Big Cypress is a very nice park. The only problem is if you think you are staying in Clewiston think again. This park is away from everything. The night view is absolutely great, noise is totally absent, roads into the park from I-75 is okay, and the mosquitos are big. For a get away this park is a great spot. If you anticipate going places and want anything less than a day trip such as Okeechobee Lake this is probably not the park to stay in because of its remoteness. The museum was great; the swamp tour was pretty touristy sounding but in all fairness we didn't do it. The 20 minutes for an air boat ride seemed really short for the dollars involved. We would stay here again if we wanted a remote stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very clean and well maintained. This was our first time there, but will return for a longer stay. The campers that was there for the winter were great people. Lots of activities. This is the place to go if you want to stay for a few months. We will be going back this winter. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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This is a great park - very well appointed and tended. Am unsure of the actual age (neighbors said they had been coming "for years") but it looked very new. Some major work had been completed during the past summer which might contribute to the "new" look. The Wi-Fi was good but would drop off sometimes and each time it came back required you to sign back in (agreeing to the policies) which could be frustrating in the midst of surfing or viewing something online. The staff (and my neighbors) were very friendly and helpful. The BIGGEST drawback is the distance from the main roads. Snake (or Government) road was a bit bouncy and therefore rough on the interior of the camper - just allow 40 min to drive before you get to Alligator Alley - then another 35 miles to get to the western edge of Ft Laud. Still a GREAT place to "get away" to and still not be roughing it or dry camping. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean, well maintained campground with friendly, helpful staff. Really enjoyed the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum nearby--you could bike or walk there from the RV park. Guided tour was fantastic. Also did the board walk through the Everglades there. Good local place to eat is Sweet Tooth. We liked their BBQ and cupcake. Also enjoyed the Billie Swamp Safari. Especially liked the swamp buggy ride. They also have air boat rides. The whole community is clean and well maintained. Lots of good bird watching too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second trip here. It is pretty remote, but we like that. They have a great Seminole Museum as well as air boat and swamp buggy rides. We talked to the new manger who is a Seminole and seemed to be very knowledgeable and interested in improving the park. They are taking one section and enlarging the slabs, adding landscaping, and generally improving things. They are looking to make the park into a 3 tiered system and are doing a lot of improving. We will be returning in several years to see how they are doing. I did tell him about the discount clubs as Passport America and Camp Club America. Like most Florida campgrounds, they have a slow summer season. All In all, it was a very nice park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed as snowbird for last 5 years (and they were great ones) but this is our last year with the changes on the horizon. Our prior ability to reserve a given site is no longer: it's now fist come first serve, even if you have a reservation. Rates increase 33% on most sites and over 100% on motorhome only sites in the front section (going for a more prestigious clientele). Turnover of park managers the last two years has been discomforting for long time campers who appreciated the effort they put in to keep the park running efficiently. Sad to see such a great park mismanaged to the extent it appears to be going. Old rates were great incentive to ignore the remote location. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As previously reported this campground has 2 very different areas. The first has full 50 amp hookups, concrete pads and lots of trees. This area is occupied by return campers and there is a waiting list to get one of these sites. The second area has grass sites with 30 amp hookups and no sewer. The nice thing is the honey wagon comes twice a week and they empty your tanks. The sites are very large and some have a little shade. I did not see any bars on windows in town and did not feel that there were any safety issues. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is about 45 min's west of Ft Lauderdale. Office staff was very friendly and organized, i was quickly checked in. Large sites with a clean table and BBQ at each one. Clubhouse and bathhouses had fresh paint. Direct TV in the Clubhouse with a big screen TV. Pool and ho ttub were great. Enjoyed walking and seeing wildlife-very quiet park. All weekly and monthly rates include electric! Close to Billie Swamp Safari. I would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is on Seminole Reservation in the middle of no where. It's a very quiet park and the rate was very good for what you got. It is a good stop over, but that is about it. Only issue was we were charged for full hook up and only got 30 amp electric and water. All the 50 amp, sewer sites are filled up with the snowbirds, which we understand. The Billie Safari was worth the trip. Would not want to spend the winter here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Virtually all sites with pads require waiting list. Locked up by return renters. Facilities were older but clean. Fair number of activities. Grassy sites are not level. Muddy in rain and have no sewer hook-ups. Honey wagon comes twice weekly. 