Bellwood, Florida

Manatee Hammock Campground

Bellwood, Florida



Bellwood, Florida
Phone: (321) 264-5083

Sites: 177
Recent Rate: $36 1/2016

Latitude: 28.5041854257118
Longitude: -80.7835972309113

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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62 Reviews

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dns718

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $25.00
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Located a few miles south of Titusville, Florida on highway 1 and just across the Indian River lagoon from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, this Brevard County campground is nicely situated as a base camp for Space Coast explorations. The familiar giant launch site buildings are clearly visible from the park's shore and pier, just a few steps from the camping area. Launches happen periodically (not while we visited); information is published on the Kennedy Space Center site. We chose this campground as an intermediate stop on our first wintering voyage from the West Coast, conveniently situated between Orlando and points further south (Miami area), and to compare and contrast the Kenndy Space Center with Houston's Johnson Space Center, which we saw earlier in the trip. Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach on the Atlantic are also a short drive away (~25-45 minutes or 22-30 miles respectively). We were a bit naive on January weather in this part of Florida, with some cool and very wet storms encountered during our week (perhaps influenced by El Niño), dropping Oak and Palm branches onto camps and roads. Generally, a picturesque if compact coastal campground with tight spaces and noise if you are too close to the highway or train. Mostly level, sandy dirt driveway surface with OK positioned basic utilities and picnic table. WiFi signal strong with something like 9 hotspots, not too high speed as expected but was able to stream somewhat. Nice dog park, newish fishing pier, and canoes available. Apparently quite a few longer-term residents, including families. Two good sized and well maintained shower/restroom/laundry facilities not counting ADA restrooms, plus pool and rec room. We would consider staying here again if in the area, though more as a way station than a destination per se and being more careful about time of year next time. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Besides several tourist destinations nearby like the Kennedy Space Center and Atlantic Ocean Beaches (Cocoa/Satellite), a supermarket is located nearby. We did laundry at the laundromat south of the campground on the way in, but really the machines and capacity in Manatee seems fine. Choose the sites away from Highway 1 and train tracks to minimize noise.

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h2ocessna

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $36.00
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This park is set in a nature environment with mature Florida trees. A perfect fishing pier to see the Cape's Rocket launches. Clean bathrooms and clubhouse. Descent wifi. Now for the problems. The park is beside busy US1 and a BUSY railroad track. We WOULD stay here again IF we could get a site farther from the road (Sites H,L,M,N). If you are too close to the water, you will here the weekend campers party all night. If you are too close to the road you will wake up everyday at 6am and your RV will shake from the trains that pass by all night long... The employees are county workers, so customer service and friendliness is NOT their top priority. We had reservations for 5 months this Winter, but only stayed 1 month due to lack of SLEEP! I will know better next time we stay here. All sites are sandy. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

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inetelle

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $25.00
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Nice park with a large variety of sites. Some paved, some grass. Nice amount of shade and space between sites. Excellent view of the launch sites (we got to see the SpaceX rocket launch while we were here). Level on the sites can be iffy, site 156 was not at all level.

Wifi was awful, could barely check email. Restrooms were kept clean although the women's showers in one block were missing the temperature regulation (i.e. on & hot or off). There were some long term residents but their sites were neat & tidy. The office people were pleasant to interact with.

They have a fantastic dog park on the river side. Lots of squirrels to entertain the dogs too! Great mix of palm & oak trees, bring your own fire ring. We'll be back next year. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Check out the Dogs R Us stand about a mile south, fantastic hot dogs.

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Liz & Bob

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $13.00
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County campground. You can see the different sites on there web. With Passport America, you can't reserve in advance. The lady at the reception had no smile! Asked if we could choose our site, as she gave us one in the sun without any trees. At 89 degrees you need shade. She gave us the choice between 4 (3 in the sun and only 1 in the shade). Washer/dryer old. Washroom and showers old but clean. Can't really kayak because there are too many big rocks. Noise from Hwy 1. Good WiFi. Long term residents were not very friendly. Got bit from something in the sand when sitting outside. Would not stay here again because I can't sit outside without getting bitten. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

6 miles away for shopping at Walmart, Lowes and Home Depot.

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On the Road again 11

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
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Nice shady park, but note that not all sites are shaded. Although there is grass, most sites are sandy. Some of the nicer shady sites are for tents only. Most, but not all sites, are fairly close together. RV sites have electric, water & sewer; tent sites have water & electric.

Restrooms/showers near pool are nicer than bathhouse closer to river. Family restroom/shower available.

There is a pier on the river. Several people fishing. Place to launch canoe or kayak. Also large fenced dog area.

I would stay here again if in the area. Wish there was a rocket launch while we were there as the view would be awesome.

