Are you one of those people that love being outdoors, don’t mind bugs, and dirt or afraid of the dark? Camping can be fun for some people. There is something about burnt hot dogs on a stick and roasted marshmallows that’s very appealing to people . I myself is not a big fan of bugs singing in my ear. I do enjoy being in an open space where you can see the night sky light up with stars, it makes you appreciate the simple things in life.
Camping is a great way of creating great experiences with your kids. With us living in the digital age, we are spending less time connecting with our family and more time on our phones and computers. This can be a great reason to pack up the minivan and escape to nature.
There are lots of amazing places in Florida to go camping.
One of them being Blue Spring State Park. This park is located in Orange City, Florida and is open from 8am, until sundown, 365 days. Here you can spot Manatee from November through March. You should book in advance since this is a very popular camping spot.
Check out Hillsborough River State Park this park is just minutes from downtown Tampa, and offers nature trails, hiking, kayaking, and swimming. This park features Class II rapids. Check it out, located in Thonotosassa.
Myakka River State Park, Myakka is located near Sarasota. This park offers boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. You can go biking as well as explore miles of trails. Entrance cost is $6 per vehicle. There is also a camping cost of $26 a night.
The Florida Caverns State Park, this park is out of this world. There are open-air caves that are open to the public. Admission is $5 per vehicle and $20 a night for camping. While you are there check out the cave tours, which is no additional costs.
Cayo Costa State Park, this park is located off the coast of Pine Island on Florida’s west coast. Home to Sea Turtles, Manatees and Bald Eagles. Admission is $2 per person, camping cost is $@2 per night.
Where ever you decide to go camping, make it a great experience for your family. Shut off the cell phones, make memories that the kids will remember for the rest of their lives.