8 Parks near Clermont, Florida
Jan 2015 - $1.00
Our primary concern is the narrow roads making it very difficult to negotiate a 40 ft motorhome. The many trees made satellite reception impossible. The sites are very narrow. We were lucky to get a site we could negotiate into. Our site was narrow dirt with two large trees and large tree roots to stumble over. We had no picnic table but if we did there would have been no room for it. We would not return even though it is at no charge under C2C Premier. - RalphA
Feb 2014 - $28.00
A crowded mix of old and new 'park models' and transient RVers. Small tight sites for big rigs. Restrooms/showers not the cleanest, but o.k.. Constant 'road noise' from Rt 27 on one side and Fla Turnpike on the other. Park staff friendly and helpful folks who reside in park. "Bee Hive" meals reasonable and good !! - Our Mini
Nov 2013 - $1.00
The past reviews have covered most of the positive notes. All the roads in the park are paved. This is a very safe park if that is a concern. It is near the Florida turnpike and there is road noise from it and adjacent US 27 which you will hear if you are in the "A" section. This is a place to come to relax, walk and be entertained by the many activities arranged by the camp host. If you don't stay here, but at an adjacent park ( there are two close by) you will want to come for the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday dinners. All you can eat for $10. The rate $0.00 is for C2C premier. - A hitch and hop
Apr 2015 - $24.00
Older gated Florida park but kept up. Golf course meanders through. Roads are narrow but adequate. Lots of big oak trees with hanging moss in our area. Provides nice shade but need to watch branches. We had to cut down some very low branches and moss to feel comfortable. Some areas open. Workers pleasant and helpful. Wifi ...use your own. No cable but some channels on antenna. Lots of activities during season. Would stay here again. - Jmh510
Sep 2014 - $17.00
Watch for trees for your dish to work or not. They need someone to escort you to the site due to the size of the park. Took us about 20 minutes to find ours. Sites not well marked. All grass areas needed mowing. Mostly park models and RV's that are permanent. That is OK but they don't seem to have requirements on upkeep. Some are nice while others are very dumpy looking. People are nice. Looks like they have a lot of things to do beginning in October. Would stay again for a few nights, not the entire winter season. - dfw
Aug 2014 - $1.00
We were here due to Thousand Trails overflow from Three Flags in Wildwood so there was no charge. Other than a very tight squeeze for our 40 ft wide body RV entering the park, negotiating the grounds was very comfortable. All paved roads with the exception of some short dead-ends in "Lifestyle" area. This huge resort has three areas; the oldest being Lifestyles. Crossroads has many trees and the Veranda area appears to be the the newest and not encumbered with large trees. If your a golf fan, this is the place for you. Our grass site in the Veranda area was excellent; level, large easy access. Verizon was 4G 3 bars. - RalphA
Apr 2015 - $67.00
We stayed four nights and the price includes tax. They offer the option of buying sites and everything is well-maintained. The office personnel were very nice and had a list of services near the park. The sites are level and very spacious. - Sheena123
Mar 2015 - $29.00
Pros: Very nice sites, easy back in for all size units. Pool heated excellent, Gated entry which is nice. People friendly.
Cons: They were selling lots from the renters, so if you were on a lot sold you had to move, had friends that moved 3 times. Laundry is too small for the amount of units. Only one Garbage bin was strange, they had two recyle bids,you can guess which one was filled to the top.WI was weak, we used our sprint card. Electric bill is extra, they also raised their rates. - Puppy2901
Feb 2015 - $50.00
We stayed here for 5 months, the park is noisy, the owners are snobs, there are no amenities to speak of, dog run is very small with holes in the fence, there was a terrible smell all the time, don't know why anybody would want to buy here. This place is definitely not a resort ! Would NEVER stay here again!! - karen bernfeld
Dec 2014 - $70.00
Booked for a month-would have left sooner if they'd given refund of any kind. Overrated, no maintenance performed, no customer service-they don't want to interact with customers. Fire ants everywhere. Activities-no direction. If you're not over 70+ yrs old you don't even get to know anyone. RV guides like Trailer Life have overrated this place. Would be great for few days at Disney but not month(s). - RV Traveler 2014
Dec 2014 - $22.00
My husband and I stayed at Lake Magic from December 01 to March 31 and really enjoyed the resort. Prior to our arrival at Lake Magic, we stayed at another RV resort further north and decided to drive down toward Kissimmee to see what we could find closer, as we had purchased annual Walt Disney passes We visited numerous RV campgrounds and so-called "resorts" in the area (Winter Haven, Clermont, Orlando) and were quite taken aback by them. We stumbled upon Lake Magic by accident and decided to book the rest of our stay there.
