33 RV Parks near Bradenton, Florida
Aug 2015 - $15.00
When we first looked at the park we were impressed with the ability to maneuver your rig into your site because the roads were wide enough. The pool was crystal clear and there were an enormous amount of lounge chairs surrounding it, and they were in excellent condition. What really impressed me was all the connections were centrally located on the site unlike a lot of parks I have stayed. One month in park and am very satisfied management all very friendly. Would recommend this park to my friends. Maintenance very kept up, such as lawns etc. Water went out once but was back on in a jiffy. I plan on staying here for at least a year now because the first month went so well, the people who run the place are real and have welcoming personalities, thats important to me. - P D wontdoitagain
Dec 2014 - $10.00
We had a premium site with a nice concrete pad. The staff and neighbors are friendly. I am not sure about the laundry hours they were not consistent. The only time they were open at 7 was when they were left open all night. Fortunately that was the day we did laundry. Also, the bathrooms require a code to open the lock. No one told us that until we were here for 5 days. - Beas
Mar 2014 - $44.00
Booked 2 nights online through chat / phone. Stayed one. Site is billed as "Full Hook Up". Doesn't work for a late model RV with midship water and sewer hookup. Water and sewer connections end up under the coach. 30 amp power is a hot plug loosely attached to a pole with no identifiable circuit breaker. Looking in the open uncovered power box I surmise the wiring does not meet standard electrical code requirements. On arrival the agent asked if we were frightened by the neighborhoods we drove through to get to the resort. He couldn't check us in because he had already closed for the day, before 5:00 PM. He neglected to give us the sign on code so we were unable to use the Wi-Fi. Since we couldn't use the sewer hook up we had to move the RV to the dump station do dump tanks. The only thing that was really good was the cable TV reception which the agent on duty in the morning said we weren't supposed to have. Given that this is our first and only experience with Sun RV Resorts it will be a very long time if ever before we stay at another one. - Tuney-GA
Feb 2017 - $22.00
We were only able to get 2 nights at this campground as Florida State Parks are packed this time of year, so at a cost of $22/night we might as well see what it's like. We were pleasantly surprised. There are 2 loops with a total of 60 sites: 30 amp and water, no sewer but a dump station. You receive a gate code to get in and out before and after hours. Sites are just long enough for us and level. Easy enough to get into and very spacious. Lots of foliage, picnic table and fire ring. There are 2 posts at the back of the site which we guess are for a clothes line (or a hammock).
With all the trees, we couldn't get satellite, but picked up many OTA stations. Verizon signal good. There's a paved trail through the two camping loops to the lake. The lake was great, the swimming beach, not so much, as the sand has washed away. We were concerned about the speedway next door as we had read reviews that said the noise was unbearable, but even though a race was going on Saturday night, we did not find it annoying. We enjoyed this little slice of nature. - cincychic
Dec 2016 - $22.00
$22 per night was for a mostly level sand site with 30-amp electric and water. Site #25 was wide & long enough for my 40' motorhome and tow to park on very comfortably. Even after deploying the slides there was plenty of room for extra chairs and tables, if needed. The awning had plenty of room to extend as well. Each site has a heavy wooden picnic table and fire ring and is separated from other sites by lots of native vegetation. The park experienced a wildfire several years ago and when they rebuilt the campground, they installed sprinklers atop each water spigot to allow them to keep the area wet if another fire threatens. It was quiet during my stay, even over the weekend when many families arrived...well, except for when the nearby racetrack was active but at least they don't race all night long! When I arrived, a very personable ranger who provided lots of information on the park and the local area staffed the campground office; there are many activities available in the park and surrounding area. There are no manatees in Lake Manatee as the dam prevents the manatee from entering. The park is gated at night (code provided to campers) which gives one an added feeling of security. The night sky was brilliant with stars. The campground is about five miles from most any amenity and about 15 miles from Bradenton proper. If you want to purchase firewood, you'll have to go in town as they don't sell any in the park and picking up of downed wood is prohibited. AT&T cell signal was low but usable for texting and sometimes voice. My Verizon jetpack worked well for internet reception. I received 30+ digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
Apr 2016 - $15.00
Palmettos, pine, and oaks border the camp sites and provide reasonable privacy with about 15-20+ feet of vegetation between camp sites. Site was covered with leaves and pine needles. Most site appear to be reasonable level and should only need minor adjustments.
