10 Parks near Homestead, Florida
Feb 2016 - $45.00
We stopped at Boardwalk park in February, the peak month in this part of Florida, without a reservation. We were given the one spot left and were happy to get it since it was getting late. I found the management to be very friendly and accommodating. However: the park was pretty bad. It was VERY crowded with snowbirds and the campers in the area of the park we stayed in, were definitely not well maintained. Our 35' class A isn't real large, but it was difficult to maneuver it into our campsite, with the roads and sites so small. Our campsite was directly beside the intersection of two busy roads outside the campground and the noise was relentless all night. On top of that, the cost seemed very high for the value received, but again, this is peak season. The staff appeared to be contentious about keeping the park clean, but the overall lack of maintenance in the park was apparent. For example, my sewer hookup had two broken pieces of concrete covering it and my water was buried someplace else. I didn't hook up to either, but I did hook up to electric which was in a small box (without circuit breakers or on/off switch) that was located 6 inches off the ground and was very difficult to access. Considering the park's location and ability to attract campers, I think they could do a lot better. - fruffiii
Nov 2015 - $21.00
We were very disappointed in our stay here. We came in late and were surprised by the number of permanent RV's and mobile homes. It had a very trailer park feel. The gentleman who lived permanently in his RV had to move his truck from our spot before we could back in. The site given to us was tight and not well suited for a 38' rig. Permanent residents were unfriendly and it was extremely noisy. We chose to leave early and move to a different RV park. The only good thing I can say is that the staff was friendly and even tried to get us a refund for the day we didn't use. - MacFam
Oct 2015 - $21.00
This is good for an overnight stay only. It is a trailer park. People are nice but roads in park are narrow. All back-in spots. Park on grass. Not easy if you get there late. - Op2myst
May 2016 - $25.00
Very large nice mobile home park with intermittent RV sites. Mile off Hwy 1. Paved roads with long level back-in grass sites with patios. OK for big rigs. Need to be self contained as no restrooms or showers. 24 hr security gate. No trees, good satellite, TV and cell signals, cable tv and free protected wi-fi. Large rec center and pool for residents. Park clean well maintained and staff helpful. Will stay there again. - Pepper Dan
May 2016 - $25.00
This is a mobile home park with rv sites sprinkled in between the permanent homes. However, the mobile homes are well maintained with beautiful yards. The spaces are all back-ins with a lot of room. Each site has a concrete patio and picnic table. The park is gated with a security guard at all times. Utilities were good. However, the first site we were assigned to had no power to the pole. They moved us to another site. There is a cable cord which we asked about. The office told us all we needed to do is to hook it up. The cable did not work. This is a Passport America park that allows you to stay 6 days at this rate. This is a great place to stay to visit the Everglade, Biscayne, and the Keys. - The Griffins
Feb 2016 - $50.00
We stayed here for one week while touring the Everglades and Keys. All residents we met were friendly and welcoming, especially at the non-denominational service held in the club house on Sunday morning. Utilities worked well and were well placed on our site. We felt safe walking around the park even at night. - Nomads_2
Jan 2011 - $30.00
We actually enjoyed this park; however, the owner is protective of his property. There are less then forty spaces in this tight urban park, and he does keep an eye on everyone and everything that goes on. Although he has a limitation on dog size, he did allow our border collie to stay. I'm glad she is well trained and was able to wait until we were outside the park as we were told to make sure of when she "did her thing." It was this monitoring that made it uncomfortable. My wife told me he must have passed by the laundromat three different times while our clothes went through the washers. I took over for the drying and didn't see him at all. All this being said the park is in great condition and looks classic Florida with the white wrought iron fence surrounding it. It is relatively near the police and fire departments so there is the sirens that you occasionally hear; however, I wouldn't say it's a lot more then most other urban parks. The area surrounding it, while urban, is well kept, and I never felt afraid while here. A well kept magnet school for the public school system is next door; however, other than recess I didn't hear the kids nor did I see them at all. This is strictly an older adult park. For us it was a good value that permitted us to explore the Keys and watch the annual Rodeo that is held next to the YMCA. - bandirector
Nov 2014 - $30.00
We stayed for an incredible price, $30 nightly. Assistant manager was very helpful and friendly. Gave us all kinds of directions to the keys and everglades. He even helped me with my computer, go figure. Bathrooms were newly tiled, even though we barely used them. - captain spoke
Feb 2014 - $30.00
Campground is mostly full of permanent residents in camping units of various states of disrepair. Roads are fine. Transient area is a grassy field which is kept mowed . Utilities there are only 30 amp. Restrooms were marginally clean. Washer dryer worked well. Lots of aggressive barking dogs and feral cats. We will not stay here again. There is no nighttime security, gates are wide open, and we learned later that the park is near a very bad neighborhood. Our bikes were locked to our RV and during the night thieves cut through the bike cable locks and stole our two bikes. They also stole our neighbors bike. Park management did not warn us of this potential problem and when we reported the theft they stated that it was unusual to have 3 stolen at once. They were not surprised of the theft. - KathyAndJimB
Apr 2013 - $30.00
Most horrible dirty park we were ever in. Grass was so high we could not even find the hookups. We should have left but had driven a long day and needed to get to the Keys, so we just dry camped and left early the next day. - coloradogirl42
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Weekly rate. This park is about location. Right at the entrance to the Florida Keys with access to the Keys without the price. The park is older but very pleasant. Restrooms and showers are well maintained and clean. The pool is elevated, heated and very well maintained. The clubhouse is large and much used for all types of activities. The Tiki Bar is unique and the drinks are good and reasonably priced. The sites are mostly grass but due to heavy rains this year many of them were mud, but the office had no problem with moving us to a grass site from our original muddy one. Everyone here was friendly and helpful. The only problem we had was the roads are very narrow and people parked their vehicles right on the edge of the road. I had to go around three times to get lined up on our site so I could get in. Also beware there are many mature trees with low limbs making it dangerous to get into and out of some sites with tall rigs. WiFi was very spotty and due to the trees TV reception was restricted. I would stay here again when in the area. - digger2280
Jan 2016 - $44.00
This is an old park, with narrow but passable roads. It's at the far south end of Florida. Great for going to the Everglades or the Keys. Sites are on grass. Some have concrete patios; ours didn't. WIFI is almost non-existent. When it worked, it was very slow. Park is very quiet. We had a pull-through - essential for our size with these narrow roads. Still, it was a nice place to stay and would stay here again. - DrM Traveler
Dec 2015 - $44.00
We stayed for 2 nights over New Years Eve. Park is tightly packed with narrow spots and very narrow roads, making it difficult to get in and out. Had to ask the guest across from our spot to move his truck to make it possible for me to hitch up.
The site is on grass with a small concrete patio. There are many huge tree roots under the grass, making it impossible to put the stakes for the awning straps into the ground.
The picnic table was an old wooden thing that was completely deformed of age and the high humidity.
Great location with shopping and restaurants within 5 minutes from the park. - Jensvilhelm
Mar 2016 - $75.00
Despite visiting the resort one month prior to my arrival and planning my reservation for an RV site to accommodate a 45' motorhome and cabin reservation for handicap parents nearby my RV site, I arrived to find that my reservation was changed for another visitor. The receptionist remembered me from the month prior, but stated that "someone changed it" and had no resolution to my problem, despite having already paid half the fee as deposit. As for the cabin accommodations, (number 7), it was dusty and smelled of mold, visible on the air conditioner. A sign on the wall prohibited the Windows from being opened, making the musty smell unbearable. As for the staff, they were "hot and cold" with regard to service. I tried to make a purchase in the camp store, and the receptionist stared at me stating she hadn't been to the bank and couldn't give me change...which became my problem not hers. As for the RV site I was given, lot was small. My picnic table straddled the neighbors sewer pipe...a delight for picnics! As for the leisure facilities, there were ample activities. - 603
Feb 2016 - $60.00
Our experience here was very good (hence the "8") rating, and our site (#257) was just fine, but a few cautions are in order. First, as noted, there's an on-site wastewater treatment plant and an adjacent set of dumpsters, and one or both of those features produced a noticeable aroma from time to time. Second, some of the sites seemed to be more dirt than grass and after a heavy rain (there was a torrential downpour right before we arrived) were pretty muddy, although management quickly spread out straw and/or gravel to mitigate the effect until the water drained. It looked like only a small fraction of the sites would be affected in either respect. Subject to those qualifications, the place is fine and we're already making reservations to go back next year. The facilities are good, we found the staff to be friendly and helpful, the clientele is upscale and interesting, and there are lots of activities, such as a very nice pool (one of the best we saw), miniature golf, shuffleboard, pickleball, and a biking/jogging path around the campground. We particularly enjoyed one of the regular pot-luck suppers. Plus, the campground is tolerably close (about 30 minutes) both to activities for nature lovers (the Everglades, Big Cyprus, and Biscayne) and for the citified, high life alternatives of Miami and South Beach. We were told that a nearby public golf course is one of the most reasonably priced in the area. A Walmart and a variety of restaurants are within a few minutes. Except for when a diesel-powered irrigation system went off for a few minutes on an adjacent nursery, the resort is quite quiet. Our site was level enough to work without undue effort and the hook-ups, although somewhat oddly configured, were perfectly usable without jury rigging. We look forward to going back. - Kaz
Feb 2016 - $66.00
This is a large and very busy RV park with lots of trees and many, many amenities, designed for long stays. We stayed a relatively short 6 days @ $66/day. The site was grass and sand and good sized, good hookups (electric, water, sewage, cable), picnic table but no grill or fire pit. Everyone was friendly; the office staff was busy but mostly helpful. You need a chip-card ($5 deposit) from the office to use the laundry; $1.50 for a wash, $1.50 to dry. We did not use the mini-golf, pickle ball, shuffleboard or any other games, so not sure what the routine is, but it likely involves the office too. The walking/biking loop (0.9 miles) around the park is nice. WiFi is a separate charge by "Stream" ($15 for 1 week) and was hit or miss, quite frustrating, even though I have a powerful external WiFi antenna. Our Karma and Verizon worked fine. We were right by the office, and as I said it was busy! RVs, toads and golf-carts, people walking dogs, going to/from laundry, dumpsters, etc. all day long. Only twice smelled the effluent from their treatment plant, so not too bad, but I'd recommend trying for a site well away from the office/games/dumpster/laundry/treatment plant area. Heavy rain one day resulted in only a little bit of standing water, so not bad. - RobtL
May 2016 - $30.00
Very nice county RV park with paved roads and wide, long and level paved back in sites. Many towering trees for good shade canopy and lots of grass. Some sites can get satellite signals. No cable tv, good antenna TV, OK open wi-fi, good cell signal. Pool only open on weekends. OK for big rigs. Sites arranged in circular pods with inner and outer sties. Each pod has RR, shower and laundry facility. Cannot request specific site, if you can't get sat signal they charge $15 to change sites. Park clean and staff helpful. Close to Miami Zoo on south side of town. Will stay there again. - Pepper Dan
Apr 2016 - $28.00
Just the best of experiences! Our site was level asphalt with plenty of room between us and our neighbors. Grass and trees made you feel like you were far away form Miami, but in fact you were right in the middle of the city. There were great, I mean really GREAT walking and hiking trails. A big plus was the laundry facilities that were right on site, clean and reasonably priced. We did not use/participate, but there is a pool and planned activities. The park also had obvious summer activities around the small lake, including a water slide and "beach". This campground is a best kept secret as far as I am concerned. We would definitely come back to this park. - the Fishers
Dec 2015 - $20.00
For inexpensive lodging near Miami it's hard to beat this place. The sites are large and level with full hook ups. The staff is super efficient. You can have mail delivered here. The WiFi is great in the cabana (across from office) where there are many tables, AC and bathrooms. The pool looks nice but we didn't utilize it. There are several laundry and shower facilities spread throughout the park. Clotheslines are behind the laundry buildings but not allowed on site. They will provide you with a nice map of the nearest grocery stores and Walmart. - Da Keeffes
Apr 2015 - $16.00
We stayed here during the first few days of off-season, which runs from April 15 until November 20. During this time, the site check in is self service - the station at the front of the campground is not manned. Note that the visitor's center closes at 5pm during off-season, so get here earlier if you have any questions.
So here is a breakdown of the off season process (since I couldn't find much information myself):
- When you drive in, there is a brown box on the station with a lid attached to it that is full of registration form/pay envelopes. Grab a few if you're not sure how long you'll be staying. The station is swarming with what appears to be bees, but don't worry, they're just giant horseflies (just slightly less terrifying).
- Drive around until you find a site you like - the majority will be open. They look small, but will fit a standard sized RV or trailer. There's a map on the side of the station that shows the sites & has them color-coded by length (we saw later that the "tiny" site we pulled into with our 30ft RV was, in fact, color coded for 31-38ft). Based on the map, sites seem to be able to handle 15ft to 45ft vehicles.
-Once you pick a site, fill out the envelope you got earlier, fill with cash (exact change only), tear off the top "receipt" to put in the vehicle window, seal the envelope, and stuff it in the slot labeled "pipe safe" next to the station. The people that work for the park call this the "iron ranger", the sign at the station calls it a "deposit box", the actual location says "pipe safe" - they're all the same thing.
-If you have a tow vehicle, you are allowed to park it on the grassy part of your site
The camp has 108 sites total, but only the first 15 are open during off season. Sites are very clean, with no hookups - just a fire pit and picnic table. LPK is close to all the good trails, and is better than Flamingo in my opinion. Note that there are no showers, only toilets, so tent camping might be more difficult. - LanderWust
Jan 2013 - $16.00
A basic but beautiful park with spacious sites. Park is in a forest. Abundance of birds provides a nice background sound. Would give 10 points if it had showers. - Chbronson
Feb 2012 - $8.00
Very poor TV & Verizon phone & data. Rate is with Golden Age pass. No reservations. Water and dump available. Most sites are full sun. Park closes in summer. - earlymun
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
Dec 2015 - $70.00
We have stayed here twice but will not stay again.
Campground is old and needs a lot of work. Sites are right on top of each other! While I do understand that RV Sites in Florida are "small", the sites here are "smaller".
Majority of "Campers" are either "Seasonal" or "Residents". - Mcpowder
Mar 2014 - $65.00
This is a very friendly campground and the manager, is terrific. The sites are extremely close together, it's basically a trashy looking campground, extremely difficult to access the highway or move in and out of the campground. We very much enjoyed the other campers and the view of the water. It is not a place I will be running back to but if in the area, I would not have a problem staying there again. - Sunshine8363
Apr 2012 - $45.00
This campground was good for a weekend get away, with the ocean view it was nice. However the park itself was a bit to noisy for me. - Chris B.