24 Parks near Homosassa Springs, Florida
Feb 2016 - $55.00
We ordered a premium site at $47 in hopes that it would accommodate our big rig. Apparently Encore campgrounds add a "fee" beyond the campground fee that, with taxes, brought the price to $55. So they advertise one price and by the time you get to checkout you will see that there is a site fee and a resort fee.
The roads were narrow but paved. There was a large tree limb over about a third of the road in one place that long term occupants told me has caused damage to several RVs. Our site was long enough but at 90 degrees to the narrow road and if the sites across the the street hadn't had the RV set way back and if they hadn't moved their trucks we would have never gotten into the site. As it was it took a lot of maneuvering over about 40 minutes to get in. It had rained the night before and many, if not most, of the sites around us were surrounded by water. I would not recommend this campground for big rigs and would suggest that at the prices they charge there would be many better choices for less or the same amount of money. - Juandering
Nov 2015 - $26.00
It rained while we were here and our space flooded. Lot was rutted so badly we could hardly get out of the coach without falling. The only way that we found our spot was a fellow camper led us to it. Ask for a guide to take you to your site. Roads are narrow and full of potholes. Staff were friendly enough. We would stay again if overnighting, but not for extended stay. - bones1941
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Staff is friendly, park is clean and quiet. l would come back.
The best find is the seafood restaurant in the mall (Sellers). - Lindas Old Man
May 2016 - $35.00
This is a small, tired campground. Sites are a combination of scrub-grass, sand, and dirt with concrete patios and old, soiled, and splintered wooden picnic tables. Roads are asphalt but very narrow. Sites are very close, full hookup 30/50 amp with cable and free WiFi for daily/weekly stays. Big rig drivers will be challenged. Campground is well off the main roadway so it was quiet. Heated pool, no spa, store good for those who like to fish, but no groceries. Trees made satellite placement a challenge. Laundry facilities (not used) did not look inviting. Not really a family-oriented CG - nothing for kids to do. "Lake access" seems to be only a boat ramp.
I've given this CG a poor rating due to a reservation error and I ended up in an overflow area with a view of the maintenance shed and septic system leech field - seriously overpriced. - StephenK
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Park has many seasonal and full-time residents. Most resident sites were well kept. We were led to our site and had assistance in parking as well as explanation of utilities. Site rental was full hookup 50 amp including cable TV and free WiFi on grass. We were unable to get free WiFi to work. Our site was open, so we could receive sat TV. Verizon signal was 4 bars LTE. Interior roads are paved. - eaglessoc
Oct 2014 - $28.00
This campground is a bit off the beaten track. It's on the north side of Crystal River so it takes 15 minutes to get to most of the things in Crystal River, and about 25 minutes to Homosassa Springs. It is a quiet campground with very friendly residents. Everyone we met were very kind and always sprung up a conversation. A fair number are permanent residents and there are also a large number of trailer homes but they look cared for. The campground felt very safe and rather homey. Lake Rousseau offers free wifi through tengo, you have to get a coupon for each device. We didn't use their wifi and simply used our hotspot. The signal for AT&T is pretty weak in that area, and Verizon LTE was weak but acceptable. We used our booster for better signal. The sites are some gravel, sand, and grass. Mostly level with the utilities behind the coach. There are a lot of old trees so many of the sites are fairly shaded. Our site (33) is nice and large, but the one right next to us had almost no camping area. The campground is situated right on Lake Rousseau with a boat launch area. The lake is not dog-friendly (alligators are present) but very pretty to look at. It also had a couple of dog park areas you could use. They have a swimming pool but we didn't use it. This is a good place if you're looking for quiet and perhaps some fishing. It's not a resort and there are not a lot of activities to do. The campground is quiet, pretty, and well-tended but a bit further away from town. We'd stay there again. - LifeRebooted
Apr 2016 - $35.00
This is a very large park with spacious sites and wide roads so even big rigs can maneuver easily. The site could have used the landscaping cleaned up some as it was getting a little overgrown with the palms and there was some fallen debris from the trees that needed picked up in my opinion. The park is very quiet and the club house and pool were quite nice. Rest rooms were the shower suite type with toilet and shower in the same room so you had your privacy. Laundry machines were in good condition with $1.00 to wash and $1.00 to dry. We enjoyed our 5 day stay. The area is all about fishing so bring you fishing pole. Lots of good restaurants in the area too. I would stay there again. - Ken56
Mar 2016 - $47.00
Our experience started out bad, because our promised discount wasn't honored, so we were forced to pay full price. The discount was for being a Sam's club and AAA member and promised to us when we made our reservation. The unfriendly management staff was only there once for a few hours and not co-operative at all. We find this kind of treatment almost fraudulent.
