Find the best campsites for your Lake County getaway in Leesburg.
Situated on the banks of both Lake Griffin and Lake Harris, Leesburg is a laidback city surrounded by nature in Florida’s Lake County. Just 45 minutes from Orlando, Leesburg offers boating, kayaking, and fishing access right in town, plus easy access to some of Florida’s best state parks. It’s close to some of Central Florida’s best spring sites for swimming, snorkeling, and tubing, too. Leesburg campers can also head north to the Ocala National Forest, which offers a staggering 673 square miles of forest, lakes, and trail systems to explore.
Leesburg has docks, boat launches, and fishing access to both Lake Griffin and Lake Harris. Both Leesburg and nearby Tavares offer RV travelers a variety of RV parks and RV resorts with full hookups and wifi to choose from.
Lake Griffin State Park is just 10 minutes north of downtown Leesburg. This tranquil park offers kayak and canoe rentals and boat tours on Lake Griffin. There’s a 2-mile sandhill and swamp trail here, plus a 400-year-old live oak tree that sits at the park entrance. Book a spot at the campground for an RV or a tent—both come with picnic tables, fire pits, and restrooms.
For an even more immersive lake park, head 40 minutes south of Leesburg to Lake Louisa State Park. In addition to six lakes, this 4,500-acre park has seven miles of paved trails and 20 miles of multi-use trails through hilly terrain. The park has a developed campground for RV and tent campers, as well as primitive campsites for backpackers, and bike and kayak rentals.
The massive Ocala National Forest can satisfy any nature lover’s craving for wilderness, wildlife, and outdoor adventure. Home to alligators, black bears, and over 100 bird species, this preserve has miles of hiking trails and multiple primitive camping options.
Each spring, Leesburg fills up for Bikefest, a 3-day music festival and motorcycle rally. Otherwise, the area is busiest in winter and on weekends. You can enjoy outdoor activities in Leesburg’s subtropical climate year-round, but summer tent camping can be a challenge due to high temperatures, humidity, and rainfall. Summer travelers may be happiest in lodging or RVs with climate control.