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25 Best Campgrounds Near Miami FL in 2023

Florida has been said to be the most popular RVing and camping destinations in the nation, and with good reason. The Sunshine State has it all: beautiful beaches, rivers and lakes, endless recreational activities, amazing restaurants, plenty of shops and local attractions, world-class fishing and, best of all, amazing weather. Florida has hundreds of the best RV parks and campgrounds in the nation, so whether you’re parking the RV or pitching your tent, Florida has you covered. Grab the kids, grab the dog, grab the sunscreen and grab your swimsuits, because you’re in for one fun family camping adventure!

SOUTHEAST

Boca Chita Key Campground: Islandia, FL

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This campground, which you can only access by boat, features an iconic and historic lighthouse built by Mark Honeywell in the late 1930s. Even more interesting, the lighthouse was never intended to guide ships to safe passageways but to entice them to come see the beautiful scenery at the park. The campground includes picnic tables, barbecue grills, and toilets. You will find no electricity, drinking water, sinks, or showers on the island. Keep in mind, all visitors must pack out their own trash, mosquitos inhabit the island year round, boats may draft no more than two deep, and pets are not permitted on the island or boats in the harbor.

Boca Chita Key Campground

Islandia, FL 33155
For reservations, please visit the website

Elliott Key Campgrounds: Islandia, FL

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As the only access to the island is by boat, the views from the Elliot Key Campgrounds are out of this world. Once upon a time, the park’s largest island consisted of a community of pioneers who thrived off of pineapple farming, sponging, wrecking, and other pursuits. Today you can go camping, picnicking, wildlife watching, fishing, swimming and hiking. There are restrooms with cold water showers available here. You can find the campground on the Biscayne Bay side of the island, and camping is on a first-come, first-served basis, so keep in mind you also cannot make reservations in advance.

Elliott Key Campgrounds

Islandia, FL 33155

Miami Everglades RV Resort: Miami, FL

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The Miami Everglades Resort was selected as a “Best Campground in Miami,” and for good reason. The campground features 34 acres of tropical camping paradise among avocado, mango, and palm trees. You’ll find yourself surrounded by tropical floral nurseries and farms, but still conveniently located near many other attractions in the area. Everglades National Park is less than 10 miles away, so don’t forget to check that one out!

Miami Everglades RV Resort

20675 SW 162nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33187
$119+ per night for cabins

Oleta River State Park: Miami, FL

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Florida’s largest urban park, Oleta River State Park can be found on Biscayne Bay within the busy Miami metropolitan area. The park is best known for its miles of off-road biking trails, which range from novice to challenging. There’s also a large stand of beautiful mangrove forest that preserves native plants and wildlife. Canoers and kayakers can paddle the river, exploring everything the natural area has to offer. Visitors can rent canoes, kayaks, and bicycles from the park concessionaire. You’ll also find various picnic pavilions available for use.

Oleta River State Park

3400 NE 163rd Sts
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
For reservations, please visit the website

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park: Key Biscayne, FL

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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is full of fun adventures, but keep in mind that this isn’t your ordinary kind of camping. In order to camp here you’ll need to be “boat camping,” also known as anchoring overnight in No Name Harbor. The land park itself is home to a historic lighthouse built back in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846, making it the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County. Head to this park to sunbathe, have a picnic and go swimming all on more than one mile of sandy Atlantic beachfront.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

1200 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
For reservations, please visit the website

Pelican Cay RV Park LLC: Key Largo, FL

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This tent- and RV-friendly campground and marina is located on the 18-mile stretch at the north end of the Florida Keys. You’ll soak up sunshine and have a fun, laidback adventure while visiting. You can wander for miles on the beautiful Mangrove shoreline with canoes and kayaks available for your use. Maybe you’ll even get lucky and catch a glimpse of a dolphin!

Pelican Cay RV Park LLC

299 Morris Ave.
Key Largo, FL 33037
For reservations, please visit the website

Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina: Layton, FL

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Here you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Florida Keys. The Fiesta Key RV Resort offers a doorway to exploring lush greenery and tropical adventures across the 28-acre island. Find yourself surrounded by incredible Gulf of Mexico ocean views. You have the option to hook up your RV, check into one of the rentals, or pitch a tent.

Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina

70001 Overseas Hwy
Layton, FL 33001
For reservations, please visit the website

Calusa Campground Resort and Marina: Key Largo, FL

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You’ll find Calusa Campground Resort and Marina located near John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. This campground even has its own canal and access to Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. There are inland, canal, and bay-front RV sites which all come with 30/50-amp electricity, sewer, and water. For activities, hit up the swimming pool, playground, basketball and tennis courts, and recreation room. Or take a snorkel and check out the marine life.

Calusa Campground Resort and Marina

325 Calusa St.
Key Largo, FL 33037
For reservations, please visit the website

Key Largo Kampground & Marina: Key Largo, FL

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The Key Largo Kampground is an RV park and marina on the edge of a coral reef. Located on 40 acres of tropical flowers and foliage, the shoreline offers spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Warm waters from the Gulf Stream are enough to entice you into a coral reef snorkeling, scuba diving, or fishing adventure. Key Largo just happens to be Florida’s “Dive Capital,” with more than 25 dive shops and charters to choose from.

Key Largo Kampground & Marina

101551 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037
$75+ per night

Easterlin Park: Oakland Park, FL

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Easterlin Park is a 46.6-acre Designated Urban Wilderness Area. It’s the perfect example of what a cypress and mixed-cypress forest should look like. You can easily find Cypress trees here that are 250 yards old and 100 feet tall throughout the park, not to mention a scenic lake. Make sure to check out the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail as well. The campground has 45 full-hookup sites and six sites with partial hookups. Each site features a picnic table and a barbecue grill. The campground also has two restroom facilities with showers.

Easterlin Park

1000 NW 38th St.
Oakland Park, FL 33309
For reservations, please visit the website

SOUTHWEST

Long Pine Key Campground: Homestead, FL

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You’ll find Long Pine Key Campground near the entrance of Everglades National Park. Here you’ll be surrounded in a forest of tall pines featuring large campsites that offer a good amount of privacy, yet you’ll only be a few miles from the Anhinga Trail at Royal Palm. The seven-mile Long Pine Key Trail also runs adjacent to the campsite. With 108 different individual drive-up sites for tents and RVs available on a first-come, first served basis, you’ll have plenty of options here. Note that there is only one group site, which is available for reservation.

Long Pine Key Campground

Homestead, FL 33034
For reservations, please visit the website

Larry & Penny Thompson Park: Miami, FL

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Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park and Campground is located adjacent to the world-famous Miami Zoo. It’s a first-class camping area featuring 270 acres of natural South Florida woods, hiking paths, and bridle trails. You’ll find 240 different campsites available for recreational vehicles, offering full electrical and water hook-ups and even four large restrooms with hot showers and laundry facilities. There’s a camp store, picnic shelters, a jogging and biking trail, a large freshwater lake with its own beach and water slide, and more.

Larry & Penny Thompson Park

12451 SW 184th St.
Miami, FL 33177
For reservations, please visit the website

NORTHWEST

Okeechobee KOA: Okeechobee, FL

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At the Okeechobee KOA, you’ll find tons of entertaining activities here for you and your family, and let’s not forget the many amenities offered. You’ll truly feel like you’re on a tropical vacation at this campsite. Check out the palm-fringed, nine-hole golf course with a driving range and putting green. Hit up the fitness center, play some tennis on four courts, hike the trail, have a nice long soak in the pool, or go boating and fishing on Lake Okeechobee.

Okeechobee KOA

4276 US-441
Okeechobee, FL 34974
$45+ per night

Torry Island Campground: Belle Glade, FL

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Torry Island Campground features the second largest freshwater lake within the continental United States. Lake Okeechobee’s 640-acre “Island Jewel” is bursting with wildlife and al kinds of historical treasures, offering an array of natural wonders and recreational activities for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. This campsite features premium full-hook up campsites, a children’s playground, security gates, covered pavilions, laundry facilities, and six lane boat ramps with spacious parking. There’s even a bait-and-tackle store for all your fishing needs and an 18-hole golf course.

