I grew up in the Orlando area and have camped at all the state parks here mentioned and the campgrounds in the Ocala National Forest. My favorites are Anastasia, Blue Springs and Juniper Springs in the Ocala followed by Alexander Springs also in the Ocala.
Favor Dykes south of St. Aug is a quaint state park and I would consider it one of the areas secret gems. I like the wild woodsy coastal feel of the place and it is great for the kayak or skiff.
Heading to Blue Springs come April for the kids springbreak and to break in the new ROO.....
Bob, Tonya and the kids
11 Rockwood Roo 233S
08 Grady White Seafarer 228
08 Tundra 5.7 liter 4x4 crew cab TRD limited
08 Toyota limited 4 Runner Iforce V8 full time 4WD, tow package