The showers are nice and private, but extremely dirty. They were only cleaned once during our entire four day stay. The pool was covered in tree pollen. Due to the fact, that our site was so close to the next, lights, all-night barking dogs and screaming kids became a quick inconvenience. It was our first time in this park and our last. - beecuz
Mar 2016 - $47.00
We stayed in this park several years ago and it has gone down hill since that stay. Many sites now have tents and out buildings in addition to the RV. They were not allowed during our previous stay. We stayed one night and moved on.
(Lot spacing was nearby and mostly shady, covered/forested. Site surface was gravel/sand and featured a picnic table.) - Plainjane
Apr 2016 - $15.00
Nice quiet campground, level gravel sites. Partial shade in one loop, no shade in other. Facilities are good and maintained, staff friendly and helpful. A short drive or paddle to the spring head and gardens. Small hiking trails and asphalt paved loops for easy biking. Miss the store that was there. The gardens and waterfalls are a must see. - GDoug
Mar 2016 - $30.00
We camped here to kayak on Rainbow River. We have our own kayaks and put them in the river in the park. It is kind of a long walk from where they stop vehicle access to the water but they had carts available for use. We did not realize until we arrived that the springs and waterfalls and most other park attractions are not in the campground. The springs and park are to the north. We kayaked up to the spring one day, left the boats at the dock and explored the park, then kayaked back to the campground. The campground has tube rentals that include a trolley ride back up to the camp but it is a short stretch of the river. Instead we took the kayaks back out and went a full 5 miles down Rainbow River, pulled out at Salty's Waterfront restaurant, had a great lunch and paid for a shuttle back to the campground from the shuttle and kayak company next door. Campground had a decent game room where we played pool but it closes when the little store is not open and they were closed several times we wanted to head in. Hiking trails were not impressive but the water can keep you busy. The sites are very spacious, feels like you have a nice "yard" and they do a good job of keeping foliage in between the camp sites so it feels more private. Overall if we do Rainbow again we would camp here instead of taking a chance on another place. - FloridaRVfamily
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Our wide back-in site was partially shaded, although not as level as would have liked. Boards were needed under our front jacks before we could level the coach. The FHU hook ups are conveniently located midway at the side of the site. The park is well maintained by the work campers and hosts. Finding a clear satellite view for our portable dish was a bit of a challenge, but doable. Our Verizon cell voice and data services worked well, and OTA TV stations were fairly strong. As others have noted, the Rainbow River head-springs are about 7 road miles away, but your park car pass also gets you in that entrance at no additional charge. There's a nature trail for walking, although it's not as nicely laid out as some of the other FL state parks, with no signage to indicate what the various foliage consists of, or what animals might be in the area. There is a bear warning sign and small bird display at the trail head though. We would return here when in the area, although we would hope for a more level site next time. - NYDutch
10200 West Fishbowl Drive Homosassa, Florida 34448 Homosassa Springs, Florida 34448 (map) | (352) 628-2928
Sites: 225 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 26 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Mostly full-timers. Our site was nothing fancy, but easy pull-through. Pool was nice. Kid pooped in the pool when we were here. I thought a pool had to close for several days to sanitary reasons, but it was open later that day. (We never went back in). Laundry room was clean, but also open to the public. I never had to wait for a machine. They also had an ice machine which was convenient. Great location. Close the great marina area with casual dining/bars/music. Great if you like fishing, kayaking. Manatee area. Might stay here again because of the location and price. - ThisIsHowWeRoll
Nov 2015 - $28.00
Pulled in and asked for water view. Was given last site on stream which was mud and green slime. Great place for mosquitoes to breed. What looked like a nice little river online was actually a little tiny stream. I think many of the online pics were taken at a nearby state park and not this place. Got settled and decided to check out clubhouse. It was closed due to renovations. Was not told when I arrived. Then informed there were no activities as season hadn't begun yet. Walked around and talked to upset woman as she rented a trailer for a month and was charged $200 pet fee for her little dog. Everyone I talked to seemed unhappy so cancelled the remainder of my stay and moved on to another park. - love to travel64
