County park has a great staff. Clean & uncrowded. No screening between sites, so if the park were full neighbors would be uncomfortably close. Great biking trails. One mile hike to the Suwannee, or paddle down the Otter Spring run. Price reflects buy 6 nights get 1 free; next time I will join Escapees for 50% discount.
Rustic is the key word. Vintage also applies. Restrooms were dirty the weekend we were here but with dirt/sand roads and sites that is going to happen. Most sites are close to each other and have little screening so not much privacy. Nice and shady though. Verizon signal very weak with 1/2 bar of "o"...not enough to load weather maps or even make reliable voice calls. Note to paddlers: Manatee Spring run is very short and closed in winter; can walk to the Suwanee but it's a quarter mile wide and dominated by power boats & wind.
Excellent campground for paddlers. It's an easy 1/3 mile or less carry from campsite to put-in, or drive to within 100 yards. Campsites are huge though as others have noted, most are not shaded. The perimeter site have good native vegetation to screen between sites, and some have partial shade. All facilities were top notch. Good Verizon signal.
Great park in suburban Orlando that is loved to death. Facilities are good considering location so close to Disney, Kennedy Space Center, and other attractions. CG is a mile from the spring so no day use people around. Shady sites with good distance between neighbors though not much screening vegetation.
Beautiful campground right on the Atlantic Ocean. About half the sites are ocean front with just native vegetation between. Most sites are well screened with good privacy. Short walk to beach. Can launch kayaks from here too, and there is a fabulous kayak trail through mangroves that's worth the trip by itself. Friendly and helpful staff. Small park so hard to get a reservation, no sewer connections either, but that's quibbling. It's great.
Rating is for the quality of the campground, not the value. Great location, clean & convenient, plus it is actually a campground rather than the more common Keys mobile home park with RVs packed in. Pros: friendly and helpful staff, shaded sites available at extra cost, some sites are relatively far back from US1 so reasonably quiet. Cons: Expensive, no sewer hookups, dump station is challenging to access, honey wagon available at extra cost, very pricey for what you get, so a poor value.
Waterfront sites ideal for kayaks - can put in right at your site. No screening between sites and quite close to your neighbors. But it's beautiful, clean and well maintained. In addition to the lake there are bike/walking paths. You are in the city with a great Peruvian restaurant a mile away and lots of other good dining/shopping choices. We'll be back!
Probably the quietest campground in the Keys - far back from US1 and wooded. Sites 47-24 have shade in the PM, another rarity for the Keys. Only issue is not much screening between sites, otherwise a sublime experience!
Sites at Palmetto Ridge are huge. Most are well screened with native vegetation. The sewer connection is about 9" off the ground and towards the rear of the site so you'll have to bring lots of hose and support. The park itself is fabulous and 17 miles to Siesta Key with its beautiful beach. Only real negative is very weak cell phone coverage: at our site 79, no 3G Verizon on iPhone and only 1 bar from AT&T on the iPad, though that's not the park's fault so no rating deduction.
Beautiful area. Challenging to get to our site in a 36' motor home but worth the effort. It's a 15 minute drive to the dump station. Most sites have gorgeous lake views. Helpful staff told us their favorite fishing spots. A memorable experience; can' wait to return!
While the Audubon museum is fabulous, the campground is right next to US41 so road noise is continuous. Otherwise the campground is fine, mostly family camping with a few yelping dogs. It is fine for a short stay to visit the area.
A very special place. As noted, sites are close to the Overseas Highway, so road noise reminds that you are not alone. Sites are large and well screened for privacy. We were fortunate to get a waterfront site and pulled straight in so the front of the motorhome faced the water. Sublime.
Pine Grove (PG) campground has the ambiance and road noise of a Wal-Mart parking lot. I'm surprised that other reviews are so positive. It's a crime that in this huge state park the campsites are so close to heavily traveled US 1. Zero shade, wind break or privacy, though the sites are spaced farther apart than if you were in a Wal-Mart lot. It's 4 miles to anything interesting in the park so a car is necessary just to get around. I'll never stay here again, though I would consider the River Camp (RC) area which is near the Loxahatchee and at least looks like a state park.
Open, closely spaced sites so not much privacy. Otherwise it's great. Right on Lake Osborn; good for kayaking or a small motor boat. Bike trail around lake. Adjacent day use area with plenty of space. Close to shopping. It's next to a small municipal airport with light plane activity during the day (no jets and closes at 6:30 PM).
Sites are mostly open and spaced very close together so there's virtually no privacy. Surprisingly quiet given its location in Miami. Lots of bike trails in day use area. Very cheap monthly rate of $565 so it's packed all winter.
Quiet, uncrowded campground, beautifully secluded sites. Short walk to spring and day use area. Free kayak launch on St. John river about 1 mile away: manatees abound. New bike trail runs along nearby rail line. Almost heaven!
Noisy, RV window-rattling loud. A pretty park cursed by being right next to TriRail commuter train track. During rush hours M-F trains run every 10 minutes; rest of the time about every hour until 1 AM. They come through with a roar and whistle that ruined our experience. Might be nice for a weekend stay when the trains hardly run.
This county park is well managed with lots of repeat snowbirds. It's located at the base of the dike around Lake Okeechobee which has a paved bike path on top. Fun! Excellent, friendly management and cheap for full EWS hookups plus cable and strong Wi-Fi. Try to get a site as far from US 27 as possible to keep the noise down. Another down side to this park is lack of shade. Still, it's a great value.
Shady sites are a good value for the area. Right across the river from Kennedy Space Center. Big dock for fishing or socializing. Great variety of camping rigs: more 1970's GMC motorhomes than I've ever seen in one place. Minor rants: some sites (including mine) back up to highway 1 that is very popular with Harley's on the weekend. This section also is overrun with squirrels that bite water hoses. I replaced or patched my hose daily. The staff recommended spraying hoses with a cayenne pepper mix.