32 Parks near Clearwater, Florida
Mar 2016 - $18.00
This is a very nice setting for a campground. All the sites that we saw were backin/pullin. If you back in to about half the sites, the utilities are on the wrong side. If you pull in with a travel trailer or fifth wheel, you may have a problem getting the tow vehicle in or out to unhook or hookup if the sites next to you are occupied. All the sites we saw had a 30 amp and 20 amp recepticle. Some of the 30 amp recepticles were damaged, however they did come and look at one that I reported (didn't replace it though). There were several camp hosts. they did't seem to know that much about the area even though one said they had been coming there for several years. They also seemed more interested in each other and those they knew then helping someone new to the area. Despite a leash rule, the camp host in site 11 West let their cat run loose all the time and a nearby camper had their dog off leash. Not the park's fault, but the gnats were terrible the last week in March. They got through the screens on the trailer enmass. Again, not the park's fault; Verizon service said 4G, but speed was consistently 1-2mbs. - trailertraveler
Mar 2016 - $18.00
Busy place but quiet evenings and nights. Sites are on grass and sand, most along the salt marsh mangroves. Most are level, a few trees, about 30 feet between sites, easy access. Great playgrounds, canoes for rent, dock, walking trails. No reservations. Bugs were not bad for March and we did fine with standard DEET spray. - rudyhehn
Feb 2016 - $18.00
What a rare find. Grass pads situated between meandering creeks and rivers. Sites are spacious. 30 amp only. Walk-ups were the only thing available. Glad we got one. We'll come back here. No sewer, but convenient dump site. - gapatty
Jan 2016 - $60.00
Most sites are on level gravel with cement patios. Some are on level grass. Ours was on grass, but it was good, with more space than the gravel sites. (We were told the grass sites are being redone this year.) WIFI is very good most of the time. Staff is nice; most are very helpful. Most sites have cable; ours didn't but there are a lot of local stations so television was no problem. Water is on two sides of the park; there are lovely docks for wine sipping but keep bug spray handy. Sites at the far end of the park are across the water from a busy road. That would be noisy, so if quiet is important, request something away from the far end of the park. If traveling during "snow bird" season, book ahead, although we saw various openings for possible short stays. Laundry is good; pool is heated. No hot tub. No pull-throughs. Really enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.
They have work campers who have mechanical, plumbing, etc. expertise who are available to assist with problems (for a price). We were so grateful to have this, as we had a plumbing problem and the person was wonderful at helping us resolve it!
Price listed is daily rate. Monthly rate is less; that's what we paid. - DrM Traveler
Jan 2016 - $45.00
Nice Park. Sites are gravel and level. Site size is above average. Most or all sites are among trees. Satellite usage is not possible but they have good cable. WIFI was excellent for a park of this size. Very friendly staff. They have a very active social community. I would stay here again. - wgh52
Oct 2015 - $46.00
Lovely RV park near downtown Tampa. Very park-like setting: many shade trees, roads well paved, sites are paved and roomy, grass, some gravel, and nice patio areas. This was mostly seasonals, and majority of 5th wheel homes, no doublewides. Easy to maneuver big rigs through the park itself. The thing that impressed us the most was the way every seasonal sites were so well kept with beautiful decks and patios, tasteful decorations, and an all around sense of home pride. There are 2 small ponds on the property with fountains so the water is clean. Bocce, horseshoes, nice pool area and a large clubhouse. We only have 1 negative: The entrance is very poor. They located the garbage dumpster right at the narrow roundabout that you must navigate to check-in. We could not make the turn as someone had parked there to dump trash. Because we are 40' AND towing, we had to disconnect to maneuver the curve. Very poorly laid out! Park is gated, staff are very friendly and accomdating. Unfortunately we were here for only 4 nights as a stopover. Would definitely come back. - KSAM14
Apr 2016 - $43.00
We really loved this county-run park. There are 2 campgrounds, one for folks with dogs, and one for the other folks. Our campsite was surrounded in a U with Florida forest. It made us feel really secluded from our neighbors - though we could see them through the greenery. The waterfront campsites are lovely (though we didn't have one). The park has a dog beach on the Tampa Bay shoreline where you can hang out on the beach with your dog off a leash. We saw quite a few families set up with chairs and umbrellas for the day. All the dogs got along well, and owners were really good about controlling their dogs. There is also an enormous fenced dog park. Further along the road, the "people" beach has lovely white sand and looks out on the gorgeous green water of the Gulf of Mexico. The park is very bike friendly, and motorists will actually stop for you as you cross a street (either on foot or bicycle). We also enjoyed a great kayak paddle right off one of the waterfront campsites. The park ranger I spoke with was almost surly, yet the camp hosts were super friendly and helpful. The online reservation system is challenging to use. At the time I made my reservation, it looked like I had booked the last available site in the dog area. Yet, when we were there easily 1/3 of the sites were empty. We loved it here and will definitely camp here again. - ShoreXplorers
Apr 2016 - $41.00
We have been camping here for the last 6 years, and I am afraid this past April will be the last. The cost to stay is not cheap and for the money the park is making, the roads dust is unbelievable. The roads should be black topped, the excuse they give is they do not have run off areas, well make some even if you have to take a site or two. Another idea is do some research and bring in some other road material other than limestone or whatever they are using. Sure they bring a water tanker in a few times a week and helps for about an hour. We talked to a lot of campers and everyone is disgusted and are very surprised that none of our health organizations have not been involved yet because of the dust, when you have to clean air condition filters twice in two weeks something is wrong, and just think we are breathing that dust. So please Fort Desoto do something about the roads.
