If you have children, then Florida is often a prime vacation destination. We review some of the top family-friendly Florida campgrounds. The warm, sunny weather, Disney and other theme parks, and the miles of Florida beaches offer some kind of activity for every family member. Driving to Florida in your RV (or renting an RV while in Florida) is a great way to save money and create special memories.
9 Amazing Family-friendly Florida campgrounds
KOA’s make some of the best family-friendly Florida campground options, so if you are ever stuck when looking for a campground you will want to consider them before settling for second best. You will find the St. Augustine KOA over on Anastasia Island and the campground is within walking distance to the beach. Your entire family will love the game room, swimming pool, and playground. When you are not having fun at your campsite and the campground, you can venture out to explore the historic area of St. Augustine or take one of the many tours that are available.
It is all about the great outdoors when you are camping at this campground near the Kennedy Space Center! When you are not sleeping in your RV, you will be spending your time swimming or playing golf, tennis, and pickleball. There are also hiking trails, a fitness center, nature center, and library to keep you busy. You can even take your furry friend to this RV park. Your dog will love running around the dog park and wading in the pool within that park. The two on-site restaurants will be perfect for that one night that you really don’t feel like cooking anymore during your vacation!
If you are planning on having a whirlwind adventure at the Disney theme parks, as well as Universal and Sea World, you must stay at this amazing family-friendly Florida campground. You may pay a little extra for your campsite at Disney Fort Wilderness, but all the extras you receive during your stay will be well worth it. Transportation to all the Disney parks is provided to you, so you never need to fight traffic to get to any of the Disney parks. When you are not at the Disney parks, you can swim, go horseback riding, take a boat ride, ride your bikes, and even see Chip and Dale throughout the day back at the campground. At nighttime, you can have fun at the community campfires or simply relax in front of a fire at your own campsite.
This campground is within the Fort Clinch State Park, which is in the northeastern part of the state. When you are not enjoying the sandy beach, swimming, hiking, fishing, and searching for seashells and shark teeth, you can explore Fort Clinch. This fort is still completely furnished, and you can take a self-guided tour of those rooms and the museum. There are also extensive grounds to explore outside, so you can easily spend a half day or more in the area.
This family-friendly Florida campground is approximately one hour to the north of Orlando, so it is an option if you want to tackle a theme park or two during your visit. This is one of the best places to see manatees in Florida during the winter months, so plan your vacation accordingly if you want to see these creatures up close. When you are not in your RV, you can go out in the water to go swimming, paddling, snorkeling, and scuba diving. You can also hike the nearby trails, go birdwatching, and take a river cruise tour.
The Fort Pickens Campground is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and can be found out on the island of Santa Rosa. While you will love the sparkling water and secluded beach area, your kids will love the mini golf and the nearby National Naval Aviation Museum. The Blue Angels practice here, so you will want to check out their practice schedule and try to plan your trip for when they will be up in the air.
The Gregory E. Moore RV Resort can be found at the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Santa Rosa Beach. There are more than one hundred RV sites, so you will always have a place to put your camper. This is one of the best beaches in the state and you can take a tram down to it from this family-friendly Florida campground. Of course, you can also walk down to the beach or hike along one of the trails that leads to views of both Morris and Campbell Lakes.
Smaller RVs are welcome at this campground at St. George Island State Park. You won’t find yourself right on the water at this campground in Florida, but the Gulf of Mexico is only a quarter of a mile away. This is normally considered the forgotten part of the state, because not many people think of traveling to this location. However, once you arrive, you will realize that this is the paradise you have always been looking for. Dr. Beach is one of the best beaches in the country and your family will love everything you can do on the beach from the moment you arrive until the second you need to close your RV door one last time to return home.
The final family-friendly Florida campground on our list, the Lion Country Safari KOA can be found in Loxahatchee and it is right next to the Lion Country Safari. It is common to hear the lions roaring when you are in your RV, so make sure you remember that they are in their home and so are you. When you are not driving through the safari, you can play shuffleboard, basketball, volleyball, and go swimming in the pool. There is a dog park for furry family members, and you can all take long walks along the canal.
These are some of the best family-friendly Florida campgrounds, but you will find others as you plan more trips there. Once you find a favorite campground in this state, you may find that you return there time and time again to meet up with people you have become friends with over the years. This is one of the best parts of camping in an RV anywhere in the country!
Looking for other family-friendly camping destinations? Check out our list of the best oceanview campgrounds in California.