• Jacksonville campsites offer beach access and scenic views of Northeast Florida's marshes, creeks, and rivers.
    Scenic camping views.

    Escape the everyday on a Florida camping trip.

    Jacksonville campsites offer beach access and scenic views of Northeast Florida's marshes, creeks, and rivers.

  • Enjoy the great outdoors from a pristine beachside campsite in Huguenot Memorial Park, Little Talbot Island State Park or Kathyrn Abbey Hanna Park.
    Sunset on the beach.

    Watch the sunset from your beachside campsite.

    Enjoy the great outdoors from a pristine beachside campsite in Huguenot Memorial Park, Little Talbot Island State Park or Kathyrn Abbey Hanna Park.


Camping

Get away from it all and enjoy Florida's natural beauty.

Beachside Camping

Huguenot Memorial Park is a 295-acre horseshoe shaped peninsula surrounded by the Fort George Inlet, the St. Johns River, and the Atlantic Ocean. Spend the night under the stars at one of 70 campsites and wake up early for a romantic stroll as the sun rises over the clear waters. The park has incomparable wildlife watching as one of the Great Florida Birding Trail sites and little explorers will enjoy the fishing and bird watching.

With beaches on one side, and a salt marsh and maritime forests along the other, Little Talbot Island State Park truly showcases Florida’s natural beauty. The quiet relaxing campgrounds feature two bath facilities and each of the 40 campsites has water, electricity, an in-ground fire ring, and a picnic table. Bike or hike five miles of pristine beaches or meander along a wooded nature trail. Bike rentals and canoes are available at the Ranger Station.

For the ultimate family camping experience, head to Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. This 447-acre natural playground includes more than 20 miles of biking and hiking trails through cool woodlands and access to white sand beaches. The kids will be entertained for hours fishing at the lake, paddle boating, and playing in the nearby children’s splash park. Both campsites and cabin rentals are available and leashed pets are permitted on the beaches.

RV and Cabin Camping
Enjoy the luxurious side of camping at Flamingo Lake RV Resort. Stay in the park's furnished cabins  or relax in the comfort of your motor vehicle at one of the 288 RV sites including water, electricity, cable, sewer, and free wireless internet. Families will enjoy swimming on the lakefront beach. There's a restaurant and general store on site and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are located minutes away. The resort also has a mess hall  and outdoor space available - so bring the entire family for a reunion!


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Jacksonville Landing Market

Jacksonville Landing Market

The Jacksonville Landing

The Jacksonville Landing Friday Market takes place every Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Market area on the first floor of The Jacksonville Landing. The Friday Market features beautiful displays of art, jewelry, unique gifts and more.

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    $5 Fridays at MOSH

    $5 Fridays at MOSH

    Every Friday, come to MOSH to enjoy $5 admission and extended hours.

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Adult Twilight BYOB Cruise

    Featuring guitarist Jim Barcaro, this sunset cruise is designed especially for adults and is one of the finest ways to end the day or begin the night. The view on the…

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Adult Twilight BYOB Cruise

    Featuring guitarist Jim Barcaro, this sunset cruise is designed especially for adults and is one of the finest ways to end the day or begin the night. The view on the…

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Florida/Georgia Pep Rally Dance Party

    Doors open at 6 p.m.

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    DJ Capone and Company with Host Chris Cantillo

    DJ Capone and Company with host Chris Cantillo 7 p.m.-2 a.m. and live music by Austin Park 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage.

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Hypnotist Rich Guzzi @ The Comedy Zone

    Watch as Rich invites volunteers from the audience and hypnotizes them right before your eyes. Then laugh till it hurts as he then puts them into the most outrageously…

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Halloween Hockey Night

    The Gators and Bulldogs battle it out on the ice on the night before the football game.

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Live Music: Kracka Jaxx

    Live music by Kracka Jaxx 8pm

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    XXXtrreme Hypnotist hRich Guzzi @ The Comedy Zone

    People dressed in outrageous costumes will end up on stage hypnotized and be doing the most hysterically erotic acts you have every seen. This show is oh so dirty but oh…

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    When you think of a pink bird, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For most people, it would be a flamingo. The flamingo is a very beautiful (and very pink) bird, but it is not a local species to say the least. Lucky for us, we have our own species of pink bird wading in our North Florida waters!

