Tent Camping Florida: A Guide for Travelers and Campers

TENT CAMPING FLORIDA: A GUIDE FOR TRAVELERS AND CAMPERS

If you are still planning on where to go camping and sightseeing, you should list Florida Nations as your next camp destination. This city is the third on the list for the most populous cities in the U.S., but don’t worry because this place has more than 900 grounds and a little over 100,000 lodge grounds. Florida is in the southernmost part of the U.S. It has the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. The beaches here stretch for hundreds of miles; you won’t have trouble picking if you want to go beach camping. For outdoor adventures and tripping with nature and trees, Fl provides a 175 award-winning state park. Visiting Florida will surely be a fun experience that you will not regret doing.

Florida Nations

Tent Camp in Florida: Ideal Season for RV Camping

If you plan for backpacking and log house tripping in Fl, October’s months up until March is one of the great options. Some tourists will also prefer January to February, for these months tend to be drier than the rest. During these times, Fl allegedly ranges an average of 33 to 20 degrees cooler than in July. It is an excellent time for a winter adventure while enjoying the tropical weather because of Fl’s location. So, get ready and prepare those backpacks, sunscreen, prepare your recreational vehicle gear, or fuel the car and explore down south to Fl.

(Photo Credits to Kampgrounds of America)

RV CAMPING: FLORIDA CLIMATE

The climate of the north and central parts of the U.S. of Florida is humid subtropical. Most of the Southern part of Florida has a tropical climate. There is a defined rainy season from May through October when air mass thunderstorms that build in the day’s heat drop heavy but brief summer rainfall.

In October, the dry season sets in across much of Fl (starting early in the month in northern Fl and near the end of the month in deep southern Fl) and lasts until late April in most years. During the mid and late winter, Fl can become severely dry. That is why there is also a saying that wintertime is summertime in Fl.

18 All-Time Favorite Campgrounds in Florida

We have listed here some of the campsites and grounds that are worth visiting. Florida is full of outstanding and attractive views of nature that will relax your senses and make sure your trip and stay in the city are worth your while.

BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARKS
(Image from Fl Department of Agriculture and Consumer Assistance)

The Black River City Square is among the most extensive national forests in Fl. This square’s name is from the Blackwater stream, which stretches approximately 30 miles from the north in Alabama and through the square into the Blackwater Bay, near Milton, Fl. The city square is known for the longleaf pine or wiregrass in its ecosystem. These longleaf pines once covered 60 million acres in the Southeastern U.S. coastal plain site. Now, less than 5% of the original acreage remains. The Longleaf pine ecosystem is rich in plant and animal life, including those classified as endangered, threatened, or particular concern species.

They are located in the Fl Panhandle Northeast of Pensacola, the square borders the Conecuh City Square to the North and southward toward the Air Force Base Eglin. Blackwater Stream City Square’s headquarters is 20 miles north of Milton’s town on National Road 191 in the Munson community. Many beautiful and pleasing streams flow through the square. The famous and notable ones are the Black aqua stream, Juniper Creek, Sweetwater Gulf, and Coldwater Creek. A popular activity in these campsites is canoeing in its streams. The recreational chances in Black Aqua Stream City Square are plentiful and diverse for many different types of guests and tourists. You will indeed have no dull time in this place.

CAYO COSTA CAMPGROUNDS
(Image by Fl City via Florida /Facebook)

Before the Europeans arrived in Florida more than 4,000 years ago, Native American angling cultures thrived in Charlotte Harbor Beach. In the 1800s, Spanish fishermen from Cuba established some “fishing ranchos” on the islands along Florida’s west coast.

Cayo Costa is one of Florida city grounds on Cayo Costa, formerly known as La Costa Island. It is located directly south of Boca Grande or Gasparilla Island, west of Cape Coral, and north of North Captiva Island. The place is accessible by charter sail, private sail, ferries, or helicopter. Make sure to grab or keep your sail at the city. Cayo Costa belongs to the chain of barrier islands that shelter the Charlotte Harbor Estuary and Pine Island Sound. It is a former angling ground of the Calusa Indians and features over 9 miles of undeveloped shoreline great for swimming, snorkeling, angling, and wild creatures watching. Wild beasts thrive in the place. The most famous and most sought animals are the sea turtles found on the island’s beaches. More than hundreds of sea turtles come to the island during summertime to nest and lay their eggs. The turtles are protected and monitored by rangers to ensure their safety. Enjoy the white sand beach and make sure to savor the moment.

