5 Parks near Apopka, Florida
Aug 2012 - $18.00
We had site #13 and have been here multiple times. Really like the woodsy feel and closeness of the camping area to the tubing area. Campground had noisy people next to us this time. People using loud voices until very early in the morning, not drunk (no alcohol allowed in park, they WILL check) just noisy. It rained at the start of our stay and there was some standing water in a few sites which breeds mosquitos here. Park was very crowded on weekend but quiet during week. Tube run is great and cold. Lots of lifeguards for safety, if you are not acting in a family friendly way you WILL be asked to leave. Park closes from 10a-3p on weekends because of crowding, so get here early or come late. Campers checking in must be IN sites before park closes for night. No late arrivals. - FL Camper
Aug 2011 - $18.00
We were in site #13.This is our 4th visit check out reviews on 8/08, 6/09, and 9/10 for full info. We love this park even though the campground is older. It is a short walk to the springs to cool off and there is peace and quiet here. No alcohol or rude behavior is tolerated. I even saw some loud mouthed kids at the springs get their entire family ejected for loud cursing. This is a very family friendly park where they don't put up with rule breakers! The newest thing they have added is the bear proof trash cans in the campground. We saw a young bear checking every trash can in the picnic area this visit. Park is patrolled often by sheriff deputies. The tubing is great and as a camper you can walk the spring trail after the park closes and see lots of wildlife come out. Our site was HUGE and next to the walkway. Lots of shade and they also sell firewood for campers now. Apopka is close by with many stores if you forget anything. Best value in Central FL in our book. - FL Camper
Sep 2010 - $18.00
We camped in site #8. Very shady with w/e, fire ring/grill combo, picnic table on a concrete slab. Sites are long enough for the longest RV's. We did have a problem with the power going out, but it was rectified quickly with the ranger. This our 3rd time camping here and we still really like this campground. It is quiet, but close to the river where the tubing is. Park is not crowded during the week but does get full on weekends. We saw deer on a hike, turkeys, raccoons, and a bear was sighted in the campground. - FL Camper
Apr 2015 - $14.00
Lots of mature trees help shade the numerous back in sites. Park also has several grass covered, unshaded spots if you prefer sun. A few pull through sites available. Small selection of staples available in office. Free book trading library. Park accepts mail and packages for residents. Pool is nice, fenced, and clean.
All RV sites are large, with patios, and are on sand. Some picnic tables available. WiFi just recently upgraded and now works well for FB, eMail, and the occasional movie during low usage hours.
Park has a family section so some children are present. - User35
Mar 2015 - $14.00
We stayed here while visiting Orlando. Very easy drive to Universal Studios. Many sites are hard to back into. Over half the sites are filled with permanent campers and on a number of them the unit is on blocks. We stayed 8 days and found the owners & residents friendly. - Landyachty
Mar 2015 - $40.00
Lot's of permanent residents in very old vehicles, but I will say the people who lived there were all very nice and friendly. We were told the 50 amp pull through we were given did not honor the Passport America discount but they had no other sites available. When we pulled up there was no one in the office and we had to wait (with another couple) for over 30 minutes until someone came to give us our sites.Visited the restroom on the way in and two of the three toilets weren't working. Used it again on the way out and there was no toilet paper. I would never go there again and absolutely do not recommend it. - Lee and Trace
Mar 2015 - $23.00
This is our 3rd time staying at this park. It's a secure place with locked gates in the evening, and peacocks roam freely during the day. Most sites are spacious with some foliage between so you may not notice your neighbor as much. The trees can make navigating a little tight if your unit is larger than 32 ft. The bathhouses are the only thing that might disappoint - they are extremely basic without any bench to place your things except outside the curtain stall, and there's only enough hot water for one person, so plan accordingly. We enjoy staying here as it feels more secluded and private. The staff are friendly and we met the park supervisor who is very nice and can tell you when the next rocket launch will be at Kennedy Space Center. Each site has a paved patio with picnic table and fire ring - firewood is provided for a great deal, though they ran out this visit due to their wood splitter needing maintenance. We got perfect Verizon 4G-LTE data signal here, but cell service was spotty with 1-2 bars, possibly due to the heavier tree cover at our site. We plan to come back next year. - Sara C.
