The best camping near Highlands Hammock State Park

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This Central Florida park has old-growth woodlands, American alligators, and a CCC Museum.  

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Camp Champ

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Zolfo Springs, FL
Camp Champ is a family friendly adventure. Sits on 10 acres of land. On Charlie Creek we have a dock for easy access where you can fish, fossil hunt, kayak, canoe and trails to ride. Sit back and enjoy the campfire. Tons of nature and wildlife. You can tent camp, or bring your own RV. We have electric, water, bathroom and outdoor kitchen. Game room with ping pong, darts, wiffle ball, corn hole, playground and swings. Plenty of shaded areas. You will absolutely love this place.
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Area 61 Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Arcadia, FL
Area 61 is a natural 5 acre property with a creek that feeds into the Peace River. We have many different types of wild life that visit including white tail deer, turkeys, alligators, otters, armadillos and all types of birds including owls. We also have access to the Peace River for canoeing and kayaking trips. Along the creek we also have several terraced waterfalls that provide a wonderful wetland area for the wildlife.
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Resort At Canopy Oaks

409 sites · Lodging, RVs435 acres · Frostproof, FL
Resort at Canopy Oaks, Florida’s newest, contemporary, luxury RV resort and cottage community, opened its gates to guests this December 2020. Experience our lush, 435 acres with signature features including oversized sites, concrete pads, 12,000 square foot clubhouse, a full-service tiki bar, resort-style swimming pool, and much more.
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$109.16
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Serenity Acres Glamping Retreat

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Arcadia, FL
Looking for the perfect camping getaway? Look no further! Our air-conditioned glamping tent, located in the heart of Arcadia FL, offers a unique and unforgettable experience. With plenty of activities to enjoy, including fossil hunting on the Peace River or kayaking, you'll have plenty to keep you busy during your stay. Nestled under a sprawling live oak tree on our 10-acre property, our glamping tent has everything you need to make your camping trip a breeze. Enjoy a comfortable king-size bed while listening to the soothing sounds of nature. Our refrigerator, complete with a freezer drawer, will keep your drinks and snacks fresh. And our coffee bar, featuring a Keurig coffee maker, is the perfect way to start your day while watching the sun come up over the orange groves. Outside of the tent, you'll find hammock chairs hanging from the oak tree, a grill cart with a griddle, and a fire pit with a grate for cooking your meals. Plus, our full bathroom, located just steps away from the campsite, offers a flush toilet and walk-in shower to help you feel refreshed after a day of adventure. Book your stay with us today and experience the ultimate glamping adventure!
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Wilderness Shores Ranch_Campground!

84 sites · RVs, Tents750 acres · Lakeland, FL
SUMMER SALES GOING ON!!! LARGE SLIP n SLIDE WATER FUN HERE!!!! 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! WE have beautiful RV CAMPERS ON SITE TO RENT AS WELL!!! Campers sleep 4, 6, 8 guests!! 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! 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! SUMMER WATER FUN WITH LARGE SLIP & SLIDES with HELICOPTER WATER SPRAYS!!! Come see the beautiful scenery, animals 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 vast 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 on site/large round tubful's for a great price to last all weekend! Friendly pets are welcome! Kept on a leash when out & about! 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! Our website is 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 and close to lots of restaurants!
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Lake Huntley Oasis - Pvt Dock -Acre

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Lake Placid, FL
Live the lake life! Watch the sun set over Lake Huntley from your kitchen window, and explore the lake by docking your watercraft (or rent ours message for details) in your backyard, or use our included tandem kayak. This cozy house has three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps up to 9 comfortably. Enjoy plenty of living space, a large screened-in porch, full kitchen, campfire and BBQ grills. The house also includes a one car garage, onsite laundry, and large RV hookup and parking.Learn more about this land:Live the lake life! Watch the sun set over Lake Huntley from your kitchen window, and explore the lake by docking your watercraft (or rent ours message for details) in your backyard, or use our included tandem kayak & 3-person canoe. This cozy house has three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps up to 9 comfortably. Enjoy plenty of living space, a large screened-in porch, full kitchen, fire pit and BBQ grills. The house also includes a one car garage, onsite laundry, and large RV hookup and parking.
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Camp Margaritaville Auburndale

