The past reviews have covered most of the positive notes. All the roads in the park are paved. This is a very safe park if that is a concern. It is near the Florida turnpike and there is road noise from it and adjacent US 27 which you will hear if you are in the "A" section. This is a place to come to relax, walk and be entertained by the many activities arranged by the camp host. If you don't stay here, but at an adjacent park ( there are two close by) you will want to come for the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday dinners. All you can eat for $10. The rate $0.00 is for C2C premier. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly staff, enjoyed the card poker night. No Wi-Fi in the park, only at the office. Very tight driving roads, back in site with full service, but no cable TV. Was not that impressed as this is supposed to be an RPI preferred site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Host is delightful. However, our site had not been used for months and was quite cluttered with debris and not level, not to mentioned loaded with fire ants. Roads are very tight, with close sites. We intended to stay a week and departed on day 3 as soon as we could find another location. We will never return. Rate reflects C2C Premier. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff and owner are the best. The sites are a bit close together but not anything worse than any other place. The bathhouses are spotless and all the permanent sites are very, very well kept. The activities are endless, All You Can Eat fried and baked chicken on Tuesday nites ($10) and Fish fry on Fridays also $10.. Delicious. This is the place to stay when you are in Orlando. It caters more toward older folks, activity -wise. The people who stay are also the most-friendliest we have found with lots of smiling faces. We are Coast to Coast so we paid $10. Great deal, great place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sorry last reviewer had a bad experience. Yes, this is an old park and the sites are close together and most are back ins. However, they are certainly adequate and most are long enough to stay hooked for overnights if needed. The lake is small and manmade, but nice, and streets paved...good for walking and biking. Park and restrooms are well maintained. Activities and friendliness of staff make it a pleasant RV experience. Only misleading info is about cable and Wi-Fi services. Both are available if you pay extra through an outside vendor. However, free Wi-Fi connection is available if you sit at the office (small adjacent room). We camped there in a travel trailer. It's not our first time and we will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here on Coast to coast so for the $10 price we were happy. There are sites that are easy to get into and lots that aren't. There are big ones with room and smaller ones squeezed together. Some are fairly level and others not. You just don't know what they are going to assign you. We got lucky and got a large, fairly level, easy one to get into with our big rig. Staff was ok to us, the restroom was pretty clean but smelled for some reason, showers look ok but didn't use. Pay Wifi or free at office so didn't use. I would stay again if I wanted to be close to Orlando but would try to negotiate my site ahead of time. Verizon datacard had good signal but often slow. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an old, run-down park. The sites are quite close together. The dirt roads are narrow and you need to watch out for the trees near the roads. The check-in process was uncomfortable as four people were talking at once in the small office, resulting in mistakes in my registration and another person's. The managers are there to transact business and take your cash or check, not to provide a friendly experience for the customer (no plastic accepted). I stayed only one night and would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to stay outside of the Orlando area but still close enough to get to all attractions. Friendly staff and very clean park. They even have an "all you can eat" Friday night Fish Fry that's open to the public. Love it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a really nice campground with lots of shade and lots of pull through sites. They also have a dinner at the campground on Tuesdays and Fridays, that was exceptional. The campground staff were friendly, courteous and went out of their way to help us with anything we needed. We would recommend this campground to anyone planning to stay in the central Florida area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is based on the monthly rate. This campground has one of the best laundry facilities. The prices are good and the washers and driers work great. The restroom/shower was immaculate. Everyone, staff and campers, were very friendly. They have the most delicious all you can eat chicken dinner on Tuesday nights. We went to Disney, which was an easy 45 minute drive. There was something going on every day and evening at this park. Who could ask for more? We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would give this resort my highest rating. We intended to stay 2 or 3 days and stayed over 2 weeks. Best park I have been in for a number of months. Management went the extra mile to ensure we had a nice stay. I would drive out of my way to stay at this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent two months here (rate is based upon monthly rate). We loved the convenient location, the very friendly and helpful staff, the facilities and activities. The restaurant is only open two nights for all-you-can-eat dinners, but there are also ice cream socials and a hot dog/burger night at the Pavilion. We tried them all, enjoyable! We will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Bee's RV Park, A Coast to Coast park, cost us $10. night. Very friendly park with two great all you can eat dinners. Verizon air card and cell worked great, 3 bars,with Wilson antenna and amplifier 5 bars. TV over the air good, got all 3 major networks plus about 20 other channels. Cable TV if wanted was $2.50 a day. We had a pull-thru full hook up 50 amp site, on grass. Only draw back was sites very close, unpaved sites. Roads were paved, very narrow, but take your time, we are a 38 foot 5th wheel and had no problem. Also some road noise even though we were in the center of the park. Try not to stay along Hwy 27, a lot more road noise. There is some shade in the middle and back of the park. We would stay here again. About 5 miles to large grocery store, 7-8 miles to a lot of shopping and many many restaurants. 35 miles to Walt Disney World. They do have Wi-Fi, but we didn't try to use it. More of an adult park. Didn't use pool. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is going from being a park for traveling RV's to a park that houses park models and permanent residents, and we find this to a step in the wrong direction. Sites are narrow and very hard to get in and out of for big rigs. Pool was heated but not enough for anyone to get in it and hot tub was filled up with concrete (closed). This park needs an upgrade in the very near future. We went looking at Rolling Ridge RV Park situated immediately opposite The Bee's. This would cost $15 more per day but we will most likely go there next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at The Bee's for a little over three months. The rate I put is actually the Coast to Coast rate. As seasonal, we paid just a bit more. This is our second winter here. We like it a lot and have already made plans to come back next winter. Yes, the park is older, but that only gives it some charm. Yes, there are older units in here that degrade from the "view", but it is a campground and you will find that anywhere. The staff is excellent, activities plentiful (you can participate in as little or as much as you want), and the entertainment has been great. Throw in the benefit of the All You Can Eat restaurant on Tuesdays and Fridays and you have a very enjoyable winter! We look forward to coming back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice Park, but a little noisy if you get a spot close to Hwy 27. You have to attend their Friday evening Fish Fry, it's the best anywhere. We have have been to Bees numerous times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are currently staying here via our Coast-to-Coast membership. It is a very pleasant place! The staff and owner are extremely helpful and friendly and they have fun activities for all. There is a restaurant that serves dinner Tues. and Friday's and coffee and donuts every morning. The spots are a little snug, but not bad. They are grass/earth but are firm and well maintained. We would be happy to stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just finished a 2 week stay here and loved it. There are several permanent residents but all the ones we met were friendly. The staff here is very friendly and helpful. The park is clean and the sites are dirt or grass but no problem. Lots of activities and the 2 nights at the honey pot are great. We stayed as coast2coast. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations through RPI and were extremely dissappointed with this park. It was about as secure as a truck stop. The fence near out site had been removed and so it was completely opened to a shopping center parking lot. The security gate had been removed. We were next to an old RV with no tires and lots of debris. Spaces were very close so it made it almost impossibe to park our truck. The electric connections were old and not maintained. We paid for 4 nights but left after just 1. I would never stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 5 / 10 ]
We stayed here because it was cheap. The Coast to Coast rate is 10 bucks. This is about as basic an RV Park as you will find. Mostly permanent residents, relatively few RVers. Sites are small and the general feel of the place is "old". This is not a destination park but OK for the night. I moved a half mile down the road to the Clermont Golf and RV Resort and was very happy there. I will not return to Bee's on my next pass through Florida. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. There is a pool we did not use and we only stayed a week so did not take part in any activities but they are available. Some spots are close to the highway and could be noisy but as RVers we are just used to noise because most RV parks are close to some sort of disturbance. There are no hills so at least you don`t have to listen to rude jake brakes all night. The office staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is a restaurant that serves a wonderful all you can eat chicken dinner on Tuesdays and all you can eat fish dinner of Fridays for a very reasonable price; not to be missed. We will go back when we are in the area. In the listing it is mentioned that it is lake front; this is true if you have a broad definition of lake front. More like a catch basin but it is water. No skiing allowed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice membership park and the price is right. There is a lot of traffic noise especially the rows adjacent to the highway. Staff is extremely friendly. There are good restaurants and grocery shopping nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've stayed at The Bee's for the last four months and found the manager and their staff extremely pleasant and helpful. The campers were all quite pleasant and friendly, not to mention the Tuesday "all you can eat" chicken dinners and Friday night fish fry were excellent! To be honest, I've never stayed at an official campground prior to this experience, my son and I chose to "rough it". I'll recommend this location to all my visiting friends from NY. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
We were pretty happy with this park. You park on grass, and when it rains it's a mess. And the spaces are too close together. And there really is a lot of road noise. But the place has a really nice feel to it and we would definitely stay here again. Plus, it's close to all the Orlando sights. It's a C2C park so we paid $10.00 a night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
BY FAR THE NOISIEST CG WE'VE EVER STAYED AT !!! Avoid all sites in rows A and B - even the others would struggle with the road noise at this CG. WiFi is available at $20/week. We wouldn't come back here because of the noise - even at $8/night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was a disappointment and surprise after we saw the pictures on their web page. The place needs lots of work. The pool was just a square hole in a cement pad, pool chairs were few and dirty. Mini putt, if you can call it that, well the green is now gray. The roads are gravel, and the picnic tables were so old and rotten one did not dare sit on them. The sites are very small and there were many eye-sore trailers in the park. The restaurant smelled good but after one night there we did not stay to find out. The main road construction with blowing sand and noise wasn't what we expected and this made it difficult getting around the area. A nice area to see. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff at Bee's is extremely unorganized. They get reservations mixed up and re-rent without notice to you after they have already been paid. They do have a pleasant phone voice though and are good at collecting your money, but they never seem to know anything if you actually need info or help with anything and then act put out if you do ask for something. If you do happen to have a problem after hours, you are completely on your own. The place looks a little shabby when you pull in as the grounds don't look like they are kept up. They do not accept credit cards, only cash or check. They do not confirm reservations or return phone calls. This has happened several times to us with them. We had to make follow up calls after sending our check to see if the reservations were valid. The bathroom and bath house were fairly clean during our last stay, and we did enjoy the small pool they have, as it was clean. Their food is also good on the Tues. and Fri. specials they have, but I'm not impressed with how its served like a prison style chow line where they give you plastic utensils and put all the food directly onto a cafeteria tray without the use plates. The pictures on the website sure isn't how the place looks now. The activities areas for the shuffle board and miniature golf and other games really are just horrid looking and in bad shape. Our last visit to the Bees's RV resort was in 04. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Good point: The restaurant at the campground has good food. Bad points: This is more of a mobile home park than it is a campground. About 75% of the sites are year round rentals. Cable hookups are shared between sites. Sites are not level. Sites are very close together. Pull through sites have trees in the way of pulling through easy. Noisy traffic from US 27 and the toll road. The one restroom/bath house is located by the office, not in the main camping area. Its a long walk. The playground is dangerous and should not be used. Unsafe and falling apart. They do not take cradit cards. Check or cash only. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Large park, mostly park models. After finding a site it was good; they need a guide to help guests find the sites. It took us about 30 minutes to find a suitable site for a Big Rig. After that everything was great; they have all the goodies such as pool, hot tub, golf, range. etc. Although this is an older park some maintenance seems to be lacking in some buildings. We would stay again for 1-2 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is huge park by any standards! It even has its own postal station and sludge plant. We had no problem driving through the park or situating the 40' RV, but the roads are narrow. The park is divided up into sections; we felt that the Veranda area was the nicest in terms of bath houses and swimming pools. The hot tub is also there. There is free Wi-Fi in each of the club houses. Facilities were clean and in decent repair, laundry was adequate, and there was usually plenty of hot water. We do not golf so I can't comment on that, but there were plenty of other activities and the staff was friendly enough. For example, on the day we arrived we needed propane. There was a sign that you could only get propane during certain hours, but they helped us out anyway. When we were there, they were in the process of taking away the dumpsters that were located in various places around the park and replacing them with one giant compactor up by the entrance. People had a tendency to just leave the trash by the compactor since they had no idea how it worked (or didn't want to find out). To the park's credit, they were trying hard to get everyone in the new habit. It might be more convenient for management, but not for campers! Overall, the privately owned mobile homes are well-maintained and the park does not feel crowded despite its size. We were only there for a week, but it seemed like a good "snowbird" location. The park is affiliated with Thousand Trails. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
