The best camping near Blue Spring State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Blue Spring adventure.

The best camping near Blue Spring State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Blue Spring adventure.

Camping near Blue Spring State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Blue Spring adventure.

Mesmerizing manatees and crystal-clear water make Blue Spring State Park unforgettable.  

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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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Hidden Gem

14 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · New Smyrna Beach, FL
Welcome to our HIDDEN GEM which is tucked away in 11 acres of beautiful oak trees. Splashed with Spanish moss this tropical paradise offers a serene experience and creates a perfect environment for the Monarch Butterfly to thrive. We offer hot outdoor showers and flushable toilets. Our sites are large and secluded. We are 10 minutes from the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Bring your boat if you like to fish. We are 3 minutes from the boat ramp which accommodates boats large and small to access off shore fishing at the Inlet or flats fishing at Mosquito Lagoon. If you are a motorcycle enthusiast we are 30 minutes from Daytona Speedway and NSB Speedway. Kayak and surfing with your own or rentals are available. All the popular attractions are one hour drive time from us. There are 5 Golf Courses in NSB as well as an array of fine dining, art shows and of course lots of sunshine. As lifelong campers it is a pleasure to share our Hidden Gem with you. We love animals so bring your best friends along.
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North Shore Relic Ranch

8 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Mount Dora, FL
This property is called relic ranch because we have actually found a ton of old relics. the campground is under an ancient canopy of oaks. so youll always have shade. the center of the property is unique to say the least but the campground is nature at its finest. there is a 2.6 mile nature trail across from the campground to explore. also there is a boat ramp for fishing about 1/8 mile away. you are welcome to roam over most of the 80 acres. We have goats, cows and chickens as well. All super friendly.
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True Trail Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Deland, FL
Hi Hipcampers and Farm enthusiasts....We are a small hobby farm with many goats and chickens...When the time is right you may find yourself helping Mike milk the goats or collecting eggs...If farming isn't your thing, we are just 2 miles away from historic downtown DeLand and SkyDive DeLand another 10 minutes will get you to Either Blue Springs or DeLeon Springs...Plus we are 30 minutes to Daytona or New Smyrna Beach...The choices are endless here. Your RV site is directly in front of our goat field with your own side entrance. We have potable water and electric hook up for your RV...Sorry no dump station available at this time. Shower house and toilet ava
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The Cottage

1 site · RV1 acre · Orange City, FL
We own a small cottage on an acre of land located in Orange City FL close to everything like restaurants, shopping, various state parks and so on. We look a bit rural but are in the middle between Orlando with all the theme parks like sea World, Disney and Universal Studios within an hour and Daytona Beach, About 40 minutes away. The award winning downtown of the college Town DeLand is only 10 minutes up the road. The historic City of Sanford is just 15 minutes away.
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Camp Wild Fern

4 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Mims, FL
Hey guys! As avid campers and adventure seekers ourselves, we know how important safe (and cost effective) space for a night or two is. That’s why we decided to offer a corner of our own rural paradise - amongst the mature oaks, blooming magnolias and palms. We have just under 7 acres with plenty of yard to share. It’s pretty basic space without a lot of amenities (yet), but we know you’d love it here. Our pricing reflects our humble start and we invite you to park your RV, pop open your tent and make yourself at home. A few things you can expect… ~Wherever you decide to set up camp, we will provide a picnic table, trash can and fire pit with wood. ~We are super pet friendly so bring your furry family members and we will ensure they’re safe and comfortable as well. ~There is access to water from the main house. ~ Electricity can be provided depending on how close you set up to the house. WiFi as well. ~ We do have a chicken coop so you can expect to hear them throughout the day. ~ We are on a dead end road in a rural residential area. Super quiet! ~ Pit potty in a super cute Outhouse. ~ If you stay during the month of March, you will adore our lightening bugs! ~ Tons of mature trees so bring your hammocks. ~ We are on site and available to you when needed. Forgot bug spray or need a band-aid? We got you! Need a board game, yard game or puzzle? We got those too! ~ Want total privacy? That’s ok too! Watch us grow and come back as our offerings grow too. This is our start, but it’s going to be great! Follow us on Instagram #campwildfern Visit nearby ~Space Center ~Playalinda Beach ~Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge ~Local blueberry picking (seasonal) ~Indian River “Mosquito Lagoon” ~White Sands Buddhist Center ~30 minutes to New Smyrna Beach ~Less than an hour from Historic Sanford ~Cocoa Village ~Daytona Speedway
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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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Home of Many Miniature Animals

