Top Dog Campgrounds near Miami, FL

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Introduction

Are you and Fido itching to flock south for the winter? With nearly 30 dog-friendly parks, dozens of dog-friendly restaurants and bars, and more wildlife watching opportunities than you can shake Fido's favorite stick at, Miami offers endless fun in the sun for pups and people alike. Whether you choose to park the rig at an all-inclusive RV resort, or pitch your tent under Florida's starry skies, you'll want to skip the hotel for this trip. After all, Miami's year-round tropical climate makes for comfy camping in all seasons.

Read on to discover the top dog-friendly campgrounds in and around Miami, and start planning your fur-friendly getaway to Magic City today!

#1 Larry and Penny Thompson Park

Traveling around Miami in an RV? Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park might just be the "pawfect" spot to rest your heads! Located next door to Zoo Miami, this expansive park covers more than 270 acres and features a campground with 240 full-hookup sites for RVs. Canine campers are welcome in the RV park, but must steer clear of the tent camping areas.

#2 Miami Everglades Resort Campground

One of the top-rated campgrounds in "muttropolitan" Miami, this resort is the ultimate kid-friendly destination. Endless outdoor games, including mini golf, pickleball, and darts, will keep your camping crew occupied for hours. Your pup can also let loose in the on-site dog park. The events calendar is always full with something fun to do, too. However, this resort has a long list of breed restrictions, so read the pet policy before booking your site.

#3 Everglades National Park

Gators, crocs, and dolphins, oh my! No trip to Miami is complete without an excursion to the world-famous Everglades. You'll want to park the rig and spend a day or five exploring this massive 1.5-million-acre park. Dogs aren't allowed on most trails in the park due to wildlife concerns. Leashed pets are welcome in developed campgrounds, including Long Pine Key and Flamingo campgrounds. Be sure to check which areas of the park permit pets.
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#4 Paradise Island RV Resort

Describing itself as "very pet-friendly", Paradise Island RV Resort in Fort Lauderdale is an excellent staying spot for people and pups. All the standard amenities are available here, including restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and electric hookups. A heated pool, book exchange, and games room are just a few of the fun extras here. Pups can also stretch their legs in the park's dog walk area. Plus, Paradise Island RV Resort is just a bone's throw away from the beach!

#5 Collier-Seminole State Park Campground

Escape the bright lights of Miami and spend a little time "ruffing" it in nature at Collier-Seminole State Park. Just under two hours west of Miami in Naples, Collier-Seminole puts you and Fido up close and personal with Florida's mangrove swamp ecosystem. The park's 105-site campground offers electric and water hookups, showers, laundry facilities, and a dump station. Leashed pets are permitted to camp out, but aren't recommended to stay in the primitive sites.

#6 Topeekeegee Yugnee Park

Try saying that five times fast! Located roughly 20 miles north of Miami, this family-friendly park, also known as T.Y. Park, features all the activities and amenities you and Fifi could "pawssibly" want or need. Play outdoor sports, cool off in the on-site water park, or test your angling prowess in the 40-acre fishing lake. Pets are welcome, but specific pet policies aren't listed; contact the park directly with inquiries.

#7 Southern Comfort RV Park

Just over 40 minutes south of Miami, this RV park delivers all the Florida fun you can handle. After a long day spent playing games and swimming in the heated pool, you can relax with an adult beverage at the park's tiki bar. Doggos are welcome to join in the fun, but unfortunately, restrictions apply. Canine campers must be under 40 lbs., and Dobermans, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Chows, and Akitas are prohibited.

#8 Boardwalk RV Resort

Want to camp out a little closer to the city? Consider Boardwalk RV Resort in Homestead, situated 40 miles southwest of Miami. Boardwalk features fun activities alongside useful amenities. Grab a bestseller from the lending library, challenge your fellow campers to a game of shuffleboard or volleyball, or simply relax in the heated pool. Canine campers are welcome, but Pit Bull hybrids are prohibited.

#9 John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Miami is the gateway to the famous Florida Keys, home to the beautiful and biodiverse John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The main attraction here is the park's boat tours, which allow visitors to marvel at coral reefs and colorful fish through a glass-bottomed vessel. Although dogs aren't allowed in buildings or boats, they're welcome in the campground and on the trails. Pennekamp is located roughly an hour and a half south of Miami.

#10 Peanut Island Campground

Last but most certainly not least on our list of top dog-friendly campgrounds near Miami is Peanut Island Park. This 80-acre tropical "pawadise" two hours north of Miami features all your Florida favorites: palm trees, sandy beaches, and plenty of outdoor activities. Fido will love a walk along the paved trail which circles the island. Pups are, "un-fur-tunately", barred from the beach. Two leashed pets are welcome to join you in the park's campground.