Cayo Costa has 30 tent sites, with each area having a cookout site, ground grill, and access to clean beverages. Campgrounds are fairly sunny on the beachside. Amenities for own use like restroom facilities that have cold showers and flush toilets can find nearby. Tripping on the island is available all year round. The sky will expose you to a sunset; you will never forget.

LAKE KISSIMMEE CAMPGROUNDS
(Image by Greg Adams via Lake Kissimmee /Facebook)

Lake Kissimmee City Ground provides you a place where you can hike, stream, sail, ride a horse, and relive the Cowboy culture’s heritage in Florida. They have living history demonstrations of “cow hunters” in the 1876-era cow lodge. There are various wild creatures seen on the site, such as bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and bobcats. Also, tourists and guests can enjoy sailing, canoeing, and angling on the good lakes at the city ground. Animal and plant lovers can enjoy 13 miles of streams while checking and studying the abundant plant and animal life. There are also 6 miles of streams that are available for equestrians around Buster island- an actual island between the lakes-so they can explore and settle in their very own natural ground. They have full-facility grounds and a natural site facility. You can also sit under the live oak trees in this tourist spot. Fifty-four grounds accommodate recreational vehicles, trailers, and log houses in the main campground. There are four grounds accessible, and one is cabin-only, which can also be enjoyed by your beloved pets for the site pass leashed pets. During the night you can be mesmerized by the stars in the night sky, the best activity for guests.

MYAKKA RIVER CAMPGROUND
(Image by Myakka Stream Nation via Florida State)

Before Florida city developed the ground, Myakka State Park was in the land owned by Bertha Palmer, a businesswoman from Chicago. She purchased acreage furthermore further inland and used it for cattle and swine ranching. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps developed Myakka City Ground from the 17,000 acres of land purchased by Florida from the Paler Estate. The place got its name from the Myakka stream.

The Myakka stream traverses 58 square miles of Floridas’ oldest and largest nature protection. Myakka is a place of attractive stream sides, unspoiled wetlands, hammocks, prairies, and pinelands. Hikers and cyclists favor Myakka Campground, where they can explore and immerse themselves in miles of streams and rough roads. Some of the activities, like sailing, angling, canoeing, and kayaking, are also popular in the city ground. Consisting of 37,000 acres of land, this is one of the nation’s oldest and largest city grounds. The city ground has three sites with 90 grounds. Each of the grounds has electrical hookups, a beverage cooler, a fire ring, and a cookout site. Laundry facilities are also available to all guests. There are also six natural grounds: Mossy Hammock, Bee Island, Honore, Panther Point, Oak Grove, and Prairie. Make sure to view details of the wonderful nature here.

HAL SCOTT PRESERVE
(Image is taken from Hal Scott Regional Protection )

The Hal Scott Regional Protection and National Ground consist of 9515 acres of nature protection location along the Econlockhatchee stream’s borders in east Orange County. It is also between Wedgefield and Econlockhatchee. St. Johns Stream Aqua management District and Orange County Grounds and Recreation managed the national preserve. During the early 1900s, developers blazed this place for railroad beds to transfer timber and turpentine for the early settlers. There are historic grounds on the asset that dates back to several thousand years. Recreational amenities in the place that you will surely enjoy include tripping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, angling, and wild creatures are watching.

One of the special highlights in this place for you to see is the most famous residents in the trees: The Red-Cockaded Woodpecker. These woodpeckers live in cavities drilled into live pine trees. You might want to get a hold of that camera and stay alert for this little fellow so you could snap a picture for your remembrance. There are also wild creatures on the site, so be cautious when you are inside the site.