Mar 2015 - $20.00
Arrived after office hours to find an envelope on the door for us. The site was not level, so the next day we were able to move to another site, which was much better. The park has a decent laundry facility, which is also open to the public. We enjoyed bicycle riding on the park's flat roads. The pool is heated and looks very clean, though we did not use it. Bug bites... there was some sort of tiny bugs that would bite us and leave whelps. - dmnm04
Jan 2016 - $42.00
We had a spot right next to the water which had a nice dock for our boat. The marina restaurant and bar is a great place to meet people and the bartenders are pleasant and a lot of fun. The grounds are maintained well and the shower house is clean. The staff we dealt with help provide information about the area. Great place to vacation. - Earnest P
Jan 2016 - $30.00
I have a love-hate relationship with this park. Has everything. Marina, bar/restaurant overlooking the river, clubhouse and much more. If you get the right spot you're shady with some room. Lots of permanents and seasonals so getting one of those spots unlikely. We were out in short term area. Spots were so tight couldn't use the awning and slides had very little extra space. We could see the river, but only if you looked under or around the 5th wheelers blocking the view. No table or patio. If you are a beer drinker you have found nirvana. I was here on a weekend and at dusk the golf carts came out with one hand on the wheel and the other holding a brew. I checked out other parks and would still stay here again. - plove
Nov 2015 - $35.00
This is more of a "trailer park" than a campground. It's a huge place and I would say about 80-90% of occupants are either permanent or seasonal. There is a small area that appears to be set aside for short term campers. It's a nice, well-kept park, but felt a little weird. Lots of people zooming all over in golf carts and barely even a wave. Kind of like you're trespassing on their "community". Maybe that's just me. The sites are fairly close together and I'm not sure how big-rig friendly most of the non-permanent sites are. I'd call first if I had a huge rig with tow car. They have a really nice laundry, one of the best I've come across in eight months on the road full-time, and the restrooms were clean, bright, and modern. The shower stalls have doors, a small changing area with a bench and a couple hooks, and a normal size shower stall with a curtain. The wi-fi worked ok and Verizon signal was good. At $35/day including tax and Good Sam discount, it's pretty reasonably priced in my opinion, and a decent place to stay in the area. I would stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Feb 2011 - $28.00
The sites are quite tight and are a bit hard to back into, and there are a lot of long termer's here, so some of the trailers are a bit run down. The park has great atmosphere, and is very welcoming. We would stay here again. - Dundee
Mar 2010 - $10.00
This is a southern refuge for many. Easily over half of the sites are full timers who have added on to their campers to the extent it is hard to recognize them as campers. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. My site was indeed a pull through with a nice sized concrete patio. Full hook up: I had to arrange w/ the local CATV for service (was there for 3+ months, note daily rate is based on 1st month at winter rate and 2 months at summer rate averaged). This was a very quiet place and they had several community events: holiday dinners and parade(s). Even working nights I was able to rest during the day w/o any problems. (I might have been the noisy neighbor, with my odd hours.) I chose this place as it was very close to where I worked but would keep it in mind for a much shorter stay: though I doubt I'd be placed in the same site (be given one of the dedicated overnight sites). I can only imagine it is busier during the heart of the winter when all the residents return. All in all a very nice place which made for a nice stay. - D Ward
Apr 2007 - $29.00
This is primarily a "live-in" park for the 55 and over crowd. We stayed one night because we were visiting somebody in the area. The park was very clean and the camp store was well equipped. There was a nice pool and other facilities. Most of the sites are occupied by older trailers that are permanently with added roofs and sun rooms. There are a few sites for overnighters. It looks like a real nice place to spend the winter. - bgb1066
May 2016 - $28.00
Would have to say quite unique, very friendly and interesting.
Some tight areas but, the spaces are large and nice, with good hookups.
