Destination R/V—Cedar Key, Florida

Recreational Vehicles, or R/Vs, come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  There are Class A, Class B, Class C, Fifth Wheels, Towables and Pop-Ups.  No matter your choice of your “home away from home”, you’ll find the Natural North Florida town of Cedar Key welcoming.

The town of Cedar Key is comprised of several low-lying islands that make up an archipelago jutting into the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s Big Bend.  To reach Cedar Key from the north or south, take SR24 from its intersection with US19/98 at Otter Creek, and then travel west about 24 miles.  SR24 ends at the Gulf of Mexico in downtown Cedar Key.  Depending on your style of “camping”, you may want to stock up on supplies either in Chiefland (to the north on US19/98) or Crystal River (so the south), where you’ll find groceries, fuel and necessities.  Cedar Key has a very nice, but small, grocery store as well as a couple of convenience stores.  And most of the RV Parks have propane and ice.

Cedar Key began its existence as  a fishing village and then became a rail hub, furnishing cedar for lumber and pencils to the north.  After the supply of cedar trees was exhausted, the mills and pencil factory was closed.  And, after a gill net ban in the early 1990s, commercial net fishing virtually stopped.  However, the hardy folks at Cedar Key took the situation in hand, and pointed  the direction of the town to the cultivation of hard clams and to tourism.  The result was a coastal town that attracted foodies, fishermen and students of Florida history.  On any day, visitors can visit the Cedar Key Museum State Park, hike the Cedar Key Scrub State Preserve or the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Preserve, eat a bowl of Tony’s famous clam chowder, kayak the backwaters at Shell Mound, fish the Gulf of Mexico, or just hang out in the shade of the palms at City Park.

There are several R/V “campgrounds in and near Cedar Key

Here’s information from them:

Angler’s R/V Campground is not exactly in “downtown” Cedar Key, but it offers excellent value for RVers. 



Paul and Natalie welcome you to come stay awhile at their RV campground. We are just 5.5 Miles from Historical Cedar Key, Florida on Route 24. Allow yourself to slip back in time–before the hustle of traffic, deadlines and demands occupied your life and swallowed your lifestyle. Welcome to a community where the leisurely pace is called island time, and sooner or later, everyone slips comfortably into its casual step.


Another option, just a few miles from town, is the Cedar Key R/V Resort


The Cedar Key RV Resort is an RV resort and campground located less than 10 minutes from historic Cedar Key, Florida. With large concrete pads, averaging 45×80 ft in size or larger, RV owners and campers will enjoy only the best features including a beautiful heated pool, very clean bathhouses, lots with paved roads, concrete patios, wireless internet, Cable TV and full hookups with 30-50 amps.

Pets are always welcome at the Cedar Key RV Resort and we have a special dog park. What you won’t find are traffic jams, red lights, franchises or high rises! Our focus is your peace and tranquility while you stay with us.


The Sunset Isle RV Park is the closest facility to town. 


The Sunset Isle RV Park and Motel of Cedar Key, Florida offers the finest and friendliest RV park, campground and motel you’ll find in the Cedar Key vicinity. That’s why RVers keep coming back year after year to visit beautiful Cedar Key and meet friends that do the same.


Finally, if you’re interested in getting “out of the way”, head over to the Levy County campground at Shell Mound. 

The Shell Mound campground is on the backwaters north of Cedar Key.  It offers excellent access for paddlers or boaters using the boat ramp or the primitive sand ramp at the Shell Mound Archeological Site, right next door.

For more information on Cedar Key, visit their website at