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Take an ad-van-ture to these RV camping spots around Lakeland

Get a taste of the camping life with these seven RV parks + campgrounds around Swan City.

Several RVs parked in the trees surrounding a pond at Flamingo Camping Site in the Everglades National Park

While we love Florida’s national parks, you don’t have to travel all the way to the Everglades to park your RV.

Get in Lakelanders, we’re going RVing. Okay, so maybe we tweaked that iconic “Mean Girls” line to fit the purposes of this guide — but RV travel really is having its moment. From 2021 to 2022 alone, Polk County saw a 25% increase in RV purchases and travel, and a recent study also showed it as a highly cost effective way to vacation.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful park to take in nature or a themed resort area, check out these seven places around Lakeland to park your RV.

Sanlan RV & Golf Resort, 3929 US Hwy. 98 S. | From $45/day
Spanning more than 785 acres, this park includes amenities such as full RV hookups, heated pools, complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV, a golf course, and eight miles of nature trails bordering Banana Lake.

Saddle Creek Park & Campground, 3716 Morgan Combee Rd. | From $20/day
This county park is one of the largest in Central Florida and offers partial RV hookups. Guests can launch boats or fish for largemouth bass off the pier, or check out one of the nature trails — there are options suitable for all levels of hikers.

Airplanes lined up on grass at SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo

Travelers can park both their planes + their RVs at this year-round destination.

Photo by @brookenoelle87

SUN ‘n FUN Campground, 4590 Rocky Rd. | From $35/day
Sleep under the stars on the grounds of the SUN ‘n FUN Expo campus. Whether you want full hookup amenities or prefer to rough it the old fashioned way, the campus offers a variety of camping options year-round.

Lakeland RV Community, 900 Old Combee Rd. | From $59/day
Both family + pet-friendly, this resort features more than 220 full hookup RV sites. Check out the game room, heated swimming pools, and hot tub to decompress and relax, or meet fellow vacationers at the resort’s movie nights and ice cream socials.

Lazy Dazy Retreat, 6211 US Hwy. 98 N. | Call for rates
Open year-round, Lazy Day Retreat offers 86 full hookup RV sites, as well as classic camp activities like shuffleboard and horseshoes. Bring your golf clubs — it’s located right in the middle of the Links of Sandpiper and Huntington Hills courses.

RV campsite with tropical trees, tiki hut, and outdoor living area

Park your RV here and relax under your own personal tiki hut.

Camp Margaritaville RV Resort & Cabana Cabins, 361 Denton Ave., Auburndale | From $72/day
It’s always five o’clock at this island-themed resort area, named the Best Luxury RV Resort by RV Share in 2023. Don’t have an RV but still want to live on island time? Check out one of the fully air-conditioned cabana cabins, or snag a day pass to enjoy the pools + other amenities without staying the night.

The Outpost RV Resort, 2250 US-92, Winter Haven | From $59/day
Nestled on the shores of Winter Haven’s Lake Mariana, this classic RV resort has fishing, boating, and yard games among its amenities. Pro tip: You can also arrange for flying lessons or get flight certified during your stay.

If you want to try the RV life but don’t want to commit to purchasing, consider renting from a service like RV Share. Looking for a different kind of camping experience? Check out these unique destinations around Polk County.

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