The Little Talbot Island State Park in Jacksonville, Florida is considered one of the most family-friendly places to camp in the country, and it's easy to see why! The campground can accommodate tents and RVs up to 30 feet, and sites are surrounded by a gorgeous canopy of oak, holly, and magnolias.
No family-friendly campground is complete without allowing pets, and Little Talbot Island State Park does just that, but there are a few rules to be aware of. Pets must be confined or on a leash at all times, and during the campground's quiet hours (11 PM to 7 AM), dogs must be inside your tent or trailer. Pets cannot be left unattended at your campsite for more than 30 minutes, and dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk or beaches.
All 36 campsites have electric hookups, and drinking water, as well as a fire ring and a picnic table. You'll find a dump station at the campground exit, as well as a campfire circle for groups. Campers can stay fresh and clean thanks to on-site laundry facilities and two bathhouses with hot showers.
You'll never be bored at Little Talbot Island State Park thanks to a wide variety of activities to suit even the pickiest campers. For two-legged children, there's a playground on-site. Kids can also join a Hike and Seek Interpretive Program or participate in the Park Trash Patrol and collect a bag of litter to earn a prize. Campers of all ages can rent bicycles for just $2 an hour, and there are miles of hiking and biking trails to check out. The creek around the campground is used for fishing and boating, and there are boat rental facilities a quarter-mile north of the campground.
RV and tent sites are $24 a night, and when you book ahead of time, you'll pay a non-refundable $6.70 fee. There's a $5 park entrance fee for vehicles with 2 to 8 passengers that is not included in the camping fee. Spots can be reserved as soon as one day before your trip or up to 11 months in advance. Little Talbot Island State Park is a pawpular place, so booking in advance is always encouraged!