The sites are large and easily accessible. Park is fairly well maintained and has a busy golf course. Clubhouses are well kept with each one having washrooms/showers, a hot tub, a pool, a shuffleboard court,a patio area, and Wi-Fi. Lots of activities for seasonal and long term stays. Office staff is generally helpful. Propane available on site as is recycling, a post office, and a workout room. This was our third and longest stay. We enjoyed the central location and the friendly atmosphere of the park. We will likely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For an Encore park, it is by far the worst I've been to. The site we were on was without a shade tree for 3 or 4 rows. A fine golf course only 150 yds away but the ANT problem around the campsites is crazy!!! The spa had been closed by the health dept. Paid for a week left after 1 night. Will not go back until upgrades are made. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some of the sites are heavily shaded with oaks and the longest Spanish moss I've seen; the bad part is the trees require tight maneuvers for big rigs, and I was unable to level on one of them. The park was almost completely empty, therefore very relaxing. The sites are all grass/sand/tree droppings which makes for a very gritty floor inside. The grounds were well maintained, and the golf course looked nice, along with a 5 foot gator in the pond at the front entrance. We intended to spend a lot of time in the Disney/Orlando area and were told it was 'about 13 miles away.' This was untrue. It's about 35 miles to that area. A good 45 minutes as quoted on their website, that I did not look at before arrival. Overall a very quiet park in the summer, but not close to anything 'touristy.' We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just wanted to give an update on this campground; I have found that all Encore properties are not equal. The staff was friendly both in the office and at the gate; we stayed in the Veranda section which seems to be the best as we drove around later to look over the resort; restrooms were clean; WiFi worked well but we paid extra for cable TV since it was only available at certain sites; off season rate was reasonable for the area. Looks like this would be a busy place during the season. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very disappointed this trip. We were camping there during their "off season" and the campground they really do not maintain the campground during that time. The grass was let to grow past our ankles and weed up to our knees. The office staff was very un-caring and often rude. They did not want to help and expressed we got a good deal so why are we complaining. They offered the summer deal. The golf course is wonderful and their staff is great! The sad part is every resident stated that the owners did not care. They said winter was so different because everyone takes care of themselves. The campers there are great and the only reason we would return was to see great golfing friends. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been camping here since 2004 usually for three months in the winter. The office staff has no concerns for the people in the park and are rude. They have three hot tubs and only one is working but it is very dirty. For the past three years I have been complaining about the filthy rest rooms and showers. I get all kind of excuses. The showers have mold growing in them. All the office staff has to say is they are having problems with the mold. The cleaning staff checks and signs the checkup sheet everyday but they do not clean it. It is very hard to find a level site. I would say there are more that are not level than level. My front tires were lifted off of the ground. The picnic tables are deplorable if you can get one. All you get is sewer and water. If you stay for a month or more you have to pay for your eletric. All of the other items, such as cable, wi fi, are not supplied you have to purchase it. They also charge extra for a corner lot, and lots near the club houses. Trying to get something done or taken care of is like pulling teeth. I know it sounds as though I am complaining alot but the nice feature about this place is the people that stay there. As far as the office staff and the manager goes there is a lot to be desired. I also noted that there are numerous sites empty and I know of people that have called and they say they are all booked up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 1 / 10 ]
Been coming here for several years. The golf course is nice. Overall maintenance in the park is lacking. Loose siding and rotten wood on some buildings. Most bathrooms are of some years old vintage. Showers have mold, mildew, and rust in many areas. Be careful if walking. There are a lot of pot holes. Speed on the roads is also a problem. It appears no one observes the the 10 miles per hour posted speed limits. Not even the park manager as I observed him traveling at an estimated speed of at least 25 miles per hour. They advertise 3 pools and four spas. One of the spas is filled with sand and cactus. Maybe one pool is working. None of the hot tubs are working. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This place is close enough to all the Orlando tourist spots to serve as a base of operations. This is a huge place with over 1,000 sites. Most sites have park models on them. The RV park has a very nice 18 hole, par 67, golf course right in the middle of it. When we arrived they gave us a choice of about 75 sites and said "take your pick". Some sites are shaded, some not, some are on concrete, some not, some close together, some not. This is definitely a destination park. We stayed here a week and were very happy with the place. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Recently we have reported problems to the office staff about the pool at the Veranda area at Clerbrook RV Park. Yesterday, the pool was cold again. The office staff was notified. Their answer, “I thought that was fixed, I’ll tell the manager and report it". Our history with this park goes back to 2000 with our purchase of a membership. This purchase was influenced by the people who RV in this Park and the strong leadership of a visible manager, who knew the local people and problems. We bought our Park Model in March 2007 when lot rent was $3000.00 and gas prices were on the rise. The housing market was comfortable. So, what awaited us in May 2008 a lot rent increase of $2000. We bought into this Park because of our friends, and for economical reasons. Our problem began with the increase in rent, paying $5000.00 +. Then promises were made for the improvement of the Park. This is not a "Five Star Resort". During our retirement on a fixed income, the economic instability has placed pressure and a strain on our financial outlook. Their answer is to raise rents, add unstable rules for special people, and pools that are not fully functioning. Reporting problems to the office via verbal communications does not seem to help except to place you on a "list." Do we need to write out all our complaints? Pool problems: I was surprised at the five couples that complained while I was in attendance. They did not get in the water and when told to report it to the office, the standard answer was, "Why, they don’t listen to us." Remote Entrance: When we bought into this park March of 2007, our name was placed on a waiting list for a remote entrance opener. It has been two years. When questioned, the answers over the years have ranged from: the computer blew up, unable to program them, a lightning strike, a third party is needed to repair the opener, it will be here in a month, it will be here in two weeks, and we are working on the problem! On the other hand, it is not uncommon to see the RV entrance gate up. Our relatives and friends are hassled upon entry, even though a entrance note was given to the office. Hot Water at the Veranda is not working. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
This park had very tight grassy sites. The water pressure was not very good. The electrical outlet was located in the extreme rear of site, we needed a much longer cord to connect. Since we did not have a longer cord, the rear bumper of our 38' motorcoach was over the site behind us. I looked for the pool and did not find it. There were many travel trailers that appeared to be long term. We were very disappointed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 3 months here last year and really enjoyed our stay and the golf course. To the previous poster, there are 3 clean swimming pools with hot tubs. Our suggestions would be to turn one pool into an adults only pool and that private radios be banned at the pool area, be respectful of other please use your IPOD. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was clean and gated. We checked in after 7 and a guard told us which site to take but he had no knowledge of what sites were already occupied. The site he assigned was already occupied. It was on a corner because we are 45' and wanted a large site. They were more. When we got to the site it was no better than the interior sites and not worth paying more for. Grass was practically nonexistent, mostly weeds and sand. Interior roads were wide not the entire park was just old. It was a 1000 Trails Park and still accepts Good Sam and Thousand Trail Card. We would search for something newer next time. We had to check out with the guard at the gate and pay when we left because the office still had not opened. It took a very long time just to pay and go!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large sites with small table. We had internet/TV from our satellite. Swimming pool and hot tub in each section (3). Post Office, beauty shop, library, exercise room, pro-shop on site. Fishing area. If you are into golf, this is the place. We aren't but enjoyed our stay. Personnel nice. Sandhill cranes walking around the park. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rating of 5 was given primarily because this park contains many, many park models, some of which are rather old and we prefer parks which do not sell out to park models; therefore, upon arrival we weren't happy. But to be fair to the owners, the park appears to be well maintained and the sites are relatively large. Although we eagerly anticipated playing golf, the sheer number of people here requires that tee times be made several days in advance so we didn't bother as we'd only be here a week. The golf course looked rather small. The site which we had been assigned had some low hanging tree branches and we were unable to park there; however, the guard on duty in the gatehouse (office is closed on weekends)was very happy to drive us around and allowed us to choose another site. This campground is not our style and we will not be back even though the daily rate is very reasonable through Coast to Coast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites here are sand/grass. A few had "sink in" problems! Some sites are seriously unlevel. The only problem on our site was that the sewer had to run uphill to dump!! Although this is a golf resort park, we enjoyed a week there without playing golf. We would likely stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has gone steadily downhill during the past 5 years since their manager resigned. The park grounds are a mess. The staff is indifferent. No one cares like he did. Was just there. It is so sad to see what has happened to a once-beautiful resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the lifestyles area for 8 nights in February. Our site was not very level, and pretty crowded as the motorhome on our right side had backed over the sewer connection so it was directly under his unit. Then, he had two large slides on our side that took up another three feet of our site. We were barely able to have room to park a small car on our site. The bathrooms and showers were old, but clean. The showers were large and had a seat to put your things. The golf course was OK, but short and very busy. We couldn't get a tee time for the first 3 days we were there. We ended up playing Swiss Fairways all but one day. This could be a 10 if they had cable TV to all of the sites. (They had cable to a few of the sites. We figured it was the permanent sites that had cable). Also if they had someone go around and make sure that people didn't take too much of their neighbors site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
This campground is nice but the people speed around the park and nothing is done about it. We arrived and picked a site on the golf course. This was a nice spot until we stepped in dog waste that a lot of people do not pick up. We set up all of our outdoor stuff and then we were told by the golf ranger we should move or we will get hit by bad golf shots, and no one but us will care. We did not move fast enough only to be hit on the roof of our motorhome. As the golfer looked for his ball. I told him it was over at the next site. He picked it up and said did I hit your roof? I said yes, you did. And he said NOTHING, not even sorry. The management staff are nice, but should be more aware of bad sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clerbrook has been sold several times and each time it drops in service. We've wintered here for 6 years and this year was the worst. Service staff is barebones as there are not enough personnel to do all the required work. Grounds are not kept up, bathrooms are old and in need of repair. Office staff is surly and the office is understaffed. Rates $30/day and $500/month. This park has gone from a 5 star to a maybe 1 star. This pertains to the park only, residents and activities are top notch. There is spirit of comadarie and newcomers are welcomed with open arms. There is an active softball league, shuffleboard league, and golf league. There are exercise classes, sewing classes, and an excellent wood shop. The golf course is being upgraded and though difficult because of the water hazards, quite well used. Park has three clubhouses, three sporadically heated pools and each offer different atmospheres. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
This park has 1250 sites, about 60% are park models or personal sites. Place was not full in April time frame. Staff and people were very friendly. Lots of people on golf course - 18 hole. I see from past post sites are not family type. This place had a lot of equipment for the kids to play on. In winter months kids would not be here. Some kids in park in April. I did not see a problem with fire ants, you have fire ants in all southern states. We have more fire ants at home (FL) that here. In south end of park you have lot of shade trees to park under. Cable TV was not in our zone but I see new cable TV boxes in ground. Telephones service on some sites. Not a bad place to go. I did notice the lawns need to be cut around own sites. Park has three swimming pools to play in. Some trees were low over the roads. Our $14.00 rate was on passport. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We stayed in this campground in October 2002 in a travel trailer which we left there and have gone back once a month for short "vacations". We love staying here. Everyone is very friendly, staff and residents alike. We had no problems with ants as someone else mentioned they did. Our two girls enjoy spending time there and walking/biking through it. It's is located close enough to Orlando so you can enjoy all the activities without paying premium prices for accommodations. We definitely will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Park had a lot of things to offer, however, we stayed there under Passport America, in 2002.
