There’s no place like the outdoors for the holidays! Breathe it in……..the fresh air, the open fire, the loved ones around you. It’s simply magical to go camping during christmas time. We went camping this past weekend inside the wonderful Jonathan Dickinson State Park. It’s located on the east side of Florida, just north of Palm Beach right on the banks of the Loxahatchee River. This state park is huge, nearly 12,ooo acres! There are tent and RV hook ups, even little cabins you can rent if you don’t feel like “roughing it”. But honestly the bathroom, shower and laundry facilities were so clean and new – tent camping didn’t feel like I was roughing it! Not only is this State park naturally beautiful, but there is tons to do. Bring your bikes, kayaks, canoes and anything else you can think of! There are plenty of paved and off road biking. There is an equestrian center if you want to do some horseback riding. There are many areas where you can put into the river for boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding! If you want a more low key adventure, check out the giant Education Center, it is centrally located in the park. The state built this area educate the public about Florida and its ever changing climate and animal life. It has children crafts, animal noises, artifacts and movies. There are plenty of park rangers wandering the education center just dying for you to ask them a question. I found them to be so friendly and knowledgable! There are playgrounds and amenities galore – i highly recommend this state park for a day trip or a camping weekend away. Please go check it out and support your local state parks.
We arrived at our sweet little camping spot just around sunset on Friday night. We set up quickly and got a camp fire going. As long as you set up and fire up early – you should have a successful stress free camping experience. I wanted to make this trip more “Christmas-y” than our regular camping trips. My 3 year old is so into Christmas this year! We brought Christmas lights to string around the camp site, a christmas tree for the kids to decorate, christmas cookies, Christmas books to read by the fire, a Gingerbread House, christmas hats, and much more! By night 1 we all felt very festive with our camp site decorated and christmas music playing in the background. And we weren’t the only ones! Almost every other campsite was decorated for the holidays! It must be a camping thing. I love the atmosphere at a campground. People are so friendly and kind. That is one thing we are missing today. Let’s make America Friendly again. That is going to be a motto around MegForIt.com for the coming year. I wait to see where we will camp next! Happy trails readers!
Enjoy the photos of my sweet little holiday.
After we showered and slipped on our pjs, we shut off our lanterns and went to bed.
Good morning gorgeous campsite sunrise.
Burger Dogs! Burgers wrapped around cheddar cheese on a hot dog bun!
First, I love that mug! My grandma has those in her house! We have been thinking about switching up our Christmas routine! This sounds like so much fun!
no way! haha it’s my mother in laws!
looks like you had fun. That tent is amazing.
oh yes! I still have that tent and use it every time. So much room!
This looks like a perfect holiday getaway! I can imagine it was very relaxing and nice to be outside, enjoying the fresh air and family activities on your camping trip.
Yes! Christmas in North Florida can get a little cool but not freezing. It’s so nice to be outside the whole time!
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What a sweet way to enjoy the Holidays! It sounds like you had an absolute blast. If I’m ever somewhere warm enough to camp around Christmas time I will absolutely give it a go :).
This looks like so much fun! It has been many years since I’ve been camping but now that we have a toddler, it may be something we want to do with him!
I have never been to Amelia Island. I am a total novice camper and you make it look like so much fun!
How fun! I’m all about Christmas traditions and I would love to start something like this with my grands. It looks like you all had a wonderful time!
My kids love camping. I, on the other hand, hate being cold, but I would be down for camping in Florida!