Primitive Camping

Sign up for free campsites

Available for primitive camping  (tents only) in historic Chipley Park on Circle Drive during LakeFest Festival 2022 in DeFuniak Springs, FL, beginning Friday, May 20 through Noon Sunday, May 22, 2022.  Electricity and restrooms are available during both nights (space limited)

Available for those who bring one or more of the following to participate in LakeFest activities:  

  • Kayak - Enjoy beautiful Lake DeFuniak during the festival as you participate in a race (entry fee for race applies.).  
  • Paddle Board - Enjoy beautiful Lake DeFuniak during the festival as you participate in a race (entry fee for race applies)
  • Canoe - Enjoy beautiful Lake DeFuniak as you participate in a race (entry fee for race applies)
  • Car Show
  • Vendor
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor

Online Registration Request Form


If you are NOT bringing any gear, you can still qualify for a campsite if you:

  • Volunteer at the event,
  • Sign up for any activity that requires registration, ( charges may apply)
  • Register as a vendor,
  • Become a Sponsor
  • Host an educational booth to enhance the event.

Why stay overnight?

  • Relax in a beautiful park and enjoy other campers who like to kayak, canoe and enjoy the great outdoors,
  • Bonfire Friday and Saturday evening at the camping area (Camp Kayak),
  • You can monitor your booth or vendor space throughout the evening,
  • The City is providing entertainment on Friday evening.  Food booths and food trucks will be available. The  VFW Post #4437 will be hosting a  Fish Fry on Friday, May 20th from 11:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. with the proceeds helping the Veterans Relief Fund.  The food and the entertainment will be near the Stage Area (Camp Jamboree) on the festival grounds around Circle Drive.
  • Your space is free, and you can bring up to 4 guests!

Rules & other information:

  • Leave no trace when you vacate your campsite.
  • Men/Women Restrooms are available on the grounds behind the amphitheater, but there are no shower facilities.
  • The City will host one bonfire for campers Friday and Saturday evenings, but NO individual campfires are allowed at campsites.  
  • Campsite registrants may have up to four guests per site (the registrant plus four guests for a total of five people per site).  
  • Dogs and cats are allowed on the festival grounds but must always be on a leash and well behaved. 
  • Check-in location will be provided following registration.
  • Questions? Call Cindy Permenter at  (850) 892-8500 ext. 105 for more information.
  • We look forward to seeing you!