(Photo Credits to Arkansas Online)
BAHIA HONDA STATE PARKS CAMPGROUNDS
( Image by Fl City via Florida /Facebook)

Listed as one of the “Breathtaking Beach Destinations in Americas for 2019”, the Bahia Honda State Park must be on your trip list. The place is known for its iconic Fl scenery, its palm-lined beaches where you can go beach camping, clear potable, and magnificent sunsets. Tourists all-year-round enjoy the balmy sea breeze and the sound of the waves. You can capture some beautiful pictures of the wading birds and shorebirds along the shoreline. You can see several species of these birds are the great white herons, great blue herons, tricolored herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, and white ibis. Exploring the site is also accommodated. Buttonwood ground can accommodate a variety of lodge rigs, from recreational vehicles to small log houses. The Campgrounds provides electricity assistance, a beverage pit, a cookout site, and a grill. Each of the sites has amenities like bathhouses with restrooms and hot drizzles. Another fun activity at Bahia Honda City Square is wild creatures watching. There are Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphins and sea turtles, wading birds, and ghost crabs. You can be lucky enough to have the chance to see these magnificent creatures. Make sure to relax in the beach city.

ROCK SPRINGS RUN STATE PARKS RESERVE
(Image from Fl Nation via Florida State Park/Facebook)

Rock Springs Run is an eight-mile stream that forms the borders between Rock Springs Run City and Wekiwa Springs City Square. It covers 14,000 acres of land. The Rock Springs Run flows into the Wekiva stream for 15 miles and empties into the St. Johns streams. The management first purchased part of the asset in March 1983 for protection and watershed protection of the natural habitat and recreational chances in the Central Florida site. The city ground has several Indian mounds, pine Flatwoods, swamps and artesian springs, and several streams and creeks. Some of these are the Seminole Creek, Wekiwa Springs Run, Rock Springs Run, and the Wekiva stream. Recreational activities include cycling, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hunting, and wild creatures viewing. Some of the wild creatures that you can view in the city ground are the Fl black bear, Fl scrub jay, sandhill crane, indigo snake, gopher tortoise, and many more. Just be cautious; you don’t want to get too close because they are still wild animals that may hurt you if they feel threatened. The place is also home to over 14 miles of hiking streams with different attractive and breathtaking spots along the way that you will surely enjoy.  F.L. Fish and Wild Creatures Conservation Commission manage Rock Springs Run in regulating the hunting. Hunting season is on select weekends from the months September through January. Hunting is only allowed within designated grounds of the wild reserve. During this season, some of the grounds and streams are closed to protect the visitors.

WRIGHT LAKE RECREATION AREA CAMPGROUND
(Image from Recreation)

The Wright Lake is situated approximately 25 miles from the Mexican gulf in a Forgotten Beach site. This place also provides easy access to the Apalachicola stream, a place known for angling, sailing, and coggling. If you do not know how to do any of these activities, it is not too late to learn. Wright lake is an attractive place for recreation. It provides a host of amenities and activities for tourists, guests, and day trips. The site around the clear, spring-fed lake provides both a day-use site for swimming, garden party and hiking and enjoy the beautiful ground setting along with one of the lakeshore. It is best for angling and sailing. The ground bathhouse has amenities that include flush toilets and hot baths. There are picnic tables and grills scattered among trees with the sight of the lake for your enjoyment. Almost 5 miles of stream hikers can enjoy that winds through several different ecosystems in the site, and there is a short 0.2-mile loop that circles the lake. The Nearby Hickory Landing provides sailing access to Owl Creek and the Apalachicola stream. Surely you will find the serene scene of the Apalachicola Savannahs refreshing. You can explore here by your recreational vehicle too.

RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARKS
( Image from Fl City Squares )

Rainbow Springs has been an essential natural resource for both humans and animals for many years. It is also a historical site where archaeologists found remains of mammoth fossils in the Rainbow stream. There are also relics from American Indians who used the stream for their livelihood. The surrounding site in this place was also mined for phosphate later in the early 20th century. In the 1930s, Rainbow Springs became a privately-owned theme park. Most freshwater springs tourist attractions around Fl provide glass-bottom sail rides. The development of the interstate highway system in Fl eventually led to the closure of Rainbow Springs. It reopened as a city ground in the 1990s. Today, the Rainbow stream is a designated City Natural Landmark, an F.L. aquatic protection, and an Outstanding Florida Stream. The city ground consists of more than 1,470 acres and has three main entrances: the head-springs day-use site, the tubing facilities, and the ground. You can take a walk through its lush, mossy hammocks, and then you can relax and cool off in the springs. When you swim and take a dip in the sapphire blue aqua of the Rainbow Springs, you become part of the history that stretches back over 10,000 years when humans first stumbled upon this amazing natural creation. It is truly a city treasure that will expose you to amazing sights.