Its a shame because as a hole the location, the sites are clean but could stand some thinning out of the foliage. the 50 amp service seems to be very clean. We always enjoyed Fort Desoto and are going to miss it. - Long-time-camper
Feb 2016 - $43.00
A pretty setting, but the trees have been allowed to get out of control and dirt everywhere got old especially in the rain. We like to be able to see sun, sky and scenery and with few exceptions, there is little of that. Most of the sites are like caves because of the trees. The men's bathroom was filthy and in disrepair with missing fixtures, leaking shower heads and who knows how old, caked soap on the shower walls and floors. My wife says the women bathroom was clean- must be the fact that the men who clean the men's bathroom need some training. The park charges plenty to stay, including two bridge fares to get in. They aught to put some money back into the park to keep it up. We won't stay in a county park again. - pbhb
Jul 2016 - $58.00
We stayed here a week and loved it all. The view of the water was lovely. The pool was huge. I called on short notice to make reservations and then had to call back to change the dates. The front office staff was super friendly, calm and accommodating. I truly appreciated their patience which made the whole check in experience very pleasant. I have read so many poor reviews of this campground and don't understand them at all. We have a 2013 Monaco Knight and we had no troubles with space, entering and exiting, and unpleasant events. The space was level and we had several trees for shade. We thought the campground was very neat and they were doing lots of updates. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We have a large dog and had no issues with other animals. The dog parks are efficient. Everything is so close by and Disney was about 1 1/2 hours away. I would stay here again and again...just not in July! Hot, hot, hot! My son stayed in a cabin and I am doing a separate review on his experience. Suffice to say, he is staying here again. Loved our time and it helped to make this one wonderful, fun family vacation. - Let'sGo!
Apr 2016 - $56.00
This park is overpriced for the over all experience. On the plus side, the staff is friendly and do the best with what they are given. The park is generally run down and in need of some TLC. The roads are narrow which can make it hard for bigger units to navigate on. The sites are very close and do not reflect as pictured on their web site. There is good wifi here but no cable unless you are a permanent resident. Overall this park is an eye sore with the number of sites that have become residences and lack in property upkeep. At night there is a strong odor of sewer in the air which adds to the run down feeling of this park. The laundry facilities are clean and open 24/7. We would not stay here again. - Irish2
Mar 2016 - $90.00
If you are a snow bird and like lots of park activities,and do not mind close quarters, this is a good place. If you like open spaces and don't care about planned activities (us), then look elsewhere. Since we were visiting family, the park was OK for us. - 1coloradan
Jun 2016 - $57.00
Stayed for 7 days/8 nights in a 40' toyhauler. As others have mentioned, the back portion of the park is primarily seasonal/long term sites with quite a few park models. In the front, right behind the office and near the pool, are 4 rows of sites for short term stays. 3 of the 4 rows are pull throughs and 1 is back in. Some of the sites have shade and some don't. We were in one of the pull throughs. The roads are asphalt, the sites are concrete. Our TH fit on the site, but it was tight to put the truck in there with it. We leveled without a problem. I saw quite a few Class A's with one or more tires off the ground. Utility connections worked well Pool is very nice. Close to Pinellas Trail for biking/walking and close to the Dunedin Causeway beaches. No cable. Internet was very hit or miss. Worked sometimes, didn't work or was slow most of the time. There is a small dog run - it works. Nicest park in the area, but not a perfect 10! - FireFlyer
