Unique camping destinations around Lakeland, FL

Celebrate National Camping Day with a stay at one of these camping sites off the beaten path.

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

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

Photo by @campmargaritavilleauburndale

National Camp Day is Saturday, Nov. 19 — just in time for some cooler temperatures to finally roll in. Celebrate by booking a stay at one of these unique camping destinations in and around Lakeland.

Camp Margaritaville, 361 Denton Ave., Auburndale
Make summer last all year long at this lakeside resort. Bring your RV, rent one on-site, or book a Cabana Cabin for a more upscale camping trip. Enjoy amenities like pools, parks, restaurants, a bathhouse, and tiki bars.

Colt Creek State Park, 16000 State Rd. 471
Pitch your tent on a site only accessible by foot, or rent a fully-furnished, air-conditioned, waterproof canvas tent known as a Cypress Dome. There are also equestrian campsites with space for horse trailers so you and your campsite neigh-bors can enjoy the park’s 15+ miles of horseback trails.

Zebras and antelope on grassland in front of forest and rainbow in sky

Imagine waking up to these views in the morning.

Photo by @safariwilderness

Safari Wilderness, 10850 Moore Rd.
Take glamping to a wild new level at this animal safari ranch. Camp out in furnished tents on wooden decks and enjoy a panoramic view of the animal herds. Overnight guests also have access to sundown safaris, mountain biking, and animal encounters.

Lake Wales RV & Campsite, 15898 US Hwy. 27, Lake Wales
Travel ~50 minutes from downtown Lakeland to visit this campsite. Book your stay for full RV hook-ups, winter entertainment, and potluck dinners. Fishers will enjoy the catch-and-release fishing pond, and the heated indoor pool is perfect for the cooler months.

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

Flying in for a SUN ‘n FUN event? Camp out under the wings of your airplane.

Photo by @brookenoelle87

SUN ‘n FUN, 4075 James C. Ray Dr.
Get close to all the aviation action SUN ‘n FUN has to offer with year-round RV and dry tent camping. Reserve a spot for a few days or a few weeks — discounts are available for monthly campers. Enjoy aircraft displays, natural golf cart paths, and activity fields.

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