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White-sand beach camping and sunsets over the Gulf await campers in Sarasota.

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Silver Bullet Stables
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Norman B.’s Land
4 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Arcadia, FloridaThis property has been a horse stable since 2004. Has 11 stalls plus a 2 stall pasture board. Includes horse walker, round pen, 2 horse wash stall, and lighted arena.
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Tent Camping site #1. Electric/water, covered picnic area, and secluded fire pit.
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Cedarkirk Camp & Conf. Center
6 sites · RVs, Tents170 acres · Lithia, FloridaCedarkirk 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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Open-air covered event pavilion ideal for Yoga, Weddings and Family Gatherings.
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The Love Lodge
3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Lithia, FloridaThe Love Lodge is a tranquil oasis within minutes of the Alafia River State Park, Florida's #1...
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A boardwalk leads you to the pavilions along the Cotee River.
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Cotee River Bend
14 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · New Port Richey, FloridaOur RV Campsites are located in a grassy field next to dense woods. Electric and water hookups are included in the RV/Camper sites, but not the Tent Site. All sites have a picnic table. Cell phone service is not a problem, as we are not that remote (although it sort of feels like we are when you are here) - we are 5 min from downtown New Port Richey, 2 minutes from groceries, gas, restaurants. This beautiful slice of Old Florida is named for the Pithlachascotee River that bends along the back side of the property. Pithlo is the Creek word meaning canoe, and chaskita means to dig or chop out, together signifying "place where canoes are chopped or dug out". Seminoles of this area used canoes dug out from the great cypress trees found along Florida rivers. From the 1980s until 2014, this property was owned by the Cotee River Lions Club. They held a popular monthly pancake breakfast fundraiser in the large pavilion along the river. We purchased this 4.9 acres of land in late 2019. It is now where we live and have a woodworking shop. It has been a magical place for us, with no shortage of wildlife, rich jungle forest, a lazy winding narrow river, and even the occasion river otter sighting. We are grateful to all the humans who have occupied this place over the centuries before us for keeping it as nature intended it. It is our intention to do our part to conserve and protect its natural beauty as long as possible. We hope you find it to be as restful and rejuvenating as we do.
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Tres Lagos Farm & Garden
6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · North Fort Myers, FloridaTres Lagos Camping is part of the Florida agritourism initiative. Where travelers from all over the world come to experience and enjoy a different kind of florida. We’re a small 5 acre family farm involved in the cultivation and preservation of rare and endangered palms with many other edible tropical plants for our visitors to enjoy. You can view our palms at all stages of growth from seed to maturity. Enjoy our U-pick varieties of mangos, Caribbean cherries, sugar cane, bananas, coconuts and we’re adding more all the time. There is even a sugarcane maze and bamboo gardens in progress for the kids and adults to enjoy. But don’t forget your veggies! Get up close and personal with where some of your medicines and vegetables come from. We have some small areas for education about different medicinal plants like Turmeric, ginger, saw palmetto and a few others. Take the tours or classes or just sit back and enjoy the view! Hope to see you soon.
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Smokey Acres
10 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Brooksville, FloridaWelcome 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.
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Rafaela M.’s Land
4 sites · RVs1700 acres · Lake Wales, Florida
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"R" camp.
9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Clewiston, FloridaPrimitive campsite Come pitch your tent or bring your rv to"R"camp. You will be surrounded by an...
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Wonderfield Farm & Grove
8 sites · Lodging66 acres · Floral City, FloridaOnce owned by a local family who operated a multi-generational orange grove, the property was...
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Happy Campers Rescue Ranch
4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Dunnellon, FloridaBring your boat or trailer! There is plenty of room to park on our 10 acre wooded property. We...
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MEADOW RIVER RANCH
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Meadow River Ranch
10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Naples, FloridaMeadow River Ranch offers 6 rv campsites and 4 tent campsites campsites, in addition to a log...
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one of the many beautiful sunrises
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GOLDEN OAKS
3 sites · Lodging, RVs5 acres · Belleview, FloridaCome relax under beautiful live oaks or swim, fish, canoe or kayak on our private, spring fed...
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Sarasota is a year-round destination for beaches, warm Gulf of Mexico waters, and all manners of boating, birding, and fishing. Its easily accessible sands offer swimming, snorkeling, and unforgettable sunsets, making it a great choice for anyone needing some serious R&R, whether you’re tent camping or heading to an RV park. But there’s more to Sarasota than its coastline—the inland parks and preserves also reward adventurers with hikes through pine forests and kayak routes through waterways shared with alligators and the Florida panther, not to mention all the mountain biking and horseback riding options, too. And it’s close to Bradenton and Tampa if you wish to extend your adventures further north.

Where to Go

Sarasota Area

Lido Key is one of Sarasota’s best beach areas, with a sprawling public stretch of sand and the South Lido Key Beach Park, where campers can go kayaking or paddleboarding through mangrove tunnels to spot manatee. Boat rentals and fishing charters are available throughout the area for anglers looking to land snook, snapper, grouper, and sea trout.

Siesta Key

To the south, Siesta Key has eight miles of sandy beaches to explore, plus Sarasota County’s public Turtle Beach Campground on Siesta Key, home to a number of tent sites with picnic tables beneath the palms. RV sites also come with full hookups, 50-amp power, and free wifi for RVers with big rigs. Between May and October, loggerhead and green sea turtles come to this beach to nest.

Oscar Scherer State Park

Just 20 minutes from downtown toward VeniceOscar Scherer State Park is a critical wildlife preserve for species like scrub jay, bald eagles, and osprey. The park features an extensive trail system, a freshwater lake with boat launch, and a campground for both tent campsites and RV camping.

Myakka River State Park

Myakka River State Park is 37,000 acres of wild Florida pine forests, cypress domes, marshes, and prairie. Hit the hiking and mountain biking trails, or look out for the park’s biggest draw: its large population of American alligators. Get up close with a kayak rental or guided boat tour.

When to Go

Sarasota’s winters are typically warm and mild, while summers are hot, humid, and rainy. Happy camping trips take place year-round, but summer visitors may want to opt for a pet-friendly cabin, an RV resort, or a campground with an air-conditioned clubhouse and good rain shelter. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November, so campers planning trips along the Gulf Coast during this time should keep an eye on forecasts.

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