What if you had the chance to travel by RV in Florida this winter, away from the crowded theme parks and beaches? Here’s the scoop on Natural North Florida, a perfect winter RV camping getaway.
Plan to pick up your RV rental at the El Monte RV location in Orlando and drive north to Gainesville on I-75. Head west toward the Gulf and you’ll find three North Florida counties filled with rivers, trails, and the towns that have offered hospitality since long before South Florida exploded. When looking for campgrounds to stay at while on the road, you’ll find a good selection from which to choose listed at this link: Campgrounds in Northern Florida.
There’s a winter RV camping activity for absolutely everyone to enjoy in Natural North Florida! Here’s a sampling:
Natural North Florida’s Rivers and Coastline
Five scenic rivers roll to the Gulf in this wild and natural section of North Central Florida. Whether you plan to paddle a canoe or kayak, you’re going to find a trail to follow. A regional favorite is the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, 170 miles from White Springs, FL to Suwannee on the Gulf.
Here’s a link to more information about Natural North Florida’s water trails. While you’re exploring this area’s rivers, don’t miss the fishing opportunities! Fish the Steinhatchee, Santa Fe, Withlacoochee and Ichetucknee Rivers for unforgettable scenery and angling adventures.
Florida RV travelers can also explore dozens of hiking and biking trails along swamps, coastal wetlands and riverside habitats. And did we mention the Gulf Coast? Whether it’s conquering the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail by kayak or watching for dozens of bird species in spots like Cedar Key, this Coast still boasts uncrowded, peaceful shores to savor.
Natural North Florida’s Laid Back Beauty
Winter visitors to beautiful North Central Florida have learned to love the towns and villages that seem to defy time. Towns like High Springs, Old Town, and Trenton offer RV campers plenty of charm, without the crowds.
Be sure to enjoy the area’s many natural springs as you wander from town to town! Clear, blue water bubbles up to offer winter campers the chance to take a refreshing dip in unspoiled Florida beauty.
And save time to visit the region’s extraordinary wilderness areas. Prime spots to be immersed in natural wonder are Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf, Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and numerous locations along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
The most difficult part of planning your trip will be deciding what to save for next time! With magnificent Gulf Coast scenery, inland freshwater rivers and delightfully unspoiled rural Florida towns to capture your interest, you’ll wonder why it took so long to try winter RV camping in Natural North Florida.
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Photo credits: The Florida Gulf Coast sunset is licensed under Wikimedia Commons and the RV photo is an El Monte RV customer photo.