Learn about camping and boondocking in Florida

14-28.005. Solicitation Within Rest Areas and Welcome Centers

Provides the official procedures by which persons or groups can request permission from the Department to solicit goods and services at a rest area.

14-28.002. Public Use of Rest Areas and Welcome Centers, Truck Comfort Stations, and Wayside Parks

Regulations of the Florida Department of Transportation applicable to the use of highway rest areas, including how long one can stay, overnight parking, camping, etc.

Florida Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of Florida that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking...

A Guide to Boondocking in Florida

Boondocking in Florida! Florida is a popular destination for boondocking enthusiasts, thanks to its diverse natural beauty and warm climate. Boondocking, or dispersed camping, is largely restricted to Florida’s three national forests. There are also free campgrounds on state can be a great way to save money and enjoy nature. However, boondocking in Florida also requires some planning and research, as there are different laws and regulations for camping on public lands in the state. This article covers the laws and regulations relating to camping and boondocking, along with some guides on where to boondock. Florida Boondocking Map [AK] [AL] ... Read more

Florida Rest Area Map

This map depicts locations of rest areas in Florida, as sourced from the Florida Department of Transportation. It also includes locations of service plazas along turnpikes...

Florida Rest Area Rules

How long can you stay at a Florida rest area? Is overnight parking allowed at rest areas in Florida? Can you sleep in your car at rest area? Is camping allowed? What are the full Florida rest area rules?