Located on the withlacooche river, perfect for kayaking, fishing or swimming. There’s so much wildlife to see it’s actually amazing . Great place to relax, read and do something different. River Access You may wanna bring a fishing rod if you like that and a lifevest for smaller children Kayaks available
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Owen's Family Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Lithia, FL
We are a small hobby farm in Lithia, FL, looking to provide boutique camp experiences for guests looking for a nature-based yet centrally located agro-tourism family environment. Our property is six acres, and the central feature is our natural spring-fed pond with gorgeous waterfront views. The camping designated area is a one-acre pasture across the pond from the farm house we live in. If you like privacy, you will be happy to know that we have very few designated RV and glamping sites. The property sits at the end of a private road in a quiet country-like setting with mature oak trees decorated with Spanish moss. The current inhabitants of our farm include our three mini-cows, Stormy, Lila, and Boots, two donkeys, Pancho, a standard, and Cindy Lou, a mini. Another two friendly faces you will see are Bacon Bit and Hot Dog, you guessed it, Kune-Kune sows who love to pasture around and be scratched in the back of their ears. Other animals you will see everywhere are our chickens, ducks, and other wild birds. The chickens and ducks don't have names but are also filled with personality. Anytime you are around the farm, feel free to pet and cuddle those furry and feathered friends; they love people and are extremely friendly. Our farm is strategically located. We call it 'one-hour and ten-minutes to anything'. Here's why: We are an hour away from Disney World, Downtown Tampa, the downtown St. Petersburg and Clearwater beach. Most of Tampa Bay suburban areas are also under an hour away. We are also a little over an hour away from some of the most breathtaking springs in Florida. Alderman's Ford, a Hillsborough County conservation park with over seven miles of hiking trails, is within walking or biking distance. The park's most famous attraction is a 1.9-mile paved and one of the state's most popular canoe spots. The loop, which is hiker, dog-walker, and bicycle-friendly, links with a boardwalk and footbridges leading into shaded woods of gigantic cypress and oak trees. There is also a designated horse trail. About 10 minutes down the road, the Alafaia River State Park offers some of the most radical elevation changes in the state. This topography is uncommon for most of Florida, making the park a hot spot for mountain bikers, equestrians, and hikers. The hilly trails at Alafaia River total about 20 miles and run through forests, flatwoods, and lakes. Lithia Springs is also a 10 minute drive and is well-known for its natural spring which flows year-round, cool, and clean water. Great for swimming on a hot day. Also, all standard suburban amenities, including banks, franchised restaurants, fast food, grocery stores, nail and hair salons, coffee shops, urgent care, etc., are 10 minutes away. Inquire about staying at our farm today!
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for camping adventures in Central Florida! Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a thrill-seeker, or simply looking to escape the city, we've got over 1,000 options that cater to your river camping preference. From tranquil riverside sites to action-packed water activities, Central Florida has it all. Check out our top-rated campsites, like Bronson'sCampOutlaw atIndianBow (171 reviews), Storman Family Campground (103 reviews), and Runaway Bay Lodge (108 reviews), to get a taste of what's in store for you. With prices starting as low as $5 per night and an average of $38 per night, you'll find an option that fits your budget. Popular amenities such as campfires, pet-friendly accommodations, and trash facilities will make your stay comfortable and convenient. So pack your hiking boots, surfboard, or boat gear and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience in Central Florida!

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