Backpacking/Camping in Northwest Florida, FL
About Northwest Florida Backpacking/Camping
RootsRated explores the best camping and backpacking in Northwest Florida. From car camping to multi-day backpack adventures, let our experts help you find the perfect trails. Our destinations are chosen by outdoors experts who live and play in Northwest Florida, so you’re sure to find the top adventures and maybe even a few local secrets!
Camping at Henderson Beach State Park combines the peace and quiet of nature with the convenience of being just outside of the city of Destin. There is a nature trail as well as a mile of undeveloped beach in the park but the restaurants and shopping of Destin can be easily reached in the same day.
Take the rare opportunity to camp on the sandy white beaches of Johnson’s Beach at Perdido Key.
Fred Gannon State Park in Niceville, Florida, has something for everyone, from biking, boating and a trio of nature trails to camping, canoeing, kayaking and pet-friendly picnicking. Its location makes it a prime spot for nature lovers to enjoy some wildlife watching and spend time in the region's most fragile marine ecosystem.
Fort Pickens is a historic military fort, completed in 1834 and used until 1947. There's so much to explore in the fort, on the beach, and in the ocean, that you'll want to stay a night or two.
With a wide array of tent/RV/van sites and cabins from which to choose, this kitschy, family-friendly motorcourt-style campground recalls nostalgic visions of family summer vacations from eras gone by. The waterfront space offers beautiful sunsets and lots of opportunities for beachfront fun for all.
Aquamarine waters, sugary white sand, and a laid back vibe: the best beaches on Florida's Emerald Coast are world-class treasures.
Sugary, white-sand beaches, paddling and other water-based fun, and a laid-back vibe: Time to start planning your Florida Panhandle vacation.
The panhandle of Florida is home to a rare global phenomenon called coastal dune lakes, offering unique ecosystems for hiking and paddling.
The Florida Panhandle is renowned for emerald green waters and immaculate white sands, but the best kept secrets are what lie just beyond the public beaches. Here are eight of the best ways to get outdoors in the Greater Pensacola Area.
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