• Thu. Jun 23rd, 2022

You Can Camp In This Crystal Clear Florida Oasis For As Low As $6/Person And See Manatees

ByDebra J. Aguilar

Jun 3, 2022

Camping in Florida is a great way to reconnect with the state’s natural beauty.

But the fun doesn’t have to stop at the beach. You can escape the summer heat and spend some quality time with a group of friends by visiting one of the state’s crystal-clear swimming holes.

Alexander Springs in the Ocala National Forest is a great place to relax and connect with nature without breaking the bank.

You can camp at one of Alexander Spring’s 67 campsites year-round.

You can stay in a tent or motorhome by the water and spend your time kayaking on the crystal clear waters or lounging in the shade of the trees.

The springs are a constant 72 degrees F year-round, making them ideal for viewing endangered wildlife, such as manatees.

At the springs, you can dive deep into the depths to discover a lush underwater oasis hidden below the surface.

During your camping trip, you can hike one of the rugged trails, enjoy a picnic under the oak trees, or go scuba diving or paddle boarding.

A simple campsite has an estimated cost of $31/night and can accommodate up to five people, two tents and two vehicles. When you split the cost with your group, you can camp for as little as $6/night per person!

Due to the popularity of spring, walk-in sites are no longer open to the public and you must book online in advance to guarantee your spot, so plan accordingly.

For animal lovers, you are allowed to bring your four-legged friend as long as he is on a leash.

Camping in Alexander Springs

Price: estimated at $31/night

Address: 49525 County Road. 445 Altoona, Florida

Why you need to go: You can visit a lush oasis and explore crystal clear waters without having to blow your budget.


Before you go, check out our responsible travel guide to be informed, be safe, be smart, and above all, be respectful on your adventure.