5 rating is because dog leash policy is not enforced at all! Dogs running loose all over the place in the grass site loops. My husband got bitten by a dog whose owner left the park for the day. Miles from amenities. High crime area (all buildings on the reservation have bars and metal mesh over windows and doors), and park has no gate or security. Would not go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park isn’t in Clewiston, but quite a bit South of there on the Seminole Indian reservation. It is a well run and maintained park with clean restrooms, nice pool, and hot tub. The road in is a little narrow, but we had no problems. The Billie Safari was very nice and we ended up spending most of the day there. They have air boat and swamp buggy tours as well as many, many native animals and Seminole cultural exhibits. The next day we went to the Seminole Indian museum which was just fabulous and very informative. The Seminoles have done a remarkable job of turning what was thought to be worthless land into a huge success for their tribe. They are very family oriented and stress cultural education for their children. We will certainly be back at this wonderful campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a roomy, nicely kept park with a large population of snowbirds: winter residents whose extended stays get them site preference. Spaces are generous, if not especially private; a few are shaded, but most are sunny; 60 have full hookups and slabs, and another 50 have only water/electric, all or most being on grass. There is an onsite dump station. There are two bath houses, both kept clean and featuring hot showers with plentiful flow. Other amenities include a laundry, clubhouse with some exercise equipment and a small library. There are also a few small cabins for rent, handy for those who might want to meet up with non-RV friends. The park is run by the Seminole Indians and is on Indian land. In-park activities include a heated pool with an above-ground hot tub (not hot enough), small playground, an outdoor pool table under a chickee hut. There is a very large, open, mowed field adjacent to the park which could accommodate numerous activities. Around the perimeter is a "nature walk" which amounts to walking along the edge of the field, next to wooded areas. Offsite attractions are mostly available only if you have transportation: an airboat tour, Seminole motocross, a casino. The Ah-Ta-Thi-Ki museum is close enough to reach on foot or bicycle. As for biking, other than around the park itself, there is a road through woods which is about a mile long, the first part paved, the rest hard-packed crushed rock (but easy cycling), which leads to a wide canal. This can be hiked as well. Bird watchers note: there is a large population of killdeer, as well as numerous hawks, various herons, anhingas (?), egrets, ospreys, gnatcatchers and warblers. An airstrip is directly adjacent to the park; there was little activity during our stay, except for two visits in and out by a good-sized private jet. We consider that entertainment! Cell phones and air card showed plenty of bars. Anything other than convenience store food is a good distance away, if you plan to stay long. By good distance, I mean a minimum of 35 miles. This place is way out there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A well maintained, very quiet campground. Antenna TV stations available. Dial up speed Verizon broadband access. There is limited shopping, buy what you need before you get there. Limited dining and entertainment. If you are looking for a quiet, top quality campground, this is it. The staff were great. Visit the Seminole Indian museum and take an air boat or swamp buggy ride. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is literally in the middle of nowhere. The grounds were clean & in the summer, we were just about the only campers there. There was not much for the kids to do. They had mini golf which kept them occupied for most of the time. The pool was also nice. Tiny store & nothing else around to go to, so we had fun by making our own fun. The spots were nice and shaded and we were able to beat the heat by staying in the shaded spot & using the pool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Located on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 20 miles north of I-75 from Exit 49, in the Everglades. Very clean, well kept, large sites, and very peaceful. Close to air boat rides and "swamp buggy tours". No sign out front, so call for directions. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A clean, mellow park with some highway noise. The showers were cleanish, not sparkling. We stayed one night. Was a perfect stop for the drive between coast and gulf. Only a few campers here, located out in the middle of nowhere, but near the highway. It is dog friendly. A typical KOA without any local amenities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This KOA is a smaller park, but one of the better parks in the Clewiston area. The drawback was we stayed here during "lovebug" season. The park was clean, pool was good, they sell propane, have a great pet park. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
