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The EZY Guide for RV Camping in Jacksonville, Florida

Posted on August 27, 2021
The EZY Guide for RV Camping in Jacksonville, Florida

Ready to take an RV road trip to Jacksonville, Florida? We've got the insider info to help you plan your next RV vacation like a local. Our EZY Guide for RV Camping in Jacksonville, Florida, contains ten things to do, RV traveler tips, a weather overview, and the top three campgrounds to RV camp in Jacksonville. Let's hit the road!

Top 10 things to do in Jacksonville

  1. Go to the beach. Jacksonville has 1,100 miles of shoreline and 22 miles of white-sand beaches to explore.
  2. Ride a bike. The Timucuan Trail is a pathway that runs through Florida's marshes, along the beaches, and past wildlife viewing areas. The trail is part of the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile trail that follows the coastline from the Florida Keys to Maine.
  3. Book a fishing trip. Hire a fishing charter, leave your tackle at home, and let the experts show you some of Jacksonville's favorite fishing spots.
  4. Raise your glasses! Pick up a Jax Ale Trail Brewery Passport and try the best craft beer in Jacksonville.
  5. Paddle the waterways. Jacksonville's waterways are sure to entertain almost every water lover in your family. Rent a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard and explore Jacksonville from the water.
  6. Pack a lunch. Riverside Park and Memorial Park are just two of the city's most-loved parks, both perfect spots for a picnic lunch for two —or the whole crew!
  7. Golf. Schedule a round of golf at one of Jacksonville's world-class golf courses. The city has a course for almost every level of golfer. Kids can even get in on the action at Adventure Landing, a family entertainment center with miniature golf, and family-fun sections like Gator Alley and Shipwreck Island Waterpark.
  8. Get hooked on history. Jacksonville is the place to visit if you like to learn. Three national historical locations worth visiting are the Kingsley Plantation, Fort Caroline National Memorial, and the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve.
  9. Experience the arts. Mix it up, and visit the Museum of Science & History (MOSH), Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Each venue has something unique to see and do, no matter your age or interest.
  10. Take a day trip. Jacksonville is approximately a two-hour drive from Orlando and less than an hour and a half away from Daytona Beach; make the city your home base, and venture out to see what else Florida offers.

RV traveler tips

  • Interstate 95, which runs through Jacksonville, can be congested, especially during rush hour.
  • A small section of Interstate 295 has Express Lanes, toll roads that operate during peak traffic hours or special events.
  • Express Lanes do not accept cash. Toll fees vary depending on the time of day. Pay tolls using the prepaid program, SunPass.
Renting an RV? See RVezy's terms of service for more information about paying tolls.

Jacksonville weather

The best time to visit Jacksonville is during the spring and fall, when the weather is warm and comfortable during the day and cooler at night.

Summer is typically hot and humid in Florida, and it rains often. Hurricane season runs from June through November, so you might experience more rain than usual if you visit during these months. The good thing? Jacksonville is historically less prone to hurricanes than other parts of the state.

Are you worried about inclement weather? RV pro tip: Download an RV road trip app that will send you real-time weather alerts to help you stay ahead of a storm.

Winter is the most popular time to visit Florida because it's warmer and sunnier than the northern sections of the United States and Canada. Winter weather in Jacksonville is wonderful, so it's a good idea to start planning your trip early if you want to RV in Jacksonville from December through March.


Top 3 places to RV camp in Jacksonville

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park and Campground

Google rating: 4.4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (335+ reviews)
Best RV camping near the beach

500 Wonderwood Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32233

30.3640, -81.401
(904) 249-32233

Cost: $33.00+ per night (plus taxes and fees)

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Daily parking fees: $5.00 per day or $99.00 per year
Check-in: 1 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Park hours: Exact dates may vary
Between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from March to November
Between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from November to March
Open: Year round

Campground tips

  • Park guests must arrive no later than 30 minutes before the park closes.
  • Please note that there are no refunds. All reservations are final.
  • Maximum six people per site.
  • Maximum three pets per site.

