Year-round warmth, abundant waterways, and nearby thrills make Titusville prime for camping.
Next to the Indian River on Florida’s east coast, Titusville is most well-known for the Kennedy Space Center, drawing astronauts and space enthusiasts since 1961. But the area also offers an in-depth experience of Florida’s natural beauty, being so close to the Canaveral National Seashore. Beachfront tent camping is one of the best ways to take advantage of the water views and spot local wildlife like sea turtles, dolphins, and hundreds of bird species. Full-service RV campgrounds and pull-through sites featuring basic water hookups and electrical hookups are available nearby, while Orlando’s theme parks and metropolitan amenities sit under an hour away.
Canaveral National Seashore showcases nearly 58,000 acres of coastal land, from lagoons and islands to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a 12-minute drive from Titusville to the entrance of the park, making it a convenient, must-see stop. Special-use permits are required for backcountry hiking, horseback riding, and backcountry camping, while only 25 hiking permits are issued each day on a first-come, first-served basis. The 14 backcountry campsites are reservable but can only be accessed by kayaks or flat motorized boats suitable for navigating shallow lagoons.
Within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Kennedy Space Center offers an out-of-this-world look into space exploration. The Visitor Complex boasts numerous displays and exhibits, as well as two IMAX theaters (buy tickets ahead of time to avoid waiting in line). Reserving a Titusville campsite or yurt with picnic tables, firepits, and flush toilets means it’ll only be a 20-minute drive to the entrance. After learning about the starry skies, head out for a hike in the wildlife refuge.
Only a 50-minute drive west of Titusville, Orlando delivers over 10 major theme parks, including the iconic Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. Spend the day riding roller coasters and snacking on mini donuts before heading back to a full-service RV campground equipped with wifi or a waterfront cabin with a wood stove to unwind.
March, April, and May are the most popular times to visit Titusville, so trips between mid-September and early November mean quieter tourist attractions. Those months are also on the tail end of hurricane season, which runs from June until November, so the rain isn’t as fierce and the temperatures still reach 86°F. Since the weather is warm all year, outdoor activities are typically enjoyable regardless of the month, albeit often humid. In July and August, thunderstorms can be expected every day.