5 RV Parks near Kenansville, Florida
Aug 2016 - $18.00
I agree with prior reviews. Its not likely you will just be in the neighborhood and stop for a while at this location. You have to be headed here, as it's out in the country.
Got pull-through site in partial shade. Plenty of room. 115 volts with a/c running. No cable but got 56 channels on antenna at 350 deg. magnetic. Got satellite easily, but could be a problem on some sites. Fishing pier.
Its all about fishing and quite. If you need it, you better bring it with you. Passport America member. Nice location. - Libby
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Nice no frills RV Park. Boating and fishing is the theme at this park. The park is clean and has a friendly staff along with guests. Located off the main path, not many stores close by so stock- up before you arrive. The park has many big trees, weeping willow type and the grounds are natural. The park is pet friendly and wide open space. Free WIFI is a bit spotty, we have our own so it switched back and forth. We did use our Dish for TV so that was not a problem even with all the trees. We were able to get 40 something local channels off the antenna. No cable. There is a little store with some snacks and such. The park has many park models, but most must be snowbirds as the park was extremely quiet in August. Our plan was to stay 1 night and we stayed 3. Picnic table was brought to our site shortly after we registered without even asking. We would stay here again. - rdmike
Mar 2012 - $37.00
We stayed here for an overnight stop on the way to Ft. Lauderdale. It's about a 20 minute drive from the Turnpike but relatively easy to get to. There are limited pull through spots for overnight/short term stays. We couldn't get satellite reception due to the trees and there is no cable connection even though there is a cable wire at the hookup. No antennae TV available either. It's a very pretty and well kept park but there is nothing to do unless you fish and nothing close by. It was nice and quiet for an overnight stay. We would stay here again if traveling to South Florida. - dickens
Dec 2017 - $80.00
River Ranch RV Resort is an ownership RV resort in the Westgate River Ranch resort development. While many owners leave their rigs permanently at their site, several others put their sites into the rental pool when they are not using them. Since each site is privately owned, each one is different in terms of set-up and layout, however all are first class. River Ranch RV Resort is co-located with the Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo timeshare facility. Both are owned and operated by Westgate and form one integrated complex, but each is ran separately. Thus, when booking, make sure you have the correct location since the timeshare facility also offers RV sites, however they are "no frills" and lack sewer. Also, while owners and renters at River Ranch RV Resort can use the timeshare amenities on the property (including a petting zoo, "adventure park," marina, and full-service restaurant), they do not receive any discounts. While the rates here are expensive, the overall experience made it worth it. We definitely plan to return. - AF_Pilot
Aug 2017 - $75.00
River Ranch is a very very nice location. We got a rental in phase 3 - the shaded/landscaped section. There is also water front/no shade phase 5. Phase 1 & 2 are older park models with the signs of the past. I got the impression some people live here year round or just come on vacations. Office staff very outgoing and helpful. Check in parking is kind of confusing as you park in the middle of the road. Its a walk back to the office. Best to call ahead. Site had a beautiful lush landscape with paving, seating and trees. Huge cable, wifi extra cost and no att cell. Pool open with repairs going on. Long horn cattle and buffalo to be seen. Some things closed except on weekend this time of year. Bring a book. - Libby
Jun 2017 - $50.00
We love, love River Ranch. The sites are individually owned, and some are in the rental pool. They range from no shade all the way up to lots of shade. However, there is lush landscaping between most sites. The place is very clean and well kept. There's tons to do...pool, airboat rides, swamp buggy rides, mini golf, golf, petting farm, horseback rides, zip line, Saturday night rodeo with street dance, Friday night line dancing in the saloon...some free and some cost $. There's a little "town" with a western motiff that has a general store, post office, laundromat, etc. The prices in the general store are a little high. It also has ice cream, sandwiches, etc. There's a restaurant, and the food was excellent. Walmart is a straight drive up Hwy 60 and is 30 minutes away, so is doable if staying a longer time and need groceries. The rate reflects a weekly rate. We only live 45 minutes away and have been here many times. We'll definitely be back. - Gayle E.