Torry Island Campground

5000 W Canal St. N
Belle Glade, FL 33430
$35+ per night

Fort Pierce KOA: Fort Pierce, FL

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The Fort Pierce/Port St. Lucie KOA allows you to wake up in the morning watching the sunrise, only minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll have endless opportunities to just kick your feet up and relax, or enjoy a free shuttle ride to the beach and downtown Fort Pierce, a historic port and inlet on the treasure coast of Florida. So go ahead, soak up the seaside breezes and concierge services alike. This is a comfortable, pet-friendly campground.

Fort Pierce KOA

1821 Old US Hwy 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34946

For reservations, please visit the website

Savannas Park and Campground: Fort Pierce, FL

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The Savannas Recreation Area is open for camping, rentals, and recreation a full seven days a week. This is an outdoor recreation area providing you with camping, fishing, and boating opportunities. It has picnic facilities for you to sit down and enjoy lunch with the family. Go sit on the wraparound porch and watch as the wildlife visits, or visit the gift shop to see many one-of-a-kind items for purchase. The Savannas cover 550 acres and five different biological communities, providing access to wet prairie, pine flatwoods, marsh, lake, and scrub all in one trip.

Savannas Park and Campground

1400 E. Midway Rd.
Fort Pierce, Fl 34982
For reservations, please visit the website

Brighton RV Campground: Okeechobee, FL

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The Brighton RV campground can accommodate every size and class of RV. Whether you’re driving a motorhome, van camper, travel trailer, or mini-motorhome, all are welcome here. Every site is equipped with a picnic table, electric hookups, and water and sewer. Even better, if you don’t have an RV, this resort also has four lakefront log cabins. Make sure to check out the swimming pool, ping pong table, restaurant, and barbecue station. While visiting you can play soccer, go horseback riding, hiking, fishing, biking, play football, and more.

Brighton RV Campground

14695 Reservation Rd. NE
Okeechobee, FL 34974
$50+ per night

WEST

Midway Campground: Ochopee, FL

Temporarily Closed Due to Wild Fire Activity

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Midway Campground is open year-round to campers. Offering a dump station, restrooms, day-use area, and drinking water, this is a great option to pitch camp. Midway Campground features 26 RV sites with electric hookup and 10 tent sites throughout the campground.

Midway Campground

52870 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, FL 34141
For reservations, please visit the website

Monument Lake Campground: Ochopee, FL

Temporarily Closed Due to Wild Fire Activity

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Monument Lake Campground offers restrooms, drinking water for its 26 RV sites and 10 tent sites. Keep in mind there are no hookups for electricity, sewer, or water at this campground. Sit at a picnic table and enjoy the surrounding preserve with friends and family. Nearby activities include fishing, hiking through the preserve, and exploring the multiple boardwalks. You won’t be disappointed with the views, as the RV campsites surround the lake, providing a magnificent view from each.

Monument Lake Campground

50215 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, FL
For reservations, please visit the website

Seminole Campground: North Fort Myers, FL

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Seminole Campground and RV Park offers full hook-ups in a great location, being close enough for you to enjoy the many spoils of the Gulf of Mexico but also remote enough to be a very welcomed break from urban life. The park is abundant in native oaks, cypress, and pine trees, which offer beautiful scenery on your hikes. Seasonal fishing and canoeing is also offered nearby Caloosahatchee River.

Seminole Campground

8991 Triplett Rd.
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
For reservations, please visit the website

W.P. Franklin Campground: Alva, FL

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The W.P. Franklin Campground is well known for its well maintained facilities and location on the Caloosahatchee River. Campers can fish, boat, and just relax. The campground has been described as providing campers with a taste of “tranquil, tropical country life.” What could be better? Try canoeing Florida’s backcountry swamps and viewing wildlife. You never know what you might find!

W.P. Franklin Campground

17850 N Franklin Lock Rd.
Alva, FL 33920
$30+ per night

Naples/Marco Island KOA: Naples, FL

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The Naples/Marco Island KOA is surrounded by the beautiful Rookery Bay Research Reserve, offering gulf beaches, everglades, and the community of Naples only a short drive away. This award-winning KOA allows you to reserve a rustic camping cabin or deluxe cabin. Tenters are always welcome as well. Don’t forget to check out the pool, hot tub, and canoe trail to the Gulf of Mexico.

Naples/Marco Island KOA

1700 Barefoot Williams Rd.
Naples, FL 34113
For reservations, please visit the website

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