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Bellwood, Florida

Manatee Hammock Campground

Bellwood, Florida



Bellwood, Florida
Phone: (321) 264-5083

Sites: 177
Recent Rate: $25 6/2016

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

Review Details

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69 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice shady park, although there is grass, most sites are sandy. We had a nice shady spot with a water view. RV sites have electric, water & sewer

Restrooms/showers , laundry clean and well maintained. WiFi was free but not fantastic

There is a pier on the river and we found this a great place to watch the launch at Cape Canaveral. There is also large fenced dog area.

We paid $12.50 for 2 nights with PA discount and one night full price. I would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Great place to watch the launches at Cape Canaveral

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really great Campground. It's very treed Campground. Sits right on the river. Beautiful pier for fishing. Also has a huge Dog park. We actually stayed 6 months. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
88
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very basic, old fashioned campground. Paved interior roads but dirt sites. Roads are very narrow and marked one-way. The narrow roads could make it tough to maneuver into some sites. Trees prevent any grass from growing and make satellite reception difficult. Utilities worked fine. All were positioned midway in the site we had. Many different sized sites and some are on random angles to fit between trees. Wifi worked fine for us. Verizon signal strong. Call for reservation to ask specifics of sites versus using the online map. They have some sites that can only be reserved over the phone. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Easy to get to Kennedy Space Center. Canaveral National Seashore has a great beach.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed this peaceful, little campground so much that we added a 4th night to our stay. The campsites are packed sand and are well shaded. The roads in the campground are paved. Our site was full-service which is unusual for a municipal campground. The campground is right on the Indian River. It has a great view, and you can see the tall parts of the Kennedy Space Center across the way. There is a long fishing pier and a boat launch for canoes, kayaks and small john boats. There is a pool. The folks who work here are welcoming and helpful. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The Kennedy Space Center is 20 minutes away. There is a Publix grocery store, liquor store and a Hair Cuttery 1.5 miles away, and a Winn Dixie 2 miles away. Port Canaveral is about 20 minutes away - and Seafood Atlantic is a great seafood market (it is also a restaurant, but we didn't try that).

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very shady and consequently a very dirty campground. This is a County owned park, thus the low per night cost. Excellent location to watch rocket launches from Cape Canaveral and side trips to Coca Beach. There is not a lot to do in the immediate area. There are a lot of permanents and tenters on weekends. If the need arises we would stay there again, but not on a weekend. We stayed in a motorhome. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H-136
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

If you are an avid or even casual aviation history buff, the TICO Warbird Museum is only a mile away and well worth the day trip.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is a very shady campground with FHU. It appeared there are several permanent residents with pretty junky looking places. The spaces were pretty close together. Ours was a long site, but low-hanging branches on a tree made it very difficult to get into. It is a great location for seeing the Cape Canaveral and beaches area. They have a very nice dog park. There is also a train nearby that goes at all hours. Would've rated this place higher, but it just seemed dirty and too many permanent residents with lots of junk sitting out. Surprised a county par would allow 6 months residency in their park. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
135
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
118
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested

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

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
156
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 282
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a county run park and the rate is by the month. This is our 4th stay and it keeps improving. The sites are large with trees. There are two places to do laundry. This is an excellent base to explore central Florida and they post the launch schedule in the office. We had 50 amp, pull through and full hook up. This park is busy on the weekends especially. Several scout troops camped here. They close a gate at night. If you want to stay during peak time it is best to reserve a year ahead of time to ensure a spot of your choice. A couple has potlucks at their site and it is on the bulletin board. Another lady ran a quilting group that is fun. Wish the pool had a little bit of heat as it is very cold. We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart if near as is Target. Loved eating at Victorio's near Mims.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
O
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

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

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, watch a rocket launch

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

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

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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