HIDDEN GEM: Campground at Tomoka State Park near Daytona Beach
The campground at Tomoka Beach State park is a true hidden gem.
While we love boondocking (also known as free camping), the options we’ve found in Florida have been in remote areas, away from the towns we want to visit.
The state park system in The Sunshine State is a real lifesaver!
Today we’re sharing all the details about Tomoka State Park and it’s awesome campground.
Let’s dive in.
The Campground Deets
GPS: 29.3431, -81.0846
Address: 2099 N Beach St. / Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Cost: $24/night for RV site with water & electric (+ booking fees & taxes)
Reservations: Online reservations must be made through the Reserve America website. The site offers photos and details of each specific site – leaving no guess work upon booking.
What’s the Word: The users of Campground Reviews have scored this park 8.4/10. With mostly favorable reviews, Tomoka State Park is a great camping option.
GDoug on Campground Reviews says:
Nice shaded, quiet park with plenty to do. The sites are pretty level, sand based and partly shaded to shaded. They are close together for the most part, but there is foliage between the sites for privacy. The area and bath houses are clean and well maintained.
Things to do at Tomoka State Park
You don’t have to leave the park to find enterainment. We enjoyed a number of outdoor activities like biking and hiking.
Here’s a list of all the things to do at the state park:
- Boat Tours
- Wildlife viewing
Things To Do in Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the USA. It’s known for bike week, the Daytona Speedway and MTV’s yearly spring break.
Here’s some of the popular attractions in Daytona Beach:
- World Center of Racing
- Festival Capital of Florida
- Rich History and Art
- Ponce Inlet
- Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier
The Best FREE Camping in the USA
We love camping across this amazing country. And, we really love it when its free. Here’s our list of the 20 Best Free Campsites in the USA.
If you haven’t tried free camping before, also known as boondocking, take a look at our beginners guide to boondocking filled with everything you need to know to get started.
Just an FYI…all of Florida’s State parks are worth bragging about. I haven’t found one yet to complain about.
Hey Guys~~~Been following you for some time and see this Florida State Park Review. Sebastian Inlet State Park would be south of Tomoka SP and on the ocean….only problem is that most of Florida SP are now booked a year in advance as most if not all are supported by onsite camp hosts and are clean. Fl residents also play less than the $24.00 you mentioned. We have lived on Amelia Island for the past ten years and have yet to get a spot for friends at Fort Clinch SP less than 6 miles from our “winter” home!!!! Crazy.
If you are heading up the East Coast there are a few SP’s which although “closed” have some site avaibility…….Just have to know where to look. Well try and limit our day to day drive to 375 miles. Really no rush.
We are just under 25 ft. so we manage to “squeeze in” a lot of time.
Stay safe. Happy Trails. Bob&Lin