Florida has some of the best RV resorts in the nation, and it’s not hard to see why. There’s always something going on, the weather is wonderful, and the scenery gorgeous. For a lot of people, a trip to central Florida means hitting one of the theme parks. If that’s your destination, you’re in luck with this list as several of these properties are just a few miles from Orlando’s Walt Disney World.
Even if you’re not visiting Mickey, these parks are still some of the best spots to park your RV for a vacation. All of the resorts are pet-friendly, and most offer plenty of activities for the entire family. If you’re looking for central Florida’s best RV parks, look no further than those listed here.
The city of Kissimmee is home to this resort, one that features a “themed celebration full of music and good times” every weekend. The palm-lined streets buzz with activity, and you’ll find a perfect mix of high-energy fun and laid back lifestyle. There’s a beautiful pool here, along with horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocce ball, and miniature golf. There are plenty of crafts for the kids, plus live music, karaoke, magicians, and gator and tiger shows. Tropical Palms is one of those resorts where you can pull in, not leave the resort for a week, and still not run out of things to do.
Real life review: “What a wonderful place! This is the perfect place with all the beautiful gardens as the backdrop. Be sure to walk to the lake to watch the sunrise. Their staff was not only attentive but thorough and friendly. The pontoons are hand down the best in the area and close/ easy to find! We have used others before and will be going back here always!”
You’ll find this resort in Sorrento, Florida, along the beautiful Wekiva River. This is one of those resorts where people have been coming for years, and the lots always seem to be full. There’s good reason why so many people call this park their temporary home. Activities are endless here. There are canoes for renting on the Wekiva River, along with several nature trails, a heated pool, a large pavilion, and something for just about everyone.
Real life review: “Number one place to go over other camp grounds we’ve visited! We enjoyed walking our dog along the canal, and even took him kayaking. They have activities for everyone…movies, crafts, game, campfires and many more.”
Located in Palm Harbor, Sherwood Forest has all the comforts of home while still being relaxing enough for a vacation spot. Once you pull into the lush park with well-kept landscaping and lakes, you know you’re somewhere special. There are tons of amenities here, including mini golf for the kids, a full activities calendar, ice cream socials, and more.
Real life review: “Everything we could want. Staff is friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this park to everyone, but especially RVers with Disney on their mind. Everything was well maintained and seemed to work properly.”
Located between Gainesville and Ocala, this resort sits on almost 140 acres of natural beauty, including rolling hills, walking trails and a lake. They bill themselves as “Central Florida’s Premier RV Camping Resort,” and online reviews tend to reflect that sentiment. There are plenty of destinations within day-trip distance, a zero entry swimming pool, very clean and modern restrooms, a gated entry, a beautiful fire-pit gazebo, plenty of hiking/biking trails, and much more.
Real life review: “Surprised how very nice the park is. The lots are very large compared to others. The park is well maintained and staff is very helpful. There are lots of activities.”
Located on Lake Davenport in Clermont, this resort is “the perfect combination of accessibility to local attractions and the tranquility of a resort retreat.” Spread over almost 70 acres, the resort is close to everything, but still quiet enough for anyone. There’s a welcoming pool, lots of activities, live entertainment, shuffleboard, volleyball, and basketball. If you have an oversized vehicle, there are plenty of larger lots here.
Real life review: “Very nice campground! We love camping at Lake Magic. We have camped there many times and will continue to do so. It is close to everything and the amenities are great.”
Natural beauty abounds at this resort. You may not be in a winter wonderland as the name implies (the park is so named because it’s in the city of Winter Garden, Florida), but the beautiful scenery with towering pine trees makes for an incredibly quiet and peaceful spot to relax. You’re only 90 miles from either coastline, and just a few miles from Disney and Universal. There are two on-site pools, daily activities from October to April, and so much more.
Real life review: “Very well tended park, friendly staff, and great neighbors during our 4 week stay. My family (2 adults and 5 kids) enjoyed our stay. The park manage greeted us with a warm welcome and was very knowledgeable about the area.”