Date of Stay: January, 2010
Cons: 1. No cable, no internet 2. People don't pick up after their dogs. (Even though bags are readily available, I saw dog waste everywhere.) 3. Bathhouse is old and kind of gross, I wouldn't use it. The bathroom by the playground is super nice. 4. People drive way too fast even though the speed limit is posted at 10. (People were doing 20-30 at least so watch your kids/pets.) 5. People don't follow the one way loop and drive the wrong way, so watch out. Pros: 1. Great location. 2. Fun things to do on site-playground, fishing pier, beach area. 3. Close to many area attractions. 4. Staff is very helpful and friendly. We'd definitely stay here again, especially if we had a dish and air card.
Date of Stay: December, 2009
This is an excellent campground. I wish I had found this one before we stayed at the other KOA in Orlando. It's very clean with lots of amenities and a good price. Cons- 1) Close to the main road, so there is some traffic noise 2) You have to pay for Wi-Fi (but it is a decent connection) 3) The cable quality is pretty crappy and you don't get many channels Pros 1) Trash pickup at site 2) Very clean, nice bathrooms/showers. They even have family showers (with TVs!) so those of us with kids can take showers easily 3) Dog park! Our dogs and child loved running around in the off leash area with several toys for the dogs (only bad part is it is pretty small and with more than a few dogs would be very crowded) 4) The playground is a little old, but the perfect size for my toddler. 5) The store is actually a store and carries many things you might want/need (I've been to many that don't carry much beyond ice and sunblock) 6) Nice deluxe sites, ours had a fire pit. All of them are completely concreted, which is great for me because I'm allergic to fire ants. 7) The pool is open 24/7 and is heated and very nice. All in all, I'd definitely stay here again. The price is good, and you're so close to all of Orlando's attractions. It wasn't busy at all when we stayed here.
Date of Stay: December, 2009
I wish we would have had more time to find a different campsite or driven around before committing. We were planning on staying in the area for a few days, but we won't stay here again. Cons: 1. Advertises Wi-Fi but you have to pay for it. 2. Asked for a concrete pad because I'm allergic to ants, the manager said there were no ants in the park. Our pad and grass were covered with lots of ants and anthills. 3. Smells like poo due to sewage treatment plant. 4. Very, very crowded: the sites are so close to each other. 5. There is only one dumpster. 6. Lots of signs telling you to clean up after your dogs, but no bags made available to help you out; or trashcans along the way to put the bags in! 7. The laundry in front is really old and pretty gross. There are tow others, but I didn't check them out. Pros: 1. Price is decent and you get a Good Sam discount. 2. They have an ok rec-center with games, a library and free coffee. 3. Located close to some fun things like MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry). If you're just looking for a cheap place to stay for the night, it's fine. But if you're looking for a clean place with good amenities, this is not it!
Date of Stay: November, 2009
This is one of the best campgrounds we have stayed in! Cons: 1. Some of the sites are VERY slanted (don't take 24, you'll fall off your toilet) but most are pretty even. 2. There's no cable TV or internet. 3. The showers don't have much hot water. Pros: 1. Free fruit for the picking: lemons, oranges, etc. and they are yummy! 2. Concrete pads on all sites. 3. Very clean bathrooms and showers. 4. Very nice employees. 5. An awesome playground for the kids just a short bike ride away. 6. A children's farm, not a petting zoo! The caretaker is very friendly and well informed, and loves her job. The animals are all really neat and we really enjoyed seeing them: horses, cow, turkeys, roosters, pigs and more. 7. The price is amazing for what you get. 8. The sites aren't all crowded together and it's very shady. 9. It's really close to all the area attractions: five or so miles to malls, Universal studios, etc. We're planning on staying here on our way back home and would definitely stay here again. Would have given it a 10 if it had cable TV and internet.
Date of Stay: November, 2009
The 24 hour laundry is nice but expensive (1.75 for wash, 1.75 for dry) The showers are kind of creepy; they're individual rooms, and do not have very hot water. The playground is OK, but not great. The gravel road is not fantastic to walk on, especially with a kid. The concrete pads are as small as possible to let the RV park on it. There are a lot of fire ants, even though they said they treat for them regularly. The wi-fi is ridiculously slow, and they don't offer many cable channels. The sites are really packed in tight. I've heard complaints about the KOA we were staying in previously, but this is 10x worse. The rec room is nice, has free games and lots of room. It's not bad, but it's not worth the price. We're moving to a state park after one night here.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
We called ahead but they weren't taking reservations as they're renovating half of the campground. We were told to get there before dark and we could check in at the ranger station no problem. We got there well before dark and waited for 1.5 hours for the ranger to get back. The ranger was really rude about it as well. By that time it was full dark, so we had to set up in the pitch black (there are no lights out there) It was very irritating as we have a small child and pets. The ground was pretty uneven and overall, I'd never camp there again.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
The restrooms/showers are always sparkling clean, as is the pool. The employees are friendly and helpful. There are some full time people with nice sites, as well as some full time sites that are, not so nice. The Wi-Fi can be problematic at times, and it's hard to get help with it. They provide free cable TV from Brighthouse (which comes in great) so we just got a cable modem and use that instead. The playground is a nice bonus for those of us with kids. It's very shady, and they take care of fire ants pretty well. The mosquitoes can be really bad at times. The owner is friendly and willing to work out deals on rates if you're staying long term.