Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Florida

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Florida

Whether you’re just stepping into the wonders of camping or you’re a seasoned camper who’d never be caught in a hotel, you know that having the right camping gear can make or break a camping trip. No worries— Florida is chock full of quality outdoor stores dedicated to campers’ needs. From primitive backcountry camping to tent sites within a camping resort, you never realize exactly how many things you use on a daily basis until you’re without them on a camping trip. Find everything you need to make your next trip enjoyable when you stop by these seven essential outdoor stores in Florida. 

1. Travel Country Outfitters, Altamonte Springs, FL

From clothing to gear, your next camping trip will be fully loaded when you stop at Travel Country Outfitters first. They carry all the best names in camping, like Big Green Egg, Marmot, Patagonia, and Osprey. They’ve got something for every camper, from fishing coolers to Girl Scouts’ supplies to strollers and carrying packs for tiny campers.

2. REI, Jacksonville, FL

When you think outdoors, there’s no greater name than REI. They understand what campers need, and can usually personally attest to the gear they sell to help you find the right stuff the first time. They cater to campers of all types, from family-friendly adventures to backpackers and even canine campers. Kelty and North Face are just a few of the famous faces you’ll find on its shelves.

3. Survive Anything, Sarasota, FL

The name says it all: you can survive anything if you’re well prepared. This store features brands like Streamlight, Coleman, and Surefire to ensure you get every piece of equipment you need for the best camping trip ever. Make sure you stock up on those easily-overlooked accessories, like first aid kits, spare batteries, and matches.

4. Go2 Outfitters, Lutz, FL

They’ve thought of everything, right down to the perfect socks to wear in the great outdoors. Between the obvious tents and sleeping bags to unique cooking gear, whistles, and tools, this place is a camper’s paradise. Inside you can expect brands like Kelty, Coleman, and Camelbak, along with all the little details that make the biggest difference in your home away from home. 

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6. Trailwalker Gear, Bradenton, FL

There’s something for every camper in this store, including the smallest adventurers and man’s best friend. Their food supply section saves you an extra trip to the grocery store, plus they sell all the “extras” like bug spray and batteries. Solar showers and rain covers can be found alongside staples like tents and stoves. Osprey, Eureka! Tents, and JetBoil kitchenware provide high-quality, reliable equipment you’ll be able to use again and again.

7. Naples Outfitter, Naples, FL

If you want the best camping experience, no one knows better than the locals. The folks at Naples Outfitters have a natural affinity to the great outdoors and know the area well to help you get the most from your trip. Stop by to stock up gear like Big Agnes tents and PocketRocket stoves, both of which are lightweight to make for easier trekking.

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Alli Hill is a freelance content writer and mom of two. She spends most of her free time exploring the great outdoors by trail or by kayak. She is also the founder and director of FreelanceSpeak, a blog to support other freelance creatives.