Whether you’ve visiting Jacksonville, Florida as a camping destination, passing through, or for a special event, there are enough campgrounds and RV parks to accommodate your needs. This is the largest city in the state and resides in the First Coast region, basically the first coastal area beginning at the northernmost part of Florida.
For RVers, the camping opportunities are scattered around the metropolitan area and we’ll list places for you to camp in and near Jacksonville along with a brief description of facilities and amenities, addresses, contact phone numbers, and in most cases a link to the park’s website where you can research for more in-depth information. In addition, further down this page, you’ll be able to learn about a few of the attractions and special places that’ll be worth taking the time to visit while you’re visiting this popular city.
If you’re active military, a reservist, or retired military, there are campgrounds listed that are reserved exclusively for military personnel. Of course, you’ll have the added bonus of being able to select a place to camp from any of the other parks in the area.
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Campgrounds and RV Parks at Jacksonville, Florida
Campgrounds and RV Parks near Jacksonville, Florida
Military campgrounds at Jacksonville, Florida
Things to see and do while you’re camping in Jacksonville
Big Tree RV Park
This pleasant, wooded RV park with over 100 sites is situated on the northwest side of Jacksonville and north of the West Beltway 295 (I-295). You can rent a campsite by the day, week or month if you want to stay awhile. The daily and weekly rates include water, sewer, and electricity. Monthly customers pay extra for electricity, but water and sewer are included in the cost. Most of the campsites have space to park two cars and an overflow area for guests. Although this is a pet-friendly campground for daily, weekly, and monthly guests, your pet must be leashed when outside.
Amenities include free Wi-Fi for browsing and checking email, pull-through and back-in campsites, laundry, showers, office, dump station, and propane for sale. Visa and Mastercard are also accepted for payments.
5221 Dunn Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32218 Telephone: (904) 768-7270
Flamingo Lake RV Resort
This charming campground is a destination point in its own right. The park encompasses 17-acre Flamingo Lake, a spring-fed lake that has its own beach, picnic tables, aqua park, lakeside hut, and a fishing pier. The lake has designated swimming areas or you can enjoy their on-site swimming pool. With a full schedule of events including live music, food, games, and other entertainment there’s a lot to keep you entertained.
Although there is no tent camping available at this campground, you can always rent one of their 4 cabins or 2 Yurts. RVers will have access to 285 full hook-up campsites. While you’re at your RV there’s cable TV and Wi-Fi available for your use. Additional conveniences include a laundry facility, bathhouse, fitness center, playground, pet exercise area, and a general store. If you get hungry the park’s Sunrise Café not only serves meals but offers free delivery within the RV park.
This popular camping spot is located in the northwest area of Jacksonville, just to the north of the Interstate 295 loop. From there you’ll be not too far away from the beaches, the Jacksonville Zoo, professional sports, The Landing, and many other amenities the area has to offer.
3640 Newcomb Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218 Telephone: (904) 766-0672
Fleetwood RV Park
Located in the southeast section of the city on the east side of Highway 1/Phillips Highway, Fleetwood RV Park isn’t far away from the St. Johns River. Depending on the route you choose, you’ll be about 17 to 20 miles away from Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach. Not far away from the RV park are hospitals, the Zoo, Adventure Landing, shopping malls, RiverWalk and The Landing, museums, and downtown Jacksonville.
Daily, weekly and monthly site rentals are available for flexibility in camping. Convenient amenities include a clubhouse for activities and games, laundry room, restrooms and showers, and 30 & 50 Amp electric service.
5001 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Telephone: (904) 737-4733
Riverfront RV Park & Marina
At Riverfront RV Park you’ll be on the north side of the St. Johns River and inside the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. This places you at the northeast corner of Jacksonville and close to the Little Talbot Island State Park and its beautiful beaches.
While you’re at this 10-acre park you’ll access to 31 sites with water, 30 and 50 amp electric, sewer hookups, free Wi-Fi, use of the marina, picnic areas, and fishing pier. In addition, there is a laundry on-premises.
This is a pet-friendly, adult-only RV park, but aggressive dog breeds like Pit Bulls and Rottweilers aren’t allowed. However, children are welcome on weekends. Campsites may be rented on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis with payment for rent made by credit card, money order, and check.
8364 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: (904) 251-3191
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
The 447 acre Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park boasts 1 1/2 miles of beach with multiple access points for you to explore and enjoy. Operated by the City of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department, you have access to tent camping, RV camping, and rental cabins.