Bikes are limited to the paved park roads in the camping area and those which provide access to the lake beach and playground area and the boat launch area.
Hiking trails appear to provide access to the largest area of the park.
We were here on a Thursday and Friday night. The race track was open Thursday evening. There was some awareness of the loud speakers from the track, but it was very tolerable. I have been in campgrounds were the campers were noisier and more annoying.
Staff was very helpful and pleasant.
There is not any wifi in the park and my repeater did not pickup any nearby. Camp host indicated the nearest to be McD's about 15 minutes southwest. - B D HOWie
Feb 2017 - $40.00
This is an "old Florida" type campground. Roads are dirt, sites are dirt. The picnic tables were beat up and need to be replaced. There is a nice restraunt on site that has karaoke and music on the weekends. They close at 10 pm and the park gets nice and quiet. There is a boat ramp for the river and all sites slope down that way. They are talking about a lot of improvements in the near future. - esta34950
Feb 2016 - $48.00
Forget the campground! We paid $184 for 3 nights and they had the worst facilities of any of the 7 places we camped while in Florida.The showers look extremely old, not even a shower curtain. We talked to some campers who started camping there 7 years ago and were paying $350/mo. They said the rate next year was going over $1,000/mo and they are looking for a new campground. The roads in the campground are terrible, and the place looks junky! There was a small dock behind our site that was falling in the water. Their photo gallery does not show the campground just the restaurant. - c22jrc
Jul 2015 - $25.00
This is an "old Florida" kind of place which we have a fondness and appreciation. Having said that it is a tired place that could be really neat if it were fixed up some. Bathrooms need remodeling, roads are dirt with many potholes, many really old permanent trailers etc. This is no resort but the property sits on a neat river and the rate is ok for what it is. We enjoyed the restaurant, a good place to visit at least once. - Dat
Apr 2017 - $48.00
This is a very clean manicured snow bird park. 90%+ of sites are the small snowbird homes. The lady in the office was very helpful. They have 16 pull thrus; but if you are a longer than a 30ft motor home pulling a towed you will need to unhook. Wife asked we would have to unhook; reservations are made by a central office off site not familiar with RV's. and they said we would not have to unhook. That said it is a nice overnight spot, if you do not mind unhooking. Wi Fi works great today. - rmartin
Feb 2017 - $62.00
Office lady was very concerned when she saw our rig. Even looked to see if there was another spot to tuck us in. Had to keep original spot, but it was fine for our 42 ft rig. Could probably hold 45ft. We did back onto fence line and had road noise from Florida rd. 70. Location is not far from I75. But noise seemed to settle down after about 10 pm. Power pedestal was a bit worn, but good power. Good water pressure too. Early morning sunshine and shade would start about 3 pm. Used air for about 3 hrs as coach tends to warm up. Otherwise had windows open till AC kicked on at 79. Lots of permanent homes with RV spaces intermingled. There were some pull-throughs, but really glad we didn't get one. They were full sun. Large square lake in middle with fishing, birds and a gator in 2016. He was removed and none seen this year. Residents are very friendly. Marked gravel, but it was crushed shells. A bit soft, but rig is heavy. Had to be careful backing in due to large power box across street and street sign. Could have used 2 spotters, but made it without a problem. Was able to unhitch prior to site and will be able to hitch tow prior to leaving after pulling out. If in area again will gladly return. - Linda R
Jan 2017 - $1.00
This is a very nice park that has a combination of park models and RV's (about 2/3 stationary park models). It has a pretty lake in the middle, is very well maintained and is in a great area. I needed a place to work from and this fit the bill. I haven't used the amenities other than their gym which surprisingly is well equipped for its size. It's near 75, lots of shopping, restaurants, etc. Our lot was a back in but had plenty of room for our car, picnic table, barbecue, etc. It's a 55+ park. I did a monthly rate and I believe it was +/- $1,200 a month. Very nice people, super quiet. Highly recommended (and I am kind of picky). - User529
Dec 2016 - $40.00
Planned to stay 3 nights but enjoyed the weather and location so much we extended for 3 weeks. Most of the traveling RV sites are near the main road ( 10777 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL ) but the road noise wasn't a problem. The park has limited traveler's spaces as most lots have been converted to permanent over the years. It has a beautiful waterfront road with seating areas that offer great sunset viewings.
