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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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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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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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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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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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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Pennylane Farm

2 sites · RVs6 acres · Sorrento, FL
Small farm atmosphere on about 6 acres. Rural setting but close to shopping and charming Mount Dora. Easy access to Disney, Universal, and Sea World. Kennedy Space Center and beaches are about 1 hour away.
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Glamping @ Lake Louisa

9 sites · Lodging4500 acres · Clermont, FL
P3 LAKE LOUISA The best horseback riding in Clermont! A short drive from Orlando, this 4,500 acre state park is noted for its beautiful lakes, rolling hills, scenic landscape, and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. With an abundance of ways to explore and enjoy the park, there is something for everyone at Lake Louisa. Kayak, Canoe, SUP, and Bike Rentals Visitors can enjoy guided horseback trail rides hiking, guided eco-tours, biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, picnic and barbecue areas, a playground for children, and many more outdoor adventures! Glamour + Camping = Glamping! Many different options are available for camping in the park! GLAMPING • CareFree Camping: Luxury Tent A fully furnished, luxury bell tent is offers all the comforts of home. This CareFree Luxury site includes an air-conditioned, fully furnished, well-appointed waterproof canvas bell tent. We include lots of little luxuries, attention to detail, and a creative flair that are the foundation for memories of a lifetime! Our luxury campsites offer a beautifully appointed, 200 sq ft. bell tent, nestled on the edge of Hammond Lake. Enjoy the excitement of the great outdoors without sacrificing the luxuries & comforts of home. • Off-Grid Eco-Tents A fully furnished, outpost tent is fully equipped for a camping trip of a lifetime! Each Eco-Tent site includes a well-appointed, waterproof outpost tent with everything you need for an unplugged getaway. Each Eco-Tent includes one queen bed with linens, interior and exterior remote control solar-powered lights, fire pit, charcoal grill, exterior seating, a single burner propane coffee station, and bottled water with an automatic dispenser spout,
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Marci's Magical Lakefront Oasis

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Ocklawaha , FL
Beautiful spot overlooking Lake Weir in The Ocala National Forest. Watch the otters play and count the many different birds that make this lake their home. Treat yourself to incredible sunsets every night as the sun disappears into the water and enjoy the awesome reflection of the moon as it sets on the lake. (Check the moonrise/moonset tables to see if there is a visible moon during your intended stay - it really is an incredible sight). We have an amazing outdoor shower, with hot and cold running water, overlooking the lake. The extra large soaking bathtub is available for your use for $20 per stay if there are not other campers at the time due to us only having one bathroom available. Great for relaxing, bathing kids, or a very romantic evening. Canoe, stand up paddle board and kayak available for your use at no charge. You can paddle to nearby Gator Joe's which is an awesome spot on the lake for great food, drinks, and live music. Electric and water hookup (garden hose) both sites. RV 30 amp electric hookup, as well as regular 15 amp electric hookup on hilltop site. Many trees on the property makes it tricky for large vehicles to maneuver, therefor we have a limit of 25 feet including tow vehicle. Dockside site has 15 amp hookup. We do have an adapter to connect to 30 amp hookup. It is closer to the house and bathroom than site 2 and has more shade and easy access to the dock. Pontoon boat rentals are available down the road. Being on the lake we do have mosquitos but they are mostly an issue at dusk and dawn for about an hour but we are out in nature so insect encounters of all kinds are to be expected. If there is a nice breeze, which is often the case, you can enjoy the sunset from the rocker loveseat at the edge of our dock. We also have citronella torches available for rent. We also offer a large bundle of firewood for $10. Campers MUST check in by 10 pm. We recommend arriving during daylight whenever possible. It is important you understand that our property is not in the wilderness. We are NOT a commercial campground. We have a couple of acres in a residential area and there are homes near the campsite. That being said, you will have complete privacy at your campsites as the two sites are on opposite ends of the property and you will not see me at all other than when you check in, unless you desire to do so. Both campsites face the lake however, and you may see some fisherman out there from time to time, but I guarantee you will see much more wildlife than people. Each site has its own fire pit. Our guests love this place because of the lake, the incredible sunsets and moonsets over the lake, and all the incredible wildlife we have here, as you can see from the reviews. Well behaved pets are welcome off leash as long as they are supervised and don't bother other campers. They are not allowed on the porches. Please pick up any mess that is in the path of foot traffic. There is a $20 pet fee per pet per stay. Add it under extras. Pet sitting is available for an additional charge. I'm a professional photographer with 30 years of experience. Please inquire if you are interested in having your portrait made at this incredible location. We are 20 minutes from world famous Silver Springs, 20 minutes from Ocala Drive-In Movie Theater that usually shows great films for both kids and adults, and 20 minutes from the Santos Trailhead that offers world class biking and hiking paths. Unfortunately, I cannot do anything about the people that come here that have not read the description, expecting a wilderness campground and choose to leave a negative review based on that but everyone that has read the description has loved it here and many return.
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True Trail Farm

4 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 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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