7 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Mount Dora, FL
Our farm is off the beaten path surrounded by mossy oaks and lots of shade. If you are having a rough week, load up and relax on our working farm filled with miniature horses and numerous other adorable miniature animals that will be sure to put a smile on your face. Pack your camping gear, tents, vans or RVs and find peace away from the traffic and everyday stress. There is plenty of nature and you can take a long stroll to clear your head. Mount Dora is across the main street less than 5 minutes away. Our antique town is an amazing experience to explore with lots of history and complete with quaint shops and restaurants, boating and lots of things to do. Rennigers Antique Center is located right up the street (less than 5 minutes away) for some great picking. We are conveniently close to the Central Florida Attractions and the beach on both east and west coasts within an hour drivep. A few Campers favorite places to visit are Mount Dora Bike Trail - 2.6 miles, Kelly Park - 11 miles and Kings Landing 12 miles from farm. We offer youth day camps on various dates, pony rides and a tour of our farm animals for an additional fee. Reservations required in advance due to the other activities we have going on. In 2007, we had no idea where this adventure was going to take us. Our small urban farm was sharing our miniature animals with assisted living facilities and Neulife, where we have 3 miniature horses that live on their property. Little by little we have evolved into more of a need to share with the community and help others with the relaxing qualities our farm and animals have to offer, we want to be able to share and better educate with hands on experiences, teach kindness, patience, confidence and help others to be the best they can be. Thank you for your time and if you visit, share a review! Reviews are the best way for us to better ourselves and your experience. Have a great stay!
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Camp JayBird: a SkyClad ReTreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · De Land, FL
Learn more about this land:We are NATURISTS/nudists and expect all guest to be comfortable around and participate in a textile-free, family-friendly enviornment (weather permitting of course). 3 beautiful acres of tall oak trees. We have goats, chickens, and a pig. Very close to the amazing Blue Springs State Park (manatees), Lake Beresford Park, St Johns River, Ocala National Forest, DeLeon Springs, SkyDive DeLand, and less than 30 minutes to New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach, 45 minutes to Disney and Universal. While on our property you feel isolated in nature, yet only 1.3 miles from Publix, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, and Chipotle.
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Palm Jungle Beach Camp

1 site · RV1 acre · Palm Coast, FL
Secluded End-of-Road Camp Lot, nestled just off the beaten path to Jungle Hut Beach near Florida's A1A road in the Palm Coast "Hammock" area. This tranquil spot boasts very few friendly retired neighbors, offering a peaceful retreat. It backs up to a Jungle Forrest with numerous trails and an excellent mountain bike course, with a boat launch conveniently nearby. There's a lot to explore in this hidden gem of the NE Florida coastline—a discovery you'll be delighted to stumble upon! Public showers and bathrooms are accessible within a short 15-minute walk to the beach. Alternatively, the host can provide complimentary beach cruiser bikes, reducing the journey to just 5 minutes! Power, WiFi, outdoor shower, and water are available at the host's discretion, ensuring a comfortable stay.
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Lakeside RV site

1 site · RV3 acres · New Smyrna Beach, FL
Learn more about this land: A little slice of paradise! Lakefront RV site with electric, water and sewer. Close to new Smyrna Beaches, Daytona Beach events and theme parks. Fishing, kayaking (two kayaks available for free) or just enjoy the view! Private. Between Cabbage Patch and Foxhead, famous motorcycle stops. Close to Disney, Kennedy Space Center and beautiful beaches and springs. Motorcycles and horses, boats welcome.
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Private Escape on the Lake