The location is great if you like beaching, shopping and eating. Anna Maria Island has beautiful beaches with large free parking areas, bath houses and a food shack all within Coquina Beach just a three mile drive away. lots of water related things to do like parasailing, fishing, rental toys etc. Park potable water had very good pressure and excellent quality. We used our satellite antenna so not having cable wasn't an issue. - G and L
Apr 2014 - $55.00
Sarasota Bay is ruled by the resident owned Paradise Bay. Rules, written and unwritten are enforced or ignored with no logic. Although they advertise 300 sites, in reality there are less than 100 as the majority are park models. Office staff in Sara Bay is outstanding, can't say the same for Para Bay. Extended stays here are the norm, and once you are in, you can reserve your site for 3 or more months for next year, prior to Feb. There are no shade trees. HOWEVER..This is a great community for those who return. On site there are bowling, shuffle, bocce, pool leagues, cards and games every night, current movies every Saturday. Boat docks and storage available, $405.00 yearly. Biking distance to Gulf beaches and restaurants. Wireless is absolutely useless, down more than up but Brighthouse is available to install internet or cable usually on a days notice. We have been returning for ten years and have noticed many changes and will return. Have recommended to others. No mail service, but Cortez P.O. is a mile away. Considering all the amenities this is the best value in the area, if you can get in. Para Bay is on the intercoastal and the marina is walking/bicycle distance from the furthest site. - T_I_S_H
Nov 2008 - $45.00
Park is actually very close to Cortez, 2 miles to the great Anna Maria Island beaches, an easy bike. 55 plus community, nice clubhouse with pool tables and a library with Wi-Fi. Children allowed 2 weeks max. No pets. Wi-Fi not available at the RV site. Must make arrangements with Brighthouse to install cable, not good if you are staying only a week or less. A palm tree on each lot. Crushed stone pad with cement patio. Mostly snowbirds with trailers converted to permanent location with cement drives added, but clean and well kept. Looks like they are not allowing any more annual residents to free up space for more transient RV'er. Pool is located at adjacent, related development. Would not stay again, I need my Wi-Fi and cable! - cj7ole
May 2017 - $35.00
Stayed during when the summer rates were really good. Park was somewhat empty, will return. Restroom very clean. Pool area was clean and nice chairs. - Tropical gardens
Feb 2017 - $65.00
The man in the office was rude, using the f word in his instructions. We have been RVing for 9 years and this is the most hateful representative of a park that we have encountered. The sites were tight, but that is common in this area. The residents were helpful. Wifi was iffy. - SomedayCame
Sep 2012 - $40.00
We stayed here from Sept until mid-Nov 2012. Park is mostly fixed trailer type units that belong to snow birds. All sites are extremely close together. There was little to no parking your tow vehicle in the same site as your coach. Parking throughout whole place is extremely limited, but there is an overflow lot at the front of the park. Maneuverability with a dually towing a 42 ft. Fifth wheel was very tight (but doable). Site we were on was a back in site. Site also backed up to a holding pond of some sort as part of the cemetery next door. humid weather was a breeding ground for the mosquitoes and other flying critters. Water hookup was adequate, electric was old and could use updating. Site was not paved. Pull through sites were paved, but still very close together. Laundry facilities were dated, and washers could use updating. Dryers ran extremely hot, you had to watch them or they would burn your clothes. Mailboxes available if you want, mailbox and gate key required a $30 deposit (which you get back upon checkout). Shopping, restaurants, etc. was very close/accessible. Did not use pool or bath facilities. Manager was very standoffish, and not overly friendly. Had two occurrences of someone trying to break into our truck bed, and people 3 doors away fought loudly and often. Probably wouldn't stay here again unless there was nothing else available. - usamacdonald2
Mar 2017 - $60.00
We stayed at the park for one week. The park is 2 years old and many of the trees were kept so there is excellent shade. The sites were roomy. We will be going back in the future. - Ktmck
Feb 2017 - $60.00
This is a newly opened park with newly planted grass sites with no paving or patios. The staff is the most helpful of anyplace we have stayed, guiding us to the site, helping to unhitch the tow, and helping with hookup to utilities. Interior roads are wide and paved. Wet weather can mean somewhat muddy sites while dry conditions means sand can be tracked into the RV. Picnic tables are available on some sites. Satellite availability is spotty because of trees scattered throughout the park. OTA TV from Tampa is excellent. The enthusiastically friendly and helpful staff will improve the small deficiencies in this new park. - Travlin Tarheel
