If you and your family are heading to Central Florida for the attractions, it is likely that you will be staying in a large hotel with other families who came for the same reason. While for some this is part of the experience, it doesn’t have to be that way. For a retreat from the crowds, consider the Central Florida campgrounds.
If you go camping near the attractions, you can partake in other activities that wouldn’t be available to you had you stayed in your hotel room. If you own a RV or prefer tent camping to hotel rooms, fishing, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities become second nature. Luckily, Central Florida has many camping and RV parks that allow for this. Here are just a couple of them.
Lakeland Carefree RV Resort
Situated west of Orlando, within the city limits of Lakeland, campers get to have holiday dinners, bicycle trips and water aerobics with their friends and family. This is considered one of the best RV campgrounds in Florida, with 230 full hook-up sites and RV and cabin rentals available. There’s a heated pool, a children’s pool, spa, laundry, store, snack bar, showers and a fenced area to walk your dog. You’ll be able to fish, take a paddleboat or a shuffleboard and play miniature golf.
River Ranch RV Resort
This Western-styled resort is located in Lake Wales and will appeal to cowboys and nature lovers alike. You’ll be close to nature and have the opportunity to go horseback riding or a guided nature excursion, go boating, fishing, swim in the pools and spas, play golf, pet the animals in the zoo and even watch a rodeo on Saturday night. There’s also a tennis court, basketball court, shuffleboard, trap and archery range and many more.
Camp Mack’s River Resort
This resort can be found in the eastern part of Polk County. Located on the Kissimmee River, this resort offers campers a beautiful setting, boat rentals, a restaurant, a pool, fishing guides and a store for various supplies. There’s more than 290 RV sites, both rental and permanent sites. Besides this, there is a laundry facility and guided tours along the gorgeous Kissimmee River.
Tent camping at the Saddle Creek Park
If you like to go tent camping, Saddle Creek Park is the perfect spot. You can relax in the beautiful nature of Florida, swimming, fishing or just taking a good old stroll through the woods. You’ll also find that there are target shooting facilities as well as sports facilities and picnic gazebos.
As you can see, a vacation in Central Florida doesn’t always have to be all theme parks and hotels. Think about other activities that your family might enjoy and plan accordingly. Booking a spot at any of the aforementioned resorts will give a more genuine experience that everyone will benefit from.