The best camping near Wekiwa Springs State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Wekiwa Springs State Park adventure.

The best camping near Wekiwa Springs State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Wekiwa Springs State Park adventure.

Camping near Wekiwa Springs State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Wekiwa Springs State Park adventure.

This natural playground is the antithesis to Orlando’s nearby theme parks.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Wekiwa Springs State Park

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SC Campgrounds

29 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. Important Note: 3/19 because of our off leash dog policy children are not allowed to camp on the premises.
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Lucky U Ranch

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents60 acres · Bushnell, FL
Authentic old Florida homestead. Beautiful Spanish moss veiled Grandfather Oak trees, rolling subtle grassy hills and Cypress filled wetlands with an abundant of bird life every day. We raise Nigerian Dairy goats and always have time for goat visits and petting. Our horses are boarded at night and roam freely during the day along with our donkeys. Hiking our land and marked trails, gives you the feeling of serenity and back to nature, clearing your mind so you can remember what nature is all about. Just minutes away are amazing places and parks like the Withlacoochee State park, Hog Island and the Withlacoochee river, where kayaking is a must. Peace and quiet and privacy as you tent, stay in one of our RV's or bring your own. Be part of our AGRITOURISM VENUE and take part in the RANCH EXPERIENCE, a guided visit to meet and pet our livestock, from baby goats to miniature horses! Get to pet one of our over 60 goats and check out our twin turkeys and many chickens.... Pigs are just begging to be scratched as well!!! As it gets warmer out.... How about renting one of our portable AC's for tent camping. Stay cool at night and enjoy the springs, rivers and forest during the day. ENJOY!
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Hidden Gem

16 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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Flat Land Center

22 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Christmas, FL
Tucked away in the lush, tropical countryside of East Orlando, A 20 min Equidistant drive to Orlando or to the Beach, this safe, lush and cozy 5-acre property used to function as a cedar tree farm, now The #FlatLandCenter, it is a perfect place to get away for the night and escape to the true wilderness. Born of creative ethics, this is the perfect spot for the traveling earth dweller. You really are in the middle of nowhere (and everywhere), World-famous theme Parks, cool local parks, beautiful beaches, all within a short drive of your campsite. Aromatic orange blossom scent hangs in the air during the spring months, and winters are sunny and crisp. Outdoor showers feel amazing in the summer! Extra-Hot water in colder seasons. Cows and horses are your neighbors and you'll probably see plenty of butterflies and rabbits and birds of all kinds here at PowerLand. Upgrade to one of our “Glamping” Yurt tent sites, Come pitch a tent at one of the last places you can really star-gaze ... We are more central than Central Florida! Minutes to highways 95 ,50, 408, 417, 520, 528 and i4… We also offer the following additions to your stay to make your experience extra memorable: -Large Charcuterie Board (serves 6-8) $75/ Small Charcuterie Board (serves 2) $25 -Locally Brewed LIVING VITALITEA kombucha cans for $5 each (served in glass) -100% Organic Arabica coffee by the cup $3/ Full Carafe $10 -Homegrown Organic Pine Needle tea $2.50 a cup/ $8 Full kettle -$15 precut wood bundles -$15 reservation for space heater in some listings when available (Ask about our Organic , All-Natural Clay facials and body treatments!)
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At Shady Oaks

3 sites · RVs5 acres · Clermont, FL
Come experience large sprawling oaks amongst lush tropical landscaping. Each site is semi secluded and also offers, a private fire pit, table and GREAT natural views. Easy In/Out sites located minutes from Florida’s Turnpike, Downtown Clermont and All attractions, softball complex and Training Centers. Kayak rentals available. Lake Minneola minutes away. Learn more about this land: Easy back in site, 30 amp service, 50 foot cord preferred. 25 foot water hose needed, Semi secluded site has own table and fire pit with beautiful views of natural surrounding landscaping and fruit trees.
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Enchanted Oaks Camp & Farm

