5 of the Best Campgrounds and RV Parks Near Orlando

by Paul Joseph  |  Published April 8, 2024

There are a large number of campsites and caravan parks near Orlando, ranging from small and secluded spots to more expansive sites offering panoramic views. 

Lake Breeze RV Park

(Photo: Lake Breeze RV Park)

It may be better known for its theme parks, but the Floridian city and its surroundings are also blessed with large areas of natural beauty that lend themselves perfectly to camping. If you’re coming to the region and would like to embark on a camping adventure during your stay, we’ve picked out some of the best campgrounds in and around Orlando. We’ve also included RV parks which allow owners of recreational vehicles to bring their automobiles on site for overnight stays.

Lake Breeze RV Park

Nestled along the outskirts of Lake Okeechobee, 12 miles north of Orlando, Lake Breeze RV Park is an adult-only park for visitors aged 55 or over and offers RV camping for short and long term stays. Adjacent to a community park, the pet-friendly site has electric hook-ups as well as sewer and water hook-ups for RVs of up to 50 feet in length. There are convenience stores and restaurants within walking distance and directly across the road the Harney Pond Canal feeds into Lake Okeechobee, which is renowned for the best Bass, Bluegill and Crappie fishing anywhere in Florida. Other popular nearby attractions include the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation, which is a quick drive away.

2040 Lee Road Drive, Okeechobee

Sun Retreats Orlando Champions Gate

(Photo: Sun Retreats Orlando Champions Gate / Courtesy Campspot)

A tranquil Floridian camping retreat in the city of Davenport, just a few miles from the attractions of Orlando, Sun Retreats Orlando Champions Gate offer an exceptional selection of standard and premium RV sites complete with full hook-ups and spacious grassy or paved pads. Guests also have exclusive access to resort amenities including a heated swimming pool and horseshoes, plus a busy programme of organised activities and events. Close by, the surrounding area provides easy access to recreational activities such as skiing, boating, and fishing, as well as local malls and entertainment spots.

Book at Campspot.com

Lake Mills Park

Perched on the shore of Lake Mills in Chuluota, Seminole County, 30 minutes east of Orlando by road, the 50-acre Lake Mills Park is one of the region’s prettiest country parks. The scenic lake has a sandy beach area and can be used for activities including fishing and kayaking. There are also ancient live oak trees, a hardwood swamp dominated by tall cypresses, and gentle walking trails. Tent camping areas come with no power or water hook-ups, or for more comfort there are also pavilions available for overnight stays. The park is particularly popular with families thanks to its large fenced-in playground complete with climbing wall and bouncy dinosaur, as well as its large picnic pavilions.

1301 Tropical Avenue, Chuluota

Mill Creek

(Photo: Mill Creek / Courtesy Campspot)

Nestled along wooded creek banks in the Floridian city of Kissimmee, 20 miles south of downtown Orlando, Mill Creek combines family-friendly accommodations and great amenities with scenic views. The over 150 full-hookup sites all feature a concrete patio and a private picnic table that allow guests to cook on their own grills. There’s also a thriving community atmosphere, with resort members often spending time together playing Bingo, crafting, and enjoying country music nights and potluck dinners. There’s also a heated pool, shuffleboard courts and horseshoe pits.

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Twelve Oaks RV Resort

This tree-studded, paved facility in the city of Sanford, 30 minutes by car from Orlando, has a delightful pond, along with numerous recreational activities including a games room, swimming pool, and fitness room. There are great wildlife and bird spotting opportunities here too, as well as biking/hiking trails. Campers can make use of restroom and showers, laundry facilities and other amenities including free WiFi, power stations, sewer & water hook-ups, and BBQs/grills available for communal use. Visitors can also take advantage of tons of great activities near the campground, such as cruising, orchard tours, paddle boarding, kayaking and horseback riding.

161 Twelve Oaks Place, Sanford