You can find the Rainbow Springs ground along the Rainbow stream at a separate facility just a few miles off the main headspring and day-use site. Amenities included are the ground store, drizzles, and restrooms, laundry, and playground. There is also the stream from the ground if you wish to fish, swim or coggle. If you want to try boating or kayaking, you can rent from the store.

RIVER RISE PRESERVE STATE PARKS
(Image from Fl City Forests)

The River Rise Preserve City Ground, along with the O’Leno City Ground, are the two of the few places in Fl which exposes a stream that disappears underground and reappears a few miles away. This type of stream is unique to a type of geologic setting called karst. Karst refers to features formed throughout thousands to millions of years due to the interaction of slightly acidic natural aqua and its interaction with dissolvable rocks, such as dolostone or limestone. Environments like karst contain special topographic features such as caves, springs, and sinkholes, as well as underwater cave systems, including conduits through which the stream flows underground. You can explore all this at the River Rise Preserve City Ground and encounter this natural wonder and a city treasure. You will learn to appreciate the beauty of nature.

Quiet woods surround the ground, as well as huge towering trees. If you like to relax while angling in the stream, this is for you. For those looking for an adventure, hiking and wild creatures seeing is also a viable option. You can explore over 35 miles of streams and rest the night at the city ground’s natural equestrian lodge consisting of natural areas with their bathhouse. But be sure to make a booking because it is on a first-served basis.

If you have an interest in Fl’s unique geology, its early history, or you just want to be able to see a mystical vanishing stream, then you should include River Rise Preserve City Square on your list. It will give you all of these things and more and take you on a journey through geologic history and natural wonders. You can view details as well.

JONES HUNGRYLAND WILDLIFE ENVIRONMENTAL STATE PARKS AREA
(Image from Beyond the Log house)

Native Americans utilized the site where this site dates back to when mastodons and bison roamed central and southern Fl prairies. During the early 20th century, farmers used the site for cattle ranching and citrus fruit production. The Jones Hungryland WEA provides you naturally, log house-only tripping at the eastern South Fl Beach Resort. The site also offers ample chances for hunting, angling, nature study, see wild creatures, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. There are multi-use stream options for hiking, including exploring the two-mile-long West Jupiter Wetlands Trail, which bisects a marsh. There is also a 6.5-mile-long unpaved Old Jupiter Indiantown Grade, which was once part of Jupiter and Indiantown’s main road, which will give you a historic encounter. The site provides chances for log house-tripping only. But it would help if you remembered that this is a natural trip; the grounds are in full blast of the sun; they do not have cookout grounds, fire rings, or toilet facilities. We are sure that the activities will put your endurance instinct to the test. Camping is only available at designated grounds, and you must obtain a pass from the governing body.

ESCRIBANO POINT WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT STATE PARKS AREA
(Image by Lance Jacobson via Google Maps)

According to the Fl Fish and Wild Creatures Conservation Commission, humans have utilized Escribano Point for centuries, dating to as early as the Weeden Island Era (450-1000 A.D.).  Evidence suggests that native inhabitants remained in the site as late as the 19th century, but exact dates are unknown. Records from the Division of Historical Resources expose that the site that is now Escribano Point Wild Creatures Management Area (EPWMA) once contained a significant Native American population and at least one village.  Escribano Point has a scenic undeveloped beach resort that is a great place for a wide range of recreational activities. Escribano Point is open all year-round. Coggle and wild creatures seeing are most pleasant in the fall, winter and spring here. Coggles can launch canoes and kayaks at the natural launch facilities, come across the two grounds and explore the beach resort along Blackwater bay. You can enjoy the two shady grounds providing you excellent scenery and easy access to the beach resort’s scenic stretches that are still undeveloped.

ANCLOTE KEY PRESERVE STATE PARKS
(Image from Fl Nation)

The Anclote Preserve City Square covers a strand of four islands, which has a majestic lighthouse and undeveloped beach great for touring and swimming. For many years, the lighthouse at the southern end of Anclote City has been assisting as a beacon to ships. President Grover Cleveland declared the island a lighthouse booking in 1886, then it was built and was running in September of 1887. The 110-foot Anclote lighthouse has long been maintained as a historic structure and is only open to the public during special events. The Anclote Key Preserve City Square location is 3 miles off the beach of Tarpon springs. The ground is only accessible via boat or ferry assistance. You will surely enjoy the blue-green aqua and the sandy beaches along the four islands’ coastline, namely- Anclote Key, North Anclote Bar, South Anclote Bar, and Three Rooker Island. Make sure not to miss the tour boats at the island’s cities.

