Backpacking/Camping in Orlando, FL
About Orlando Backpacking/Camping
If you are looking for a place to camp near East Orlando you might be surprised to know there is a great location right in your backyard. The Hal Scott Preserve is a 9,300 acre section of land near Avalon Park, which is always available for you to explore, and with two primitive campsites, it's a great place to escape the cityscape and spend a few nights in the woods.
One of the best stretches of the Florida Trail can be found at Charles H. Bronson State Forest in Christmas, Fla. With easy to access trailheads, water crossings and campsites, it is a great location for your next backpacking trip in Central Florida.
With hiking, swimming, tubing and camping, Kelly Park is a family-friendly recreation area for a quick day trip or a weekend getaway. There are four trails totaling 7 miles and a three-quarter mile stretch of spring gives you an opportunity to go tubing or just float (must rent outside of park). While in the area you have a great chance to see bears, bobcats, otters, ospreys, fish and turtles.
One of the best stretches of the Florida Trail can be found at Charles H. Bronson State Forest in Christmas, Florida. With easy to access trailheads, water crossings and campsites, it is a great location for your next backpacking trip in Central Florida.
The Hal Scott Preserve is a 9,300 acre section of land near Avalon Park with 3 hiking loops and 2 primitive campsites, perfect for a weekend camping getaway.
Seminole State Forest includes an 8 mile stretch of the Florida Trail, 2 additional loop trails, and 3 primitive campsites in Sorrento Florida.
Wekiwa Springs State Park is famous for its springs with water that stays at 72 degrees year round. In addition to the spring they have 60 full-facility campsites as well as three primitive sites.
Lake Louisa State Park is located in Clermont Florida. With 23 miles of trails and two primitive campsites is it a great place to go backpacking.
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