Max RV or trailer length

45 feet

Hookups

✓ Dump station
✓ Full hookups available
✓ Electric 50-amp
✓ Electric 30/20/15-amp
✓ Sewer
✓ Water

Connectivity

✓ AT&T
✓ Sprint / T-Mobile
✓ Verizon
✗ Wi-Fi

Amenities and activities

✓ Beach
✓ BBQ grills
✓ Biking
✓ Birding
✓ Boating
✓ Camp store, park office, or visitor center
✓ Disc golf
✓ Equipment rentals
✓ Fire pits
✓ Firewood available
✓ Fishing
✓ Flushable toilets
✓ Game or recreation room
✓ Geocaching
✓ Hiking
✓ Lake, ocean, or river access
✓ Laundry
✓ Multi-purpose trails
✓ Paddling
✓ Pet friendly
✓ Picnic shelters
✓ Playground
✓ Propane available
✓ Showers
✓ Surfing
✓ Water activities (other)
✓ Wildlife viewing


Little Talbot Island State Park

Google rating: 4.7 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (378+ reviews)
Best state park with RV camping

12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville Florida 32226
30.4702, -81.4169
(904) 251-2320

Cost: $24.00+ per night (plus taxes and fees)

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Daily parking fees: $5.00 per day or $99.00 per year
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 1 p.m.
Park hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
Open: Year round

Campground tips

  • Call the park before 5 p.m. Eastern time for the gate combination if you plan to arrive after sunset.
  • No more than two vehicles per campsite.
  • A Florida fishing license may be required.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach.
  • Canceled or changed reservations are subject to a fee.
  • Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance.
  • Reservations become available at 8 a.m., Eastern time.

Max RV or trailer length

30 feet

Hookups

✓ Dump station
✓ Electric 30/20/15-amp
Water
✓ Central water spigot

Connectivity

✓ AT&T
✓ Sprint / T-Mobile
✓ Verizon
✗ Wi-Fi

Amenities and activities

✓ Beach
✓ BBQ grills
✓ Biking
✓ Birding
✓ Boating
✓ Camp store, park office, or visitor center
✓ Concessions, restaurant, cafe, or snack bar
✓ Equipment rentals
✓ Fire pits
✓ Firewood available
✓ Fishing
✓ Flushable toilets
✓ Geocaching
✓ Hiking
✓ Horseback riding
✓ Historic site
✓ Lake, ocean, or river access
✓ Laundry
✓ Multi-purpose trails
✓ Paddling
✓ Pet friendly
✓ Picnic shelters
✓ Playground
✓ Ranger-led programs
✓ Showers
✓ Surfing
✓ Swimming
✓ Water activities (other)
✓ Wildlife viewing


Flamingo Lake RV Resort

Google rating: 4.3 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (978+ reviews)
Best RV resort

3640 Newcomb Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32218

30.4567, -81.7077
(904) 766-0672

Cost: $55 to $70+ per night (plus taxes and fees)

Click for reservations

Daily parking fees: No parking fees for registered guests. Visitors must pay a fee
Check-in: 12 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Park hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Open: Year round

Campground tips

  • All sites must be paid for in advance.
  • Flamingo Lake RV Resort has a no refund policy.
  • Registered campers may have up to four visitors per site. Visitors must pay a guest fee.
  • Pets are not permitted in the pool, lake, or beach access areas.
  • The park does not permit late checkouts.
  • Campers need an access card to enter the facility between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Max RV or trailer length

45 feet

Hookups

✓ Dump station
✓ Full hookups available
✓ Electric 50-amp
✓ Electric 30/20/15-amp
✓ Sewer
✓ Water
✓ Central water spigot

Connectivity

✓ AT&T
✓ Sprint / T-Mobile
✓ Verizon
✓ Wi-Fi

Amenities and activities

✓ Beach
✓ Boating
✓ Camp store, park office, or visitor center
✓Concessions, restaurant, cafe, or snack bar
✓ Exercise room
✓ Fire pits
✓ Firewood available
✓ Fishing
✓ Flushable toilets
✓ Game or recreation room
✓ Golf or driving range
✓ Horseshoes
✓ Lake, ocean, or river access
✓ Laundry
✓ Pet area
✓ Pet friendly
✓ Picnic shelters
✓ Playground
✓ Pool
✓ Propane available
✓Showers
✓ Swimming
✓ Water activities (other)

RV rental deals near Jacksonville

With RVezy, you can rent a motorhome or trailer from local Jacksonville RV owners at a fraction of the cost compared to fleet or dealership RV rentals.

Best of all, by renting through RVezy, you get access to:

  • A large variety and selection of quality RVs.
  • A personalized and authentic experience renting from real RV owners.
  • All-inclusive RVs (includes dishes, linens, and all essentials for your trip).
  • Flexible pickup, drop-off, and delivery options.
  • Best-in-class customer support and roadside assistance.
Meagan Butler
Meagan Butler

Meagan is a glitter-loving, trailer-towing RV content writer. When she's not camping in her Airstream, she's spoiling her dogs, taking landscape photography, and supporting the RV community.

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