392 sites · Lodging, RVs66 acres · Auburndale, FL
Camp Margaritaville RV Resort Auburndale is a family-friendly RV and cabin oasis located in Central Florida. Situated on 66 acres located off the Polk Parkway next to Lake Myrtle in Auburndale, our resort is your all-access pass to everything Florida. From our two resort swimming pools, complete with a 147 ft. water slide, to our 9-hole putting course and tiki bars, we offer amenities to excite the whole family. Even your furry friends are welcome! Explore the major theme parks and sparkling beaches or stay central for a sports event or festival without sacrificing any of the amenities. At Camp Margaritaville Auburndale, Our resort pools are more than just water – they're a sanctuary of luxury and enjoyment that will take your vacation to new heights. Get ready to immerse yourself in a poolside paradise like no other: Our resort features a variety of water-based activities that cater to guests of all ages. Our main pool features a thrilling 147 ft. water slide, whereas our Chill Pool overlooks Lake Myrtle. And the best part, our pools are heated year-round, so no matter when you visit, you can always enjoy a dip. So come join us at Camp Margaritaville Auburndale, where every day is a pool day! We understand that family vacations are all about creating magical moments that your kids will cherish forever. That's why we're thrilled to present an array of kid-friendly amenities that will light up their smiles and make your stay truly unforgettable! From the moment your kids step foot on our resort, they'll be immersed in a world of adventure. Our dedicated play areas are designed to ignite their imagination, whether they're making a splash at the Jolly Mon Splash Pad, engaging in age-friendly activities, or making new friends at the Parakeets Kid's Park. Download our app to see our weekly activities schedule! Our resort boasts sprawling grounds where your pets can explore, sniff, and play to their heart's content. Enjoy leisurely strolls through paradise and scenic pathways, making memories together every step of the way. Take them to explore and play at one of our four Barkaritaville Dog Parks, located throughout the resort. Pamper them with a bath and blow dry at one of our two Barkaritaville Dog Spas. Or you can take them to exercise at our dog run! We ensure a paw-positive vacation for all our furry guests! Rain or shine, energize your mornings with an invigorating workout, or wind down after a day of adventure with a rejuvenating evening session. Enjoy the refreshing AC in our Fins Up! Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment. Or work up a sweat at our out-door basketball courts! Whether you're aiming to refine your skills or simply have fun, our fitness areas provide the perfect backdrop.
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Rasayana Cove

2 sites · Lodging25 acres · Ona, FL
Rasayana Cove is a 25-acre eco-retreat located in the heartland of west central Florida. An hour's drive east of Sarasota surrounded by vast tracts of orange groves and ranch land, Rasayana Cove has been operating as a small retreat center since 1995. The long eastern boundary borders Horse Creek, a major tributary of the Peace River. The property features two spring-fed ponds - one small and the other large.  The cabins are accessible by well constructed shell-topped roads with good drainage and a variety of nature pathways.  A natural ecosystem remains undisturbed in the middle of the property - a Florida bay head of native flora and wildlife. While most of the state is crowded and overdeveloped, this eco-retreat offers a haven of peace in the pristine nature of Florida
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Orange Grove Acres

10 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Sebring, FL
Address: Coordinates of Tract 7: 27.390407, -81.397401 This is a wide open 11 acre field surrounded by orange groves with views to a lake. Only 5 mins south of Sebring Raceway, 5 mins from Downtown Lake Placid, and many lakes and boat ramps nearby. It is very peaceful with no businesses or homes nearby to disrupt the peace. Staying here means complete contact with nature and enjoying the peace and quiet of your surroundings! You may share the 11 acres with up to 10 more vehicles. So it's about 1 acre+ per vehicle. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 9am. To locate the exact entrance please ensure you analyze the GIS picture on the listing.
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Paradise Found

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Lake Placid, FL
Just four miles from Lake Placid. Short drive to speedway.Plenty of parking, large fenced yard. Nice pool and outdoor shower and restroom. BTW the owners are Christian. nudists, Don't let us being nude stop you from visiting, you'll be surprised at how quickly you'll become accustomed to simple non sexual nudity.
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Joy Bamboo Forest Farm

