15 Parks near Hawthorne, Florida
Mar 2013 - $24.00
The name says it all. This is an access to two lakes. There is a boat ramp, docks and bait and tackle shop. The RV sites are grass with a small concrete pad for a patio/picnic table. The longer term residents are friendly and helpful as is the owner/manager. It is pretty much out in the country surrounded by Wildlife Management Areas and close by a state park. We would stay here again if in the Gainesville area. - trailertraveler
Feb 2004 - $22.00
New Owners. Golf course is closed as of this post 1-13-06. No Passport America discounts available with new owners. Rates have gone up. Swimming pool closed. - planegm
Mar 2013 - $11.00
If you are thinking that you will have access to Orange lake, think again. Orange Lake is a swamp except for a dredged channel that does not come near to here. The lake levels have not been high enough for over 25 years. http://www.gainesville.com/article/20111222/articles/111229828?p=1&tc=pg for details. This park is OK for overnight or an inexpensive Passport site for a few days. The depressing part of the situation are the dry boat shelters rusting at the site. WIFI good. Cable Great. Back to back sites so if full it might be tight. - easydoesit
Feb 2012 - $16.00
We loved this park. The owner is a delight and she made sure we got the site we wanted, and this park has unbelievable wifi, which is important to us. Seriously fast and easily available. The workers in the park were all helpful and the long term residents were also friendly and open and not at all "scary". We would definitely stay here again, and may just do the whole winter next year. - Jimbo23
Jul 2011 - $11.00
If you are looking for a "Fancy" park, don't stay here. McIntosh is a historical little town with lovely Victorian style homes. The park is at the end of the main side street, and very simple. It's not new, but very clean. Superb staff, and they are very responsive. Mobile homes adjacent to the park, but clean and neat. Grassy sites abound, and very quiet for the most part. This is our second stay, and not our last. If the lake level ever comes back up to make this the waterfront marina park it was, it would be a '10' in my book! - The Ear Vinery
Jul 2016 - $9.00
Lot of shade and privacy in level dirt sites. Facilities and campground area are kept clean. Plenty to do here both locally and just a short drive away to other trails. Saw lot of wildlife and plant life. The staff is great. Good park for families and hikers. Has good tenting area. - GDoug
May 2016 - $9.00
The narrow campground road is paved but sites are not. Big rigs should go slow & use extreme caution due to heavy vegetation overhang. Sites are dirt/sand base and very messy. Lots of vegetation between sites and lots of bugs, especially biting flies. Bring repellant. Bathrooms are older but kept very clean. We could get 2 TV stations and satellite would not work as it was too wooded. Restrooms were dated but clean. Very woodsy campground and was great for overnight. - R&S
May 2016 - $18.00
Quiet, wooded campground with good spacing between sites for privacy and plenty of room for slideouts. Crushed gravel roads and pads, free of low branches and fairly level. Picnic tables are solid but old and sites have fire pits and steel arm to hang food off of ground. Restrooms are very clean and showers have shelves, pegs and benches. Mosquitoes were not "fierce" but persistent, so bring repellent. During our stay they struggled with a problem that caused several losses of power, but power company arrived quickly. Also it seemed that water pressure was very low (may be related to the power problem). The Visitor Center is open and has a bucolic film of the SP. There are several trails in the park for walking. Some allow horses and bicycles. Picnic area and lake with boat ramp. The park is very peaceful and enjoyable! - FreeWheeler
Mar 2014 - $90.00
We stayed here during a NHRA event. The park has deteriorated markedly since we were last here. A large number of sites are blocked because their electrical service is unreliable. The lights have failed and not been repaired. The park accepts any type of vehicle and many of the long term residential units would not be welcome in most parks. The park used to be gated but the gate failed. Instead of fixing the gate, a bypass was created. I guess the reason the park is failing is that unless you need a place to live, there is no reason for stopping here. - Ras2
May 2013 - $35.00
Excellent park. Stopped here with friends on the way to a rally and stopped again on the way back home. The park manager was extremely friendly and helpful. Nice and clean sites. Would definitely come back again when in the area. - adhowell0709
Apr 2009 - $36.00
Enjoyed our stay. Paved roads, paved sites and patios. Bathrooms were immaculate. This is a new park. Grass was neat and trimmed. The overall setting is very enjoyable. Managers were friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had directions to RV parts store which we needed and (of course) WalMart which is only about 7 or 8 miles away. There is a restaurant and an Arby's within walking distance and many other places to eat not far away. Gas and diesel is available just outside of the park. We will definitely be stopping here when traveling on Hwy 301. Much better traveling through Florida than fast-paced, hectic I-75. We prefer to "stop and smell the roses"! - Godwin
Jul 2016 - $31.00
This park was nice, clean and far enough away from the interstate so that it is quiet. The staff that I dealt with were all very nice and friendly. But, it did have a couple of short comings.
The problem with dealing with a call center when making a reservation, is that they really don't know the sites. I requested no trees as I don't like stuff dropping on the motorhome. I was told on the phone to go to site 26 when I made the reservation.
My arrival day was on a Sunday and since the office is not open on Sunday's during low season, there was no one to ask if you have questions. Checking on lot 26 I found the trees too low so I picked another spot, lot 139.
The trees need a major trim-back (and there are a lot of them). Our coach is tall and I had to go off the very narrow roads where I could to get around the low hanging branches. - MarkG.
Jun 2016 - $16.00
What a gem! We had no idea this would be so nice. Beautiful setting, friendly people, large sites with full hook ups. 9 hole golf course was fun and challenging for short hitters. Lovely pool with comfortable lounge chairs. Could use a water fountain or vending machine but the on site restaurant is close enough to get something. The best dog run. Large and flat area, could have used some mowing but not too bad. Our dogs loved being able to really run and stretch their legs. Wish people would pick up though. Even in a dog park you need to pick up!!! Needed closer garbage cans. Good free wifi. Just a lovely place we will definitely return. - tb919
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Well organized and spotless. Restaurant on site has excellent food at very reasonable prices. A bit off the beaten path, but quiet and worth getting to. - JoeIII
Jul 2016 - $27.00
We rerouted here when we had a change in plans over the July 4th weekend. We were shocked that anyone had a site available...and we were REALLY shocked when we arrived on July 1 and saw about 60% of the sites open! But by the morning of the 4th, there was maybe 10% occupied. And most of those are owned sites.
This is an ATV lovers dream! Most of the folks that were there on the weekend had ATVs with them....so it was NOT quiet! But when they left it was really peaceful!
When you arrive, they let you drive around and pick your own site. Pay attention to where the trees are, if you're looking for some shade. There's not a lot of it....but if you plan carefully you'll get some.
The bathrooms were clean and the shower stalls were probably the most beautiful I've ever seen at a campground! We didn't use them, but I did look and they were awesome!
2 negatives here..... 1) The amazing renovated laundry facility is awesome...but they have hookups for about 20 washers and 10 driers (give or take) but they only have 4 tiny washers and 2 driers. And they didn't have air conditioning, which is understandable....and the windows all open....but there are NO fans! Hot, steamy and stagnant in there! Just a couple of ceiling or box fans would be a huge improvement!
2) There was an outage in the water system.... no water from 6 PM Saturday to at least 11PM.... We understand that "stuff happens"... But the next day at 9:00 AM we were informed of a boil water situation and that it would be in effect until they say otherwise.... We left Tuesday at noon and we were never told of it being lifted. So was it lifted and were never told?
Overall, it's a great place....just needs some tweaks here and there. And there's not much to do....or stores nearby. So plan accordingly! - doggpurr
Mar 2015 - $30.00
Tried to get into Salt Springs and it was full, then tried Rodman and there were full, then found this gem, we stayed for the weekend, was a hidden gem. Loved the hiking trails, and the lots were very spacious. Plan on cooking at your RV as there are no stores or restaurants for a ways, you are out in the middle of the Ocala Forest. Staff were very friendly, terrific views, beautiful lake , sunrises and sunsets are awesome. The park has a huge pool. The grounds are immaculate. Bath houses are very clean and showers are spacious. Great park also if you like to ATV as they have ATV trails. We cannot wait to go back there. Prices are very reasonable. The site are HUGE. Did I mention the friendly staff. While there take a trip to Rodman Dam, out of this world. - ladymac2015
May 2014 - $27.00
This park has changed over or is the process of becoming a KOA. The pool was awesome. Being able to ride an ATV from the park to Ocola OHV area was awesome. Grass sites are somewhat level and bathhouse was clean. They need to get firewood and a better stocked camp store. This park is far from anything so bring what you need. The WiFi was useless but I did have a weak ATT signal. I would stay here if I was riding an ATV but other than that unless you fish its limited. - DS650
May 2016 - $40.00
New owners. Very friendly, very helpful! Great staff. Making Lots of improvements. Lots of music events coming to pavilion.
Clean showers/bathrooms. New laundry. New bathrooms/showers under construction. Nice park! - Lucy49
Apr 2016 - $27.00
We stayed here for 4 days on our way back north and I had a chance to talk with the new owner. Be prepared for some improvements. Our site was very long and spacious and level gravel. Very clean park and I would stay again if in the area. - easlingn
Oct 2015 - $40.00
The current managers have a problem with animals. If your fur baby is not silent, you will have problems. I have been here for nearly a year with no problem until now. Also, the park floods like crazy, literally ankle deep. One of the residence collects beer cans, there are hundreds and hundreds all over his yard. Drinking is okay, pets are not. The fishing pond is just drainage from the flooding. Never heard of anyone catching anything. - justgracie
Sep 2016 - $15.00
There are some permanent residents but that doesn't take anything away from the park. It's spacious and has a wonderful pool, laundry, showers and rec room. The neighbors are friendly even if we are transient. We have stayed there twice now and will return if we're in the area. The larger areas are in the front with pull-throughs. The roads are windy but our 40' motorhome navigated it just fine. - MartyV
Aug 2016 - $15.00
Level concrete pads, nice pool and landscaping. 2 cute mini horses and helpful staff. All necessities (sewer, water, etc) in great condition. We intended to stay 1 night but the place was so nice we extended our visit to 4 nights. - WendyJayne
Apr 2016 - $36.00
We spent three months here because we made winter plans late and had a hard time finding a site for 90 days. We were a bit leary of the campground before arriving and when we arrived it looked a little worse for wear, but we found out that the former owners lost the park to the bank and the bank was now managing the campground. We saw a lot of cleanup work going on and while there's a way to go the management is nice, the rest of the staff are nice and it's a nice enough place.
Yes, the roads are twisty, and some of the sites have concrete slabs that are cracked but we had no problem negotiating the roads with a 40 footer plus a tow. The other RVers we saw were similarly not troubled by the spacing. You just have to pay attention to where you're driving - which is pretty good advice anytime you're behind the wheel.
The pool could be kept a little warmer but it IS kept very clean. Laundry facilities are OK.
There are a mixture of park models, numerous annual residents who live and work in the area, so it's not your ultra-social park. The seasonals did potlucks and cards and such but the participation is not as high as one might suspect for a park of it's size. Still, for quiet people like us that was just fine.
We enjoyed our stay, would return if we are in this part of the U.S. again! - Peter P
Sep 2016 - $26.00
This was our second time staying in the park. Everything was clean and the staff was friendly. They are cost cutting so no soap in the women's bathroom (men's bathroom had soap) and no fans running (unless they are cleaning). Bring your kayak, bring your fishing poles and/or boat, bring your bikes, and bring your hiking shoes. There are many places in and out of the park to enjoy outdoor recreation. The town of Palatka is about 10 miles away and has everything you forgot to bring. St. John's River is not far. No Internet or tv reception (unless you have a satellite, which we don't). Sites are roomy and shaded. They also offer tent camping, but watch out for the rattlesnake. We only saw him once and he was a beauty. - bicyclecampers
Mar 2016 - $25.00
In Section 2, the bathroom is on the side of the campground near the Handicapped sites. The other side of the campground, near the canal has to walk around the hill in between the 2 roads. All sites in this section have curbs that you drive over to get into your site. The curbs made it hard to use my mobility scooter to visit friends - I could get over the curb into the site but had a very hard time getting back to the road. Sites on the canal side are shady. - pegdiver
Mar 2016 - $11.00
Very well maintained. Excellent staff. Stayed in Phase II on the canal. Good view and sites angled for privacy. Phase I under trees, also good. Lot of hiking available and excellent asphalt roads to bike. Visit the dam area, walk along the canal to the Buckman Locks. Fishing, kayaking good. 50/30/20amp. Primitive camping is really nice. Park was quiet and relaxing the week we were there. Worth going back to. Firewood & ice available. - GDoug