With 300 wooded first-come, first-served campsites there are electric and water hookups, restrooms and showers, a camp store, dump station, campground security, and bike and kayak rentals. Camping is allowed for up to 30 nights within a 45 day period. There is also an option to camp for up to 24 weeks when your application for an extended stay is approved. Although two pets per campsite are permitted, they are not allowed in cabins or any of the buildings.
For special events, the oceanfront Dolphin Plaza may be the perfect venue. The facility is available for events such as corporate meetings, reunions, wedding receptions, and other occasions.
There are five bike trails and over 20 miles for you to enjoy. For the novice rider, there are the Long Trail and Back 40 trails and experienced cyclists will want to try the Grunt, Misery, and Tornado Alley riding trails. Helmets are required.
In addition to the Kids Splash Park, you’ll be able to have fun on the 60-acre lake. Kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boating, and fishing are popular activities on the lake. You can buy firewood, ice, snacks supplies, and rent kayaks and mountain bikes at the Campground Store.
500 Wonderwood Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32233 Telephone: (904) 249-4700 Note – the campground is operated by the City of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department
Pecan Park RV Resort
At this campground, you’ll find a fenced swimming pool, horseshoe pits, and a stocked fishing lake for campers to enjoy during their stay. This park isn’t far away from the Jacksonville International Airport so visitors will not have to travel far to visit you at your campsite. You’ll be close to the Museum of Science and History, the Cummers Museum of Art and Gardens, and the beaches are a short drive. In addition, you will be able to enjoy activities in the recreation hall.
650 Pecan Park Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Telephone: (904) 751-6770
Amenities and Facilities at Pecan Park RV Resort:
•Lakeside Picnic Area
•Catch and Release Fishing
•Pull-Through Concrete Sites Available
•Community Center w/ Fully Equipped Kitchen
•Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
Sunny Pines Community
In addition to being a mobile home community, RV lots are available for rent. For guests, this park provides laundry facilities, a centralized mailbox, shower facilities, Wi-Fi, picnic tables, neighborhood watch, and regular community events at the main office.
This camping spot is located in the northwest part of Jacksonville just south of the I-295 loop. Beaches, attractions, restaurants, and shopping are not far away.
Address: 8654 New Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32219
Phone: (904) 619-6118
You may prefer camping further away from the Jacksonville metropolitan area in a less congested, more laid-back environment. The price of course will be a longer drive to beaches, attractions, and shopping. Below are a few RV parks and Campground near Jacksonville:
Kelly’s Countryside RV Park
From this beautifully wooded location, you’re about 30 minutes away from downtown Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and Fernandina Beach. Tent camping and RV sites are both available for rent on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. All campsites are full hookups. Wi-Fi for email access is available.
36065 Kelly’s Lane, Callahan, FL 32011, Phone: (904) 845-4252
Bow and Arrow Campground
At this RV park, you’ll be about 20 to 25 minutes to Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and Fernandina Beach. In addition, you’re only a few minutes away from groceries, restaurants, a movie theater, and plenty of shopping.
This is a pet-friendly park (with a few restrictions) offering Wi-Fi, cable, swimming pool, full Hookup campsites, bathhouse, laundry, pavilion, exercise equipment, picnic tables, and barbecue grills.
You can rent a campsite with 30 amp or 50 amp electric service on a daily, weekly or monthly basis with all utilities included. Also, there are RVs on-site that you can rent weekly or monthly.
850430 US Highway 17 South, Yulee, FL 32097, Phone: (904) 225-5577
Little Talbot Island State Park
This beautiful State Park is about a thirty-minute drive to the center of Jacksonville. The 40 campsites have water, 20 and 30 amp electricity, water, a picnic table, a fire ring and will accommodate RV up to 30 feet in length. Other amenities include laundry, restroom facilities, two bathhouses, and a dump station. Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed and not allowed to leave the campground.
While you’re there you’ll get to enjoy 5 miles of beautiful white sand beach, fishing, swimming, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking the nature trail, picnicking at one of the 13 Pavilions, viewing the wildlife, or beachcombing for fossilized shark teeth, or shells.
12157 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226 Phone: (904) 251-2320
Huguenot Memorial Park
Located about 4 miles south of Little Talbot State Park, this is a county park operated by the Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department. Camping is open to tents and RVs alike but is primitive camping only at the 70 campsites. There is an additional fee for each pet with a limit of three pets allowed.