Nov 2014 - $23.00
The staff are very friendly and they routinely clean up sites and do security checks. The gate is locked after park hours, but campers receive an access code. There is a 14-day max limit and you can only reserve 45 days in advance, although there is no deposit required. Sites are spaced nicely apart with some separated by foliage, making them feel private. Sites are concrete pads with a picnic table & firepit provided. Firewood is provided here as well for a great deal. There are 2 bath houses but located in the same general area, so only southeast sites are close-by without much hiking. It was pretty quiet during our stay, maybe half or less of the sites were filled on weekends. I was eaten up by mosquitoes my first night, ants are abundant but didn't bother us, and a few peacocks roam freely around the park, which is a nice site. Watch out for the huge orbital spiders here, we saw 3. The one-way road through the campground is narrow and windy, so I wouldn't recommend big-rigs here. We could tell that the owner has great attention to detail, like adding an extended concrete pad to the road when exiting the dump station because of a tree making the turn difficult. No sites have sewer. I work online, so Verizon coverage is important to me - had reliable cell coverage and LTE data here. No wifi is available. - Sara C.
Feb 2014 - $17.00
Nice campground. Most of the sites are well spaced apart except #9. It is very close to #10. My only complaint about this park is with the bath house. The dressing area floods while taking a shower and there are no electric plugs, however, it was clean and well stocked during our stay. The amenity we enjoyed most about this park is that one of the trail heads to the Lake Apopka Loop Trail is right across the street. We biked about eight miles of the trail. The trail consists of hard packed gravel/marrow. We saw a variety of birds, several alligators, and one Water Moccasin(beware!). A great bike ride! Several restaurants are nearby in Apopka. - judeebug
Apr 2015 - $46.00
This is a very nice, friendly campground. New Owners are fantastic and keep the park immaculate. The park has very good free wifi and is very convenient to Mt. Dora and Orlando. The paved interior roads are big rig friendly and the gravel sites are spacious. Good utilities. We would return to this park again if in the area. - SpikeysMom
Nov 2014 - $0.00
Paved streets, gravel sites, with concrete pad with picnic table. Some pull through, we are 69 feet with our trailer and fit nicely. Friendly staff, pool shuffleboard. There are three permanent dwellings. Clean neat, and I would return. - GlennLever
Aug 2013 - $44.00
Stayed in one of their new pullthru sites - 100 feet long and lots of space between sites! Leveling wasn't an issue. Brand new owners here just took over and staff says they plan to continue the upgrades of previous owners. Some sites are shady, ours was open so we could get rooftop satellite. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, escort to your site, and always out and about working or maintaining the grounds. Shopping nearby, and if you haven't been to Mt Dora you're in for a real treat: beautiful town with unusual shops and festivals. We'll definitely stay here when in the area! - marral
Apr 2015 - $12.00
We recently spent four nights at Wekiwa and we loved it. We have a large fifth wheel (38 feet), but we managed to get in our spot without much trouble. Some of the sites are a little tight, but they are manageable with a big rig. Most of the sites have quite a bit of tree cover, which can make satellite reception difficult, but we managed to get ours working, as well as our antenna. There is not much foliage between most sites, so I wouldn't say that there is a lot of privacy.
There were some sewer hookups in the other loop, but we didn't have a hookup, so we used the showers at the bath house. The showers were acceptable, mostly just older and dirty from recent showers. We used them later in the day, so I suspect they received a lot of use after their cleaning.
The park is beautiful, with hiking, horseback riding and the spring. We brought our own kayaks and went to Kings Landing, about 20 minutes from the park to launch. They say it's 8.5 miles down river, but Mapmyride said we went 11.8 miles. It was beautiful and completely worth it! Kings Landing picks you up at Wekiva Island and takes you back to your vehicle (they also rent canoes).
We plan on returning when we are back in the area, it is a very beautiful park and we enjoyed our time in the campground. - Uno Mas
Mar 2015 - $27.00
Campground is nice. Location is great near Orlando Bathrooms were clean with plenty of room. Some sites have full hookups the springs are about a mile from the camp ground Overall is a great place to stay but need to make reservations well in advance in the winter or the week ends. Road and sites can be a little tight for big rigs but doable. We will return. - bunni
Mar 2015 - $27.00
Beautiful park but showing signs of weak management and overuse. Camped during the high season so Shuffled from site to site during my two week stay. Florida State Parks allow you to reserve specific sites instead of non-specific site reservations, therefore, you have situations where a tent is on a 50+ foot long site and there are no sites available for larger motor homes. The entire time we were at the park, only one of our sites was cleaned by the camp host. Found trash in the fire rings, deep tire grooves in another, and trash littered around one loop. All day, people not suppose to be in the campground driving in and looking around. One day, some children threw wooden poles in the middle of the main road as a joke. Park rangers did nothing about it and the poles were still lying next to the road two weeks later as I was exiting the park. Both the campground and the spring are ALWAYS terribly crowded. Bathrooms were clean but dated and musty. Tight getting around corners in the loops. The area around the park is heavy built up and the traffic can be very heavy. Only 30 amp service, so you're only running one air conditioner. In March, this was proving almost inadequate, so you'd be roasting come Summer time. - LeoRunner