They could not verify my KOA membership so they charged full rate. We stayed one night, site was not level, town was sad, and the lake was a huge disappointment. Not RV place fault just the way it is. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Camped here overnight and had a level and well maintained grass site behind the office/clubhouse. Facilities were as described and the pool was a wonderful 85 degrees. Played bingo but didn't win. Enjoyed a beautiful Florida morning until spoiled by the campground manager’s histrionics. Watched as the manger yelled and screamed at a park camper for using the bathrooms during “cleaning time” … maybe the camper was in the wrong but the manager has clearly forgotten who the customer is … we won’t be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When I called for reservations, I was told that they had WiFi and that we would be able to get 20 channels on our TV just with our standard antenna. As it turned out, we could only get 2 channels, and the internet was not reliable, only lasting about 30 minutes at a time. The sites are all grass with a lot of bird droppings on the picnic tables. And this park is next to a cattle farm. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is clean and well maintained. Basic services worked well including wi-fi that had good speed. Sites are grass and roomy. Our site was somewhat level and with little effort could level unit. Despite proximity to the road, it is a quiet campground. They need to service some of the equipment in the clean laundry room. Stayed here 2 nights and will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For a KOA park its a nice park, easy access, have stayed here a few time but Never again! at least til there's a management change. I was greeted at check-in by a lady and I use the word Lady loosely what a crabby, very unfriendly, rude woman she is, and she is the manager! So my comment or question is, KOA must be getting desperate for having such a nasty woman behind the front desk dealing with the public. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent customer service! We got delayed while enroute south due to snow storms and the manager allowed us to change our reservation dates. We asked about washing the salt off our truck and fifth wheel and he met us at the entrance with a new hose & sprayer and directed us to an area for washing so we didn't soak our camp site. Close to shopping at a Super Wal-mart so we could stock up before heading south to the Keys. Propane was an excellent price. Camp store needed re-stocking. We would go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I don't know why the previous reviewer had a problem with the manager, but we found her to be quite polite and helpful as was the entire staff. I had broken my foot a few days earlier and the staff member who led us to our site insisted in assisting me with setting up. Believe me his help was appreciated. On top of that staff members checked on us and our needs several times during our stay. The campground itself is clean and neat. Sites are somewhat wider than some KOA's. We had good Wi-Fi at the site. There is no cable but local channels were fine on the antenna. Overall this was a good stop which gave me a chance to get over the worst of my broken foot. We definitely would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Decent KOA: although the men's rooms reportedly weren't so decent. A quiet campground, was very easy in and out for big rigs. Close to Super Wal-Mart. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first trip in our new travel trailer. We had a pull through site with shade. The campground does have a nice playground, pool, and pet area, all of which we used throughout the weekend. Bouncy house was fun, but needs repair. Our only disappointments were that you could not have a campfire at your site (only at the community fire area) and that some people did not seem very appreciative of our small kids and dog. There were many seasonal RV's and seniors at this KOA, and some were friendly. A good campground if you are looking for a place to stop along the way to your ultimate destination. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
