Stargazing is an awesome pastime for so many reasons. Perfect for a romantic date night, the curious wannabe-astrologer, nature lovers, and so much more as your eyes take to a twinkling sky. Throw in a night of cozy camping and you’ve got the perfect weekend getaway. For Florida campsites with the very best views of the starry night sky, you're gonna want to check out these places!
When imaging the perfect stargazing spot, you probably first think of mountains. Not a bad start, but consider this: pristine Florida beaches at night, illuminated by millions of twinkling stars.
What about a remote Florida island, a dazzling reef below, and the sparkly Milky Way glowing above? Even the rolling plains of a Central Florida state park, wind whispering through the tall grass as the moon rises above you could make for an enchanting experience.
The options are endless, and no less romantic in person. Even better, most of these spots are free or super cheap to enter and camp overnight. You can bring your own tent and gear, or cruise in with your RV.
Wherever you go, Florida does not disappoint in the stargazing realm, from coast to coast and everywhere in between. So grab a blanket, your camping buddy, and check out these gorgeous starry camping spots in Florida.
Dry Tortugas National Park
Price: $15 tent
Address: Ferry Terminal 100 Grinnell St., Key West, FL
St. George Island
Price: $24 RV or tent
Address: 1900 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island, FL
Why You Need To Go: This secluded barrier island escapes most of the light pollution from nearby cities, giving you unobstructed views of the starry night sky.
Bahia Honda State Park
Price: $36 RV or tent, $160 for a cabin
Address: 36850 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key, FL
Fort Pickens National Park
Price: $20 to $40
Address: 1400 Fort Pickens R., Pensacola Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: Fort Pickens on the National Seashore is a perfect place for stargazing, and you have several options to choose from when it comes to camping.
Sebastian Inlet State Park
Price: $28 RV or tent
Address: 9700 S Hwy A1A., Melbourne Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: Known best for its beach and water fun like surfing and fishing, this east coast state park is a great place to camp out under the stars.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Price: $16 RV, tent, horse site, astronomy pad
Address: 33104 NW 192nd Ave., Okeechobee, FL
Why You Need To Go: As Florida’s designated dark sky park, this sweet spot is only a short drive from Orlando, but it’s ultra-dark skies give you breathtaking views of the stars.
Happy starlit camping!
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