The Best in Tent Camping: Florida: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

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Menasha Ridge Press, Nov 24, 2009 - Travel - 192 pages
Camping is one of life's great pleasures, and Florida has plenty to offer those who need a quick getaway. But how to find the best from the more than 1,000 choices in the state? The campgrounds in the fourth edition of this popular guide were chosen based on three criteria: they had to be accessible by car but not overrun by RVs; boast great scenery; and be as close to a wilderness experience as possible. Ranging from forest to swamp to coast, these sites are rated by a five-star system for beauty, noise, privacy, security, spaciousness, and cleanliness. Each profile provides essential details on facilities, reservations, fees, and restrictions, as well as an accurate, easy-to-read map. For native Floridians or out-of-state vacationers, this exhaustively researched guide makes it easy to find and enjoy the best tent-camping experiences in the state.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
FLORIDA PANHANDLE
7
01 Big Lagoon State Recreation Area Campground
8
02 Blackwater River State Park Campground
11
03 Camel Lake Campground
14
04 Dead Lakes Park Campground
17
05 Falling Waters State Park Campground
20
06 Florida Caverns State Park Campground
23
Indian Ridge Loop
92
29 Hillsborough River State Park Campground
95
30 Hog Island Recreation Area Campground
98
31 Hontoon Island State Park Campground
101
32 Hopkins Prairie Campground
104
33 Juniper Springs Recreation Area Campground
107
34 Lake Eaton Campground
110
35 Lithia Springs Park Campground
113

07 Grayton Beach State Park Campground
26
08 High Bluff Campground
29
09 Ochlockonee River State Park Campground
32
10 Pine Log State Forest Campground
35
11 Rocky Bayou State Park Campground
38
12 St Andrews State Recreation Area Campground
41
13 St George Island State Park Campground
44
14 St Joseph Peninsula State Park Campground
47
15 Torreya State Park Campground
50
16 Wright Lake Recreation Area Campground
53
NORTHERN FLORIDA
57
17 Anastasia State Park Campground
58
18 Fort Clinch State Park Campground
61
19 Gold Head Branch State Park Campground
64
20 Little Talbot Island State Park Campground
67
21 Manatee Springs State Park Campground
70
22 OLeno State Park Campground
73
23 Ocean Pond Campground
76
24 Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Campground
79
25 Suwannee River State Park Campground
82
CENTRAL FLORIDA
85
26 Alexander Springs Recreation Area Campground
86
27 Blue Spring State Park Campground
89
36 Mutual Mine Recreation Area Campground
116
37 Rye Wilderness Preserve Campground
119
38 Starkey Wilderness Park Campground
122
SOUTH FLORIDA
125
39 Bahia Honda State Park Campground
126
40 Bear Island Campground
129
41 Caloosahatchee Regional Park Campground
132
42 Cayo Costa State Park Campground
135
43 DuPuis Campground
138
44 Elliott Key Campground
141
45 Flamingo Campground
144
46 John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
147
47 Jonathan Dickinson State Park Campground
150
48 Long Key State Park Campground
153
49 Long Pine Key Campground
156
50 Oscar Scherer State Park Campground
159
Appendixes Index
163
APPENDIX A CAMPINGEQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
164
APPENDIX B SOURCES OF INFORMATION
165
INDEX
167
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
173
About Menasha Ridge Press
178
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About the author (2009)

In spite of a disastrous first camping trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Johnny Molloy developed a life-long passion for the outdoors, which continues today. He has written more than 30 books including hiking, camping, and paddling guides. Johnny spends more than 100 nights a year in the out-of-doors. He's a resident of Johnson City, Tennessee.

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