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Homosassa, Florida

Chassahowitzka River Campground

Homosassa, Florida



Homosassa, Florida
Phone: (352) 382-2200

Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $28 2/2016

Latitude: 28.7126862
Longitude: -82.5753723

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $10.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 10.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent a week here, enjoying the forest and river. The site (#9) was roomy, mostly level, grass and sand with a picnic table, fire pit and integrated grill. The hookups were good, but no cable and no OTA TV stations were obtainable. However -- and I never thought I would ever say this about any RV park -- the WiFi was awesome! We were able to stream TV/movies without much difficulty. No, it wasn't perfect, but it was the best I've seen. Good laundry room, clean restroom/showers, recreation room with large screen DirecTV/TV, and saw a children's playground.

The roads in the park were sand/dirt and had a few potholes, but not a big deal if you go slow. The surrounding forest, from floor to canopy, was fabulous and quiet and we very much enjoyed being there. I think because of the fire rings, a lot of people lit fires (partly, I'm sure, because it was cold, too!) so it was smokey some of the time. Everyone we met was very friendly.

The office also rents kayaks and canoes, and there is a boat ramp. We would definitely want to camp here again, and for ever longer! We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 9
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The canoe or kayak rental is a good deal and there is a lot of river to explore (mainly downstream). When we were there (Feb), there were manatees lounging in the basin in front of the office. A short bike ride away (2 miles, one way) is a Publix and dollar store, making the grocery run quite easy. If you are a cyclist, about 5 miles away is the start of a very nice bike trail (Suncoast) that goes for 41 miles.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here specifically because the kayaking was advertised as excellent. We were not disappointed. Even though the water was quite shallow in places, we were able to explore both upstream and down (and also saw our first manatees closeup from our kayak). The boat launch was at least 1/4 mile from the campground, and parking near the launch area cost $5 per day (with no discount offered for campers). We chose to drop off our boat and park the car back at our campsite to save the additional cost. However, it would have been much more convenient to be parked closer. Campsites are nice and big with lots of tall trees. Most other campers were in smaller trailers and tents. Wood fires were quite popular. The unpaved road through the campground had some seriously deep potholes. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
40
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Kayaks and other small boats were available for rental at the campground store. We would definitely recommend exploring the spring-fed river.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate was based on monthly rate plus electric. Was a good value as far as price. Roads were full of pot holes. Had site near bathrooms which was very noisy. Maintenance was non existent. WiFi was sporadic at best. No over the air television reception. A few sites were able to hit sats but many trees to deal with. No see ums (small flies) were relentless. Beautiful river with many manatees. River is also very busy. Fishing is good if you can go down river 5 miles or more. Tuff to do with kayak. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
center across bath
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

No security which is surprising for a county park; the road meanders through residential area and at the end you go right for the day use area, left for the campground. No gate, but the bathroom has a code-entry lock & you are advised to keep everything locked when you are away from your site. Very shady but no screening between sites. WiFi was good at my site #4. Major grocery store 2 miles away. Lots to do in the area but of course the main attraction is canoeing or kayaking on the Chassahowitzka River. It's beautiful with lots of wildlife. A bit pricy if paying by the day $33, but by the month it's a good deal at $389. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Site size ranged from average to large (90' long) among the trees. Ground was hard-packed dirt covered with leaves and pine needles. Fire ring w/grill and like-new picnic table at each site. Tent-only area had some sites that were big enough for at least 5-6 tents. A short walk to the river where kayak and boat rental is available. Manatees are in the area daily. Boardwalk with benches and boathouse along the river. Bathhouse clean and roomy, laundry room w/folding table, clubhouse. Very few planned activities, staff friendly. Loved the "woodsy" feeling, would definitely return. Wifi antennas throughout park, but we had trouble with signal going in and out, especially on weekends when more people were here. Rate based on a one-month stay using Good Sam discount. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Walgreen's and Publix at end of road on US19, about 4 miles away. Not far to WalMarts and other stores in Homosassa Springs, Homosassa, Lecanto or Crystal River. Howard's Flea Market is nearby and one of the better ones we've been to.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fantastic campground if you want to kayak in this area - you can rent kayaks and canoes at the campground and get right on the river. The whole area abounds in fishing charters, guided paddles, manatee watching, etc. As a regular campground it is mediocre at best. The roads are sandy, not level, and have plenty of potholes. No cable. Wifi is ok. Service is dependent on who checks you in - we were 10 minutes late and received no map, no wi-fi code, and a 30-amp site when we had reserved a 50-amp site. This is a very laid-back, old Florida kind of place. The sites are scattered in the trees. There are spiffy new motorhomes and 5th wheels that have not been moved in years. Not my type of park but for a couple of nights to see the area, it was fine. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Very important to go eat shrimp at The Freezer. Definitely one of the best eating adventures ever (no joke). About 25 minutes from the campground.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Canoe, Kayak, boat rentals were very reasonable and you can walk to the water. Most sites were big enough for large rigs, but not all of them. Sites were level and very shaded. Restrooms, showers, and laundry were very clean and nice size. Sites are all hard packed dirt. We were told Wi-Fi probably would not work good due to the park was full, but our Wi-Fi worked very well with full strength bars. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an excellent tree-filled county park that was quiet and offered access to lots of wildlife right at their dock. Interior roads were dirt, as were the sites. We stayed in #42 and it was perfectly level. We did have a lot of standing water in our site after 2 days of rain, but it dried fairly quickly and we were able to get around. Power was 50-amp and strong, water pressure was barely adequate at just under 40 psi. A nice sturdy table and fire pit were located at each site, with wood for sale at the office - although it was expensive. The park Wi-Fi was free and worked well, and the Verizon signal to our phones and Hotspot was excellent. The bath house was new and beautiful, with clean bathrooms and showers that provided several hooks and a bench for toiletries - nicely done! The laundry room was clean and consisted of 4 washers and 4 dryers, plus a nice folding table. The staff was friendly and helpful, and it was nice to be able to walk down to the dock and rent a kayak for the day. The Publix grocery store was just a couple miles away, as was a huge Shell station where we fueled up with diesel and hooked up the car. We would definitely stay at this nice park again. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