The park covers 11,773 acres, and it is home to more than 40 species of birds, including the bald eagle, piping plover, and the American oystercatcher. You can pitch a log house and enjoy the night of exploring under the stars while enjoying the beach, cookout, and the grill. Log house tripping is allowed on the very north end of Anclote Key. There are no other amenities on the site so you should bring all the things you need. Do not leave anything in the park and maintain the cleanliness for the next guests and tourists!

COLT CREEK STATE PARK
(Image from Fl City Squares)

Colt Creek State Park is the 5,067-acre parcel of land purchased from the Overstreet family to become F.L.s 160th City Square. Colt Creek City Square covers a fairly sizable piece of the Green Swamp, headwaters to the Hillsborough, Peace, Ocklawaha, and Withlacoochee streams. The acquisition was a joint venture between the Southwest Fl Aqua Management District, the Florida Park Assistance taking the lead managing agency, and the F.L. Department of Environmental Protection and Polk County Natural Resources division. The park has 27 full-facility grounds and six grounds for log house-only tripping, nestled in the pine Flatwoods. The campsite includes dump stations and an accessible bathhouse. Two natural trips come across at different locations along the Flatwoods trail, which are only accessible by foot, horseback, or bike. They do not provide basic amenities. They are pack in/pack out cabin trips. There is also a natural group ground and site for a large group that can accommodate up to 60 people. This site offers you time for different encounters such as Bicycling trail, bird watching, angling, coggle, hiking the 12-mile trail, horseback riding, garden party, and seeing various wild creatures. You will surely have a wonderful time in the Colt Creek City Square with its cypress swamps, wet prairies, grounds, and the pine Flatwoods.

HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK STATE PARK
(Image from Fl City Squares)

This park is a place rich with wilderness and history. It houses more rare and endemic species than any other City Squares in Fl. You can see animals like the Fl panther and black bear on the site, so you should be cautious not to disturb them and be friendly to animals. Alligators, deer, and some birds of different varieties frequent the park.  The park offers you nine trails through some of the cypress swamps. You can bike the 3-mile bike loop. A tram is also available for those who prefer more relaxed and leisurely sightseeing. The campground offers potable and electric amenities and also laundry and shower facilities. Campsites have cookout grounds and fire rings that you can enjoy. Some grounds and sites are open and sunny, and some fully shaded. You can enjoy the park by encountering the activities you can do here, such as biking, bird watching, tours, horseback riding, and the wild creatures you can see.

HONTOON ISLAND STATE PARK
(Image from Fl City Squares)

The island’s name came from the original owner of the land in the 1860s from William Hunton. The Florida Park Assistance established the park during the 1970s. Eventually, the city changed the island’s name to Hontoon island. Native Americans have lived here for 12,000 years, based on the evidence found on the island. The island location is in the St. Johns stream in Volusia County. It is only accessible via private boat or ferry. You will see the richness of history from its inhabitants for thousands of years while hiking through the park. Activities in the park include boating, canoeing, and fishing. You can also rent a canoe from the rental shops nearby. Hontoon Island has a total of 12 cabin sites set in a natural environment. Each of the grounds has picnic amenities, a grill, and access to potable beverages. Electricity is not available on these sites. Restroom facilities are present and come across nearby with showers and flush toilets. Enjoy the island more by bringing your group of friends and your pets.

