Camel Lake Recreation Area

Near Bristol, Florida

Camel Lake Recreation Area does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Surrounding one of the few crystal-clear lakes in the Apalachicola National Forest, Camel Lake Recreation Area provides a quiet place to relax and take in the beauty of the longleaf pine forest. Seepage slopes in the forest create pitcher plant bogs, easily visited along the Florida National Scenic Trail headed west to Memery Island. Above the lake's rim, the focal points of this recreation area are the well-shaded, 10-site campground, suitable for RVs or tents, and the day-use recreation area with its picnic tables, picnic shelter and sandy beach for swimming. Electric trolling motors and paddle boats are welcome on the lake.