Camping at Tomoka State Park, So Much To Do!

This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.   

My family recently went on a wonderful camping trip with some friends. Our five children had never been camping before so it was super exciting for our while family. We all decided to camp not too far from home but a bit north in Ormond Beach, Florida at Tomoka State Park.

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Once where Native Americans once dwelled, living off fish-filled lagoons. Today, these waters are popular for canoeing, boating, and fishing. This park protects a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species, such as the West Indian manatee. Not to mention it is a bird-watcher’s paradise, with over 160 species sighted, especially during the spring and fall migrations.

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tamoka statue

Chief Tomokie

Our camp site was super spacious. It was able to accommodate our big family nicely with our large 7 person tent, 2 person tent and our pop up canopy tent.  Plus it was housed with electricity and water which was a must for me.  For cooking there is a grill over a fire pit.  Great for grilling and s’mores! 


Tamoka State Park has 88 camp sites which accommodates tenting or RVing. 

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The campgrounds has a one way in and one way out which was perfect for us because we had a total of 25 children in our group. So they would play on this open dirt road from morning to night. Either riding their bikes, playing football, catching bugs or tag. No worries of cars coming from two different directions! 

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 We took a nice break a from playing and hiked. The scenery was stunning! The park consists of scenic marshes and live oak hammocks that abound with wildlife. The kids loved the tree’s, they were huge and great for climbing! 

Tamoka Nature

Ending our hike with a nice walk along the Tomoka River.  As I walked this area I wondered what the  Native Americans were like many years ago. Fishing or boating in this same river I walked along.  

Tamoka River

Tomoka State Park offers so many great things to do and see whether you are going for the day spending a few days there camping. 


~ Canoeing & Kayaking

~ Fishing

~ Geo-Seeking
~ Hiking/Nature Trail
~ Interpretive Exhibit

~ Wildlife Viewing

~ Historic Sites

~ Playground Area

 tamoka grill

Plus camping has full amenities:

~ Hot Showers

~  Laundry

~  Electric Hook Ups

~  Grills

~  Picnic Tables


The best part was this park is super clean including the bathroom areas.  This city girl was happy about that because before getting there I just kept thinking about dirt and grime!  Where are you camping next? Tomoka State Park has it all! 


This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.     Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    We don’t camp in our family, but it looks like a great place to visit for the day! Lots of fun stuff to do.

  2. This looks like an amazing place to stay! Or to do a photo shoot at!

  3. I am a life-long resident of Florida & had never heard of this park before. Thanks for sharing. I would love to plan a road trip for a nice weekend visit.

  4. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I have never been camping in my entire life. It looks like you all had a ton of fun surrounded by nature’s beauty.

  5. I’ve never camped in the southern states before but it looks like fun … and warm! lol We love camping, I’m happy my kids enjoy it as well.

  6. Oh wow! I can’t believe how gorgeous it is there! I’d love to see it in person. The scenery is just spectacular.

  7. I have never been camping and don’t think I’ll start in my 50’s but I would go and visit the park for sure.

  8. I love state parks! There’s a lot over here in SC but we haven’t been to any yet!

  9. I love to camp. This looks like fun. Maybe one day I will get to visit here.

  10. What a fantastic place to camp! We took our son camping this past summer and he still talks about it. He loved it.

  11. We are major hikers and campers – hitting a lot of National Parks – haven’t been this far East – it looks lovely and right up my alley – thanks for the share

  12. My family loves camping in the summer months. I will need to remember this site when we are deciding where we want to go.

  13. I love learning more about different Native American cultures. This park sounds awesome and a nature walk/hike through those trees would be cool!

  14. My kids are still too little to go camping but I can’t wait to take them on an adventure like this. Sounds like such a great time. We’re in Florida too so I’ll remember this for the future!

