A haven for outdoor lovers, Miami is filled with beautiful landscapes. From widespread national parks to one-of-kind state parks, Miami has everything one can ask for. You can pitch your tent at one of its many green places and bask in its natural beauty. Here is our list of some of the best Miami campgrounds you can pick from for your next getaway.
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is among the primary options that crosse minds of tourists willing to camp in Miami. This national park is a subtropical wetland that encompasses 1.5 million acres of hardwood hammocks, saltwater marshes, and sawgrass prairies. The verdant land is also home to bald eagles, white-tailed deer, the Florida alligator and other wildlife. The national park receives camping enthusiasts throughout the year in its frontcountry and backcountry. While frontcountry is easily accessible, backcountry attracts adventurers. The most popular time for camping is from November through April. If you wish to camp during this season, consider booking your campsite in advance. Visitors flying into Miami should also consider booking their airline tickets to Miami in advance to find good bargains.
Biscayne National Park
With over 95 percent of the park being underwater, Biscayne National Park is among the unique camping destinations in Miami. This is one of only two national parks in the world where alligators and crocodiles can be spotted together. The park has two campsites; Boca Chita Key and Elliott Key and you would need a boat to reach either of the campsites. Unlike many other camping grounds in Miami, camps in Biscayne are provided to visitors on the first come, first serve basis and can't be booked in advance.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is another acclaimed campground in Miami, nestled at the northern edge of Key Biscayne. It's a serene place that also boasts panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Along with camping in this tranquil retreat, you can also enjoy cycling, kayaking and kayaking, and explore the park on land and water. If you don't want to cook your own food, Boater's Grill, the onsite restaurant can serve you all three meals. You can make your reservations up to 2 months in advance and bundle that with your cheap flight to Miami to save time and money.
Larry & Penny Thompson Campground
Sprawled on 270 acres of woodland, Larry & Penny Thompson Campground features about 240 campsites, especially for RVs. In South Miami, the campground is situated near Miami Zoo and boasts electrical and water connections, picnic spots, laundry machines, and restrooms. There is a vast freshwater lake with a gorgeous beach, volleyball courts, and waterslide.
Oleta River State Park
Situated near Miami's Sunny Isles Beach, Oleta River State Park is one of Florida's largest urban parks. It features extensive mountain biking trails and also offers kayak and canoe rentals that you can include in your camping tour and make it all the more fun. You will find 14 small cabins for tents with restrooms with hot showers nearby. There are a few picnic pavilions and grills that you can use if you are traveling with a group or your family. The cabins can be booked for a minimum of two days and reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance, giving you plenty of time to find a budget-friendly Miami flight deal.