Resort at Canopy Oaks in Lake Wales

Parks across Florida have sites available for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. Credit: Resort at Canopy Oaks in Lake Wales

Campground and RV resort operators are reporting higher than usual bookings this summer as a result of record RV sales and many COVID-weary families eager to get out and spend quality time outdoors.

But many RV resorts across Florida still have plenty of vacancies in the days leading up to the Fourth of July and throughout July, according to Bobby Cornwell, executive director and CEO of CampFlorida.com, the statewide travel planning website for camping enthusiasts.

“Many Florida parks will have vacancies this summer and campers should be able to find an RV park wherever they are traveling in Florida. However, it’s always best to play it safe and reserve a site in advance when possible,” Cornwell said.

CampFlorida.com lists over 400 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across Florida. Here are a few parks that reached out to CampFlorida.com recently to indicate they have vacancy in the coming weeks:

Cabana Club RV Resort in Auburndale: This family-owned resort halfway between Tampa and Orlando features 155 RV sites and 60 park model rentals. Amenities include a zero-entry, heated swimming pool, a nine-hole artificial turf putting course, a tiki hut and bar, a splash pad and activities for all ages, including basketball, corn hole and yoga. The resort also has separate dog parks for large and small dogs and a dog wash station. While the park is sold out July 4th weekend, the park has vacancies throughout July. https://cabanaclubresort.com

Fiesta Key RV Resort in Long Key: This beautiful Florida Keys resort is home to more than 300 full hookup RV sites and a collection of colorful waterfront cottages ready for the perfect getaway, all on a tropical island of its own. Surrounded by incredible ocean views, the resort offers the convenience of an on-site restaurant, beach bar, free Wi-Fi hotspots, swimming pool, hot tubs, playground and marina, with plenty of areas to relax and enjoy the amazing sunsets. Additionally, PADL provides rentable paddleboards right on site, allowing guests to hit the open water via paddleboard. Full hookup sites with 30- and 50-amp services are available. https://rvonthego.com/florida/fiesta-key-rv-resort/

Flamingo Lake RV Resort in Jacksonville: The main attraction at this park is its 17-acre swimming and fishing lake with sandy beaches. The park also has an onsite restaurant, the Flamingo Lake Sunrise Cafe, as well as a playground and fitness center. Rental accommodations are also available. https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/south/florida/flamingo-lake-rv-resort/

Hickory Point RV Park in Tarpon Springs: Activities at this park include fishing, boating, swimming, golf, and biking. Waterfront RV sites are available. The park is one mile from Anclote Park and beach. https://hickorypointrvpark.com

Nelson’s Outdoor Resort in Umatilla: This park offers RV and tent sites and cabin rentals and as well as a full-service marina. Located along the Oklawaha River, Nelson’s has been a popular camping and fishing location since the 1950s. https://nelsonsoutdoorresort.com

North Lake Estates RV Resort in Moore Haven: This active adult RV and manufactured home community features a swimming pool, fishing, pickleball, bocce ball, biking and hiking. https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/south/florida/north-lake-estates/

Nova Campground in Port Orange: This tree-lined park is close to Daytona Beach. Amenities include a heated pool and tanning deck. https://novacamp.com

Orange City RV Resort in Orange City: This resort offers a swimming pool and hot tub as well as a kiddie pool and a picnic pavilion. Other amenities include a clubhouse, game room and fitness center and areas for playing bocce ball, horseshoes and petanque. Rental accommodations are also available. https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/south/florida/orange-city/

Orlando RV Resort in Clermont: This 255-acre RV campground offers year-round recreation and relaxation in natural surroundings in the heart of Florida’s orange grove country. Enjoy a relaxing walk from your campsite to the resort’s 60-acre spring-fed lake with white sandy beaches where you can sunbathe or just cast a line. Rent a boat right at the campground, enjoy the resort-style swimming pool, take in a round of pickleball, or spend some quality time with your furry friend at the on-site dog park. Bring your RV or glamp in a rental cottage. https://rvonthego.com/florida/orlando-rv-resort/

The Outpost RV Resort & Community in Winter Haven: This luxury RV resort is located on Lake Mariana and features a full range of watersports activities. https://theoutpostresort.com

Peace River RV Campground in Wauchula: This park is the perfect getaway if you’re looking for adventure coupled with the beauty of the outdoors. Conveniently situated just south of the Orlando and Tampa metropolitan areas, Peace River RV Campground is ideal for exploring local attractions as well as enjoying on-site amenities. Whether you prefer the water or the woods, Peace River RV Campground has something for everyone. Spend your day canoeing, kayaking, fishing and fossil hunting on the river or take a walk through one of the park’s nature trails. https://rvonthego.com/florida/peace-river-rv-camping-resort/

