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All about RVing in the south east corner of America.
There is lots to see and do and in the winter months, it can’t be beat!
I plan to cover FREE and cheap places to camp in the area.
If you know of any place I should include please let me know.
We live here in Florida and know of a bunch of free and cheap places to stay in Florida.
The rule of thumb is, the further south the more it cost!
Free Places to stay in Florida.
The water management districts in Florida own lots of land and that land
can’t be developed. So the state opened the land up to recreational use.
You can’t stay just anywhere there are designated areas to camp.
Also you must book the campground you want to visit.
You can’t just show up and get a spot to camp in at most areas.
These districts all have different rules for their areas.
You will have to do your homework to see what the rules are.
St. Johns River WMD Website
Bayard Conservation Area
Black Creek Ravines
Buck Lake Wildlife Management Area
Crescent Lake Conservation Area
Dunns Creek Wildlife Management Area
Eustis Sand Mine Lake
Fort Drum Marsh Overnight Parking
Fort Drum Marsh Reservable Campsite
Hal Scott Regional Park and Preserve
Heart Island Conservation Area
Lake George Barrs Hammock Campsite
Lake George Jumping Gully Campsite
Lake George Pine Island Campsite
Lake Monroe Conservation Area
Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve
Moses Creek Conservation Area
Murphy Island Conservation Area
Newnans Lake North Track
Orange Creek North Restoration Area
Palm Bluff Conservation Area
Seminole Ranch Conservation Area
Sunnyhill Restoration Area
Southwest FL WMD Website
To create an account with the WMD Click Here
Alafia River Corridor, Lithia, FL, Hillsborough County Fee
Primitive Camping, Equestrian, Restrooms
Alston Tract, Zephyrhills FL, Free, Primitive sites, Equestrian. Reservation is required.
Chassahowitzka River, Homosassa FL Fee Camping, has amenities; electric…
Chassahowitzka River Campground (very expensive; $42/night + Tax! 2018)
Colt Creek State Park Lakeland FL in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve
Fee; Yes, Primitive, Equestrian, Elec., Water
Cypress Creek Preserve Free reservation is required
Dead River Park Fees required
Deep Creek Preserve Free reservation is required
Edward Medard Park and Reservoir Fees
Flying Eagle Preserve Free reservation is required
Green Swamp East Tract Free reservation is required
Green Swamp West Tract Free reservation is required
Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve
Hampton Tract Free reservation is required
Jay B Starkey Wilderness Park Fees required
Lake Panasoffkee Free reservation is required
Little Manatee River
Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
Myakka State Forest Fees; Registration required with Florida Forest Service (FFS)
Oak Ridge Equestrian Area Free reservation is required
Potts Preserve Free reservation is required
Serenova Tract Free reservation is required
Starkey Wilderness Preserve Fees
Two Mile Prairie Primitive, Canoe along Oxbow Trailhead
Upper Hillsborough Preserve
Upper Hillsborough Tract Free reservation is required
Withlacoochee River Park Fees $25; reserve at PascoCountyFL.net or click here
South FL WMD Website
Mostly tent camping