Updated: Oct 21, 2021
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The preference for our On The Roam Life family is to stay in state parks over RV resorts when possible, and we have had great luck considering we have stayed in some great state parks in Florida this winter with booking just days before the stay was needed. However, we really began to run into some challenges during spring break. Not wanting to stay in the more expensive private RV parks during peak season in Florida, I began to consider looking into county parks. What I found was some great availability at a very affordable price in some locations that may otherwise be difficult to get into during peak times of the year with RV Travel.
Our first county park experience was at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in Jacksonville. The park is located directly on the beach and boasts over 250 RV sites with full hookups. The park had plenty of availability and we were booking it a week out from the peak of spring break. The restroom facilities were in need of some TLC so we were very happy that the park came with power, water and full sewer hookups. The park is very shaded with mature growth which provides privacy and a great camping feel but did provide some challenges with parking in our site and getting in and out of the park. The roads are narrow and two way, so the layout can cause some major challenges when butting heads with another large rig. There is literally nowhere to go.
The area outside the park is not very upscale and I think there was a strip club at the entrance, but once inside you can appreciate all the park has to offer. Multiple hiking and biking trails, lakes, beach, shelling, splash pad, and a small outpost store.