ALLEN DAVID BROUSSARD CATFISH CREEK PRESERVE STATE PARK
(Image from Fl City Squares)

You can find the Catfish Creek Preserve City Square along the beautiful Lake Wales Ridge. It became a city square in December 1991. It is 8,000-acre protection located in Polk County, FL, and adjoins Lake Kissimmee City Square to the southeast. Catfish Creek City Forest lies along with the rare Lake Wales Ridge ecosystem. Animal and plant species found nowhere else in the world exist in this ecosystem and within the park. The scrub habitat protected here also represents one of F.L.s oldest natural landscapes. The Catfish Creek is home to protected animals such as the gopher tortoise, Fl scrub-jay, American bald eagle, and many more. The protection offers 6-miles of a hiking trail, 7-miles of equestrian trails, angling spots, and fantastic wild creatures seeing grounds. If you are a nature lover, you will also find the numerous rare plants interesting. The two campgrounds in Catfish creek will give you a more rugged and adventurous trip encounter. You will surely enjoy being one with nature. The natural campsite includes picnic tables and a fire ring. These campsites are only available for booking.

WEKIWA SPRINGS STATE PARK
(Image by Robert Good via Google Maps)

If you want to enjoy dipping in emerald springs while staring at the wonderful site of trees and the lush tropical hammocks, Wekiwa Springs City Square is the place to go. The park is just a minutes’ drive from downtown Orlando. The Wekiwa Springs site is a great place for wild creatures watching and cooling off during a hot sunny day. The park offers miles of trails to be explored by foot, bike, or horseback. You can also coggle your way with canoes and kayaks available for rent at the site. The azure aqua of Wekiwa Springs has made it Orange County’s longest-running tourist attraction. From the dense, almost tropical hammocks near where the springs feed into the Wekiva stream to the good sandhill uplands, the park is rife with chances to see many kinds of animals. Your trip here will be one of the great experiences.

Our list of campsites ends here, but that does not mean that these are the only places you could go to; we only gave you some of our top picks, but if you have made it all to these places, do not fret for F.L. the city has a lot to offer!

RV Camping Pack Checklist: Important Things to Bring in Tent Camping

Please take note that the things on your list may vary depending on your chosen site, location, season, stay duration, and planned activities. These can be all essential for a lodge or recreational vehicle camping.

This list is for new and veteran explorers alike. You do not need to buy everything on this list if you have one at hope. You should stick to the basics and save up on money when you are backpacking. If you are in a recreational vehicle or a car, you could also save some costs. We think that these things might help.

  • Tent – choose your desired log house based on the number of people to use it. There are a lot of tents to choose from online or the nearest store from your home. Having a lodge must be your priority when camping. The nights could be chilling, and the days could be so hot, you need somewhere to rest and home while on the trip.
  • Portable Grill/ Camp Stovehandy cooking tools are essential when camping. Fresh food is always the best when it is hot. You might want to cook the fresh fish, so this is a must.
  • Cooler/ Food Storage – food must be kept and protected if you are camping for a few days. It would be best to have a reliable storage box for food so it won’t get spoiled. Having a cooler is also an excellent way to chill your drinks.
  • Camping Mattresschoosing the right mattress can save your back from extreme aching, especially if you are camping on the ground, not inside a recreational vehicle. Choose a mattress that fits great inside your log house.
  • Awningthis is excellent to join on to your recreational vehicle if you want an extra shade or set up a table beside your motorhome. 
  • LED BULBhaving an extra bulb as an emergency replacement is an absolute must, especially if you plan for an overnight.
  • R.V. T.V. – tired of playing games outside with your companions? If you have a tv inside your recreational vehicle, you won’t get bored. Having many options for entertainment while on a trip is right for you. You can also get up to date with the news and weather if you have one.
  • Air Condition comfortable trip is a good sign. Suppose the site you plan to go to has high heat conditions, a working Air condition unit for your recreational vehicle, and a reliable one to include. You can buy a new one too.
  • Dehumidifier – is an excellent recreational vehicle essential to control the humidity and avoid high levels that can cause your motorhome to be moist. Having no dehumidifier installed may pose some problems if you don’t have one.
  • GPSa GPS in your recreational vehicle is essential if you do not know the place you are going to. We know that you have digital maps on your phone, but sometimes you cannot use them if you are on grounds with poor coverage. The recreational vehicle GPS comes in handy in these situations. New technology can help you navigate better.
  • Sewer Hose some camps have sewage hookups. You must have a reliable hose so that it won’t leak. If you are planning to stay for a few days, your tanks may get filled. You can empty them through sewer hookups by the use of your sewer hoses.
  • Convertersome recreational vehicle sites have electric hookups, but it is necessary to know your devices’ right output. In these instances, a reliable converter comes in handy.
  • Lock for Doorsa durable lock is essential for security. You must always keep your motorhomes secured. Doors should be closed because wild animals can sometimes come inside your recreational vehicle and might destroy some of your appliances inside.
  • Tow Dollyif you have an extra vehicle or something to tow, this can come in handy. You can also use it for emergencies if fellow guests on the road need help with their vehicle.
  • Portable Utensils – bringing your own handy and reusable utensils is a big save and help for mother nature. Make sure to also bring cleaning materials for them.
  • Ready to Eat Foods – having instant foods, can goods, food packs are also recommended if you don. It can be for emergencies or include the fresh foods you plan to eat.
  • Personal Hygiene – remember that you should clean yourself after a long day of activities. Some camps have bathhouses, so you need to have your personal effects. If you have a recreational vehicle, these can be inside your motorhome, and you just need to prepare it and remember it. It is always better to include hygiene materials.
  • First Aid supplies – it is better to be prepared for any eventuality. If you get hurt or have a minor accident, it is better if you have the tools to treat your injuries before heading to the hospital for the right treatment. Having first-aid can minimize the chance of aggravating an injury.
  • Toilet Paperchoose the toilet tissue brand that you are comfortable using.
  • Extra Clothes – some ground activities may get you all dirty. You might want to get changed now and then.
  • Foldable Camp Chair – This best to set up beside your campground or recreational vehicle for a relaxed sitting position. You can also store them away easily when not needed.
  • Foldable TableTable – having a table is handy while eating with the family. Just store it away when done. A folding table is a space saver.