What a beautiful place! So many trees and right on Chassahowitzka River. Near the south bend in the river is a beautiful spring to swim in. We saw a family of manatee one day, and heard owls and foxes every night. Lots of good red fishing. The sites were spacious and well shaded. The only negatives were the no-see-ums, and the ubiquitous mud when it rained, and the very expensive washers and dryers ($2.25 each). Will be back. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is a great place for family water activities. We stayed here on Saturday - Monday. The campground was crowded but the sites were spaced apart very nicely. Our site (#42) was a pull thru and provided plenty of space for the slides and awning. Even with lots of families and many children, the campground was very peaceful. Swimming in the Seven Sisters Springs is very refreshing. All of the campground personnel were very friendly. The camp sites are grass and dirt. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of our favorite campgrounds in Florida. Off the beaten path, quiet, and a river that is abounding with wildlife. There is a boat ramp in the campground where you can rent canoes and kayaks. You can paddle down secluded creeks, and view the Seven Sisters springs that feed the river; or travel down the river itself to the gulf. Look out for manatees, alligators, dolphins, fish, and a myriad of birds. The campground is under new management, and has built a brand new shower/restroom/laundry building that is kept spotlessly clean. The sites are large and sheltered under huge live oak trees. On a practical note, there is a Publix near by, a Wal-Mart 3 miles north, and a major shopping area 20 minutes south. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is clean and not to hard getting in and out. There are a few sites which are tight. There was a pack of dogs at one site which sounded like the hounds of hell. The office manager did finally act and evicted them. We where the the 7 site to complain about the dogs. There manager was a bit snippy about the complaint stating if you are hear to bitch about he dogs I am working on it, and it was in a non joking way. The showers where not clean. We rented canoes from up the road, $13 per boat verse $30 per boat at the camp store. Over all Nice place for a weekend get away. Oh there was live music which was nice on Saturday night down on the docks. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a very quiet campground. Sites were large and fairly level. Loved the drive to the store where you could see the river. No discounts of any kind for camping so a little pricey. Would stay here again. We stayed 2 nights. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are fairly close together. Bring your own firewood as they do not sell nor provide any. I thought it was a bit pricey at $40.41 including tax--but I was happy to have a place to stay. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a decent campground but it could use more attention by staff. The bathrooms were rarely cleaned and often without toilet paper. Not all sites at the campground have full hook ups, and the tent sites relied on the bathroom facilities. I had requested full hookups but was told there were none available when I made my reservation, however there were full hookup sites empty during my entire stay. Fortunately I had brought a portable septic storage tank which I relied on during my one week stay so I did not have to use the bathroom facilities. Laundry facility is available and wash/dry charges reasonable. The no se-ums were horrible and I learned from other campers that this had been an ongoing problem. Not much the campground staff can do about that I guess. My site was large and fairly level. There were no privacy barriers between the sites but there was space. The campground is adjacent to a boat ramp providing access to the Chassahowitzka River. Excellent area to kayak as well as great location to Crystal River area. This is a big plus for staying at the campground. I would stay again if in the area. We camped at Chassahowitzka River Campground in a Motorhome.

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