We had to pull in, get registered, then park in a parking lot and take our tow to find a place to park. We found a spot that was quite nice, however, the sewer wasn't working. We found out later that there were a lot of sites where the sewer wasn't working. We found it rather annoying that we had to our find our own spot, especially in a park that size. There were alot of sites that had overgrown trees with low branches. This year,we called them to see if things might be different if we were to spend a month. We did not feel that the rates they were charging for a month justified STILL finding your own site, especially for a month. We are from WI and if you want to stay at a great park in the summer in WI, with an escort to your site, stay at Country Roads in Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
We stayed there in off season - October 2002. Pretty empty. Sites were somewhat level, no pads either, but the single worst part, and the reason for the 6 rating, were the fire ants - they were everywhere, mounds upon mounds. We, and the dogs, got bit several times and they got into everything. The 'fishing lakes' were a joke. The best places to fish were on the golf course and no fishing allowed there. We will not stay there again unless they can assure us that the ants have been taken care of. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Spent the last two winters here. Three pools with hot tubs, golf course, three clubhouses and lots of
activities (morning to night including dances and shows). Close to all attractions and City of Orlando. Gets full in Dec. and Jan. but other times not too full. We camped here in a camper.
This is an attractive park with lots of interlock pavers, nice landscaping and large sites. The park is clean, the recreation center a good size with nice facilities. The pool is large. Lots of activities are offered. The park is convenient for going to the Theme parks. A Publix grocery store is only a couple of minutes away by bicycle or an easy walk or golf cart ride. Wi-Fi is good. This is our second visit to this park and we have had no complaints. Both times we stayed one week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The strong point of this park, is that it is near Disney and the other theme parks. Good restaurants and shopping is nearby. Clean, level paved sites are very nice. Pet friendly to the extreme. The whole park is a dog walk area, some owners pick up and some do not. The park advertises Wi-Fi available but this is very spotty. If you absolutely need the internet for work etc., you better bring your own aircard. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice resort. The daily rate mentioned reflects a monthly stay. All sites are pavers and level and large. Utilities worked as expected and the Wi-Fi was good. Beautiful pool and clubhouse area with many activities for you and your guests. This is a gated resort. Staff is friendly. There is a fenced dog area but it's too far away to make it really useful. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park with a good location that is close to Disney and Universal. This is a buy your own site resort park, but they will rent unsold sites. They have an excellent weekly rate. Staff is friendly and the park is well maintained. All sites are brick pavers with easy access to hookups. There is free Wi-Fi with good reception and speed. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It basically was just like a parking lot. There weren't really any trees. The grass looked like crab grass. The restroom was a far walk away. If you walked around the trailers to the restroom it would take a really long time. If you cut through the sites, like most people do, then you run the risk of tripping over the low lying chains across a lot of the sites. The chains are very dangerous because you can't see them when the sun is out and you can't see them in the dark. I mentioned that the chains were dangerous and the manager said that they weren't going to remove them. The restroom smelled. The staff weren't that friendly. I think there are other places to stay that would have friendlier staff and shade, etc. Also only one area to walk to take showers at the time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have reviewed this park before, and I want to add a few more details. First, the summer rate is a great deal, $120 for the week. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our site was a level pull through, utilities positioned a bit awkward (but not so on the back ins), all in good working order. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are excellent. A couple of things keep me from giving this park a 10. 1. There are no picnic table at the sites. 2. There are very few (6) lounge chairs around the lovely, clean pool. 3. And last, there is a lack of attention to the grounds around the sites. (The common areas had nice landscaping.) The grass is clumpy crabgrass. They do mow, but do not "edge." I know this is an ownership park, and it does appear that the lots individually owned, are landscaped by the owners. The "transient" spaces need a bit more attention. The location is good for Disney. We would definitely return the next time we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our second winter here and we love it. The sites are paved with grassy sections between sites. The roads are paved, the pool is great, some shade, great super clean bathrooms and showers. Now why is this not a 10? They need to better control the dogs, who seem to control this beautiful park. Limit the number of dogs per unit, make the people pick up after the dogs and control the barking. By the way, I own a dog, but believe they are like kids and need guidance. The second issue is the erratic Wi-Fi. It needs an upgrade to serve the park. Too slow, down too often, etc. We will be back as we enjoy the area, this park and the people. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First time staying at this park and decided to based on the favorable reviews on this site. Very nice and clean, everyone was very friendly. All sites are brick pavers and there are nice grassy areas in between sites, so NO DIRT! Good alternative to a state park in the winter/fall, full hookups including cable at all sites. Nice pool but not sure I would want to stay there in the summer, would rather be closer to the beach. Also, you are allowed to have a camp fire if you bring your own fire pit - this was huge plus for us as we love our campfires! Would definitely recommend this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this park for a month during peak season, and electric was not included for monthly stays. The sites are brick pavers which give a neat, well-kept, RV resort appearance. Pool, restrooms and showers were very clean, but we were surprised at how few washers/dryers were available in the laundry room for a park this size. Cable TV was good and we didn't have difficulty accessing the internet with our Sprint broadband. This park is the perfect location for enjoying Orlando, Disney Theme Parks and local attractions. We discovered the West Orange Bike Trail (shady and beautiful) that runs through the little town of Winter Garden and liked it so much we rode it several times during our stay. While we didn't like this park's policy of having to pay the entire month's rent as a deposit, but we would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it for visitors to Orlando. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We choose this park because we wanted to bike ride some of the trails in the area. Normally we frequent state parks when possible, so this was a pleasant surprise. Everything from the reception, the escort to our site, the friendliness of the staff and camping neighbors was nothing short of excellent. They are very pet friendly, everything is clean and neat. Sites are on pavers. They do lack outdoor tables, but we had our own. We lucked out getting one of their pull through sites close to the office and pool. Some sites are owned, but you won't find any junk units. They have a few park model rentals, but they are in their own area. The rate includes taxes and reflected their current promotion, pay two nights, stay the third free. We will return soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent a week at this park in early November. We liked the park so much we returned January 2, 2011, to stay till the end of the month. Spaces here are wide, far apart, paved and level. Not much landscaping except that done by the deeded owners. Although there are a few park model units, most of the full timers have trailers or motorhomes, and the sites are well kept. The park is close to Disney World and other local attractions. Office staff has been friendly with lots of planned activities. We found the park to be very pet friendly, with lots of RVer's walking their dogs and enjoying a few minutes of friendly chatter. We did not use the provided WiFi preferring instead to use our air card and the Verizon connection was good. The provided cable TV was excellent with lots of channels to choose from. We like open spaces with no trees because of our roof top mounted satellite dish, and there are plenty to choose from here. We would certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As full timers for many years, we stay at favorite parks on a regular basis, even though I have reviewed some of the parks previously, from year to year re-reviewing seems warranted. In this case the review is more positive than the last. We chose this park for a 5 month stay during the winter. Booking in advance for multiple months brings the monthly rent down to about $500 plus electric (reflects the $17/day rate). Not bad for the location. Large sites, good cable and utilities, strong Wi-Fi and 5 line 3G signal. Just on the edge of the Disney area. Far enough to be away from the touristy stuff, but ten minutes puts you at the Mouse's gate. 1 hour west is Tampa, 1 hour east is Cocoa Beach. I-4 and the turnpike are close by. There is a nice size pool, clubhouse, three laundry areas, paved roads and all sites have pavers and it's gated and quiet. Staff is friendly and helpful. A self storage unit about a 1/4 miles away is handy, especially for us since we work a business from the RV. There usually seems to be spaces available, even during the peak season. Landscaping is a little sparse, but all lots are for sale and left to the owners to add the finer touch's. The price to buy the lots seems high, so most remain for sale. But location is everything. All things considered a good stop for a few days or a few months. Worth looking at for a long stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was in a perfect location for our needs. The rate was reasonable for the area, and the park is very nice. But a few minor concerns; we don't like the Elite policy of full payment at the time of reservation, since it is the off season, we just showed up and there were plenty of available sites. Next, our site was not level, but most others did look level. Our sewer connection was placed on an elevated mound, so our waste had to go uphill(not good). The grassy areas between sites is mowed and trimmed, but not in good shape- lots of weeds, dead grass, and bare spots. Now for the good stuff, sites are a good size, cable and Wi-Fi were excellent, pool is top notch, and the staff was very friendly. Overall, a very nice campground, and we would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As per past reviews, cannot fault this park. This had the best pool we have found in our 3 years of travel. We stayed here for a week, it is only a short drive to most attractions in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Called this place after having a bad experience with another park. Wonderful friendly people on the phone, had us set up quickly with details. Spent a week here at a special rate that was HALF what other parks in the area were charging, and it was more than worth it! Sparkling clean bathrooms. Great swimming pool. Level brick paved pull through lots with lots of room. Beautiful clubhouse with extras (pool table, ping pong, playground for kids). FRIENDLY STAFF!! Nicest park we've stayed at in almost 4000 miles of traveling and I can give these folks my high recommendations with no hesitation at all. Thanks much to the folks at Citrus Valley for making my week much easier to deal with! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, has large paved sites. It was empty in May: lot of improvement work going on; paving more sites. Has a large pool, good WiFi and 3G signal. Stayed for three nights and made a reservation for 5 months next winter. Central location, easy access, shopping, food stores, etc., nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As previously stated by others this is a very nice park and it deserves the good rating that it is getting. Nicest bathrooms that we have come across in years. Nice size heated pool. Only thing missing was a hot tub. We believe that this site offers competitive monthly rates for those who like to stay for longer periods. We will recommend this site to fellow RVers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this campground to be just great and complimented the area as well. The sites are wide, paved, level and very clean. The roads are paved and wide, the park is kept is great condition. We spent two months here and will stay longer next year. The management was very helpful as we had some RV problems. Really a positive experience for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great park! Facilities were clean and neat. The staff was fantastic! They were very friendly & accommodating. The visitors and owners were also very friendly. We stayed here four nights and had a great time. Stores & places to eat are just a couple of minutes away. Wi-FI worked well at the camp site inside the RV. We will stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very clean and very reasonably priced being so near Disney World. There are many planned activities for those staying here and the people are friendly and welcoming. The staff at the office are helpful and respond quickly to any problems or needs. There are several rental park models that are available for family and/or friends. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here right after Christmas for a few days. Excellent Park, facilities as advertised. We would recommend this park to our friends and we would stay here next time we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My husband and I took the family to Citrus Valley for a Disney vacation - and we could not have been more pleased with the park. Everything is brand new and the facilities are fantastic! They advertise the park as near Disney and it is only 10 miles away. The staff could have been friendlier, but other than that pretty much everything exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We find Lake Magic a consistently nice place to stop. The Passport price helps too. Cable was good but Wi-fi costs. Close to everything. Garbage drop off at exit is a real pain. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at Lake Magic for the winter. It's close proximity to Disney World is a huge plus for us. It is 10-15 minutes to the main gate. Plenty of great restaurants close by and any kind of shopping you need. The staff is good and there are plenty of activities during the winter. The site we were in was a back-in, concrete pad with patio. Cable is free, but Wi-Fi you have to pay for if you want it at your site. Free in the clubhouse. Two pools and clean restrooms. We have already signed up to return in November. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall this is a nice park. One of the ladies at the front is never friendly, but I just ignore her. There is nothing going on at this park activity wise. It is clean with level sites. The garbage is a bizzillion miles away. Huge dog park. We use this park as a week out from TT Orlando and the price is based on a weekly rate. There are two pools and one hot tub at the big pool. You can not use any of them after dusk. It is not gated which seems real strange to me, but we have never had any issues. Just a few park models but are very tidy and well kept. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Lake Magic for the past two winters. The management has changed over the last two years and not for the better. The pools are set at 82 degrees and are cold. The one pool was down most of the winter. They have lots of activities over the winter months but seem to stop come the end of March where as in the year 2012 they went through April. The laundry room has old equipment and does not work well. The park seem to be going downhill from last year. It is questionable if I would stay here again or not. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is close to Disney and all other Attractions, but that is all is has to offer. No Shade, not a tree in sight. Kids pool was closed, and this was in the middle of the season. For close to $60 a night, there has to be way more. We are bringing our own home, and this didn't included maid service. Park needs to be lots cheaper (for retail customers) or have a lot more to offer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed two weeks at this park, which is actually located 14 miles south of the downtown Clermont area at the intersection of FL 27 and 192. Our original reservation was for a standard site using the Encore "Ready, Camp, Go" card. Standard sites are unpaved and in most cases far from pools and clubhouse, plus we saw plenty of fire ants in those sites. After checking out other possible sites, management helped us upgrade to a lovely paved, partly shaded site close to the pool and laundry room. Great neighbors, many of whom told us they have been coming to this park for years, and it is the people that keeps them coming back. Location is excellent, within one mile of a Walmart, and a Publix just across the street, with Disney a mere 6 miles down the road. Lots of good restaurants in the area too, as one heads toward Orlando on Route 192. We understand the park offers activities in season, but they are not well publicized. We walked the park each morning with our dogs, great exercise and plenty of friendly company. Recommendations: the pool by the laundry room closes too early; supposed to close at dark but the closed sign was usually up by 5:00 or 6:00 P.M. Laundry room is too small for the size of the park. Adding another laundry area near the clubhouse to serve the other side of the park would be a good investment. Thinking ahead to future years, we spent an entire day checking out the various parks in the area, and concluded there is only one other besides Lake Magic that we would possibly consider. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 8 days. Our first day was problematic. We were assigned a spot that was uneven and over run with red ants. I went up to the office to ask for another location and ended up paying an extra $40 to move to a site with a concrete pad. The site was very large. It also was covered with red ants, and I asked several times for them to spray the area, but ended up buying spray and taking care of it myself. They have many planned activities in this park and there is a Publix grocery story across the street. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have spent two winters at Lake Magic. It is a clean, quiet and spacious park with as many activities as you care to attend. Staff are friendly and helpful. The two pools are clean and heated. Laundry facilities are on site. We highly recommend this park especially for longer stays. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are full-timer and spent 6 months at the campground - October to April). It was our 2nd time at this place. This campground is a great place to stay. It is clean, people are great, and staff is taking care of people. This campground is close to major attractions (6 miles from Disney) and also to accommodations like supermarket, restaurant, & shopping and not too far from beaches (Daytona, Clearwater or Melbourne). We are from Quebec, Canada and we are returning to Lake Magic for another 6 months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our third year at Lake Magic. The rate reflects a monthly rate. This is a great park. Plenty of bath facilities, two pools and many activities to join if you desire. The staff is friendly and the park well maintained. There aren't a lot of trees or fixtures to navigate around to park your rig. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is nice and clean but not accommodating. We asked to be near a restroom since our toilet was inoperable and we were awaiting a new one to be shipped to us. They put us in a site far from the shower house, though many sites were available around the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lake Magic takes overflow from 1000 Trails in Clermont. There is a set aside area which is on high ground, neat, roads paved, some sites are drive through, some back-in, full hookups with 50AMP and cable, some paved and some gravel. There are park models through out the park but there is more than enough room for everyone. Other campers we met spend most of the year here or at 1000 Trails. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you check in on a Sunday the office is closed but they leave a packet for you and mark out the directions and route to your space. Both pools were clean, the facilities are a little dated but kept in good condition. If Disney World, Sea World, or some of the private museums, are your destination this park is close to everything. If you are patient and look carefully you can still find diesel under $4 within a half mile of Lake Magic on Hwy 192. This park rates high marks for staff, amenities, access and relaxation. Lake Magic is a good place to live for the short stay, or for the long term. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent a month here. The campground is very large with many pull through and back in sites. They have concrete and gravel sites at corresponding prices. Many activities each day. They have two pools and a club house that is modern and well kept. Many folks here for extended stays but all are friendly. The sites are clean widely spaced and well arranged. The major improvement I would suggest is free Wi-Fi. The office is small, at the entrance and one has to stand outside to conduct all business. Walmart, Publix, public library, Target, Lowes, and a good RV repair parts faculty are all near by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We checked in on Sunday and were put in a central camp spot. In the middle of park, no trees, no neighbors, no amenities. Next morning asked to be moved next to swimming pool and were given a great spot right beside pool, laundry, deck. Locals at this park are not very friendly. Very well maintained park, We had a problem with our cable and someone came within 15 minutes. I would stay here again close to all Disney attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here on short notice, calling for a reservation at 4:00pm to arrive at midnight. The staff were very accommodating and polite. The good of this campground is the staff, the location, and the cleanliness. The downsides are the tiny sites, no shade, and on many sites very poor placement of hookups - especially sewer. The campground is good, but it can't touch Disney's Fort Wilderness just 6 miles away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good park very conveniently located near Disney World at the intersection of Routes 27 and 192. Clean and well-maintained. More trees would improve the open-field appearance, but the limited plantings are attractive. Showers and rest rooms are excellent. There is an extremely nice pool overlooking the lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. The sites are large, some on pavement, some on gravel but all have grass and the streets are paved. The pools are some of the cleanest we've ever seen. We stayed as Coast to Coast members so the price was good. Quite a drive to major shopping but close to groceries and Walmart and other necessities. There is a $3 a day "Resort" fee at Encore parks which is a rip off but they seem married to it. Hopefully the downturn in the economy will let them know that campers don`t like being taken advantage of. This park has activities so at least you are paying for something if you use them. Not all parks have amenities and still charge the fee. We will definitely come back to this park if we are in the area. (888) 558-5777 We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is under new management. The new manager is making numerous improvements. The bathrooms are clean but very old and need to be updated. We have been here before because of its location. (five miles from Disney World) The park is better than it has been for the past six or seven years. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped in 45 foot motor home. Paved interior roads and most sites are paved or gravel. Easy access of US27 and 192. WiFi cost is $4 per day. Sites are widely spaced. Park is near Disney and other attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been to this park for short stays or three month winter stays every year since 2000. It used to be a great park. Now it's just an okay park since it has been sold to ELS. The staff is wonderful, but they have no choice but to implement some very dumb rules created by corporate. The worst of the rules is that you can not get a month long stay in this park unless you come in on the first of the month. We have never experienced such a thing in eight years of fulltiming. If you arrive after the first, you can only get a daily or weekly rate. If you wish to stay for the six month winter specials they want to do a background check which means giving up your social security number and other private information. This rule has generated a lot of dissension among the winter regulars. The pool used to be open for evening swimming until ELS took over. They say the pool is closed because of an ordinance, but it seems the reason is because the lighting is insufficient and they won't put in strong lights. For these reasons, we have changed our opinion of this RV park from a 10 to a 5. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The appearence of the resort has been improved and some updates have occured. This resort has a new manager and we have seen many improvements. The resort has a few problems that we hope will be addressed. The problems are: sewer connections are in a poor location, too few washers and dryers for the amount of people, and poor outdated cable tv. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Grounds very well taken care of and spacious sites. Office staff very cordial. Computer room, tables and sparkling pool were all appreciated. Passport accepted. My big gripe is that you need 40' of sewer line to reach the connection. I had to back up, before leaving, so my 20' of sewer pipe could dump. All the concrete sites seem the same with the sewer connection right next to the road. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Unfriendly staff. The pool was closed. The clubhouse was closed. The park as a whole was not very clean. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. The site design is poor. All of the utilities are at the rear of the site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For starters - the reservation system did not work but they had a site for us anyway.The staff at the gate FIXED IT. I'm sure it would have been a different story if it was a busy time of year. Paved streets, limited cable channels, no shade and Passport America only on the gravel sites. The north pool was very nice/clean but the patio's were a mess of leaves and debre and broken gates. The bathrooms were very clean. The sites are adequate with lots of common open space. The dumpster location is an issue and we found it as we exited outside the main gate. We would stay again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Although not a horrible RV Park, this place can hardly be described as anything more than okay. The check-in office is also the guardhouse so we waited outside in the blistering August heat to pay and get parked. We asked for a pull-through since we were just staying overnight. What a joke. All utility connections are at the rear of the site so when you pull through you can't reach water, sewer or electric. The concrete patio and picnic table are to the rear also so we had to disconnect our Jeep, move the coach back to the rear and park the Jeep in front. So why call this a pull-through??? Blistering heat yet the pools were closed. 467 sites but only one dumpster at the entrance. This is neither a pretty or well designed park. I say, keep driving, this place needs HELP. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park. We are fulltimers and have spent at least two weeks each year there. We spent three months there in 2005. However, a recent query to reserve a site for a week in December 2005 indicated that their rates have gone out of site. A pullthru site is now $252 for one week. A standard gravel site is now $240 for one week. Although we love this park, that is way too much for a campsite for one week. Sadly, we will not camp there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really loved this campground. We have stayed at Encore Resorts before and they all have such high standards. Sandy the manager is really wonderful. We arrived after hours and received help from a Camp Host. They have 2 pools, hot tub, 2 laundry rooms, kiddie pool, and a great clubhouse. I did notice older people starting to come in for the winter, but there were a lot of families as we got closer to Thanksgiving. We would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 3 / 10 ]
We camped here in Sept. 2003. First we had a hotair balloon land next to us - within 20
ft. Management did not let us know this might happen, "Oh, they landed next to my park model once too!" This provided little comfort. But the biggie was when a mower scratched the side of our bedroom slide. Encore passed it off to the mowing company to whom they subcontract. Management at the park took the side of the mowing company. Even when I called Encore headquarters, they blew me off. The bottom line: Encore refuses to take any responsibility even though it happened in their park. Beware of Encore! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 2 / 10 ]
This could be a very lovely park BUT. They cater to large groups and do not control the noise or even care about anyone else. Dogs are allowed to bark, dig up the sites, and are left unattended. The staff has a " I don't care" attitude. They seem empathetic but nothing is done to solve a problem. After hours, there is no one to contact. We have stayed here previous years, but the appearance of the park has gone downhill. Only 8 washers and dryers for a park of over 300 sites. We will never stay here again. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Our FMCA club has had a couple of rallys here and the place is very nice. The staff is friendly, the sites are level and spacious and the view around the lake is very nice. I think it used to be called Secret Lakes RV but Encore is buying up a lot of RV Resorts in this area and this is just one of them. We camped here in a camper.