TRAVEL SLEEPING PACK

Tent tripping requires you to have your own and pitch your own log house. After a day’s tiring and fun encounter in the campground and doing some of the offered activities, it is nice to rest comfortably for tomorrow’s schedule. Always mind your things.

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillows
  • Gravel log house pad (in case the ground is rough)
  • Extra Blankets
  • Screen tent

TRAVEL MEDICAL PACK

  • First Aid Kit
  • Ointment
  • Aloe Lotion
  • Medicines for allergies
  • Saline Solution
  • Band-aids
  • Towels

GENERAL CAMPING GEAR AND TOOLS

You may include some more on the list if you think you will need it on your planned site in Florida. These are just some of the recommendations that we think are essential. You can share these gears with your companions.

  • Rucksack
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Propane-powered lantern, solar-powered lights, or awning lights (for outdoor lighting)
  • Solar charger
  • Extension cords
  • Thermacell bug spray/ repellent
  • Water filter
  • GPS
  • Cell signal booster
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Trip chairs and folding TableTable (if not provided)
  • Pocket knife, multi-tool, pliers, and wrenches
  • Rope, cable ties, and duct tape
  • Hammock, mat patio, or patio rug

TRAVEL TOILETRIES

Some grounds offer bathroom amenities, but some do not. You must bring the basics and essentials like toilet napkins, towels, soap, shampoos, deodorant, etc. You should also bring sandals that are comfy so you could relax and not walk barefoot. You can study your list again to make sure you won’t forget any.

TRAVEL COOKING PARAPHERNALIA

  • Coolers
  • Utensils
  • Plates
  • Tumblers
  • Ziplock bags
  • Airtight containers
  • Compact stove or grill ( if grills are not available on the site)
  • Cooking oil

ADDITIONAL TRAVEL ITEMS

It would be best if you also decided beforehand the items you will include and bring on your trip to be more than preparing for all the activities you will do. Study your trip pack, and it is good to share the things with your buddies. Some of these items may be:

  • Cameras 
  • Memory Cards
  • Drones ( Reminder: some grounds prohibit the use of drone because of security purposes)
  • Toys for Kids or your pets
  • Board games/cards ( so you won’t get bored waiting for your food to get cooked!)
  • Telescopes
  • Night vision goggles
  • Bikes
  • Extra batteries
  • Power bank
  • Recreational vehicle kits
  • Recreational vehicle Battery
  • Recreational vehicle Tools

Camping Reminders

Some sites/grounds have extra safety precautions due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. These requirements vary from site to site. Research on the site you plan to go to during vacation. You should list the hotlines and contact information before you go. Study the signs on the ground and examine for more reminders. Public health is the number one priority, so adhere to the local authorities’ guidelines and be friendly.

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