Ramblers Rest RV Resort in Venice: This an all-age RV resort located along the Myakka River. You’ll find the best of both worlds in Ramblers Rest’s tranquil, wooded resort setting, where you’re still just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Sarasota. Not only does the Myakka River run along the RV park, but Ramblers Rest is also just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. The resort offers a full calendar of activities and amenities to enjoy throughout your stay, ensuring a memorable visit whether you like to be on the go or take it nice and easy. In nearby Venice and Sarasota, you’ll find a wide variety of fine dining, shopping, golfing, boating, and live entertainment. Full hookup sites with 30 and 50 amp service are available. https://rvonthego.com/florida/ramblers-rest-rv-campground/

Recreation Plantation RV Resort in Lady Lake: This 1,079-site park features a heated swimming pool and spa; three, 10,000-square-foot clubhouses; large and small dog parks;14 pickleball courts as well as tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, bocce ball and shuffleboard. Three 18-hole golf courses are located within three miles of the park. https://recreationplantation.com

Resort at Canopy Oaks in Lake Wales: This is the largest new RV resort in Florida, having opened in December with 411 RV sites. Park amenities include several lakes; a tiki bar; a deli that serves sandwiches, pizza and salads; a coffee shop and ice cream parlor; a country store; and a hair salon and spa. The park is running a Summer Special 30% off discount! The promo code is “SUNFUN21” and can be applied to all site types and cottages through the end of August, excluding the Fourth of July weekend. https://resortatcanopyoaks.com/

Royal Coachman RV Resort in Nokomis: This scenic resort offers extensive amenities and is only minutes away from fantastic beaches and local attractions. Guests enjoy the oversized three-arm swimming pool, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, mini-golf, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, and a dog park. Full hookup sites with 30- and 50-amp service is available. https://rvonthego.com/florida/royal-coachman-rv-resort/

South Bay RV Park in South Bay: This 72-site, 35-acre park features a boat launch, canoe and kayaking access, a natural trail and a bike path. https://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Locations/South-Bay-RV.aspx

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground in Live Oak: This park features RV and tent camping and cabin rentals. Amenities include an onsite cafe and music hall with live entertainment. https://www.musicliveshere.com

Sunshine Village in Webster: This is an RV and manufactured home community for active adults. Activities within 10 minutes of the park include canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, hiking and biking. https://sunshinevillageflorida.com

Tampa East RV Resort in Dover: This pet-friendly park features RV sites and rental accommodations. Amenities include a swimming pool and hot tub, playground, fitness center and areas for playing pickleball, shuffleboard, horseshoes and petanque. https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/south/florida/tampa-east/

Tropical Palms RV Resort

Florida parks offer a number of amenities that attract RVers. Credit: Tropical Palms RV Resort

ThemeWorld RV Resort in Davenport: This pet-friendly RV resort is close to the major Orlando-area theme parks. Amenities include a swimming pool, playground and clubhouse. Rental accommodations are also available. https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/south/florida/themeworld-rv-resort/

Tropical Palms RV Resort in Kissimmee: This hidden gem is set on 69 beautiful sun-kissed acres that are perfect for any Orlando vacation getaway. Tropical Palms is approximately four miles from Walt Disney World Resort, 11 miles from the Orange County Convention Center and within walking distance from Old Town and Fun Spot. Tropical Palms is pet-friendly and packed with amenities. Enjoy the swimming pool with a splash fountain, fitness center, dog park, mini-golf, and bocce ball. Bring your RV or retreat to one of the beautiful and spacious vacation cottages, complete with a private deck, full kitchen, flat-screen TV, sleeper sofa, and available in a variety of floor plans. https://rvonthego.com/florida/tropical-palms-rv-resort/

Twin Lakes Camp Resort in Defuniak Springs: Campground co-owner Pat O’Neill and his five Millennial children are transforming this campground into a glamping resort that appeals to people of all ages. They recently complemented their campsites with nine glamping tents, each of which is furnished with a king-size bed with a large decorative 100-year-old sinker pine wood frame, fine linens, a full bathroom and a kitchenette, with hot water on demand, a small refrigerator and microwave oven. The units also come equipped with heating and air-conditioning, ceiling fans, indoor and outdoor dimmable LED lighting, as well as a heavy gauge metal grill. The O’Neills also recently acquired a nearby lake house, which they are renovating and will offer as a rental unit, complementing their two other lake houses at the park. Campground amenities include boat and kayak rentals, an activity center with kitchen facilities, a swimming pool, and a beautiful bathhouse with wine barrel sinks with copper basins. https://twinlakescampresort.com

Wildwood RV Village Campground in Wildwood: This park’s amenities include a heated pool, dog park and picnic area.

Information about more than 400 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts is available through CampFlorida.com. A free printed camping guide can also be ordered through the website.