Great park - tons of hiking, wildlife spotting, canoe/kayak/trolling motor lakes, fishing docks as well. A very clean park - restrooms at campground were immaculate. Biggest negative was NO SHADE and no hope of trees growing around any camp site. Bring your own shade and you'll have a nice, relaxing time. This park is a definite do-over for us. Happy Camping! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good paved interior roads. Large spaces, full hook ups available with sewer. Sites are gravel/sand. Quiet. No shade. Pretty typical state park campground. Can't beat the Florida Resident Senior discount rate. About 6 miles back to Clermont for shopping or dining or about 12 to Disney area. Gate closes at dark so times vary. There is a coded keypad for entry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here June 26 till July 1st. We enjoy the fishing at the two docks on two lakes. Three separate areas to camp and sites are quite large. Close to restaurants and stores. Park was quite empty during our stay. Lots of hiking trails around for hikers. Sites are mostly in sun with little shade available, but nice sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped at this campground for 8 days for my kids' springbreak. We used the trip to visit Disney world's theme parks. It was very convenient, besides saving us tons of dollars in hotel accommodation expenses. The campground is a short drive to Disney and has no traffic issues since we didn't have to travel through Orlando city center. The campground is clean and well taken care off. However, I still don't know why the authorities didn't consider a shorter route into the camping area. It should be about 3 miles from the gate to the campsites. The lake from which the campground got its name is not within view at all. It's some distance from the campsites, so we couldn't tell the condition. However, the two lakes with walking distances to the campsites are prohibited for swimming because of gators. We saw some during our trip. We will definitely return to this campground if we make another trip to Orlando area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lake Louisa is a very popular but somewhat remote Florida State Park. It is about 3 miles off of Hwy 27 and another 7 -9 miles from restaurants and shopping. The sites are gravel, the pull thru sites are curved, and so if you have a 40 foot rig it takes some maneuvering to park it between the shoulders. Our Mi-Fi card didn’t get a strong signal but our cell phones did work. The park attracts hikers, kayaking, bird watchers, plus people wanting to fish and just relax. If those activities don’t suit your fancy, well you best look for another park. Their showers are solar powered so if you’re there on a rainy spell you might be taking cold showers. The location of the dumpsters was such that whatever loop you were assigned, you’d have a bit of a walk to utilize them. Bring your own dog pick up bags as they have no “dog stations”. They do have fire rings, the loop host sells wood, and each site has a picnic table. Reservations are a must and our fee was based on a Florida resident price. We’d were there for a get-together with friends over a weekend and would consider it again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this campground! Sites are wide, easy access and has a great roads for bike riding. Campsites were spacious and well maintained. Showers and restrooms were clean. Even had washer/dryers in each campground loop. Some shade, no issues with tight campsites or narrowness. Beautiful lakes nearby with fishing piers near the campground. Not a surprise FL State Parks were voted best in the nation 2 times! We camped in a 40' class A motor home. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Lake Louisa for 2 weeks, All in all it was an OK stay. The park and facilities are well maintained. FIshing there was alright but slow, and the hiking trails were very nice. We will stay here again if in the area, there just was not much to do while there We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice state park located about 6 miles from Clermont and 20 miles from Disneyworld. We had reserved a full hookup site several months in advance and it all worked well. We had no problems using the sewer hookup, unlike a previous reviewer. The interior roads were wide and easy to negotiate. The only negative issue we had was our site had a deep curve which made it a challenge to get a 35' fifth wheel situated. We saw several other sites with this curve and wondered about the thinking of the designer! Each bathhouse has one washer and dryer which worked well and were reasonably priced at $1.00 a load. There are miles of roads to bicycle on within the park since it's three miles from the entry gate to the campground plus other side roads in the park. There are also a lot of walking/hiking trails around the campground loops and the three lakes. The walking trails are wide and nicely maintained. There are a lot of "wild" orange, tangerine and lemon trees in the area so a walk can be "sweet". Bird watching here is nice. We saw several osprey, eagles, and a variety of song birds. We would definitely return here for another stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Another great Florida State Park! Some of the CLEANEST bathrooms/showers we've seen. Open and not much shade (glad we weren't there in the middle of summer!) Nice hiking trails, great birding, pretty lakes, very friendly rangers and hosts. Spacious sites, though the sewage hookups (not available on all sites) were near the front of the sites which made them impossible to use, unless you had 3 or 4 hoses hooked together. (After the 8-10 minute drive to the park gate) it's 20 minutes to Disney! Plenty of shopping and restaurants minutes from the front gate. Solid Verizon 4g coverage. We will stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our second time here, and enjoyed it again. We brought friends with us this time, who had no trouble at all backing their 40 foot pusher into their site. This park is very big rig friendly. Sewer hookup only available at a few sites, but the double stall dump station is very user friendly. Once again we had the pleasure of super nice check in rangers, who really seem to love their job. Not sure what the last reviewer is talking about, but this park is no where near the ocean or intercoastal waterway. It is in the middle of the state. There are two cute little lakes at the campground that are great for canoeing. Otherwise not a lot to do at the park, but great for relaxing and we enjoyed our hike around the lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here over the Christmas holiday week. Took a river cruise at the park on Christmas eve. We liked the campground but it is true there is no shade and no privacy. Close proximity to the inter-coastal and ocean was a plus. The sites were mostly level (we stayed here twice) and the restrooms were clean for the most part. One of the volunteers was less fastidious about his cleaning responsibilities but for the most part the restrooms were clean. The park rangers were mostly friendly and helpful. The trails were for bike riders, not so much for hikers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful state park located about 30 minutes from Disney attractions and right off Route 27. Large full hook up sites with plenty of room for big rigs. Some sites do not have sewer hook-ups but the dump station is easy to maneuver. Campground is situated between two clean scenic lakes and is 3 miles from the main entrance. Lots of hiking and bike trails. Convenient to all kinds of shopping. Rate reflects senior Golden Pass discount. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Driving up from the south, it was a sure pleasure to enter this fantastic State Park. After checking in at the ranger station (very friendly) it was a 3 mile drive to the campsites. A beautiful drive overlooking 3 lakes, through some orange groves and then into the three loops of campsites. Some sites have sewer. Ours did not, however dump station was close. Rest rooms and showers immaculate and well maintained. Our two grand daughters, 4 and 5 had a blast along with our Giant Schnauzer. Lots of running and biking trails and an abundance of nature in a real tranquil setting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice Florida State Park. There are sites for every size rig and some have sewer available. All sites are not level. Bathhouses are clean and water is heated through solar power. Verizon air card and phone service worked well. Convenient to tourist attractions and shopping. Campground is about 3 miles back from the entrance and some road noise is evident although not bothersome to us. We will stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A really nice park. Level sites. Not a lot of shade yet but nice landscaping. Laundry facilities in each camping loop. Very clean bathhouses. No lake view sites but very nice piers to fish from. Close to Disney World. Plenty of walking and biking trails. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are really no shade spots here, but quite a few young trees are planted that should provide more in the coming years. Nice wide crushed lime stone surfaces that are raked out as soon as a camper leaves by the great park hosts on site at each loop. Really appreciated to keep extra dirt out of the RV. Bathrooms were very clean, with a single washer and dryer outside of both bathhouses at $1.00 a load. Though they were always in use, so they could really use a second set to handle the demand. Towels and liquid hand soap available at all times and appreciated as many do not supply. Only complaint I had with the bathhouse on the women's side in the first loop was that 2 of the 3 shower stalls did not lock, or even shut all the way. If you book an inside pull through, be aware that the hookups are on the wrong side, as is the "patio area". Simple fix is to do what many did, and drive in the one way road the opposite direction. Park loops are small, so this is easy to accomplish with care. Pretty little lakes on both sides, that restrict to no motors, made for a lovely time out in our canoe. Also enjoyed the many walking trails. Though we are only a mile from Highway 27, we found this park to be quiet and peaceful. Wish they had a spot to use Wi-Fi, but our cell phones had good signal and received 37 channels on our TV antenna. Looking forward to a return trip here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a gem of a campground situated between Dixie Lake and Hammond Lake. It provided us with a feeling of isolation, especially on the weekdays. The campground is well designed and well maintained with three separate loops in an open habitat with some small scattered trees. Sites near Dixie Lake receive plenty of afternoon shade from tall cypress and pines on the lake margin. There is a mixture of spacious back-ins and pull-through sites with a solid crush limestone gravel base. The access roads are wide and paved. We had no problem getting satellite TV and Verizon 4G was zooming here. There are miles of hiking trails here and biking was a pleasure on the low traffic park roads. The only reason we are not extending a perfect score of ten is because there appears to be some leveling issues at selected sites, no swimming and only a few sites have sewer. We would like to return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a long weekend. The park is laid out well with some concrete sites and some pea gravel sites. Restrooms/showers very well maintained. The whole area is well kept; has grass, shrubs and young trees around most sites. There will be shade in the future. Our site 48, had adequate privacy from our neighbors. The site was level except for a slight slope in one corner. Didn't affect the RV. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Camp sites are 3 miles off the main road (quiet). Biking and hiking is great and they have kayaks for rent. There is a fishing dock on each of the two lakes. If you need stuff, there are towns nearby, but not too close. We will definitely weekend here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here over night in a 30 ft RV. The park is lovely with a good number of pull thru sites. Nice place to walk. We booked online and got the last site available. I would choose a pull thru next time. Our back in Site 001 (Loop A) was next to the showers and laundry and was very private. The site sloped down in the rear somewhat but was all paved. The other sites each had gravel and grass. Each had a picnic table and fire ring. The laundry has one washer and dryer. There is a sink and counter top adjacent. $1 for washer (28 minutes) and $1 dryer (50 minutes). The restrooms and showers were pristine and spacious. We would definitely stay here again. Recommend you book in advance to get a good spot. Camp sites are off the main road 3 miles. There are some sites with a view of the lake but no actual waterfront sites. There is a fishing dock. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fabulous state campground. Good flat sites with some privacy. Large bath house with good showers. The rangers at this park are responsible, friendly and informed. The camp host was great, not the overbearing types that are usually at state parks. What I like the most, after the wildlife was the attitudes and helpfulness of the staff, both paid and volunteer. They do a GREAT job. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, but in Florida you need shade and there is none at most sites. There are two beautiful lakes in the campground area but no sites on either lake and no views of them. Something I don't understand, if there is water let us see it. Clean and well kept, large sites but no privacy between sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park! Rate is discounted Florida senior rate. The sites are very neat, clean and spacious, though they could use a little more gravel on the pads. All sites have 30/50 amp hookups, and several also have sewer. There is little shade at the campsites, so plan on putting your awning(s) out. Very quiet and peaceful campground with Lake Louisa a few miles away, but still within the state park. Also has many hiking trails. The laundry is reasonable, but there are only two washers and two dryers, one each at two different bathhouses. Hosts very efficient at tidying up (raking the gravel, etc) after campers leave, and providing assistance when needed. We will definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We normally come to this campground every winter for a week or two. Sites are open (no shade) in the larger RV loop, which is good for cooler weather. Great satellite, cell phone and internet access with air card. Very large sites although not much privacy between sites. Quiet and good security provided. Great hiking trails including around the lakes. All types of shopping within 10 miles: groceries, restaurants, etc. Also Disney is within 20 miles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in site #49. I had booked this site because on Goggle Earth it looked like we would have a view of Dixie lake. We did not- we got to look at dead hibernating trees. There are only a handful of sites that you can see the lakes. Only about 15 sites have FHU the rest have W/E with gravel pads, picnic tables and a grill/fire ring combo. The hosts sell firewood. There are 2 bathhouses both are a good size and seem relatively new and both were clean while we were there though the floors stayed perpetually wet for some reason. The park has a few trails to hike/bike or horseback ride on (must have your own horse). They also rent canoes and kayaks to go our on Dixie Lake for $8 for 2 hours. If you are into totally relaxing and having nothing to do this is your park. For my family we need a little more to do that is why it only got an average rating. The city of Clermont is close by with everything you need if you forgot it. The park has no swimming for the last year because of the low water levels and poor water quality. There is nothing for children (no playground or open fields) even in the day use area. Since this one is so close to our home we won't be back. This was a been there done that park for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent our Christmas Vacation at this park, a total of 12 days, there max stay is 14 days. This is a very well kept park and it is located very close to Orlando and Disney. They do have some full hook-up sites but you will not find them noted on the reservation site map. We had a water and electric only pull-thru, this was not a real problem, we used our tote tank for gray water. I noted there full hook-up sites as we plan to return here again. The sites are #30 to #40 and #14 and #16. There are 14 sites total with full hook-up but the last two are for the campground hosts. This park is a real plum and should be at the top of your short list for Orlando area. Most parks in the area are run down dumps. This is not a place for snow birds due to a max length of stay of 14 days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here over Thanksgiving holiday. Great park, well maintained, quiet. We had to leave early due to family emergency, and staff very helpful in changing our reservation. Price of campsite reflects 50% Florida Sr. citizen discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. We were pleasantly surprised to find our site had a sewer hookup. We looked around and found there were about nine sites with hookup. Reserve America had not listed this in the site information while booking our trip. The sites were all open with not much, if any, barrier separating the other sites. This park is a great stop over, visiting the attractions or a just a weekend getaway like we did. The staff was very courteous and helpful. We saw them on their roving patrols often. If you get a chance to stay there, make sure you park at that highest point at the parks entrance, at night. You can watch the fireworks shows from Disney. We are already planning to return next year. We would like to return when it is cool to enjoy the trails. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were very disappointed in this campground. There is NO shade and only small trees at this campground. It was miserably hot and there was no swimming or camp fires permitted. Nothing for children to do. I would have thought from the campground map that we would be able to see the lakes from our site but it was overgrown with bushes. I will not return to this park any time of the year. The bathrooms were clean as in most State Parks and the dump sites (2) were handy with no waiting. They had quite a few pull in sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has three loops. All have 50 amps, water, table, fire rings, BBQ cooking equipment, and a little off level but not bad. Park sits on land that is center of Lake Dixie and Lake Hammond. Lake Louisa is very large and close by to swim in plus has picnic grounds. DTV works well here and Verizon cell phones were to the top. Dump station was great as you can dump on way in or out, very nice and wide. You will find 14 sites have full hookups and a number of the sites are for the physically challenged. No play ground equipment for the kids. Park also has 20 large cabins to rent that over look Lake Dixie. Price was half off, people who live in state receive a discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As others have said this is an open campground and there's very little in the way of shade. Sites are gravel and un-level but not bad. Most are narrow but plenty long enough for big rigs. Electric and water only on most sites. Dump station available and convenient. Only one trash drop off site for the entire campground so it can be a bit of a hike depending on where your site is. Park is clean and pretty well maintained with the exception of the weeds between sites and along roads which needed mowing badly. Sunset over Lake Dixie was beautiful. Plenty of hiking and biking trails. Several piers to fish from, and Lake Louisa has a swimming area. Will be back but in the fall, winter or spring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park in the middle of citrus area. The orange blossom aroma was wonderful. Sites are nicely spaced but there is little vegetation and it would be very hot in summer. Nice location between two lakes and namesake lake is a short drive away. All facilities were well maintained. Took a day trip over to the east coast and Cocoa Beach area. Timing to watch the landing of the space shuttle was off by a few days. Homossasas Springs and Crystal River a short drive away - beautiful area to visit as well. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground close to Orlando. It's 30 minutes to Disney and 1 hour to Universal. Wide sites and very easy parking. Just outside the noise of Orlando so the park is very quiet at night. This park has many trails (though they are difficult for bikes: too much sand), but wild citrus trees everywhere. (Though your not suppose to pick any. Oops.) This park will get a 10 in the future once the campground has some shade. In December this is not too bad, but I'm sure this is a very HOT park in the summer. We'll stay here again when we come to Orlando. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park but not much to do unless you like to fish. Very sunny, no shade to speak of. Had a site with 50 amp service and sewer which is great for a state park. Well maintained gravel sites with lots of space but no trees so no real privacy. Water view sites would be the best. Very nice fishing piers on several pretty lakes. Would only consider going back to do some fishing in cooler weather. Camping staff was very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An excellent park that we would definitely stay at again. Easy to pull into, well cared for sites, and friendly staff. Approx. 30 minutes from Magic Kingdom. Nightime sky is terrific. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a lovely state park. The campsites are extremely spacious. The campground is situation between two beautiful lakes. Each lake has a dock. There are numerous hiking trails and horseriding trails. There is a swimming area; however, I would recommend driving your vehicle to the largest lake which allows swimming as it is quite a distance from the campground area. There are informational sessions with the Park Rangers during the weekends, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We will be returning in April. I would have given this campground a 10: only there is very little shade at the camp sites; but, they have landscaped and in a few years this will be exquisite. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park enclosing six lakes used to be a citrus orchard, some citrus trees remain. Sites were clean, level and decently spaced; we have a 30 ft class A. The spacing is especially important because there is no greenery whatever that provides any privacy or visual separation from your neighbors; the campground area is very open. Bathrooms and showers are clean and new looking but chilly on a cool day. We were happy to find laundry facilities with one washer and one dryer. There are a handful of full hook-up sites in two of the loops. There are fishing piers on two lakes near the campground and the beach area is very nice. The dump has two stations and is easy to access. The cabins looked really great. The park was quite busy during our stay and seemed full every night but was quiet. Overall this was a good camping experience but we really prefer more wooded sites with some shade and privacy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The water is fine, first time with MH much better this year. Stayed here last two years with friends in park model. People are friendly, no problem with sites, ref size. On site 371. Only complaint is this site is noisy with diesel pick ups going by. Picking lemons off the tree on site. Does not get better than this. Pool clean, warm, and close to all sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are advertised for motorhomes but this is a manufactured home community. Very tight for motorhomes which causes unrest with the homeowners. Construction is ongoing for maintenance and upgrades as this is for winter/permanent homeowners and not an RV resort. The water had a bad odor and a bad taste. Don't know if they are having problems with water quality. We will not choose to stay at this one again as there are so many others to choose from in the area that are truly set up for motorhomes. Rate was based on a monthly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were looking for an RV campsite near the amusement parks, but didn't want one in the "heart" of all the hustle and bustle. Outdoor Resorts at Orlando fit the bill. This is a gated community on beautiful Lake Davenport, only 7 miles from Disney. You can get a lovely site on the canal (with a dock). We stayed on Site #371; it was a large corner site with a great view. There is boating and fishing on the lake, two heated pools, a Par 3 golf course, tennis, a clubhouse, and more. We rented for a week, but you can rent daily, weekly, or monthly. We were pleasantly surprised how inexpensive it was, considering it was a full-hookup with cable TV. There is a restaurant/pub at the entrance, along with a laundromat. Also, a beautiful new Publix has just been built just down the road. We will definitely visit them again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have friends in this park so our rate may be different for others. This park is owned by the people staying here and it is very nice. Being off of I-27 I expected lot of noise, not so. Landscaped nicely, clean pool and the people we have met are very friendly but being the off season, July, not too many here. Lots of golf in the area and cheap. We will come back again if we do not wear out our friendship. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very neat, clean park. Most lots are paved and landscaped. Very active, friendly park. The lots in this park are individually owned. There are lots for rent and for sale by owner. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean, but a bit barren. Just stopped here for overnight. It is easy on/off from turnpike, and not expensive. However, it is NOT near any restaurants, etc., so plan to bring your own dinner or head out. Quite a ways to have some choices. About 8 miles to restaurants and grocery stores. Again, good for a pull off the turnpike spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were only planning to stay here for a week but enjoyed the campground and people so much we ended up staying here for a couple months. It is convenient to all the attractions Orlando offers and shopping in Clermont has everything you'll need while you are here. Has a clubhouse with exercise room, showers, library, etc. Has a tennis court and shuffle board along with a outdoor grill off the veranda. There is a separate laundry building with showers. Golf is just down the road as well as a winery offering tours. This is a relatively small, gated 50+ RV resort. It is very clean and all sites are neat and spacious. The park doesn't allow pop-ups or truck campers. Well mannered dogs are allowed on leash. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at Rolling Ridge for 8 days. The site we were on was paved with a grill. I would rate this resort higher if we had not had problems with the sewer opening, located at the middle back of the pad. It was difficult to maneuver the sewer hose under the coach to the sewer opening. This is a owner park, but there were many renters. Most of the sites are not paved. We would stay here again but would prefer a different sewer connection. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rolling Ridge is a very nice campground and not just because of the price. The grounds, restrooms, and showers were very clean. The staff was friendly and helpful and not at all pushy about selling sites. If you wanted to hear about them they'd be glad to talk t you but no hard sell here. Some sites are set up with pavers but most are sand and gravel with a small concrete patio. The park is about 30 minutes away from the Orlando attractions and there are plenty of grocery stores, and restaurants in the area. We would definitely return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a destination park with many activities during the winter. Nice pool, tennis court (pickle ball court) exercise room, library, hall. The lots are for sale and the lots not sold are just crushed gravel for parking and VERY soft sand for your patio area. Be very careful about driving on it. Not all lots have shade trees. Quiet, easy access, good satellite and wi-fi access. Close to many amenities including Disney. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed here for five months last winter and will probably return if the rates remain competitive. This is a pretty decent place. I used the showers everyday and they were spotless upon arriving, but they did get a little dirty and moldy after a few months. Management had them cleaned regularly but they were not as clean as I would have liked. I was parked near the wifi antenna so it worked quite well but others who were camped farther away did experience some troubles. The wireless stopped working a few times and each time it took a few days before it was repaired. I am a heavy internet user so this was an inconvience to me - not a major problem, but it did annoy me when it stopped working. Activities are minimal but that's ok since I'm not too social anyhow. I did not use the pool but everyone who did seemed to think it was too cold. It uses a solar heater located on the clubhouse roof but it doesn't seem to work very well. There is some noise from the hotel next door - it gets worse on Friday & Saturday nights. I was camped a fair distance away and it was not bothersome at all but this could be an issue if you were camped on the edge of the park next to the hotel parking lot. The location is good - -I enjoyed the activities in Clermont as well as Eustis. Very close to the Florida Turnpike. Management is better than average - not perfect, but all-in-all they were good to me. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is very large and outwardly appears clean and well kept. We stayed in the 'D' Loop. It was difficult to find an acceptable site as the assigned site was far too small with the neighbors encroaching into it. The bathhouse was old and dingy at best. The sink has a permanent leak that is rigged with PVC pipe to drain into a floor drain. It was not a very appealing bathhouse to use. There are no fire rings at any site - they have 3 throughout the campgrounds - I find this a bit ridiculous for their prices. Overall OK park, but I won't go back unless I have no other options. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Definitely the best "Thousand Trails" Park. We had a nice level site near the clubhouse and were able to get a clear line of site for satellite. Only negative was the hot tub closed for the week we were here with no explanation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great Campsite, the best so far in the TT system. Friendly & helpful Staff. Clean Park, Pool and Clubhouse. The only negative thing we can say is that children are not always treated equally. Not allowed into some areas (Pool-Table-Room, Quiet Room & Spa), they say it is because they are to loud, but the Adults playing are loud as well. I would understand "only with Adult supervision". Other then that great park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stay here a few times every year. We stayed two days on our way out of Florida, and for some reason it was the most pleasant of them all. Office staff was helpful and pleasant. A tropical storm had just gone through and the preserve was very green. Everything was clean and well-maintained; the new trash compacter was a pleasant surprise. Pools looked great, usual amenities were all operational. We had no difficulty setting up our satellite and OTA digital channels were good. Our Verizon hotspot worked well. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to stopping on our way back home. Rate was actually 0 and reflects TT membership. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects our membership rate. We really enjoyed staying here. The staff was very friendly, and there are a lot of activities here. We had a clear shot of the sky for satellite. We will definitely return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can not say enough good about this camp ground we absolutely LOVED it. We had signed up for the Thousand Trails membership and this was our first experience with TT.The wild life was amazing, we stayed in the wooded section which gives you a little bit more privacy than the general population. It is very busy though, lots of people and kids. They have a nice pool and hot tub area. Lots of activities. We will be going back to this camp ground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Huge campground with tons to offer. Kid friendly with playgrounds, pools, mini-golf, and lake (boating & fishing). Great staff with nice sites. Campground is so large that it is not hard to find a spot that you will like. Looking forward to going back later this fall with the family. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is your typical Thousand Trails park. They just changed out the garbage set up and it is a pain now. Have to drive a long way now and it is a big park. The staff is friendly except at the front some times. Some of the spots are terrible trying to get level. Most spots are good for satellite, and cell reception is good. Your Wi-Fi card will be spotty sometimes. The pool is nice and the nature trail is enjoyable to walk. Very active park with a lot of activities. Fishing on the lake is good and due to the fact it is private you do not need a FL license. It is gated and safe. We will stay here again and price is reflective of our membership. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a well maintained campground that offers lots of things to do for all members of the family. Yes, there is no cable and wifi, but the activities here and those at nearby Orlando attractions keep everyone busy. Sites aren't fancy, but they are clean and level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Each Thousand Trails park is a "first come, first served" place - this one, you picked your site based on looking at a super-sized campground map on a wall in the front office when you arrive. Good if you know the place, less good if you've never been there. I used Google Maps to check out the area and knew that only a small portion of the park was wooded so I asked for that (section "D"). There is fairly limited 50 amp sites through the park and especially so back in the "D" section. The fellow who was checking us in was pretty knowledgeable about the sites and was able to accommodate our big rig size. We narrowed it down to two different sites, depending on if I'd be able to get backed into the first one or not. The sizes back in this area have pretty thick vegetation between different sites. The site that we originally picked was so tight width-wise, that I didn't think we'd be able to get our slides out and still be able to walk around the camper. We walked the area and ultimately settled on a different site - a quick call to the front office gave us the one we picked. Width-wise, it was still fairly tight - our main living room slide ended up pushing into the vegetation a bit (which, later in the trip - we found 2 palmetto bugs and 1 frog inside the camper; I assume because of the plants touching the side and underside of the slide). We were in a 30 amp site and definitely had power issues. I can't believe we were getting a full 30 amps. Starting up the main air conditioner, water heater and a handful of lights blew the breaker at the box. We ended up blowing the breaker 3 or 4 times total in our 9-day stay. The laundry facilities were very plain and fairly small (2 of each - washers and dryers). The bathhouses were downright dingy. There were a ton of amenities - the pools looked nice and clean. The duck pin bowling was a hoot! The weekend breakfast in the clubhouse was cheap and yummy. They had all sorts of other stuff that we didn't participate in (in fact, it was one of the most active club houses that I've ever seen). In other news - we visited Disney, Sea World and Universal while we were there. Traffic, as expected, was painful each day. Definitely get the Sunpass and make use of the toll roads. We finally started using them (where we could without a Sunpass) and they saved much time. The whole park appeared to be big rig friendly (given which site that you pick). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place, we loved it. Lots of stuff to do and see. The pools (2) are both heated and the hot tub works great. Price reflects our TT membership. We cant wait to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was quiet, clean and well maintained. Nice size lots. We did not have an issue with ants. We would have given it a 10 but check in took us over thirty minutes and we were the only clients in the office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It would seem that the new ownership by Encore means that the privileges that all the members paid large sums of money for, is been taken away piece by piece. It makes us wonder if the strategy is to "scare" all existing members away before setting up a new moneymaking membership? Bath houses are well below par, and the ground is not maintained like it used to be. All security systems (guarded entry and golf cart patrols) have been abandoned. The old Thousand Trails system seems to be falling apart and all the prime sites are now not available to TT members. This is all in all a very disappointing. development. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The worst part of this park is the lack of decent, safe places to walk your dog WITHOUT being bitten by ants. They apparently do nothing to control ant mounds: small or large ones. I was at my wits end to walk my dog for his routine "bathroom" needs without injury. This is an old campground, but very large. The staff is excellent, very helpful, but can do only what the budget allows. Nice neighbors and everyone is friendly. I've yet to see a decent campground at Thousand Trails. I strongly suggest everyone have a Surge Guard on their rig and an autoformer wouldn't be a bad idea either. I stayed many nights here for free because it was part of the free nights that came with my new membership. Nothing is free: I paid dearly for the membership and I won't be renewing. My perception is that the Thousand Trails organization is a bit sleazy. Don't let them have your credit card number on file. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent two weeks here. I was amazed how quiet this park was. While near all the attractions, it sits way back in from the busy traffic. This large facility has turned out to be one of our favorite parks. It's really difficult to give a single reason why this place has become a favorite of ours. However, we look forward to returning in the future to enjoy all it has to offer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Apparently this camp is under new management and has done a great job of improving the facility. We were in the C circle, by the rec center and were able to grab the free Wi-Fi they offer INSIDE the center. Tons of places to walk and be entertained. Good antenna reception. Tons of activities to do there on site (WOW!!) as well as not being too far from the Orlando craziness of the theme parks. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a VERY old campground. Roads and sites are paved, but sites pavement is very old, crumbling and full of pot holes. Electric box is rusting badly. Pools, rec-room, store and ranger station are very nice and well maintained, but the grounds need major work. Mostly sand with a few weeds and plenty of fire ants. Speed bumps are pervasive throughout the park. Big rigs don't like speed bumps. I even had to back over one while backing into my site. I hope this park is not the average for TT preserves. We will never stay here again. We will stay at a park 5 miles from here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 14 nights. Park is well maintained. Staff is friendly and helpful. Many activities for adults and children daily: such as mini golf, golf, billiards, cards, musical entertainment, yard sales. Small store on site with ice cream, fudge, burgers, hot dogs. We stayed in Site C28 close to the dumpsters and across from the clubhouse. We would not stay in this site again because of the constant traffic and noise. We have marked our campground map with the sites we would select in the future because you have to select the site you want before you enter the area. Seeing it on a map only is not very convenient. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is $0. for TT menbers. We stayed here twice, 11/1-//15 and 11/22/12/6.(here now) He had a back in full hook up with 50 amp electric. Very friendly staff. There is a small wooded area with a lot of shade,more like a state park, maybe about 100 sites. The main part of the park dose not have much shade. There is a small lake with a boat/kayak launch. Our site was paved with a large patio. Roads are all paved. Both Pool's had a super make over. They were planting about a dozen very large palms around the pool. Club house and ballroom are super. Many activities. There are some unpaved sites. Verizon air card and cell had 3-4 bars. Very quiet for this large a park. It is about 2/3rds full. We will stay here again. This is the nicest TT. we ever stayed in to date. I agree with others about opening the parks to the public. TT is a members only group, or is it. I can seeing renting unused sites at a high fee, but with no reservations more them 48 hours. This way the empty sites will help the corporations bottom line, and help with improvements. Just good business, but no reservation more them 48 hours in advance. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here in April and now we are back. Some sites are now being rented out on a yearly basis (this will prevent you from choosing some of the more attractive sites within the campground) and you can now also camp here without being a member of Thousand Trails. We wonder if this is the beginning of the end of "members only" campgrounds? Why would we pay an expensive annual membership if we are refused the best sites and if we can get in anyway without a membership? BTW - both times we have been here this year to water has been cut off due to burst water pipes so make sure that you are self-sufficient to some extend when arriving. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent 10 days in this park. Big sites and easy in and out. The pool areas have been redone and are very nice. New furniture around the pools too. The restrooms were cleaned daily and almost never used. This park is in a great area with restaurants, shopping and golf very close by. There is a canoe launch in the park into a small lake. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park with very spacious sites in most areas. It appears to be up the high standard that we have come to expect from Thousand Trails. There are lots of activities and green playing areas for kids. 2 nice size heated pools and a very large clubhouse with weekend live entertainment. We will be back and we will recommend this site to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First of all, we love our Thousand Trails membership and this park: they are great values. The staff is always friendly, the park is always clean and safe, a lot of things to do and we always enjoy coming here. That said, after 3 years of coming here, there are minor annoyances that crop up year after year. Primarily maintenance issues, pool showers that are sometimes warm, mostly cold, stick on or don't work. You never know how warm the pools will be, whereas in Peace River, the pool is always comfortable. Pillars and fencing around the pool need paint and minor repairs, a lot of lights to the entrance of the park are broken or not working. Maybe it is just the economy, but most of the maintenance items I listed are not costly, minor annoyances and give a poor first impression of the park. I will still definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed the month of Feb 2010. Second time here and had a great time. Staff was very nice and helpful. Park is very close to Wal-mart and many food type stores. No cable TV and if you use a dish don't park under trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Currently staying on site D-145 (wooded area of the campground) across from the bathhouse and laundry. It's been extremely warm during my stay with most days having afternoon t-storms. My site is level and has water, sewer, electric as well as a picnic table. Three pools (adult, family, wading pool) and a nice spa. Clean and well maintained. Trading Post (store) doesn't carry groceries (they tried, but even bread/milk didn't sell). Good ice cream (some even sugar free). Interesting mdse. Newly opened Sweet Bay Grocery store less than a mile to the south on 27, Super Wal-mart about a mile south, as well as a Winn-Dixie. Campground is approx. 9 miles from Disney attractions. Nice amenities and courteous staff. Propane refill available, extended stay also available, as well as on-site storage and off-site storage. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Clean park with helpful staff. There are two pools, one for adults only and the other for families. No Shade trees to speak of and it is HOT in the summer. Mostly level, crushed rock paved sites that you back into. Rate reflects Thousand Trails membership. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park was good overall however the big-rig sites are NOT pull-through and there was scant shade available there. Several of those sites had no sewer. The Wifi was pay only. The laundry and showers for the big-rig sites, rows G and I were closed and the nearest one was in poor condition with a collapsing ceiling and peeling paint. There was some talk around that the parent company was not doing maintenance due to the economy but we were unable to confirm that, but this is the third Thousand Trails park were we've seen this. The pools looked new and were well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has spots for everyone, large, small, open, in the trees, or completely secluded. Grass, concrete or dirt. We had a nice site with a pasture behind us. Many things to do here including pickleball. Personnel were nice and professional. Nice clubhouse and retail store. My only drawback is that people, especially those in golf carts, including park employees, do not observe the 5 mph speed limit. With two pools and a hot tub the sunning was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for no charge in exchange for listening to a sales presentation to buy a membership. It is a nice campground. The staff was very friendly. We stayed in the wooded area. Our site, #D23, turned into a small river during a downpour one morning. I think our site was the only one with this problem, however. The bathhouses are clean, but need updating. For the price of the full membership (13K), I would expect more updated accommodations. Bike riding is very nice. This is snowbird city, though. I would say at least 80% of the park were snowbirds staying long-term. We were disappointed that there were no recycling containers - so much for going green. We won't camp here again because we did not purchase a membership; however, if this was not a member-only campground, we would return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent park with a lot of activities. Staff is very friendly. Sites are clean and easy access. We received our membership when we purchased our coach at Lazy Days. It was a great move for us because I cannot think of any negatives while staying here. It is within 6 miles of Disney and a lot of businesses close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Are some of the buildings "old" looking, yeah, sure, but they are clean inside. Not everything is "new" for some people and just because they are 5-6 years old does not mean they should be torn down and replaced. There is free internet in the big rec room, their is a driving net, there is a trail, there is a lake, this is a quality site and well worth taking the tour and staying free. One of the best things about this CG is the activities that are well attended by the campers. From horseshoes, to pickle ball, to other activities they are all well attended and a lot of fun. If you are looking for a CG with brand new buildings maybe this is not the place for you, if you are looking to have a great time and meet a ton of other campers just like you then this is a great place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Thousand Trails park, it is well maintained with lots of activities each day, all amenities we enjoy and a very nice clubhouse to boot. We have stayed here several times and have always had a great time. The park is very large, and some sites are better than others, but have had no problems with either parking or staff. We appreciate the close location to several of our favorite sightseeing places, Disneyworld included. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great Location - easy access to Disney, shopping and tourist traps! Workers were doing landscape work (trimming bushes/trees, etc.) during my stay, and management was having the entry road repaved and other improvements. During this time, there was a major power outage, water and sewer were out of commission for 12 hours or so, but management delivered notices/progress reports to all campers during this time. Gate personnel were wonderfully helpful in giving directions, procedures, etc. I stayed in the D section which was somewhat wooded and seemed very private. Site was level and spacious and there was a Wi-Fi booster at my site so I could access the internet easily from inside my camper. Bath house/laundry was nearby and well maintained. Great activities lined up daily. Pools/spa well maintained and very comfortable. Super Wal-mart and a Winn-Dixie less than a mile away. I enjoyed my stay and will return. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a spectacular park with many activities and a beautiful lake. There is a nice mix of nature and pavement, with something for everyone from young to old. The buildings are all nicely maintained and so are the grounds. The manager is fabulous here. The entire staff is great actually. We look forward to coming back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed after receiving a invitation to visit the resort and participate in their sales presentation. There was no high pressure sales meeting. The staff of the resort were all very friendly and helped answer questions. However, the resort is very old. The buildings look tired, worn out. The only fresh looking building was the visitor center where the presentation was held and the cottages they offer. The asphalt on the streets and most of the sites is worn and breaking up. Many of the sites are not level (unusual for Florida, but this resort is 136 feet above sea level). The picnic tables are warped and should be trashed. The dock at Lake Hancock inside the resort needs replaced. I would not even think of paying almost $8,000 for a membership at a resort with no free wireless internet or cable at the site. They have free wireless at the activity center, but in a 850 site park it's doubtful you will be close during busy times and might have to drive or golf cart up to the building. Also, we were told choosing sites are first come, first served. The resort was clean and has two huge pools, one for families and one for adults (best thing we observed during 4 days, 3 nights there. If you only need a place to base while you visit the Orlando complexes, it would probably be perfect. The gated entrance with security was a plus, especially with Orlando's terrible crime rate. As you pull out by the security entrance, just don't back up - they have stop bars that would flatten your tires. Would we stay here again, even if we had to pay? No. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our first Thousand Trails camping visit and we were thrilled with everything from the time we drove up to the gate until we pulled out. I camped here with my husband and three teens and we all had a great time. The staff was super and the campground was gorgeous. We can't wait to return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a membership park with very liberal visiting rights if you are willing to take a tour. The sites range from very sunny to partly shady, but the electric is very good and there is no extra charge to run an AC. If you want 50 amp electric, there are sites available that will not cost extra, but if you want a brand new site in section I with 50 amp, the charge is $2.00 a night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here three times in Dec and Jan. Some roads were dusty(needed rain in area). Very nice pool and hot tub. Staff was friendly and helpful. We like the woods area best, but you can also choose open sunny spaces if you'd like. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very organized, nice people working there, greeted like they wanted us there. Need more 50 amp services. Park very big and easy to get lost without your map. can choose total shade or no shade. you pick your lot. store, ice cream socials, activities, dinners, cookouts, movies for the kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed here quite a bit, both in and out of season,since it is close to family. Management is NOT friendly or helpful. Roads and sites need improvements. It is VERY quiet which is nice. Rangers need to be a bit more helpful. It is a bit hectic during the "snow bird" season. They do have a lot of permanent type spots. We do like the "country" feel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at a little more than half the Thousand Trails parks around the country in the last four years. This one is far and away the best of all of them. Don't buy a membership thinking they are all this nice. However, if you like camping under trees and are happy with 30 amp service, you will probably be happy at the other parks in the system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a huge, nice TT. Close to Disney World and many other places. WiFi is available only in the clubhouse with no charge. We have stayed here many times and will be back. Why I rated it down is there was broken up plastic around our site and a broken up picnic table with planks missing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very nice. It is made almost like a resort. The staff was friendly and so was the manager. It is located near Disney World and Kissimmee. My family had a great time here and so did our guests who stayed in the trailer rentals. It is definitely a place to go but even with that said I would rather go to their other campground at Peace River, located in Wauchula. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a huge park and 9 miles from Disney. We requested and received a pull thru, not realizing that pull thru sites are literally against each other. We had to help direct our neighbor in and we had to coordinate our efforts so that our slides didn't hit each other. We plugged into the same electric pole. Back in sites were a normal space apart with more breathing room, even though there were no trees on the majority of the sites. Roads are asphalt, but cracked and uneven in places. Sites are mostly level, but not private at all in most places. Private sites can be found in the "wilderness" section of the park which is wooded, but is only a very small section of the park. There is a lake with a beach, but no swimming allowed. Canoes are free. Dock is in disrepair and seems unsafe. Adult and Family pool areas extremely clean and nice. Lots of activities on site. Clean restrooms. Everyone was friendly. Easy big rig access with no overhanging branches. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Large park in central Florida near Disney World. Lots to do in area. Park is easy to get
around in and big rig friendly. Restrooms and showers very clean and available. Had only 2 modem hookups in activity center. Not enough for a park this large. Unless you got there during the dinner hour or at 5 AM, you had to wait to check your e-mails. Everything was set up very efficiently. Will definitely return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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This membership-only park is a mixed bag of good and not-so-good. Spacious and intelligent layout. There is something for everyone's needs: a shady area, a 50-amp area, near Activity Center area. Country-feeling but near everything. Great weekend amenities and food availability during season. The not-so-good: I visited in 2002 AND 2003 and there was only ONE payphone in the entire park! No cable TV seems a bit rugged in this day and age and for the price and general level of the campground amenities. Modem stations in Activity Center but no one knew of any plans for hookup at site, despite huge snowbird population. Can't imagine what the snowbirds will do with only ONE payphone in the entire park. People seem to think that it is OK to walk across RV sites to the Activity Center: recommend don't get one of these sites! I might try another place next time. This one seems to be piling up the not-so-goods over time. We camped here in a Motorhome.