Ready for an RV Camping Road Trip through Florida? Bring Your Fishing Gear!
We know you love RVing. If you love boating too, why not combine them on your next Florida travel vacation? From the Panhandle to the Keys – and all the RV parks in between – Florida offers some of the best RV campgrounds with lake and ocean access for locals and snowbirds alike!
Here, we’ve picked 10 of our favorite RV campgrounds with boating opportunities to get you started. We’ve based our list on a combination of criteria including boating access, privacy, beauty of the grounds, location mix, easy ramp access, available amenities, affordability, and user reviews with nothing below a 4.2 star rating on Google. Most importantly, we chose our RV campgrounds for boaters with uniqueness and FUN in mind!
So don’t wait – get your motorhome boating road trip started from the Florida Panhandle and down to the Keys!
Boating adventure meets luxury at Presnell’s Bayside Marina and RV Resort! An easy access double launch accommodates your boat to 24-foot and leads into Saint John’s Bay with passage to the gulf. You can rent boats, too, including 20-foot bay boats, pontoons, kayaks, and paddle boards with easy access to fishing, snorkeling, fishing guides and more. The RV park provides 70 ample, 30- by 75-foot lots with 30- and 50-amp service, full sewer hookups, Wi-Fi, and cable television. Not only are the grounds and the bay view gorgeous, but you’ll find some of the best scalloping opportunities around. Further fun and amenities include waterfront camping, coin laundry, picnic tables, fire pits, a swimming pool, picnic tables, fish and scallop cleaning stations, and a store for RV, boating, fishing, and other supplies.
Ready for some lakeside recreation in the Florida Panhandle? This camp resort offers not one lake but two, with the campsite conveniently located between them. This design allows for easy access to both Holley Lake and King Lake with both a boat ramp and a dock. Twin Lakes Camp Resort offers 55 hookups for RVers with recently updated concrete pads. The freshwater bass fishing is great, and fish cleaning stations are offered. While you are welcome to bring your own boat, access is limited to trolling motors only – no gas motors. If you don’t bring your own boat, no problem! Twin Lakes rents pontoons, twin trollers, ultra skiffs, and kayaks. Amenities include portable fire pits and an activity center with a large pool, plus a bathhouse, boutique, and laundry facilities.
For a friendly, more secluded inland experience close to our home in Ocala, we chose Lochloosa Harbor Fish Camp in historical Hawthorne, Florida. This really is a tough one to beat if you are looking for a quiet family vacation and – of course – fishing and boating. An on-ground boat ramp offers access to Lake Lochloosa with ample crappie, shell cracker, bass, and bream. Nature lovers will love the bird watching opportunities with eagles, osprey, and white and blue heron calling Lochloosa home. You may also find turtles, otters, and other animals in their natural habitat free of noise and clutter. Truly a nature lover’s retreat, the camp does not leave you wanting – a seasonal diner provides meals when you want to take a break from cooking, there’s a bait and tackle shop plus canoes available for rent.
Heading east toward the Atlantic, you’ll be surprised how quiet and relaxing of a vacation spot you can take south of Daytona Beach and north of Cape Canaveral. Located in Oak Hill, Florida, Mosquito Lagoon RV Park provides serenity with waterfront spaces on the bank of the scenic Mosquito Lagoon. The park provides 28 large level RV sites and 3 pull through sites as well as a boat ramp and slips. Fishing is the icing on the cake of any Florida vacation, and you’ll not be wanting! The park provides opportunities to put famous Oak Hills Reds on the dinner plate plus seasonally abundant spotted sea trout, flounder, silver trout, mangrove snapper and many other varieties. Or just enjoy the gorgeous lagoon with bird-watching opportunities and great sunrise views. Kayaks are free for guests! Waterfront lots are available and other amenities include a tiki deck, WiFi availability, shower houses, a fire pit, ice machine, and more!
