Celebrate the Camping and RVing Lifestyle in Florida

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Escape to the Sunshine State this summer and enjoy RV destinations perfect for the entire family

Tallahassee, FL (September 6, 2018) – The Sunshine State is encouraging vacationers to enjoy the last bit of summer by embracing all Florida has to offer. The winding down of the season is an ideal time for families and RV campers to visit, feeding their desire to get out and experience the joy of the open road from coast to coast. The state offers an array of world-renowned destinations that are perfect for Canadian travel enthusiasts of all kinds to visit, ranging from relaxing campsites located along Florida’s picturesque coastline to modern day glamp-grounds.   

One of Florida’s most relaxing places is the tiny – yet delightful – town of Navarre Beach, nestled in Florida’s Panhandle. Renowned for its perennial sunshine, white beaches and laidback atmosphere, this getaway is the perfect place for Canadians to escape to. Once settled in to one of the many diverse campgrounds, it’s time to start exploring this beautiful part of Florida! Try ziplining through the canopy with Adventures Unlimited, paddling or kayaking through Blackwater River State Park, hiking among the impressive dunes on the Gulf Islands National Seashore, or tackling the waves with Sage Paddle Co. A local landmark, the Navarre Beach Pier, is the longest in the state, measuring 1,545 feet long and towering 30 feet above the glittering water. Some of Navarre Beach’s most beloved local campgrounds and RV resorts include:

Navarre Beach Camping Resort, located in the heart of Navarre Beach, offers several camping and shorefront RV spots, from basic tent pads to large premium drive-throughs. Don’t miss the resort’s funky and colourful cottages, which sleep anywhere from two to 14 people. For more information, visit https://navbeach.com.

Pets are welcome at Magnolia Beach Campground, located along the Santa Rosa Sound. The friendly campground provides RV owners full hook-ups, wireless internet, picnic tables and laundry facilities. Choose from a diversity of spaces, some overlooking the beautiful sound where one can spy dolphins, take walks on the pier and participate in water sports. Another option is to reserve a shadier spot nestled beneath graceful oak and magnolia trees. More information can be found at http://www.magnoliabeach.com.

Santa Rosa RV Resort is a luxury RV resort, boasting first-class amenities, like upgraded WiFi. The coastal property is situated alongside the Santa Rosa Sound, boasting more than 3,000 square feet of an outdoor gathering area complete with a heated waterfront pool, a fire pit and large gathering place, plus a fenced-in dog park. The resort’s location, set along a quarter mile of private sound-side beach, makes staking out a secluded sunbathing spot as simple as ever. Please visit http://www.santarosarvresort.com for additional details.

For travellers looking to discover historic Florida’s natural landscapes and retro attractions, there’s no better region than Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee. This is where Floridians come for unspoiled natural spaces, where the season brings the spectacular sights and sounds of songbirds migrating down to points further south from their summer nesting grounds in Canada. Less than an hour north of Tampa and an hour west of Orlando, the Adventure Coast is perfectly situated in the centre of the state and provides natural parks and miles of trails to explore on foot or by bike, and scenic campgrounds ranging from rural and forest sites to fish camps and lakeside resorts.

For a dose of Old Florida, head to Mary’s Fish Camp, near Weeki Wachee. Since 1946, Mary’s has drawn fishing enthusiasts to its 275-foot seawall on the Mudd River, where mullet, mangrove snapper, snook and redfish abound. Visitors can watch locals catch mullet the Old Florida Cracker way, with a cane pole, or even try it themselves. The campground includes 17 RV sites, four cabins and a bait store. Stand-up paddleboards are available for rent, as well. The Mudd River connects to the Weeki Wachee River just before it enters the gulf, and visitors keen to explore local waterways by boat or canoe can hire a guide for a backcountry adventure. Visit http://www.marysfishcamp.org for additional information.

Historic Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort, has been a fishing camp for more than a century. From its perch on a high bluff above an oxbow of the Kissimmee River, it was once a retreat for executives of the Coca-Cola Company. Today, people visit for the same reason – to experience its world-class bass fishing on Lake Kissimmee and to escape to the great outdoors. Numerous TV shows have been shot here, along with a music video and the feature film “The Lighthouse.” Guests can stay at the historic lodge, cabin or RV sites and enjoy all the amenities, including a marina, boat rentals, swimming pool, outfitter store and kidzone. Find out more at www.guyharveycampmack.com.

Whether it’s dreaming of sleeping under the stars, cozying up in a woodsy cabin or relaxing in your RV, Ocala/Marion County offers a slice of Florida one simply must experience. Home to Ocala National Forest, the second largest national forest in the state, Ocala/Marion County contains some of the best camping, hiking and recreation in the United States. One of the national forest’s oldest yet most popular sites for camping is Juniper Springs Recreation and Campground, offering a total of 78 campsites along with trails great for hiking. Vacationers can also canoe or kayak down the seven mile-long Juniper Springs Run, which was ranked as one of the best runs in the nation, providing travellers an up-close look at Florida’s array of wildlife. To plan a trip, visit http://www.ocalamarion.com.

For those interested in camping, as well as “glamping,” or glamorous camping, the Florida Keys makes for an excellent escape. The area’s state parks offer incredible experiences, whether taking in Florida Bay’s aquamarine hues to the west, or enjoying a spectacular sunset over the deep turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the east. In addition to featuring remarkable amenities for campers, glampers and RV travellers, the parks also offer a plethora of water activities, such as fishing, boating, scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking. Some of the region’s top RV resorts include:

Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina, which boasts 324 sites on Long Key and 75-acre Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina on Ohio Key, with 65 RV and 20 travel trailer sites currently open. https://rvonthego.com/florida

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, with 47 full-facility sites for RV and tent campers. http://pennekamppark.com

Big Pine Key’s Bahia Honda State Park, boasting more than 500 acres while featuring 48 RV sites, 10 tent camping sites and six cabins. http://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/bahia-honda-state-park

The closest camping facility to Key West and Florida’s southernmost island city is Boyd’s Key West Campground on Stock Island. This campground boasts 203 RV sites, 35 boat slips and a heated pool. https://boydscampground.com

Now is the perfect time to enjoy a summer getaway and RV trip. For more information on where to experience RV and camping fun in Florida, as well plan your trip, visit www.VISITFLORIDA.com. To access/download images, please visit here.

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About VISIT FLORIDA

As the Sunshine State’s No. 1 industry, tourism was responsible for welcoming 116.5 million visitors in 2017 who spent $112 billion, supporting 1.4 million Florida jobs. According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA – the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida – $2.15 in tax revenue is generated. VISIT FLORIDA promotes tourism to Florida through sales, advertising, promotions, public relations and visitor services programs.