Florida boasts 22 KOA campgrounds with good reason, Florida is America’s playground. It doesn”t matter what type of camping experience you’re looking for there is a KOA sure to meet your needs all the way from the northwest corner all the way down to Sugarloaf Key. What follows is a very quick overview of the KOA locations in Florida and a little something extra on the most popular KOA sites within the Florida Borders.
What you can expect from KOA camprounds in Florida are well maintained sites and excellent service. All KOA campgrounds offer the basic ammenities of electrical service, water (Many with hot showers), and camp stores. In almost all cases you’ll find swimming pools and KOA Kabins (Cabins with a KOA twist) ranging from one to two rooms. These go fast so book in advance if these will be a necessity. Most also offer camping lodges and now free WiFi is the standard so you can stay connected wherever you are.
Up north there are seven KOA campgrounds which are Milton, Chattahoochee, Tallahasse, Perry, Starke, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine. As would be expected Jacksonville and Tallahassee do a thriving business. Jacksonville does especially high volume during the NFL season so if you plan on camping in this KOA site when the Jaguars are playing at home book well in advance, about six months in fact as it draws Jag’s fans from all over looking for a clean, safe, affordable option to hotels. One more KOA campground that is particularly popular in this region is Daytona Beach. This campground is awesome, it is immaculately maintained and a place we use when visiting family at Daytona whenever possible. Like Jacksonville book in advance, spring break, summer beach goers, bike week, and any host of annual draws keep this location as busy as any KOA site in the state.
Moving more to the central region you’ll find Wildwood, Titusville, Kissimmee, St. Petersburg, Okeechobee, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, and of course Orlando. Orlando as you would expect does a booming business rivaled only by Daytona due to it’s proximity to Disney. Again book this location in advance. St. Petersburg is nice because it is between Clearwater and Sarasota, there are great area beaches, and plenty of activity to keep the whole family busy. As great a spot as this is it is not jam packed like some of the other coastal KOA sites which makes getting a spot here much easier with the bonus of not being overcrowded.
The far southern end of Florida offers a few sites which are well worth the trip to reach them. Clewiston (Near Boca Raton), Naples, Fiesta Key, and Sugarloaf Key are all a bit more laid back, less crowded, and just as nice as the larger KOA campgrounds. Fiesta Key and Sugarloaf Key are great locations but a bit primitive by KOA standards. Clewiston and Fort Myers offer cabins and swimming pools, as do most KOA sites which are open year round and a nice diversion for the kids and adults alike.
KOA campgrounds are plentiful, easily located for maximum fun and accesibility, and affordable. No matter where you go in Florida you are near a KOA and you can rest assured they are well maintained ready to meet your needs. Just remember to book as far in advance as possible for the popular locations like Orlando and Daytona and you’ll do just fine.