Feb 2018 - $8.00
This was our first visit to the park. My first thought after we left the black top roads to travel on the dirt road into the park was that we made a terrible mistake. The road surface was washboard, we had to slow to 5 MPH so as not to destroy the motor home. Any faster was unbearable. However once in the park, our outlook changed for the better. The park is wonderful, quiet and relaxing. There are lots of hiking trails and plenty of nature to view. It is wide open country. The prairie has plenty of wet lands, even in the dry winter months. I would suspect the summer months would be untenable with thunder storms and rain. Our site was grass in open sun, but most sites are tree covered. The sites in our loop had just 20 and 30 amp service. The bath house and showers were new and clean. Dump station was near by. While we were there the staff scraped the road to remove the wash board. We departed three days later and the washboard was returning. We slowed to 5 MPH and was now used to the speed. The distance at this speed was about two miles. We enjoyed our time here and will definitely return. - Nautilus
Dec 2017 - $20.00
You really need to enjoy nature at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, because that's all there is to do here. Extremely quiet, peaceful, and isolated. We saw deer, gators, feral pigs, a thousand different bird species, and more. Heard coyotes at night - uncomfortably closely while stargazing away from camp in the early morning! Took the buggy tour, with an excellent tour guide, not to be missed if you're here that time of year... and I would recommend considering carefully when you do come. The prairie is to a great extent seasonal wetlands, and in the summer/fall many trails would be underwater; I imagine the bugs would be quite something then too. The stargazing can be hit-and-miss, as we found; the full moon is beautiful but it blots out the sky pretty thoroughly. You don't just walk in and see the Milky Way anytime, despite the dark sky designation. Beyond the nature spotting & stargazing, activities- even in the vicinity outside the park - are sparse. We had fun with the family, but at times couldn't shake the feeling that we were disturbing everyone else from their tranquility with our noisy three kids. All in all, it's a beautiful place, as are most Florida state parks, but it'll probably be a little while down the road until we return. - Spiffe
Mar 2017 - $8.00
Level, wide, sand/shell sites. Friendly, informative staff. Clean facilities and park. Quiet, quiet park, with miles of hiking/biking trails. Trails are mostly in the open prairie (wet and dry prairies) and a couple in a hammock. Good wildlife viewing: deer, caracara and turkies in campground. Birds, gators, wild pigs along trails and in sloughs. If you like night skies with no light polution this is the place to be. Florida's first Dark Sky park. There are 3 camping areas: family (standard site setup), equestrian (corral), astronomy (no trees). Excellent park, well maintained. We've been here several times in various months. Like late October, early November best. - GDoug
Jan 2018 - $26.00
We own an Airstream and like to stay at Airstream parks but this place does not allow pets. So we had to stay elsewhere but we did drive through to check it out. Row after row of concrete. The site are very close, concrete pad, concrete patio, concrete 2 track for your vehicle. A couple of strips of grass. No trees or landscaping. But it looked to be very clean. There is a tiny aerated pond. I'd guess half the units are Airstream and some of those were very unkempt. The rest were SOB and the park was nearly full. As we entered the park in our vehicle, some woman YELLED at us that dogs are not allowed (one of our dogs was looking out the back window). As we had no intention of letting the dogs out of the truck, we continued on - and this person continued to YELL at us until we were out of earshot. Uncharacteristically mean for an Airstream Park. I think this place has some advantages, it is low cost and very clean. But it's not for us. - janci
Mar 2017 - $25.00
A very clean maintained park. All campers backed in at the same distance making the rows look nice. Parking for your car is right beside your camper. RV and car is parked on cement. Lots of nice grass. It is a Air Stream park, but will take other campers. NO shower house. But a nice big club house with restrooms. Some activities. Everything is close by at Melbourne. They do not except mail at the office, but have their own post office, if you know your address/street number. Will stay here again. No picnic tables provided. Sewer connection is under the RV when you back in. No pull throughs. This park is now for the big rigs, as the sites were shorter. Our motor home is 35 foot and had no trouble, but bigger RV's would. Call first to check. - consmith
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Older park in quiet area, designed for older travel trailers but accommodates newer RV's. Immaculately clean, manicured and maintained. Good spacing between sites. Sites have separate driveway for tow vehicles placed beside RV. - Scenic Cruiser
Jun 2016 - $40.00
The water is often cut off. So if you don't fill your fresh water tank, your out of luck. When they do a water treatment, they often use too much chlorine. One day they did it and I had a full blown asthma attack while taking a shower. Luckily there's a hospital nearby. I confronted the manager and she apologized, but did nothing about it. I ended up using my fresh water tank for showers until the chlorine smell went away (which was about a day or so). The maintenance crew consists of two men well into their 70's. The lawns looks terrible, it has big brown blotchy spots everywhere. Plus tons of ants. The rules that we were given were not enforced. There are a few blind corners, in which I've almost had accidents at. They have dangerous picnic tables (rotted and falling apart).
The residents are pretty nice and helpful, they've mentioned that this park owner isn't very attentive to the park (They've had a few owners). They have said since the new owners have had it, that they've raised the rent, but don't upgrade the park.
The spots are close together, so if you and your neighbor have your windows open, you're going to hear each other's conversations. It's a very quiet place though.
They use to have WiFi for $20/mo, but the person taking care of it said that the park owner no longer wanted to deal with it. So it was removed. The pool is not heated. Their bathrooms aren't very clean. Also there is a gentleman who is always at the public bathroom area. Whenever my wife went to use the bathroom, a man would constantly hit on her. I told the manager about this and she said she would talk to him, but that didn't stop him. The park easily floods. If you don't own a car that is high off the ground, you run a serious chance of your car flooding. I've heard (from the residents) that when the owner comes to visit, she's very short with them and has been known to insult some of them. - Mike Thomas
May 2016 - $40.00
This is not a 55+ RV park, though the mobile home section of the park is. [Admin Note: Called the park and was told that those under 55 were welcome "for a night or two".] The park grounds are beautiful, but the electric, cable connections, bathrooms and laundry are not maintained and are in need of updating. The water here is HORRIBLE. My trailer's sinks, shower, and dishes are heavily coated with limescale deposits. My sewer pipe was full of iron deposit. The electric breakers constantly blew, the water was shut off often without notice due to leaks on the property and sewer back-ups and leaks were common. The residents are very cliquish, and management does nothing to foster good neighboring. Park rules are discriminately applied and most people ignore them all together, unless their neighbor is breaking a rule, which gets promptly reported to management. Most of the trailers here are older models and the sites are close together. There are no pull-through sites and the newer, bigger rigs have trouble backing into sites. There is no park-wide Wi-Fi; it's only available at the clubhouse, which is closed in summer. No picnic table at the site. The park was quite noisy, dirty, and run-down. - CoachCouple
Mar 2016 - $35.00
This is our fifth trip to this park. Very quiet, close to the beaches and shopping in Melbourne. - melvingregory