Florida County Tries to Increase 'Staycations'
Florida's Broward County Parks & Recreation Department is introducing a new program called a “5-5-5 Campground Staycation.”
From May 1 to Sept. 30 (five months) visitors to any of Broward’s five campgrounds get $5 off the daily camping fee, according to southfloridaadventures.com.
C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Easterlin Park in Oakland Park, Markham Park in Sunrise and T.Y. Park in Hollywood offer sites with RV hookups, picnic tables, charcoal grills and restroom with hot showers. C.B. Smith and T.Y. include laundry rooms.
Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach offers a “Rent-A-Tent” package in which each campsite has a platform with a 10-foot by 10-foot canvas tent, a fire ring, a grill, a picnic table, electricity and running water. Two tepee sites provide the same amenities as the Rent-A-Tent sites. No RV sites are available.
All campgrounds provide after-hours security. For an additional fee, two pets per campsite are allowed with proof of current vaccinations and appropriate licenses. Pets must be registered at check-in and must be kept on leashes.
After the discount, campsites are $25 per night for residents of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach and $35 for nonresidents. Reservations are recommended.