22 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Pierson, FL
Welcome to your own private escape on the lake! You will be treated to natural beauty, plenty of wildlife viewing, and lake side views! Our listing is for tents, camper vans, RV’s, or anything in between and we are excited to host you!  It just doesn’t get much better than this! Our property features a dock for fishing or launching a kayak. The property is close to town and some different springs. There's also lots of activities in surrounding area. Daytona is only 30 minutes away which means you will have easy access to services should you need them! Our property also provides good access to Ocala National Forest, a great place to find all sorts of outdoor recreation opportunities. You can find kayaking, fishing, and hot springs all within striking distance of our listing.Please make sure to BYO on cooking and kitchen gear if you plan on cooking. Campfires are allowed but you will need to bring or buy firewood.  We do live onsite and we will be excited to greet you upon arrival.Learn more about this land:Welcome to your own private escape on the lake! You will be treated to natural beauty, plenty of wildlife viewing, and lake side views!About the propertyIt just doesn’t get much better. Our property features a dock for fishing or launching a kayak. Close to town and some different springs. Lots of activities in surrounding area. Daytona is only 30 minutes away which means you will have easy access to services should you need them! Our property also provides good access to Ocala National Forest, a great place to find all sorts of outdoor recreation opportunities. You can find kayaking, fishing, and hot springs all within striking distance of our listing.We do live onsite and we will be excited to greet you upon arrival.About the listingOur listing is for tents, camper vans, RV’s, or anything in between and we are excited to host you! The maximum length of vehicle we allow is 50ft. We have 8 sites available that are located on a grassy surface and my require some leveling, please keep this this in mind. Our sites have electrical and water hookups for your convenience for an additional fee and generators are allowed.Limited hookup sites availableContact host for availability. Our listings are family friendly and private but you can expect to see other hosts or other campers around the property. Some amenities you can expect to enjoy:-Fire pit provided at sites-Porta-potty available -Spigot available for potable water-Pets allowed-Wheelchair access is possible-Firewood bundles for purchase through Hipcamp-We do not offer picnic tables and we do not have a kitchen or cooking suppliesAdditional details to notePlease make sure to BYO on cooking and kitchen gear if you plan on cooking. Campfires are allowed but you will need to bring or buy firewood. 
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The best camping near Blue Spring State Park guide

Overview

About

At Blue Spring State Park, 72-degree, spring water bubbles up from limestone aquifers to feed the St. Johns River. Each winter, this warm water draws hundreds of West Indian manatee and plenty of campers, who head to the observation decks and boardwalks to stand over these creatures as they torpedo their way through the Blue Spring Run. Once they leave their winter home come summer, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and inner tubing are allowed in the waters, as well as boat tours and on-site kayak and canoe rentals. The park’s sole Blue Spring Campground features six cabins, and dozens of tent camping and RV camping sites with electric hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Blue Spring Campground reservations are available 11 months in advance for Florida residents, or 10 months in advance for non-residents.
  2. Same-day reservations can be made before 1pm ET. After that, open sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. Spring break season in March and April can be especially busy, so book early for trips during this time.

When to go

Blue Spring State Park is open year-round. Manatee season is typically November to March, with the swimming season running from April to October, only once the manatees are gone. As in other parts of Central Florida, expect cooler winters and hot, humid, and rainy summers.

Know before you go

  • The park’s gift shop and concessions are near the main manatee viewing deck. Food and groceries can be purchased during your road trip in nearby Orange City and DeLand. 
  • Just 35 miles from Orlando, Blue Spring State Park makes for a fun day trip—but day-use access is limited during swimming season, when the park can fill up early. Overnight campers gain access to the water and hiking trails regardless.
  • The Save The Manatee Club runs a live webcam of Blue Spring, so you can check for their presence before your trip.
  • Other attractions at Blue Spring State Park include hiking the 3.6-mile (each way) Pine Island Trail and the historic Thursby House.

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