33 Parks near Bradenton, Florida
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 2014 - $54.00
Be prepared to carry Vaseline to coat your rig so you can squeeze in the lots. So unimpressed with this place. We arrived after hours and did not receive a welcome packet containing any park information. We had to ask neighbors where the amenities were. Tried to go to the club house to use WiFi. I was told that is was reserved for a dance practice, and I would have to wait until it was over. Never did get WiFi to work. This park is not easy to get to. You must go through neighborhoods with tight curves to get there. Will never go back. - urlookingood
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
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 - $28.00
This park is wonderful ,but can see its going to be trailer rental or own Price was wonderful..But new owner are changing that ..The staff was wonderful, Our site had alot of room Very nice folks who own in the parks.Lots of trailers to buy .Space is great..Only one big Problem is internet is not good at al!That is the most important if you run a business...So unless you can take care of that problem yourself ..Not a place to depend on for that...Lots of things going on..close to everything..Nice pond..Couple of gaters,lots of interesting birds 1 mile around,great walk for dogs..Most everyone cleans up after their dogs.We are traveling so only stayed a month.... - cartermarie1266
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Nice clean park. Mostly park homes and snowbirds. Staff is very friendly and pleasant. Our site, #4, was adequate for a 3 or 4 night stay. We would stay there again. - bamawig
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
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
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
Dec 2016 - $50.00
The campground has only 3 reviews, all of which were very complementary. I think I was expecting something a little more elaborate than what is actually there. The Owner/Manager was extremely nice. She showed us to our campsite and helped us park. She was very knowledgable of the area and provided a written list of restaurants, stores, and attractions. Her directions were excellent and a useful map was provided.
The campground is well maintained. The pool and office are small, but they appeared new and were so clean they sparkled.
My site was really tough to get into. It took the owner, my wife, and 2 neighbors to finally get our 38ft 5th wheel parked. The site was sandy sand. I mean sand. Now I know what you're thinking, Florida is sandy and maybe my parking skills are not the best, points taken. However, from the previous reviews not what I was expecting.
My GPS never could find the place. The sign is surrounded by vegetation and is unlit very hard to see.
This is not a resort in any sense of the word. It is a nice little campground located a few miles out of Bradenton FL.
Will I be back? Sure. - Shady Spring
Nov 2016 - $47.00
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed in. We are staying 3 months-Oct, Nov & Dec 2016.
The owners are on site. The park is immaculately clean. Restrooms, laundry & clubhouse are in excellent condition & always clean. They have books, games & video's you can borrow for free.
It's close to everything, groceries, gas stations, restaurants & shopping.
Easy on & off I-75.
Lots are large & shaded with full hook-ups. Roads are paved. Park is very pet friendly. We put up a small fence for our dogs.
Owners help you park. We have seen the owners park rigs for people if needed. Just the other day a single retired lady came in with a small class A. The owner parked it for her & helped her get everything connected.
We will definitely stay here whenever we are in the area. - hdhawg1340
Jul 2016 - $60.00
NIce Park, good location. NIce pool area! We had a waterfront site and it was very quiet. Pet friendly and the people were nice too. - Mzhlly
Jun 2016 - $29.00
It's a super convenient location and some parts of the park are very pretty. We stayed here a couple of years ago at Christmas time. It was full then, not so during the summer. Everyone is friendly. I feel the area we stayed in could definitely use some sprucing up. Our picnic table was in bad shape, the site marker was down and tossed in the back, the area just looked a bit run down. There is an extra daily "resort" fee and while it is only 4.00 I had to wonder what it was for. You pay extra for wifi and cable if you want it. I felt a bit like a second class citizen for using Passport America. The dog park had been improved from our last visit but it's still a bit rough for dogs to get any exercise. I don't know what other surface could be used though. It is well shaded. - tb919
Apr 2016 - $19.00
The check-in experience was good. We were shown sites that we could choose from. Since we were using the Passport America discount of $18.50 per night, we had to stay in the standard sites right next to I-75. It was noisy with the constant traffic day and night. The site was asphalt but it is very aged and crumbled. Electric, water, and sewer service was fine. There are some nicer sites on the north side of the resort that surround the lake. It is a little quieter in those locations too. - Howard Jaros
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
Sep 2016 - $75.00
We made reservations on the phone but when we got there we had to go through the whole info routine due to the fact that there are two different entities that rent out the sites and neither seems to know what the other is doing. Very strange indeed. The campground is neat, clean and attractive. The streets are a bit narrow for backing in but the escort guided us in . We would have stayed longer but couldnt get a hold of the person who booked us originally so we left for another place. - we2