9 Places You Need to Visit in Florida This Winter

For many of us, the first snowfall is just around the corner. Instead of suffering through the cold this winter, head to sunny Florida and bask in the glorious sunshine.

Here are 9 beautiful places you need to visit while you’re camping in Florida this winter.

Fort Pierce

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Fort Pierce, also known as the “Sunrise City,” is located along the Atlantic coast. Natural and artificial reefs make this a great spot for diving and fishing, and if you love diverse animal and plant life, the Indian River Lagoon Estuary is a must. The town itself is charming and offers plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Must-See Places
No trip to Fort Pierce is complete without a stop at these 3 beautiful places.

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
Inlet State Park offers excellent snorkeling, surfing, swimming, and scuba diving as well as amazing birdwatching and fishing. Head one mile north to Jack Island Preserve for hiking and biking.

Savannas Preserve State Park
This is the largest freshwater marsh on Florida’s east coast. Enjoy a day of kayaking, fishing, or canoeing in the wetlands or explore eight miles of trails by foot, bike or horse. Don’t forget your camera, this is a prime spot for wildlife!

Port St. Lucie
Less than a half hour drive from Fort Pierce, Port St.Lucie offers opportunities for hiking, paddling lush rivers, horseback riding on the beach, and championship golf.

Camping in Fort Pierce

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Road Runner Travel Resort is nestled in 38-acres of natural Florida hammock. The campground features 452 full hookup sites, all with the facilities and amenities you have come to expect from an award winning campground. Beautiful tent sites are also available!

Road Runner offers a heated swimming pool, delicious food at Charlene’s Coyote Grill, a market, free Wi-Fi, a three-hole golf course, laundry facilities, tennis courts, and lakeside fishing. Explore Road Runner Travel Resort on Camp Native!

St. Augustine

Castillo De San Marcos

Castillo De San Marcos

St. Augustine, founded in 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, is often referred to as the “Nation’s Oldest City” because it is the oldest, and most successful, European settlement in the US. Four centuries worth of history await you in this beautiful city. Visit landmarks, explore museums, or just stroll down the narrow lanes of the city and take in the sights and sounds.

Must-See Places
Discover St. Augustine’s rich history and beautiful scenery at these 3 locations.

Castillo de San Marcos
This enormous stone fortress is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Originally built to defend Spain’s claim in the new world, this 315 year old beauty is yours to explore.

Ponce de Leon’s “Fountain of Youth”
Regardless of whether Leon did or did not truly discover magical waters that would lead to eternal youth here, this park is still worth a visit. Enjoy 15-acres of waterfront or dive into the history and take a tour of Timucua burial grounds, the Nombre de Dios Mission, or the Blacksmith Exhibit.

Matanzas State Forest
This 4,699-acre state forest offers an abundance of outdoor recreation such as biking, hiking, horseback riding, paddling, and fishing. Wildlife can be found throughout the forest so keep your eyes open for otter, deer, gopher tortoises, and wild hogs.

Camping in St. Augustine

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Compass RV Park is just 4 miles from historic downtown St. Augustine and only 6 miles from some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. This campground features 105 level, full hookup 30/50 amp RV sites, WiFi, cable TV, air conditioned bathhouses, and a fenced pet park.

Don’t have an RV? Choose from 4 unique Vintage Cruiser rentals. If you’re ready to start your adventure, check out Compass RV Park’s Camp Native profile!

Oak Hill

Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring State Park

Beautiful Oak Hill, located on the Indian River, is packed full of early Florida history and some of Florida’s best fishing. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway near exciting attractions, this small town is the perfect destination.

Must-see Places
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend or a non-stop adventure, be sure to check out these 3 locations.

Canaveral National Seashore
Canaveral national Seashore boasts beautiful undeveloped beaches, hiking trails with amazing views, saltwater fishing, and scenic drives that meander through marsh and pine flatwoods.

Blue Spring State Park
This 2,600-acre park features the biggest spring on the St. John’s River. Blue Spring is a designated manatee refuge and in the winter, hundreds of manatee can be seen from the overlooks. The spring itself is crystal clear and offers great snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming.

Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve
As one of the least developed areas on Florida’s east coast, Mosquito Lagoon is the ideal place to spend a day fishing, paddling, hiking, or boating. If you love wildlife, get ready for an abundance of dolphins, birds, and manatees!

Camping in Oak Hill

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Jackson Hole RV Fish Camp is located directly on the Intercoastal Waterway. This cozy campground offers spacious RV sites, a charming cottage rental, and a 2 bedroom houseboat that features amazing views of the sunrise and dolphins with your morning coffee!

Ready to plan your getaway? Learn more about Jackson Hole RV Fish Camp on Camp Native!

Jessica Goehring title: Administrator
Jessica is a freelance writer. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, daughter dog, and 4 cats. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.