Recreation and land

Camping on district lands

Information and making a reservation

St. Johns River Water Management District lands are natural, wild and scenic places. While camping on district lands, you may have an opportunity to see various wildlife, sit under the stars, listen to a soft evening breeze rustling tree leaves and experience Florida much as some of the earliest settlers did.

However, be prepared to rough it. Only primitive tent camping is allowed on district lands and only at designated locations. No travel trailers, campers or RVs are allowed. Most properties offer no amenities such as rentals, restrooms, potable water or shelters.

Many of the campsites are remote areas and can be reached only by hiking, bicycling, boating or horseback riding.

Campers should use the designated campfire rings for fires and should carry out all garbage with them when they leave. Check the notices section of this website for updates on any current burn bans.

Individual and group camping sites are available at most district properties. Individual sites are for up to six people. Individual camping is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group camping is for seven or more people and a reservation and permit are required from the district. Group campers must make a reservation at least seven days in advance.

All camping is limited to a maximum of seven days per visit.

To review group camping sites and to make a reservation, visit our camping reservation system.

The district co-manages several public lands with local governments or other agencies. The following properties and the camping reservations for these properties are managed by the agencies listed below.


Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management Area
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
352-732‑1225


Faver-Dykes State Park
Florida State Parks
904-794‑0997


Herky Huffman/Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
FWC
352-732‑1225


Lake Norris Conservation Area
Lake County Water Authority
352-343‑3777


Princess Place Preserve
Flagler County Parks and Recreation
386-313‑4020


Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest
Florida Forest Service
904-845‑4933


St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
Florida State Parks
321-953‑5005


Triple N Ranch Wildlife Management Area
FWC
352-732‑1225