Lake Magic has large, paved sites and the hook-ups are easy to connect to and where they should be (i.e., not way in the back of the site). There is minimal shade in the resort near the sites, but we prefer that as we have a satellite dish. Cable TV is offered at the park, for an additional fee; however, we did not utilize it. I have heard though that the cable reception is wonderful at the individual sites.
There are laundry facilities onsite that are managed by an outside vendor and, although the machines are older, they work perfectly fine. Washing machine is $2 per load and the dryers are $2 per load as well. There is a laundry facility directly across the road near Publix, however, it is quite pricey.
There are two pools located on the property, one next to the clubhouse, and the other one next to the laundry facility. Both are good sized pools and have plenty of lounge seating. The resort also offers pickle ball courts, shuffleboard, and tennis courts, as well as a playground for kids and a basketball hoop. There are a LOT of activities to be had at this RV resort if one so chooses to participate, such as Bingo, Poker, various crafts, movie nights, pool parties, etc.
We will be returning in the fall. - The Diesel Gypsies
May 2014 - $45.00
Rudest front desk we have ever experienced. We reserved a particular sites months in advance since this site had one of the few trees and offered easy access to the pool for our kids. They changed our site without notice, obviously hoping we would not notice. When we politely complained, the woman (not lady) that made the change gave us a “whatever”. She clearly did not care if we left, which must be great for the owners. She also complained about having worked there for so long, so she has probably been a long-running issue (see previous posts). Otherwise, the park is close to Disney and all other attractions, but that is all is has to offer. No shade, not a tree in sight. There is nothing going on at this park activity wise. It is clean with level sites. The garbage is outside the park, which is incredibly inconvenient. There are two pools and one hot tub at the big pool. You cannot use any of them after dusk. It is not gated which seems real strange to me, but we have never had any issues. We tried this park for a change, but will go back to another, even though it is not perfect. - TaShoulders
Jun 2015 - $26.00
Sites are well enclosed and private feeling (back-in sites, anyhow). Felt a bit older and more run down than other FL state parks we've been to - the picnic table was covered in kids paint from years past, and the clothesline poles looked as if they'd been around for a century. We stayed at site 35, which was fairly level. The park is one of the closest state parks to Disney (and closest campgrounds, for that matter), so good to stay at if visiting the attractions). The hills are wonderful and a nice change of pace from Florida's usual flatness. However, we felt this park/campground was one of the most mediocre we've been to in FL. Probably would not stay again. - LanderWust
Apr 2015 - $12.00
In a panic of needing a place to stay after our plans changed, we ended up booking two nights at Lake Louisa State Park. Unfortunately, I booked the wrong two nights and needed an additional night on the front end. I ended up with one night in one site and the other two in another (I didn't need the third night, but kept it anyway). We knew nothing about this park, but the reviews I read were good. We arrived and explained our situation to the Ranger at the gate and she found us a site for both nights. We backed into our site, which is quite narrow, but we loved the trees behind us and that we were not on top of another site. As mentioned, most sites are gravel and don't have sewer. There are a few with sewer hookups, but I couldn't find a pattern to them. The restrooms and showers in our loop where very clean. They have good firewood for sale and the camp host even suggested we wait for a new delivery, which arrived just as we were going back to our site.
The park is huge, with a lot of hiking and equestrian trails and lots of paved roads for biking. It is quite hilly for florida, which makes it challenging for this flatlander to bike! There are multiple lakes and canoes available for rent, or you can bring your own.
UPDATE: We have returned to Lake Louisa for a longer stay and still are happy with the park and the campground. We stayed in a different loop, but the restrooms and showers were as clean as before. We would highly recommend it. - Uno Mas
Mar 2015 - $24.00
Nice sites. Smaller park, 60 sites. Many hiking trails and good biking within the park. Kayak and canoe rentals. Nice rural park away from the craziness of Florida - K Willie
Aug 2015 - $1.00
Third stay at the Thousand Trails Orlando this year. Twice the electric went out on two trips for and extended period, and no one could tell us how long it would be out. Nothing like being in 90 degree heat and no A/C. On this trip we departed 9 days early.
For such a nice and well maintained park the electrical problem is on going. - Nevadadon
May 2015 - $41.00
-Check in process - The process was very easy.
-After hours check in - Not available; huge problem if you are running late like we did. The gate is password protected so you are not getting in if you are not registered.
-RV spots - Lots of spots available. Some are shaded and some are full sun. There is average levelness around the park for each site. Roads can be a little tight and confusing at first but after driving around a little, you get your bearings.
-Hookups - There are sewer, water, electric available. No cable television hookup.
-Wi-Fi - Free Wi-Fi at community rec center which works extremely well and there is plenty of space to sit and web surf. Otherwise, Wi-Fi is available for purchase if you want to stay in your RV through a company called TengoInternet.
