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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Guest Post: RV to Tallahassee-Three Reasons to Go

Hey, y'all. Tallahassee is still on my mind. Enjoy this guest post...

Have you been tempted to make a trek to Tallahassee? Pack the RV and get moving! There are hundreds of reasons to go RV camping to Tallahassee. We've picked our top three to share.

Five Hundred Years of History!

Florida's capitol draws history-loving RVers year-round, thanks to historical sites that harken back five hundred years. Mission San Luis, for example, a national historic landmark just two miles from Florida's historic State Capitol Building, is a living history adventure offering a taste of 1600's Spanish and Apalachee Indian culture.

To understand the enormous contribution of African Americans to the Florida Panhandle, be sure to visit the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum of African American History & Culture. Civil War buffs also won't want to miss the Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Park, where one of the last battles of the Civil War saw Tallahassee saved from Union capture.

Tallahassee's Outdoor Attractions

The lush beauty of Tallahassee is showcased in several outdoor attractions worth any RVers interest. Maclay Gardens State Park offers two lakes, miles of hiking and biking trails and hundreds of acres of beautifully-landscaped green space. Another enormously popular outdoor attraction just outside Tallahassee is Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. Take a ride on a glass-bottomed boat to explore one of the world's largest freshwater springs. You can also swim, hike the nature trails and photograph the Springs' abundant wildlife.

And the biggest reason of all that active RV camping fans come to Tallahassee is Apalachicola National Forest on the outskirts of town. Five developed areas with campgrounds make coming to this half-million acre pine forest easy. Three small lakes within the park's boundaries present plenty of boating, fishing and swimming possibilities. Serious hikers will want to explore at least a short section of the Florida National Scenic Trail that runs through the park.

Just north of Apalachicola National Forest, Lake Talquin State Park is a favorite with anglers. Hit the bright blue waters of this lake nestled in the pine-covered hills for some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the Panhandle.

From QKG's Tallahassee Blog

Tallahassee's Stellar RV Campgrounds

The Florida capitol knows how to welcome RV campers! From National Forest campgrounds in amazingly scenic settings to urban campgrounds close to the action, Tallahassee RV parks fit every kind of camper.

Big Oak RV Park
, for example, has every modern amenity including wireless internet, a post office and free cable television. Tallahassee RV Park offers quiet camping in a lush, green setting. is a great place to start when planning your RV campground reservations.

It's definitely time to make tracks to Tallahassee! Comfortable RV parks, plenty of historic sites to explore and a wealth of outdoor wonderlands make this Florida Panhandle city one of our top picks for RV camping.

About the Author
Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals. For other great RV camping vacation ideas see the Monty's Musings RV Camping Blog or the new

Monty's RV Vacation Photo / Picture Gallery.