This is not a park that is set up for transient campers. The roads are narrow and sites very small. it must be a problem backing into a site in season. Half the park - are very nice permanents. The pool was great this time of year. Large library. Very large laundry and reasonable. No cable or wifi that I could pick up. Garbage p/u twice a week and no dumpsters. No shade. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a week and think it would be a great place to winter in Florida. It is a 55+ community, so really not a family camping stop. There were so many activities - bocce ball, pickle ball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, tennis, a pool, and a nature trail for riding or walking around the park. Note that this is a large "manufactured home" park with RV sites interspersed. Site spacing was fairly good, with room to park the car next to the RV with space left over. Folks were very friendly and the place was surprisingly quiet. Interior roads were paved, sites gravel and level with concrete patios and strong 50 amp power and water. Sewer, a table, and cable TV were included, but we did not use the cable. Our Verizon phones and amplified Wi-Fi data unit worked flawlessly. The park had Internet available for a fee; we did not try it. The laundry room was huge with many machines - more like a commercial facility. The bathrooms and showers were nice and clean, with benches and hooks available at the showers. Grocery stores were less than 10 minutes away, with other services only minutes further. We enjoyed this park very much and recommend it to anyone staying in the area. Our daily rate was based on a one-week stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff and clean but no dedicated RV area. Sites were between homes and very difficult backing in (no pull throughs). No cable TV (30 day stays or greater); 4 Hrs wi-fi then you have to pay. No true concrete pads, mostly sand and some grass or scrub. Plenty of ants, had to spray constantly. 95% permanent residents. This is advertized as an RV park ( not really). We will NOT stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for one week and it is a Passport America park. The people are friendly and in the office the people are so helpful.There are a lot of mobile homes, where people buy them and come down for six months or more. There is a nature trail to walk on and a beautiful lake. They have a dock that goes out on the lake. Lots of beautiful birds around here. Garbage pick up is twice a week; wished they had a bin you could walk to and throw your garbage away. We definitely would stay here again; you can't go wrong staying here. Also, it is a beautiful park and not too far for shopping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, friendly park. Wi-Fi is extra. No cable. Kind of tight sites to get into. Not really set up for overnight. They put you where there is a vacancy. No trash pick up unless you are there on trash day. Rate is PA. Would look for another campground if in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean and friendly campground. If it was waterfront, it would have been a 10. There is a very friendly and helpful staff. I highly recommend this place! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent the month of December in Buttonwood. The people were very friendly - you can learn any activity easily, everything is round robin type - so individuals can join easily. Tennis was the BEST. Pools were clean and wonderful. Big dinner on Christmas made it a special time. The light show from the decorating at Christmas was amazing. Bike paths that go on wooded paths and along water. Just beautiful. Only negative is their garbage pick up - only 2 days of the week, and if you don't have a trash can, you have to hang on to it till then. We will return for 3 months next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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This is primarily a winter snowbird residential park with some RV sites scattered around the park. The park is well maintained with many amenities and activities. We were assigned a site made for up to 43'. Luckily we were only 40' and had open sites on either side as the sites are all back-in and difficult to maneuver due to the narrow paved street with park homes directly across close to the street. We had to disconnect the toad to enter the campground due to sharp turns and then reconnect when ready to leave - not something you necessarily want to do for just an overnight stay. The rating we gave was based solely on our overnight experience and the fact we had to haul our garbage off site because we happened to arrive on a non-garbage pickup day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Florida resident senior rate shown. Least amount of privacy than any state park at which we have camped in over 20 yrs. There is no brush or separation between sites. To provide ID and separation between sites, they have site markers at the beginning and ending of the site! As you travel from US 27 to the park, there is the "Last" convenience store, gas station about halfway or 2-3 miles from the park entrance. If coming south on US27, don't turn on ALT 634, go another 1/2 mile to 634. At the park entrance and 2 other places on the road in, there are "Speed Tables" that are worse than speed bumps and will rearrange your camper if going fast enough. I did. Hard to see them. The park is very convenient to Sebring. We were in site 10 for 5 days which backed up to the woods. We were lucky our next door neighbors were pretty nice and quiet as we were almost camping together although both of us had large sites. Perimeter sites are the best here. Don't get an interior if you will be there on the weekend. New restrooms are very nice but a long way from Site 10 side of the park. The showers closest to us were shut down but sinks and toilets worked. They had a septic problem at the next closest showers so we were forced to go to the new one. There is another facility but they seemed to be cleaning it every time we went there. Do visit the CCC history museum. Did not go on any trails. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Another nice Florida state park. Sites are generally level with moderate privacy. Park sponsors coffees and potlucks, has crafts classes. The CCC Museum was small but very interesting. The tram ride was worth the price. Lots of hiking trails, wildlife to observe. This was our 2nd visit and we'll be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
FL citizen Sr. rate. Park is beautiful 'Olde Florida' type park. Some sites huge. Almost all shaded dirt and shells, a few paved but are supposed to be handicapped. Park rangers and volunteers are fantastic, they take a lot of pride in the park and it shows. Showers and restrooms are spotless, even the older ones. Make sure to see the museum and CCC projects and take the trails, they're great, also very well kept and wide. Very relaxing. Will be back soon! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the oldest park in the Florida park system, and is not a resort park if that is what you are looking for. But we love this park. They have a restaurant open now, and a Museum that is interesting about the works of the CCC. A tram that will take you to parts of the park that you will not see, except for riding the tram. Lots of places to ride bikes and hike. The Rangers and volunteers are always nice here. The not so good. All sites are not level, some soft sand spots and the service box and water may be over fifty feet for a few sites to get your RV on level ground. Also, may be on wrong side of RV hook ups. We will be back as we like this park. Rate of 12 dollars is for a Senior's Florida resident. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Found the CCC museum interesting. Now has a full service restaurant on-site (did not use). Fun hiking trails with a wild orange grove. Clean campground, friendly efficient staff. Try to get a perimeter campsite if possible. Some of the interior sites are very close together. County road goes through the park. Use care if biking or walking on the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in site #104. It is a non-reservable site. We were moved from our original site #41 due to soft wet ground and flooding from recent rains. We went to look at the original site and it looked like a big rig or truck had torn the ground up getting out of the soft dirt. Site 104 was very pleasant since no one was around us. This park has too many sites very close together. Luckily not many people were camping this same weekend either. It was the first time we had not seen this park crowded. There were lots of mosquitoes during our stay. Several people in our camping group reported not being able to go on the trails due to the mosquitoes biting them. During the day in the campground it was not too bad but as soon as dusk came they were out full force. There were no ranger led events except for the tram tour. FL Parks now have a geo cache trail for all the CCC parks that ends in HHSP. We visited the CCC museum and had a nice chat with the volunteer worker. We were able to get WiFi from our site, probably because we were close to the office. We had to park our RV carefully because of the low hanging tree branches in our site, since park is very shady. No smoke problems this time-not as many people cooking outside I guess. TV was not the greatest for over the air. We checked out the Lake Placid Orange Growers visitor welcome center, the Lake Placid Farmers market on Saturday morning downtown, and Henscratch Farms and Winery which was a very nice place to visit. Also stopped at Webbs Candy shop on Hwy 27 on way home. Lots of old FL places to check out in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the only Florida State park to which I would not consider returning. Sites were very close together, so the view out of our camper, in every direction, was a close-up of another RV. It appeared that the smaller sites were in the older part of the campground, so if possible, get a site numbered 115 or above. Those were somewhat larger and were close to the newer bathhouse. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best place to camp in January that we have found. Huge campsite and plenty of shade. We have been going to Highland Hammocks for 4 years now over Martin Luther King weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground sites themselves are crammed together on sandy often not quite level ill-defined sites but with good paved roads. A new bathhouse is very nice and clean. I did not use the older bathhouse. The plus for the park are the nature trails and boardwalks through the swamps and forests, and for biking along the circular nature drive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful state park located in an old oak hammock. Most sites are shaded and have access to walking trails. Biking on three mile loop through park with many waking trails and catwalks through cypress forests and CCC Musuem. We love this park and will come again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a old park with lots of wild life. There is a lot of places to ride bikes inside and outside of the park. There is a guided tour by the rangers that I don`t remember how much but I think ten dollars each that you ride a tram around the park where you will see lots of wild life.There is a CCC museum that is interesting to see. This park open in 1931. The rangers are great. The not so good is depending on what sight you have it may or may not be a good one.The power box and water may or may not be on the right side or may be all the way in the back of your site.Also all sights are not level. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have stayed in this park several times in a big group rally. This is a nice park built by the CCC and has a nice CCC Museum as well. Sites are close together and difficult to understand the boundaries but is clean and very pretty. There are activities many nights my favorite being "Soup Night" where the Park Rangers make several Soup varieties and they are sold for $1 each. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is great, beautiful trails. The campground is rather random in it's layout some of the pull through sites are probably the best. They have paved the roads recently; much better than a couple years ago. The lowest number loop is mostly occupied by tents and tends to have a lot of noise so be aware when booking your site. Also there is one water and electric hookup for each pair of back in sites, so you may find that the hook up is in front of your coach. Many people pull into the site to connect but this puts the fire ring behind you too. Best bet is to have extra hose and power extension in case you're site is on the wrong side. Unfortunately the restaurant closed at the end of October, the sign outside said “closed under current management” so I would assume the Florida Parks Department will be looking for a new tenant to run it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park with a variety of sites. We had one that was very easy to get in and out of, but had no shade, but since it was April it was not bad. From May to October would be brutal though without shade. Had some mosquitos on some of the trails but that is to be expected. Plenty of opportunity for wildlife watching and photography. Biking is a great way to see the park. One thing that I didn't mind, but some might, are the military jets doing runs at the Avon Park Air Force Range sometimes pass overhead. They are pretty high up but the noise is noticeable at times. We live within 3 hours of this park so I know we will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An older park with some awkward shaped spaces and tight turns. There are shared electrical posts which mean that every other post is on the wrong side. Have a good long extension cord. We took the park tour with the ranger which was informative but not real exciting. A decent park, but not remarkable. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of Florida's oldest state parks. The campground is not quite as nice as some of the others, as it is poorly laid out with some very sandy dirt roads and others paved, lots of large trees making backing into tight spaces really challenging in some spots. Big sand traps complicate the situation as well. The sites are close together with some large trees, but no lower level vegetation to screen you from the other campsites. There are about 2-3 times more campsites for the same space as there are in the newer parks so it can get to be pretty densely populated, especially on weekends when families show up with lots of tents, kids, bikes and vehicles for weekend get-togethers. Friday and Saturday is very active, Sunday-Thursday it is mostly retirees from the northern states and Canada in motorhomes and RV’s and there is about 50% occupancy. The park has beautiful, well marked hiking trails of all kinds mostly 20-30 minutes long, easy to walk with boardwalks and level pathways, an interesting CCC museum and a restaurant. Great corps of volunteers who maintain the sites, provide activities and assist in the office. Dump station is a BIG negative with long lines that block traffic at busy times. Avoid leaving on Sunday if at all possible! Showers closed one day for low water levels. There is a lot to like about this park and we will return with planning to accommodate for the drawbacks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park gets a 3 because of dump station location. Park itself is more of a 7 borderline 8. We left on a weekday and the line at the dump station prevents you from being able to leave. You have to wait in the line just to get by it. We did not dump and asked someone in the other line (yes two different lines) if they could let us pass. So either plan on leaving really early or late. I would not want to be anywhere near this place on a Sunday. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I loved this place. I was there on a Thursday night when only about 1/2 the campground was full but they really fill on the w/e. I did not experience the smoke problem described in other posts but could see it happening with a full campground. The place is absolutely lovely - be sure to take the $4- Tram tour around the park, and there are numerous 30' walks through various ecological areas. This was one of Florida's first State Parks, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. They and nature did an outstanding job! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our 3rd stay at this park. We were in site #52, and were camping with a group. This park got a low ranking from us for this visit due to the smoky conditions in the park. Since it is in a low lying area the smoke doesn't seem to dissipate quickly. We noticed this on our last visit also. There is a high volume of tent campers and they are usually cook over a campfire, so there is a lot of smoke and with colder weather more people like to have campfires. We do also but the thickness of it drove us back inside for breathing conditions. If you have breathing problems take notice and go here in summer when there should be less of a problem. Otherwise we had a good time here for the Thanksgiving weekend. We took part in the annual Turkey Trot 5K, biked around Lake Jackson, played shuffleboard, hiked a few trails and had ice cream at the restaurant. We attended a CCC campfire talk by former ranger that was very interesting. The park gets high marks for lots to do. The only thing they don't have is access to water for canoeing or swimming. The armadillos are friendly as well, but we didn't see any other wildlife this time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hiking trails and paved bicycling loop are both excellent. Most hiking trails are easiest to access via bikes, since most are located off the long (long) bike loop. Trails are a nice length and almost all are heavily shaded. There is a self-service restaurant on the premises with items priced from $2 (some sides) to $7.50 (baskets); they include the usual dogs and burgers, some sandwiches, several salads, baskets. Very nice ice cream bar. Restaurant hours limited, and vary with time of year. Adjacent camp store is minimal. Our campsite (none paved that I noticed) was fairly level, but some were obviously not. Campsites are somewhat close together. We were there Thanksgiving weekend and many families were there, in both RVs and tents. The result was a very smoky campsite with a great many children running around and screaming, and little respect for space. Some nice photo opportunities on the trails. Of the several restroom buildings, only the new, larger one could not be called rustic; it had two women's showers, both with actual doors, whereas the smaller huts had only curtains. Water was hot. Restrooms were clean right after cleaning, but had no soap at any time for handwashing; right before they were due for cleaning they were pretty cruddy, and the showers clogged with hair. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a beautiful campground! There was wildlife all around (crafty raccoons included) and awesome nature trails. The staff did all they could to make our stay enjoyable including bringing us fire wood when they ran out up front. The only complaint would have to be the showers. The showers closest to us were antiques and not at all clean. I don't think the showers were cleaned once during our 4 night stay (same piece of soap on the floor and dead mosquitoes on the wall every time I showered) Lucky for me I'm not squeamish and plan to return here. Showers aside I loved this campground! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice camp ground with a lot to do. Many walking trails and large off road bike trails. Staff was great. Rest rooms where clean. Campground was full. There are a lot of children on bikes, scooters, and running around but where not out of control and quite at night. In the late afternoon a staff member would drive a golf cart full of firewood selling it. Sights where small and slightly unlevel and a little work to get into but not bad. I would go back but may think about a pull through site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very shady & wooded, however, the inner spots are accessed by dirt roads that are tight! Took a few tries to get my camper backed in. Thank goodness for other helpful campers that guided me in. Friendly staff and clean! Would definitely come back here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice 50 foot wide sites. Sites have picnic tables and fire pits. There are wonderful hiking trails, a tram tour and a restaurant/store. There are nature talks and musical entertainment. Most interior roads are paved, the sites are not. There is a laundry. There is a playground. There are bike and horse trails. There is a museum. There park is only four miles from town. There is gated security. There is a bicycle rental available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have been here a few times. Rangers are friendly. The sites are very shady, but a little close to each other. Fire rings on the ground, you can buy fire wood at ranger station. Hiking trails and some bike riding. No swimming area or water/river to canoe on. However the Park is very peaceful and relaxing. They were even armadillos walking in our site, and that was cool. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of Floridas nicest parks. Sites were fairly well spaced out and shaded for the most part. A few pull through sites, but mostly back-in. Must make reservations through Reserve America which requires you select a campsite. If you've never been there before, it's pretty hard to know which site to select. When I was there, the ranger let me change sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Best park we have stayed in. This is what camping should be like. Very family oriented - kids riding bikes and playing all the time. Beautiful oak and pine trees. Located in the state park - lots of places to ride bicycles and see nature. The bathroom (closest to our site, #85) were the cleanest I have ever seen at a campground. Showers were great - no problems at all. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Wonderful experience of the Nature of Florida! But the sites are too close together! That can be a plus or minus depending on your neighbor and mood. Our neighbor was super and it enhanced our visit. Could go the other way however...ground was dirty sand. Had to wash my white dog's feet with the outdoor shower after every "walkie"--the campground was filled with armadillo holes-watch where you walk and try to keep your dog's nose out of the hole! I did not see a 50amp site and I walked the entire campground with my dirty-pawed pooch. Lotsa shade trees, tricky getting satellite but we maneuvered our 40ft diesel on Site 38 and found the signal. Loved the park discovery trails--many short, level trails with a "themed" focus ie orange trees, huge Oak Tree, cypress swamp etc. Tram tour informative and full of happy, questioning tourists! CAUTION: We came from Southwest Florida and followed our GPS which routed us on a single-laned county-maintained dirt road with soft, steeply sloping shoulders through an orange ranch. This kind of experience makes for funny RV adventures in hindsight, but it was nerve-wracking at the time. Avoid Crewsville Road on approach from the southwest! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first time at this park and we loved it. Staff very friendly and helpful. Plenty of trees and wildlife including deer, aligators, raccoons. etc. Great marked hiking trails and lots of them. The cypress swamp was beautiful. Many sites have great shade, so much so that it was hard to find a hole to aim my sat. dish through. Another nice touch is nightly firewood delivery service they have. Each night a trailer full of firewood for sale makes it's way throughout the campground. A nice size bundle was $4. Very cool. The only downside we found (as others have said) is that there is little privacy as most sites are very close together. The ground on most of the sites is dirt covered by lots of oak tree leaves, but it is dirt underneath. We didn't really find either of these drawbacks that big a deal. The bathrooms we clean but old. A brand new modern bath facility was nearly complete and should be open any day. One thing we noticed also was that during the week the campground was full but quiet. On Friday night that changed dramatically as other families rolled in. Saturday morning it was bustling with younger people riding bikes and playing. We enjoyed both the weekday and the weekend crowd. We will definitely return here soon. We camped here in a 23 foot TT. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is easy to get to and roads in and around the park are good. We had site #68 and the site was deep enough for our 30 ft class A and toad but the neighbors were inches away from us on both sides. The utilities are on the wrong side in this site but we didn't have a problem reaching them. As noted by others the sites are really packed together and although there are many trees around to make the park look a woodsy they unfortunately don't provide any privacy. We've had great luck with FL state parks so far but many of the campsites at this one are terrible. Incredibly crowded and noisy on the weekend late into the night. We checked out the pull thru sites recommended in a previous review and while they were better, they were still close together with no privacy. The new bathhouse is still under construction. Existing bathrooms/showers were older and not spotlessly clean but certainly usable; two bathhouses also had a washer and dryer. The dump was pretty easy in and out. We enjoyed lunch at the Inn and the CCC museum and we loved walking the nature trails but don't see spending $$ to be wedged into these mini-sites again. We'd rather go without hook-ups and stay in the primitive camping area where the sites are spacious, quiet and afford some privacy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of those parks with an extremely active seasonal community of loyal regulars. Although there is supposedly a limited stay, we spoke with several folks who stay here for much of the winter. The campground itself is composed of small sites, close together, with the parking pad composed of dirty sand. It is impossible to walk in here wearing sandals, and keep your feet clean. The people here are really nice, which makes up for the campground deficiencies. Loyal campers have added many nice touches to the campground, including a small kiosk with bench from which one can dial-up the internet. We would return if we were in the area again, particularly if we picked one of the better sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My favorite campground. Sites 130, 132, 134, 136 the best (pull-throughs for larger campers). Building a new bathhouse right behind them and you're close to the horseshoes, shuffleboard and playground. Excellent walking trails, an interesting museum, tram ride through the park, and a restaurant with GREAT desserts (wild orange pie and warm blackberry cobbler). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our overall rating of this state park is very good. It's a wonderful property with a nice CCC museum, tram nature rides, Friday night fish fry (very good), and a friendly staff. The sites at the campground are VERY close together and the hook-ups can be very far away. The CG was full the weekend we were there, but everyone was well behaved. The showers were clean, but old and could use a remodel. The courtesy phone for local and toll free calls was convenient. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our site was a pull thru site. It lookes as if long ago it was a wide site and they decided to add another site right next to it, making it very narrow. The campers next to us had their fire ring 2 feet from our rv. Hookups can be a long distance from rv. Some of them are on opposite sides to rv as well. Most sites not very deep. Not a lot of vegetation between sites. Lots of trees. Each site has a fire ring/grill, and a picnic table. Parking area is dirt/grass. Bathhouses are very old and need updated. Hot water was plentiful. There was a boil water notice up when we were there that they Rangers had neglected to tell us about at check-in. Playground was nice and in the camping area. Group fire ring. There was a CCC museum at park. Free admission. Restaurant on site that has a fish fry every Fri night. Open for lunch every day. They also have a small store that sells ice cream and necessities. Several bike/walking trails. Tram tour($4 adults/$2 kids)lasts about an hour and half. They take you to areas of the hammock that are off limits. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Highlands Hammock is a nice campground. There is not a whole lot of privacy at most sites
but they are nice. I liked the "Wonder years" atmosphere at night with a lot of activity from everyone and a lot of nice people. All types of campers and trailers to be seen. Bathrooms were nice. There are a lot of trails within the park but they are mostly all paved and a lot of people on them. The reason for a 7 only is the lack of privacy within most of this park. This is a big thing for us. But other than that a great park. PS- Watch the terrible drivers in Florida. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Public bath/toilet facilities are not sufficient for the amount of people who use them. There is one female room and one male room. Each room has one sink, two toilets, and one shower. Since they are so busy, the rooms are often not clean and have completely wet floors. In these rooms there is a lack of privacy since the stalls are built of plywood that you can see over. The spaces are very small. The toilet facilities are not handicap accessible. There are no handicap accessible camping sites. Most camping sites have a concrete pad intended as a patio in front of camper. Without exception, these concrete pads are broken, uneven, and are a tripping hazard for the guests. These are dangerous! Many of the travel trailers are left on site permanently. Some of these are old (1960's-1970's)and not well maintained. There are some mobile homes of this same age also. Old trailers are being purchased by the owner and brought to the park for rental units. The rental units are in the worst condition of any of those in the park! The electric services for each site vary, some 50 amp and some 30 amp for camping sites. The owners of the park do not live in the US, so the management and maintenance is not consistently good. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Highlands Wheel Estates is a old classic, Florida mobile home park/RV park. The management team are excellent hosts with a great knowledge of the Sebring area. Although old, the park is very clean, the pool is great, and the sites are fairly big. Some sites have shade. There are lots of activities for residents. Laundry room is clean and prices are very reasonable. There is a roomy clubhouse with kitchen. Many sites are occupied year round and the park is full during the winter season. Our rate was based on Passport America. Sebring has every type of store you can ask for, including 2 RV/camping stores a little north of town on U.S. 27. We are here for 2 weeks and will be back for even longer next time We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed a week here in 2009 with Passport America discount, but this time decided to stay a whole month. Wrong move! People are friendly, but the management leaves a lot to be desired! Lost our names to get propane for our coach, almost ran out of gas because of it, and then made it out like it was our fault. They tried to charge us more for our electric than we were supposed to pay. They tried to make us pay for the people that were parked there before us. Make sure to write down your numbers for your electric use. The management is not very customer friendly at all! We also were put up front along the wall, and the traffic all day and night was pretty loud. Will not stay there again, will find another park. We came with friends, and they will not be back next year either, neither will the people that parked next to us. We heard a lot of bad reviews. Hope they get new management soon! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Passport America campground and our stated rate reflects that. Although the campground has 180 sites, only about 10 are for short term rentals. Many of the sites have broken facilities. We had to have water/sewer from one site and electrical from another. Many of the permanent sites are pretty ratty looking. It is on a large lake, but the permanent people have this locked up. Pool and rec room are nice. WiFi (free) was very weak, but I was able to use it as I had an antenna. I got no service without it. There were no showers that we could find. There was a dog barking and loud talking and music well into the night. We go this way on a regular basis, but will not be stopping here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The kids loved the hiking trails. One day was spent in The Gulfat Venice Beach, worth the 2+ hour trip. The gate is locked at night and the rangers run a tight ship. We just showed up and they allowed us to drive around an pick a spot. Many spots are tight for larger campers. Bring bug spray. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Once upon a time this park was at the top of the game. Now you find brown dried up grass, no shade, little vegetation and the long term sites have uneven and frequently rutted sites. Park maintenance seems to have never used any device to make sure sites are level length to length and side to side. Short term sites have these silly narrow concrete strips on which to park your tires but then your jacks slide into soft ground. The impression is that owners are milking this cash cow and not doing a whole lot to upgrade the park to what customers now expect. No Wi-Fi, no basic cable. On a positive note people are friendly, RV club is super, and clubhouse is very nice. So much potential so little effort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Park is rated by Woodall's as a 5 star resort, which I believe is outdated. The resort is resting on it's laurels! The sites are not as portrayed on their web site- landscaped with privacy, only the super sites which are rented for 6 month periods are this way. The others are large sites out in the open on dried up crunchy brown grass. The utilities are at best 12" off the ground which is not conducive to the age group the park caters too. Not to mention many are in shoddy condition. Other then being large the sites are nothing special. Many have only a concrete patio. The Outback laundry facilities are dated. The resorts laundry room is better tho the A/C units need reinstalled & the room needs cleaned daily instead of weekly. The pool lounge chairs need cleaned. The resort has many activities to enjoy. The people (residents) are the biggest asset of the resort. Everyone is very nice & welcoming & encourage you to enjoy yourself & join in. The resort grounds are beautiful & green while the Outback section seems to have little attention paid to it aesthetically. Large dogs seem to be discriminated against. Nice place but not living up entirely to 5 stars! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our second time here. They have a really huge and beautiful location. Office staff very helpful. Large sites and concrete patio's. They have no dial up location and no wireless. To get on the net you must join the computer club at $15 a month and use there connection. That's a bit steep for overnight folks. There were many empty sites even though it was the SEASON. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For a short term stay (less than a month) this park is very expensive and is probably not worth the cost even though it is very nice. The monthly and seasonal deals are reasonable for a park like this. The sites are wide and level and each site has a large concrete patio. The amenities and activities are all first class and there are a lot of them available. The only real problem that we saw was that there seems to be some conflict between the modular home residents and the RV residents particularly with regard to pets. As a result, management has added a lot of rules, some of which are not really reasonable and this has upset many of the RV owners. Overall, however, this is a very nice park in a city that has a lot of shopping and restaurants. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Outback portion of Tanglewood is exclusively for rv's. The other sections are permanent homes, which are extremely well kept. RV sites are large with concrete pads and picnic tables. We didn't use the club house which has lots of activities. There is a large pool. Both are quite distant from the campground. Showers are clean. Garbage is picked-up twice a week at your site. Roads are all paved. The Outback could use more landscaping. There are palms, etc., but not much between sites. We were in site #846. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here in a small B class rv and really enjoyed all the amenities. We rode our bikes to everything and especially liked the nice bike trails throughout and the really huge heated pools. Lots of things to do in the clubhouse and very friendly people. we took a sales tour of the manufactured homes here and were impressed by the quality. May be back to purchase as we also loved the relaxed feeling of Sebring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with all the two prior reviews said. This is a VERY VERY large manufactured home location. It's beautifuly landscaped, everything is first class and the sites are large. The long drive to the pool was about a 1/2 mile and thats a problem with wet suits in the truck. I finally found the dumpster tucked away in the maintenance area after much searching. The owners have local garbage collection, so it's not an issue except for campers. They would not honor the 20% off coupon in my Trailer Life Directory and only accept cash/checks. I did not have the check book with me and it's a pain to replace cash while on the road. There are a few things they need to work on to make this a thumbs up location. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Absolutely the best RV Park we have ever stayed in. The park is immaculate. The landscaping is the best we have ever seen. There is a lot of manufactured homes but they are on really big lots with near perfect landscaping. The park looks like a middle class subdivision. The RV section has all lots of 50 X 80 foot size on concrete pads. We fell in love with the park and the area, so much so that we are going in 2005/2006 for six months. The residents are very friendly and try to get you involved in all the activities and there are lots. Sebring is small town with a more laid back atmosphere than the rest of Florida. Although in the middle of Florida there are lots of lakes and the Highlands Hammock State Park is a must see. We love it there and we hesitate to publish this review as too many other RV's may flood our park! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This marked our second stay at Tanglewood. Sites are large and spacious (50 x 85). 50/30 amp service is available as is phone (local calls), cable tv, sewer, water and charcoal grills. We opted for a "Supersite" which included concrete driveway, parking pad and patio. These sites are seperated by privacy landscaping and are located on the water. Site costs are seasonal and very from site to site. Laundry facilities are located at the RV bathhouse and at the main community building. The pool area is large and well kept. People are friendly and makes this a very pleasant RVing
stay. The commlunity is for people 40+ years of age, but children are allowed to visit for short term stays. Children must be accompanied at all times. Shopping facilities are located within one mile of of the resort. This resort is a "10" on anyone's list!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is based on three month stay. This park is in a great quiet location just far enough from US 27. Shopping is close, and four of the several golf courses in the area are close by. The wonderful bike path and state park are just down the street. The management is very good and the residents are friendly. Many activities are available for an enjoyable stay. Each RV spot has good utilities and a concrete pad. Electric rates seem reasonable and propane is available on site. Aesthetically, the permanent trailers are very nice. The RV section could be better looking, but they do the job. For that reason I did not give this park a 10. We will stay again as the price was right. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Cost is based on a 2 month stay. We were there January and February. We had planned to be there 3 months. People were very friendly, water and electric were good. HOWEVER, wifi is so bad we were frequently able to even download our email and we were right next to the booster antenna. We finally paid Comcast for a hookup. Be aware that the 3 month discount rate will not be given up front. You pay the full rate the first 2 months and the pay the difference the last month. If you elect to leave early, as we did, you won't get the 2 month discount and they won't want to apply the $100 deposit you originally sent. The sites are NOT spacious as advertised and while level, your tires will sink in the sand on one side. Access to the sites are narrow and there is little room to park your tow vehicle/toad. We won't stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here for 3 days on a tour of different FL RV parks to see where we might want to stay for a longer period in the future. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The sites were pretty tight, but sites we saw had cement pads with sand/grass RV parking. We had some difficulty getting into our site due to the tightness and vehicles parked nearby. There are a good number of mobile homes in the park, but the RV area is separate from them, although they do share the clubhouse activites (which there were plenty of). The park residents we interacted with were very friendly to us even though we were there for such a short time. We did not see any children anywhere within the park and there weren't any playground areas. They had a great lending library, an area where puzzles were being worked on, a movie night, and other activies one could take part in. We would stay here again, but only for a stopover rather than weeks or months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a combined RV and Mobile Home Park - but the RVs have their own section, separate from the Mobile Homes. The sites are all good size, very level, full hookup and mostly grassy/sandy. Everything in the park is well-maintained and clean... the management obviously has a lot of pride in the place and puts in the extra effort to keep things nice AND to make everyone feel welcome. The pool was extremely refreshing (I was here in July!) and well-maintained, too. The Mobile Home part of the park was extremely neat. This isn't one of those places where the mobile homes are rundown and creepy...everything was neat and tidy. The residents here obviously take good care of their sites and homes: the place was immaculate. Everyone that I met while I was here seemed to go out of their way to be friendly! Overall, I had a really nice time here and would recommend it as a winter destination for those interested in snow birding to Florida. Sebring is a good-sized, but nice and quiet town that's not far from lots of good things to do to keep you occupied. We camped here in a Motorhome.