  15. We love to go camping and it does create so many fun memories. Love that tree, it is so beautiful.

  16. We love camping. If we ever make it this far south, we will have to check it out! Looks like a lot of fun!

  17. My family really enjoys camping in the warmer months. This looks like a fun place to camp! It’s beautiful.

  18. We go camping once a year and kids cannot wait: make memories and have fun. It is a great way to unplug. This park looks amazing

  19. This looks like a really beautiful place to camp. There’s so much to do, too. I would go kayaking.

  20. We love to camp, and I wish we could get out and do it more! Thanks for the wonderful pictures, this park looks fantastic!

  21. What a beautiful camp ground! If I head to Florida anytime soon I so want to go here!

  22. Wow I haven’t even camping in years. I keep saying I want to go and this looks perfect! How fun!

  23. I am not a camper but that looks like a really beautiful place.

  24. My husband and son love the outdoors. I bet they would love that place. To bad it is so far away!

  25. This brings back so many memories of camping with my children when they were little! There is nothing better than spending time together in the great outdoors! I hope you get to go back often you children will appreciate it so much when they get older. I pinned this to my Pinterest board for the next time I’m in the area!

  26. I ma not normally one for camping but this place sounds amazing.

  27. I remember camping as a kid, always loved the adventure!

  28. I love that shot of the trees over the road. I’d love to visit.

  29. Wow!! This place is so gorgeous! I love Florida’s state parks. I lived there years ago and miss it so much!

  30. Lisa Bristol says:

    I have not been camping for years. The kids loved it. This looks like a beautiful spot to go.

  31. Seeing this really makes me miss living in Florida now that I have four blessings of my own. I realize that growing up there was indeed something special and I can only hope that I will be able to share special memories like that with my children. Thank you for sharing these moments with us. It looks as though you had a lot of fun.

  32. This looks like so much fun! I’m sure your kids loved it!

  33. We plan on doing the whole Disney camping experience in a few years and this would be a great destination to add to our trip!

  34. Camping this time of year in MI isn’t going to happen unless you happen to like ice fishing and don’t mine staying in an RV or a cabin. I haven’t been camping in ages but kiddo and her dad go every year. Hubs is the head chef and on the board of a church camp and kiddo goes with him.

  35. I haven’t been camping in forever. This sure looks like a fun place to do it!

  36. What a gorgeous place to go camping. We have not been camping in forever.

  37. We like to camp, and this looks like a GREAT camping spot!

  38. Wow, there does seem like there is so much to do. I haven’t been camping in so long. Thanks for sharing

  39. We have been talking about planning a camping trip for some time now. I think our boys are the perfect age to enjoy it.

  40. The place looks gorgeous! I love the way you guys making camping memories!

  41. Hot showers? Wow! I’ve never been camping where there were hot showers. I always felt like I’d hit the motherlode when we got bathrooms with doors (never mind the light we just use the flashlight, lol) but this looks like an amazing spot and I would love to go there sometime.

  42. I admit my idea of camping comes with a cabin and hot water. I’m a wimp like that.

  43. we are not a big camping family but this place looks great to establish some really great family memories.

  44. What a beautiful camping spot!

  45. I have never been to Florida but have heard lots of wonderful things. This campsite looks like the perfect place to go with the family!

  46. You’re right, no worries about cars coming or going while the kids are playing is one of the big perks of camping. We didn’t go last year and I missed it!

  47. I’ve always told my hubby that I wanted to go camping one day. Never been kayaking or fishing in my life!! Deifnetlly must add Tamoka State park to my bucket list of places to visit!

  48. Looks like a perfect camping location – we love to camp

  49. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    I’ve honestly never been camping, always afraid to lol This looks like a lot of fun though!

  50. I would love to visit this place! Can you believe I have NEVER gone camping?!

  51. This looks awesome. My kids are dying for us to take them camping!

  52. This looks beautiful and an amazing place to go camping!

  53. This is awesome. I think I need to do this.

  54. It looks like an amazing place to camp. My kids and I love to camp as often as possible.

  55. Just look at those trees!! Amazing. I would camp here and I am not even a camper at all. LOL. This is a gorgeous park.

  56. Our family of five have never been camping together but we want to so bad! It’s such an adventure! We have a lot of state parks in our area so I don’t think it will be too difficult to make it happen.

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