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14Jan/116

Where to Park Your Rig in the Sunshine State

The last time my husband and I spent a winter in Florida, we toggled between workamping and sightseeing. After we managed a pumpkin lot in South Florida for a couple of weeks, we spent some downtime lounging around an RV resort near Orlando. Then we headed back south for a month to manage a Christmas tree sales lot and wrapped up our Florida trip with an extended stay on the Gulf Coast. It was a great way to spend the winter because there was so much to see and do. With an abundance of sunshine, palm trees, activities and beautiful beaches, it’s pretty obvious why this state is a favorite among the Snowbird crowd. Whether you choose the Gulf Coast, the East Coast, or anywhere in between, there is no shortage of ideal locations to park your rig.

So, just where do you go once you hit the Sunshine State? It all depends on your RVing style. Looking for a ritzy crowd? You might like an upscale RV resort on the west coast in Naples. Love more of a laid back style? Check out the RV parks situated on the Gulf Coast in Florida’s panhandle. Nature lovers will enjoy one of the 50 glorious Florida State parks that have a campground. One such gem is Sebastian Inlet State Park located on Florida’s east coast about 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach. If wasting away in Margaritaville sounds more your speed, then make a beeline for the Florida Keys. And if entertainment options galore are what you seek, then check out the area surrounding Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite Florida RV resorts is located nearby. Encore’s Lake Magic RV Resort in Clermont has super spacious sites, two pools, tennis courts, and a clubhouse; just to name a few of the amenities. It’s proximity to my favorite amusement park seals the deal.

In fact, most of my favorite RV parks can be found within the Encore RV resort family and they are located all over the state of Florida. Their parks are full of amenities and many planned activities as well. Just visit their website, www.rvonthego.com, to find great daily and weekly specials at many of their resorts.

Guest Blogger Erin Lehn Floresca is the RV editor at BellaOnline.com. Visit rv.bellaonline.com for more information.

RVParking.com Picks

Miami - Miami Everglades Campground
"This park is great for quite, shade trees, walking, riding bikes, nice people, paved roads, pool and close to everything you need."
"Nice and quiet, friendly, well structured, shady places under trees.. One of the best places I have seen yet." Read more.

Naples - Lake San Marino RV Resort
"We found this park an absolute delight with many very friendly RV'ers. Tons of activities within the park, and a great location to get to shopping, restaurants, beach, etc." Read more.

Key Largo - Kings Kamp
"Beach access and beautiful mornings and evenings on the docks. Very helpful staff. I will stay again." Read more.

Bahia Honda Key - Bahia Honda State Park
"The most uplifting and amazing thing about the entire experience? The kids never complained once and still talk about their awesome camping trip." Read more.

Anastasia State Park in Saint Augustine, FL

Anastasia State Park in Saint Augustine, FL

Saint Augustine - Anastasia State Park
"This was a beautiful park: clean and very well maintained... Every site seemed to offer enough privacy and space, and there was a friendly, neighborly vibe. Within 10 minutes from the historic part of town, this park is ideally situated. From what I learned of other options in the area, this is definately the best place to stay."

"There are 2 sections to the park; we stayed in the Coquina loop, which is very shady and has secluded campsites. It is just a short walk to the ocean. There are sites very close to the ocean. The other loop is very open with only palm trees for 'shade'... We loved it here." Read more.

Orlando - Moss Park
"A charming natural oasis; hard to believe you are so close to Orlando's theme park mecca." Read more.

Clermont - Encore Lake Magic RV Resort
"The landscaping in the park is gorgeous, there are many amenities like tennis, swimming pools, clubhouse, etc. Each of the sites is wide and has enough lawn surrounding the sites to give lots of privacy." Read more.

Winter Garden - Winter Garden RV Resort
"The resort is one mile from one of the best bike trails in Florida and some of the best restaurants in the area. Two pools, a small fitness center, and a cypress-lined pond full of water fowl are resort highlights... Safe, friendly, and comfortable." Read more.

Sorrento - Wekiva Falls Resort
"Clean, friendly and the kids loved it!" Read more.

Ocala - Ocala RV Camp Resort
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This RV Park was nice ... Everyone was pleasant ... even the homeless dude that knocked on the door asking for money and stayed for dinner was nice." Read more.

Heated Pool at Ocala Sun RV Resort in Ocala, FL

Heated Pool at Ocala Sun RV Resort in Ocala, FL

Ocala Sun RV Resort
"
Everyone was very friendly and accommodating... The laundry and showers are all newly renovated as is the recreation hall. There is always lots to do from bingo, cards, holiday meals, Saturday night entertainment and pool aerobics." Read more.

Tampa - Bay Bayou RV Resort
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This park was amazingly nice with security, ponds and a large enclosed dog run." Read more.

Arcadia - Riverside RV Resort
"Riverside RV Resort is one of the finest campgrounds for Snowbirds in Florida. The management, winter guests, employees, and activities are outstanding." Read more.

Perdido Cove RV Resort & Marina in Pensacola, FL

Perdido Cove RV Resort & Marina in Pensacola, FL

Pensacola - Perdido Cove RV Resort & Marina
"It is new and all facilities are current and well maintained. Having Marina sites is interesting and the shoreside sites give a great view of the intercoastal waterway. We found this to be a very nice resort. We would go back." Read more.

Fort Myers Beach - Red Coconut RV Resort on the Beach
"Very nice beach front site with very clean washrooms and showers."
"Friendly staff and everything is in good shape. Not the cheapest campground but worth the money, only downside is that Wifi is not free of charge." Read more.

Destin RV Online in Destin, FL - accomodates big rigs & tows

Destin RV Online in Destin, FL - accomodates big rigs & tows

Destin - Destin RV Online
"Great tropical setting with extra large rear patios." Read more.

   
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