To get acquainted with Florida’s scenic side, visit its state parks. No park is the same: Some have sun-drenched beaches with sugar-white sand; others are highlighted by wildlife habitats or steeped in history. Yet state park camping won’t break your travel budget – entry fees are nominal, and an annual family pass is available for extra savings.
When you rent an RV in Florida, try one of these great destinations:
Some of the world’s best beaches are located in the Panhandle area. Arguably, the South Walton-Destin area has the most family-friendly beaches. Henderson Beach is all about walking the pristine shoreline and sand dunes, while Rocky Bayou State Park is an ideal fishing, canoeing and kayaking destination. RV camping is available at stunning St. Andrews, Three Rivers and Topsail Hill.
Measuring 1.5 million acres, the Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The guided Shark Valley Tram Tour offers a leisurely way to learn about the park’s “River of Grass” and ecology. Boat tours, fishing and hiking are also very popular. The National Park Service offers two drive-up campgrounds in the “frontcountry.” The Long Pine Key Campground is first-come, first-serve, while reservations are strongly recommended for the Flamingo Campground.
The Florida Keys
“Wastin’ away” is a way of life in this long, narrow chain of islands. You just might get hooked on the good fishing and peace and quiet. Just grab a fishing pole and see for yourself! Long Key State Park is a destination for South Florida RV rentals, offering some of the best sport fishing in the Keys and a trio of nature trails. RV campgrounds near Key West include the Key West KOA, where Cruise America customers get exclusive discounts.