May 2016 - $68.00
Very nice RV Park located near the Gulf on the Suncoast. Sites are short for a long rig but manageable. Seems like a popular park. Friendly staff and well maintained. We definitely want to visit this park again! - americanrascal
Apr 2016 - $68.00
Paved roads, concrete pads, decent sized sites, but
a little close. Mix of transients and permanent
sites. Transients towards the front section, so be
sure to get them. Very nice pool, good for biking
as close to bike paths. Clean, well maintained, friendly
helpful staff. Close to town. On balance, clearly the best
campground in the area ! - macandphyl
Jan 2011 - $35.00
There wasn't much of an area for a dog walk, and other people didn't pick up after their pets. The sites are tight and close together, making it difficult to get into your site. Restrooms and laundry room could be cleaner! The Front office staff was nice but could be a little more personable and smile more. The lady who cleans, needs to deep clean more often! The pool was not working properly in the 3 months we were here. Long term people had to rake and bag there own leaves to have a nice yard. The trees are over grown, blocks satellite service. Disorganized reservations: when we arrived our site was taken by someone else, no one around to help us. - stonewood1
Nov 2008 - $18.00
This was one of the worst sites we have ever been in. We were here one night and would never return. The road to the site that we were given was so close to the perimeter fence that we had trouble backing in. The staff didn't really care if we were there or not. The neighbor had his extra water hose hooked up to ours and he was no where in sight so we had to disconnect it. The city road that the campground is on is very busy and noisy. The price reflects the Passport America discount. - gosouth
Nov 2007 - $17.00
Older park, yet clean. Cable is available through the cable company to seasonal campers. Construction outside of park, yet easy in and easy out. We paid $99 for 7 days, plus a $3 resort fee per day. Total of $120 for the week. Would stay again. - Ray and Penny
May 2015 - $30.00
I Do Not Recommend this RV park to anyone. First of all it's located in a really sketchy part of Tampa. We were there for 3 months. Our first month, during the daylight hours, we caught 3 local kids stealing one of our bikes, got it back that time, but a week later, they came back and cut the locks off both our bikes and took both of them. These kids continued to come back over and over. Also managing to steal other RVers bikes.
When it first happen, the acting manager said and I quote, "I can't be outside 24/7." Excuse me? Im sorry, but that is the wrong answer to tell your customers who pay quite a bit to stay in your not very attractive RV park. The people who run this place really don't care if anyone steals your stuff. I didn't even get an I'm sorry that happened to you.
This place is not your typical RV park. There are long term residents, its across the street from a family dollar. Its near Busch Gardens and a lot of businesses. Thats about the only thing it has going for it. The bathrooms are ok, however the stall doors are right in your face when you sit down. The laundry room is located in between the bathrooms. 2 out of 4 washers don't work and 2 of 3 dryers do work. There's no pool either. They also charge for electric.
