Shell Mound Campground – Cedar Key, Florida

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RV & Tent Camping: Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge and Shell Mound Park Can’t find a vacancy at Cedar Key RV Campgrounds? Or you are choking on the prices. Here’s an alternative to check out. Our favorite place to RV camp when visiting the fun and artsy Gulf Beach Town of Cedar Keys, is the Levy County Shell Mound Park. It is located about 8 miles North and East of the town of Cedar Key in Florida’s Cedar Keys Wildlife Refuge. Shell Mound offers both RV campsites and tent campsites…

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Nature Trails Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge

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Shell Mound Nature Area Hiking Trails People visiting the picturesque island town of Cedar Key who enjoy hiking and nature trails should visit the Shell Mound unit of the Cedar Keys Wildlife Refuge less than 10 miles from Cedar Key proper. Within walking distance of Shell Mound County Park & Campground is the Trailhead for two hiking and nature trails within this section of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. The two trails are of modest difficulty and offer an opportunity to learn more about the plant ecology and history…

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Big Lagoon State Park | Pensacola Florida

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RV Camping, Hiking & Recreation Big Lagoon State Park Big Lagoon State Park is located along the Gulf Beach Highway that connects Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores at the western end to Pensacola and then east to Destin, Panama City Beach and beyond. Technically it is not on the Gulf but on the mainland side of the “big lagoon” formed by Perdido Key which forms a barrier island between it and the Gulf of Mexico. The park does offer some sand beach swimming areas on the lagoon but they don’t…

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Grayton Beach State Park

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RV Campground Review: Grayton Beach State Park With its sugar sand beach being one of the most pristine and uncluttered along the Gulf Coast, Grayton Beach State Park is a very desirable campground along the Scenic Gulf Coast Highway. It is hard to top its beach for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing. It also borders on a good size coastal dune lake providing opportunities for sailing, paddle-boarding, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Adding to the attractions, the state park is adjacent to the village of Grayton Beach, a historic beach town…

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Manatee Springs State Park

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Campground Review: Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland, Florida Manatee Springs is located along the legendary Suwannee River about 6 miles west of Chiefland Florida. It offers swimming, snorkeling, and manatee viewing in its signature warm water spring. Other amenities include hiking/biking trails, canoeing/kayaking, and enjoying its full-service campground (see our review lower down this page) The Spring pool maintains a 72 degree temperature year round which draws in Manatees from the river during the winter months when the temperatures in the river fall, thus the reason the springs are named…

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