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    “What a strange looking bird!” exclaimed the bearded man as we looked up at the helicopter flying overhead. It was a beautiful day in July and we were standing outside. I was wearing a sundress that came down to my knees and he was decked out in a woolen long-sleeved uniform. In JULY… In Florida. This was right after he called me a “jezebel,” no less.

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    May is a month teeming with excitement in Jacksonville. There are many historical events which happened in May and the weather is optimal for the outdoor celebrations.

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    April 04, 2014 2:19 pm EDT

    One Spark, the World’s Crowdfunding festival, kicks off this year on Wednesday, April 9 for a five-day event. Within the participating 20 square blocks of Downtown, many One Spark venues are historic treasures. Here’s a few to enjoy as you support your favorite creators.

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  • It’s All About “Sport Fishing”

    August 05, 2014 1:58 pm EDT

    July was, and August will be too..... Teeth Month, aboard Capt Dave's Jettywolf. From Barracuda's to Sharks, it's all about "Sport Fishing" for the BIG ONES!

  • Summer Fishing

    July 10, 2014 3:31 pm EDT

    Hello Anglers! Summer has been here for quit a while in N.E. Florida. Most of you don't really care what month the calendar says. As a fisherman, I call it summer when the Spanish Mackerel show up at the inlet. And that happened back in May!

  • Redfish are Biting!

    May 29, 2014 5:01 pm EDT

    Hello Folks, Captain Dave Sipler here.....I'm going to tell you all about Jacksonville's fishing opportunities every month for the next six months.

Blogs by Denise M. Reagan
  • Catalogue Helps Visitors Get Behind ‘Get Real’

    October 22, 2014 12:32 pm EDT

    Artists have been working in the realist style for centuries. In this age of technology, what would inspire contemporary painters to embark on the painstaking process of creating art in this style?

  • A Declaration of Independent Theater

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    A small theater in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood has made a big impact on Jacksonville’s movie tastes.

  • The Art of the Brain

    September 30, 2014 12:05 pm EDT

    MOCA Jacksonville ‘Project Atrium’ artist explores the mind’s circuitry in a monumental textile installation

  • Art Walks All the Time

    September 22, 2014 2:05 pm EDT

    Pick a day and a neighborhood and you’ll find a place to absorb local art.

  • Take a Peek Behind the an Artist’s Process

    September 22, 2014 1:58 pm EDT

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  • Growing Jax – A Guide to Our Regional Farmers Markets

    September 12, 2014 3:08 pm EDT

    According to critics, the most problematic feature of our region is the geographic size of Jacksonville. It’s just a really big city. If you drove from Baldwin in West Jacksonville, all the way to where Atlantic Boulevard dumps you on the ocean, it would take you almost an hour – and you would have never left the city limits of Jacksonville.

  • The Fantasy Football Food Experience — Eat like a local on gameday

    September 12, 2014 2:49 pm EDT

    Over the past two years, Shad Khan and the leadership of the Jacksonville Jaguars have made extensive efforts to transform the team from relative obscurity (for those outside Duval) into one of the most visible franchises in the league.

  • Coffee Shop Review – Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

    July 10, 2014 4:55 pm EDT

    Out with the old, in with the bold! Bold Bean Coffee Roasters has just opened its second location in South Jacksonville Beach, ironically where the old Starbucks was located. Bold Bean specializes in handmade, single-origin coffee, espresso beverages, craft beer and a community-orientated atmosphere.

  • Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in Jacksonville

    June 10, 2014 5:31 pm EDT

    What makes a restaurant romantic? If you’re not sure, you probably ought to ask someone female. When I asked my husband for his suggestions for this article, he said, “Is Guzzle Pipes and Gutty Works open yet?” Having an excellent beer list is not usually high on the list of most women’s romance requirements.

  • Locally Brewed Beers Perfect for The Summer

    June 02, 2014 12:02 pm EDT

    We all love a nice summer night with friends and a cool beer in our hand. This list will be your locally-brewed beer guide for the summer, no matter the occasion.


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