The best camping near Orlando this fall

September 20th, 2023 by

Fall is in the air – we can feel it (or maybe it’s just wishful thinking). Either way, it’s time to break out your camping gear and get back out into the incredible nature that Florida has to offer. Our Orlando Toyota dealership is here to help… check out this guide of some of our favorite camping near Orlando to explore this season.

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Our top spots for camping near Orlando

Moss Park: Moss Park is open year-round and offers both tent and RV camping. The campground is located in between Lake Hart and Lake Mary Jane in Lake Nona, and offers a boat ramp so you can fish, swim, and enjoy the scenery. It offers family sites (great for groups camping together) as well as sandhill crane and deer spotting. Be sure to book ahead of time

Wekiwa Springs State Park: Wekiwa Springs is one of Florida’s natural wonders and is an incredibly beautiful spot for hiking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, and outdoor adventures in general. It’s arguably some of the best camping near Orlando. It’s located just northeast of Apopka and has 60 campsites that give you access to hiking trails and swimming in the springs. If you’re lucky, you can spot black bears and other native Florida animals, and there are also equestrian camping sites so you can camp with your horses. Again, book ahead! It fills up fast.

Magnolia Park Campground: Magnolia Park Campground is located right next to Lake Apopka, so it’s a valid option for camping near Orlando. You’ll have access to Magnolia Park with its beautiful butterfly garden, as well as the Lake Apopka Loop Trailhead for hiking and biking. Plus, the famed Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is just minutes away. To say there’s lots to see is an understatement. This campground also has a playground, fishing pier, dock, and an Eco Education Center where you can learn about native plants and animals in the area. Definitely book this one ahead!

Bill Frederick Park: Bill Frederick Park is located on Turkey Lake in the heart of Orlando. (Pro tip – it’s a great place to camp if you want to be near the theme parks.) There are campsites as well as cabins for rent, and amenities like rentable fishing boats, pavilions for parties, a pool, and more. Turkey Lake is rated as one of the top five fishing lakes in the State of Florida so don’t forget your poles. It also has equestrian sites for rent, as well as 183 acres of trails for hiking, biking, and riding. Definitely book ahead; this one is popular with people visiting the parks.

Lake Lousia State Park: Get out of Orlando to visit another state park (and maybe our sister store, Toyota of Clermont). Lake Louisa State Park is located in Clermont on Highway 27 and offers you campsites, primitive camping, cabins, and even equestrian camping. The park is huge – it has three major lakes and if you’re lucky, you can spot bobcats, gopher tortoises, deer, bald eagles, osprey, alligators, and more. Activities within the park include canoing, kayaking, hiking, biking, paddleboarding, horseback riding, boating, and fishing. Check out the yurts for a unique camping experience, and bring your hiking shoes – there are miles and miles of trails to explore. Lake Louisa books up fast so act quick.

Fort Wilderness: OK, ok – we know, it’s GLAMPING. But if you’re looking for fun camping near Orlando and easy access to the theme park area, Fort Wilderness is where you need to be. The campsites are located on Disney property and let’s just say, you feel the magic. There are tent and RV sites as well as cabins for rent… and the amenities are endless. Not only can you easily park hop all the Disney parks, but you can also canoe, horseback ride, visit the stables where Disney’s famed draft horses live, practice archery, play on the many playgrounds, watch movies around a campfire, and hit the pools with tons of fun waterslides. Plus, you can rent a golf cart so it’s easy to get around the enormous property. If you visit around the holidays, many campers deck out their sites with decorations – the Christmas displays are unbelievable and absolutely worth the visit. Disney is Disney, so book WELL ahead.

From our Toyota of Orlando family to yours, happy camping!