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5 places to camp this summer

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Camping is an adventure some families love and some do not. If you are a lover of camping and know the tips and tricks to make it an enjoyable time it is very worthwhile. Plus much less expensive than other trips if you do things right. Today we’re going to share 5 great places to enjoy Florida without the television and air conditioner this summer. Turn off technology and focus on the family for a day or two.

  1. Fort Clinch State Park / Fernandina Beach - Located just North of Fernandina and A1A has campsites looking over the beach or the Amelia River you choose. There is a trail to hike on, biking, swimming and fishing for entertainment. Visit the website or Call them (904) 277-7274 for more information.
  2. Anastasia State Park / St.Augustine Anastasia Park offers lots of shady campsites. You can enjoy surf fishing, miles of beautiful beach, canoeing and its just a drive away from historic St.Augustine. A great way to spend a rainy afternoon or just take a side trip. Call 904) 461-2033 or Visit the website
  3. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park / Jacksonville - Hanna Park has over 300 wooded campsites. This park is very family friendly because it has so much to do. There is a lake for canoeing, watching wildlife, paddle boats and more. A nice playground area and picnic areas. There is also a splash pad and the beach. That’s right Hanna Park is right on the Atlantic Ocean. Did I mention Hanna Park has some amazing surfing? Lots to keep you busy. Tent camping is just $20.34 + tax per nite with a limit to 4 adults per site. Make a reservation
  4. Ginnie Springs / High Springs Florida - Ginnie Springs is a bit pricier than some of the above campgrounds and a bit more of a drive from Jacksonville. However , it is worth both the extra expense and time on the road. Located on the Santa Fe River Ginnie Springs is home to some of the clearest springs in Florida. Ginnie Springs has both electrical and wilderness sites available . Find out more about Ginnie Springs on their website or Call for a reservation here Camp Store/Dive Center (386) 454-7188.
  5. Huguenot Memorial Park / Jacksonville - Bring your tent or RV Huguenot Park is located with access to the St.Johns River , Atlantic Ocean and the Ft. George Inlet. There is a nature center, playground, and you can drive on the beach here. My little enjoys watching the boats come in at Huguenot. Since there is driving on the beach I think this is more suited for a bit older children. (just a moms opinion) Visit the City of Jacksonville Website for more information or call (904) 251-3335 tent camping is just $16.95 per night for a waterfront site.

There you have it my friends . 5 great Florida locations close to Jacksonville to grab your tent and children and have some fun.

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