In the past few decades, the RVing industry has grown like never before. People travel in their RVs all over North America, from the coastlines of California to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the rich history found in the Northeast and beyond. Of all the US states, Florida tends to be one of the most popular for RVers year after year.
Sunshine lovers and snowbirds alike flock to Florida every fall and winter to catch rays, swim in the warm Atlantic, and soak in all the natural beauty Florida has to offer. The Florida Panhandle is immensely popular, as are Central Florida and Southern Florida. All of these different regions of Florida can leave some wondering which places are best for RVers. If you are planning an upcoming trip to Central Florida and need recommendations for places to stay, then look no further!
1. Far Reach Ranch
This beautiful ranch is located along the shores of Lake Dora in Tavares, Florida. It is available to Harvest Host members for free. Here, many types of blueberries are grown and turned into a variety of jams and jellies. The owners also sell local honey and take visitors on agricultural swamp buggy tours. Guests can pick their own blueberries or purchase blueberries that were freshly picked. A variety of classes are also offered, including archery, hunting, yoga, and fishing. If you are looking for a gorgeous, unique, and peaceful overnight stay, then this is the place for you!
2. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Disneyworld is essentially the most popular attraction in all of Central Florida. But did you know that you can stay there in your RV? Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground offers overnight accommodations for four types of campsites, ranging from tent sites to sites equipped for RVs of 45+ feet in length. These sites have full hookups and are pet-friendly. The park offers transportation to and from all of the Disney parks and offers tons of fun activities and a beautiful pool. If you are planning a family vacation to DisneyWorld, consider bringing your RV along for the ride and staying at this beautiful resort.
3. The Bee Barn at Zolfo Springs
This lovely, rural Harvest Host location is such a nice break from all the madness of Orlando and the Southern Florida Coast. Here, the owners manage a quiet bee farm, where visitors may view bee hives at work. They also sell a variety of different types of honey, as well as beeswax, bee products, supplements, and skincare products. On site, there are cows, chickens, and cranes, which are occasionally friendly with guests. Visit The Bee Farm in Zolfo Springs, Florida, for a beautiful and relaxing stop that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
4. Kissimmee RV Park
If you want to plan a Disney RV vacation without the Disney World price tag, then Kissimmee RV Park is the place or you. This park is just a short drive from Universal Studios, the Disney theme parks, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and all of the rest of the popular Orlando attractions. This campground offers many full-hookups sites, as well as a heated pool and a recreation hall, complete with a variety of games. If you are planning your Orlando trip, it is best to reserve this campground well in advance, because the sites book quickly.
5. Island Grove Wine Company
This hidden gem is located in Hawthorne, Florida. Here, Harvest Host members may enjoy overnight accommodations, as well as a tasting room and winery tour. Wines are bottled on site and are made of blueberries and other various fruits grown just a few hundred feet from the wine cellar. There is a beautiful lake nearby, and the hosts even offer electric, wifi, and water. This is a perfect stop on the way to a variety of popular Central Florida locations.
6. Alexander Springs Campground
Alexander Springs Campground is located in the Ocala National Forest and is managed by the United States Forest Service. There are sixty-seven total sites, with a bathhouse and potable water available to campers. Some sites are reservable, while others are first-come, first-served. Nearby lie the clear-blue waters of Alexander Springs, where many enjoy swimming before coming home to their RV, parked in the adjacent campground. Springs are a quintessential Central Florida experience, perfect for a family vacation.
7. Yalaha Bootlegging Company
Just forty-five minutes from Disney World you will find Yalaha Bootlegging Company. This unique Harvest Host bottles moonshine made of blueberries and bakes a variety of pies, including chicken pot pie, blueberry pie, and Italian pie. They also offer U-pick blueberries and a farmers market. Nearby attractions include the Seminole State Forest and Lake Apopka. This distillery is a perfect pit-stop on the way from Orlando or Ocala.
8. Wild Frontier Campground
Just ten minutes from Downtown Ocala lies Wild Frontier Campground. With 115 full hookups sites available, this park is the perfect location for events and rallies. There are many museums and attractions nearby, including Silver Springs State Park, Garlits Museum, Appleton Museum of Art, and the Market of Marion. The rates are very reasonable, and the reviews are excellent, making this a solid Central Florida location.
9. Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery
Summer Crush is a Harvest Hosts favorite in Fort Pierce, Florida. This lovely vineyard is well-known for its muscadine wines and music events. There are events almost every weekend, as well as a beautiful pond and lots of games. Games include bocce ball, disc golf, giant checkers, and more. There are even food trucks at certain events, and the location is beautiful. Summer Crush is a must for your next Florida trip.
Of the many Central Florida places to take your RV, these are truly some of the best. Amongst these eight locations, you will find a mix of country, city, and nature, leaving something for everyone. Consider these beautiful campgrounds and Harvest Hosts locations when planning your next visit to Central Florida.
Have you vacationed in Central Florida? Where are your favorite places to stay? Feel free to share in the comments below!
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