If you love boating on the lake, why not try Florida’s largest? Nestled alongside beautiful Lake Okeechobee, Water’s Edge RV Resort offers plenty of opportunities for fishing, hiking, community events or just relaxing. In fact, with only 30 campsites for motorhomes, fifth wheels & travel trailers, you won’t ever feel crowded in this serene, beautifully-landscaped park. A single on-site launch provides access to Lake Okeechobee via the Rim Canal. Pets are welcome and water and sewer hookups are available. Amenities include an outdoor pool, fire pit, laundry facilities, a clubhouse, shuffleboard, free WiFi, and more.
If you’re looking for something in Central Florida, you can’t get closer than this! Lake Hatcineha Resort and RV Park lies south of Kissimmee in Haines City. While far from the coasts, you won’t be lacking for boating adventures on blue waters that seem the perfect temperature year around. Under an hour away from Busch Gardens, Disney, Lego Land and Sea World, you still feel in a world of your own fishing bass, catfish, crappie, and shell cracker from beautiful Lake Hatcineha. This within-reach-of-everything Florida escape offers affordable lakefront views with a boat ramp, cable and Wi-Fi, fire pit, coin laundry, fish cleaning area, and more.
Nighttime enthusiasts, take note! If nearby attractions, shopping, nightlife, and seafood cuisine entice you, don’t miss Buttonwood Inlet RV Resort in Cortez, Florida. Situated south of St. Petersburg and north of Tampa, you’ll enjoy city-life perks while still feeling away from it all. The resort offers a boat launch and dock for boats up to 21-foot, and there are boat rentals within walking distance. Bradenton Beach, Coquina Beach, and Holmes Beach are also within walking or biking distances with a free trolley available. The resort also offers a clubhouse, fish cleaning station, heated pool, laundry facilities, horseshoes, ongoing social activities, and other amenities. Buttonwood Inlet RV resort definitely offers the tourist attractions you you expect in Florida while managing to have your own relaxing space.
No Florida RV and boating enthusiast list would be complete without a trip to the Everglades, and this park offers excellent boating and fishing opportunities with an overall spectacular vacationing experience. RVs up to 30-feet are welcome with electric, sewer, and water hookups included free for up to 30 days. The park provides a marina with long and short term rates, a launch, and slips. Your boating excursion will be a memorable one with year around fishing, or simply take in the view navigating the 10,000 nearby islands as you make your way to the Gulf of Mexico. Kayak rentals are also available. Back on shore, Choko Cove furnishes both recreational activities and a kitchen for you to use. A marina store provides bait and other fishing essentials.
Traveling south, we make our way to the Florida Keys. And what vacationing opportunities this wonderland provides! Pelican RV Resort and Marina is an ideal getaway for boating, fishing, and just relaxing in a beach paradise. Sites will accommodate your RV up to 35-feet with full hookups and a private picnic table. There’s also a “Keys-style” hotel built in the 1950s in case you plan to invite family or friends for a visit. For as packed as the keys are, this RV resort offers a reasonable feeling of privacy and autonomy with 300 feet of secluded beach property overlooking the gulf. Boating and fishing opportunities abound, and the resort supplies both a boat ramp and marina. Other amenities include a swimming pool, laundry and shower facilities, clubhouse, pet area, planned community activities, and more.
We’re at the end of the road – literally on historic A1A – and near into Key West, the southernmost tip of Florida. Facing the Atlantic, motorhome lots accommodate nearly all types and classes of RVs. You’ll be supplied with hooks ups, sewer, a gravel RV pad, your own picnic table, and more. The view of the Boca Chica Basin is amazing, enticing you to launch! Thankfully, the park is situated for boaters to access both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic, accommodating boats up to 30-feet. From there, you can go fishing, navigate islands and sandbars, or travel to one of the world’s largest barrier reefs just minutes away. Amenities include a pool with a Tiki Hut, laundry, fishing pier, washrooms and restrooms, and kayak rentals.
North Central Florida Hiking Trails
See also Florida hiking trails! Over 60 of them provide Google location and AllTrails trail maps. And you will find useful trail information and photos for North Central Florida. I’ve organized them by county: