17 RV Parks near El Portal, Florida
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of El Portal. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near El Portal in the left hand column.
Nov 2016 - $21.00
Very crowded, narrow roads. Noisy with sirens, motorcycles, loud music on weekends. Changed price on us after we reserved a site. Not in a very safe area. Left early even though no refund allowed . - IowaGirl
Feb 2016 - $45.00
The entire staff was very helpful, friendly, and nice. But the park itself has much to be desired. It is in a bad neighborhood, and it sits next to a very busy street. We heard sirens constantly; as well as cars honking, tires screeching, boom boxes shaking the walls of our camper, and just overall loud noises and ruckus. The campground is old, and is in need of updating and overall repair. There was no security gate, and a sign posted in the office told the patrons to lock up their bicycles, as many bicycles had recently been stolen. We definitely did not feel safe staying here. It is sad that I have to write such a poor review about the park, because as I stated previously, the staff was very nice. - Mable Irene
Mar 2015 - $45.00
This is the worst park I have ever stayed in. The section we were in was next to Walgreen's and the highway. The neighbors in the next site (horrible broken down camper) partied until 2 AM. The street noise was horrible. We complained and ask to be moved but management refused. They would not refund our money either. There were ants everywhere and got into our camper. The sites were very small and very difficult to get in and out of. The park is in a very bad neighborhood. No cable TV and Wi-Fi did not work. Info on their web site is very misleading. - PeachEtta
Apr 2017 - $22.00
I was there during the "off season" plenty of empty spaces. Office lady was very nice and efficient. She told me I could pull thru instead of back up, because of some many empty spaces. Swimming pool was clean. Bathrooms clean, the Men's bathroom had a hole in the exterior wall, hole did not go through to the outside. Over the air TV was good. I paid for internet service the signal was very strong, five bars out of five bars...but the internet speed was very very very slow, terribly slow. I had my external laptop amplified antennae that received the signal very well, but the internet was the slowest I have experienced, so far. Laundry facilities were very clean. I would use this place again, but not purchase the internet wifi service...it is a waste of money. My 30 amp power pedestal connection did not function. So I used the adjacent power pedestal, there was no one using that space. I would use the park during the off season because of the passport discount...but would not purchase the internet wifi service. - Joe O
Jul 2016 - $42.00
This campground is ok to stay at if you're purpose of staying in the area is to visit the surrounding areas. Ft. Lauderdale beaches are about a 10 minute drive and Miami is about a 30 minute drive. Basically the ground is a place to store your unit and lay your head at night. There's no real "camping spirit" here. Most of the units during our stay were permanent and we barely saw any neighbors. There are no fire rings provided and the grass could use some manicuring.
However, the ground is quiet, gated and very fairly priced. - On_my_whey
Nov 2014 - $35.00
We came here to visit a relative in the hospital. Only campground with a vacancy.
The sites barely allow for the extension of slideouts. Little if any green space. Gated access due to neighborhood concerns.
We had to walk our dogs outside the park because seasonal campers were less than receptive. Difficult to communicate with others unless you speak French.