2 nights required for on-line reservations
We found a good site as a one night "walk-in" We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge
Enchanted Forest - nice walking trails thru sanctuary

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The Ear Vinery

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $18.00
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Easily the best value around. Must book a year out in the winter (365 days) to get the site you want. Some pull thrus, and some really tight spots as well. Most of the sites are just dirt, the 'letter' sites are grassy. Location is great, right on the Indian River with a view of the Space Center. Rate reflects monthly stay - daily is $25. Brand new fishing pier too. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Beach, Orlando attractions, Cocoa Village, space center all pretty close.

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Sara C.

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $25.00
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We stayed here to watch a rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center. This is a prime location for it, I can confidently say after witnessing my first one here. I felt that most of the sites were pretty close to each other. It's a bit too tightly-packed than I'd like from a county park. At the bath house, there are only 3 showers, and the handicap one has the shower head only 4 feet from the ground, it's unusable for anyone. There aren't any fire pits, most campers brought their own raised ones. There is a very nice fenced-in dog park. I use Verizon MiFi and was able to receive LTE service here. When we walked out to the river, we could see dolphins on a daily basis. We, among others, tried to fish but all anyone could ever catch was blowfish. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, watch a rocket launch

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sherp108

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $13.00
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Love this park. It is wooded with large sites. Great WiFi and TV reception. We walked to the pier with beautiful views. Used Passport America with this rate. Friendly staff. Close to Kennedy Space Center. One of the laundry rooms was closed due to renovations. The second laundry was only 2 washers and 2 dryers but a laundry is close by in town. Even without the discount this is a good value and great place to stay. Started to fill up as the weekend approached but believe there are many that stay for the winter. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 128
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $13.00
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Heavily shaded park on the Indian River with great views of the Cape Kennedy launch complex. Park was sparsely populated this time of year as the snowbirds have not yet arrived. Rate reflects Passport America price, which is very limited at this park. We were offered a site with a view of the river and watched a launch of a satellite that night. Full hookup at this site with free Wi-Fi. This park also has a pool which is rare for a county park. We would return in the future. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

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Sewmom

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
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We have stayed at this campground previously with no problem but this time we were assigned a spot near the front, almost impossible to back in. Good campers on either side moved their vehicles to allow us to park. Where the trailer (any other rv) parks is sugar sand. We had to put blocking under tires in one side and it sunk into the sand. Water connection is very low to the ground, making it impossible to attach a pressure regulator. The site was near the highway, making traffic noise noticible. Long term seasonal campers are visible. Campground management should monitor to make sure the campground stays neat and not cluttered as it seemed to be when we were there. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 128
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $13.00
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Rate reflects Passport America discount which just began the day we arrived. Nice county park with plenty of shade. Riverside setting is very nice especially when there's a launch at the Space Center across the river. The pool is a nice touch for a county park. We would definitely visit again. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

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Jay Rutherford

Review Count: 155
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $28.00
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An earlier reviewer commented on two types of sites at this park. We apparently got one in the "low-rent" side of the park as nothing near us is paved. The sites and the roadway are dirt and crushed shells, littered with live oak leaves; shoes must come off before entering the motorhome. The area is nicely shaded and so stays cool during the day. We are next to U.S. Route 1, and road noise at our site is evident even in a closed up unit. The park would be a lot nicer if the staff would just clean up the junk on sites. Out our window, we see abandoned sewer hose supports, an old washer tub, small chunks of concrete, etc. This county park allows for multi-month stays, so its safe to say that many of those here are seasonal folks. The campground is close to the Kennedy Space Center, the Warbirds Museum, Canaveral National Seashore, and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, so there is something for everyone. The time to be here would be for a rocket launch as the campground is just across the bay from the space center. Traffic is simply nuts here, and it seems worse than in other Florida urban areas. If we were in the area again, I think we'd look elsewhere to stay. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

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rolling homeless

Review Count: 259
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $21.00
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This is our third winter at Manatee Hammock and it is a great place. $21 a night is based on the monthly rate for a premiere pull-thru site. Because it is a county run park, they do not plan activities. The pier has great fishing and you can see manatee and dolphins. It is also a great place to view space launches. We were lucky to see 3 night ones this trip. It is close to shopping and less than an hour if you are interested in going to Orlando. Sites are large and have shade from palms and oak trees. We will return. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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kick

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $17.00
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Enjoyed our stay; went out on the pier and tried our hand fishing; the view is one on the best you will find. Site a little hard to get into because of the trees but plenty of room to the next site. We will return again. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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campingandtravels.blogspot.com

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $15.00
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Rate reflects PA rate. Full hook-ups (50 amp) and cable, good Wi-Fi, intermittent Verizon 4G. Very nice employees. This county park seems to be divided into two sections - one area does not have paved roads and seems to have long term residents; the other (where we stayed) had paved roads and nicer sites. On the ocean with views of Kennedy Space Center. If coming through the area, we'd stay here again, but there really isn't much in Titusville. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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