I will never ever stay here again. If you decide to stay, its def going to be at your own risk and don't have any expectations. - Ellie Q
Jan 2015 - $30.00
Camp Nebraska is now called Tampa RV Park. There may be new owners/managers from the ones mentioned in older posts - the people we met were friendly and helpful. This is a good option if you want a campground IN Tampa. It is convenient to Bush Gardens, USF, I-275 and Downtown. It is in an area of town that has old businesses (including some strip clubs and tattoo parlors), but the park itself was quiet with not much traffic coming through it. I never felt unsafe there. There ARE some campers that are rented out as residences, and others who are there for the winter, but they have temporary guests as well, including some good size, newer RVs. The park is old, and the sites are fairly narrow - not much outdoor space, especially if you have slide-outs. There are concrete pads but the one on our site wasn't in a convenient place so we didn't use it. The restrooms don't have the best design, but were clean. 2 toilets, 2 showers, one dressing room and sink. The men's room had some plumbing issues, but they were working to correct that. They were having problems with the Wifi, but worked hard to get it working - it was better, but still sporadic. Tampa RV Park is NOT a resort!, but it was a very convenient place to stay, and we would stay there again. - TN Gator
Mar 2009 - $30.00
This park was scary. Its in a really old, bad part of town. I wasn't comfortable walking around in the park, and absolutely wasn't comfortable in the neighborhood. The park is the closest to Busch Gardens, but I would rather stay somewhere farther away that is nicer. Most of the residents are full-time permanent, in trailers that are no longer mobile. The park was noisy at night, with some pretty loud late parties, and a fight. The owner is hard of hearing, so this doesn't bother him. I wouldn't stay there again. The lots are level, and of good size. - Becky Jones
Dec 2008 - $35.00
The spots are very close together. The park is clean and the staff is friendly but it is an older park and the electricity needs to be updated to support the newer RVs. Would recommend it for a short stay but I would never stay here for an extended period of time. This park is no longer a KOA. - DanC
Dec 2007 - $35.00
We stayed just one night at this park. It was nothing special, but it was very quiet and peaceful, and the requirement for us was that it was very close to the Tarpon Springs Sponge Dock area. We traveled with our Golden Retriever and Chinese crested, and had no problems. We checked in about 6pm and left around 8am in the morning so we really didn't get to look around much, but they charged for Wi-fi internet. The site we had was a back-in, and was gravel with water, electric and sewage. I wouldn't recommend staying here for more than a couple of nights at the most, there are some nicer places for extended stays, but I would stay here again to visit Tarpon Springs. - MPD334
Aug 2007 - $39.00
Park is set up for winter snow birds. Only about half of sites have sewer hookups. Very few 50 amp. hook ups. All sites are back in and a few have concrete patios. Roads leave a little to be desired. Long walks to bathhouse. Office is only open 9 am to 11 am and 4pm to 7pm. WiFi is expensive $7.00 per day and unreliable. - KenWillson
Apr 2016 - $40.00
We have stayed at Lee's two separate times. The park is clean, the staff friendly and helpful an it is conveniently located.
Sites are good size and provide full services (except for cable TV).
They have recently added a dog run so pets can be off the leash while in the run.
The only drawback we found was wifi at the sites was marginal to poor. Only way to get good wifi reception is to go to the recreation center.
We will definitely try to stay there again. - larryo
Jul 2014 - $14.00
This is an older park with mostly long term residents and some park models. It is showing its age with landscaping a bit unkempt or not existing. The location is convenient to the Largo, Clearwater area. The pool and club house are very nice. It is quiet and the interior roads handle big rigs fairly easily. Most sites are back in. Not all sites have 50 amp service. Staff is nice and welcoming. Since it was summer time they had a special weekly rate of $99. - Chris and Sue
Aug 2013 - $40.00
Not a 10 only because there is No Pet Park where dogs can be off the leash. Nice size lots, clean park, friendly staff. Pool was just renovated, good amenities. Good water pressure, 2 spigots per lot which is great for awning misting or a misting fan! No playground for kids. Winter; clubs, breakfasts & activities galore! Summer; nothing much but the pool & a couple of BBQ/Cook-out celebrations. Friendly park, I stayed a year and would definitely recommend for adults (any age). I will absolutely stay there again when in the area. There are no tours or shuttles that run out of park, but you are 5 - 20 mins from everything! Fifteen - 20mins from Beach, 1.5 hrs from Disney, 20-30 mins to Tampa attractions. - Sweet Tooth
Feb 2014 - $33.00
We ended up at this park late on a Saturday evening. There are a lot of permanent sites and one of those people helped us into an overflow spot until morning. The staff was pleasant and moved us to a regular site the next day. They have a very nice pool and paved streets. We stayed a total of 3 nights. The club house has great pool tables and exercise equipment. - queenie2014
Mar 2012 - $35.00
This is a big park, most of it is park models and mobile home units. There are some spots available for motorhomes and fivers. Lots to do. Nice for walking and riding bikes. The staff and residents are friendly. I stayed there one week, used the time there to scout for other places for next winter. - retiredblade
Dec 2009 - $32.00
They bill themselves as an RV resort, yet 90% of this park is for mobile homes and park models. It is also more of a retirement village than a campground. It's totally sold out to snowbirds in winter and they make a little extra money renting empty spaces out to transient RV's off season. They have ton's of activities here and the 2 clubhouses seem to have something going on every day. They have an excellent walking trail that features alligators. It's about 2 miles to a gas station and 6 miles to a grocery store or fast food. It's located close to I-75 and you can drive to St Petersburg in about 20 minutes. - mouldsfn