So little space that we were guided into our site head on and had to run our utilities under our RV. Fortunately we had an extra hose extension for the sewer. - DJanis
Jan 2018 - $40.00
We enjoyed our stay here. The large park in which this campground is located is a very pleasant place to be. The Everglades began 30 yards from our back window. There is shopping nearby, but since the park is on the very western edge of civilization in this area, some specific stores and restaurants may be 7 miles or more away. The sites themselves are mostly dirt and grass, although there are a few concrete pull-throughs in one section. The water, sewer, and power hookups were adequate, but old and not necessarily conveniently or consistently placed (be ready with long hoses). There is public wifi that was sufficient for our needs, but we didn't try streaming video, and I doubt it would have worked for that. As other reviewers have noted, there's more noise than you'd expect from such a large park. The expressway at the park entrance is close to circles A, B, and C (which are all together). The park is on the approach to Fort Lauderdale airport, so airliners were constantly turning above at just a few thousand feet (although while we were there they were always on approach for landing and thus the engine noise was minimal). There is a north-south canal that separates the park from the Everglades right by the camping circles, and on the weekend jet skis were racing up and down for hours. Finally, there is a target range at the back of the park, and constant distant gunfire can be heard at times. Yet overall we found our stay here pleasant and relaxing. Bike riding and long walks in the main areas of the park were enjoyable and a big plus. The staff was friendly and helpful. We'd be happy to come here again. - Bbsanmob
Feb 2017 - $41.00
We have mixed opinions about this county park. Overall, the entire very large park is pretty nice with lots of green space, a large dog park ($25/year), some walking paths, model airplane and boat areas, a gun range, and an outdoor exercise area. Plenty to do! The down side is the campground itself is rundown with a mixed weed/sand surface. Our site on arrival was littered with broken plastic utensils, cigarette butts, and garbage in the fire pit. Very little maintenance seems to be done, and the trash dumpsters seemed to be missing about 1/2 the time. The sites are mostly pretty close together, but depending on the site, you may be lucky enough to have a decent to large rear area. We got lucky in site B6. Although it had the typical small side yard, the rear was huge with nice shade overlooking the canal. The entire park gets very busy on the weekends, and you literally risk your life if you attempt to walk along the road on the weekend. The 15mph "strictly enforced" speed limit, isn't. Between speeding cars and bicycles, you're best to stay away from the road on the weekend. There is constant noise from the highway and gun range, but we got used to it after a couple of weeks. The jet skis on the weekends and evenings were very annoying though. Lots of long term residents are spread throughout the park. I won't say we'll never stay here again, but we'll look for alternatives first. - Jerry and Betsy
Jan 2016 - $40.00
Maintenance of the camp sites is seriously lacking. During rainy times, like 90% of the time considering Florida's new rainy weather pattern, sites flood immediately and it gets very muddy, the kind of black muck that sticks to your shoes, pet's feet, and wrecks your coach floors. Drainage and fill is needed everywhere. Trees at the RV sites are not trimmed so your roof equipment gets damaged when you back into your site. Its as if Broward County Parks & Rec built this park many years ago but never seriously considered a maintenance budget for the RV sites. That's a real shame because once you're here in the muddy slop you're not likely to find another park to where you can escape because without having reservations, you can't just find another park and leave. So in the muddy soup you sit. Not fun.
The staff is polite, courteous, and appear busy doing their jobs, but their scope of work appears not to include maintenance tasks to address very rainy conditions. If you book a stay here, be prepared for muddy sloppy conditions. - User2594
Jul 2017 - $30.00
This is an urban park just south of Miami adjacent to the Miami zoo. It is well laid out with circular pods and spacious sites. There is quite a bit of shade which is especially nice in the summer. There are large grassy areas between the pods. There is a pool, but only open on weekends. The pads are asphalt and somewhat rough - they are narrow but adequate. It can be tight getting in and out of the pad due to the trees. Hookups are fine. Wifi is spotty. We camped in a 34' motorhome. - Donauw
Mar 2017 - $15.00
We stayed in this RV park for the winter. The sites are large, some with shade. They are laid out in a circle, like the spokes of a wheel, so there is extra space at the back end of the site. The restrooms, showers, laundry and pool are all clean and in good shape. We plan to come back every winter. - A-J
Mar 2017 - $34.00