Jan 2017 - $47.00
Our first visit to Florida in winter. Folks running the RV park are very nice and helpful. The sites are spacious and the park is clean, well maintained with wide paved roads. All sites seem to be back in sites. It is fairly quiet and folks are friendly. We are in their new section that was just recently completed. Grass was planted but the sites are mostly dirt. It had rained just before our arrival and it was pretty muddy. No pads, patios, stone or gravel. So it is hard not to track dirt/sand into your coach. There is also no TV cable in the new section but some sites are satellite friendly. There are no picnic tables at the sites. We went to the office/clubhouse for shelter during a tornado warning, but we were not allowed to bring our dogs in because no pets are allowed in the building. - Allure470
Apr 2017 - $32.00
Unfortunately, the overall condition is deteriorating (we have stayed 3 times over 3 years). The restrooms and showers need some serious attention. On the plus side, the location is very good ... Walmart, Publix, and HomeDepot within 10 minutes ... excellent beaches within 45 minutes. - BruceVero
Feb 2017 - $160.00
Went there for a quiet time to rest and relax the noise from the interstate was horrible couldn't hear yourself think..also the noseeems bugs were bad couldn't hang out out side the camper. The people for nice and friendly...the boat ramp is bad - never maintained.... Probably won't go back there even for free.. - Camper goer
Feb 2017 - $66.00
We were in a premium site but were still very close to I75. The noise from the highway is difficult for sleeping if you like it quiet. We left a day early because of that. You're also packed like sardines next to other RVs. You have to empty your own trash at the dumpsters by the exit of the facility. I would expect trash service at the rate they charge. Overall, the worst place we stayed at in our 3 month trek throughout Florida. - Lnskaye
Apr 2016 - $19.00
We stayed here one night while heading south to Fort Myers. The $19 rate was a Tampa RV Show special. The normal nightly winter rate is $38. There is an area in the back of the park where RV's are placed. You have to drive through all the park model areas to get to it. It is tight getting around. You have to be careful!! This appears to be a snowbird park with little coming and going of transient traffic.
We had a narrow pull through on an the end of a row by the maintenance shed.
The park was adequate for our needs for the night. - Howard Jaros
Feb 2016 - $39.00
Majority of park is made up of park models and RV's mixed together. The RV sites in this section are on grass with a separate paved driveway; the patio in this area are of various sizes and locations and may or may not align with your steps and awnings. Getting into these spaces can be challenging for larger rigs and there are some size limitations. There is a pull through area with paved pads and more consistent patios, however more road noise in this section. Nice pool and plenty of activities. We stayed monthly and rate was $1190 jumping to $1250 for 2017. - Ohrver
Jan 2016 - $60.00
Park is popular for snowbirds and park was crowed duringour one week stay. Roads are paved as are lots. Lots of pull throughs. Lots of activities ànd very nice nature walk on lake waterfront. We would stay here again. - User3770
Jan 2017 - $120.00
This is the most we have paid for a site but we were waiting for warranty work on our truck and found this place nearby. Nice' clean sites mostly inhabited by owners. Roads a bit tight but manageable. Easy walking to restaurants and mini mart and close to everything else by car or bike. Would stay again. - Fox Mountain
Dec 2016 - $90.00
A really nice park. The location is fantastic. You are near the beach, stores, and restaurants. The staff was friendly and efficient. The sites had great landscaping which gave a lot of privacy.
The interior roads were tight, but we had a very helpful guide. It is a little pricey the only reason it is not a 10. Its Florida in the winter so you pay for what you get. - Shady Spring
Nov 2016 - $46.00
This is our current benchmark resort after spending one month at a time at 6 different places in Florida, and visiting many others. The driving is tight in places, but manageable with the resort help. It is so well landscaped that feels more luxurious than compact. Well landscaped sites with night lighting make it great to walk around in the evening. The pool is heated and nice as well. All sites have pavers that make it great under the coach and under your feet. The bathrooms and laundry were nicely kept and spacious. We were there in November and this early in the season there were less activities, but we were welcomed at the Wednesday night socials. All the owners we talked to love the place. The location is great. We often walked around the village or across the bridge to see the sights or the sunset. - Igetaround