Free river campground in Florida


Florida River Island

Northwest Florida Water Management District (MANY  free locations all over northwest Florida)

Cost: FREE

Reservation required: Yes, you can make a reservation at

Length of Stay: 7 days

GPS coordinates: 30.184587, -85.085421

# of sites: 4 for RVS, 6 for tents

Hookups: No hookups, no water

Amenities: Restroom and garbage cans (This was great for us to be able to throw away all our garbage onsite!)

Recreation Opportunities:  camping, RVs, picknicking (pavilion), boat ramp, boating, fishing, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing

Seasonal hunting

This campground is located right alongside the Apalachicola River. There is a small bridge that runs over the river which gives a perfect spot for fishing! We were the only ones at this location, therefore it was very peaceful! We did have a few cars drive through but no one ever stayed. We did not experience many bugs or mosquitoes, the cooler weather probably kept them away! The ground was level therefore making it easy to level our RV. It was also very easy to maneuver around the campground in our 34ft RV plus tow vehicle. The road leading in to the campground is a well maintained dirt road. We highly recommend this place!

More pictures of this campground can be found on my other posting

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