Florida is one of the few states that you can enjoy camping year round and Williams Landing at Lake Talquin is no exception. This hidden Florida treasure is one of the last remaining outdoor locations in North Florida that offers very affordable camping. Keep reading to find out how to get there and what activities there are at this North Florida camping oasis.
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Just 12 miles west of Tallahassee, Florida on SR 20, you’ll find one of Florida’s best kept secrets. With most people searching for state parks to fulfill their camping needs, not many think of county parks as a vacation resource.
Leon County Florida offers some of the best in camping adventures with more than 17,000 acres of forest in the Lake Talquin State Forest area. Williams Landing at Lake Talquin borders this state forest and Lake Talquin.
Last time we were there this Florida camping oasis had 18 primitive campsites. Primitive is a relative term however. Although the campground offers no electricity, there are toilets, showers, drinking water, and campfire grilles.
Fishing is by far the popular activity at this Florida camping location. The campground has a fishing pier and a boat ramp. You can either fish from the pier or launch your boat into the waters of Lake Talquin. This campground also has a fish cleaning station.
Boating is another popular activity at Williams Landing. Whether you are fishing or just out to enjoy the scenic views of Florida, this camping oasis has plenty of room for many boating fans.
Hiking trails offer those who don’t boat or fish the opportunity to see the wild side of Florida while they are camping. You can expect to see hawks, bobcats, and bald eagles for those with a trained eye and some good luck.
With Tallahassee being the capital of Florida and one of the largest cities in the state, you have many opportunities for a variety of attractions to visit while camping at Williams Landing.
Visit the Tallahassee Museum and experience the wonder of Florida’s native animals and explore historical buildings to get a glimpse of the past.
Minutes away is the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee. Experience the space station through the IMAX experience-it’s awesome! Groups of nine can ride the space mission simulator or you can spend time in the planetarium.
It goes without saying that Florida has millions of mosquitoes. Winter or summer, if you are camping or spending time outdoors, bring plenty of bug spray for those pesky biting insects.
If camping during the summer months, watch out for those infamous summer afternoon thunderstorms. Drink plenty of extra water even if you are used to Florida. During the summer months you can easily get dehydrated when outdoors.
For more information on Williams Landing, visit their park website here.
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