2 sites · RVs10 acres · Sebring, FL
Joy Bamboo Forest Farm is a tropical Asper bamboo farm located in the charming city of Sebring, FL. We offer a unique agritourism experience with campsites surrounded by bamboo trees. Each campsite features full hookups and a smokeless fire pit. The farm is surrounded by other fields on three sides, which makes it feel far away from it all and provides spectacular unobstructed views of sunrises and sunsets, and lots of stars at night. Enjoy a stroll among the 5 acres of bamboo trees or listening to the rustling of bamboo leaves on the plants surrounding the campsite. Be mesmerized by a dancing fire from the smokeless fire pit provided or just simply kick back and enjoy the slower pace of life. Located in the charming city of Sebring, recently picked for the HGTV show Home Town Takeover, Joy Bamboo Forest Farm is in close proximity to a few beautiful crystal clear lake beaches, Highlands Hammock State Park, and the famous Sebring International Raceway. Centrally located, Sebring is within a couple hours drive to most Florida destinations, with a train station a couple miles away from the farm. Joy Bamboo Forest Farm is only 5 to 10 minutes away from major stores and various restaurants, hospitals, parks, laundromats and all the modern conveniences.
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J and P Creekside Retreat

7 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Punta Gorda, FL
Nestled on an sprawling 16.8-acre expanse along the picturesque Shell Creek, our location is a haven for nature enthusiasts. The property is adorned with a lush canopy of diverse trees, showcasing an array of Oak, Hickory, Cypress, Pine, and Sable palms. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of our surroundings as you embark on a journey to boat, swim, and fish amidst the stunning natural beauty of Charlotte County, Florida. The waters of Shell Creek beckon you to explore its depths, while the vibrant native wildlife adds to the allure of our idyllic setting. Whether you're seeking a serene kayaking adventure or a leisurely paddleboarding excursion, we offer rentals to enhance your experience on the water. Discover the enchanting landscapes and rich biodiversity that define Charlotte County. From the rustling leaves of the Oak and Hickory trees to the graceful Cypress and Pine, our property is a testament to the beauty of Florida's natural habitat. Sable palms sway gently in the breeze, creating a soothing atmosphere that invites you to unwind and connect with the great outdoors. Indulge in the ultimate escape as you partake in the various activities our location has to offer. Whether you prefer a day of boating on Shell Creek, casting a line for a relaxing fishing session, or simply basking in the beauty of the surroundings, our 16.8-acre haven provides a perfect retreat. Experience the best of Charlotte County, Florida, where every moment is an opportunity to embrace the wonders of nature. Come and create lasting memories as you revel in the tranquility, adventure, and natural splendor our location has in abundance.
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The best camping near Highlands Hammock State Park guide

Overview

About

This is one for wildlife lovers! With more rare and endangered species than any other Florida state park, animal sightings await around every tree at Highlands Hammock State Park. Look out for white-tailed deer, gopher tortoises, and black bears from the Cypress Swamp boardwalk, take a tram ride to spot alligators along the South Canal, and spy raptors, songbirds, and wading birds around the wetlands. You might even spot a Florida panther slinking through the woodlands. After exploring the hiking trails, rent a bike to tackle the biking trail, visit the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, then check into the RV campground. Highlands Hammock Campground has water and electric hookups, and an on-site dump station. There are also several drive-in primitive campsites in the park’s wilderness.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of the RV campsites or primitive campsites at Highlands Hammock Campground via the Florida State Parks Reservation website. 
  2. Florida residents can make campsite reservations 11 months in advance, while non-residents can make reservations 10 months in advance.
  3. Campsites can book up as fast, especially over holiday weekends, so book at least three months in advance.

When to go

Florida’s summers can be hot, humid, and wet, and the trails can get muddy—fall, winter, and spring provide much better weather for hikers. Peak season runs from October through May, when ranger-led guided tours and campfire circles are held in the park, and tram tours run daily. Winter and spring are also great times for birding and wildlife watching.

Know before you go

  • Highlands Hammock State Park is set seven miles west of Sebring, about a 15-minute drive. It can be reached in less than two hours from Orlando, Fort Myers, and Tampa.
  • A day pass is required for Florida State Parks, and campsite booking fees also apply. 
  • Facilities at Highlands Hammocks include a rentable amphitheatre and picnic pavilions, restrooms, picnic tables and grills, and a playground. Wifi is not available at the park.  
  • There are accessible campsites, restrooms, and picnic areas at Highlands Hammocks State Park. The tram tours and CCC Museum are also accessible.
  • Dogs are permitted at the state park but must be kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash at all times.

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