6 sites · Lodging10 acres · Ocala, FL
Welcome to Enchanted Oaks Farm and Camp site. We are an 8.5 acre farm in Ocala Florida, that offers unique glamping experiences. Activities in the area include: -Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak (40 minute drive)-K.P. Hole County Park (40 minute drive)-Disney (1 hr 10 minute drive)-Ocala National Forest (30-50 minute drive)-Juniper Springs Swimming Area (1 hr drive)-Ocala Drive-in (30 minute drive)-Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring (52 minute drive)-The Canyons Zip Line and Adventure Park (29 minute drive)-Silver Springs State Park (40 mintue drive)Hi Y’all, I’m Cassie Peech. I own and operate Enchanted Oaks Farm and Cassie Peech and Company (a wedding and events company based out of Orlando, Jax, and Tampa).We are from a tiny Kentucky town (2000 people), and love to show people our southern hospitality. We originally bought the farm to host weddings but we figured we would give hosting a try and we love it!!
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Beautiful Orlando-Area Lake Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Ocoee, FL
We have 5 acres of beautiful Florida lakefront land. Sunrise views are amazing then the day unfolds with a variety of sounds and sights of local wildlife. The small and private lake provides options for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing from our dock. You'll feel like you've found the perfect country retreat and will be just 20 minutes from Universal, 30 minutes from Disney, and 10-20 minutes from all West Orange County has to offer.
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J & T Hideaway / Silver Springs, FL

1 site · RV1 acre · Silver Springs, FL
Beautiful high and dry corner lot with privacy hedge and full hook ups in the highly sought after Wilderness RV Resort. Our property is nestled within the tranquil Ocala National Forest, complete with tons of resort amenities! Did we mention our resort is located on a portion of the Florida Black Bear Scenic Highway! Come Explore the Local Area! The Florida freshwater springs are a natural and tropical central Florida paradise with pristine crystal clear waters. Enjoy the wide array of wildlife the Ocala National Forest and the Florida freshwater springs offer! Our property is located just minutes from Silver Springs State Park, Silver Springs, Salt Springs, Juniper Springs, and Alexander Springs! Do you love the "Lake Life?" Central Florida is known for their beautiful lakes such as Lake George and Lake Kerr! Love to canoe or kayak? There are tons of canoe runs throughout this area of central Florida. In fact, you can canoe or kayak on the Ocklawaha River with direct river access from the resort! Love mountain biking? Check out the Santos Trailhead which offers over 30 miles of mountain bike trails with three levels of difficulty! One visit to Santos Trailhead and you'll see why so many people say that these are the BEST bike trails in Florida! Explore a Bit Farther! From our property's location and with a short drive, you can easily access the following towns and/or cities: Orlando - 1.5 hour drive Daytona Beach - 1 hour drive Gainesville - 30 minute drive Crystal River - 1 hour drive The Villages - 45 minute drive Enjoy the many amenities that Wilderness RV Resort offers: * Community Pool and Hot Tub * Full Hook Up Service * Direct Access to the Ocklawaha River (canoe/kayak rentals through resort) * Direct Access to Florida Greenway Hiking Trail * Clubhouse/Lodge * On Site Restaurant * On Site Candy Shop (w/ Whoopie Pies) * Laundry Facility * Bathhouse * Recreation Room (Ping Pong, Pool, Darts) * Private Mail Box
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Davis Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Saint Cloud, FL
Ranch style homestead on 5 acres. RV, Camper and tent site available with 30-amp power hook up, sewer, and water. Country lifestyle just outside of Orlando, and 30 minutes from Disney World, Universal Parks, and Beach. Rocket Launches are visible from both sites with beautiful views for photos. Also, one mile from Split Oak Park where you can hike, boat, and bike. 5 Miles away from convenience stores, restaurant's, Walmart and much more.
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Camp Margaritaville Auburndale

391 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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The LODGE @ Runaway Bay