To start I have to say that the park is under new management so it is a big change from the previous reviews. They are very pleasant and willing to accommodate. We came down and stayed until the end of January 2009. We enjoyed so much that we left out motorhome stored at the park (yes, there is storage available), drove home and are returning for another month in March 2009. The park roads have been repaved. There is excellent Verizon signal and we had no problem with our DirecTV signal. There is a Wal-mart in Clewiston which makes it handy to purchase groceries. Given that we were here during snowbird season, there were a lot of activities (bingo, horse races, parties on the weekend). The park is 1 1/2 hours from Miami. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. Staff and most other campers were very friendly and helpful. Great golf nearby, and the air boat ride was really good. I would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Typical KOA - sites were difficult to maneuver with a larger rig. Once we were in the site it was fine, however getting in and out was difficult. The streets are very narrow and everyone parks their tow vehicles either directly in front or directly in back of their coaches - which nearly put them on the street. It was almost impossible to navigate our 40' motorhome in and out of the space. Looks like a lot of long term tenants are there. Okay for overnight, but wouldnt recommend staying any length of time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While the sites in this campground were a good size they had very poor drainage so that when it rained there was a great deal of water on each site. While we were out walking and using some of the other facilities the campground manager was using language that we found upsetting and offensive. We heard this type of language on more than one occasion. We also overheard her berating some of her employees. The restrooms and showers, while not dirty, just did not have a fresh clean feel about them. We would not return to this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you could rate a CG a zero it would fit this place. Travel Life rating 7/8*/8. Yeah, right. The RV site I was assigned to (one of maybe 2)was just about in this guy's side yard next to his mobile home, just a few steps from the screened patio. He is very nice person and I guess he is used to RVs next to him, but I'm not comfortable camping in someones back (side) yard while they watch TV in the patio. The CG is about 99.9% permanent RVs. It is clean and quiet. My full hook up site with sewer, that was extra, wasn't level enough get my unit totally level so trying to dump was in vain. I was escorted to the site which you had to go the wrong way down a one way road to get to. You have to go the wrong way again to get out. I will never return to the CG We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice park. I'd definitely go back in the future, the only holdback being how far we live from there. It's a rural area but they have Wal-Mart and all the basic shopping, etc. in the nearby town. If you like to fish this park is a good bet. It's just a few miles from Lake Okeechobee, which has a great marina. The lake is famous for great large-mouth bass fishing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nights Stayed – 3 Park Overall – The Park is a typical South FL RV Park, with very small sites. There is a lake in the park with many sites on the lake. There are no trees to speak of in the park. The park has well maintained paved roads. All sites are grass; most have cement patios. Overall the park is in need of upgrades which is taking place. The park residents were mainly there for the winter season. RV Type Used - 5th Wheel 28 Ft, one slide. My Site (143) – The site is small, narrow and long, with ample space to back in with little difficult. The site is level and on the lake. Bath house is nearby. What We Did – Bass Fishing – Restroom –Very clean, hand soap and hand drier provided. Bath – Very clean, but heat was not required in Nov. Cell Service - Verizon worked, 3+ bars - 3G at lease Internet Access – NA – We connected via Verizon Hotspot on our phone. Satellite TV – Reception no problem on any site. Basic Shopping – There is Wal-Mart, 6 miles from the park. Dining – Tiki Grill on the canal has great food, a wonderful water front view and the food and atmosphere is the best. Most Bass Tournaments weigh in at the Tiki Marina which is open to the public. Would I Return – Yes, best in the area from what I saw. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent 3 months here last winter. We are not going back this year. The campground itself was very nice. The people who worked there also very nice. The best thing about this place is that it's located on the very edge of town with a paved sidewalk into town. It takes about 15 minutes to bike to the grocery store and hardware. The town is a good location for visiting both the Ft. Myers area on the Gulf of Mexico and Miami on the Atlantic. The town has a small movie theater that was very nice. The town has no movie rental store. The very worst thing about this park is the near by sugar plant. The smell is truly awful. We would leave town when there was a Southwest wind. That is why we will not return. Another thing about this park is that 90% of the campers are from French Canada, so most of the activities are in French. Everyone was super nice to us but we still felt a little left out. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was ok. We just spent one night passing thru. The woman I talked with on the phone was very nice. The woman that checked us in at the guard shack was the nastiest person I have ever dealt with at a campground. Incredible! Won't stop there again. Too bad, overall the park is ok. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.