Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Dates: 1/3/2014 – 1/5/2014
Julie and my plan was to camp more this fall, winter and spring. Try to get as much camping in as possible before the hot Florida weather arrives again. Well, our last camping trip was back in October in Cedar Key. How can time fly by so fast and why are we too busy to get out and camp?
Anyway, we finally did make reservations (necessary in Florida State parks in the winter season) at Tomoka State park near Ormond Beach. We got there late afternoon on Friday, the weather was “cold” and it had been raining some. It was not the best camping weather, but we were happy to be finally getting out and stay in the camper.
Tomoka campground is one large camping loop with about 90 – 100 sites. Most of the sites have adequate vegetation surrounding them with makes for mostly private sites. But I wouldn’t call this campground big rig friendly. Although there were some larger RV’s staying here, most of the campers were in tents or small to mid-size trailers. The campground road has some rather large oak trees very close to the road. When backing into my site (#4) there was a tree making it difficult for me to swing the front end of the truck around. It took me a few tries to finally get into the site without hitting anything.
Tomoka State park is surrounded by water and it really a place made for people who like to fish or have a boat to get out on the water. We didn’t bring our kayaks on this trip, but would have been nice if we had.
They have a nice boat dock in the park for launching boats, canoes and kayaks.
Tomoka campground is a short drive from the Ormond beach and the Atlantic ocean. On Saturday we took a driver over that way, but the weather didn’t cooperate. The wind was blowing hard and the temps were still cool. We tried to get out of the car a few times to check out the beach, but the wind made us do a quick retreat!!
Here’s a picture of the large status of Chief Tomoka which resides within the state park.