The park’s Nature Center is a must-visit where you can learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the beach. A section of the beach is roped off to protect a vital nesting area for terns and shorebirds.
You can take advantage of the fishing, picnic areas, and wildlife viewing while you’re there. Huguenot Memorial Park is one of the Great Florida Birding Trail sites.
10980 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226 Phone: (904) 255-4255
Whitey’s Fish Camp
At Whitey’s Fish Camp you’re about thirty minutes from downtown Jacksonville. Guests have the option of daily, weekly, and monthly camping. You’re camping at Doctor’s Lake, fed by the St. John’s River and the beaches are close as well as convenient dining, shopping and all the city of Jacksonville has to offer.
2032 County Rd 220, Fleming Island, FL 32003 Phone: (904) 269-4198
Reservations: You’ll be able to reserve up to one year in advance if you’re on active duty, or retirees and DOD civilians can reserve six months in advance.
Jacksonville RV Park
This military campground is located at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida
622 Birmingham Road
NAS Jacksonville, Florida, 32212
Phone Number: 904-542-5898
Amenities and Facilities at Jacksonville RV Park:
•44 concrete sites
•40 ft maximum RV length
•Eight overflow/tent sites
Pelican Roost RV Park
2062 Bon Hommes Richard Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32228
Phone: (904) 270-7808 or (904) 270-7809
Amenities and Facilities at Pelican Roost RV Park:
•30/50 amp electric
•RV, primitive and tent camping
•Waterfront and Back-in sites
•Book/Video swap library
Osprey Cove RV Park
2285 England Court East
Jacksonville, Florida 32228
Phone: (904) 270-7808/7809
Amenities and Facilities at Osprey Cove RV Park:
•47 full-service sites
•RV, primitive and tent campers housing
•50 amp only electric service
•Cottages for rent
•Electric (50 Amp ONLY)
•Book/Video swap library
Vacationers to this area are often drawn to the beaches and activities. Although there are quite a few beaches to visit, here is a brief overview of Jacksonville’s three major beaches:
Jacksonville Beach features a popular fishing pier, the Beaches Museum, and History Park and Adventure Landing where you can enjoy miniature golf courses, an arcade, roller coaster, and a water park.
Neptune Beach has plenty of restaurants, art galleries, shopping, and live music. Then there is of course the beach where you can enjoy the sun and watch surfers ride their boards.
Atlantic Beach is a popular destination where it is speculated that the area was the site of North America’s first Native American year around the settlement. With miles of beautiful beaches, there’s ample opportunity for sun tanning, beachcombing, swimming, fishing, and surfing.
Additional popular beaches include:
- American Beach is located northeast of Jacksonville at Amelia Island.
- Fernandina Beach located on Amelia Island bears the name of the town of Fernandina Beach which is the northernmost town on the Florida coast and is popular for its annual Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.
- Fort Clinch State Park’s three miles of the beach include not only popular activities of swimming, sunbathing, and fishing, you get to enjoy the historic fort with its actors reenact life during the Civil War era.
- Little Talbot State Park offers visitors over 5 miles of gorgeous beaches, dunes, and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.
- Ponte Vedra Beach is located a few miles south of Jacksonville Beach. In addition to being a popular beach destination, Ponte Vedra Beach is known in golfing circles for hosting the Players Championship.
Here is a small sample of the cultural attractions available for you to enjoy while you’re in Jacksonville:
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a must-visit destination. This zoo features plants, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates. There are education programs and events that you’ll want to enjoy. Website – http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org
MOSH! The Museum of Science and History is another fascinating place for adults and children to view exhibits that focus on science and exhibitions about local Website – http://themosh.org
The Cummer Museum of Art – This popular museum houses over 6,000 works of art, many dating as far back as 2100 B.C., and includes American and European works. Website – http://www.cummermuseum.org
Theatre Jacksonville is a great place to take in a stage production. There’s nothing quite like watching a live stage performance. Website – https://www.theatrejax.com
Southbank Riverwalk is another favorite among locals and visitors. While you’re there you’ll enjoy an abundant array of nightlife, festivals, restaurants, outdoor art, or stroll the 1/4 mile boardwalk and people watch. Additional information at http://downtownjacksonville.org/locations/l-100-southbank-riverwalk.aspx.