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Old 01-05-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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-50 this morning with the wind chill. It hasn't been much above -35 since November. Didn't make it last year, but we're headed for Florida within the week. I'm looking for good information sources for Florida camping. Don't have to be on the water, or even a coast. Dry camping just fine. It seems that there are a wide array of agencies that may have camping sites, right down to historic sites. I welcome any links, or location suggestions.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:44 AM   #2
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Which part of Florida you're going to? Take a look at Ultimate Campgrounds - Home
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. We've got lots of time and no destination in particular. We'll probably acclimatize in the panhandle awhile, then work south.
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We are heading down to Florida this Thursday. It's bitterly cold here in the Twin Cities also and can't wait to get out of here.

We are camping at the Ocala National Forest where there seems to be plenty of available sites. No hook ups though. Water and toilets/showers are available with a dump site nearby. Very pretty campground in the north central part of Florida.

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Looks great, thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:38 PM   #6
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If you want nice warm weather, wilderness and no crowds, then check out SW Florida, area along I-75 from Punta Gorda to Naples.
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That sounds exactly what I'm looking for; thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:01 PM   #8
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Welcome to Florida State Parks

I have stayed in many.....would recommend all, although some may be totally booked. Also, if you get really far down south you might want to try Everglades National Park. We like Long Pine Key Campground there (no hook ups or showers at that campground, but further down you will find services at Flamingo Campground). 🐊🚣

Warning! We are expecting a cold front....weather tomorrow should start in the 80s and get down to the 40s during the night! 🙀

Have a safe trip!
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The 40s are 90 degrees warmer than here. Thanks for the info.
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Just left (darn it! not retired yet!) Marco Island/Naples KOA. Great place and not full when we were there! Wish we were still there and not in this deep freeze. Recommend Naples Zoo, shelling on Marco Island, and (very cool!) canoeing in mangrove swamp at Collier-Seminole State Park.


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all of the state parks in the panhandle are excellent...you can't go wrong at any of them. you are fairly early in the snowbird season so will probably not have much difficulty getting into most parks.


but i don't understand--you prefer the florida sun to staying home in winterpeg??
what's up with that?
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and check out the manatees at blue spring state park between orlando and daytona.
awesome!
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Without reservations this time of year, finding a camp site at the state and federal parks can be a problem. But, most of the state parks hold at least one site as a walk-in, which means that it cannot be reserved. But, you need to be lucky and be there when the gates open in the morning and the current camper has to be leaving. Once you occupy a walk-in you can stay for 14 days.

The campgrounds nearer the coasts are more difficult to get in. Inland is easier, but those are often more distant from grocery stores, etc.. We've camped at Gold Head SP in Keystone Heights (about 30 miles east of Gainesville) and there have always been open sites when we were there.

Salt Springs Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest is a federal park with full hookups. They divide the trailer sites, with 1/2 reserveable and 1/2 non-reserveable. So, there's a chance that you can find an walk-in there, but if you don't, there's always dry camping in the forest nearby.

A note on the Florida weather. 40 - 50 degrees F can feel pretty chilly down here. The dampness reaches right to the bones. We try to get as far south in the state as possible during January, then gradually work our way back north as the weather warms up.

Good luck and safe travels
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Thanks, Ron, I appreciate your advice.
CindyL, canoeing in a mangrove swamp is now on the list.
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