No cable but some local ant. channels.
A very fun place.
Would be great for kids too! - tONY1952
Mar 2016 - $28.00
This is a small out of the way park, loaded with charm. The staff went out of their way to make you comfortable. Roads are gravel but in good shape. Some sites are just grass but some have asphalt and paver patio. There are a lot of full time residents. Small lake for catch and release fishing only. - Vicki K
Jan 2015 - $28.00
Very happy to be back at our winter home, off the beaten path. Owner is approachable and makes sure that guests have what they need for an enjoyable stay and is open to suggestions for improvements. There is a real sense of community here with monthly activities during the snow bird months. New projects this year include making a kitchen in the recreation pavilion, designing unique decor around the castle, and new wilderness tenting spots. What is great is that IF you are a craft-builder-type person and you want to join in on some of the projects, you are always welcome to take part in the community improvements and/or the greenhouse to grow your own veggies. However; if you'd rather sit and relax by the pond and just read a book, or enjoy one of the many gorgeous sunsets; it is peaceful and quiet enough to do so. A great place to visit for a short stay or long stay, but make reservations by calling during the winter months if you want to ensure a spot. - 55_57
Apr 2016 - $18.00
Third visit here and it just keeps getting better! There are more sites, all wonderful places, they now offer recycling as well as trash collection, and the club house and TV room are lovely. We stay to visit family for a few days and have always been able to get a spot at the Passport rate. We pulled in Sunday and though office was closed, our site # and key code to bathhouse were waiting in plastic sheet protector on the bulletin board. (They forgot to give me the WiFi code, but got it the next day.) Easy set up with level site and hookups well placed. The "heated" pool--not so warm. Maybe as end of season it had been turned off. LOTS of great amenities from golf driving range to TV to get togethers for guests and long term folks. We were concerned about the power lines our first time but they are not an issue. Yes, road noise has increased over the years, but not intrusive. BTW--they now have a "doggie spa" area where you can bring your pet to give them a wash and shampoo (DIY) style. Great addition for seasonals. - Too-wow
Apr 2015 - $34.00
While trying to decide which park to stay in while in this area, we read the reviews on this site and almost didn't stay here because of the comments about the power station nearby. We are staying in site 130 but we have had no issues with the power station. And we have been able to use our hotspot for our own wi-fi with no problem at all. The office person was most accomodating when we mentioned our concerns about the reviews that had negative comments on the power station. There are a lot of 6 month people here but all the spots we have seen are very well kept. The sites are fairly close together but the pads are level and the entire park is well maintained. It is not secluded. Within a few miles there are all sorts of businesses and the coastal attractions are easily reached. - DGayle
Nov 2014 - $18.00
We have stayed here a few times because it is convenient to Ocala where we have family. We mainly stay here when the state park is full. The positives are the staff who are very friendly and accommodating, and the fact that they accept Passport for a few nights. The park is apparently popular with a certain demographic because they seem quite busy. However, it has many drawbacks for us. First, the interior roads are narrow for a large RV. Even the handful of sites at the entrance, which are long enough, are narrow and challenging to get into without running through the lawn. The sites we have stayed in are noisy - either from highway noise, power line buzzing from the substation that surrounds/ runs through the campground or a combination of both. It's rather unsettling to have a power plant directly behind your site - we expected to wake up with our hair standing on end or water spontaneously boiling. We have never had any success getting on the WiFI. - Free
Mar 2009 - $11.00
Even though we didn't have horses they were kind enough to offer us a horse site in order to accommodate our 40' motorhome. The bathrooms/showers were clean. We loved it here. The sites are spacious but with no shade. There is 50 AMP hook ups and water but no sewer. The charge for the sewer dumping is $5.00. We had my parents with me so they charged us for the night senior discounts. Its beautiful and quiet here a must if you are in the area and enjoy nature!!! - NPC
Jan 2008 - $22.00
Well maintained site. Half price for over 65 or handicapped Florida residents. Spacious gravel sites, well drained. Everyone we met was friendly. Host campers well informed. Extremely quiet. Some sites reserved for horse trailers. Also facilities for day equestrians. Lots of horse trails. One of the best kept secrets in the Ocala area. We will camp here again. - jilldon