3 Parks near Chiefland, Florida
Apr 2015 - $20.00
Very quiet senior park close to Chiefland and all the stores. Older park under new management and really coming along. Owners are extremely receptive to comments and recommendations. Constant improvements - showers upgraded. Very quiet location and yet close to everything needed. Stayed in when passing through to Orlando - will stop on the way back. - UsnRet
Apr 2015 - $20.00
Small older park that the new owners are working on fixing it up. Clean, safe and a nice friendly atmosphere. More of a Senior park which is fine for us - stopped here on our way to Ocala - nice stop off about an hour out. Town of Chiefland has everything you need but not a big crowed city. Owners are very cordial and willing to help as needed. Definitely will be back - thinking about doing a couple of months next winter. - brownbear
Mar 2015 - $15.00
Stopped here just for 1 night - that was long enough. This is an older park, mostly permanent residents. It was cluttered and in need of cleaning and maintenance. The electrical hook-up had some leakage, so that when touched it gave a severe shock. Would definitely NOT recommend this park! - rversfrommaine
Mar 2014 - $14.00
This campground appears to be a place for long term residents. There are sites with lots of "stuff" laying around the campers. Very unsightly. The sites are large, mostly sand and grass. There is a cement slab with a picnic table on all the sites, mine had a bundle of some kind on the picnic table making the thing unusable. The sites are large, with ample room between them. My satellite dish would not work because of the trees, and cable hookup is $2.00 per day. The sites are level, and the electricity is good as well as good water pressure. The managers are very accommodating and pleasant to visit with. The grounds are not well kept, i.e: leaves all over the grounds, uncut grass, etc. The nightly rate reflects the Passport America discount. I would stay here again if in the area. - bones1941
Sep 2012 - $22.00
Nice paved interior roads, well lit and well marked. They have what looks to be two pull thru sites, but most are backin. Nice grassy sites with a concrete patio. This is an adult only park. It is a good stopping off point when heading down to lower Fllorida. - Traveling Fool
Aug 2015 - $28.00
This was our second time staying here....and the best thing about it is that it's definitely a place to unplug! You more than likely won't get cell coverage and definitely won't get digital TV.
The deer are abundant, so have your cameras ready! There is a lot of other wildlife too. So, take in the beauty! The spring is amazing and you can walk there from your campsite. By the spring is an awesome barbecue "restaurant"....do yourself a favor and indulge! They also have other snack foods, and drinks including beer and wine. They rent canoes, and they have free wifi!
The bathrooms this time left a lot to be desired! Really really dirty and no lights on outside at night! Pretty creepy! Hopefully the staff will work on those issues!
All in all, we like camping here....but it's pretty "rustic", so be prepared! - doggpurr
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Manatee Springs is absolutely beautiful. A first magnitude spring with crystal clear water at a constant 72 degrees. We didn't see any Manatees because they are out in other rivers for the season but should be back in Nov-Dec for the warmer spring water. Anyway, you can swim and canoe/kayak in the beautiful water. There is a nice concession at the spring where you can rent canoes and kayaks. Lots of food there also.
The campsites were large (we were in #90) with smooth, flat hard sand. The access road is also sand and in pretty good shape. A lot of overhead cover which is good to block out the sun but bad for satellite receivers. Good water and 30 amp power. The showers were clean with lots of hot water. The shower configurations (men's) was a bit awkward with no portioned off changing areas, only a curtain into the shower. Lots of trails for hiking but I also found lots of ticks on myself and my wife even after applying bug spray. The deer come right up to your campsite for handouts which is kind of a shame as they get dependent on handouts rather getting their own food in the wild. We had 1-2 bars of Verizon data and 4 channels of over the air (OTA) TV. There is a small general store just out the front gate. We will be back in the winter when the manatees are back. - jebgg
Mar 2015 - $20.00
The sites at this park are all sand with little separation between neighboring sites. The campground roads are badly rutted with many potholes, as well as being quite narrow. Backing a large Class A into some sites can be a real challenge. The available 30 amp power is generally good, although we did see a few dips down to 107 volts at times. The water pressure was good. Verizon cell voice and data service is weak, and would have been unusable without our onboard amplifier and external antenna. Free WiFi is available at the nearby concession stand. The springs area is very nice with a long boardwalk out to a fishing pier. Many birds and other wildlife can be seen in the park, with deer roaming freely and unfortunately becoming used to visitor food handouts despite rules prohibiting doing so. We stayed in the Magnolia 2 loop, and the Magnolia 1 loop is currently being rebuilt with upgraded facilities and reportedly, paved roads. If they continue the upgrade program with the other loops, this could be a fine park. As is, it reminded us of our tent camping days at other state parks in the 50's. We are not likely to return. - NYDutch