Traveling with an RV or Looking to Camp? May we Recommend.

So many people travel with RV's now a days, and more than ever before, visitors long for a stay that combines nature with surprises around every corner! Bring your kids, the pets, drive your beds around the country and ENJOY the sights! Even our International guests are often renting an RV and braving the American roads in search of adventure! Here in Citrus County we have so many lovely RV parks and Camping spots that we highly recommend this form of travel!

With over 2,000 RV sites available, we are perfectly set up for your ideal stay in Florida, not just in winter… anytime! Enjoy all the benefits of Coastal Florida living in our welcoming and laid back community. What does the area have to offer… other than being the winter time play-land for hundreds of manatees? Salt water and freshwater areas, multiple rivers and springs super for fishing or snorkeling, extensive wide open spaces filled with flora and fauna, cycling and hiking trails, dozens of festivals, quirky shopping and unique artisan shops, and awesome choices for dining out. What ever you fancy... Crystal River Welcomes you! It is a rare morning that we do not arrive at 5:30am to an RV in our parking lot, sometimes they sleep right here at River Ventures!

We have many places to choose from, but below we have highlighted some of our favorites! Below the RV park recommendations you will find some tent camping spots that we highly recommend as well! Enjoy… and safe travels!

Rockcrusher RV Park

237 S. Rock Crusher Rd. Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 564-9350

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Your next vacation starts here! At Rock Crusher Canyon RV Resort, we provide the perfect setting for year-round enjoyment with breathtaking views, beautiful palm trees, and terrific facilities. We take pride in our clean, exceptionally-maintained RV Resort. Staying at Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park doesn’t mean leaving the comforts of home behind. Guests have the opportunity to take advantage of our numerous amenities:

  • Stay connected! Wi-fi connections are available at various sites and at the clubhouse
  • Camping doesn’t meaning “rustic.” Our 2 bathhouses contain exceptionally clean restrooms and showers
  • Take a dip in our outdoor, screened-in, 1,000 square foot pool and our relaxing hot tub
  • Swing by the spacious clubhouse for a friendly hello from neighbors!
  • Stay active and start some friendly competition at the horseshoe pits or shuffleboard courts
  • Pets welcome! Your four-legged friend will love our fenced-in dog run
  • Bring along the kids and have a ball at our jungle gym and playground
  • Find your own personal paradise at Rock Crusher Canyon Resort. Book your next vacation and start a new chapter of family memories that will last a lifetime

Crystal Isles RV Park

11419 W. Fort Island Trl. Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 795-3774

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Enjoy a beautiful RV resort on Florida's scenic West Coast. Indulge in the nearby Gulf beaches, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and fishing. Crystal Isles RV Resort lets you create the perfect blend of peace, pleasure and play for the Florida RV vacation you have been dreaming of. Hit a golf ball, stroll on the wide beaches, rent a boat, catch a fish in local streams and lakes, or visit nearby King's Bay to swim with a manatee - it's all waiting for you

A peaceful paradise built around the beautiful Crystal River, the Crystal River—Homosassa area feeds the nature lover’s soul! Take a scuba lesson and swim with the manatee, take a tour of the river on an exciting airboat, or spend a Sunday afternoon strolling around the Homosassa Wildlife Park. Blissfully different from the big city life that surrounds this area, you will still find easy commutes to the faster pace of Orlando or Tampa if you itch for a change. Once there, take the family to Disney World, or spend the day shopping for treasures you won’t find anywhere else. With so many ways to enjoy your day, we know you’ll keep coming back to the Crystal River! Make this your next dream vacation location and congratulate yourself on your perfect choice to stay at an Encore RV Resort.

Nature's Resort

10359 Halls River Rd, Homosassa FL 34448
(800) 301-7880

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Nature's Resort is located in historic Homosassa Florida home of many fresh-water springs, rivers, wildlife parks and the famous Homosassa Manatees. Nature's Resort is just 90 minutes North of Tampa and St. Petersburg directly off of U.S. HWY 19.

Nature's Resorts secluded 97 acres scenic resort is a camper’s dream. We are on the Halls River which allows direct access to The Gulf of Mexico.

Nature's Resort caters to our RV vacationers with beautiful and accommodating RV sites with full hookups and concrete pads in beautiful wooded areas. Nature's Resort large full-hookup RV sites are also equipped with 30 or 50 amp electrical service, water sewer and cable TV

Nature's Resort's location and design allows campers to experience the magnificent Florida Gulf Coast environment and its exotic plant and animal life. Nature's Resort's affordable rates and flexible plans allow for RV Sites, Tents, and fully furnished A-Frame Chalets or Park Models to be rented daily, weekly, monthly and annually on both waterfront and wooded sites

 

Best Tent Camping Spots:

The Chassahowitzka River Campground

8600 W Miss Maggie Drive, Chassahowitzka FL 34448
(352) 382-2200

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At 'The Chazz' you will find 53 full hookup RV sites, 28 primitive tent sites, boat ramps and parking, general store and boat rentals. All this lies next to and on the Chassahowitzka River ("Hanging Pumpkin Place" in Seminole language), a gateway to spectacular scenery, wildlife and some of the best paddling in Florida! If you've never heard of it before, come and check this awesome spot out!