-Bathhouse/Laundry - Very clean and well maintained. They have an excellent commercial laundromat machines. Hot water and nice showers at all bath houses.
-Amenities - Two pools, shuffleboard, outdoor bowling, tennis, mini golf, community garden, hiking trails, horseshoes, gym; LOTS of stuff to do. You can certainly stay there all day and not get bored.
-Kids - Tons of families here, nice playgrounds, plenty of things for the kids to do.
-Pets - Pet friendly with a dog park available with water spigot for hot and thirsty dogs.
-Local area - Lots to do within 10 minute drive including shopping, restaurants, rentals, and more. Disney is practically in your backyard within a very short drive.
-Staff - Super friendly and plenty of people available to meet your needs.
-Overall rating and misc comments - This is a fantastic park. Highly recommend to anyone traveling in the area. Keep an eye out for the Sandhill cranes who like to walk around and even stop by for a visit. The atmosphere is very laid back and you feel relaxed even in the middle of all the activities to do there. - D20Nomads
Mar 2015 - $1.00
Membership Park that does sell to the public, now.
Difficult to select a site. Have to drive around this huge park in rig hoping to choose a site you like, then somehow claim it before someone else does.
Limited 50 amp with extra fee.
Scheduled activities including Bingo.
Two swimming pools.
Some campsite areas are remote and too small for most rigs. Some seasonal campsites in the D section are not well maintained by the campers.
Does have a nice dog park, quite a hike from the campsites.
For some reason, they permit RV dealer to sell RV's there.
LP is only available at very limited times, so you would have to unhook and break camp to go up to get LP near the entrance.
Garbage disposal is unreal. You must walk or drive all the way to the front of the campground to dispose of all waste. No dumpsters or garbage cans anywhere in the campground. (So, when you walk your dog, you have a long way to go to dispose of their waste!) How about some pet waste stations, or dumpsters at the shower houses?
Has a little snack bar. Not great.
Has a small supply store that sells wine and beer.
Has free WiFi inside the building but very limited WiFi at campsites that requires a fee. - Umbrella
Jun 2014 - $15.00
This is definitely not a big rig friendly place. With over 900 sites, most of them are permanent trailer homes and the campground is designed like a gated community, with very narrow, winding streets. We were fortunate to get a site with a street perpendicular to our site so we could back in straight, but I don't see how one would get into a site otherwise as there is no room to back up from the street and there are no pull-throughs. Our site had a little bit of grass in the back, and a canal running behind it. Unfortunately, the water appeared very filthy - dark brown and sludgy looking. There was a nice picnic bench on the site, but I really wasn't motivated to sit and work out there overlooking the dirty water. I have not had a chance to check out the rec center or pools. From the outside, it looked very nice. In order to use any of the games like shuffleboard or tennis or anything requiring equipment, you have to give a refundable deposit. It would be nice if where you do this (at the guard house) wasn't located at the total other end of the park where the games are! We could walk to the center from our site, but not easily to the guard house. Would I stay there again? NO, because of the layout of the roads within the park. Too difficult for a big rig to get around in. Also not too many other RVers - 99% are homes. - cherylbrv
Mar 2012 - $30.00
The water is fine, first time with MH much better this year. Stayed here last two years with friends in park model. People are friendly, no problem with sites, ref size. On site 371. Only complaint is this site is noisy with diesel pick ups going by. Picking lemons off the tree on site. Does not get better than this. Pool clean, warm, and close to all sites. - Tin man
Feb 2012 - $30.00
Sites are advertised for motorhomes but this is a manufactured home community. Very tight for motorhomes which causes unrest with the homeowners. Construction is ongoing for maintenance and upgrades as this is for winter/permanent homeowners and not an RV resort. The water had a bad odor and a bad taste. Don't know if they are having problems with water quality. We will not choose to stay at this one again as there are so many others to choose from in the area that are truly set up for motorhomes. Rate was based on a monthly rate. - hjdtravel
Jul 2013 - $11.00
We have friends in this park so our rate may be different for others. This park is owned by the people staying here and it is very nice. Being off of I-27 I expected lot of noise, not so. Landscaped nicely, clean pool and the people we have met are very friendly but being the off season, July, not too many here. Lots of golf in the area and cheap. We will come back again if we do not wear out our friendship. - rvngolfer
Apr 2012 - $30.00
Very neat, clean park. Most lots are paved and landscaped. Very active, friendly park. The lots in this park are individually owned. There are lots for rent and for sale by owner. - User1095
Aug 2011 - $25.00
Clean, but a bit barren. Just stopped here for overnight. It is easy on/off from turnpike, and not expensive. However, it is NOT near any restaurants, etc., so plan to bring your own dinner or head out. Quite a ways to have some choices. About 8 miles to restaurants and grocery stores. Again, good for a pull off the turnpike spot. - zeldazabar