A family camping trip can lead to unforgettable memories, bonding moments, and unique experiences that enrich your kids’ childhoods. Of course, there are also many moments that can go wrong during a camping trip with the whole family!

The difference between a heartwarming experience and one that leaves everyone frustrated with each other can often come down to planning and location. Peace River Campground in Florida has a little something for everyone – from safe swimming spots, to educational fossil hunting, to accommodations designed to meet the needs of family members of all ages. 

Reason 1: Safe, Fun Swimming Spots

Splashing around is a key piece of the Florida camping experience! The refreshing escape from summer heat combines with the thrill of exploring a new area, and the kids in your group might just seem like a new aquatic species by the time your stay is over. Peace River Campground offers access to swimming spots in the river for nature-lovers and those a little more comfortable with their water skills. The on-site heated pool offers a more controlled environment for younger children or anyone less comfortable with natural waters. 

Reason 2: Fossil-Hunting in the Peace River

The Peace River and its surrounding areas are rich with fossils, including fossilized shark teeth, mammoth teeth, and other large mammal bones. Some explorers even find fossilized megalodon teeth! You’ll need an inexpensive permit to hunt for fossils, but once you’ve started looking, don’t be surprised if you can’t seem to stop. Late spring to early summer tend to be the best time to find unique treasures, when the river is more dry and you can access the silt at the edge of the water.

Reason 3: Activities for Everyone

There’s no risk of a boring weekend at Peace River Campground. Beyond fossil-hunting and swimming, the campground offers a number of other on-site activities to enjoy. ATVing is a popular choice, and many campers drive their ATV, SxS (side-by-side), and even golf carts around the trails for transportation, but also for fun. The playground and basketball court offer play opportunities as well.

Beyond the campground’s borders, you might enjoy antiquing in Arcadia, paddling the Peace River, or even visiting the rodeo on select dates. There’s truly no shortage of ways to keep busy.

Reason 4: Accommodation Options & Amenities

Peace River Campground offers full hookup sites for RVs in addition to “wilderness sites” for tent camping. Full hookup sites include a picnic table, so there’s plenty of space for meals. Both types of campsites allow visitors to have a small campfire – bring your s’mores supplies! 

Showers and restrooms are available to all campers, as well as laundry facilities. The Camp Store is likely to have any supplies you happened to forget to make your stay stress-free.

Reason 5: Community and Social Events

The event calendar at Peace River Campground always reflects something fun coming up. The camp regularly hosts live music, food trucks, camp crawls, and ice cream socials for guests. You’ll also find family-friendly games and seasonal activities on occasion. For example, around Easter the camp hosts Easter egg coloring followed by an Easter egg hunt for the kids. We recommend scoping out the calendar before planning your trip so you can be sure to stay during the events that your family would most enjoy.

Planning Your Visit at Peace River Campground

The campground’s website is a great resource for more information regarding rates, amenities, and to book your upcoming stay by Peace River. Your family might just love it here so much that you build a new tradition! We can’t wait to see you around town.