When first arriving, the way winds through a long “tree tunnel” to the end of the paved road. There you will find a double boat ramp on a springs fed lagoon. To the right is the Camp Store where guests may check in for camping, buy curios, local art, snacks and supplies, pay for parking, and get loads of good area info about the Chassahowitzka River. You may also rent a kayak, canoe or jonboat at the old bait house on the lagoon. Once checked in, you may head back down the tree tunnel to RV sites, and tent camping.

Among the amenities in the RV park area are a newer bathhouse with heat/AC, general purpose building we call the “leisure pavilion”, screened room with Coke machine and water fountains, and coin operated laundry facilities. Both the RV camping and primitive camping areas are partially shaded with mature oaks, cedars, pines and palms. The individual RV sites feature fire rings, picnic tables, 30 or 50 amp electrical service, sewer connections, and spigots for potable water. There is a wifi signal broadcast throughout the RV Park. Of the 53 RV sites, 8 are the pull-through type. There is a dump station near the entrance to the RV park.

The tent or primitive camping area is separate from the RV Park, further to the west. It also features fire rings and picnic tables at each campsite. As well, there are 6 communal water spigots and 4 communal trashcans with 1 recycling bin. It is very peaceful. If you’re just coming to recreate, you can put your boat or kayak in and head out to one of the many springs and creeks, which feed the Chassahowitzka River. Maybe you’re headed out to the fantastic fishing grounds in the Gulf of Mexico. Wildlife abounds in the surrounding forests and whether you want to sit and watch the Manatees, Dolphins, Birds, Otters, etc. or go confront the animals in their own environments, there’s something for everyone! One of the most popular choices is to rent a kayak and launch at the dedicated kayak ramp and head out. So what are you waiting for? Get out and come to Chaz!

LAKE ROUSSEAU RV RESORT

10811 N. Coveview Terrace
Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone: 352-795-6336

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Your hosts at Lake Rousseau RV Resort want to invite you to a feast for your eyes and a dose of calm for your spirit under our vast canopy of ancient live oak trees here at the water's edge.  Come drown worms and catch trophy-sized bass, crappie, and bluegill or plan a visit that includes kicking back on the porch and reading a good book.   From breath-taking sunrises at the cove to gorgeous sunsets over the lake, your days can be as active or as lazy as you like. 

We are a year-round destination resort on the Nature Coast of Florida, where you will experience a corner of the world filled with great scenery, heron, egrets, and other abundant wildlife; there’s a designated birding trail near the Inglis Dam, just two miles from our Park.  Bring your camera and capture some of the greatest photo-ops imaginable.   We are located in a secluded, unspoiled area only 10 miles northeast of Crystal River and 10 miles southwest of Dunnellon.  In our area you will find modern stores, quaint shops, and friendly people. For Golf Lovers we have several affordable golf courses in the area. We also have Boat Tours, Airboat Rides, Fishing Charters, Guide Service, Scalloping Trips, and Manatee Tours.

If boating and fishing are what you like, our 3,500-acre dam-controlled lake is one of the finest in the state for trophy-sized bass and great crappie and bluegill.  Lake Rousseau is fed by the Withlacoochee River and the natural springs of the Rainbow River, which flow into the Withlacoochee at Dunnellon. These two rivers provide Lake Rousseau with an abundant supply of water.   While fully navigable, Lake Rousseau is not traveled at high speeds due to the presence of stumps, so your fishing won't be disturbed by jet skis or wake from others passing by at break-neck pace. We have our own boat launch. Just two miles from our park, there's a public brackish water launch below the dam, where you can put in and reach the   Gulf of Mexico, as well as a second freshwater launch into the lake.  So, fresh water or salt water, we have access to both.

If socializing is more your style, you'll love our friendly residents and regulars and may want to spend your time playing bingo or cards, or just visiting with your new neighbors.   Many of our guests have been coming here for several years and will welcome you to join the fun here on beautiful Lake  Rousseau!

We have a bait and tackle shop and heated swimming pool on site. Our sparkling bathhouses, laundry, and lovely clubhouse will provide you all the amenities of home. Our park is within easy driving distance of many of Central Florida's main attractions as well as local ones, including viewing West Indian manatees in their natural habit. We’re within two hours’ drive of Orlando or Tampa, and are about thirty minutes from Ocala and just over an hour from Gainesville. Whether it's for a day, a week, or the season, you'll be glad you came!