7 sites · Lodging1 acre · Seville, FL
Runaway Bay Lodge - a place where Love and Magic Happen After the 4 mile trip through The Lake George State Forest, you will pass two small RV campgrounds of Pine Island. Runaway Bay Lodge is the first private property past The Pine Island RV Campground, on the right side of the street. OUR PROPERTY IS NOT LOCATED IN THE CAMPGROUND. We have 4 separate units on our property, including 2 cabins and 3 yurts, Each cabin and yurt is set up with only one bed, in each. We are a perfect spot for solo journeyers and couples. Larger groups can rent multiple units. We also host 3rd party retreats for up to 12 total guests. We do allow cannabis smoking on our property, in the common areas outside of the tents and cabins. We offer our exclusive Magic M Meditations, Yoga, Plant Based Vegan, Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Meal Options, Moxibustion, Kundalini, Tantra, Energy work and other holistic well-being services, Small Group Retreats, Boat Tours and Boat Rentals. Use of a private vehicle is required. The property is on a natural 46000 acre lake that is connected to The Atlantic Ocean by The St Johns River. This location offers abundant wildlife refuge. This can be exciting, but dangerous. Please do not feed or approach the wildlife. You may see alligators, snakes, otters, manatees, as well as several species of fish and birds, including, but not limited to, american bald eagles, egret, heron, seagulls, bass, mullet, crappie, bluegill and more. Please simply use caution and do not attempt to disturb the animals or their environment.
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The best camping near Wekiwa Springs State Park guide

Overview

About

Less than a half-hour drive from downtown Orlando, Wekiwa Springs State Park is a lush pocket of wilderness and the perfect antidote to Florida’s amusement parks. Escape to the lush riverbanks and wooded trails and let nature entertain you instead. Cool off with a swim at the star attraction—Wekiwa Springs—then set out to explore more than 40 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. The oak tree-fringed shores and wildlife of Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River are best admired by kayak or canoe, while campers can choose between the busy family campground or four remote primitive camps

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for intrepid paddlers: Big Buck Camp has primitive tent sites along Rock Springs Run and is only accessible by water. 
  • Best for backcountry explorers: Cozy Camp has hike-in or ride-in primitive camping with space for up to 10 people and horses.
  • Best for RV campers: Family Campground has 60 spacious sites, all with an electric hookup, picnic table, and fire ring. Sewer hookups are also available.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of 60 campsites or primitive camps via the Florida State Parks Reservation website. 
  2. Wekiwa Springs campsite reservations can be made 11 months in advance for Florida residents, or 10 months in advance for non-residents.
  3. Campsites can book up fast, so plan your booking at least six months in advance. It’s not uncommon for summer and holiday weekends to be booked as soon as they become available.

When to go

Wekiwa Springs State Park draws visitors year-round, but peak season runs from May through September. During this period, the park often reaches capacity, and late arrivals will be turned away—plan to arrive as close to opening time as possible to avoid disappointment. Visiting out of season means fewer crowds, and with mild winter temperatures, outdoor activities can be enjoyed through all four seasons.

Know before you go

  • Wekiwa Springs State Park is north of downtown Orlando, about a 25-minute drive away. Parking lots are set by the two trailheads.
  • There are day-use fees for all Florida State Parks, and campsite booking fees also apply. 
  • Facilities at Florida Caverns include a restaurant and concession stand, restrooms, a playground, and picnic areas with grills. Bikes, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards can be rented at the park on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Black bears are present at Wekiwa Springs State Park, so keep food and garbage secure in camping and day-use areas, and follow the park’s bear safety guidelines.
  • There are accessible restrooms, campsites, and picnic areas at Wekiwa Springs. The springs also have a ramp and chair lift to enter the swimming area.

Nearby attractions

Combine the magic of Disney with the great outdoors by camping near Walt Disney World. This experience is perfect for families, offering the thrill of Disney adventures by day, and the peaceful serenity of camping under the stars by night.

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