Staying here reminded me of the "Bell Curve" that we learned about in high school. The beginning and end of our stay were bad but the middle was very good. Let me elaborate. We checked in and were directed to our site. We easily backed in, even though it was on my blind side. We set up, disconnected the tow vehicle, and it was then that I saw the problem. Someone prior to our stay must have been doing repairs here, as my wife and I found finishing nails, 3" drywall screws, wood screws, metal screws, and at least 4 dozen pop rivets (used and unused) all over the macadam site. This was unacceptable! Of course we had already backed in and set up, so I spent the next hour checking my tires, 4 of which had run over this mess, and collecting what we could see. I put everything in a bag, and took it to the office. They apologized, but by that time it was too late. I had already driven on the screws and nails. I don't completely fault the campground because they can't check every site upon someone departing, but someone from the park had to see what was going on and should have reported it. The middle part of the stay was good. It is very quiet at night, even though the park is in the middle of the city, and the people were friendly. Then the other end of the Bell Curve. At 9:10 AM on our check-out day (check out is 11:00 AM), a family in a Class C stopped and indicated to me that this was their site and they wanted to know when I was leaving. I am normally out of a campground by 10 AM, but I hadn't even showered or dumped the tanks yet so I knew it was going to be at least an hour or more. What infuriates me is that the park would allow someone to check in at 9:00 AM to an occupied site when the check out time is 11:00 AM. Unfortunately, we won't be staying here again. - Love To Travel 2
Aug 2017 - $27.00
We always stay at Easterlin Park when we're in the area. The office staff is really nice and always helpful. The park is very clean, bathrooms, campsites, etc. The camp spaces are surrounded by trees and bushes, so that although you can still see your neighbors, there is still some privacy. Each space has a paved pad, picnic table and a grill. There is a pond with all kinds of birds hanging out there, lots of picnic areas and a nice children's playground. The park is close to grocery stores, Lowes and, most important, the Beach. I would give them the highest rating, except that they are in a very noisy location, with railroad tracks running right next to them. At night however, with the camper A/C running, you won't hear any of it. We really love this park. We've been staying with them on vacations since 1979. It's still the nice park it's always been. - Sweettooth
Mar 2017 - $40.00
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Easterlin Park Campground, except for the trains. The staff were excellent, we loved the fact that there were a ton of trees in the majority of the sites, and it was exceptionally quiet, except for the trains. Yes, as you have probably guessed, the park is next to commuter train tracks and, except for very late at night, the trains run from early morning to dark. Our plan was to stay for 2 nights, which we did, but any longer would have really affected my sleeping. If the CG was anywhere else, I would have given them all 10's. - Love To Travel 2
Mar 2017 - $44.00
This was a very tight park to get parked in with a 36 ft fifth wheel. Had to ask neighbor to move their toad for us to back in. Trees were everywhere where turning and backing. Too tight for us to return to. Train tracks directly behind campground, hard to carry on a conversation if outside when train came by. Roads in and out of campground narrow and close trees. - pwdorris
Feb 2017 - $55.00
My opinion of this place is it is an old storage yard with hook ups. Extremely tight starting at the entrance off the street, as well parking at site. Suggest you visually inspect site before paying, because of their no refund policy. No dog walk area, it is a hike not a walk to restaurants and shopping. - Capt_Ron1
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Management was very helpful and friendly. Our site was level w/shade and room to park our 2 trucks. I did not use the restroom/showers but the laundry was always clean and well maintained. We would definitely stay here again. - dakotabean
Jan 2016 - $40.00
We pulled in and pulled right back out. Trailers were very close together, the lot and camp sites were unlevel, nothing was like their web sight suggested. Very unsafe feel to the place. We would rather stay in a Walmart mart parking lot than to spend a night in this camp ground. Best advise we can share is not to go there. - k64 -_k
Jan 2014 - $32.00
We came to Gator Park to see the Gator show. It was convenient to stay here, as Gator Park was located halfway between our two stops. We stayed for a night and while the campground is not luxurious, we did not have any issues. There was no laundry room or central bathrooms. Our spot, #20, only had electric and water but we did see some sites with sewer. After the park closed at 5:00 PM, the area calmed down considerably and overnight we were not disturbed. I think $30 a night for what is offered is a bit high. $25 would be more appropriate. Would I recommend this park? For a single night. Would we come back? Not likely. We will explore another campground next time. - Dr. Moreau
Apr 2012 - $30.00
First, let me say the area is beautiful. Just a few miles west are some great air boat rides and Shark Valley is the place to go to see abundant wildlife. However, this RV park is by far the worst I have ever seen. The staff was rude and indifferent. The road was in poor condition and the grass at the campsites was tall. The water constantly looked and smelled rusty. It was so bad it even stained our shower and commode. Some full time residents were dumping waste water on the ground and a strong odor emanated from that. The power was unreliable as well. As we were leaving we discovered there was no water available at the dump station to clean our hose or the area. If you must stay here be sure to bring your own water and don't even try to bathe in that stuff. If you can at all, skip this place entirely. I sure do wish we had. - User2063
Apr 2009 - $30.00
The people were very rude and after their cursing they told us they make their money from the Europeans taking the airboat rides and don't need campers. Also they get their camping money from the Europeans staying with them. - tandkj