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The Florida Camping Scenefrom: Maxx Adventure Travel
What's great about camping in Florida is that it can be done year-around since this state is blessed with warm, humid summers and mild, dry winters. The subtropical coastal, uplands, marine and freshwater ecosystems provides many opportunities to participate in camping, fishing, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing. You'll also discover that many of the federal and state parks in Florida provide heritage and cultural resources as well.
Whether your preference are for a summer tent or a well-ventilated three-season tent, the richness of the state's national forests, parks and seashores will allow you close contact with plant and animal species unique to this area.
The state Division of Recreation and Parks administers some 723,000 acres that includes 159 parks, with many offering great camping sites. You can participate in swiming and scuba diving at the nation's first underwater park, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef, north of Key Largo. Or you might decide to explore the wooded trails at the Alafia River State Park southeast of Tampa.
Another option is to go swimming or searching for wildlife at the pine flatwoods of Big Lagoon southwest of Pensacola or amongst the islands of Curry Hammock between Little Crawl Key and Long Key.
The Apalachicola (Tallahassee), Osceola (Lake City), and Ocala (Silver Springs) National Forests provides 1.2 million acres of longleaf, slash, sand and loblolly pine forests mixed with savannahs, swamps and bogs. Some of the developed campgrounds will require that you book a reservation, but most are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If a Florida camping adventure is what you're looking for, you can pitch your tent just about anywhere within national forest boundaries except during the hunting seasons.
National Parks and Seashores
Camping in Florida is permitted at 7 units of the National Park System. The map and links at http://home.nps.gov/applications/parksearch/state.cfm?st=fl provide directions, operating hours, fee and permit details, and habitat and recreational information for the following:
* Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee
* Canaveral National Seashore, Titusville
* Gulf Islands National Seashore, Gulf Breeze
* Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West
* Biscayne National Park, Key Biscayne
* Everglades National Park, Miami
* Timucuan Preserve, Jacksonville
If you're planning a camping adventure in Florida, you can expect everything from hiking to habitats and recreation to wildlife. Be on the lookout for Manatees, American Crocodiles and the Florida Panther to be found in the Everglades National Park, which is the nation's largest subtropical wilderness area. The adjacent Big Cypress National Preserve provides hiking, camping and wildlife as well.
If you've never explored the coral reefs or taken a seaplane or boat to the islands of the Dry Tortugas National Park then you're in for a treat. Gulf Islands National Seashore is great for swimming, snorkelling, fishing, and boating as well as exploring the old coastal fortifications at Fort Barrancas, Fort Pickens, Fort McRee, the batteries, and the advanced redoubt. While camping at the Canaveral National Seashore, don't forget to tour the facilities at the Kennedy Space Center.
Thought sudden shower are going to be part of your Florida experience in the "Sunshine State," your main equipment is definitely going to be sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, swim fins and mask in addition to your camping equipment.
Corps could use leases to keep rec areas open
Ice-packed roads lead to Afton Landing campgrounds, which recently reopened after being closed during the summer because of federal budget shortfalls with which Army Corps of Engineers officials had to deal.Read more...
Campgrounds Available is a New Website Released by W G Software, Inc., Developers of the Tenant File Property ...
As the demand for finding available campgrounds and campsites grows, W G Software Inc. has released two new domains to help campers find a good spot. With the acquisition of CampgroundsAvailable.com and CampsitesAvailable.com, the company plans to expand their Internet holdings and create an avenue for adventurers and outdoors lovers to find good locations. (PRWeb November 27, 2013) Read the ...Read more...
Some campgrounds may stay open pending approval
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners agreed to lease several campgrounds set to close around the lake.Read more...
Requirements for campgrounds, trailer courts or man camps
Definition: Two or more units on one lot or parcel must be reviewed and approved by the local governing body and state agencies.Read more...
Comment period on New River camping fee ends Sunday
PRINCE, W.Va. -- Time is running out for the public to comment on a proposal to charge fees at three free campgrounds in the New River Gorge National River. The National Park Service said the public comment period runs through Sunday. Visitors would pa...Read more...
Season coming to close for TVA campgrounds
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says its campgrounds and visitor centers at TVA dams and reservoirs are reducing hours or closing as the 2013 recreation season comes to an end. TVA campgrounds on Cherokee, Douglas, Melton Hill and Wilson dam reservations will close Monday, as will Foster Falls campground in Marion County, Tenn. Two campgrounds downstream of Douglas and ...Read more...