Occupying more than 1,600 acres, Anastasia State Park is a wonderland of sandy beaches, lush maritime forest, and wildlife-rich marshlands. It's a top destination for state park RV camping and is just three miles from St. Augustine, which means you can combine an outdoor adventure with a tour of America's oldest city.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Florida sunshine, whether you're hiking along nature trails, exploring paddling routes, or basking on the beach. Step back in time at historic sites like Coquina Quarry and Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, or discover a bundle of family-friendly attractions within spitting distance of the campground.
Fringed by a more than four miles of sand, Anastasia State Park is a fantastic place to soak up the sunshine. Lifeguards patrol the main beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day, which makes the park a great spot for families. Surfers flock to ride some of the best waves on Florida's east coast, while shell collectors can beachcomb for treasures.
Birdwatchers will be in their element with the chance to spot almost 200 species, including ospreys, eagles, and roseate spoonbills. The Ancient Dunes Nature Trail winds through shady maritime forest and offers plenty of wildlife watching opportunities. You can also sign up for guided bird walks led by local experts. If you're motorhome camping with kids, you'll love activities like youth fishing classes, turtle talks, and photo scavenger hunts.
What better way to discover the park's unique maritime ecosystem than by exploring the Salt Run paddle route? Stick to the calm marshland areas around Conch Island or get adventurous and paddle up the Matanzas River. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are available to rent at the Anastasia Watersports concession.
Camping at Anastasia State Park
Set in a beautiful maritime forest and located just steps from the beach, Anastasia State Park Campground is well-equipped to host RV rentals in St. Johns County. Most RV sites are surrounded by trees, which means there's plenty of shade and privacy. You'll also enjoy a private picnic table, grill and a fire ring — perfect for enjoying a lazy breakfast or balmy Florida evening under the stars. There's no drinking allowed in the park, though you can consume alcoholic beverages at your motorhome site.
All RV rental sites offer water and electricity, with hookups of up to 50 amps available. You'll have access to a public dump station and four facilities blocks complete with hot showers, washing machines, and dryers. The campground caps maximum length at 40 feet and offers a handful of RV sites designed for larger rigs.
Reservations for RV camping at Anastasia State Park can be made up to 11 months in advance, so book early to secure your spot, especially if you're visiting over the summer months. Pets are allowed, so why not bring along Fido? Kids will love the park’s lending library, which offers young campers the opportunity to check out books from the ranger station.
Exploring the Area
Anastasia State Park Campground is a short stroll from the St. Augustine Amphitheater, which hosts a colorful lineup of live music concerts throughout the year. If you plan to rent a camper near Anastasia State Park during an event, it's best to book a site in advance. On Saturdays, the amphitheater transforms into a farmers’ market where you can stock up on fresh produce from across the Sunshine State.
St. Augustine is steeped in history, and Anastasia State Park is no exception. Don't miss Coquina Quarry, an ancient archaeological site where rock was mined to construct Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest masonry fort in the United States. It was raised by the Spanish in the 17th century and features sturdy limestone walls and bronze cannons.
If you can't get enough of Florida's rich coastal ecosystem, don't miss Alligator Farm Zoological Park, which gets you up close with toothy crocodilians. Plan your visit to coincide with feeding time and you'll get to see the alligators in action. For more family fun, check out nearby attractions like Ripley's Believe It or Not! and the Pirate and Treasure Museum.
Hungry? As well as sundry items, the beach shop and grill at Anastasia State Park serves up breakfast burritos, crispy chicken sandwiches, fish tacos, and other tasty eats. You can also head to downtown St. Augustine for cozy cafes, dimly lit bistros, and trendy restaurants. Find a good selection of grocery stores and gas stations in both St. Augustine and Jacksonville, an hour’s drive north. For a taste of Florida's local viticulture scene, spend a leisurely afternoon at San Sebastian Winery. After a tour of the estate, head to the tasting room to sample award-winning reds, whites, and roses.